How To Make Property Managers Love Vendors!

Posted by Ananth Rao on Jun 13, 2016 2:35:42 PM

Ever wondered what it would take for property managers to love vendors?

USSI recently hosted a focus group discussion in Baltimore with active participation from property managers of the Baltimore Power Group. Property management professionals from a wide range of companies including third party property management companies (CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield), REITS (Corporate Office Properties Trust) and owner managed commercial buildings (Obrecht, Continental Realty Corporation) shared the challenges they face at work each day. We asked questions about what vendors that provide building services (janitorial services, security, parking, HVAC etc.) do to make the job of property managers easier.

Here’s what we learnt about what vendors need to do to make property managers love them:


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Topics: Property Management, janitorial services, vendor management

What You Missed At The 2016 IREM Industry Forecast

Posted by Ananth Rao on Feb 1, 2016 5:14:20 PM

IREM Chapters 8, 77 & 92 hosted the 2016 Annual Forecast Meeting & Vendor Blender a packed event at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington. Despite SnowZilla, Property Managers and CRE professionals were in full attendance to hear experts talk about what's in store for the commercial real estate market in the DC Metro area. 

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Topics: Property Management, IREM, CRE

Boom or Bust? What’s The 2016 CRE Forecast?

Posted by Ananth Rao on Jan 25, 2016 1:24:45 PM


Find out at IREM’s 2016 Commercial Real Estate Forecast event.

The 2016 edition of IREM’s Annual Forecast Meeting is a great way to kick off the year and gaze into the crystal ball to see what’s in store for CRE this year. Will this be another year of rapid expansion in residential construction? How will the overall economy perform, and what impact will that have on your properties? Will we (finally!) start seeing an uptick in absorption rates for the office market in the DC area?

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Topics: Property Management, IREM, CRE, Forecast, Events

What You Missed At The 2015 BOMA Baltimore TOBY Awards

Posted by Ananth Rao on Oct 30, 2015 9:20:08 AM

Last evening, BOMA Baltimore hosted the 2015 The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards at a packed event at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore. For the uninitiated, TOBY Awards are the most prestigious awards in the commercial real estate industry recognizing excellence in building and property management. Think of it as the Oscars of commercial Property Management!

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Topics: BOMA, Property Management, Baltimore, TOBY Awards