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Six Elements of Successful Capital Plans

Capital projects build revenue by making assets more competitive in the marketplace, allowing them to draw higher rents. Capital projects also reduce operating costs by managing the cost of running those assets.   


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Three Reasons Why More Bidders Offer Greater Project Value

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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Owners Deserve A World-Class Capital Planning Platform

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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The Best and Brightest of CRE: A Roundtable on Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence is the capacity to execute business strategy with greater consistency than your competitors and is measured empirically, by results. Within the commercial real estate industry,  operational excellence is created broadly across organizations; for our purposes, consider the contributions of asset management, portfolio management, operations, and members of the C-suite.

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Changing the Way Owners Manage Capital: Introducing Portfolio Capital Planning Platform 2.0

Capital Planning is a critical element of an owner’s long-term business and asset management strategy. Effective capital plans ensure that commercial real estate owners manage their cash, optimize returns to investors and most importantly, enhance the value of their portfolios.

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Sweat the Small Stuff: Capital Planning and Small Projects

Capital Projects are intended to maintain or improve asset value.

Owners routinely optimize operational efficiencies on large-scale, multi-million dollar jobs like lobby renovations, landscape upgrades, or full remodels. Projects of that scale require considerable time and resources, and their success or failure greatly impacts the value of the entire portfolio.

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The Risk of Your Capital Plans Is in the Smaller Projects

When it comes to capital projects, it’s easy for owners to see the benefits of optimizing operational efficiency on large-scale, multi-million dollar jobs like lobby renovations and other major repositioning projects. Big projects require a large concentration of resources and efforts, and their success or failure greatly impacts the bottom line of an entire portfolio.

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2017 Is Not the Time to Underspend on CRE Capital Budgets

At first glance it could seem as though underspending a commercial real estate portfolio budget is a good idea. After all, it seems to make sense to save dollars today; but, as many leaders in the industry know, failing to deploy budgets allocated for capital projects actually results in longer-term growth inhibition. Leading commercial real estate services firm JLL reports that 72 percent of Forbes 1000 companies underspend on their portfolios, limiting future growth.

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The Dangers of Decentralizing Your CRE Portfolio and Project Data

It's not a good idea to keep all your eggs in one basket, or so the saying goes. But what if you need to count, compare or analyze those eggs? We won't run too far with this analogy, but think about it for a minute: imagine that each important data point, document and conversation impacting your portfolio is an egg and those eggs are scattered across different nests, coops, frying pans and supermarket shelves.* How can you possibly make sense of them? How can you harness your data to drive down costs and drive up Net Operating Income?

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Why CEOs, Boards, and Investors Value Real Estate Technology


The decision to implement enterprise real estate technology software can represent a significant upfront cost – in dollars and time for training and implementation – and is often quelled by the company’s decision to maintain the status quo.

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