Get More Value Out of Your Lease Management Software RFP With These Questions
Feb 13

Get More Value Out of Your Lease Management Software RFP With These Questions

By Meredith Beasley | Lease Management Software

One of my favorite TV shows is The Office. If you watch it religiously like me, you know the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch is famous for their time-wasting antics, including pointless meetings, awkward birthday or holiday celebrations, and even murder mystery games that take up the entire day. These hilarious, and sometimes cringeworthy, situations are the heart of the show and the reason why it’s so relatable. We’ve all encountered instances that seem to lack the “time is money” attitude and they can leave us feeling quite frustrated 

When looking for the right lease management software vendor, an RFP is a great way to ensure that you’re using your time efficiently. In a nutshell, the RFP process helps you highlight your needs and expectations so that you can easily identify the right option for you. Thus, it’s important to ask effective questions that add the most value to your search. 

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Commercial Real Estate Statistics that Will Blow Your Mind
Feb 06

Commercial Real Estate Statistics that Will Blow Your Mind

By Guy Gray | Commercial Real Estate Statistics

Statistics have a way of surprising even the most stoic of individuals. For example, did you know that 15 percent of Google searches have never been searched before? Or that 20 percent of songs on Spotify have zero plays?

Mind-blowing statistics like these are in every industry, including commercial real estate. Let’s tap into some trusted data sources to share some of the more jaw-dropping commercial real estate statistics.

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January 2020 CRE Content Roundup
Jan 31

January 2020 CRE Content Roundup

By Meredith Beasley | Monthly Roundups

As January comes to a close, we want to highlight our favorite content from around the industry. In this month’s roundup, we look into the nostalgic experiences of retail that are getting left behind, how a successful marriage can help you in your CRE career, the ways you can leverage employee input to find office space, brokers utilizing social media to grow their business, and how liens played into a famed developer’s failed revenge plot.

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7 Great CRE Related Accounts to Follow on Twitter
Jan 29

7 Great CRE Related Accounts to Follow on Twitter

By Meredith Beasley | Twitter

Coy Davidson, The Tenant Advisor

Coy is a fellow Houstonian so of course he’s on the list! What’s great about Coy is that you’ll always have one of his posts waiting for you in your timeline. His steady flow of content includes his personal blog posts, as well as articles related to the real estate market, retail, technology, workspace, and much more. Want more content? No problem! Coy has a second account, Healthcare_CRE, that focuses on healthcare real estate trends.

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6 Commercial Real Estate Podcasts You Should be Following
Jan 15

6 Commercial Real Estate Podcasts You Should be Following

By Guy Gray | Commercial Real Estate Podcasts

Commercial real estate professionals love maximizing their time. If you could multitask in a way that is both enjoyable and benefits your business, why wouldn’t you? While forums and blogs are a great way to source information from top industry minds, podcasts may arguably offer a more modern and convenient way to obtain this knowledge.

Most of all, though, they allow CRE pros to multitask. Podcasts are perfect for commutes, gym time and lunch breaks. So, where should you get started? Here are six commercial real estate podcasts you should be following, if you aren’t already:

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Why Your Stakeholders Will Love CRE Software
Jan 09

Why Your Stakeholders Will Love CRE Software

By Guy Gray | CRE Software

If there’s one thing we can all agree on about the commercial real estate industry, it’s that it’s complex. This is especially true from the CRE stakeholders’ perspective, whether it’s an active team member, a supervisor or an investor. According to a global survey by KPMG (Confronting Complexity: Research Findings and Insights), more than 94 percent of commercial real estate executives “identified complexity as their greatest challenge.”

There are two ways to address complexity: 1, present and manage information in a way that’s easier to understand; and 2, involve the parties challenged by complexity. Those who participated in the above survey agreed, as 84 percent of them pointed to technology (and specifically information management) as the solution for CRE complexity. Let’s discuss why CRE software is that solution and, more importantly, why stakeholders will love it.

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Prospecting and Property Analysis Made Easy with Quarem
Jan 06

Prospecting and Property Analysis Made Easy with Quarem

By Guy Gray | Property Analysis , Prospecting

CRE Property AnalysisMichelangelo had the Sistine Chapel. Leonardo da Vinci had the Mona Lisa. Andy Warhol had his Campbell’s soup cans. All of these works of art are arguably the artist’s main claim to fame. Viewers of these pieces get to enjoy the finalized version of the art, but they don’t get to see the journey the artists took to end up with their masterpieces. If we were given a look behind the scenes, we’d probably see these artists work through a lot of trial and error, research and late nights.

For brokers and their clients, finding and vetting space can feel like an art at times. Just like the artists mentioned above, brokers engage in quite a bit of behind the scenes work in order to find the picture-perfect space. They might not use a brush and canvas to get there, but they can use tools provided by CRE software.

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Leveraging Commercial Lease _ Property Management Software to Grow Your CRE Business
Jan 06

Leveraging Commercial Lease & Property Management Software to Grow Your CRE Business

By Guy Gray | Commercial Lease , Commercial Property Management Software

Famed writer and visual artist William S. Burroughs once said that “when you stop growing you start dying.” This can apply to individuals, business owners or even (as we’ll discuss today) commercial real estate professionals. Nearly every CRE pro wants to grow his or her business and portfolio, after all. Not because of greed, but because of the simple fact that you can’t predict things like economic downturns, smaller margins and increased vacancies—all of which hinder a CRE portfolio’s growth.

This is especially true for mixed portfolio property managers who deal with a variety of industries, from office and retail to industrial. Each can be volatile and unpredictable. Fortunately, solutions like commercial lease and property management software can help you both streamline operations and grow your business regardless of the industries in your portfolio. Let’s look at a few benefits of this software and give some examples of how Quarem specifically helps you grow your CRE business.Continue reading

Consultative Brokerage and CRE Software Customer Portals
Dec 12

Consultative Brokerage and CRE Software Customer Portals

By Meredith Beasley | Customer Portal

On September 23, 1962, TV viewers of all ages journeyed to the futuristic Orbit City. Here, they met one of the most legendary families in TV history, The Jetsons. Viewers were given a glimpse at the charming possibilities of tomorrow, like floating buildings and flying cars, and some groovy inventions that actually exist today, like smartwatches, video chatting, and 3-D printing.

 Though the show only aired for one season, The Jetsons still remains an iconic symbol of our vision of a dreamlike future and the technology that comes along with it.    

Compared to the day we got to “Meet George Jetson,” technology has rapidly advanced and left its impact on our processes and business practices. Take the commercial real estate industry, for example – sure, our buildings don’t float, and we can’t fly to work, but advancements like digital signatures and “smart” buildings have transformed our interactions and business cycles. 

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