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Growth in several key industries is helping the commercial real estate market bounce back quickly, but the additional activity could make it difficult for buyers to secure the properties they want.
Skilled workers are proving difficult for construction companies to find, which could have a number of significant effects on the commercial building management sector.
In it’s April Issue, Commercial Property Executive announced the winners of the 2013 Tops in Technology Awards. Winners were selected by Commercial Property Executive readers for their ability to provide flexible customization, competitive pricing and the most innovative solutions, all backed by superior customer support.
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.
The commercial real estate market is showing improvement in most markets, but the slow economic growth has limited the ability of companies to add jobs.
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.
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.
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?
Property Managers, just remember as you cajole an angry tenant, work late into the night and deal with that burst pipe/flooding/slip and fall/electrical issue, that you, yes you, are among the happiest. As you juggle day-to-day operations, managing clients and vendors and business goals, do you often feel a smile creep across your face?
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.
Working for a private company, it is easy to become narrowly focused – focused on the people who buy and use your product. It’s kind of like election goggles. You become focused on solving specific and immediate problems, cutting costs and applying technology to real world situations – things with tangible and foreseeable results. I was lucky enough that James decided to incorporate the product that I support (Building Engines) into the curriculum, giving me the opportunity to watch people interact and learn about my product from a purely educational standpoint.
Halloween costumes have long included many professions – policemen, nurses, presidents, etc. But amidst all the cats, pirates and princesses last night, I saw no love for property management. So to help you out for next year, here’s a little inspiration:
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.
We’ve all heard of online profiles for dating, businesses and even pets. But an online profile for a building? With social networking expanding so rapidly, is it that far fetched? Riggs Kubiak, Cody Roberts, and Garrett Kubiak don’t think so. These three young guns have developed Honest Buildings, a software platform dedicated strictly to real estate networking and simpler property management. The new site already features profiles for over 700,000 buildings across the U.S., complete with pictures, reviews, ratings, square footage, projects completed, as well as the people connected to the building. So how exactly does this network help those in the commercial real estate industry? Making that special connection.