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.
Included free with the Building Engines Platform, BuildingConnect will provide commercial real estate organizations with a simple way to self-manage and extend their online presence with a visually stunning interface that connects tenant handbooks, service requests, leasing information, photo and video galleries, building services, visitor access, resource scheduling and more.
First impressions are everything. We wanted to create a product that was beautiful, functional, and allowed our clients to update information, showcase their property and service tenants quickly without needing a course in information technology or spending a small fortune on custom development.
– Jim Gray, VP of Product at Building Engines
Until now, the ability to accomplish these objectives was impeded by a number of factors. Custom property websites were expensive and an administrative burden; online tenant handbooks and portals were often separate, poorly connected products from different providers; owners and managers were limited in how they could present public vs. private (tenant-only) content; updates were difficult to execute; tenants were faced with disconnected, mashed together sites that took them in and out of different screens and windows delivering a jarring user experience; and prospective tenants and visitors were underwhelmed by the poor design, navigation and presentation of information.
Building Engines’ BuildingConnect effectively eliminates these problems for its clients and the market. Beginning with beautiful, responsive design options that will allow a property to proudly market their amenities and services, BuildingConnect will deliver the following features:
The launch of BuildingConnect in March 2013 represents Building Engines’ continuing commitment to customer and market-driven development. This new product provides property owners and managers with an affordable and attainable solution for marketing individual properties and serving their existing tenants with a single, unified web presence that is easy to launch, configure and manage.”