Common Areas

Productivity software for multi-location real estate firms

About Common Areas

Common Areas creates software that unites the people, properties and processes of companies that manage operations across multiple locations. Its configurable, cloud-based platform can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of any business that works in or around properties and facilities. Whether you’re a team of 1 or 1000, managing work across 10 or 10,000 locations, Common Areas’ platform automates workflows and data capture between all stakeholders–creating a truly digitally connected business where everyone knows more, works together better, and gets more done, faster.

Pricing starting from:

US$49.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Common Areas

  • Offers a collaborative operations management network that connects real estate owners, property and facility managers and outside contractors across hundreds of industries.
  • Native iOS and Android mobile apps give users the flexibility to work on the move.
  • Users can manage workload from a single, centralized dashboard.
  • Integrated GPS maps allow users to communicate their location simply and accurately.
  • Real-time notifications and alerts keep users informed and up-to-date easily.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Philippines, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$49.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to Common Areas

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    Common Areas Software - Common Areas helps you achieve visibility into your information, documentation and processes to drive your real estate business.
    Common Areas Software - Staying on top of inspections and following a consistent process each time is key to keeping things running smoothly. Easily access the documentation needed to collect an accurate assessment of the condition of your properties and assets.
    Common Areas Software - Visualize and interact with your plans more effectively. Using data collected during design and construction, tenant leasing, vendor management, and routine site visits, easily plot everyone and everything on a set of interactive plans.
    Common Areas Software - Create, assign and track work orders with everyone you work with inside or outside of your company. Easily provide everything needed for you and your teams to get the work done right including files, photos, GPS pins, status notifications and more.
    Common Areas Software - Access all of your equipment information in one place, right at your fingertips. Streamline your maintenance processes and keep track of everything related to your properties including work orders, inspections, equipment and more.
    Common Areas Software - Common Areas simplifies and streamlines your property management operations to help you ensure quality standards are achieved, expectations are exceeded, and problems are resolved before they get out of hand.
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    Common Areas Software - Common Areas helps you achieve visibility into your information, documentation and processes to drive your real estate business. Common Areas Software - Staying on top of inspections and following a consistent process each time is key to keeping things running smoothly. Easily access the documentation needed to collect an accurate assessment of the condition of your properties and assets. Common Areas Software - Visualize and interact with your plans more effectively. Using data collected during design and construction, tenant leasing, vendor management, and routine site visits, easily plot everyone and everything on a set of interactive plans. Common Areas Software - Create, assign and track work orders with everyone you work with inside or outside of your company. Easily provide everything needed for you and your teams to get the work done right including files, photos, GPS pins, status notifications and more. Common Areas Software - Access all of your equipment information in one place, right at your fingertips. Streamline your maintenance processes and keep track of everything related to your properties including work orders, inspections, equipment and more. Common Areas Software - Common Areas simplifies and streamlines your property management operations to help you ensure quality standards are achieved, expectations are exceeded, and problems are resolved before they get out of hand.

    Features

    Total features of Common Areas: 121

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Action Item Tracking
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Asset Management
    • Asset Tracking
    • Assignment Management
    • Audit Management
    • Audit Trail
    • Automated Scheduling
    • CMMS
    • Change Management
    • Check-in/Check-out
    • Client Portal
    • Code Enforcement
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Commercial Properties
    • Commercial Property Management Software
    • Contact Database
    • Contact Management
    • Contract/License Management
    • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
    • Critical Date Alerts
    • Customer Database
    • Customisable Branding
    • Customisable Forms
    • Customisable Reports
    • Customizable Fields
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualisation
    • Design Management
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Alerts
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Equipment Management
    • Equipment Tracking
    • Facility Management
    • Facility Scheduling
    • Failed Inspection Tracking
    • Financial Management
    • Fixed Asset Management
    • Floor Plans & Maps
    • For Investors & Traders
    • For Mechanical Equipment
    • For Offices
    • For Property Managers
    • For Retail
    • For Schools
    • Forecasting
    • GPS
    • Historical Reporting
    • IT Asset Management
    • Image Capture
    • Incident Management
    • Inspection Management
    • Insurance Management
    • Inventory Control
    • Inventory Management
    • Issue Management
    • Job Management
    • Lease Management
    • Location Tracking
    • Maintenance Management
    • Maintenance Scheduling
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Location
    • Occupancy Management
    • Offline Access
    • Owner Portal
    • Parts Management
    • Planogramming
    • Portfolio Management
    • Preventive Maintenance
    • Project Management
    • Project Tracking
    • Property Database
    • Quotes/Estimates
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real-time Updates
    • Recurring Appointments
    • Reminders
    • Report Templates
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Residential Properties
    • Room Booking
    • Room Scheduling
    • Routing
    • Scheduling
    • Search/Filter
    • Service History
    • Shelf Planning
    • Software License Management
    • Space Management
    • Space Reservation
    • Status Tracking
    • Subcontractor Management
    • Sustainability Management
    • Task Management
    • Technician Management
    • Tenant Portal
    • Tenant Tracking
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Usage Tracking/Analytics
    • User Management
    • Vacancy Management
    • Vendor Management
    • Visitor Management
    • Visual Analytics
    • Warranty Tracking
    • Website Management
    • Work History
    • Work Order Creation
    • Work Order Management
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5
    (11)
    Value for Money
    4.9/5
    Features
    4.9/5
    Ease of Use
    4.9/5
    Customer Support
    5/5

