Create a Successful RFP Process: 5 Tips from Our Bid Team

As the telecom marketplace becomes more complex with diverse product offerings and business models, service provider proposals have become increasingly complex. To help multifamily property owners streamline the process, RealtyCom Partners has compiled some tips to keep in mind when evaluating and comparing service providers. 

1. Have a clearly defined vision
To begin, know what you are looking for. Are you looking for service providers that provide a retail (resident paid) or bulk (owner paid) program? Do you want property-wide Managed Wi-Fi or a more traditional common area coverage? Will you need to leverage the service provider’s network for smart apartment devices or can your smart tech function independently? These are just a few things you’ll need to consider.

From the beginning, having a global perspective on your property’s needs will help you evaluate options and ultimately select the right provider for the asset. 

2. Define the service you need
When it comes to service, it’s best to have a clear picture of what you are expecting from a provider. Does the provider have a good reputation for providing reliable service? Do they offer various package options with different speed tiers and pricing? […]

By |2023-03-28T16:54:54-06:00March 27th, 2023|

Planning for Success: Wiring Capital Upgrades

In a high-demand, high-speed world, fiber optic internet has become the new gold standard for connectivity. Ensuring residents have access to the highest speed and most reliable internet will provide an enormous competitive edge to your property.

While there are several pros to offering fiber, planning for the future and ensuring the proper infrastructure is in place are essential to minimize potential complications, thereby future-proofing the infrastructure as the internet continues to evolve.

To be prepared for the installation of services, it is important to have your design, irrigation, and electrical plans available. Often, the contractors working on-site will need to review and get a more in-depth understanding of the property before the installation begins. Ownership should ensure the service provider and contractors have these plans well in advance to help avoid future mishaps. Following these steps may help lead to new ways to increase efficiency and will assist in crafting the best plan to bring fiber to the property.

Here are the top 5 tips when preparing to bring fiber to your property:

1. Have an as-built design plan available to the contractor/provider.

2. If molding is used to cover the cable/conduit, determine if materials/colors are available and who is responsible for painting, if […]

By |2023-02-28T09:48:42-07:00February 27th, 2023|

New Year, New Beginnings: Navigating New Construction Projects

There’s no such thing as plug-and-play with new construction. Every development has its own unique attributes and challenges to navigate, and RealtyCom Partners is here to help. To kick off 2023, we sat down with Phil Veletzos, who leads our new construction team. This diligent team of 16 experts serves property developers nationwide. From designing low voltage plans and negotiating with service providers to monitoring current and emerging technology and conducting thorough inspections, RealtyCom’s diligence throughout all stages of a development project ensures a strong foundation for success. 

Taking it from the beginning: the design stage 
Before development teams break ground, our new construction division is engaged with the Client and their design team (architect/electrical engineer) to develop or peer review the low-voltage design plan and confirm the owner’s design intent. AV, Security, Access Control systems are examined along with resident services, IoT capabilities, and common area WI-Fi so that Owner’s telecom/technology strategy is sound at all levels. Budgets, software and a building’s physical limitations can impact design plans, which is

By |2023-01-25T16:29:33-07:00January 25th, 2023|
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