Best practices for this year’s CAM reconciliation process

This is the time of year for resolutions, for planning and for, many of us in commercial real estate, common area maintenance reconciliations. CAM (operating expense) reconciliation is a simple


February 8, 2019

Tech key to CREJ property management event

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Drones, digital touch screens, virtual and augmented reality, and innovative software packages are some of the tools that cutting-edge property managers are using. Indeed, Technologies and Tools is the name of one of the panels at an upcoming property management conference. “It’s a pretty cool panel,” said Zvi Rudawsky, managing member at Wheelhouse Commercial, which…

John Rebchook

February 4, 2019

Local buildings participate in active threat trainings

Last year, we wrote encouraging facility managers, building owners and operators to train their staff and tenants on active threat situations. Over the past 12 months, media coverage shows us that the threats


January 14, 2019

Text messages become common management tool

I would be willing to bet that within arm’s reach sits your smartphone. Whether it is in your pocket, stuffed in your desk drawer or sitting on your desk, our phones are never out of reach. This “tool” has gone from a


January 13, 2019

Protect against payment processing cyberthreats

The statistics do not lie. A quarter of Americans believe that they were victims of cybertheft. This has led many to fear being further exposed to cybertheft, identity theft and personal privacy breaches more than their


January 6, 2019

Bernard celebrates 27 years with Denver BOMA

Twenty-seven years ago, Jeannie Bernard accepted the executive vice president position for the Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association the week before Christmas. She inherited an organization with one full-time staff member and one part-time member to manage

Michelle Askeland

December 30, 2018

How well do you know your building’s tenants?

In the competition to attract and keep great tenants for your office building, it’s easy to believe that all you need to do is outfit your common areas with top-notch amenities and cool collaborative spaces. Everyone knows that’s what people want right now, right? The answer to that


December 29, 2018

How to handle building component samples following a loss

When dealing with a property loss, both insured and insurer have responsibilities and duties under the insurance policy that they must perform. Every insurance policy outlines the post-loss responsibilities of a


December 1, 2018

Western Asset Services launched

Western Asset Services

Western Development Group, a developer of premier mixed-use and residential properties in Cherry Creek North, has created a new property management company, Western Asset Services. While Western Asset Services is just hitting the ground, Western Development Group is not a new kid on the block as far as property management. Western Development has been “in […]

John Rebchook

November 6, 2018

Best practices in solar financing for building operators

If someone came up to you (hopefully someone you know, not someone off the street) and told you that you could lock in your energy prices for your building for the next 20 years at a lower rate than what is charged by


October 21, 2018