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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...

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....

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...

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...

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

Date: Mon, 05/06/2013

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 commercial buildings will remain slow to get off the...

BEI Launches BuildingConnect

Date: Mon, 04/29/2013

BuildingConnect provides a simple way for commercial property owners and managers to offer and manage online access to a tenant service portal, tenant handbook, and public marketing information –all wrapped into one property website. Building Engines, global provider of comprehensive web-based and mobile property and tenant management solutions, today announced the launch of BuildingConnect, an...

New Technology Tools Give Tenants A Voice

Date: Thu, 04/25/2013

New Technology Tools Give Tenants a Voice and Take the Guesswork out of Tenant Satisfaction Building Engines, global provider of comprehensive web-based and mobile property and tenant management solutions, today announced high adoption and usage numbers of the new tenant satisfaction and feedback tools recently added to its Work Order Manager.  The new functionality closes the feedback loop...

The Changing Role of Property Managers

Date: Fri, 04/12/2013

Building Engines Weighs In at the IREM Building Operations Symposium: The Incredibly Expanding Job- The Changing Role of the Real Estate Manager Scott Sidman, Senior Vice President at Building Engines Inc, global provider of comprehensive web-based and mobile property and tenant management solutions recently spoke at the Institute of...

MobilityCIO Architects Building Engines' Mobile Solution

Date: Wed, 04/03/2013

Mobile Application Developer MobilityCIO, Inc. Launches Work Management Tool for Property Managers Cross-Platform Mobile Application for Work Order, Incident, PM and Inspections management is available to Building Engines, Inc. customers on all 3 major mobile platforms. MobilityCIO, Inc. announced today that the Multi-Platform mobile work management solution designed and built for its client,...

BEI "Tops Technology" With Three CRE Awards

Date: Thu, 03/28/2013

Building Engines "Tops Technology" With Three Commercial Real Estate Technology Awards Building Engines, global provider of comprehensive web-based and mobile property and tenant management solutions, was awarded three 2013 Tops in Technology awards from Commercial Property Executive in the following categories: Property Management Software, Facilities...

Whitepaper: Cost of an Outdated Operations System

Date: Fri, 03/15/2013

NEW WHITEPAPER FROM BUILDING ENGINES OUTLINES THE HIGH COST OF RELYING ON OUTDATED PROPERTY & TENANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Building Engines, global provider of comprehensive web-based and mobile commercial real estate operations solutions, today released a new whitepaper, “Property...