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High-Rise Office Space to be in Demand Over Next Year

Date: Monday, May 6, 2013

High-Rise Office Space to be in Demand Over Next Year Demand for office space is expected to grow in the coming years, even as construction of commercial properties struggles to meet that demand. Jones Lang LaSalle's Spring 2013 United States Skyline Review stated that options for tenants will shrink in the coming year, as development of new...

Property Managers Need a Variety of Skills to Succeed

Date: Monday, March 4, 2013

Property Managers Need a Variety of Skills to Succeed Commercial buildings often become a central part of local communities. Businesses come and go, but the facilities and often their managers remain. It is the care and maintenance of these properties that often determine the overall success of the local economy. Poor management causes buildings...

Improve Workplace Safety with Risk Management

Date: Monday, February 25, 2013

Improve Workplace Safety with Risk Management While caring for a commercial building, there are many times when a maintenance worker or building manager may be working alone. During these situations, an accident can become much more dangerous, as there is no one else to call for help if the employee is seriously harmed. Addressing these situations...

Expand Your Firm with Building Engines Software

Date: Monday, May 6, 2013

Expand your Property Management Firm with Building Engines Software Consumers and businesses are gaining confidence in the economy, which is encouraging many organizations to begin investing in their future. The Department of Labor recently announced that unemployment claims dropped during the third week of February, giving economists hope that...

BE-Mobile Launches to Record Start

Date: Monday, February 4, 2013

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OPERATIONS APP, BE-MOBILE, LAUNCHES TO RECORD START Building Engines, global provider of comprehensive web-based and mobile property and tenant management solutions, announced the successful release of its next generation mobile app (BE-Mobile). The App...

Property & Tenant Website Survey

Date: Monday, February 4, 2013

Benchmark Survey: Property & Tenant Websites Your current and prospective tenants operate in an online world. Is your website presence helping you attract, retain, service and communicate with them? Take the Building Engines Property & Tenant Website...

Benchmark Report: Property Websites for CRE

Date: Monday, February 25, 2013

BUILDING ENGINES RELEASES BENCHMARK SURVEY REPORT: PROPERTY AND TENANT WEBSITES Building Engines, global provider of comprehensive web-based and mobile property and tenant management solutions, today released a Property & Tenant Websites Benchmark Report compiled from...

Banks Tighten Lending to Small Property Management Firms

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The commercial real estate sector could be headed toward major headwinds. The Wall Street Journal notes that banks are becoming more reluctant to extend loans to small property management firms as a significant number of...

Property Owners Fail to Plan for Disasters

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A large wildfire is swiftly moving through the hills of Ventura County, California, threatening businesses and communities. The Los Angeles Times reports that 10,000 acres are already ablaze and high winds could strengthen the...

Use Video Effectively in Your Business

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Businesses in every field are looking to take advantage of technology to boost their efficiency. With the growth of e-commerce, more organizations are turning to social media to connect with customers and gain an understanding of their audience. However, video may be more effective for creating engaging consumer experiences, and it could also be...

Build a Championship Team

Date: Friday, May 10, 2013

The NBA playoffs are underway and various franchises are making their push toward the championship. The tournament will require teams and players to perform at their best to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals, and there are several lessons that building managers can use to ensure they are delivering their best performance.   It's About the...

Stay Ahead of Repairs with Regular Inspections

Date: Friday, May 10, 2013

Commercial buildings see a lot of use. There are a large number of people using office buildings and industrial properties for long hours, which increases the general wear on equipment. To stay on top of maintenance issues, building managers may need to conduct regular inspections of their properties. This can be done through a simple walkthrough...

Canadian Court Case Highlights Need for Proper Record-keeping

Date: Friday, May 10, 2013

Environmental issues can crop up in some unusual situations. Building owners need to be mindful of their impact on local watersheds and, in some cases, may be required to take extra steps to protect wildlife. That was the case for one Canadian property group that found itself facing a lawsuit related to the deaths of hundreds of birds. The...

Dealing with Vacancies Effectively

Date: Friday, May 10, 2013

Building managers constantly need to deal with issues before they affect tenants. Being able to coordinate maintenance and handle problems is an essential part of their success. Good building managers will be able to keep their tenants happy and paying rent, but occasionally, one may move out for. Whether the move was the result of tenants...

Mobile App Users Need Offline and Multi-platform Support

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Property Management Mobile Usage Study Proves Need for Offline and Multi-Platform Application Support Building Engines, global provider of comprehensive web-based and mobile property and tenant management solutions, today announced the results of a 30- day analysis of customer usage of its mobile application, BE-Mobile. The study tracked a...