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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Lawsuit: Property Manager Wins 2.4M Lawsuit against Building Owner

In a case that sets the stage for others of its kind, an Atlanta judge has ruled that the owner of Townsview Station Apartments is at fault for failing to provide ample safety measures for their apartment community. The plaintiff, the former property manager of Townsview Station Apartments reported to her owners that a series […]

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Questioning Traditional Tips for Safer Leasing

Years ago multifamily operators recognized major safety issues that were inherent to the job of renting and managing apartments.  Veterans of the industry will always remember Randy Joseph Wedding, also known as “The Leasing Agent Rapist” for his arrest in 1988 after admitting to sexually assaulting 13 different leasing professionals in Phoenix and Tuscon.  Recognizing […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About Safety Apps

Are you looking for a safety app for yourself or your employees?  While we believe in the old adage, something is better than nothing, there are a few things to know before making your purchase. #1: Safety Apps are buggy. When your Candy Crush app crashes or you forget to make routine updates, nobody gets […]

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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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Quick Tips: Diffusing an Argument with a Resident or Co-worker

Step #1: Breath! Your first reaction during an argument is to fire back a retort.  This is not productive.  If a resident or a colleague confronts you, take a quick moment and take a deep breath.  This will give you a second to get your bearings and slow down your thoughts. Step #2: Delay if […]

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Crime Report: Georgia Resident Attacks Property Manager

Athens, GA – Chadwick Mark Allen, 26, was arrest this Tuesday after attacking the property manager of Abby West Apartments.  Mr. Allen, a resident of the apartment community, was confronted by the property manager for stealing food from the office.  The victim was punched repeatedly in the back of the head before being restrained by 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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