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Asset Management Goals

Asset Management Goals

Real Estate Asset Management Goals and Analytics Go Together My customers don’t care about the technologies my company specializes in. They don’t care about data analytics. They have asset management goals. What they care about is increasing the value of the assets...

Dashboard cost estimate surprises

Dashboard cost estimate surprises

Dashboard Cost Estimate Dashboards and icebergs have something in common: they both have a part that is visible and a part, much larger, that is not visible. The invisible part of a dashboard is the data that gets pulled into the dashboard. The effort, and therefore...

Real Estate Asset Management with Excel

Real Estate Asset Management with Excel

There comes a point when Excel expertise can become a liability. Excel is such a powerful tool that pretty much anything can be done in Excel. And some asset management teams don’t look beyond Excel to do their work. Here’s a conversation between an institutional...

How to estimate the cost of a dashboard

How to estimate the cost of a dashboard

Before we can give you a quote for a custom dashboard, we need to gather some information. In this post I will explain how to estimate the cost of a dashboard, and what questions we need to ask in order to build the quote.   How to Estimate the Cost of a...

How to specify custom property management metrics

How to specify custom property management metrics

Companies come to us because the reports from their property management system don't provide them the metrics they want. Customization is the driver. We have a process for specifying custom property management metrics. Here is how we do it.   Custom Property...

What to do with those real estate deal proformas

What to do with those real estate deal proformas

Real Estate Deal Proformas When I review metrics with my clients, I also ask how the asset is performing relative to the original real estate deal proformas. Most of the time that question is hard to answer. We know that as a deal sponsor, if you can demonstrate that...

Four Types of Metrics in Real Estate

Four Types of Metrics in Real Estate

In this post I am going to introduce the four types of metrics in real estate management that I recommend our clients keep an eye on. Most of our clients ask to look at Actual vs Budget. Looking at the variance to budget helps them know how they are managing. I think...

The Dashboard Buyer’s Journey

The Dashboard Buyer’s Journey

Before our clients hire us to build them a custom dashboard, they go through what we call the "dashboard buyer’s journey". This is a “journey” because it involves many decision points, and there are lots of things to learn along the way.  The Dashboard Buyer’s...

How to Forecast Occupancy

How to Forecast Occupancy

Take a minute to look at the occupancy dashboard image below. It is forecasting occupancy 30, 60 and 90 days from now. The rest of the article describes how to forecast occupancy for your portfolio. How to Forecast Occupancy Let’s say you have been given a monthly...

Building the Entrata KPI Scorecard

Building the Entrata KPI Scorecard

An Automated Entrata KPI Scorecard We built the RentViewer Entrata connector in collaboration with a client  Our client was  looking to automate the process for updating their Excel-based KPI scorecard (this is the "Entrata KPI scorecard" project mentioned elsewhere...