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 and build bids from template library to scale their RFP processes. Users can also generate custom reports on projects and performance of the vendors that help them to spot trends and make relevant business decisions.

Support to users is offered via phone and email.



18 Reviews of Honest Buildings

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 18 of 18 reviews

October 2018

Thomas from DJM Capital

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Easy setup

Pros

Extremely easy to set up new projects and keep budget, contract, and invoices all in one place and up to date.

Cons

Seems challenging to get new vendors on board with using an online based platform. Honest is constantly rolling out new features which is great but regular updates with a company representative would be an easy fix.

October 2018

Rebecca from Atrium Hospitality

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Easy to use!

I have had a fantastic experience with Honest Buildings. Their customer service and response time is the best! They have worked quickly to resolve any issues that have come up and have been proactive in to any requests we've had.

Pros

This software is super intuitive and the custom reporting options are great!

Cons

Some projects process items more quickly than others. The larger the project, the slower the process.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Great tool!

It's been great! The customer support team is very responsive. I would recommend this product.

Pros

Bidding a project out and bid leveling is very easy.

Cons

I'd like to see it incorporate a tenant improvement allowance better, as it relates to the overall project cost and how much a tenant needs to pay out of pocket.

October 2018

Jeff from Wright Runstad & Company

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Interactive Experience with Software and Responsive Service

Overall, it's been a great addition to our work tools. Our team is able to see the status of projects at any time in real time. It has also assisted staff members with the budget and tracking process.

Pros

It's rather intuitive to just jump right in and start using it with just a little training from Honest Buildings.

Cons

There isn't a mechanism to enter in tenant improvement allowances to keep track of the tenant's contribution if the budget exceeds the allowance.

October 2018

Isaiah from Zeller Realty Group

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

October 2018

Review

I like it a lot. It makes my job easier and eliminates the headaches associated with bidding out work and organizing files.

Pros

It eliminates the administrative tasks that a project manager has to go through while interacting with General Contractors and subs.

Cons

It can be buggy and slow. There are certain aspects of it that are not user friendly. For example: When I am adding job costs to the project, I cannot go back through and rearrange these. I have to go back and delete them.

October 2018

Michael from Oxford Properties Group

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

HB Review

Tracking our projects has become much easier since utilizing Honest Buildings especially when a team member who is not directly involved in the day to day management of a project is looking for an update. Reminders and workflows have also streamlined our processes. With a few improvements on the budgeting and cost tracking side to make the platform useful for large development projects, Honest Buildings will become an extremely valuable tool.

Pros

The platform is very user friendly and easy to navigate. The transparency and insights it provides our firm and various teams is very valuable as well.

Cons

Integration with our accounting systems has been a struggle leading to delayed payments etc.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

October 2018

Terry from George Comfort & Sons, Inc.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Great for bidding and project management

Pros

Honest Buildings is so easy to use and is a great way to track costs/timing of capital/tenant projects. The bid room process is also extremely helpful in comparing apples to apples in vendor pricing.

Cons

Sometimes steps can feel repetitive but the HB team is very receptive and responsive to feedback.

October 2018

Andrew from WeWork

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

HB Review

Awesome - overall it is the only platform that shows real-time CapEx spend while giving vendors insight into invoicing and removing the Standing Sheet component of a project.

Pros

-Ease of use
-Flexibility
-Data Reporting

Cons

-Lags
-Details need to be cleaned up on a few aspects of the platform.

October 2018

Marc from The Lightstone Group

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Honest Buildings Review

Overall working with Honest buildings has been great. Thye take feedback very well and make meaningful changes

Pros

Ease of use
interactive use with my PM's and Vendors
Great customer service

Cons

NO app for your phone so I can do things on the move

October 2018

Gerald from Convene

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Convene usage

Pros

the software is easy to work with in and provides great organization to tracking costs and respective change order and invoicing .

Cons

- project templates
- locking/access controls
- naming filters/corrections

October 2018

Tucker from WeWork

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

TS Review

Pros

It provides one point for all information a project manager needs to effectively and efficiently manage their projects.

Cons

Difficulty integrating product with already established financial programs

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

Honest Building Review

The overall experience has been great. The staff are very helpful and respond in a timely manner. It is easy to see how well this program works and how much it can make an organization at ease.

Pros

The ease of how well the program is layed out as well as all the functionalities the program has. Being new to the program it was very easy to gain an understanding of how the program works as a whole. The overall thing the company I work for and myself like best is how we can give our thoughts and ideas of how we believe the program would work better and they understand and make the necessary changes.

Cons

There is not many things that I don't like. I understand that it is a fairly new program and that things take time to perfect.

October 2018

Jose from Convene

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

September 2018

Debra from Oxford Properties Group

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

September 2018

New User

Over all use is good. One issue is when something is missing it's not always easy to know what the issue is. Might be easier to highlight missing requirements in red.

Pros

The thing I like most is that we can open access to outside of the company. Centralized projects work well for everyone.

Cons

Not always easy to know exactly where you need to go. Some times you have to guess.

September 2018

Denise from IRC Retail Centers

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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

Caitlyn from Industrious

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Honest Buildings - Recommend

Overall, I really like it. I like that it's clean, easy to pull quick information, easy to forecast costs. There is the right amount of notes and comments sections, without making it too messy. Uploading documents or change orders are all straight forward and clean. I have been very pleased with Honest Buildings!

Pros

Its easy to use, clean. Great dashboard - right amount of information.

Cons

Some steps feel repetitive. It gets slow / freezes often.

September 2018

Tony from Billingsley

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.