All Posts by Guy Gray

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Guy Gray serves as Chief Operating Officer overseeing our technology and client services teams. He is responsible for guiding Quarem application development, networking and security, as well as new client implementations.

The Different Facets of Lease Administration Services
Jun 11

The Different Facets of Lease Administration Services

By Guy Gray | Lease Administration Services

Umbrellas are great. They block the sun, rain and unwanted onlookers from invading our privacy. But these folding canopies are more than just the fabric that sits atop them—they have many moving parts. From the stretchers and top notch to the handle and bottom spring, each component in an umbrella is crucial for its successful operation.

Lease administration is the same way. There are several different services that fall under the umbrella term of “lease administration,” but each is important. Let’s take a look at the different facets of lease administration services and how lease administration software can help.

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Avoiding Analysis Paralysis with CRE Reporting Software
Jun 05

Avoiding Analysis Paralysis with CRE Reporting Software

By Guy Gray | CRE Reporting

One of the most popular of “Aesop’s Fables” is about a fox and a cat. In this tale, a cat and fox discuss their tricks for avoiding capture. The cat only has one, while the fox has several. When hunters arrive on the scene, the cat quickly escapes up a tree while the fox is caught because he takes too long thinking about the different courses of action he can take.

This fable is a commentary on “analysis paralysis.” It shows the benefits of finding a balance between speed, resourcefulness and strategy when making important decisions. As it applies to commercial real estate, overthinking can be your enemy. Fortunately, you can avoid analysis paralysis with CRE reporting software.

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What Effect Will Autonomous Cars Have on Traditional Signage for CRE Pros
Jun 02

What Effect Will Autonomous Cars Have on Traditional Signage for CRE Pros?

By Guy Gray | Autonomous Cars

Autonomous cars are a hot topic these days. While we have no truly autonomous cars (i.e. cars that let you operate them sans steering wheel and pedals) at this time, we have seen rapid development toward wide adoption of cars that will pilot themselves. In fact, some brands like Volvo have announced plans to start selling self-driving cars to the public by 2022.

As this technology-filled future becomes a reality, what effect should we expect it to have on traditional signage? Will people be more connected to their surroundings since they don’t have to have eyes in front of them or will we see people disconnect entirely? (Perhaps a little bit of both?) Let’s take a look.

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Balancing Perspectives Rent Collection During COVID-19
May 22

Balancing Perspectives: Rent Collection During COVID-19

By Guy Gray | COVID-19

Tenants these days are experiencing uncertain times, whether they’re in the residential or commercial space. With limited funds and an uncertain future, it’s easy to dream up visions of landlords with an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the other—one side telling them to continue collecting rent like normal and the other encouraging them to give renters a break.

As we all know, there’s not an “evil” mindset behind every bill. Let’s take a look at commercial property rent collection from the perspective of tenants and landlords during the pandemic to find the right balance. (Plus, how much faith, if any, can we put in government lifelines?)

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Why a Post-COVID-19 World Presents Additional Marketing Opportunities for CRE Pros
May 19

Why a Post-COVID-19 World Presents Additional Marketing Opportunities for CRE Pros

By Guy Gray | COVID-19

Virtual tours, Zoom meetings, contact-less… nearly everything. It’s safe to say that 2020 has been an interesting year so far. Like many other industries, commercial real estate has been constantly evolving independent of the pandemic. This is especially true for CRE marketing.

For CRE pros willing to evolve with it, however, 2020 may actually prove to be a fruitful change in the market. Let’s take a look at why a post-COVID-19 world presents additional marketing opportunities for commercial real estate professionals.

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How to Prepare Mentally and Financially for Getting into Commercial Real Estate Investing
Apr 27

How to Prepare Mentally and Financially for Getting into Commercial Real Estate Investing

By Guy Gray | Commercial Real Estate

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” It doesn’t matter if you’re in commercial real estate, professional sports or sandwich building—if you want to be successful, you have to prepare for it.

If you’re considering getting into commercial real estate investing, this goes without saying. Here are some ways to prepare for it mentally and financially.

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Short-Term vs. Long-Term Leases — A CRE Pro Perspective
Apr 21

Short-Term Vs. Long-Term Leases – a CRE Pro Perspective

By Guy Gray | Leases

In the minds of many commercial real estate professionals, the only ideal options for leases are long-term and… long-term. After all, who would want a short-term lease and all of the unpredictability that comes with it? Well, allow us to present a few reasons why both short-term and long-term leases are viable options to a commercial real estate professional.

Here’s a pros and cons look at the two, from the Tenant and Property Manager perspective.

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Online Resources for Commercial Real Estate Professionals Adjusting to the Coronavirus Pandemic
Apr 08

Online Resources for Commercial Real Estate Professionals Adjusting to the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Guy Gray | Coronavirus

It’s no secret that the coronavirus (or COVID-19, as it’s technically known) has had an impact on all of our lives. While we won’t pretend to be epidemiologists, we do understand the severity of the situation with many counties across the country issuing stay-at-home orders. COVID-19 has affected nearly every industry and commercial real estate is one of them.

To keep you informed on this ever-changing coronavirus pandemic, here is a list of resources for CRE pros to educate themselves on how to approach it.

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Real Estate Portfolio Management and Your FF_E Assets
Mar 19

Real Estate Portfolio Management and Your FF&E Assets

By Guy Gray | FF&E Assets

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Aristotle’s famous quote is a lesson on synergy. Simply put, a single thing is made up of several parts and it’s useful or important because those parts come together. The individual parts may be slightly useful on their own but connecting them in a certain way produces more value. There are many examples of this in our lives. The words you’re reading right now are formed by individual letters combining to produce a word that has meaning. A brainstorming session is made more valuable if several minds come together to produce a great idea.


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The Most Common Benefits of Lease Management Software, As Told By Online Reviewers _
Mar 11

The Most Common Benefits of Lease Management Software, As Told By Online Reviewers

By Guy Gray | Lease Management Software

When you’re considering technological solutions to a problem, sometimes you want to hear from customers that actually use the product instead of the companies pitching it. In honor of this, we scoured the Internet for reviews for “lease management software.” 

Lease management software is becoming more and more popular among CRE professionals. After analyzing users’ reviews of the various lease management software platforms out there, we compiled a list of the most common benefits these platforms provide. 

This is what people had to say:

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