During this unprecedented time, buildings are closing their doors and many people are staying home in effort to protect their communities from the spread of COVID-19. As a result of this effort, many facilities -- schools, retail buildings, office...
To our Valued Customers: On Friday afternoon, Governor Pritzker held a press conference and issued a state wide rule that Illinoisans must shelter in place commencing at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. That being said, businesses that fall...
To Our Valued Customers: Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our community and society across the globe. For Strada Real...
A common sentiment among property managers and owners is that there is “too much to do and not enough time to do it”. They are in a unique—and uniquely stressful—position as the “go-to” person who takes care of all...
Facility managers and company leadership in many industries across the U.S. are facing an unprecedented shortage of skilled workers. In the housing industry, a lack of skilled construction labor is contributing to a housing inventory gap of an estimated...
The unforgiving cold, snow, and ice of winter can cause serious (and expensive) damage to commercial properties if you do not adequately prepare for it. Water damage, unwanted critters, rusting metal, rotting wood, cracks and holes in brick and concrete,...
We enjoy surprises in many aspects of our lives - birthday parties, a good plot twist in a movie, receiving special recognition from a coworker - but when it comes to major purchases in our lives, we don’t want...
In today’s commercial real estate world, technology plays a big part in property/facility management. Physically meeting maintenance/repair service technicians at each property, or leaving voicemails to communicate about each job or task needed to be completed at each property on...
Photo from the Chicago Sun Times Last month, a section of Chicago’s North Lakeshore Drive closed due to a “structural emergency”, which consisted of cracks and section loss on both the deck and substructure of the road. An inspection in...
The unforgiving cold, snow, and ice of winter can cause serious damage to commercial properties if you do not adequately prepare for it. Water damage, utilities out, unwanted critters, rusting metal, rotting wood, cracks and holes in brick and concrete,...