building emergencies of all sorts will from time to time affect Cummings
buildings, as they will all other properties. Major snowstorms, hurricanes,
civil disruptions, fires, utility outages, and traffic nightmares are
just a few of the things that come first to mind. These could all represent
major threats to even the survivability of many businesses.
the vast majority of other property owners/managers, however, Cummings
Properties has an unrivaled staff of onsite professionals to deal with
everyday issues, as well as the occasional blockbuster problems which
will invariably come along. Cummings' 310-person full-time staff, across
the board, has more than 2,000 years of cumulative experience with this
firm alone! And that experience can have enormous value.
also has a vast array of onsite company-owned emergency equipment to help
it in handling all sorts of issues. More importantly, it has a powerful
on-duty team of highly experienced operators, plumbers, electricians,
engineers, etc., who are prepared and ready to use this equipment in all
sorts of emergencies.
most ordinary businesses, working with a strong, experienced property
management firm like Cummings Properties may be only a convenience. For
other more sophisticated lessees with mission-critical needs, however,
external threats to the operation of their businesses can simply not be
tolerated. These firms absolutely must operate in buildings and in facilities
where "normal" service can be quickly restored - even following
must also be well and responsibly insured, and the day-to-day management
team needs to be extraordinarily effective in dealing with the after-effects
of building emergencies, which must to some extent be expected at any
time. What mission-critical firm can afford the risk of leasing space
from absentee owners, who can sometimes take weeks just to put a lease
together, and often have no concept, whatsoever, of how to put buildings
its more than 2,000 client firms, Cummings has numerous clients who think
of themselves as "tenants for life," - firms who have hugely
benefited at some time over the years from the company's extraordinarily
competent support staff in all sorts of very challenging situations. We
strongly encourage prospective tenants to inquire about the added value
that truly effective management brings to the table.
In emergency situations, the real estate management team of any property is always one of the first lines of protection. It must also have the raw ability to be the principal steward of recovery.