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Evaluating FM Tools for Your CRE Toolbox

Evaluating FM Tools for Your CRE Toolbox

What FM Tools are you using to manage your corporate real estate? Consider the points below.   Spreadsheets Simple to do basic tasks, low cost No integrated source or cost data, manual population only Not scalable; large or complex tasks quickly becomes unmanageable Low-End Tools Typically database products; better than spreadsheets Limited analytics or what-if [read more...]

August 26, 2014

Learning from L.A.

Learning from L.A.

The recent water main breakage in Los Angeles shines a spotlight on a problem that all too many Universities face: the risk of critical but aging infrastructure failing suddenly.  While not all failures may be as spectacular as several feet of water flooding streets and campus landmarks, the impact of key electrical, mechanical, plumbing, communication [read more...]

August 5, 2014

CBS News Reports: Empty Government Buildings Total 77,000

CBS News Reports: Empty Government Buildings Total 77,000

As reported on CBS Evening News by Jeff Pegues “A recent audit has found that the federal government continues to own and maintain 77,000 empty buildings, costing taxpayers $1.5 billion per year in electric bills, roof repairs and other monthly costs.“ What’s in my portfolio? That expression ‘knowing is half the battle’ is true in [read more...]

July 30, 2014

‘The Living Facilities Capital Plan’ in CoreNet’s June Industry Tracker

‘The Living Facilities Capital Plan' in CoreNet’s June Industry Tracker

Check out Ed Zielinski’s article in CoreNet’s June Industry Tracker.  Ed discusses three best practices towards building a living facility capital plan and he defines a living facility capital plan as follows: “It is a plan that enables you to react and adapt to changing circumstances. It is a plan that aligns your real estate [read more...]

July 1, 2014

Managing the World’s Greatest Linear Asset

Great Wall Linear Asset

Maintaining the condition of the 13,171 mile long Great Wall of China is no easy task.  Much of the Wall has fallen to disrepair since its creation more than 2,000 years ago, and as a result, a great deal of the wall is closed off to visitors due to high structural risks and safety concerns. [read more...]

May 23, 2014

Best Practices

Addressing FM challenges.

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