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.

Lease Administration Software and Risk Mitigation
Aug 12

Lease Administration Software and Risk Mitigation

By Meredith Beasley | Risk Mitigation

It’s no secret that commercial leases are complex. They’re filled with wordy legal jargon, complicated rent schedules and confusing dates. What makes them even more challenging is that no two leases are the same. A holdover clause in a lease located in California can look drastically different than one in New York. The wording, style, and several other elements are impacted by things like regional idioms or landlord preferences.

These headache-inducing elements carry a lot of risk, which means that lessees have to bite the bullet and carefully hunt through each page to find the important information to track. Not to worry though, all that hard work pays off in the end. You get to sleep soundly at night knowing that you aren’t missing out on any obligations or opportunities that could otherwise lead to loss of time and money.

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Why Quarem Was Ahead of the Curve on the Recent Contact-Free Developments
Jul 16

Why Quarem Was Ahead of the Curve on the Recent Contact-Free Developments

By Meredith Beasley | Pandemic

For many of us, making the adjustment to remote work from home was something we never expected to do. In the wake of it all, we found ourselves scrambling both in and out of the office. Did I grab everything from my desk? How should I get set up at home? What the heck is Zoom and why do my coworkers need to see me working from home in my pajamas?

There were so many big changes occurring at once. On top of everything else, commercial tenants now had to address the issue of rent relief, which came with its own set of questions. If you found yourself struggling to remember the basics, like your landlord’s name, you aren’t alone. Rent relief is time sensitive so knowing the who, what, when, where, and why of all your leases is critical. Unfortunately, many people discovered they weren’t prepared just as the clock was ticking.

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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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