Capital Investment: Stop Planning for Failure—Plan for Success

Numerous organizations face limited capital for investment into buildings and facilities. Real estate managers then face a tough task. How should they maximizing expenditure dollars while ensuring repairs and upgrades are maintained? Many would develop capital plans to manage how expenditures...

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How to Differentiate Yourself in the FCA RFP Process

Responding to RFPs for Facility Condition Assessments (FCAs) are often a cut and paste practice. Often, Service Providers miss out on what it really takes to win an RFP on value not just price. Over the past decade we have...

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How Does PCA Software Data Help Real Estate Execs?

Property condition assessments (PCAs) are critical for real estate investors and managers. First, they allow you to check the physical condition of a building. Then, the PCA software data you collect helps understand its deficiencies. This helps plan for future...

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Do You Need a Security Assessment Report?

Every business has security risks. However, the risks vary widely from building to building. Depending on the use of the structure, some scenarios are more likely than others. Conducting a security assessment report can not only pinpoint potential risks to...

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How to Use Data to Improve a Built Environment

Data changes the way our world works. It improves customer service and streamlines business processes to increase profitability. A great example is the “built environment” of a real estate portfolio. Without data, there’s no way to optimize your portfolio. Data...

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2017 Trends in Capital Budgeting

Capital budgeting is critical to an organization's success. However, many organizations still approach it in an ad hoc fashion. They tend to view capital budgeting as an isolated financial process rather than a strategic investment decision, which may lead to...

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Printed Property Condition Reports: A Dying Breed

Data is the currency of business. According to the 2016 GE Global Innovation Barometer report, 61% of senior executives now use data to inform key corporate decisions. So in an age where data can help firms be more productive and...

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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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Is it Possible to Standardize Data Collection?

The ability to make the most of increasing volumes of data continues to be a challenge for many organizations. Many recognize the value proposition of data but fall into the trap of “analysis paralysis” when too much information leads to...

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Property Condition Assessment Software: Build or Buy?

For many organizations, developing a cost-effective but efficient software platform can be a challenge. Smaller organizations need low start-up costs as they stay lean and scale. Larger organizations demand customization and complexity as operating needs grow. The path an organization takes...

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