HVAC Upgrades Reduce Environmental Impact

Homeowners and single-family property owners alike know how energy-intensive their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can be. In fact, HVAC systems account for on average 39 percent of all electricity used in commercial buildings. But according to the U.S. Department of Energy, upwards of 30 percent of HVAC costs are lost to waste. It’s … Continued

SBOA’s Alison DeJaeger Interviews Motili CEO, Jeff Wilkins

The following is a lightly edited version of an interview with SBOA and marketing firm G5. Jeff Wilkins answers questions on technology use in self-storage facilities and impact of technology in the self-storage space. Alison: If a property owner wants to capitalize on the power of technology, what do you recommend as a first step? … Continued

Single-family Rentals Are Growing Like Never Before

The single-family rental market is booming and both baby boomers and millennials are pursuing single-family homes as a viable renting option. Did you know that 37% percent of Americans live in rental properties? This is the largest amount of renters since 1965. Single-family rentals are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. Housing Market. Similarly, … Continued

Virtual Reality is Transforming the Way We View Real Estate

3D Renderings are revolutionizing the way we buy and visit properties. Investors and home buyers alike are now buying properties, sight unseen, with the help of virtual reality. How would you like to meet with your realtor, tour a dozen properties, and then make a few offers in just a couple of hours? Now, imagine … Continued

5 Tech-driven Multifamily Property Management Techniques

Asset Tracking Project Scheduling Multi-family real estate owners, operators, and managers know that there’s complexity that exists across not just a building but across a region, and certainly across the portfolio. Keeping track of all of those assets outside of paper and pencil can be a real challenge, and so we’ve designed a strategy to … Continued

“20 Questions” with Motili CEO, Jeff Wilkins

Motili CEO, Jeff Wilkins, recently sat down with HVACR Business Magazine for an interview and inside look at Motili. The interview covered topics such as Jeff’s background as a serial entrepreneur, Motili’s story, how Motili works with contractors, and how it impacts the property maintenance and management industry. We present you with the full interview, … Continued

Motili Summit 18 Recap

What is The Motili Summit? Recently, we had the opportunity to gather some of the biggest names, and brightest minds in the multi-tenant, commercial and single family real estate and technology space, for an intimate educational and networking event. The first annual Motili Summit event took place at the excellent Maven Hotel in Lower Downtown … Continued

Optimizing Multi-tenant Capital Budgets with Asset Tracking Webcast

What is “asset tracking” and how does it help multi-tenant property managers and owners? As recently as a month ago, we visited a property where maintenance dates for HVAC units were being tracked on the unit itself, using a sharpie. Obviously, this method of tracking is dated and not very efficient. Asset tracking technology allows … Continued