Data Analytics Trends in The Parking Industry

It’s a simple fact, every business in the world can benefit from collecting and analyzing customer data. Nowhere can the effects of data utilization play a bigger role or have a more positive impact than in the parking industry. Time in, time out, rates, length of stay, events, weather conditions, etc. all play a role … Continue reading Data Analytics Trends in The Parking Industry

Exterior Area Checklist

The exterior areas around your stores are critically important to first impressions! Use an Exterior Area Checklist to ensure the area around your stores is clean, safe and invites customers to come into your stores. This sample Exterior Area Checklist comes from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and is included here in case … Continue reading Exterior Area Checklist

7 Easy Steps to Help Identify Fraud in a REIT’s Parking Operations

Mid-sized to large Real Estate Investment Trusts are more vulnerable to fraud in their parking operations than smaller property firms and the effects can be more devastating to the bottom line. The types of fraud that property owners and managers need to be aware of generally fall into four categories: cash theft, validation theft (discount … Continue reading 7 Easy Steps to Help Identify Fraud in a REIT’s Parking Operations

Parking Contracts: The Good, The Bad and The Really Ugly

Choosing the right type of business relationship with a parking operator is even more important than choosing which operator should run your parking facility. Why? Because the terms, conditions, and expectations of the business arrangement (in the form of a management contract or lease agreement) are clearly set out in advance between the property owner … Continue reading Parking Contracts: The Good, The Bad and The Really Ugly

3 Operational Strategies to Consider When Choosing a Parking Operator

New technologies are constantly emerging to better process parking transactions and provide real-time availability. The true success of any parking facility must still follow some very basic operating principles. Real-time vehicle movements, revenue transactions, and data management are all great operational resources for owners, but if industry best practices are not in place, annual facility … Continue reading 3 Operational Strategies to Consider When Choosing a Parking Operator

Loss Prevention Checklist for Parking Operators

Loss prevention is a set of policies and procedures designed to minimize theft, fraud, vandalism and waste. Use this sample Loss Prevention Checklist for Parking Operators to create or update your loss prevention program across your parking lots and sites. General Record date of the last LP Audit Location has a key control log for … Continue reading Loss Prevention Checklist for Parking Operators

Parking Lot Inspection Checklist

The parking industry is largely divided into two types: on-street parking and off-street parking. On-street parking is predominantly owned by municipalities while off-street parking is privately owned. Both types need to ensure lots are in good repair and compliant with regulations and customer expectations. Here is a sample Parking Lot Inspection Checklist to help you … Continue reading Parking Lot Inspection Checklist

Petroleum Gas Station Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices and checklists. Use this sample Gas Station Checklist to create or update your inspection program across your gas stations. While individual situations vary, the following sample checklist details specific issues that may be included in a … Continue reading Petroleum Gas Station Checklist