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Lightning Safety for Outdoor Workers

lightning safetyLet’s look at lightning safety for your outdoor workforce. Although about 90 percent of people struck by lightning survive, these strikes can cause serious and permanent disabilities. And, even if employees aren’t hurt by lightning, they may be at risk from any fires, explosions or other hazards that result from a strike. Together, these facts outline the importance of protecting employees who work outdoors from lightning hazards.

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There are a number of ways to do this, including taking steps to reduce lightning hazards, creating an emergency
action plan and training your workforce.

All of your managers, supervisors and outdoor workers should collaborate on your plan to ensure it accounts for your business’s unique operations. Consider these tips when you’re drafting your plan:

Train all employees on lightning safety, including early warning systems for severe weather and the best locations to take shelter when working outdoors.

Post information on lightning safety around all of your outdoor work areas. These postings should indicate the location of safe shelters, when to stop and resume work after hearing thunder, and any other guidance that applies to your business or work sites.

Make sure employees check weather reports before working outside. Employees should also check the weather at each work site they’ll be visiting each day, as weather patterns can vary widely—even over short distances.

Require employees and supervisors to monitor weather reports regularly once they’re at an outdoor work site. Have employees stop work and seek shelter immediately if they hear any thunder.

For more resources to help keep your outdoor workers safe, contact Hardenbergh Insurance Group today.

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Preparing Commercial HVAC Systems for Winter

Preparing Commercial HVAC Systems for WinterWith the fall season in full swing, it’s time to start preparing commercial HVAC systems for winter, well before Ol’ Man Winter comes to town. Hutchinson, a leading energy services and mechanical services contractor serving the region’s commercial customers, offers tips to help add life to your systems, enhance comfort and improve your bottom line.

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Is your HVAC system ready for the frigid winter season? Don’t be left out in the cold – take action now to make sure your HVAC systems are running efficiently before the chill sets in. Hutchinson, a leading energy services and mechanical services contractor serving the region’s commercial customers, offers tips to help add life to your systems, enhance comfort and improve your bottom line.

1. Take Advantage of Energy Efficiency Programs. Upgrade to energy efficiency with Direct Install from New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program and up to 70% of the cost will be covered for energy upgrades, including lighting and HVAC equipment. Instead of pumping money into your outdated, inefficient units, why not upgrade to a new, state of the-art energy efficient system?

2. Use Energy Star Portfolio Manager to see how your building rates with other similar buildings. If you rate low, there are many things you can do to improve the operation of your building.

3. Check HVAC settings to get maximum efficiency. By setting your thermostat at 68°during the day and at 60° at night, you can save approximately 3% on heating costs for every degree under 70.

4. Install a programmable thermostat. Forget to adjust the temperature before you left the office? No worries. With a web and cloud based control system during and after office hours, you’ll keep settings maintained. Now, that’s peace of mind!

5. Establish a preventive maintenance program. When your HVAC system runs smoothly, so can your business. Prevent equipment problems before they start!

• Change or clean all air filters, preferably every month.
• Repair leaks in piping, air duct s, coils, fittings and at the unit(s).
• Replace defective equipment insulation, ducting and piping.
• Install/upgrade HVAC controls to include new energy management systems technologies.

6. Clean Heating Ducts Heating ducts periodically to allow efficient heating and provide fresh, clean air. Also check to make sure the ducts are properly insulated.

Contact Hutchinson at 888-777-4501 or dicoordinator@hutchbiz.com for help preparing commercial HVAC systems for winter

About Hutchinson
Hutchinson is a leading energy/mechanical service contractor performing energy services, mechanical construction and retrofit installation work in the Greater Philadelphia Tri-State Region. Hutchinson’s
technicians are factory trained, NATE certified and are on-call 24/7 365 days a year. Visit www.hutchbiz.com for more information.

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Fourth Annual WCRE Celebrity Charity Hockey Game Raises $78,000

The Fourth Annual WCRE Charity Hockey Game was a huge success, raising $78,000 to be shared by several charitable causes.

The game, which was played At the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees this past Saturday, is the brainchild of Philadelphia Flyer legend and WCRE director of strategic relationships Brian Propp. Blending community fun with sports fantasy camp, WCRE brought several Flyers Alumni fan favorites back to the ice for a game alongside thirty area business leaders. Over its four years, the WCRE Foundation has successfully raised $315,000 from its community fundraising efforts which also includes its annual golf event. 

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Joining The WCRE Foundation for this year’s event were former Flyers Brian Propp, John LeClair, Riley Cote, Doug Crossman, Andre Faust and Todd Fedoruk.  Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductee Lou Nolan, public address announcer of the Philadelphia Flyers, served as emcee. This year Kerry Fraser served as referee. Fraser was a referee in the NHL for 30 seasons, including officiating 12 different Stanley Cup Finals series.

All proceeds from the event will be shared among Bancroft, the American Cancer Society, CARES Institute at Rowan Medicine, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Association, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice and Susan G. Komen-Philadelphia.

Additionally, each of these organizations benefits from WCRE’s long-standing practice of donating a portion of its proceeds from transactions to an area charity. Learn more about this program at https://wolfcre.com/community-commitment/.

“This event gets better every year. We had over 100 sponsors, more spectators, more raffle prizes, a $10,000 puck shot contest, and most importantly, more money going to our charitable partners,” said Jason M. Wolf, managing principal of WCRE. “The WCRE team thanks our friends, neighbors, and business associates for their involvement in our efforts to improve the lives of others in the community.”

