C&W Asset Services Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter

Customer Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2019

Introducing Our New Team Member

Inside This Issue

Introducing Our Newest Team Member

Tracey Altrui Property Manager

Spring Reminders

In November, Tracey Altrui joined Cushman & Wakefield as a Property Manager on the Asset Services team in Iselin, focusing on C&W’s Industrial Portfolio in Northern and Central New Jersey.

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Mark Your Calendar

Fatigue: What Can Employees Do?

Your Management Team

Tracey has a combined 13 years of construction and real estate experience in the Tri-State region. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated exceptional strength in day-to-day management, including oversight of complex capital projects, budgeting and financial reporting, and successful staff development. Her background in New York City real estate has provided her with a broad base of skills through a diverse group of clients, projects and customers. In her role, Tracey handles day-to-day management tasks and provides exceptional customer service by addressing both owner and customer needs.

The Lighter Side

Customer Corner

99 Wood Avenue South, 8th Floor Iselin, NJ 08830 732.623.4700

Spring Reminders


Inspect, clean, and change air filters quarterly in your HVAC system. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure. A fresh filter will also help with those spring allergies.

Property Maintenance and Inspections

Per the terms of your lease, you may responsible for the below maintenance items. Copies of inspection reports should always be sent to your property manager.

 Quarterly and annual sprinkler inspections

Annual fire panel inspection

Annual fire pump inspection

Annual backflow inspection

 Generator maintenance and inspection

HVAC maintenance and inspections

Elevator inspections

Keep public areas clear of debris

Tenant Hired Vendors

Remember, it is each tenant’s responsibility to forward a Certificate of Insurance for any vendor who performs work at your premises. These certificates must list owner/manager as additional insured. Please reach out to your property manager if you have any questions.

Daylight Saving Time begins on March 10.

Remember to set clocks, timeclocks, and lighting timers one hour ahead.

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that every day about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. However, safety experts and eye doctors believe the right eye protection can lessen the severity or even prevent 90 percent of these eye injuries.

Chemicals or foreign objects in the eye and cuts or scrapes on the cornea are common eye injuries that occur at work. Other common eye injuries come from splashes with grease and oil, burns from steam, ultraviolet or infrared radiation exposure, and flying wood or metal chips.

Workers experience eye injuries on the job for two major reasons:

 They were not wearing eye protection.  They were wearing the wrong kind of protection for the job.

A Bureau of Labor Statistics survey of workers who suffered eye injuries revealed that nearly three out of five were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident. These workers most often reported that they believed protection was not required for the situation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers to use eye and face protection whenever there is a reasonable probability of injury that could be prevented by such equipment. Know the requirements for your work environment.

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Fatigue: What Can Employees Do?

Nearly four out of 10 employees in the U.S. suffer from sleep loss, and when workers are fatigued, they're at a higher risk for injury. About 13% of work injuries are attributable to sleep problems.

Set Yourself up for Sleep Success

To help yourself get more rest and avoid fatigue, practice habits that will help you improve the quality of your sleep.  Avoid chemicals that affect sleep; caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol can all contribute to sleep problems.  Check with your doctor about side effects before starting a medication, and follow up if you think medicine could be affecting your sleep.  Make your bedroom conducive to sleep; a quiet, dark room that is not too hot and not too cold will help you relax and get to sleep sooner.  If you have daytime sleepiness or your bed partner witnesses snoring or breathing pauses, you may have sleep apnea and should see a sleep specialist.

Following are some of the ways employees can reduce their risk of fatigue.

Check for Consistency in Your Sleep Duration

Do you sleep more on your days off than work days? If so, you're not sleeping enough on work days. Seven hours is the minimum recommended, but some people need more. If you're unsure, take the vacation test. While on vacation, allow yourself to sleep as much as you want. After several days, your sleep duration will stabilize. That should be your minimum amount of daily sleep. Just as important as sleep duration, a sleep schedule also will help keep you on your game during work hours.  Use light to your advantage; morning light brightens your mood and helps synchronize your internal clock.  Don't eat big meals close to bedtime, as this can affect your sleep quality; have dinner several hours before bed each night.  Avoid exercise in close proximity to bedtime; regular exercise generally improves sleep, but not if you do it near bedtime. Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule

Create a Routine

The more you can get your body used to going to sleep at a certain time, the easier it will be for you to get good sleep consistently.

 Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine and stick to it.  Avoid stressful activities, especially before bed, so you don't associate your bedroom and sleeping with anxiety.  Don't go to bed for sleep unless you are truly sleepy; lying in bed "trying to sleep" when you are not sleepy is counterproductive and can make it harder for you to fall asleep at other times.

Your Management Team

Sam Collison Managing Director sam.collison@cushwake.com Direct 732.452.6161 Tracey Altrui Property Manager tracey.altrui@cushwake.com Direct 732.452.6162

Karen Hromin Associate Director karen.hromin@cis.cushwake.com Direct 732.243.3112

Ben Hammond Senior Assistant Property Manager benjamin.hammond@cushwake.com Direct 732.243.3116

Louise Rubbo Property Administrator louise.rubbo@cushwake.com Direct 732.243.3121

The Lighter Side: Comedian Quotes

“It is better to be a failure at something you love than a success at something you hate.” George Burns

“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” Fred Allen

“My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law.” Jerry Seinfeld

“If Einstein was so smart how come people only call you 'Einstein' when you do something really stupid?” Brian Regan

Customer Corner

Is there something you would like to see highlighted in an upcoming newsletter or do you have questions? Your suggestions and comments are always encouraged and welcomed. Please send your thoughts to Louise Rubbo at louise.rubbo@cushwake.com.

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