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6 Ways to Reduce Commercial Real Estate Vacancies

By Sarah Baker on Oct 12, 2018 9:54:16 AM

Vacancies hurt. They cut into operating costs to maintain. Meanwhile, you're spending on market listings to attract prospective tenants – all without a lease revenue stream. According to JLL Research's U.S. Office Outlooktotal vacancy increased for the third consecutive quarter in almost all asset classes

To save money, cost-conscious tenants are are looking toward older buildings that have been remodeled with tenant improvements in mind. It’s no wonder, then, that renovations to older buildings are on the rise. New generations of tenants prefer modern workspaces with minimal costs, with an emphasis on sustainability and cutting edge technology.

How can you best use this opportunity to attract new tenants and reduce commercial real estate vacancies?

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How A Sustainable Office Can Help You Save Money

By John Nye on Aug 22, 2018 2:49:00 PM


 

The U.S. Green Building Council cites that buildings consume 70% of the U.S. electricity and account for 39% of U.S. CO2 emissions and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indicates that commercial buildings waste 30% of the energy they consume. This is a major opportunity for smart buildings' efficiency to save significant energy expenses and reduce environmental impact; yet, that’s just the start of the savings for sustainable offices!

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Budgeting for Smart Building Options

By John Nye on Aug 17, 2018 3:22:05 PM

Budgeting for Smart Building Options

Smart Buildings make for smart investments in cost savings and value enhancements, often with ROI in under 3 years. And, you may be surprised how affordable and easy a modern building automation solution can be. Here are 3 easy, strategies for budgeting for smart building options that can enable you to implement a building automation system in your buildings. 

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Which Buildings Benefit Most from Smart Building Automation Solutions?

By John Nye on Jul 26, 2018 2:35:12 PM


When considering smart building automation solutions (BAS), people often think their buildings are:

  • Too small
  • Too big
  • Too old 
  • Too new

If this were the case, then no building would ever be qualified to run a smart BAS. The fact is, more that 85% of commercial buildings lack smart building systems. 

But what if building automation could be affordable and easy to install, in as little as just one dayFind out which buildings are set up to benefit the most from building automation solutions, such as smart HVAC systems!

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How Smart Building Technology Can Benefit Everyone - from Owners to Occupants

By John Nye on Jul 13, 2018 4:39:21 PM


How Smart Building Technology Can Benefit Everyone

Smart building technology is quickly being adopted by property owners and investors alike. In many cases, this move is a reaction to a need or a problem that their tenants may be experiencing. To many, this may seem like a one-sided benefit where tenant improvements are at the expense of the owner. However, smart building technologies tend to benefit more than just the end user as many building automation systems allow owners, facility/property managers, and mechanical technicians to be proactive, rather than reactive, many times saving on operational expenses (OpEx) along the way. 

So who else gets to reap the benefits of smart building technology?

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Simple, Low-Cost, Energy Projects: A League of Minnesota Cities Recap

By John Nye on Jun 27, 2018 7:42:06 AM


 

This year was 75F's first trip to the League of Minnesota Cities Conference. And, the City of Saint Cloud and the League of Minnesota Cities did not disappoint! Attendees were excited, exhibitors were at the ready with impressive booth displays, and the decor sent you up north with a cozy, cabin feel. What else could you ask for from a Minnesota-centric conference?!

As the conference began, attendees settled in with a pre-conference workshop and dove right into the juicy (lucy) training all had traveled far and wide to attend. The 75F team began with the City Sustainability Meet-Up in the Alexander Room. 

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