CBRE Acquires E2C Technology to Enhance its Facilities Management Solutions

Dallas — CBRE Group, Inc. has acquired E2C Technology, an Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning (AI/ML) data-driven technology company that will enhance and further differentiate its facilities management service offering and unlock significant value for clients through cost efficient operational reliability

Around the Clock

— By Jason Menser —   Knowing the right people in 24-hour facilities management helps improve the overall flow of business and maintenance concerns.     Building maintenance is a part of sound building management. It raises the property’s total

Clarvue Launches Advanced Dark Site Management Tool

Irvine, Calif. — Clarvue Inc., a leading custom software solutions company, has launched a new dark site management tool that helps all types of retailers manage their closed locations effectively and efficiently as market dynamics shift and portfolio changes become

Life Time Recognized by DOE for Energy Efficiency Leadership

Washington, D.C. — In July, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner Life Time, Inc. for energy efficiency advances made throughout its portfolio of athletic country clubs. DOE staff and Life Time leadership toured the organization’s

City Facilities Management Partners with Mogul to Diversify Workforce

New York — Mogul, Inc., a disruptor in the HR tech and executive recruiting industry, has signed a deal with City Facilities Management, a growing provider of end-to-end facilities management services. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based FM company has experienced record growth

Flipping the Script

— By Danny Koontz —   Advantages of having worked on both sides of the same coin: on the facilities management side and the vendor side.   Ever wondered when ordering something, buying something or taking a sales call, why

Restrooms, Revisited

— By Jon Dommisse — 5 ways COVID-19 changed Americans’ impressions of public restrooms and facilities.   Upon entering the third year of the pandemic, Americans are not only more sensitive to germs in public restrooms, they now hold higher

SMG Facilities: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Jason Menser —   R&R: Where are you based, and how long has the company been in business? Jason Menser: Founded in 1996, SMG Facilities is headquartered in Manasquan, New Jersey, with offices in Sarasota, Florida, and

Full Service

— By Tom LaMartina — How to facilitate a more efficient, cost-effective FM program for your retail or restaurant business.   Below is a Q&A with RWS Facility Services, which provides the nation’s largest companies with full-service facility management services

Powerhouse Appoints New Vice President of Facility Maintenance Operations

Crowley, Texas — Powerhouse, a national commercial infrastructure management services provider, has appointed Maria Clavijo-Demchalk as vice president of operations, facility maintenance. Clavijo-Demchalk is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience leading operations and service-focused teams. “Maria

Demonstration: Smarter Cleaning for Retail, Grocery & Restaurant Facilities

  The Dec. 1 “Smarter Cleaning for Retail, Grocery & Restaurant Facilities” demonstration, hosted by Retail & Restaurant Facility Business, focused on important topics for any facility interested in cleanliness. Kaivac’s vice president of business development, Mike Perazzo, also makes

“Tech”-tonic Shift

— By Daniel Estrada — The new frontier for restaurants in the back of the house.   If it feels like the restaurant industry has been in the headlines for the last year — it’s because it has. Restaurants are

Help Wanted

— By Megan Varano — The benefits to outsourcing your facilities maintenance program and what to look for when choosing a provider.   If you’re considering outsourcing any part of your company’s facilities maintenance services, you’re not alone. There is

86 Repairs Secures $7.3 Million in Additional Funding

Chicago — Chicago-based restaurant tech company 86 Repairs has closed an additional $5.3 million from investors including TDF Ventures, Gordon Food Service (GFS), MATH Venture Partners, Revolution and Cleveland Avenue. The new financing brings the company’s funding in this round

Powerhouse Acquires Exterior Services Management Company DENTCO

Crowley, Texas — Powerhouse, a national construction, facilities maintenance and rollout service provider, has acquired DENTCO®, a national exterior services provider headquartered in DeWitt, Mich. The 44-year-old company offers a complete suite of all-season property management solutions addressing exterior services

Tango Extends Partnership with Big Lots for Post-Pandemic Needs

Dallas — Tango, the leader in Store Lifecycle Management (SLM) and Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) software solutions, has extended its partnership with Big Lots for 3 additional years. Big Lots, a national neighborhood discount retailer with 1,414 stores, is

CLM Midwest: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Rose Lollino, Vice President, CLM Midwest —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Rose Lollino: CLM Midwest’s corporate office is located in River Grove, Illinois, a suburb of

Restaurant Tech Disruptor 86 Repairs Raises $2 Million to Optimize R&M

Chicago — 86 Repairs, an innovative platform that streamlines and optimizes equipment repair and maintenance for restaurants, has closed a $2 million round of seed funding from multiple investors. The investment will be used to accelerate the company’s aggressive growth

Stratus: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with Josh Wilder —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Josh Wilder: Stratus is headquartered in Mentor, Ohio, with an HQ2 in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and offices in New

Roark Capital Invests in Divisions Maintenance Group

Newport, Ky., and Atlanta — An affiliate of Roark Capital, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, has closed on an investment in Divisions Maintenance Group. Divisions Maintenance Group is a tech-based provider of integrated facilities maintenance services for prominent retail chains,

How to Reconnect

— By Matt Brown — Considerations for a successful return to growth for restaurants and retailers. When the COVID-19 pandemic sent everyone into their homes in March, businesses had to make fundamental changes to their operations. The restaurant industry “doubled-down”

Workable Response

— By Deb Millette — Advice for facilities management teams in the midst of COVID-19.   [EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the May 2020 issue of Retail & Restaurant Facility Business magazine.] In the face of the worldwide