Building Engines Blog | Work Order
Are you going through the Preventive Maintenance (PM) motions, but behind the scenes there is nightmare of overdue tasks, emergency repairs and a frazzled engineering team? Or worse, maybe you’re not even sure what’s happening behind the scenes?
Let me start off by saying that I think the Kingsley Survey is an incredibly important tool for owners and manager to asses tenant satisfaction. It’s the holy grail of tenant surveys. And it’s great for just that – taking a look back at the year and giving an overall assessment. But humor me for a minute as I point out a few ways I think it falls short, why it should be one piece of a comprehensive performance management strategy, and why I want to challenge you and your team track tenant satisfaction day-to day in your building(s).
Your company just bought new property management software, and like any new purchase, you want to take it out for a spin. But unlike say… a new 2014 Maserati GranTurismo that only needs a lead foot and a tank of gas to operate, your property management platform offers you a multitude of ways to get started – which can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed. Luckily, I’m here to steer you in the right direction.
In any highly competitive commercial real estate market, where location and price are relatively equal, building owners and managers need to differentiate from other options on the basis of amenities and service in order to retain tenants, attract new ones, and drive profitability. As the economy continues to improve and development picks up, the battle for business will only get tougher, and the same old approach to service doesn’t provide the leverage property owners and managers need to stand out.
Space management? Isn’t that a just leasing “thing”? Not anymore! Property management software and space management have been courting each other for a while now and have officially decided to tie the knot. Sorry, leasing.
We are excited to announce high adoption and usage numbers of the new tenant satisfaction and feedback tools recently added to our Work Order Manager. The new functionality closes the feedback loop allowing tenants to submit service requests online, track the progress of work in real-time, and provide feedback at any point along the way with […]
Building management software help commercial real estate firms improve communication, which is an essential part of managing productive teams.
To stay on top of maintenance issues, building managers may need to conduct regular inspections of their properties.
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.
Building Engines announced unparalleled enhancements to its Inspections Manager that will provide the most feature-rich mobile inspections solution available. Unique to the market, proprietary inspections features include photo attachment, work order integration, and a direct connection with building and equipment records.
It’s almost 2013 and you’re getting your ugly sweater and annual planning on. As you prepare your business for the future, one plan you can’t leave out is your mobile strategy. 2012 taught us that workers, tenants and prospects all operate with the expectation that information can be accessed in real-time. The solution is a mobile strategy aimed towards increasing efficiency and communication.
Peek “under the hood” at the industry’s leading Property Operations Software! Learn how Building Engines clients use the platform’s web-based (and mobile!) tools to improve service delivery, maintenance, and ultimately, NOI.
Commerce Real Estate Solutions today announced the selection of Building Engines to replace a legacy system throughout their entire portfolio. The organization, which manages over four million square feet of commercial, retail and industrial property and is among the top commercial real estate brokerage firms in the Inter-mountain and Pacific Northwest region, wanted to significantly upgrade the level of functionality, reliability and service provided by their current operations management provider.
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.
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.