Why CRE Companies Are Finally Adopting Technology

Because of the nuance and data-centric nature of this business, tailoring technology is imperative to commercial real estate companies. By Kelsi Maree Borland | March 14, 2019 at 04:00 AM This month, Common Areas launched a new configurable operations platform for commercial real estate companies. The idea of a configurable technology isn’t new—but it is a new concept … Continued

Where Technology Is Winning for Property Managers

There will always be pain points between technology and businesses, but technology is playing a crucial role in reducing operating costs and increasing profitability. By Kelsi Maree Borland| December 06, 2018 at 04:00 AM Property managers have a love-hate relationship with technology. On the one hand, technology has the ability to increase efficiency and workloads, while on … Continued

Property Management Tech Both a Blessing and a Curse, Says Common Areas Report

Tustin, CA (November 15, 2018)—There is no disputing the impact or importance of technology on commercial real estate, and specifically, the property management sector. But a new report by Common Areas, a collaborative operations software platform for the sector, finds that technology has not erased a variety of issues, challenges and pain points. In a … Continued

Technology: Start Harnessing it Today…You Won’t be Able to Manage Without it!

We live, work and play in a world that is increasingly more sophisticated today than ever before. Advancements can be seen everywhere—in offices, retail and entertainment centers, facilities where loved ones receive care and throughout the communities where we live. Building lighting and temperatures are controlled by sensors, security systems are now computerized, machines are … Continued

Q + A: Casey Rue Solving Common CRE Challenges with Technology

Tustin, CA-based Common Areas recently launched “Common Plans,” a cloud-based, asset mapping subsidiary. The company focused on those who own, manage, and service commercial real estate properties from apartment complexes, retail centers and healthcare properties, to office buildings, municipal facilities and education assets.   The patent pending technology—when combined with Common Areas—provides collaborative, GPS-enabled site … Continued

Common Areas Announces Launch of Common Plans

Collaborative, GPS-enabled site and building plans enhance the accuracy and efficiency of online work orders plotted in and around properties and facilities Tustin, CA (June 13, 2018)—Common Areas, the collaborative operations software that connects property owners, managers, operators, and service providers, today announced the launch of Common Plans—a cloud-based, asset mapping subsidiary. The company’s patent pending … Continued

New Software Revolutionizes Site Planning

Common Areas has launched Common Plans, a new software that promises to bring efficiency and ease to site and building planning. The GPS-enabled software is a cloud-based asset mapping program that pairs with Common Areas to create, store and share work orders for properties and facilities. We sat down with Casey Rue, the founder and CEO of Common … Continued

Common Areas Named IDC Innovator of Cloud Facilities Management Software

Three Providers of Cloud Facilities Management Software Named IDC Innovators   FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (June 19, 2018)—International Data Corporation (IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report focusing on three technology providers that are considered key emerging vendors in the cloud facilities management software market. The three companies named as IDC Innovators are UpKeep, SpaceIQ, and Common … Continued

For the Common Good

5 Obstacles to Overcome for More Effective Retail & Restaurant Operations By Casey Rue Behind every successful retail or restaurant business is an operations and management team whose focus is to diligently and proactively oversee its daily (orderly) operations. Yet at virtually any moment, issues can arise that require immediate and focused attention to ensure … Continued

Strategic Alliance May Take REIT Management to Next Level

SpaceList and Common Areas, two outcome-driven commercial real estate software companies, recently revealed the formation of a strategic international alliance to help (building owners, brokers, property/facility managers, tenants and service providers) bridge the gap between leasing a space and maintaining it. SpaceList, based in Vancouver, is Canada’s leading national, online listing marketplace for commercial real … Continued