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What Workplaces Can Learn From College Campuses

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5 Steps To Apply College Lessons To Office Space

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INFOGRAPHIC: Corporations Missing Opportunities To Leverage Campus Style

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Recall: Fitness Center Exercise Machine Poses Impact Hazard

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In or Out: Alaska Turns To Maintenance Outsourcing

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Three Threats to Cost Transparency in Cost-Plus Facility Services Outsourcing

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Los Angeles Convention Center Restroom Upgrades Score Big

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Convention Center Thinks 'Outside the Box' for Plumbing Upgrades

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Waterless Urinals Among Convention Center Plumbing Upgrades

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Making Plumbing Upgrades Work

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The Future of Outsourcing: Better Collaboration, Strategic Relationships

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Vested Outsourcing Model Means Client and Provider Equally Committed To Success

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TD Bank: Redefining Outsourcing Into True Partnership

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In Or Out? K-12 District Wrestles with Outsourcing

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Procter & Gamble, TD Bank: Vested Outsourcing Success Stories

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Vested Approach to Outsourcing Creates Long-Term Value

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With Hot Commercial Office Market, Repositioning Buildings Is On The Rise

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Enlivened Lobbies, Bright Finishes Are Two Keys To Successful Building Repositioning

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Photo Gallery: Before and After Photos Show Value of Building Repositioning

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FAA Creating Rules to Ensure Safe Drone Operation

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Commercial Drones Give Managers Eyes in the Sky

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Managers Strive to Learn Benefits of Drone Technology

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Challenges and Costs Associated with Drone Technology

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Baby-Changing Tables in Restrooms: California Changes Codes

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Government Agencies Seek to Sell Costly Buildings

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Impact on CRE Interiors Due To 2015 IBC

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Creating Value Through Resilience

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Task-Based Building Service Contracts Are Co-Employment Contracts

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NLRB Decisions On Co-Employment Hold Lessons For Facility Managers

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Facility Managers Must Effectively Manage Contract Transition

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Managing Outsourcing: Structuring the Contract Transition

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Effective Contract Transition: Handling People Management

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Watch These Steps in Service Contract Transitions

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Managing Outsourcing: the Pre-Contract Stage, the Facility Manager’s Role

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Financial Management

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Energy-Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Earn LEED Silver Status

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Jay Black Uses Sustainability, High-Performance Efforts to Set SL Green Apart

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Finalists for FMD Achievement Awards Announced

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Most Significant Change of IBC Pertaining to Commercial Interiors

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Other Significant Changes To IBC Pertaining To Commercial Interiors

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Most-Often Misunderstood or Misapplied IBC Requirement for Commercial Interiors

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Survey Says: Managers Sound Off on Outsourcing

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Revamping Training to Keep Pace With Facilities

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Revamped Training Program Seeks to Keep Pace With Changing Facilities

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Restructuring of Operations Produces Positive Results

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Training Programs Must Roll With Department Changes

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Tenant Build-out And Operating Expense Lease Provisions Can Pose Problems For Landlords

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Understanding Self-Help Eviction And Repossession In Commercial Offices

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Landlords Should Spell Out Repair and Maintenance Responsibilities In Commercial Leases

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The Current Popularity of Green Cleaning

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Outsourcing Is Not the Only Way to Stretch FM Budget

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Incorporate Technology Into Outsourcing Equation

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Balancing In-House With Outsourced Facilities Services

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How Delphi Selected A Facility Management Service Provider

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Delphi, Facility Management Provider Focus On Savings Opportunities

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Rigorous Approach To Outsourcing Can Pay Off In Facility Management Choice

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How To Balance Outsourcing and In-House Staff

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Dan Hounsell: Outsourcing is Here to Stay, So Make it Work for You

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In-house Or Outsource? Facility Departments Evaluate Staffing Balance

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Survey: Facility Management Outsourcing, Retirement, Satisfaction Results

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Signs of Outsourcing Failure

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Managers Indicate Outsourcing Provides Sense of Satisfaction

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Managers Express Outsourcing Concerns

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Work Quality Common Outsourcing Survey Theme

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Outsourcing Not Going Away

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Dave Lubach: No Common Ground Among Managers for Outsourcing

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Survival Requires Tough Choices on Maintenance Department Structure

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Which Model is Best: Decentralized or Centralized?

