We manage retail centers on NNN leases and use Skyline for our accounting and lease administration. What program do you use? I am especially interested in any program you might use for property inspections, if any. Thanks in advance.
[quote=]It is difficult at times to stay away from our Blackberry's and other devices. In the past we would have had to go into the office on the weekend. Now we can log in from our home, from our car and while away at vacation. We can have access to documents and information online or through handhelds that we up until a few years ago required us to print them out and carry them with us.
Property inspections are now performed using PDA's rather than the notepad and pen. People now can read my reports rather than squirm at my handwriting. Photographs of emergency conditions can be documented immediately, rather than point, click, drive to the photodevelopment lab and print.
I founded a web based property management application company. While working with Property Managers when developing it, it is very clear that Technology has a huge impact on how business is done in this industry.
I think technology should aide in the mundane, and promote the users to use their real-world talents to better the business. Technology should work for you, you shouldn't have to work for it.
For example, our primary business is in allowing property managers to take rent / app payments online (for free). This is a mundane task in which Technology can make more convenient for the consumer and the supplier.
Never forget that you make your business, first and foremost. Technology is only there to help you.