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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.
Sure, you may have poise, grace and beauty, but does your building have have what really matters (note: looking good in a bikini does not make the list)? Does it have what it takes to join the stage of the top performers in operations and management?
We all head into the New Year having wrapped up our planning and budgets. There are things we have clear insight into and then there’s things like Second Barrel Syndrome that just happen. There’s no avoiding them, but you have to anticipate and leave room for them.
It’s a new year and new you – with the same need to improve operations and tenant service. As we shelf 2012 and delve into 2013, here’s a look back at our most popular educational content and resources from the past year.
In an effort to educate members on the technology trends shaping the future of property management and building service workers, SEIU 32BJ Training Fund has announced the addition of a “Running a Building with a Computer” class as part of its 2012-2013 course catalog. The class, offered six times per year and co-taught by a subject matter expert and computer expert, allows students to dive into the day-to-day use of Building Engines – a comprehensive web-based real estate operations management system. Throughout the course, students will explore the platform’s online and mobile tools for managing key areas of operations, including tenant service, maintenance, risk and life safety and communications.
For a business decision maker, return on investment is key to any decision. As attractive the practicality of the technology, it has to work from a financial perspective. In this post, I’ll outline where you’ll see the payback from investing in a mobile property management strategy.
Mobile property management is a new business reality. Real estate operations that provide property managers and field personnel with mobile access to applications and data are more productive, deliver better customer service, are better informed, and can respond more nimbly to changes in their operating environment.
In our recent webinar, Preparing for the (Not So Distant) Mobile Future, three panelists discussed what the mobile future holds and how businesses should move forward in light of the changing environment. My main takeaway from the discussion was how mobile strategies are becoming such a pivotal part of organizations, but are often daunting with so many important factors to consider as part of its planning and implementation. We decided to compile the panelists’ insights to create a Quick-Start Guide to implementing a mobile strategy. Check out the highlights below.
There’s more on 2012’s calendar than the Mayan Apocalypse – it less morbidly marks the Franklin Part Zoo’s 100th year of providing laughs, tapir calves and giraffes to the public. A cool century ago in October 2012, the Franklin Park Zoo opened in Boston and has since grown to include several exhibits (hedgehogs, prairie dogs, cockatoos and kangaroos!) featuring over 220 species of animals. Throughout the years the zoo has survived changes in management as well as difficult economic times, yet has always been able to evolve with the times in order to keep themselves on top.
Technology providers understand that often the single biggest obstacle to making significant improvements in a clients business is the fear and inherent resistance to change. And it’s completely understandable. It’s human nature. We all get comfortable and like our routine processes and ways of doing things that we’ve grown accustomed to. It’s the fear of the unknown, and in the case of business and technology, most often the “where will I find the time to learn and implement something new?” fear that keeps us from getting better.
With trailers for Taken 2 bombarding TVs across America and people awaiting the second coming of the man with a “particular set of skills,” the stage is set to talk about your particular set of skills, the ones you’ve acquired over a career.
Building Engines today announced the upcoming release of a next generation mobile app (BE Mobile) as an extension to its Property and Tenant Management Platform. Leveraging new and powerful mobile technology, Building Engines’ enhanced mobility platform combines the independence and power of an “onboard” mobile application with the depth and flexibility of its core operations management solution.
On June 26th, 92 regional winners were recognized and competed in 14 categories for the highest honor as an International TOBY Award recipient. Several of our valued clients were among these ranks, receiving nominations in the prestigious International Awards categories.
Do you have the best strategy for taking down noobs in your favorite video game? Perhaps not, but as an ardent gamer, I can tell you it’s not much different in the real world. In fact, I’ll tell you how to put your gaming skills to use at the office. Maybe the time you spent online last night didn’t escape into a nerdy abyss, but will help you in the future!
A picture says a thousand words, but a good GIF… just makes us laugh. Here’s the sequel to our last Funny Friday: Property Management Moments in GIFs, an homage to the prolific tumblr WhatShouldWeCallMe.