Man Assaults Maintenance Worker in NJ

MEDFORD, NJ. (CBS) — Police are searching for a man who was seen on video assaulting a maintenance worker at an apartment complex in Gloucester County, New Jersey. It happened just before 9 a.m. Friday at the Westwood Court Apartments on Tatum Street in West Deptford. Police say a maintenance supervisor spotted a man throwing […]

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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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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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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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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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