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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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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How Data Informs Your Life Cycle Costing

Your assets will only last so long, but without accurate data about asset life cycle performance, there’s no telling how long that might be. The manufacturer’s estimate may be 30 years, but a variety of factors can either shorten or...

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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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It’s Time to Update Your Portfolio Management Strategy

For many in portfolio management strategy, the annual property budget process can be a demanding, challenging time of year. Property and asset management teams across the company submit their budget requests. All are hoping to get the greatest amount of...

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The Sustainable (Profitable) Real Estate Portfolio

When we hear the term “sustainability” in real estate, we don’t necessarily think of a real estate portfolio. We often think of green buildings and their positive impact on the environment. The environment is undoubtedly an important component of sustainability....

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Real Estate Investor Software: 3 Innovative Uses

The real estate industry is facing a wave of technological disruption. Progressive firms are looking straight into the storm. They're finding new digital tools to enhance their operations in many areas. Here we discuss key emerging trends in real estate...

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What is a Facility Condition Index?

When real estate professionals think of relative market value for properties, certain standard investment metrics come to mind. These usually include net operating income, capitalization rates and comparable sales. But they might not think about some other key metrics. The...

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