Reducing Community Crime While Increasing Resident Safety


Listen to our Free On-Demand Digital Media Webcast with property management expert Listen Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour® and multifamily technology innovator Kerry W. Kirby, CEO of 365 Connect, along with special guest Brent Sobol, President of Sobol Realty, for a FREE + PowerHour LIVE Digital Media Webcast Conference. This lively discussion is on “Reducing Community Crime Rates While Increasing Resident Safety – Crime Prevention, Courtesy Officers, Neighborhood Watch, Policy Enforcement.” This LIVE, fast-paced 60-minute FREE Webcast Conference, focuses on how to prevent crime and create resident safety programs at your multifamily community.

Conference Discussion Highlights

  1. Where should you look first to deter crime at your multifamily communities?
  2. What are the weak spots at your apartment community that can make them a target?
  3. Leasing, touring and onsite team safety, what are your company policies and procedures? 
  4. Are you effectively partnering with law enforcement and government agencies? Why do crime prevention programs fail?
  5. What are the operational best practices for training your staff to handle resident safety, crime prevention and effective risk management?

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:

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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