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Everybody Knows PropTech is Important, But Not What to Do With It

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architectural-design-architecture-buildings-830891At the end of 2018, people who talk about commercial real estate trends were calling it the  Age of Adoption. With nearly a 100% increase in funding to real estate technology startups between 2015 and 2016, there was a clear acknowledgment, even within our slow-moving industry, that the way forward was through technology. More importantly, there was both the need and the desire for technology purpose-built for the only segment within the market without dedicated advocates-Owners.

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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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Don't Let Legal Agreements be Showstoppers: A Project Management Checklist

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Standard legal agreements are intended as a safeguard for owners. Project management teams that fail to anticipate agreements and compliance matters risk costly delays, e.g., change orders, rework, fines and penalties. Be informed, to ensure that practical matters never become showstoppers.

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Why Innovation Matters & 3 Ways to Practice it Daily

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Tomorrow’s cities will be shaped by the strategies commercial real estate owners employ today. We spend time reading, listening, and gathering at sessions and conferences to explore better ways to do what we do, to build the best tech stacks, to leverage data, implement new and better ways to improve tenant experiences.

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What Could Owners Accomplish with Accessible Data?

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Effective data-driven decision making lies in having access to the right resources. The right resources make all the difference.  When it comes to maximizing insights for commercial real estate owners and outcome owners, the question is,

“How do we aggregate historical project data to make smarter decisions going forward?"

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Six Elements of Successful Capital Plans

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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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Collaboration: Aligning Acquisitions with Asset Management

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Cross-Functional, but Not Aligned

A recent cross-functional conversation among commercial real estate professionals surfaced an interesting conundrum; acquisition teams should routinely collaborate with asset management groups, but don’t. Why not?

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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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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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