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    Joseph S.
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    • Industry: Commercial Real Estate
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Very cool app

    Reviewed on 27/01/2019

    Pros

    I have used the Common Areas basic app over the past few months and it has been helpful in coordinating work with the vendors who I use most. However recently we upgraded to the pro version of Common Areas and wow what a difference. Site inspections have never been easier, I know have all of my property and tenant information instantly accessible on my phone and interactive building plans on each site to top it all off. Very cool app.

    Cons

    Originally taking pictures on site walks was really slow and it made the process challenging, however that has gotten much better over the past couple of months. It also takes a while to get used to using the system and remembering to check-in, but the email notifications do help with that.

    Response from Common Areas

    Hi Joseph, thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear how Common Areas is helping you become more productive at Sanderson Real Estate Services.

    Patrick R.
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    • Industry: Wine & Spirits
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Facility maintenance and running a small business

    Reviewed on 12/09/2020

    As a business owner, there are so many things to deal with on a daily basis, so using Common Areas...

    As a business owner, there are so many things to deal with on a daily basis, so using Common Areas to keep track of our maintenance programs & problems that pop up has reassured me that these important areas are monitored and being taken care of.

    Pros

    It's easy to use, extremely versatile, and most importantly, my team actually uses it!

    Cons

    Not really a con, but we haven't integrated it with the production system we use that's specifically built for our industry (wineries), so I feel there's some additional functionality that we're not taking advantage of. This seems possible to do as the team at Common Areas seems very willing to help with integrations as long as the API is accessible.

    Alternatives Considered

    MEX Maintenance

    Reasons for Choosing Common Areas

    Spreadsheets are great and all, but I had a tough time getting my team to look at it on a regular basis and perform the maintenance tasks on it. Common Areas is much "stickier", employees actually use it.

    Switched From

    Google Sheets

    Reasons for Switching to Common Areas

    MEX has a CMMS solution for the wine industry, but they're expensive, complicated and I don't see my team adopting it. Common Areas allowed us to get as detailed as we'd like to be, rather than as detailed as the CMMS platform requires of us. As we grow, Common Areas can grow with us.

    Response from Common Areas

    Hi Patrick, thank you so much for the awesome review. Please let us know about any additional features that will benefit your innovative wine in cans business.

    Brent C.
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Certain Management review of Common Areas

    Reviewed on 06/08/2020

    So far, the experience has been significantly more than we expected. The entire team has been...

    So far, the experience has been significantly more than we expected. The entire team has been responsive, quick to provide us with solutions and the software has increased our productivity and ability to further grow our business to increase our market share.

    Pros

    The best thing about Common Areas was the flexibility it offered to us to allow customization on how our organization operates and uses this systems. The training and implementation closely follow in receiving high marks from our organization.

    Cons

    The inbox format is not functional enough for us to find it productive for our team.

    Alternatives Considered

    Maintenance Care

    Reasons for Switching to Common Areas

    Common Areas gave us the ability to customize the system in ways that others would not. Also, set-up, implementation and training was a more intense offering that others.

    Response from Common Areas

    Hi Brent, thank you again for the great review. We are excited to launch the Certain Management case study.

    Konrad K.
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Makes your property's physical vitals completely virtual

    Reviewed on 11/09/2020

    Exceeds expectations.

    Exceeds expectations.

    Pros

    Ability to store and retrieve both data and property rich content and integrate other realtime data and information. Truly ahead of its time in proptechnology.

    Cons

    very minimal but would like to see more integration capabilities with other service providers and public data.

    Response from Common Areas

    Hi Konrad, thank you so much for the awesome review. Please let us know about any additional features that will benefit Turton Commercial.

    Matt M.
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Game Changing Platform

    Reviewed on 12/08/2020

    Common Areas is a great multi-functional platform. You are able to tailor it to your needs and make...

    Common Areas is a great multi-functional platform. You are able to tailor it to your needs and make it as simple or as complex as you want. Any time we have a question the support at Common Areas is helpful and quick to respond. I anticipate we will continue to expand our use of Common Areas. I highly recommend their product.

    Pros

    Common Areas allow Los our team to communicate with ease. Our asset managers are able to easily analyze and compare maintenance reports which enables them to understand performance portfolio wide. From a brokerage standpoint it is easy to access all leases, abstracts etc.. for a project. We never miss critical dates that are approaching.

    Cons

    I have not had any negative issues with the software.

    Response from Common Areas

    Hi Matt, thank you so much for the excellent review. Common Areas really enjoys working with Newmark Knight Frank.

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    Common Areas offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$49.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Common Areas has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Common Areas supports the following languages:

    English

    Common Areas supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Common Areas integrates with the following applications:

    Microsoft Power BI, Spectra, Zapier

    Common Areas offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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