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The Truth About That "Happily Ever After" Moment

The Truth About That “Happily Ever After” Moment

Purchasing a property management platform is a lot like building a relationship. It takes dedication, effort, and the desire and ability to achieve common goals.

Are You a CRE Tech Laggard?

Are You a CRE Tech Laggard?

You clearly understand the value of a building operations system and are able to evaluate the basic features and functions you need at a minimum in order to operate. But how can you determine if your current process and/or provider is limiting your ability to truly impact operational performance?

CRE Tech Startups: Timing is Everything

CRE Tech Startups: Timing is Everything

As a 14 year old technology “startup,” we regularly have conversations about our company’s history, trajectory and in particular, the factors that have led to our success and longevity.

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is a Video Worth?

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is a Video Worth?

As more and more commercial real estate companies take advantage of social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to reach prospective tenants, there’s another technology tool making a name for itself in the industry: video.

CRE and Big Data – Get "Comfy" with Some Practical Applications

CRE and Big Data – Get “Comfy” with Some Practical Applications

In our latest podcast, Building Engines SVP Scott Sidman is joined by Lindsay Baker, VP of Business Development, Building Robotics, creator of the Comfy app.

Take 5 with Carl Kenney

Take 5 with Carl Kenney

This month’s customer spotlight shines on Carl Kenney, Vice President of R.J. Kelly Companies. From its modest beginnings as a residential homebuilder in 1951, R.J. Kelly Companies has since developed over five million square feet of commercial space, along with several hundred homes and condominiums, throughout New England.

9 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Data

9 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Data

Your business, like your life, is surrounded by legions of data of varying shapes, sizes, values and heritage. Finding your dream data requires the same skills you use in a courtship. Okay, so the impetus and methods may be different, but the identical instincts and judgments apply. Here are 9 secrets to success: Finding your […]

Take 5 with Rosa Smith

Take 5 with Rosa Smith

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.

"What Should Our Performance Benchmarks Be?"

“What Should Our Performance Benchmarks Be?”

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.

Hit the Bullseye This Budget Season

Hit the Bullseye This Budget Season

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.

Building Engines Takes Home Three "Tops in Technology" Awards

Building Engines Takes Home Three “Tops in Technology” Awards

Building Engines is excited to announce that we earned three 2014 Tops in Technology Awards from Commercial Property Executive, a leading integrated resource for executives and companies that own, invest in, develop, lease and/or manage commercial real estate.

CRE Tech Clears the Chasm

CRE Tech Clears the Chasm

If you’ve been thinking about buying real estate technology – then you’re too late. The “thinking” ended long ago and the buying, using, innovating, and mobilizing are well under way.

A Company & Property That “Get It”

A Company & Property That “Get It”

Sometimes I miss important, relevant things I should be aware of. Such is the case with one of our long-time clients, Paradigm Properties. I quite accidentally stumbled upon the fantastic marketing program Paradigm developed for their 101 Tremont Street property today.

Real Estate Technology on Display at Hacker Challenge in NYC

Real Estate Technology on Display at Hacker Challenge in NYC

Real estate technology startups shined at RE|Tech’s first annual Hacker Challenge, held at WeWork Charging Bull in New York City on June 24.

Spectrum’s headquarters in Franklin, TN

Take 5 with Inger Jackson

This month’s customer spotlight shines on Inger Jackson of Spectrum | Emery, a CRE services company that leases and manages eight Class A office buildings in Franklin, TN.