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 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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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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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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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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