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Change Management in CRE: When and Why Change Becomes Inevitable for Owners

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Commercial Real Estate has historically been resistant to change, especially when it comes to adopting new technology. However, according to the Business Learning Institute,

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Three Reasons Why More Bidders Offer Greater Project Value

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Commercial real estate owners’ primary mandates are creating value and maximizing investor returns. Informed decision-making contributes to better quality projects and reduced costs, leaving more capital available to ensure that owners will accomplish those goals consistently throughout the asset’s lifecycle.

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Has New Become Normal? What Makes A Great Property Manager

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In 2015, we considered The New Breed of Property Manager. So much has changed across our industry that what was once considered new is now normal.

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The Role of the Landlord

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The role of urban landlords and their responsibilities have changed. With tenants leveraging features and amenities aimed at improving worker retention, simply managing buildings is merely the baseline - especially when it comes to evolving urban landscapes and demographics. As the urban agenda draws us closer together, new live-work-play models set the standard for property management moving forward.

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The Smartest Buildings? They Belong to Smart Owners

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Riggs Kubiak, speaking on a panel entitled, "Innovation is Reshaping Design, Construction, Development and Creating Smarter Buildings: Practical and Strategic Insights That Can Be Applied to Your Projects and Your Assets" defines smart buildings differently than you might expect. Moderated by Giselle Gagnon of Bentall Kennedy, he was joined by Thanos Lambrinos of QuadReal Property Group, Nick Cameron from Perkins + Will, and Casey Witkowicz of RYCOM Corporation.

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The F-Word

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No, not that one. Used broadly across construction, real estate, matters of property and law, our F-Word derives from the Latin fidere,  which means “to trust.”  We’re referencing Fiduciary, the other F-Word. Strictly defined, it describes one held to and undertaking the duties of good faith and trust.

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5 Best Practices You Must Implement for Real Estate Procurement

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Between budgeting and building lies Procurement. Commercial real estate and project owners modernized leasing and asset valuation like  VTS, and ARGUS. However, there are inefficiencies yet to be addressed in vendor and bid management processes. The good news is those efforts will be well rewarded since according to CBRE,

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PropTech in 2018, Looking Back and Looking Ahead

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As we begin to close out the year and plan for 2019, we thought it might be interesting to look back and then, look forward. What is the impact of technology developed specifically for commercial real estate on our industry, and where will it go from here?

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5 Reasons You Need Competitive Bidding on Your Projects

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A peer-reviewed study recently demonstrated the value to be gained by opening up bidding. The simple expansion in the number of bidders from 3 to 5 can yield as much as an 11.6% drop in the low bid.

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Owners Deserve A World-Class Capital Planning Platform

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A few weeks ago, Honest Buildings officially launched version 2.0 of our Portfolio Capital Planning Platform, meaning it’s now out of beta and available both to new and existing customers. You can read more about the specific platform and it’s benefits here.

I’m taking a step back to talk about why I am so excited about our latest innovation.  

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