All Posts by Meredith Beasley

About the Author

Meredith Beasley serves as the VP of Marketing & Communications for Quarem. She is responsible for developing and implementing Quarem’s global branding strategy and works with both digital and traditional forms of media to better establish the Quarem brand.

3 Types of Projects You Can Easily Manage With Quarem
Jul 07

3 Types of Projects You Can Easily Manage With Quarem

By Meredith Beasley | Project Management

Every CRE pro has a to-do list that’s a mile long. Its pages are filled with tasks that are all part of a grand plan of action that leads to a big picture project. Meetings, phone calls, paperwork, and emails result in new deals, renewed leases, improved spaces, and so much more.

No matter what role you play, be it tenant, broker, developer, or landlord, you’re sure to be juggling several complex projects at once. So how do you get from start to finish while keeping everything in sync? Project & task management tools!

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The Drawbacks Of Using Spreadsheets To Manage Your Leases
May 27

The Drawbacks Of Using Spreadsheets To Manage Your Leases

By Meredith Beasley | Lease Management

We often get asked about our competitors, and our answer usually surprises people. Sure, there are other players in the lease management software game that we compete with, but spreadsheets are truly the oldest and fiercest of the bunch.

There’s great value in utilizing spreadsheets. They’re affordable and accessible, there are thousands upon thousands of resources online to reference when you need help, and many people already possess a basic understanding of how to use them. Though there are many positives, there are also several drawbacks, especially when you manage a mid-size to large portfolio. So, let’s explore some of the drawbacks of using spreadsheets to manage your leases.

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn_t Use that Lease Abstract Template You Found Online
May 14

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use that Lease Abstract Template You Found Online

By Meredith Beasley | Lease Abstract Template

Lease abstracting is often seen as dreaded busy work that you want to get off your plate as fast as possible. Luckily, a quick Google search uncovers a mix of ready-made templates. But what seems like a handy time-saver today might leave you in a sticky situation tomorrow.

The lease abstract templates you find online are by no means bad or faulty. The problem is there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to abstracting. The templates you find online are the size that fits the person or organization that created them.  They may save you from having to create a template from scratch, but they don’t support the unique needs of your portfolio.

So, before you click the download button, let’s discuss the reasons you shouldn’t use the lease abstract template you found online.

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Why Lease Abstraction Services are Not a Replacement for Lease Management Software
May 06

Why Lease Abstraction Services are Not a Replacement for Lease Management Software

By Meredith Beasley | Lease Abstracting , Lease Management Software

On a daily basis, we often face situations that require a little bit of flexibility.  If I’m in a pinch and don’t have eggs when I’m baking, I can turn to unsweetened applesauce. The restaurant I’m dining at doesn’t have Coke? Sure, I’ll take a Pepsi. These replacements aren’t going to be exactly what I need or want, but they’re close enough and will get the job done.

Some things, however, aren’t interchangeable. A great example of this is lease abstracting services and lease management software. In this case, one shouldn’t replace the other. Software alone isn’t an effective solution. Services alone aren’t an effective solution. The two have to work together in order to create effective lease management.

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Need to Organize Your Leases
Apr 30

Need to Organize Your Leases But Don’t Know Where To Begin? Start Here.

By Meredith Beasley | Uncategorized

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming. You know what that means? Spring cleaning season is upon us! Pair that with the stay at home orders brought on by COVD-19 and you’ve got a recipe for total organization.

When it comes to tidying up and getting organized, everyone always starts with big plans. After reading all the DIY blogs, watching every episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and gathering your supplies,you’re ready to transform your space into a masterpiece. But wait, where do you even start? The kitchen cabinets? The garage? Your overstuffed closet? And just like that, you go from excited to overwhelmed.

You can spring clean more than just your house, but that overwhelming feeling can follow you wherever you go. This is the perfect time to get your leases organized, but just like your house, where do you even start? Keep reading to find out.

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How Tenants Can Prepare Their Leases During Uncertain Times
Apr 16

How Tenants Can Prepare Their Leases During Uncertain Times

By Meredith Beasley | Lease Preparation

About a month ago, I was sitting at my desk in the office watching in shock as city officials announced the closure of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo due to the spread of the Coronavirus in the city and surrounding counties. The Rodeo is a big deal to us Houstonians. It’s a treasured tradition that brings the whole city together, creates thousands of jobs, stimulates the economy, and, most importantly, awards millions in scholarships each year. This announcement rocked the city, to say the least, and I honestly couldn’t believe it. I look back at myself during that time and can’t help but think, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” 

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A Problem and Solution Look at Lease Administration Software
Mar 25

A Problem and Solution Look at Lease Administration Software

By Meredith Beasley | Lease Administration Software

All great products offer an effective solution to a problem.Trying to have fun at an outdoor event but your drink keeps getting warm? Graba koozie! Want to snap a group selfie but your arms aren’t long enough? Connect your phone to a selfie stick!

Effective solutions improve processes, save time &money, and even reduce risk in certain situations. Good lease administration solutions are no different.

Lease administration software might not capture the world’s best selfie, or keep your beverage icy cold, but it can transform your lease management strategy in a way that improves your processes, protects your resources, and helps you make better decisions.

So, let’s take a problem and solution look at lease administration software.

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Organize. Control. Simplify. A Look at Three Key Benefits of Quarem_s CRE Software
Mar 16

Organize. Control. Simplify. A Look at Three Key Benefits of Quarem’s CRE Software

By Meredith Beasley | CRE Software

At some point in our lives we’ve all been asked, “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” Without fail, your brain freezes up and you can’t formulate an answer. Why is that question so hard to answer? Usually, it’s because there’s too much to say and we don’t know where to start.

Brands encounter that same question. While individuals might answer with a carefully crafted elevator pitch, brands answer with a succinct tagline or slogan that, among many things, highlights value and distinguishes the brand from others.

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ASC 842 The New Compliance Deadline for Private Companies and How You Can Prepare
Mar 06

ASC 842: The New Compliance Deadline for Private Companies and How You Can Prepare

By Meredith Beasley | ASC 842

In mid-October of 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) approved the August 2019 proposal to delay the effective dates of some of its major accounting standards. Included on the list was the ASC 842 lease accounting compliance date for privately help companies with domestic leases. Moving forward, these companies have until January 1, 2021 to meet the compliance standard.

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February CRE Content Roundup
Mar 03

February CRE Content Roundup

By Meredith Beasley | Monthly Roundups

February feels like it flew by, but not to worry! We made sure to keep track of the best of the month. In this month’s roundup, we take a trip around the U.S. to the 50 best cities for new business growth, make a pit stop in the Caribbean to learn about the future of famous Caneel Bay Resort, share the link to one of the best surveys in the industry, learn how to effectively ask for help, and take a quick look at the economic impact new commercial real estate projects will have in 2020.

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