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  • Superstorm Sandy: What We Learned

    My previous blog focused on what happened in New Jersey as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The event was devastating, and served as a reminder to the entire industry about the importance of having an Emergency Preparedness plan in place in the event that such a disaster strikes your area. Following are a few “lessons” we learned during this recovery process: Make sure your communication network...
  • Superstorm Sandy: What Happens When It Happens to You?

    What if you weren’t simply a voyeur to a tragedy, but instead were living it first-hand? What if you were a field general and you weren’t afforded any weapons? How would you react when Armageddon actually happened? What would you do? This is what happened to us in New Jersey recently as a result Sandy. Like many of you in this industry I am a take-charge guy. But what if there is nothing to take...
  • Doing More with Less: 5 Tips for Facing the Unrelenting Challenge

    We need to do more with less. At work, at home, in our communities … the mandate is unrelenting. It’s a challenge; but it’s also a reality. So let’s approach it with a positive mind set. After all, doing more with less means becoming more efficient.   Here are 5 tips to consider when taking on the challenge: 1. Get creative. Look for revenue-generating opportunities. I know a property manager...
  • Breathe In, Breathe Out, Buy Bubble Wrap

    My last job was very stressful. During my 13-month stint at this previous company, I was asked to move cubicles three times. I had approximately 950 post cards, figurines and pieces of memorabilia displayed in my work space, so this was a logistical nightmare. The amount of boxes and bubble wrap required would make your head spin. After the first move, I constantly felt on edge, never knowing...

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