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Three Emerging Tech Trends in Building Automation

Generally speaking, we see technology trends progress at a much faster rate in consumer products like cell phones and televisions than we do in the building automation industry. This is mostly because the building automation industry is slow to adapt to new technology, wanting to see it proven in other fields before implementing it in large-scale commercial applications. Here are a few technology trends that we see in your daily lives that we are starting to see or will soon see in building automation.

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Travis Watson
Five Rental Revenue Growth Strategies

How many rental revenue growth strategies are you deploying presently on your property? How many are in process: working, operational, functional and bringing in dollars? For some folks that’s an easy question. They can rattle off those that are implemented and bringing in money and for other people you’ve got to stop and think about it. 

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Travis Watson
How to Measure Risk as Property Values Continue to Climb

A bank regulator once posed the following hypothetical scenario to us: “Suppose, in 2007, you had a property that was generating $6 million in cash. If capitalization rates were 6% for that type of asset, the property would be valued at $100 million.” Since lending was loose at the time, even a conservative banker might have been required to lend “just” $75 million on the property for a 75% loan-to-value (LTV) ratio. But what about today and the market’s current lending standards?

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Travis Watson