Property Management


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    Hotel cybersecurity vulnerabilities extend to key cards

    Researchers have found a way to hack Saflok key cards for up to 3 million hotel rooms. But that's just where the threats to guests begin.

    By Noelle Mateer • April 16, 2024
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    Lease renewals, tenant experience top of mind for landlords: VTS

    Despite 47% of landlords and property executives ranking property improvements as a top priority in 2024, only 17% said they know which capital property investments and building features tenants want.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Facilities Dive

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    House bill aims to turn government facilities into affordable housing

    The U.S. General Services Administration, along with two other federal agencies, would be required to report to Congress on unused or underutilized federal properties suitable for residential conversion.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Outpatient medical facilities gain steam as health systems navigate rising costs: JLL

    Property owners are facing pressure to address maintenance requirements and fund tenant improvements that can justify increased rents, the real estate services firm’s report says.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Bringing staff and student voices into the school design process

    As districts nationwide renovate or build schools, they increasingly seek formal input from those most connected to the spaces.

    By Kara Arundel • April 10, 2024
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    College spending on existing buildings jumped over 26% in 2023

    Despite a heightened focus on maintaining old facilities, a significant gap exists between maintenance needs and spending.

    By Ben Unglesbee • April 9, 2024
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    Facilities managers adapt to the post-pandemic office

    Flexible desk areas and more collaborative spaces are some of the office updates designed to meet the evolving needs of a hybrid workforce.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Office redesigns seek to bridge home, office disconnects: Cisco

    While a majority of employees and employers want better technology and infrastructure to accommodate new hybrid work behaviors, many organizations are not offering practical supports, a report says.

    By April 2, 2024
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    BrainBox AI unveils generative AI building management assistant

    Powered by Amazon Bedrock, the technology pulls data from a wide range of sources, providing operators with sustainability and operational efficiency insights, the company says.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Cars are king of the commute. But employers may have a once-in-a-generation chance to change that.

    A perhaps overlooked element of the return-to-office conversation is how employees can get to work in the first place.

    By Ryan Golden , , March 27, 2024
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    VTS, CBRE emphasize importance of workplace technology, data in leasing

    Personalizing technology and workplace applications can help operators improve communication and collect tenant data to drive efficient operations and leasing strategies, the firms say.

    By March 27, 2024
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    DC’s downtown revival plan, from office conversions to ‘neighborhood safety centers’

    The plan, released by Washington, D.C., Mayor Bowser, calls for a simplified process to convert office space into housing and seeks to improve parks, streetscapes and open spaces.

    By Danielle McLean • March 25, 2024
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    Employees cite lack of productivity, high commuting costs as return-to-office barriers

    While 73% of respondents reported that they feel more connected to their company when they are in the office with their colleagues, 76% said a lack of equipment limits their productivity.

    By March 20, 2024
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    House passes bill to keep federal building use rates above 60%

    Under the USE IT Act, higher utilization rates would give buildings a leg up for capital improvements; lower rates could lead to space consolidation or downsizing. 

    By S.L. Fuller • March 19, 2024
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    Workplace redesign could help with return to office, VergeSense says

    Employees claim there’s not enough productive space even though office utilization remains below pre-pandemic levels, the firm says.

    By S.L. Fuller • March 15, 2024
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    IHG makes EV charging available to all hotels in US and Canada

    The hotel group also created a best practices guide to charging installation and added a mobile app feature allowing guests to search for hotels with EV chargers.

    By Noelle Mateer • March 15, 2024
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    AI growth pushes data center cooling upgrades, greater density, other innovations

    As the sector’s footprint and power use grow and states consider energy efficiency requirements, smaller enterprises are looking for colocation space and renewable energy.

    By March 15, 2024
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    Tenant comfort, maintenance issues top common challenges for operators

    Implementing AI and other technologies could help to streamline communications and property management tasks, according to a Building Engines report.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Qmerit launches EV charging warranty support, maintenance services

    The services can help charge point operators address reliability concerns, maximize their investment and meet uptime requirements of federal funding, the company says.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Ample funding opportunities drive growth, rent hikes for life sciences space

    Vacant space has intensified pressure for building owners and operators, while tenants find more options and opportunities.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Industrial real estate to heat up in 2024, JLL predicts

    The redevelopment of aging buildings into more efficient spaces, spurred by ESG initiatives, is poised to be a long-term driver of industrial real estate, the firm says. 

    By S.L. Fuller • March 6, 2024
  • ABM to provide housekeeping, event staffing at Diamondbacks’ Chase Field

    The facility management firm says it will support the team’s environmental and inclusion goals and now serves more than 20% of Major League Baseball member clubs.

    By March 5, 2024
  • US army grant aims to improve military base facilities management, safety

    US Ignite will use the funding to build on a pilot program for reducing heat risk, detecting building faults and upgrading remote surveillance.

    By Brian Martucci • March 1, 2024
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    Data center demand pushes organizations to secondary markets: JLL

    AI-driven demand, high power costs and limited supply spurred data center growth in secondary and tertiary markets during the second half of 2023, according to the firm’s report.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    JLL urges government action on lease optimization, talent retention

    Agencies must right-size leased space and reimagine workspaces to attract younger workers, amid a looming “talent cliff,” according to the firm’s 2024 government trends report.

    By Brian Martucci • Feb. 26, 2024