Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research

Smooth Operations: Turning Vacancies into Cash Flow


Nick Murillo


  • Duncan Earle, Global Studies Professor, Marymount College
  • Stephen Koletty, Capstone Professor, Marymount College

Owners of commercial properties have experienced tremendous losses in the recent financial crisis. Their buildings have gone from occupied at a substantial rental price to “vacant”. Many owners have had to take drastic measures, reducing rents, and cutting maintenance expenditures. Some have even have to sell their buildings at a loss. So is this a good time to make improvements? For this study I employ in-depth market research that tracks energy consumption rates of several apartment buildings, researches new energy conservation applications and explores the legal implications of implementing new low energy technologies. Finally I compare multiple ways of managing commercial/residential property and establish an efficient way to minimize energy expenditures.

Presented by:

Nick Murillo


Saturday, November 17, 2012




Broome Library

Presentation Type:

Poster Presentation