Counter-Terrorism Expert to Prepare Real Estate Managers for Active Shooter Events

Chicago - (March 8, 2019) – Over 250 active shooter events occurred in the United States from 2000 – 2017, resulting in 2,217 casualties, both killed and wounded. Unfortunately, we live in a world where incidents like this can occur anywhere, and at any time.

Statistics show that active shooter events most commonly occur in businesses (45%), schools (25%), and government facilities (10%). With the majority of these incidents occurring at work, it is critical that people are equipped with the most up-to-date active shooter preparedness strategies and training available.

To address this issue, IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) is holding a special, two-hour webinar event on April 17 that will help real estate managers and their staff address risks, prepare for potential violence and increase tenant and resident safety.

The webinar will be hosted by Tony Casper, CEO of Safe Passage Consulting. Casper has been in law enforcement for more than 17 years and is an expert instructor in Counter-Terrorism Tactics and Active Shooter Response for both law enforcement officials and private citizens. He gives guidance to organizations on how to implement safer workplace practices and writing emergency response plans. 

“A webinar about how to prepare for an active shooter is not something we want to be doing, but the reality is, it is a topic we need to address. By helping real estate managers to develop and rehearse a comprehensive active shooter plan, they can better protect their tenants, residents and employees in the unfortunate event of an active shooter,” states Don Wilkerson, CPM, 2019 IREM President, Gaston & Wilkerson Management, AMO, Reno, NV.  

About the Institute of Real Estate Management
IREM is an international force of 20,000 individuals united to advance the profession of real estate management. Through training, professional development, and collaboration, IREM supports our members and others in the industry through every stage of their career.

We believe in our people, and we provide the tools they need to succeed. We open doors, we forge connections, and we help show the way forward. Backed by the power that comes with being an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, we add value to our members, who in turn add value to their teams, their workplaces, and the properties in their commercial and residential portfolios.

Our memberships empower college students, young professionals, and industry veterans who are committed to career advancement. Earning our credentials, including the CPM, ARM, ACoM, and AMO, demonstrates a commitment to, and passion for, good management. These credentials, along with our courses and array of resources, all exist with one goal in mind – to make a difference in the careers of those who manage. To learn more about IREM, visit www.IREM.org.