Property Management: Page 2


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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
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    Data centers’ cooling needs are largely unmet: AFCOM

    A majority of data center professionals surveyed plan to draw on renewable energy to meet their growing energy needs amid the rise of AI.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Proactive maintenance gaining momentum in facilities management: Limble

    Seventy-two percent of manufacturing and FM professionals Limble surveyed reported implementing proactive maintenance to combat aging infrastructure, with 69% investing in new equipment.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    How lockerless schools are shaping building design

    Doing away with lockers in schools may reduce space needs but add storage costs elsewhere, says a K-12 practice area director and architect.

    By Kara Arundel • Feb. 21, 2024
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    5 issues to watch as New York City reshapes its commercial waste system

    Carters must charge customers less for recycling and compostable material collection than refuse, incentivizing businesses to properly divert material, according to the city’s sanitation department.

    By Cole Rosengren • Feb. 20, 2024
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    CBRE facilities management services boom in Q4

    In addition to strong growth from its Global Workplace Solutions segment, CFO Emma Giamartino says the firm expects leasing to grow modestly in 2024. 

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Office space demand has grown year over year for 6 consecutive months, VTS reports

    It’s too soon to say the tide of demand has turned for the long term, but leasing activity is expected to increase this year, a VTS executive said.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 14, 2024
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    Scenera, S&I seek to replicate facilities management platform model from South Korea in the US

    The effort builds on the success of case studies in South Korea, where a retailer garnered roughly 10% in energy savings and cut maintenance costs by 17%, Scenera’s CEO says.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Washington, DC, readies tax abatement program for commercial-to-residential conversions

    The incentive provides property owners up to $2.5 million for each fiscal year from 2024 through 2026 through a provision that a local attorney describes as “critical to the lifeblood of the city.”

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    58% of top office leases were renewals in 2023: CBRE

    The firm says the majority of these renewals came in the Mid-Atlantic region, attributing these commitments to lower office utilization-driven resizing.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Honeywell to upgrade building management system used by NBA’s Atlanta Hawks

    As part of the multiyear agreement, locker rooms and fan clubs will have air filtration systems, and specialized sensors will be deployed to monitor indoor air quality, Honeywell says.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Butlr expands privacy-driven heat sensor technology to healthcare

    The MIT Media Lab spinoff says its opt-in generative AI models can provide building efficiency and utilization insights, without capturing any personally identifiable information.   

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    New York City to pilot automated collection of large containers for high-density buildings

    Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch described this as the biggest advance for local waste collection technology in decades, as the city continues its push toward containerization.

    By Cole Rosengren • Feb. 5, 2024