The operating expense cost analysis is the first step towards an in-depth cost savings initiative and establishes a baseline for current TCO spend and highlights variances. Internal benchmarking compares like facilities within the portfolio while external benchmarking utilizes broader research data to be used as a guideline.
Costs metrics are collected to benchmark clients Total Occupancy Expense (TOE):
- Rent - Rental Income Received + Depreciation + Cost of Funds + Taxes + Insurance + Total Primary Operating Expenses (Janitorial + Landscaping + Repair and Maintenance + Utilities + Security)
- Data is classified as best in class, industry median and high (non-structured organizations)
- Data is stored by facility type, leased verse owned and industry
Cost reduction opportunities are presented at the property level. The potential cost savings and revenue opportunities discovered following a cost reduction strategy serve to optimize operating costs and positively impact shareholder value.