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5 Powerful Insights Construction Cost Categories Can Reveal

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Experienced commercial real estate owners and managers know that a large part of the success of their building projects is determined in the planning phase, long before a permit is pulled or a nail is hammered. It’s surprising then that many of the industry’s most established organizations don’t reliably capture, track or standardize data from critical planning activities. Cost categories (also called line items) lead this list of powerful but underutilized sources of information.

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Making Better Use of Time, a Limited Resource: Reducing the Administrative Burden

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As we usher commercial real estate forward into the digital era, highlighting the cost of administrative time and its corresponding value represents a major opportunity to improve operational efficiencies for owners and their teams. 

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Underspending Your Capital Budget

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JLL found that some of the world’s best companies:

Miss capital plan targets for office real estate by $12.2 billion every year, a monstrous-sized figure. 72% of that money is underspent...

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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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Sweat the Small Stuff: Capital Planning and Small Projects

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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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Managing Change Though Adaptability: How Parkway is Leading the Houston Market

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It's been nearly a week since our conversation between Parkway's Chief Operations Officer, Mike Fransen and our Chief Product Officer, Geoff Lewis. The fireside chat-style webinar, Managing Change through Adaptability, was full of great information and learnings about Parkway, Honest Buildings, and the future of CRE.

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Structuring an Effective Commercial Real Estate Cost Tracker

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Capital, construction and tenant improvement projects are made up of numerous evolving factors, making it difficult to monitor where costs stand in relation to budget—but no less important. One of the best ways to empower your real estate team to diligently audit and control costs despite shifting conditions is to start with a well-structured tracker.

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9 Tips to Control and Track Costs on Tenant Improvement Projects

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Tenant improvement (TI) projects are pretty common which means most real estate owners can manage them with their eyes closed. No sweat, right?

Well, yes and no.

Often when we run any process over and over we start paying less attention to the details and we’re less likely to look for opportunities to optimize our methods. While most tenant improvement projects don’t cost an enormous amount of money individually, they have a big impact in the aggregate, making it very important that you reflect on how your process can be improved.  

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The Cost of Bad Project Cost Tracking

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There are many ways that bad cost tracking arises, and they usually involve the word “lack:” a lack of continuous planning in real time, a lack of communication among the team, a lack of asking the right questions and learning from past mistakes, and a lack of the proper tools needed to keep costs on track.

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Cost Tracking Checklist for Real Estate Owners

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Finances on capital and construction projects are typically pretty complicated. It can takes weeks or even months from when project managers know a cost will be incurred to the time when the accounting team cuts the check. So, it’s critical that a real estate owner’s cost tracking process can track a variety of costs and that it’s diligently maintained.

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