Building Engines Helps Clients Become Measurably Better at Third Annual TRANSFORM Property Management Summit

2017 Conference Drew Representatives of More Than 250M Square Feet of Commercial Property from Across the US and Canada


Building Engines, leaders in commercial real estate (CRE) property management innovation, announced today the completion of the 2017 TRANSFORM Property Management Summit.

The event drew CRE leaders representing over 250 million square feet of office, medical office, retail, and industrial property across the US and Canada. Held at the Revere Hotel near Boston Common, TRANSFORM was the third annual property management summit hosted by the CRE technology organization.

“Building Engines is dedicated to helping clients become measurably better,” said Building Engines CEO David Osborn, “and TRANSFORM is a critical part of that mission. Every year we look forward to this event, as we learn a lot from our clients in this collaborative exchange of ideas. This is an environment for clients and their peers to share best practices and insights, to help them become more effective when they get back to their own buildings.”

Event highlights included:

  • The release of the inaugural State of Commercial Real Estate Operations Annual Report, a first-of-its-kind research study that unveils the operational practices that most distinguish high-performing commercial properties from their competitors in the marketplace. To see a live analysis of the findings, join Building Engines on October 18th, 2017 for a webinar event. Registration details can be found here.
  • An exclusive, client-only preview of several new additions coming to the Building Engines platform in the coming months focused on helping organizations become measurably better.
  • TRANSFORM keynote speaker Dr. Margaret Serrato, workplace strategist at Herman Miller, who captivated attendees with examples of how cutting-edge corporate occupiers are redesigning their workplaces to address the enormous pressure they face to manage cost, facilitate collaboration, and attract talent to their offices.
  • A panel of property management executives from leading CRE organizations, who discussed the operational KPIs used to manage their teams. The session featured Amanda Schroeder, Operations Manager at Lillibridge; Joe De Faria, Director of Property Management at CREIT Management L.P.; and Brendon Ford, Operations Manager at Lerner Enterprises.
  • A comprehensive Training Zone, in which clients learned one-on-one how to increase their operational effectiveness in sessions led by members of Building Engines’ Client Success Team.
  • Entertaining Boston experiences including a cruise of Boston Harbor, sponsored by Building Engines partner RealPage, and a Red Sox game at historic Fenway Park.

“TRANSFORM is a fantastic opportunity for Building Engines to connect with our clients, work hard to progress the commercial real estate industry, and of course have some fun,” commented Osborn. “Thank you to all who attended and worked behind the scenes to make it happen. We were thrilled to host a large group in our own home town once again, and we look forward to continuing the tradition in 2018.”

About Building Engines:
Building Engines is a cloud-based provider of property management software for progressive operations teams at commercial office, medical, retail, and industrial real estate properties. Our web and mobile applications seamlessly connect property management teams with the activities, data, and insights they need to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk, improve tenant satisfaction and engagement, and make more informed operational decisions.

Clients of Building Engines include many of the leading public REITs, private owner/managers and third-party management firms in the United States and Canada.

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