NJ Asset Services Newsletter - Fall 2019

Customer Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2019

Be Prepared...

Inside This Issue

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM), recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.

Cushman & Wakefield Gives Back

Mark Your Calendar

Fall Reminders

Driving Safety Hazard: Autumn Leaves

Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornados. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas. The devastating hurricanes and wildfires recent years reminded the nation of the importance of preparing for disasters. Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community.

Presidential Quotes

Your Management Team

Presidential Quotes

Customer Corner

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Cushman & Wakefield Gives Back

Helping our neighbors has always been a hallmark of Cushman & Wakefield’s culture. On June 7 and 14, employees from C&W’s New Jersey offices were honored to team up with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County to work on a construction project in in Perth Amboy. Sam (seen kneeling below in blue), the future homeowner of the house, is a U.S. Army veteran and the single father of a 12 year old daughter and 11 year old son.

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1/1 NEW YEAR’S DAY Happy 2020!














Fall Reminders

Fire Extinguishers: Inspections

• Fire Extinguishers should be inspected and tagged once per year.

Fire Extinguishers: Other Safety Tips

Here are some fire extinguisher safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association.

• Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called; and the room is not filled with smoke.

• To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS :

• P ull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism. • A im low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

• S queeze the lever slowly and evenly.

S weep the nozzle from side-to-side.


Check your air filter on a monthly basis and replace it if it is dirty or clogged. As a general rule, it should be replaced every 30 to 90 days.

Water Taps

Fully drain outside water taps to avoid frozen pipes.

Snow & Ice

Use caution when walking during winter conditions. Wear footwear that is appropriate for the season. Please contact your property manager if you observe any icing conditions.

Daylight Saving Time ends on November 3rd.

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

Driving Safety Hazard: Autumn Leaves

even present a fire hazard should leaves contact a hot muffler or tailpipe. The Council reminds motorists that tires can affect the car's ride, handling, traction and safety, and that they are a critical connection between the car and the road in all types of driving conditions. To maximize tire life and safety,

check the inflation pressure and the tread depth, and inspect the sidewalls for cracks or punctures. As a general rule, tires should be rotated and balanced every 6,000 miles. The brake system is the car's most important safety system. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car, and brake linings, drums and rotors, as well as brake fluid, should be checked at each oil change. To help ensure the performance and safety of wipers, blades should be replaced every six months or when cracked, cut, torn, streaking or chattering. Only windshield washer fluid should be used, and it should be checked monthly. The Car Care Council is the source of information for the "Be Car Care Aware" consumer-education campaign, promot- ing the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair, to consumers. More information, including the council's new Car Care Guide for motorists, is available at www.carcare.org.

Autumn's leaves are beautiful to see, but when wet or in piles, they present driving hazards unique to the season. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to prepare for fall driving conditions by having their vehicles' tires, brakes and wipers checked before heading out. Most motorists know that puddles or standing water can cause loss of control, and they adjust their driving accordingly. But fewer drivers, especially inexperienced ones or drivers new to an area with heavy foliage, are aware of the dangers of wet leaves. A single layer of wet leaves can make braking, steering and stopping difficult. This effect is particularly dangerous at intersections and is intensified at downhill stop signs. Acceleration can be affected, too. Fishtailing can result on leaf-strewn interstate entrance ramps and other areas where hard accelerations may be necessary. Even when dry, leaves can present a challenge. Piles of leaves can obscure potholes, curbs and street markings and

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 Director karen.hromin@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

Presidential Quotes

In honor of Presidents’ Day in February, here are some thought-provoking quotes from Abraham Lincoln:

• “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.”

• “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

• “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.”

• “You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right.”

• “Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.”

• “Nothing is stronger than gentleness.”

• “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.”

• “When arguing with a fool, make sure the opponent isn't doing the exact same thing.”

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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