This report was published by Building Engines (July 2021). CRE tenant expectations are rising, budgets have tightened, and competition is increasing. “Amid this change, one theme is clear: Assembling the right technology stack can be the difference between cementing your portfolio’s long-term growth or falling behind competitor buildings”. Modern software platforms and point solutions hit the market each day and can help a team work smarter, faster, and more cost effectively. But choosing the right solutions—and avoiding clunky, overpriced, and difficult-to-deploy options—takes research. The authors set out key must-have capabilities and support features when choosing a building operations platform.
Key words: Access Controls, Architecture/Engineering, Carrier Services, Cloud & Data Analytics, Communications, Computer/Network Hardware, Controls/Sensors, Employee Productivity, Energy Management, HVAC, Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation

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