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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 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.
If you’re doing things the way you always have, you know by now that someone, somewhere is figuring out how to make you obsolete. One of the easiest ways to spark a culture of high performance is through new technology tools.
Completing work on the go from a phone or tablet should improve your productivity and tenant service delivery – not waste time waiting for screens to load, dragging and resizing, and pushing buttons too small for fingers.
This month’s customer spotlight shines on Chad Miller, Assistant Property Manager, Harsch Investment Properties in San Francisco, where he started over 8 years ago as a temporary receptionist.
Building Engines SVP Scott Sidman recently guest posted on Duke Long’s blog. Check out his piece: “Is a Broker a Salesperson? Or… What Can CRE Learn About Sales & Marketing From a Technology Company?”
We’re excited to be attending and sponsoring BOMA Boston’s annual Fallfest, which takes place tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston.
This month’s customer spotlight shines on Rosa Smith, Property Services Manager at Colliers International – Atlanta. Rosa has been with the CRE company for nearly 10 years and has seamlessly led the Atlanta division through a software switch to Building Engines.
Benchmarking is the process of comparing one’s business processes and performance metrics to industry best practices from other similar companies. The metrics that are typically analyzed are those that focus on efficiency, reducing costs, and improving performance.
Building Engines is excited to announce that we’ve upgraded our current preventive maintenance (PM) library to one based on recommendations from the General Services Administration (GSA).
Your company just bought new property management software, and like any new purchase, you want to take it out for a spin. But unlike say… a new 2014 Maserati GranTurismo that only needs a lead foot and a tank of gas to operate, your property management platform offers you a multitude of ways to get started – which can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed. Luckily, I’m here to steer you in the right direction.
A well-worn aphorism tells us that “if you’re not moving forward, you’re moving backwards” – a notion that presupposes that the world – your world, your business, and your competition – are always moving. So you too must move with them, or better yet ahead of them, if you plan to succeed. In business, change is a synonym for movement, so if you are not fostering change, then you are standing still.
Yep, it’s that time of year again. That time when there aren’t enough hours in the day and crunching numbers never seems to end… It’s Budget Season. In case you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, check out our budget checklist below to make sure you’ll be nailing your targets for the year ahead.
When it comes to commercial real estate, having the right plan and people in place are essential for running a productive, stand-out building. Planning normally begins with budget season in the fall and rolls into the winter months as management and engineers strategize their game plans for the upcoming year.
A recent spate of articles and blog posts has done a great job chronicling the rise of technology usage in all areas of commercial real estate. However, an ancillary topic I have yet to see addressed is the recognition by CRE technology buyers of the implications of the relationships between their recently added and legacy technology purchases.