Colorado-based real estate asset manager adds solutions for budgeting and tenant services to its new core platform.
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., Nov. 17, 2015 – Griffis/Blessing Inc. enhanced its ability to provide online client service and improve operations by adopting Yardi Voyager® 7S as its new property management and accounting system. The real estate services firm also extended the fully mobile Yardi Voyager platform with additional Yardi® solutions for maintenance, online tenant service and budgeting.
Yardi Voyager will allow Griffis/Blessing to streamline its common area maintenance reconciliations, which previously required multiple systems and manual data entry. “Going to full automation will drastically cut the time required and improve the reports’ accuracy,” said David C. Bunkers, chief financial officer and senior vice president of financial services for Griffis/Blessing.
Yardi Advanced Budgeting & Forecasting™, a solution built into the Yardi Voyager platform that uses Voyager tenant lease data to automate budgeting, forecasting, valuations and modeling, will save labor and reduce errors in Griffis/Blessing’s budgeting process. “Instead of doing up to 100 budgets in several applications, we’ll save a lot of time doing them completely within Voyager,” Bunkers said.
Along with managing more than 100 office, industrial and retail properties, Griffis/Blessing provides maintenance services for other properties. Yardi Maintenance Mobile™ will deliver new flexibility and efficiency by allowing technicians to manage work orders from mobile devices, with results automatically updated in Yardi Voyager. “Entering work order information in the field, without having to return to the office or log in to a separate system, will produce huge efficiency and accuracy savings,” Bunkers said.
Griffis/Blessing will upgrade tenant service with COMMERCIALCafé™, which allows online maintenance requests to be submitted by tenants and monitored from desktops or mobile devices.
“As we position ourselves for significant portfolio growth, the cloud services, mobility and convenient online tenant services available from Voyager will help us compete for new business,” Bunkers said.
“Yardi® is pleased to provide a platform that meets an array of requirements for Griffis/Blessing, which performs reporting, investment management and property management across multiple property types,” said Terri Dowen, senior vice president of sales for Yardi.
About Griffis/Blessing Inc.
Griffis/Blessing Inc., Colorado’s largest manager of both commercial and multifamily properties, is a real estate services firm that represents individual, corporate and institutional owners of real estate throughout the United States. Griffis/Blessing offers its clients comprehensive real estate asset management services, with a primary focus on property management and investment services. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., with additional offices in Denver and Boise, Idaho, Griffis/Blessing has over 4.3 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space and more than 8,500 apartment units under management. For more information, visit www.griffisblessing.com.
Now in its fourth decade, Yardi® is committed to the design, development and support of software for real estate investment management and property management. With the Yardi Commercial Suite™, the Yardi Multifamily Suite™, Yardi Investment Suite™ and Yardi Orion® Business Intelligence, the Yardi Voyager® platform is a complete real estate management solution. It includes operations, accounting and ancillary processes and services with portfolio-wide business intelligence and platform-wide mobility. Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide from offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.yardi.com.