Can Spreadsheets Fulfill Property Operations Needs?
Can Spreadsheets Fulfill Property Operations Needs?

Long gone are the days of property owners and facilities managers relying solely on basic spreadsheets, numerous phone calls, text messages and emails to successfully manage their operations. Professionals in the real estate industry have come to adopt newer, more effective and efficient technologies as a means to get work done. However, acquiring and implementing … Continued

Why Some Collaborative Operations Software Implementations Fail
Why Some Collaborative Operations Software Implementations Fail

If you ask someone who recently implemented a collaborative operations software system how it went, chances are they’re starting to wonder if it was worth it. It is common for collaborative operations software implementation failures, and it is usually because only a fraction of the capabilities of the collaborative operations software was effectively utilized. Below … Continued

Avoid “The Cracks” with Dynamic Dashboards
Avoid “The Cracks” with Dynamic Dashboards

“The Cracks” might sound like a fun dance move, but when it refers to lost or misplaced work, it’s anything but enjoyable. We’ve all been there—frantically sorting through countless emails and handwritten to-do lists in an attempt to figure out the status of a job that fell through the cracks. Thankfully, there’s a better way. … Continued

Why Do I Need a Maintenance Work Order System?
Why Do I Need a Maintenance Work Order System?

“I feel overwhelmed.” That is a phrase I hear almost daily. Maybe it comes from a mom with a list of to-dos, who may be struggling the daily work-life juggle or maybe the phrase is in the mind of a dad trying to handle work, personal and family needs in only a 24-hour day. Or … Continued

Juggling Your Maintenance with Spreadsheets? Join the Paperless Movement
Juggling Your Maintenance with Spreadsheets? Join the Paperless Movement

Recently, Los Angeles-based commercial real estate brokerage firm, CBRE Group Inc. revealed plans for its newest office in Phoenix. At 75,000 square feet, the office was said to house 470 employees and be the largest of the firm’s Workplace 360 global offices. The “Workplace360” Initiative was CBRE’s big initiative designed to promote flexibility, mobility and … Continued

3 Ways Communication Is Key to Your Property Management Company’s ROI
3 Ways Communication Is Key to Your Property Management Company’s ROI

It’s common for companies with effective communication practices to have better financial performance. And those with high effectiveness in communication are three and a half times more likely to significantly outperform their industry peers than firms that are not effective in these areas. Those words come from a 2014 study from Willis Towers Watson, a … Continued

Online Work Orders: The Secret to Doing More with Less
Online Work Orders: The Secret to Doing More with Less

The tenant in unit 101 (we’ll call him Oscar) has a problem with his plumbing. His kitchen sink is backed up, so Oscar calls management and leaves a message on Saturday evening. It’s now Monday, and management has been in and out of the office, has been listening to many other messages from the call … Continued

7 Tech Trends Every Property Manager Should Know
7 Tech Trends Every Property Manager Should Know

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” While there is no evidence that Albert Einstein made that statement, the quote is often attributed to him and it has always been a favorite. (Einstein did make a statement in 1946 cautioning mankind about the dangers of the nuclear age). But one … Continued

How to Overcome Challenges of Managing Multiple Sites
How to Overcome Challenges of Managing Multiple Sites

Do you have trouble effectively setting quality control measures? Do you struggle with juggling spreadsheets or have trouble keeping maintenance employees on the same page? Are you a newly hired manager and have trouble finding essential project information and lose time trying to play catch up? Do you have trouble scheduling resources or managing maintenance … Continued

Waiting to Implement Collaborative Operations Software?
Waiting to Implement Collaborative Operations Software?

“Time is of the essence.” That common phrase can be applied to pretty much anything in life, especially in today’s digital age. And sometimes the cost associated with ignoring the phrase can be difficult to calculate. In property management, time is of the essence if you wait too long to implement a  collaborative operations software. … Continued