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Choose Wisely Which Department Structure Model to Use

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Outsourcing In Government Has Broad Ramifications

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Successful Strategies for Technician Training

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Building a Training Program From the Ground Up

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Lessons Learned on Technician Training

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Chicago High-Rise Finds Better Option Than Free Cooling

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Vested Outsourcing Creates a Win Win Situation

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Technology Transfers From Manufacturing Plants to Commercial Facilities

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3D Printing Technology Expanding in Facilities Management

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Ultrasonic Technology Useful in Determining Life of Equipment

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Advanced BAS Assists With Providing Improved Data

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Outsourcing Provides Focused Expertise for Hire

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In or Out? The Outsourcing Conundrum

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Outsourcing Benefits Require Targeted Application

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Security Officer Contract Essentials to Know

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Outsourcing: Managers Discuss the Often-Controversial Practice

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Planning for Provisions in the New ADA

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Los Angeles Convention Center Uses Outsourcing To Save Energy, Earn LEED Certification

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Facility Managers Use Outsourcing Providers For Core Competency In Energy Efficiency

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Outsourcing Helps KeyBank Gain LEED-EBOM Platinum Certification

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Making The Decision To Outsource Facility Management

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Focus On Communication With Facility Management Staff When Costs Have To Be Cut

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Three Reasons Outsourcing Runs Into Problems

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Define Performance Expectations in Outsourced Services

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Select paint contractor carefully

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Painting Contractors as Project Partners

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Painting Contractors: Problem-Solving Strategies

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Performance-based Outsourcing of Facility Services Can Improve Results

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Outcomes Are Most Important Metric For Performance-based Outsourcing Contracts

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Performance Accountability Required For Successful Outsourcing

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Evaluate contractors’ green services to meet green goals

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Elevator Service Provider Considerations

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Elevator Service Provider Considerations

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For SL Green, Office Building Repositioning Goes Beyond Curb Appeal

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SL Green Focuses on Ongoing Maintenance

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Bumps in the Road Don't Slow Down Toyota's Cooke

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Managers Discuss Benefits and Drawbacks of Contract Maintenance

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Ergonomics Often Hold Key to Operator Comfort and Productivity

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Choosing Ergonomic Features and Functions

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Information Gathering: Assessment of Mowers

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Outsourced Service Provider Selection Best Practices

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Flexibility in Office Design Offers FMs Green Benefits, Cost Savings

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Technology, Changing Workforce Helping to Drive Green Office Design Changes

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Maximizing Flexible Space in Office Design Reduces Costs

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Market Forces Provide More Options for Green Interior Products

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Consider Contractor Location When Outsourcing

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What to Outsource

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Outsourced Service Providers Want to Be on the Team

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ADA In Commercial Real Estate

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Setting Service Standards with Outsourced Service Providers

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The Future of T12 Lamps

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Personnel Management and Cost-Saving Strategies with Bruce Canter

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Incentives for Lighting-System Upgrades

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Build Trust with Outsourced Service Providers

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Water Treatment Demand Planning and Ongoing Attention

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Review Existing Outsourcing Service Contracts to Ensure Success

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Developing a Pro-Active Relationship with Outsourced Service Providers

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Take Action During National Radon Month

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LED Performance Improving

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Where to Use LEDs

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Factors for LED Retrofit

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Specifying LED Systems

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How Commercial Real Estate is Doing Depends on Point of View

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Commercial Real Estate Recovery: Drivers and Dampers

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The New Normal for Commercial Real Estate Market

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Survey: Shadow Space Will Slow Recovery

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Outsourcing to DIY

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Marketing Maintenance: How to Communicate the Value of Your Job

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Judging the Corporate Attitude Towards Outsourcing

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Outsourced Facilities Management Survey Data

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National Fire Statistics

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How To Prepare Your Building for LEED-CI Tenants

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Snow & Ice Removal: Contracts and Recordkeeping

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Managing Outsourcing in Critical Facilities

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Continuing Education: Curriculum for Maintenance, Engineering Managers

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Outsourcing: Strategies for Hiring, Managing Contractors with Steve Spencer

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Balancing Savings and Performance in Outsourcing

