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Here's a Better Option for Companies with Security Guards

Posted by Pearson Brock on June 3, 2019

A suspect shot two police officers in a retail store. In response, the officers' families are suing the retailer, the security company providing the guards, and the two security guards on duty at the time of the shooting. Why? Because the officers thought the guards had detained…

Illegal Dumping: Why You Need a Waste Disposal Program

Posted by Pearson Brock on May 29, 2019

Illegal dumping is a problem that few multifamily residential properties and retail centers talk about or address. Because many people come and go on these properties, outsiders dump trash in the property's waste disposal area. They figure they can get away with it because no…

Projects Recycle Shipping Containers into Housing Units

Posted by Pearson Brock on May 13, 2019

Ernest Cline, the author of Ready Player One, may have been onto something. The main character lived in a multifamily housing community called the stacks. These consisted of trailers and mobile living homes that stacked on top of one another. Building the stacks saved space,…

Why You Need to Manage Electronics Waste in Multifamily Housing

Posted by Pearson Brock on April 12, 2019

Many residents fail to properly recycle electronics when they reach their end-of-life. Often, they throw them away in the trash. This isn't safe because the electronics may contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury, and cadmium. These could seep into water and soil. This…

5 Steps to Healthy Apartment Building Technology

Posted by Pearson Brock on April 11, 2019

Managing an apartment building requires keeping an eye on many moving parts. As such, ensuring technology remains updated and in working order doesn't always make the top of the list of things to do. Nonetheless, it's important to maintain tech to ensure things always work as…

The One Apartment Amenity You Want to Offer Tenants

Posted by Pearson Brock on April 5, 2019

The advantage of managing or owning a Class A apartment property is that tenants want to live in your building. It's typically in a desirable neighborhood with little crime. However, the fact is that apartments and condos have an 85 percent greater likelihood of being…

Are Apartment Video Surveillance Security Solutions Actually a Liability?

Posted by Pearson Brock on March 15, 2019

Many apartment property managers and owners fear installing video surveillance increases liability. The opposite is actually true. Video surveillance decreases apartment liability and there are court cases that reinforce this. Generally, a landowner has no duty to protect…

What Baby Boomer Renters Actually Want That You Need to Know

Posted by Pearson Brock on February 22, 2019

A Freddie Mac survey reports that one of the largest growing multifamily residential trends will have apartment property managers rethinking their target audience. According to the survey, five million Baby Boomers — people born before 1961 — in the U.S. plan to rent their next…