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Dakota Thornton

Dakota Thornton

Business Development Coordinator Manager Kings III

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How Social Media Is Transforming Emergency Communications

How Social Media Is Transforming Emergency Communications

Culturally, we have ingrained social media within all aspects of our lives- even disasters and emergencies. As a property manager, how does this affect your site's emergency response and overall emergency communications? We'll walk you through it.

Property Safety: The Small Items that Make a Difference

Property Safety: The Small Items that Make a Difference

Emergency preparedness and response are key elements of property safety, but they shouldn't be the only focus. Your tenants need to feel comfortable and know how to get help in all vulnerable situations that occur onsite, not just life threatening ones.

Why Are Some People Afraid of Elevators?

Why Are Some People Afraid of Elevators ?

The fear of elevators is a common phobia. As a property manager with elevators onsite, it's important you understand why some tenants face this and the do-able actions you can take to help and to maintain a pleasant tenant experience for all. Here's how.

Tenant Satisfaction: Being Transparent

Tenant Satisfaction : Being Transparent

In the property management industry, keeping tenants satisfied is a non-negotiable. Of course, many factors contribute to tenant satisfaction. One of the top items? Clear communication. Here's how you can be transparent by your tenants' standards.

PropTech Solutions Aimed at Improving the Tenant Experience

PropTech Solutions Aimed at Improving the Tenant Experience

With a whole world of PropTech options available, which of these are worth your while? Simply put, you should be looking for opportunities to make you and your tenants' lives easier. We'll walk you through the tech solutions that should be on your radar.

Ready Your Fitness Room for the New Year?s Resolution Rush

Ready Your Fitness Room for the New Year's Resolution Rush

If you have a fitness center on-site, you likely know the rush of tenants that blow through come the new year. Your property's gym can be a huge asset, but if you can't meet tenant standards, they'll look elsewhere. Here's how you can prepare.

Create The Most Effective Tenant Satisfaction Survey

Create The Most Effective Tenant Satisfaction Survey

Tenant satisfaction surveys are key to making smart and skilled business decisions that make sense for your property. They give you the valuable opportunity to gain more in-depth insight from your consumers. Here are some tips for doing them well.

The Hottest Current Elevator Upgrade : Machine Room-Less Elevator

The Hottest Current Elevator Upgrade : Machine Room-Less Elevator

Machine Room-Less Elevators (MRLs) are becoming more and more common in the United States. Is this something you should consider for your property? Learn the pros, cons and code requirements associated with the upgrade.

Hurricane Season 2017 Update - One Year Later

Hurricane Season 2017 Update - One Year Later

It has been a little over a year since Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc on our country, but some of the property damage remains lasting. Take a look at what still needs to be done and how you can prevent damage during this year's hurricane season.

Laundry Facility Safety Tips for Property Managers

Laundry Facility Safety Tips for Property Managers

Have a laundry facility on-site? Life safety should apply throughout your entire property, but there are certain areas, like the laundry facility, that present unique risks and require extra care. Take these steps to ensure things run safely and smoothly.

Protect Yourself When Dealing With An Unstable Tenant

Protect Yourself When Dealing With An Unstable Tenant

In property management, the goal is to make all tenants happy. Unfortunately, this can't always be the case. Learn what you can do to prevent running into this as well as how to mitigate the situation if it does occur in order to keep you and your tenants safe.

How To Safely Deal With Vacant Properties

How To Safely Deal With Vacant Properties

A vacant property does not mean less work for the property manager. In fact, sometimes it can add even more stress with extra property safety and maintenance items to consider. Follow these tips for a safer and more hassle-free property vacancy.

Safety Amenities That Attract Families and Singles

Safety Amenities That Attract Families and Singles

With more and more unfortunate circumstances occurring all around us, property safety falls high on most people's priority list when deciding where to live. Here are some property safety amenities that will help you stand out to potential residents.

Child Safety in a Commercial Building

Child Safety in a Commercial Building

Commercial buildings are typically designed with adults in mind, but visiting children are a frequent occurrence. As the property manager, you are liable for children safety in your commercial building. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Parking Lot Safety Tips

Parking Lot Safety Tips

Parking lot safety isn't always the first area that property managers look at when it comes to property safety, but in reality, parking lots can be hot spots for many different types of danger. Learn what you can to do help keep your parking lot safe.

Elevator Modernization Types to Consider

Elevator Modernization Types to Consider

As a property manager, you know that elevator modernizations can be necessary. This blog will help you determine if you're in need of a modernization & presents common ones to choose from, including solar-powered elevators, an energy efficient option.

Protect Your Property From Vandalism

Protect Your Property From Vandalism

Vandalism is a threatening and common issue that many property managers will unfortunately run into at one point or another, but there are steps you can take to prevent vandalism and other similar property emergencies. Read on in this blog post.

How Safe Are Your Stairs?

How Safe Are Your Stairs ?

Faulty, unstable stairs can cause code violations and accidents. We don't often think about stairwells, but for property managers, they require a lot of thought and preventative measures. Read to help ensure stronger, sturdier stairs and stairwells.

Property Managers: Check Out The Latest Tech Designed For You

Property Managers : Check Out The Latest Tech Designed For You

Property managers often have to wear many hats. This can get stressful and time consuming, but with certain technology tools, you can operate efficiently with ease. In this blog post, see what's out there to help you work better.

Keep Your Self-Storage Facility Safe With These Tips

Keep Your Self-Storage Facility Safe With These Tips

Storage facilities are one of the fastest sectors within the real estate industry, but they don't come without their own challenges and safety issues. Here's a few safety items of which to pay attention.

Winterize Your Pool: Tips for the Off-Season

Winterize Your Pool : Tips for the Off-Season

Pool season may be coming to an end, but any property manager with a pool on their property knows that pool maintenance doesn't stop just because it's closed. Here are some manageable tips to maintain your pool this off season.

Destination Dispatch Systems: Thumbs Up or Down?

Destination Dispatch Systems : Thumbs Up or Down?

The jury is still out on the marketability and success of elevator destination dispatch systems. Here, we size up the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision for your property.

How To Deal With Angry Occupants

How To Deal With Angry Occupants

As a property manager, you receive more than your daily dose of drama. Much of it happens as a result of spontaneous combustion from angry occupants. Here are some ways to diffuse the situation, often ahead of time, and to keep things running smoothly.

Airbnb and Multifamily Property Management : What to Look Out For

Airbnb and Multifamily Property Management : What to Look Out For

The growing shared economy may involve your property (sometimes even without you being aware). Be sure you're on your game when it comes to property management liability and safety if occupants are using Airbnb to rent your space online.

The In's and Out's of Preventative Maintenance for Your Property

Preventative Maintenance for Your Property

Learn how preventative maintenance can be beneficial as a property manager as well as tips on how you should carry these preventative measures out within this blog post.