UDRT's Executive Vice President of Property Operations Martha Carlin and Executive Vice President of Talent Management Sara Jo Light are preparing for a bird flu epidemic.
On a broader scale, Toomey said UDRT is developing scenarios of an entire geographic sector or community of UDRT employees being affected.
Following is UDRT's six-point disaster preparedness program, adapted from "Disaster and Terrorism Preparedness.
One day in April 2005, the unthinkable happened: A 15-year-old boy was shot and fell on the public sidewalk outside UDRT's Kelly Crossing Apartments.
To keep the program strong and to keep residents aware and registered, UDRT still makes literature available, provides registration cards in move-in packets and offers to send in residents' cards.
's "scar tissue" was the result of a lack of standards, which generally meant what equipment that was available was very difficult to use.
When prospects visit UDRT's Web site www.udrt.com and click on the "Find An Apartment Home Fast" and "Click Here" links, they can check the availability of a unit, be prescreened for credit approval and get an Internet "special offer" if they rent online.
Mueller validates his company's results based on the more than 10,000 reservations it processed for UDRT and Rochester, N.Y.-based Home Properties during the second half of 2003.
Steven Tataborelli, President of Sales and Marketing for United Dominion Realty Trust (UDRT), firmly believes the acceptance and use of real-time, online apartment reservations is an evolutionary process.
Potential residents who visit the UDRT site fill out a lead generation form online, whether or not they pay the $9.95 unit reservation fee.
Currently in 55 markets, UDRT is focusing on its markets and their revenue stream and planning to reduce its number of markets to 30, Neyland said.
According to Neyland, UDRT identified 30 long-term high job creation markets where it wants to be and has sold off, and continues to sell, underperforming properties.