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Flooring: Working with a Contractor

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Length of Contract Affects Outsourcing Partnership

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Huge Savings for California to Be Found in Commercial Building Efficiency

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Ten Reasons for Outsourcing Failure

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Report Suggests Commercial Office Spending Contributes to Outlays, Jobs, GDP

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Book Aims to Provide Standard Building Performance Protocols

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Guidelines for Outsourcing Contracts

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How to Measure a Contractor's Performance

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Outsourced Service Procurement Strategies

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A Team Approach to Outsourcing

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Outsourcing Contract Model Success

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LEED for Commercial Interiors Can Result In Productivity Gains, Energy Savings

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EPA Launches New Program to Coordinate Commercial Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Outsourcing May Not Equal Partnership for Facility Managers, Service Providers

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Fair, Flexible Contract Can Foster Cooperative Relationship

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LEED-CI Should Be Planned Early In Building Selection And Leasing

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Call for Energy Efficiency Improvement Projects

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Floor Maintenance: Working with Contractors

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Lighting Controls: Take Advantage of Rebates, Tax Deductions

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Leveraging the Outsourced Service Provider's Network

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Find Outsourced Service Providers Long on Green

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Selecting Green Service Providers

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Three Managers Discuss Savvy, Successful Outsourcing Strategies

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Snow and Ice: Contractor or In-House Staff

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Commercial Property Declines Show Signs of Easing

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Check the Green Credentials of Service Providers, Especially Certification and Experience

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Making the Switch to Green Cleaning Involves Educating Occupants and Service Providers

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Commercial Real Estate Distress Far From Over, Survey Shows

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Outsourcing in the Data Center

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CBRE Market Analysis Predicts More Real Estate Opportunities Than Buyers

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Proper Maintenance and Specs Lead to Roofing Sustainability and Longevity

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Snow and Ice Management: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

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Poll Shows CRE Professionals Expect Slow Recovery

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Lighting Retrofits: Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction Provides Incentives

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Managers Can Deduct Full Cost of New Lighting with Interim Lighting Rule

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Commercial Property Vacancy Rates Continue to Rise

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Cooling Equipment: Technician Training

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Real Estate Values Expected to Decline in 2009

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Facility Staffing During the Downturn

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Commercial Real Estate Outlook Dampened

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When Considering Outsourcing, Know Your Motives

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Commercial Real Estate Market Conditions Continue to Weaken

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Managing the Relationship with Facility Service Providers

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Weak Economy Bogs Down Commercial Real Estate

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Managing Outsourced Critical Facilities

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Commercial Real Estate Market Predicted to Drop Again

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Outsourcing: Managing Service Providers in the Data Center

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Risk In Commercial Real Estate Market May Be Overstated

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Commercial Real Estate Market Expected to Stabilize by Third Quarter

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Teaching Existing Staff to Manage An Outsourcing Service Contract

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Construction Activity Expected to Soften in 2008

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GAO: U.S. Postal Service Needs Better Data To Improve Maintenance, Facilities

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Stretching the Budget

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Rate Drop Should Help Commercial Real Estate Market

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Next Steps: 11 Tips For Selecting the Right Cleaning Contractor

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Determining Three Metrics for Cleaning Satisfaction

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What are Best Outsourcing Practices

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Strategic Outsourcing

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Equity Office Sale Drives Commercial Property Sales to Record Level

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Commercial Real Estate Sector Keeps Economy Going, Despite Housing Slowdown

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Outsourcing: Serving Up Quality

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Cost is Not a Major Factor in Outsourcing Decisions, Report Says

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Report Reveals Increasing Facility Outsourcing

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CB Richard Ellis to Acquire Trammell Crow

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Change Agent

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Outlook

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Outlook

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A New Era for HVAC Equipment

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Outlook

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Green CMBS

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Hands-On Outsourcing

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Building Bonds With Contractors

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Flooring

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Minimal but disturbing, building vibration can be dampened

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Star Search: Finding the Right Contractor

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Outsourcing Is a Balancing Act

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Outsourcing: Too close to home?

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Sealing in Savings: System Plugs Costly Leaks in HVAC Systems

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Health Care: New Paths to Energy Savings

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Sounding Off On Outsourcing