How to Calculate TCO for Real Estate Portfolios

Costs are key considerations for any firm’s real estate operations. Operating costs in relation to building value and revenue are ultimately what drive returns for investors. For owner-occupiers, operating costs and capital costs over time drive management success. Organizations rarely discuss...

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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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3 Key Business Intelligence Features for Real Estate

The need for and the pursuit of information are critical in real estate. Organizations that can gain meaningful insights from their data have an advantage over their competitors. They understand markets better. They understand their operations better. And their capital...

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How to Determine the Right KPIs for Your Portfolio Properties

Despite the potential benefits of data analytics and business intelligence, many organizations continue to be overwhelmed by too much disorganized data. Instead of developing actionable insights from their information, they spend unnecessary time sorting and analyzing meaningless data points. This...

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How Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management Work Together

For large, vertically integrated organizations managing commercial property, capital investment is a complex process. Most have a board or investment committee that directs the group's investment analysis and strategy. This strategy is then initiated by portfolio management teams via asset-level...

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4 Critical Real Estate Technology Trends for 2017

Terms such as cloud computing, Internet of things and big data are becoming more common in the real estate industry. So, as we look forward to the rest of 2017, what key real estate technology trends should we watch for? We...

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Understand Your Options: Property Management Solutions

The property management industry is evolving quickly. New workplace strategies, heightened risk management practices, updated environmental requirements and increasing cost pressures are all themes impacting the sector. Combine these trends with an industry that is late to technological adoption and you...

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A Quick Overview of Real Estate Investment Trusts

What Are Real Estate Investment Trusts? Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are corporations that own, manage and develop property. The main objective of REITs is the generation of income through the leasing of their buildings to tenants. REITs invest in nearly...

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4 Things You Need to Do After a Facility Audit

For real property professionals, a facility audit is a normal part of doing business. You evaluate the property, check a few boxes, and call it a day. But is that really enough? Your work doesn't end with the facility audit,...

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5 Important Uses for Real Estate Database Software

Big data and smart data are here to stay. They've become a key part of property management and investment. That means that real estate database software is becoming critical to organizational success. The right software is a powerful tool for...

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