Operations & Management
Building Engines Blog | Operations & Management
I’m just back from our Executive Advisory Board Client Summit held in Atlanta this week and reflecting a bit on the many conversations and takeaways from an intense and exciting couple of days. The format we prepared included the usual items for these types of events such as product road map reviews, infrastructure and technology […]
Businesses that are hoping to bolster customer satisfaction may wish to focus internally first. 1to1 Media notes that organizations with higher levels of engaged workers are more likely to generate positive experiences for their clients. The source states that companies with above average customer service have moderately or highly engaged 75 percent of their employees, compared […]
When managing a commercial real estate property, it is important to take time out to look past the immediate day-to-day fire drills and think long-term. Anticipating vacancies, renovations and other problems well in advance gives building managers the ability to develop plans to overcome these kinds of situations. Unfortunately, a recent survey by Jones Lang LaSalle found that […]
In the roundtable discussion, The Incredibly Expanding Job: Changing Demands & Skill Sets of Real Estate Managers, five panelists addressed such issues and the impact emerging technologies have on the position.
A growing number of owners recognize the potential in property and tenant management tools. Rather than view these tools only of concern to property managers, savvy owners recognize that operations management platforms can help them boost the value of their assets.
Building management software help commercial real estate firms improve communication, which is an essential part of managing productive teams.
Working in commercial real estate can be tough, even dismal and dreary at times. Looking at pictures of precious baby animals is not. You have to juggle dealing with disconnected vendors, angry tenants, frustrated maintenance staff, and ornery engineers – and you don’t always hear what you want to. Inspired by postcards from “Grandma’s Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals,” we’ve decided to soften some of the difficult situations that arise in commercial real estate by blasting your eyes with cuteness.
Building managers could benefit from ensuring they have proper coverage for their properties as the high costs of damage within impacted areas is causing an increase in insurance premiums.
Rising employment rates are one of the main drivers of the commercial real estate sector. As businesses hire more workers, they will require additional office space and seek to further expand their operations.
These days, the buyer is in control. Unlike previous generations, prospective tenants have the tools to instantly research and compare their buying decisions – without so much as leaving the couch or picking up the phone. According to Intelius, 78% of B2b consumers believe that it is very important to look up information about businesses online before deciding to interact with them. You’re likely making your first impression before you ever meet them.
With the technology available to most businesses, employees can work closely with someone and never meet face to face. This has become the reality for many workers across the country, to the point where 40 percent of people have collaborated on a project with someone they have never met, according to a new study by TrackVia.
As the mobile movement continues into the future, property managers will need to keep up with the latest trends, but for now it is safe to say that BYOD is a strategy that will save you both time and money while increasing productivity.
Monitoring work orders and repair requests allows building managers to allocate their resources more effectively, which can help reduce overall maintenance costs
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Do you have trouble expressing the depths of your fiery passion for assets, your flight of fancy for facilities, your love affair with property management? In honor of St. Valentine today, I’m going to show you just how romantic building operations can be. An industry-specific pick-up line is the best way to woo your S.O. and demonstrate how your ardent adoration burns hot – within the confines of fire & life safety regulations of course.