GRESB: how to respond to the assessment?

Based in Amsterdam, GRESB was created by a group of investors aspiring to compare their property assets’ ESG performance. The organization’s goal is to ensure that assets are sustainable, addressing today’s needs without impacting future generations. To this end, GRESB offers an annual assessment that compares property management companies based on ESG criteria. If you’re […]

Data management: what strategy should you implement for your property portfolio?

When it comes to collecting data, our number one piece of advice is to focus first and foremost on existing data. Additional metering systems, though sometimes very useful, also have some major drawbacks: their high cost, mixed reliability, and the often wasted amounts of new data they generate. Preparing an action plan for data collection […]

[Video] Automatic collection of your property data: what for?

Collecting property data is an essential first step in your real estate management approach – whether you’re seeking easier access to information or a global view of your property portfolio, setting up an energy management strategy or starting contract management. But what kind of data are we talking about? This video has the answers! Keep […]

Real Estate: data prediction, and why your CSR director can no longer do without it

Dealing with missing data is a key issue for reliable predictive analytics. You may have heard of data prediction or missing data imputation, but exactly how does data science process the absence or ambiguity of information? Let’s take a look at these fundamental questions. Why use data prediction? A simple case in point: a CSR […]

Real Estate: the compelling case for automatic data collection

Automatic data collection involves retrieving data directly at the source. It allows for information to be centralized, and avoids the clumsy chore of manual data entry. Data collected in this way is more accessible and easier to use, but exactly what are the benefits for your property portfolio management? Let’s examine the four key advantages… […]

Open data: changing the Real Estate game

Open data is a grassroots movement that views public information as a common good, and actively promotes the digitalization of property. But what does open data mean for the Real Estate sector? How can these new resources provide a better understanding of your property portfolio and help you create value for your business? Blog by […]

Real Estate: enhance your extra-financial performance with GRESB!

Gone are the days when a company was evaluated on financial performance alone. In today’s regulatory environment, property management companies must now focus on extra-financial value as well. In the quest to enhance their appeal to investors and tenants, landlords would do well to consider voluntary initiatives like GRESB. But what exactly does this entail, […]

GRESB: the changes that will affect you starting in 2020

GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) is a global organization that promotes asset sustainability, driven by the view that addressing today’s needs shouldn’t jeopardize those of future generations. To this end, GRESB assesses and compares the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) performance of real assets, allowing businesses to benchmark themselves based on set criteria and […]

Data management: the right data for the right purpose

When it comes to shaping a successful service management policy, determining which data to use can be difficult. This article explores the four types of data you should be focusing on first, and the challenges of each. Asset data By definition, asset data is information relating to your assets, i.e., the property portfolio being managed. […]

Algorithms to the rescue: fighting energy waste in the Retail sector

What if your sales staff arrived three hours before the store opened every morning? You would see it as an absurd waste of resources, and you’d be right! And yet you squander resources just as needlessly every day, by leaving appliances and lights on outside of business hours. How can you eliminate this kind of […]