Resident threatens homicide in leasing office

SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. – A man attacked two leasing office agents, used his apartment key to try to stab one of them in the neck and then destroyed the front office, the South Daytona Police Department said. Terrence Dixon, 22, walked into the leasing office at Marcel Gardens Apartments shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, sat […]

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Two apartment managers shot evicting a resident

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Watch Video A man evicted from his north Portland apartment complex shot two property management workers, according to police. Officers responded to Cascadian Terrace Apartments on the 5700 block of North Kerby Avenue at 12:36 p.m. Monday. They arrived to find two people suffering from gunshot wounds. The 45-year-old man and […]

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FBI Study: Inside the Mind of a Serial Rapist

Fair warning, this article is grizzly, but the information is valuable for folks working in multifamily and the real estate industry, and in general. During the mid-80s, the FBI special agents assigned to The National Center of Violent Crime (NCAVC) conducted an extensive study of 41 men who combined, had raped 837 victims.  Below is […]

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RISK: Step by Step Breakdown of On-Site Safety Liability

What do multifamily owners and the great Achilles of Phthia have in common?  Both have a weak spot.  Based on 3rd party legal feedback from multiple legal teams specializing multifamily litigation, Premise Liability, specifically as it relates to on-site employees, is the biggest risk currently facing owners around the country. Almost all owners are well […]

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8 Factors that Increase Risk On-Site

When you think of workplace safety, the first thing most American’s think of is the OSHA poster pinned up in the breakroom.  These rules are very important for all companies, not just management companies.  With that said though, we want to look at a different segment of workplace safety – interactions with the public, specifically […]

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Residential leasing has become a high-risk job

This article, authored by Dorothy Gourley, award winning national apartment consultant.  This first appeared in IREM’s Journal of Property Management in 1995.  Abstract: Residential leasing has become a high-risk job as a result of the public’s easy access to the leasing office. Statistics show that the number of leasing consultants assaulted or raped has increased […]

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7 Tips to Getting Promoted in Multifamily

If you work on-site in multifamily, you know that it can sometimes be hard to break out of the leasing role and move up to positions with more responsibility.  Here are some quick tips that can help you move from your leasing consultant job and into a management role. Observe – Your current property manager and […]

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