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The Truth About That "Happily Ever After" Moment

The Truth About That “Happily Ever After” Moment

Purchasing a property management platform is a lot like building a relationship. It takes dedication, effort, and the desire and ability to achieve common goals.

Who's the Oldest Surviving CRE Dynasty in NYC?

Who’s the Oldest Surviving CRE Dynasty in NYC?

Bisnow recently provided some fun facts for your next dinner party – New York City’s 10 oldest surviving commercial real estate dynasties. Who topped the list? Keep reading to find out and click here to view all 10.

Service Delivery Secrets I’ve Stolen from our Clients

Service Delivery Secrets I’ve Stolen from our Clients

I’m always embarrassed when our marketing folks ask me to pen something on CRE best practices – largely because I’ve only spent a few years in CRE (way too many in B2B technology) and so, inevitably, I plagiarize the comments and thoughts of some of the clients and prospects I’ve met with recently.

Stop Drowning in "PM Debt!"

Stop Drowning in “PM Debt!”

A Preventive Maintenance (PM) Program that overloads your maintenance staff and vendors with unnecessary tasks will result in dismal completion rates – ultimately resulting in backlog of maintenance, equipment failures and unhappy tenants.

What Our Preventive Maintenance Software Data is Telling Us

What Our Preventive Maintenance Software Data is Telling Us

I’ve lived in New England for the majority of my life. Known for its beautiful fall foliage, cold snowy winters, wet green springs (and the pollen that comes with it), and, of course, hot (often muggy) summer months.

Top 3 Tips to Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

Top 3 Tips to Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

This summer is set to be more extreme than prior years, with more frequent above-90-degree days on the East Coast while the drought in the West continues to expand.

3 Ways to Manage Your Vendors with Property Management Software

3 Ways to Manage Your Vendors with Property Management Software

Property management platforms provide you with a simple way to virtually mange your vendors on both the web and mobile devices, allowing you to interact with a vendor company, or specific vendor employee instantaneously.

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Partner

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Partner

It’s clearly an imperative today for many property management teams to adapt their approach and processes to meet the demands and expectations of modern tenants and owners and the information age.

Don't Let COI Tracking Become a Full Time Job

Don’t Let COI Tracking Become a Full Time Job

If you’re trying to manage your buildings certificates of insurance using a spreadsheet and filing cabinet, KEEP READING! This blog is for you. With the pace of life in the 21st century, who has time to review the tenant and vendor COI spreadsheet to identify the expirations, reach out to your designated contact, follow up, […]

CRE Tech Startups: Timing is Everything

CRE Tech Startups: Timing is Everything

As a 14 year old technology “startup,” we regularly have conversations about our company’s history, trajectory and in particular, the factors that have led to our success and longevity.

Three Steps to Turning Raw Data into Actionable Intelligence

Three Steps to Turning Raw Data into Actionable Intelligence

Data technology and analysis is necessary now more than ever because of the changing demands of decision makers and the increasing amount of data available. But property data is meaningless unless it empowers your team to take action, make operational improvements, or improve service delivery. So what can you do to ensure your team is able to manage by exception?

5 Ways to Use Technology to Reduce Loss in Your Property

5 Ways to Use Technology to Reduce Loss in Your Property

The operational risks to a commercial property are many – at every turn is an opportunity for a slip-and-fall, a hazardous material leak, an uninsured vendor, or… worse. To compound that, the expectations and legal requirements that property teams are not only required to do, but also need to do, to prepare for emergencies and protect themselves from liability are high.

And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is…

We’re excited crown McKinley Ricks, Chief Engineer, Divaris Property Management as the 2015 Maintenance Hero!

Takeaways from IREM NYC 2015

Takeaways from IREM NYC 2015

If it’s March, it means that we’re finally heading out of winter (please) and it’s also time for the IREM Asset & Property Management Conference in New York. Building Engines was proud to continue our support of the event as a sponsor and I had the privilege again to participate as a panelist – and this year, to moderate a panel as well.

A CRE Social Strategy is Not an Option

A CRE Social Strategy is Not an Option

A reality of the joy of business travel (note sarcastic tone here), especially in the winter, are the inevitable flight delays, missed connections and cancellations. Getting stuck in one of these situations usually results in a mad dash with your fellow travelers to the customer service desk or taking your place in on-hold hell while your already low phone battery dwindles down to reserve power.