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The Release of Mobile Inspections V2.0

Date: Mon, 06/03/2013

Building Engines, global provider of comprehensive mobile and web-based real estate and facility operations management solutions, announced the release of Version 2.0 of its Inspections Manager that will provide the most feature-rich mobile inspections solution on the market. The new release turns inspections data into...

BEI Appoints Stephen Walsh as VP of Sales

Date: Fri, 05/31/2013

Building Engines, provider of a comprehensive web-based and mobile operations management solution for owners and managers of all property types, announced the hire of Stephen Walsh as Vice President of Sales. As a seasoned sales executive with over 15 years of leadership experience scaling enterprise application company revenues, Steve will be responsible for executing Building Engines’ global...

Actionable Intelligence: CRE Pro'sTalk "Data" at BOMA

Date: Tue, 05/28/2013

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DATA. AS THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY RIDES A WAVE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES, THEY ARE BEING DROWNED IN OPERATIONAL DATA THAT THEY ARE ILL-EQUIPPED TO MANAGE Building Engines, global provider of comprehensive web-based and mobile property and tenant management solutions, announced that Senior Vice President, Scott Sidman, will moderate a panel of leading commercial real estate...

Actionable Intelligence, Let Me Shake Your Hand

Date: Tue, 05/21/2013

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 back about the importance of personal relationships and technology was often painted as the death...

Mobile App Users Need Offline and Multi-platform Support

Date: Tue, 05/14/2013

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 statistically relevant sample of usage at 70 client...

Dealing with Vacancies Effectively

Date: Fri, 05/10/2013

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 expanding their operations or failing, managers now have...

Build a Championship Team

Date: Fri, 05/10/2013

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 Team Great teams have a big star that can carry...

Stay Ahead of Repairs with Regular Inspections

Date: Fri, 05/10/2013

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 or with the help of new technology. Mobile devices...

Canadian Court Case Highlights Need for Proper Record-keeping

Date: Fri, 05/10/2013

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 environmental group Ecojustice filmed birds smashing into...

Banks Tighten Lending to Small Property Management Firms

Date: Wed, 05/08/2013

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 loans are scheduled to be reevaluated in the...

Property Owners Fail to Plan for Disasters

Date: Wed, 05/08/2013

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 fire over the next few days. Despite high-profile...

Use Video Effectively in Your Business

Date: Wed, 05/08/2013

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 useful within the building management industry....

Mobile Technology Helping to Change Building Management

Date: Mon, 05/06/2013

Mobile Technology Helping to Change Building Management People always seem to be connected to their mobile phones. With the ability to do just about anything, smartphones have become a standard tool for many consumers and building managers. Mobile technology provides a number of advantages to building managers, including increased flexibility and easy access to essential information. The channel...

Breathe Easier With Better Indoor Air Quality

Date: Mon, 05/06/2013

Breathe Easier With Better Indoor Air Quality Poor air quality can create a number of health problems for individuals. Pollution can make it difficult to breathe, lead to asthma attacks and even introduce cancer-causing carcinogens into the bloodstream. Regulations on car emissions, factory production and other sources of pollutants have helped maintain good air quality in most U.S. cities, but...

Expand Your Firm with Building Engines Software

Date: Mon, 05/06/2013

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 growth is on the horizon. As businesses look to hire...