OSHA and Multifamily

When you hear OSHA, the first thing most people think about are the set of rules and advice for avoiding workplace injuries.  Ever present in American breakrooms, these reduce are a core liability reducer for multifamily operators.  Another major aspect of OSHA is workplace safety relating to our interactions with others, and in multifamily, our […]

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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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Crime Report: Evicted Resident Returns to Kill Manager

In another story out of Oregon, an evicted resident acted any on-site’s eviction nightmare.  The 71 year old resident returned to his former apartment community after being evicted and shot the 39 year old manager as he was serving another eviction.  The shooter then barricaded himself inside his old apartment where he died of a […]

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Crime Report: Iowa Apartment Manager Dies after Stabbing

A property manager out of Des Moines pass away today at Mercy Medical Center today.  Darlene Crook, the 58 year old property manager of River Hills Apartments was stabbed to death one of her former residents, Norman Wadsworth.  Motive for the crime remains unclear.  Both residents and her on-site team are in a state of […]

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Crime Report: Apartment Manager Stabbed by Prospect

Crime does not discriminate when it comes to irrational crimes.  Rich or poor, peaceful neighborhood or crime filled drug den – some crimes are done by people simply looking for the opportunity to strike and get away with their actions.  An Oregon Property Manager has become the latest victim of targeted crime against multifamily on-site […]

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Crime Report: Arrest Made in Reistertown Manager Murder Case

One month after Melinda Schaefer, property manager of Bozzuto’s Townes at Harvestview, was stabbed to death in the properties leasing office, an arrest has been made.  Rashaan Williams, the 27 year old property maintenance worker, was arrested and charged with first degree murder by local police.  No motive is known at this point. This arrest […]

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Crime Report: Maintenance Man Charged with Property Manager’s Murder

Bossier City police charged former maintenance man Robert Earl Walter with 2nd degree murder in connection with the death of April Fulgham, the 32 year old property manager of Lexington Place Apartments.  Walter, who was terminated from his job the day of the crime, returned to the apartment community with a gun and shot Ms. […]

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