Commercial real estate firm anticipates increasing staff productivity and value-added client service by automating business-wide processing
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., Dec. 12, 2012– Yardi announced today MB Real Estate Services LLC will use Yardi Voyager™ to bolster its strategy to increase electronic transactions, reduce paper and improve client services by automating property management and accounting processes.
MB Real Estate previously kept various elements of its accounting function in different systems. “We wanted leasing, commercial office management, budgets, cash flow and forecasting in one system,” said Maureen Grove, CPA, vice president of finance and accounting for MB Real Estate. “Automating our finance and accounting functions will free up our staff from more mundane tasks and allow them to focus on more complicated aspects of advising, consulting and managing commercial real estate. The Yardi dashboard features key performance indicators, allowing managers to perform more analytical services and focus on greater client-centric functions that add value.”
She added, “In evaluating our options, we were very impressed with Yardi’s customer service. The staff is exceptional, and that solidified our belief that we made the right choice.”
Another key factor in MB Real Estate’s selection of Yardi Voyager was the option to build additional operations into the system, including investment accounting, advanced budgeting and forecasting, and various mobile services for the leasing and property management teams, according to Grove.
“MB Real Estate is energized and excited about Voyager and what the future holds for us and our ability to serve our clients. Voyager isn’t just an accounting system, it’s a real estate management system,” Grove said.
About MB Real Estate Services LLC
Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate Services LLC is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in asset/facilities management; leasing services; project/construction management; tenant representation; and investment services. Headquartered in Chicago with a regional office in New York City, MB Real Estate Services LLC provides these services to corporations, institutions, professional organizations, private investors, and non-profit agencies. The company has received more than 35 industry accolades since 2005, including Outstanding Building of the Year (BOMA Chicago), Leadership in Property Management Excellence Award (City of Chicago Green Office Challenge) and 100 Percent Tenant Satisfaction Award (Prudential Real Estate Investors and Benchmark Strategic Services). For more information, please visit www.mbres.com.
Yardi has been committed to the design, development and support of real estate investment management and property management software for 30 years. With the Yardi Commercial Suite™, Yardi Multifamily Suite™, Yardi Investment Suite™ and Yardi Orion™ for SharePoint®, Yardi Voyager™ is a full business real estate management platform that includes operations, accounting, and ancillary processes and services with portfolio-wide business intelligence. Yardi serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. More information about Yardi products and services is available at www.yardi.com.
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