Eliminate These 4 Manual Processes from Your Site Assessments

For most organizations, site assessments remain manual in nature. Someone in the field collects data by hand. After they leave, they compile other important information such as photos and building commentary. Unfortunately, this approach usually results in drags on efficiency...

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Can You Afford to Be Wrong? The Costs of Inadequate ADA Surveys

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federally mandated policy that ensures that buildings provide equal access and functionality to those with disabilities. For building owners and managers with large portfolios of assets, ADA compliance can be quite challenging,...

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AEC Firms: It’s Time to Move Away From Project-Based Work

A recent article from McKinsey & Company shows how important it is to challenge existing beliefs about how to secure recurring revenue. The article summarizes several years of data on business model innovation. Most firms have rigid, long-standing beliefs about...

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Do You Need a Commercial Real Estate Inspection for Compliance?

A commercial real estate inspection forms a critical part of the due diligence process for any investor or manager of commercial property. The regulatory environment for real estate—both for existing buildings and new development—is increasingly rigorous. Energy and sustainability remain...

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Evaluating Property Condition Assessment Results—What Next?

A Property Condition Assessment (PCA) highlights the physical condition of a building during an acquisition or major capital improvement. While they’re often viewed as a single snapshot in time, the right software tools can turn PCAs into something much more...

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Meet Environmental Standards With a Facility Assessment

Imagine designing and constructing a commercial building without any consideration of energy use or sustainability. It sounds unlikely; almost irresponsible. However, around half of the existing commercial buildings the United States fall into that category. Commercial facilities built before the...

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4tell Launches ADA Assessment Software

PORTLAND, Maine and TORONTO 4tell Solutions, LP (4tell), a leading provider of real estate performance solutions, is pleased to announce its ADA Assessment Software. This is the only software solution on the market that helps CRE firms conduct in-depth ADA audits and provides...

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Shifting Real Estate Strategies: The Urban Office

Cities across the U.S. continue to emerge as hubs of innovation, changing the nature of office demand. For building owners and managers, understanding these shifts in cities is critical when it comes to investing in office space that will attract...

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Implementing Evidence-Based Decision Making in CRE

Despite the best intentions, business decisions aren’t always completely rational. Some are biased to support an internal objective; others are guided by unvalidated information. Making business decisions this way doesn’t have the best results. It's easy to misplace resources or...

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How to Ensure You’re Gathering Actionable Data

Every facility collects data. But often, that data is collected by different departments and stored in isolation from other departments. That makes it difficult to ensure that it’s accurate and nearly impossible to gain valuable insights at a company-wide level....

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