About Honest Buildings

Honest Buildings is a cloud-based project management solution that caters to businesses in the real estate industry. Features include dynamic dashboard views, project bidding, cost tracking, template libraries and more.

Honest Buildings' dynamic dashboard views help users to keep track of their portfolios' performance against allocated budgets. The views also provide users visibility into committed costs, change orders and invoices that enable them to identify potential risks and opportunities.

Using Honest Buildings, users can centralize and digitize approvals and documentation throughout a project, eliminate version issues and capture data points for portfolio-wide analytics. Additionally, the solution allows users to leverage automated bid-leveling...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic)

19 Reviews of Honest Buildings

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.63 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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4 stars

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October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2018

Project Management Time Saver, right from Bidding to the closing of the project.

I tender and manage many projects and I just feel this has saved me so much time. I don't need to manage my email and Honest Buildings, I just go to the project page on Honest buildings and there is everything communication pertaining to that project. Project management, Change order Management, Time management, Cost management and Communications management all in one.

Pros

- Biding-Tendering process can be done in the click of the button once you have your templates set up. - Analyzing the bid is a breeze click of a button and you can analyze all or just a few bidders no more spread sheets. - All documents are in one location for all team members to see - Time saver in that all messages, CO's, RFI's, Invoices etc. are in once location no more searching through emails to find that one overlooked email. - Customer support is the best... I can chat with them pretty much anytime if I have issues. - Many of my contractors find the system so easy to use, and the others just can't seem to find their way out of the cave :) - From the Bid evaluation you can easily see how much per square foot things cost individually... which saves time when leasing asks for a budget price in the future. - intuitive reports can be set up. - Managing Milestones and Schedules

Cons

- It seems slow - I used to be able to edit anything but now it seems I can only edit what I personally input. - wish I could work from my IPad/Phone to work remotely. - wish I could have more control over the levels of access. - wish I could set up a few master team lists and just click on that list to add them to certain projects. Currently I have to add the team members individually.

September 2018

Denise from IRC Retail Centers

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Retail

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

Biggest Time Saver

The transition into Honest Buildings was a smooth process, just took some time to upload the project information. I feel the biggest advantage of Honest Buildings is all of our construction projects are managed from start to finish in one software program and can be easily retrieved when needed to run reports. Running reports is simple and can be manipulated in Excel to suite our needs.

Pros

Some of the best features for me include: ease of use for myself and our vendors and if we do have questions the chat function works great for both of us. I am pleased to say that our vendors have very little issues with using this software. My next best feature is the bidding process which is a breeze, click a few buttons and all the pertinent information is sent to a list of vendors to bid, easy to quantify the bids and simple to award with a click of a button and it notifies the bidders that weren't select with an automatic email. Invoicing and change order feature works well and easily manageable.

Cons

In the beginning stages of working with Honest Buildings it was coming up with work-arounds for situations that the software wasn't set up for, but the great people at Honest Buildings listened to our requests and worked to come up with what we needed. We still have a small list of wish items that they are working on and will have a resolution shortly. Security and user permissions was an issue which has partially been resolved.

September 2018

Tony from Billingsley

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Real Estate

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2018

Best Biddinig Software on the Market

With the Honest Building software our Team has been able to maximize time spent on Property with our Tenants and onsite with construction projects and less time behind a computer screen working on spreadsheets. While our Industry is focused on Cost effectiveness and speed to Market we cannot forget about Client relationships. Honest Buildings has given me back time to foster and pay attention to tenant needs.

Pros

I enjoy the ease of use of the bidding and tracking software. My General Contractors picked it up easily. The online support far exceeds any other software support I have ever used. I get instant feedback within minutes.

Cons

I only regret that it took us so long to identify and start using the software. If I were to calculate hours saved over the past few years sending, qualifying and awarding bids without this software... Well, I'm just not going to do that because I would be overcome with grief.

March 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Great Reporting Features, But Slow and Still Needs Some Work

Overall, it is a really cool program. There is still a lot of room for improvement, but the customer support is incredible and they are definitely on the right track.

Pros

This software is awesome for tracking capital projects and providing a mutual platform for ownership, property management, construction/ project management, etc to all share. The reporting customization features are practically endless and you can generate all different types of easy to read reports.

Cons

It is pretty slow sometimes. Also, I hate that it limits you to one vendor per cost item. For example, you cannot add two Architects to that cost section.

October 2018

Jose from Convene

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Hospitality

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2018

Great Budget tracking system!

HB makes thinks a lot easier for everyone within my construction team and our vendors. In general it is a great software.

Pros

What I like the most is to be able to manage the budget cost for each project in just one portal and the fact of being able to communicate with the vendor through the message option. I like the customer support, they are quick and effective. Most importantly, HB is listening its clients suggestions to improve the platform.

Cons

That the system does not allow to create different user levels. It is only full access or limited, but nothing in between. The limited access many times don't work for some users. It will ideal to have a access menu that we were able to select based on the user level of responsibility. In addition, sometimes is kind of slow to switch from windows to window.