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Posted on October 8, 2013 by

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…

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Posted on October 3, 2013 by

Four Traits of Our Best Commercial Real Estate Clients

I know, I know. We’re not supposed to have favorites, right? We are grateful to work with each of our clients, but some have set themselves apart from the rest.  Here are four ways they go the extra mile: They are committed to emergency preparedness:  Some clients buy Preparis to “check the box” on their life safety programs.  And yes, there is certainly value in just having the tool should you need to use it.  The exceptional clients,…

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Posted on September 27, 2013 by

What the Preparis Yeti Learned from National Preparedness Month

As the 10th annual National Preparedness Month comes to a close, those of us at Preparis (including our Yeti) reflect on the lessons learned during such an important month. NPM began in 2004 sponsored by FEMA with the goal of encouraging people and businesses throughout the country to better prepare themselves in the event of a disaster. Commercial real estate professionals are not exempt from preparation. With buildings and tenants to look after, property and asset managers must…

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Posted on September 25, 2013 by

Preparing for Workplace Violence at Your Building

Register now for our webinar on preparing for active shooters and bomb threats What would happen if an active shooter entered your building? Or what if an anonymous source called in a bomb threat to one of your tenants? Would your security team know whether they should evacuate or shelter-in-place? Property managers must understand the imminent threats to their tenants and staff, plus have emergency preparedness plans to protect them. On Oct. 8, Preparis and our X-Force Consultant,…

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Posted on September 25, 2013 by

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: Natural disasters Fires Floods Tornadoes Hurricanes Earthquakes Workplace violence Active shooter Bomb threat Explosions Bullying & harassment Intimidating presence If you view each of these threats…

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Posted on September 23, 2013 by

Going Paperless Makes a Property Manager’s Job Easier

Technology never ceases to innovate. Part of that innovation includes paperless storage of documents and files. What once seemed like a novelty has become standard for businesses across the globe.  The threats caused by keeping the stacks of paper around the office have led many to digital storage and now they are reaping the benefits. A property manager is responsible for the crisis management of her building and going paperless is now a part of that approach. Problems…

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Posted on September 18, 2013 by

5 Key Elements of CRE Life Safety

Property managers have many responsibilities and the safety of their tenants makes it pretty high on their list. Threats come in all shapes and sizes and the approaches used once before may no longer be the best.  Property managers must be educated and prepared for all emergencies which is why we are going back to the basics. Are YOU prepared? Fire Exits: Those lighted exit signs are not there for decoration. Fire exits are imperative to ensure the…

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Posted on August 29, 2013 by

6 Ways to Improve Your EAP

Regardless of where you are in your buildings’ Life Safety program maturity – from creating your initial Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to full program implementation with your tenants – there’s always room for improvement. To help you get started, we’re hosting a special webinar for building owners and property managers tasked with implementing programs for their tenants and employees. Join Preparis and our guest, Deb Pyznarski, Senior General Manager from Lincoln Property Company, as we discuss the best…

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Posted on August 28, 2013 by

7 Steps to Business Preparedness

Incident management, business continuity, and disaster recovery programs all begin with a single step: the day your organization commits to establishing a culture of preparedness. But what comes next can be tricky. How do you take all those plans and develop a comprehensive continuity of operations program? September is National Preparedness Month, which is a great time to ensure your business is ready to handle any crisis. Join Preparis as we discuss the 7 Steps to Preparedness. From…

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Posted on August 26, 2013 by

Sirens & Hazmat Suits – This Was Not a Drill

On a warm afternoon in April, my colleagues and I were startled when we heard dozens of sirens screaming towards our high rise building in midtown Atlanta. Looking out our windows, a brigade of first responders were grabbing gear and running towards our lobby. Right behind them, we saw biohazard suits and portable oxygen tanks being attached to people who could have been in the Dustin Hoffman movie “Outbreak.” “Wow,” we all said almost in unison, “this is…

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Business Continuity Resources

Find business continuity resources, including free webinars, whitepapers, checklists, and tabletop exercises. Visit: Preparis Resources