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As a modern software as a service (SaaS) company, we are always improving. Recent evidence of that is the release of Version 2.0 of its Inspections Manager! This is the second major enhancement to our Inspection tool that provides the most feature-rich mobile inspections solution on the market. – This update helps turns inspections data into actionable […]
As a provider of property management and tenant services software, we live and breathe data. We thrive on helping property management teams get a grasp of what to do with “all that information”. So we are very excited for the opportunity to educate the masses about how to turn all that information into useful data. […]
Over a decade ago, when we first released our Property and Tenant Management System, it felt like we were standing alone on a soap box with a megaphone trying to inform the CRE masses of the infinite value that technology can bring to operations and tenant service. Back then, we heard a lot of push […]
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.
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.
Building Engines released a new whitepaper, “Property and Tenant Management Systems: The High Cost of Maintaining the Status Quo,” that outlines the increasing percentage of real estate managers that are utilizing technology to maintain a competitive advantage and what is really at stake by relying on outdated and sub-par systems.
A two-story office building in Bradenton, Florida, sat empty for five years after construction was completed, according to the Bradenton Herald. Five. Long. Years. The national recession and lack of business lending by local banks kept a number of companies from moving into the facility. Every office complex will deal with its share of vacancies, which can hurt the property’s value and make it difficult to stay ahead of expenses. Certain tools can help to not only rent offices but also keep tenants satisfied so that turnover is reduced. Lots of apple turnover, good. Lots of tenant turnover, bad.
The general wear and tear on a building can create some unsafe working conditions. Electrical wiring may become frayed or damaged, increasing the risk of a fire, or walkways may become pitted and rough, boosting the chance of a visitor tripping and being injured. These issues needs to be dealt with for effective building management, but sometimes the construction process can create difficulties… and sometimes cursing… for tenants.
In light of a major snowstorm sweeping from D.C. to Chicago (and wreaking havoc on flight schedules), it becomes fairly evident that we can’t always control Mother Nature – and boy can she be pain in the butte! There’s little we can do when she decides to wintry mix it up – much to the chagrin of those who are accustomed to modern transportation or power. However, how building managers respond to severe weather can greatly influence the safety and quality of operations.
Building Engines announced that Senior Vice President, Scott Sidman, will participate in three exciting speaking engagements at key commercial industry conferences in 2013:
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Building Operations Symposium
BOMA International Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Facilities Conference
BOMA International Every Building Conference & Expo.
To stay on top of maintenance issues, building managers may need to conduct regular inspections of their properties.
Monitoring work orders and repair requests allows building managers to allocate their resources more effectively, which can help reduce overall maintenance costs
Construction spending is rising, indicating higher demand for new buildings and low interest rates are attracting new investors. Improvements can be found in every sector of the industry, from residential to commercial.
The property manager that prepares ahead of time for weather-based emergencies is the property manager with happy tenants- and software is often the key to both preparedness and efficient crisis response.
Building Engines announced over the weekend their plans to launch BuildingConnect, an affordable, fully branded, and easy to maintain website solution for commercial property owners and managers. Offering attractive design themes complemented by powerful search, communication and management tools, BuildingConnect will allow individual properties to manage their brand, showcase their amenities and service, and drive tenant engagement.