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Building Security Is Your First Line of Defense in Active Shooter Incidents

Building Security Is Your First Line of Defense in Active Shooter Incidents

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Commercial Facilities Sector-Specific Plan, there are approximately 740,000 commercial office buildings in the US, providing 12 billion square feet of space to roughly 29 million workers. With that much real estate, property owners and managers are constantly held accountable for a number of services to ensure a safe work environment for their tenants, such as regular structural maintenance. But when it comes to active shooter incidents, there is often tension surrounding who is responsible for what: is the tenant responsible for personnel safety or is the owner/operator responsible?

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3 Takeaways from the Wrigley Field Bomb Threat

3 Takeaways from the Wrigley Field Bomb Threat

After Sunday night’s Cubs-Giants game, players, media, grounds crew, and all remaining fans were instructed to evacuate Wrigley Field due to a bomb threat. Police and K9 units searched the ballpark, and within an hour, gave the all-clear. The Cubs were quick to release a statement to the public indicating no evidence was found to prove the threat credible, and all scheduled events at the ballpark will continue as planned.

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Developing & Building Life Safety Programs for CRE

Developing & Building Life Safety Programs for CRE

In a chaos, you don’t want everyone in your building calling the property manager asking what to do. You need your tenants and staff organized into a trained and ready chain of command. This may sound like a lot of work, so let us help you to develop your emergency action plan (EAP) into an integrated program involving your building’s crisis team. It will upgrade your life safety program, plus reduce your potential liability exposure.

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Crisis Communications for Property Managers – Webinar on How to Work with First Responders

Why Facility Managers Need Technology

I visited Georgia Institute of Technology to play the role of Professor Tolbert for two hours. Kathy Roper, the Associate Professor and Chair of Facility Management, invited me to speak to her class to share how technology is changing and improving the way facility managers are addressing the rules and regulations in keeping tenants safe and buildings running.

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Crisis Communications for Property Managers – Webinar on How to Work with First Responders

The Proactive Property Manager

Dealing with crises is an unfortunate, inevitable part of managing a property. The effectiveness of your response is often decided by the level of preparedness that you have established prior to the crisis. It is particularly important for a property manager to be completely prepared in the event of an emergency because she is responsible for the well-being of her tenants and her building. By being proactive, a property manager is equipped with the knowledge and know-how to handle any calamity thrown her way. Here are five sure ways to be proactive and prepared for the emergencies that may threaten your tenants and building.

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Crisis Communications for Property Managers – Webinar on How to Work with First Responders

How a Property Manager Can Be Yeti Ready

If I were to tell you that there is a giant, ferocious Yeti lurking around your property, you would probably call me crazy – but it is true. The Preparis Yeti represents the ubiquitous and unanticipated threats that are posed to your building. Chances are that you are familiar with these threats:

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