Top 3 Challenges for Business Property Managers
Being a property manager means you own the building as well as the surrounding land. This means you have to be attentive to what's going on in your building as well as what's going on outside of it. Anything from security at the front door, to cameras in various rooms, to how the sprinkler system works, you are in control of it all. There's a lot that gets put in to owning a business property, especially when you want to make sure all runs smoothly.
With that being said, it can sometimes be difficult to focus on everything that's happening, especially if it happens all at once. Thankfully, with challenges come solutions. Here are some problems that you might face as a business property manager, and here's how you can fix them.
A lot of new technology now comes with automation that focuses on time management.
This means that you do not need to constantly rely on yourself or others to manually press buttons for certain things to function properly around the building. Instead, you can preset times for many different things around your building.
For example, say you own a business property that works during the day, then the building becomes vacant during the night. You can control the lights in your building to turn on at certain points throughout the night, so it seems like there are people in the building throughout all times of the day. This can help raise security as well.
Another example is a smart sprinkler system. You can program these sprinklers to only turn on when your building's landscape needs watering. Smart sprinklers can work with weather systems to figure out when they should turn on. This saves you the trouble of worrying about your landscape.
Running a business property means investing lots of money into it, which can be tricky if you're not seeing profit. This is why controlling costs are important and should be acknowledged sooner rather than later.
Similar to technology that helps with managing time, technology can also help lower the cost of property maintenance through the same ideas. With technology systems that turn on and off as needed, this lowers the cost of constantly powering up and down the necessary methods.
Let's go back to the smart sprinklers. By investing in a sprinkler system that detects when watering is needed, this saves you money in the long run. If it rains, you will not be watering your grass like a regular sprinkler system may set out to do if it's preprogrammed.
The same could go for smart lighting. Your building can use a system where lights detect when you walk in and out of a room, automatically shutting off, therefore saving you energy and money. You can install dimmers as well to ensure not all of a light's energy is being used.
Unexpected Maintenance Issues
Unfortunately, as much as you can prepare for an update, installation, or repair, you're still going to face unexpected issues that you didn't plan for. These things happen, and it's very common for them to. However, just because they're unexpected, doesn't mean you shouldn't have a plan.
That's where ATI+ can help you. With an ATI+ membership, you'll be able to get priority help for your property, which includes three one-hour annual on-site visits from our experts. They ensure the nternet, video surveillance, electrical, HVAC systems, and fire and carbon monoxide are all up-to-date, as well as many other special services.This is a major help for your business property, as you can put your trust in the hands of professionals. You won't have to worry about a thing.
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