10 Steps to Suppress Crime in Apartment Communities


Listen to our FREE On-Demand Digital Media Webcast with Brent Sobol, President of Sobol Realty, an owner and operator of multifamily communities in Atlanta, Georgia and Officer Tim VanJohnson, a 24 year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, along with property management expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour® and multifamily technology innovator Kerry W. Kirby, CEO of 365 Connect on their MultifamilyBiz.com + PowerHour LIVE Digital Media Webcast on “10 Steps to Suppress Crime in Apartment Communities – Crime Drivers, Courtesy Officers and Community Rule Enforcement.” This lively, fast-paced 60-minute FREE On-Demand Digital Media Webcast, focuses on the steps necessary to create an action plan to prevent and manage crime in apartment communities.

Discussion Highlights

  1. What are 10 proven steps to suppress crime in apartment communities?
  2. Why is it important to focus on crime prevention in apartments?
  3. How the challenging economy is impacting the role of responsible property managers in the area of crime prevention?
  4. What are the real ‘crime drivers’ in apartment communities?
  5. Why the “broken window theory” applies to crime prevention in apartments?
  6. Is it dangerous for a professional property manager to enforce the rules of the lease agreement with their residents?

Special Guest

Brent Sobol is an NAA award winning owner and operator of multifamily real estate in Atlanta, Georgia and also Founder and Executive Director of Legacy Community Housing Corporation, a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of crime free multifamily housing.   Brent has been a hands-on owner / operator since 1995, directly overseeing the repositioning of 12 distressed apartment communities.   Sobol is a frequent contributor to UNITS Magazine on crime prevention and author of the industry acclaimed article on crime Prevention: “A 10-Step Action Plan to Suppress Crime at Apartments.” Via an interactive and one of a kind "show & tell," Sobol shares his tips and techniques for successful management of crime issues in high crime apartment communities. Through a process he calls the Turnaround Template, he systematically repositions apartment communities and takes them from unhealthy to award winning; addressing the crime and community safety component is often his #1 priority on takeover day.  A two time NAA Paragon Award winner, Mr. Sobol was also named the 2009 Citizen of the Year by the Atlanta Police Department for his efforts to reduce crime in apartment communities.  Sobol consults, trains, and partners with apartment owners and management companies that have crime problems. Contact information and free crime fighting resources are one click away at:  www.BrentSobol.com

Read UNITS Magazine Interview With Brent Sobol

Officer Tim VanJohnson is a 24 year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, with the last 12 years serving as a full time S.W.A.T (Special Weapons and Tactics) officer.   He has had extensive experience with the Atlanta Police P.A.C.E unit (Police and Community Empowerment) listening and responding to the needs of the community by creating specialized enforcement details in the areas of prostitution, drug enforcement, and auto thefts.  He has over 3000 hours in specialized law enforcement training and educates other police officers on specialized aspects of law enforcement.  Officer VanJohnson has a special appreciation for the property management profession as his wife Kimberly is a professional apartment manager in Atlanta with over 14 years experience.

Conference Moderators

Kerry W. Kirby is a renowned entrepreneur, speaker, and technology innovator. He is the founder and CEO of 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Kerry has propelled 365 Connect from a scrappy bootstrapped startup to an internationally recognized company, which has won an array of highly acclaimed international, national, and regional awards, including the Louisiana Governor's Technology Award.

Kerry has been a guest lecturer, featured speaker, and panelist at numerous universities, national conferences, and events. He has also been featured on the BBC Digital Planet program, NPR News, and various media outlets. Kerry has written the forward to a nationally published book on real estate and technology, presented in over 100 industry webcast reaching over 1-million listeners, and is often quoted as an expert in technology. He has been named to the Silicon Bayou 100 List of most influential entrepreneurs for eight consecutive years.

Ernest F. Oriente is a business coach since 1995 [41,000+ hours], a property management industry professional since 1988 - the author of SmartMatch Alliances, founder of PowerHour, PowerHour Sales Academy, and PowerHour Leadership Academy has a passion for coaching his clients on executive leadership, hiring and motivating property management SuperStars, traditional and Internet SEO/SEM marketing, competitive sales strategies, and smart/strategic alliances for property management teams and their leaders. He and his PowerHour team provide private and group coaching for property management companies and industry sales vendors/suppliers around North America and the world, executive recruiting, investment banking, SEO/SEM web strategies, national Wi-Fi solutions, employee policy manuals, social media leadership and powerful tools for hiring property management SuperStars and building dynamic teams.

Ernest worked for Motorola, Primedia and is certified in the Xerox sales methodologies. Recent interviews and articles have appeared more than 9000+ times in business and trade publications and in a wide variety of leading magazines and newspapers, including Smart Money, Inc., Business 2.0, The New York Times, Fast Company, The LA Times, Fortune, Business Week, Self Employed America and The Financial Times. Since 1995, Ernest has written over 250+ articles for the property management industry and created 400+ property management forms, business and marketing checklists, sales letters and presentation tools. PowerHour® is based in Olympic-town…Park City, Utah.

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Ernest also runs the #1 LinkedIn group in the world for property management vendor/supplier sales success, and the #1 LinkedIn group in the world for property management success.

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