Commercial Property Management Software - Your Answer to Work-Life Balance
Jul 16

Commercial Property Management Software – Your Answer to Work-Life Balance

By Guy Gray | Commercial Property Management Software

Work-life balance is a problem for many Americans. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States ranked 30 out of 38 countries analyzed when it comes to healthy work-life balance. The OECD found that about 1 in every 10 Americans work “very long hours” and the average worker dedicated only 14.4 hours to personal care and leisure.

Commercial real estate professionals might dedicate even less. After all, pulling a property manager away from his or her duties can be a difficult task. If said CRE pro knew that many of these duties could be handled by a commercial property management software solution, however, it might be a different story.

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Forecasting with Quarem's Commercial Real Estate Software
Jul 09

Forecasting with Quarem’s Commercial Real Estate Software

By Guy Gray | Forecasting

Mother Nature is unpredictable. It seems like professional meteorologists don’t even know what is going to happen half the time. They say it’s going to be a torrential downpour in the evening and there aren’t even a few drops on the ground. They say it’s going to be sunny for your weekend softball game and it ends up raining cats and dogs. It can be difficult to see the point of a forecast, sometimes.

Commercial real estate is the same way. Forecasting the future of your CRE portfolio may seem as reliable as forecasting the weather. However, this is only the case if you’re still using old-school methods to manage it. CRE software like Quarem, on the other hand, gives you an accurate overview of your entire portfolio of leased and owned space that allows you to performance leverage historical data so you can better project future performance. Let’s show you how.

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Marketing Tips for Property Managers to Help Fill Vacancies Faster
Jul 03

Marketing Tips for Property Managers to Help Fill Vacancies Faster

By Guy Gray | Marketing Tips , Vacancies

If there’s one thing property managers don’t like to hear, it’s the word vacancies. It’s the cause for many sleepless nights spent analyzing, which leads to extra cups of coffee. It can mean an overall increased feeling of irritability, or stress. It’s a downright scary word in the commercial real estate world. 

Nothing affects cash flow and a property manager’s bottom line more than vacancies. Fortunately, nothing can help fill vacancies quite like smart preparation and marketing. So, what are some marketing tips to help you fill these vacancies? Let’s take a look at five of them.

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Get to Know the Quarem Team - Our Love For CRE Events!
Jun 27

Get to Know the Quarem Team – Our Love For CRE Events!

By Guy Gray | Quarem

Given the power of the Internet, you may already feel like you know certain people or companies. Bill Gates, for example, lets it be known that his favorite band is Weezer and he reads 50 books a year. Despite how much you know about Bill Gates, however, chances are not very high that you’ll meet him one day. 

The team at Quarem is another story. If you read our blog regularly, you may feel like you know us. We love to take any opportunity we can to meet and interact with other CRE professionals at both a local and national level.  These events are fantastic opportunities for us to learn more about the current trends in the industry and the wants and needs of those within it. We use the insight to analyze our software and services so that we can provide our clients with the best possible support.

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Avoiding Legal Headaches with Commercial Real Estate Software
Jun 24

Avoiding Legal Headaches with Commercial Real Estate Software

By Guy Gray | CRE Software , Legal

There’s always that one person at a party that everyone knows to avoid. They talk only about themselves, invade people’s personal space and wear way too much cologne. If you want to avoid a headache that will last all night, you’ll avoid this person.

Commercial real estate is the same way. Only instead of a person, it’s legal issues. No challenge will grind your portfolio’s growth to a halt quite like legal challenges. Can commercial real estate software help you ensure you fully understand your lease clauses and also help you abide by these contracts? Let’s find out.

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#CRE Hashtags - What to Engage and What to Ignore
Jun 12

#CRE Hashtags – What to Engage and What to Ignore

By Guy Gray | Hashtags , Social Media

Ah, the hashtag. What was once a simple idea suggested by a lone marketer back in 2007 has become a crucial indicator for trending topics and dynamic, user-generated campaigns. Hashtags are a great way to get exposure and engagement on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. Every industry uses hashtags, including commercial real estate.

But what hashtags should #CRE pros be engaging with or using? What hashtags should they ignore? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones:

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The Effect of Natural Disasters on Commercial Real Estate Professionals
May 23

The Effect of Natural Disasters on Commercial Real Estate Professionals

By Guy Gray | CRE Professionals

In August of 2017, a category 4 hurricane made landfall in Texas, where it would leave behind a devastating amount of destruction. Hurricane Harvey greatly impacted many Texas cities, including Houston, where certain areas of the city received more than 50 inches of rain. Major streets that were filled with bustling traffic just days earlier became crowded with boats filled with residents seeking help, or locating those that needed help. Countless Houstonians were stranded in their homes as the water took over. Entire sections of the city were cut off as the flood created temporary barriers. The Buffalo Bayou filled with water and city officials were faced with a major decision that had a grim outcome no matter the choice – release water from the dams and flood countless houses and businesses or leave the rising water to potentially overflow past the emergency spillways, which could cause an even bigger disaster. When it was all said and done, Harvey changed Houston forever, and the city is still working towards recovery to this day.

The Quarem office is located in the heart of downtown Houston. We all feel extremely blessed to say that our homes and business weren’t impacted by the flood, but we witnessed first-hand the aftermath and the damage that Harvey left behind. When faced with the question of how natural disasters impact commercial real estate and the professionals within the industry, we see beyond the loss of a property or building. Housed behind the walls of any commercial property, be it an office building, retail space, or warehouse, are thousands of important assets that are used daily to support the operation of a business.

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Why Your Enterprise Lease Account Software Solution Should be Quarem
May 09

Why Your Enterprise Lease Account Software Solution Should be Quarem

By Guy Gray | Lease Account Software

American pastor, author and educator Charles R. Swindoll once said that “the difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.” For enterprise lease accounts in commercial real estate, this is especially true. It’s easy to focus on the bigger picture of an enterprise-level account. But the details — individual accounts, dates and lease clauses, for example  — can be the difference between an enterprise lease account simply maintaining its health and thriving.

Quarem can be the enterprise lease account software that takes yours over the top. Read on to discover some of the key features included with Quarem and what separates the platform from the rest.

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How Reactive Should Commercial Real Estate Professionals be to the News and Current Events
May 02

How Reactive Should Commercial Real Estate Professionals be to the News and Current Events?

By Guy Gray | CRE Professionals

For all types of investors, October 17, 1987 is a day that will live in infamy. “Black Monday,” as it’s more commonly referred to, was a day when stock markets across the world crashed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 22 percent. The real estate market crashed as well, but not as a direct result of the DJIA drop. Rather, the CBRE said it was due to a mistaken policy response (i.e. an overreaction) to the news of the drop.

As a commercial real estate professional, are you guilty of the same thing when it comes to news and current events? The top CRE pros have their ear to the ground, of course, and stay privy to current events and trends. That’s smart. However, to what degree does this make them reactive instead of proactive, if any? And what are some drawbacks of being over reactive to current events? Let’s find out.

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5 Lessons CRE Professionals Learn from Not Using Property Management Software
Apr 29

5 Lessons CRE Professionals Learn from Not Using Property Management Software

By Guy Gray | Property Management Software

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” You’ve likely heard this saying before, but have you really thought about it as it applies to your job as a property manager?

If you’re cutting corners here and there to save time and money, you’re basically giving yourself a fish. If you’re adopting a way to permanently improve your efficiency and save tremendous amounts of time and money long-term, on the other hand, then you’re really learning how to fish.

Here are five other lessons that might help you see the value of using property management software:

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