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ers to potential problems. Brodie
cited the problem of seniors aging.
If men and women who moved into
an apartment at age 65 are, a decade
later, starting to fall in their apartments or suffering from loneliness
following their spouses’ deaths, a
property manager might recommend
hiring a senior services coordinator
to address these issues, thus heading
off turnover and vacancies.
Property managers also can help
prevent crime with innovative ideas
like the one used at Peters Colony in
Carrollton, Texas. Management volunteered to host a police substation
on site, despite having no problems
with crime. The on-duty manager
stocks the substation with snacks and
drinks to encourage officers to use it
to do their paperwork. Thus there’s
a regular police presence at Peters
Colony to act as a deterrent to crime.
The most important part of a prop-
erty manager’s job at a mixed-income
site doesn’t involve solving problems
or doing paperwork or connecting people to services.
They help set the tone that enables residents to create not
just a collection of homes, but a neighborhood.