Proptech: Digital Solutions For Property Managers

Prior to the pandemic, the Cawley Chicago Property Management team estimates about 25% of their work was done in person or on paper and filed as a hard copy. Now, they have the ability to function almost completely digitally.

The past year had tested everyone’s tech capabilities, especially property managers. While the pandemic may have forced many into adapting to technology quicker than anticipated, these technological advancements (known as proptech) have revolutionized property management – and they are not going away any time soon.

“Overall, the trend toward digitizing all that we can will not fade once the pandemic does. Many of us have transitioned to performing a job or task remotely this last year, so implementing technology systems that will streamline the process will continue in the coming years.” – Aida Chavarria, Senior Property Manager at Cawley Chicago

Since adopting the property technology listed below, the Cawley team has reported greater efficiency and flexibility in their work as well as overall satisfaction from their tenants. The Cawley team will continue to explore digital solutions to provide the best – and safest – possible experience for their tenants.

BAS (Building Automation System) Controls For HVAC

– Allows property management to make changes to set points, schedules and troubleshoot issues from anywhere using a browser.

Access Control Systems

– Building key card systems are accessible anywhere using a browser.
– Allows property managers to view who is accessing areas of the property; add or remove access; change access levels; change schedules; and lock/unlock doors remotely.

Digital Directories

– Offers the ability to access via a web browser from anywhere to make changes to listings.

Security/Burglar Systems

– Offers the capability to access footage remotely from a browser to view live or review past footage.

Zoom and Google Meets

– Allows property managers to virtually meet with tenants and/or contractors in lieu of meeting in person.

For more information on property technology, check out this article from Swiftlane.

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