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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Learn about Crime Free Multi-Housing

Started in 1992 in Arizona by the Mesa Police Department, Crime Free Multi-Housing is a phenomenal resource for all community managers looking for new resources and ideas that will make their community shine!  The non-profit has programs in 2,000 cities throughout the congruent U.S. as well as international advisors in England, Canada, and Nigeria. The […]

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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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Apartment Heroes: Maintenance Worker Saves 3 Year Old on his First Day!

At Apartment Guardian, we come across many negative and sad stories about people getting hurt and lives changing, often not for the better.  On the flip side, however, we come across an incredible number of beautiful stories involving on-site employees going above and beyond to help those around them.  “Apartment Heroes” is a series of […]

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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: 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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