What is the ROI of LEED Certification?

In North America, we use LEED certification to rate the sustainability of buildings. It was designed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED was initially a standard for energy and water conservation. Today, it has expanded to include...

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4tell Paves a New Digital Path Forward at the SCUP Conference

4tell Solutions made a big splash at SCUP. The Society for College and University Planning convened their annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee in mid-July.  SCUP is “a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on their...

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The Problem with Inconsistent Building Inspection Checklists

Organizations always need to understand the physical condition of their properties. It impacts the wellbeing of their tenants, their capital budgets, and their bottom line. To do this, real estate managers will request a property inspection to uncover deficiencies or...

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How to Improve Data Governance in Commercial Real Estate

Faced with limited budgets and growing responsibilities, companies are turning to data as the driver of their business objectives today. Data governance is therefore more critical than ever. It sets the overall framework by which information is managed and utilized....

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What to Include on Your Building Inspection Checklist

Building inspections aren’t just for keeping a finger on the pulse of your portfolio. You can use them to plan for the long-term needs and benefits associated with each property. They will inform your repair, acquisition or sale decisions moving...

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The Difference Between a PCA and FCA by ASTM 2018 Standards

Whether for annual capital budgeting or the refinancing of an existing property, building owners and managers need a comprehensive understanding of the physical condition of their properties. Not only does this help comply with ASTM 2018 standards, it also ensures...

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What’s Your Building Risk? Understanding Non-Quantifiable Risk

Environmental, political and organizational risks are becoming increasingly important for executives and stakeholders in real estate. For organizations, this means taking a holistic view of risk and moving away from direct financial measures alone. The theme of non-quantifiable risk is gaining...

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Facility Management Software: A Tool for Strategic Planning

Within real estate, investing and scenario planning are rarely simple tasks. Properties have many building components with separate needs and lifecycles. And that's before you multiply the process across a regional or national portfolio. Each asset is a complex infrastructure...

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Why You Need Asset Lifecycle Management Software

Many real estate organizations are preparing their capital budgets at this time of year. Still, the divide between groups that leverage their data and those who don’t keeps growing. Some organizations keep relying on fragmented data points for their properties...

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