See a video recap of the game featuring comments from the participants, sponsors, and beneficiaries below:

Donations can still be made @ https://bit.ly/2kPn1tQ

Watch a Video from the Event

2019 WCRE Celebrity Hockey Tournament

 

 

 

About WCRE

WCRE is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in office, retail, medical, industrial and investment properties in Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia region. We provide a complete range of real estate services to commercial property owners, companies, banks, commercial loan servicers, and investors seeking the highest quality of service, proven expertise, and a total commitment to client-focused relationships. Through our intensive focus on our clients’ business goals, our commitment to the community, and our highly personal approach to client service, WCRE is creating a new culture and a higher standard. We go well beyond helping with property transactions and serve as a strategic partner invested in your long term growth and success.

Learn more about WCRE on Twitter & Instagram @WCRE1, and on Facebook at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, LLC. Visit our blog pages at: www.southjerseyofficespace.com, www.southjerseyindustrialspace.com, www.southjerseymedicalspace.com, www.southjerseyretailspace.com, www.phillyofficespace.com, www.phillyindustrialspace.com, www.phillymedicalspace.com and www.phillyretailspace.com.

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How to Prepare Your Parking Lot for Winter

How to Prepare Your Parking Lot for Winter

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Did you prepare your parking lot for winter? Most property owners neglect this because many property managers and commercial property owners are unaware of how the winter weather, salt and plowing can cause damage to their parking lot. Winter weather can wreak havoc on a commercial parking lot, specifically in our region. The harsh freeze-thaw cycles cause asphalt to expand and contract, allowing water to seep into the foundation. This creates permanent damage, in the form of cracks and potholes.

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Ways Prepare Your Parking Lot for Winter

Crack Sealing: As a preventative measure, consider filling cracks in the parking lot before they turn into potholes. Longitudinal cracks between ¼” and 1” can be cleaned and filled with hot rubberized material that will expand and contract as the temperature shifts. The crack sealing material creates a bond with the surface of the asphalt pavement, preventing water from penetrating the asphalt.

Asphalt Repairs: Potholes can be repaired with hot mix asphalt in the fall months. Damaged asphalt is saw cut and removed, then the area is cleaned and prepared for the installation of new asphalt. When hot asphalt is unavailable, EZ Street high performance cold asphalt is a great alternative. This material works in cold temperatures, and can even be applied in water. Neglecting potholes, especially in the colder months, can be very dangerous. As the asphalt continues to break apart and the holes become larger and larger, this creates a safety hazard for both pedestrians and vehicles.

Inlet Repairs: When water seeps into your inlets, the inside structure deteriorates. Salt and ice melt used in the winter months also washes into the storm drains, which further erodes the walls. To avoid a potential sinkhole, make sure your catch basins are structurally sound, the interior walls are parged, and the surrounding asphalt is intact.

For more information on ways to prepare your parking lot for winter, contact:

 

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WCRE APPOINTED EXCLUSIVE AGENT TO MARKET 23,427 SQFT AT PLYMOUTH MEETING MALL

PREIT-Plymouth Meeting Mall

PREIT-Plymouth Meeting Mall

WCRE | CORFAC International is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by PREIT as the exclusive office leasing agent to market +/-23,427 square feet at the former Mercy Health Care space located within the Plymouth Meeting Mall in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

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This unique 23,427 square-foot leasing opportunity is already fit out as premier medical space and located directly adjacent to LEGOLAND and Boscov’s. The Plymouth Meeting Mall is finishing an anchor redevelopment that will be bringing Dick’s Sporting Goods, Edge Fitness, and Burlington and will be completed in fall of 2019. The mall has a strategic location at the intersection of four of Philadelphia’s most heavily trafficked roadways featuring over 260,000 vehicles per day. The proximity to I-476 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike provides excellent accessibility to the major employment hubs of Philadelphia, Conshohocken, Blue Bell, Radnor and more with a population of over 5,000,000 people within a 45-minute drive.

Surrounded by brand name retail, state-of-the-art entertainment and numerous restaurants, the Plymouth Meeting Mall offers a great location for a medical user to be adjacent to numerous retail attractions.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with PREIT and to be a part of the anchor redevelopment project at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. PREIT is a first-class retail owner in our region as seen with the vision in the anchor redevelopment project completing at the Plymouth Meeting Mall,” said Jason Wolf, managing principal of WCRE.

WCRE’s Vice President and Principal Chris Henderson, Mitch Russell, and Ty Martin will be working closely with PREIT to facilitate the leasing of this well-trafficked property.

“Offering this fully built out office space adjacent to these sought after amenities including five sit down restaurants, best in class shopping and a full service fitness center, makes this a preferred location for end users looking to capitalize on the synergies afforded by this unique to suburban work/ shop/dine experience” said Joe Aristone, EVP & Head of Leasing PREIT.

A marketing brochure is available upon request and additional information can be found at the links below.

PREIT – The Plymouth Meeting Mall

About WCRE
WCRE is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in office, retail, medical, industrial and investment properties in Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia region. We provide a complete range of real estate services to commercial property owners, companies, banks, commercial loan servicers, and investors seeking the highest quality of service, proven expertise, and a total commitment to client-focused relationships. Through our intensive focus on our clients’ business goals, our commitment to the community, and our highly personal approach to client service, WCRE is creating a new culture and a higher standard. We go well beyond helping with property transactions and serve as a strategic partner invested in your long-term growth and success.

Learn more about WCRE at www.wolfcre.com, on Twitter & Instagram @WCRE1, and on Facebook at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, LLC. Visit our blog pages at www.southjerseyofficespace.com, www.southjerseyindustrialspace.com, www.southjerseymedicalspace.com, www.southjerseyretailspace.com, www.phillyofficespace.com, www.phillyindustrialspace.com, www.phillymedicalspace.com, and www.phillyretailspace.com.

About PREIT
PREIT (NYSE:PEI) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages quality properties in compelling markets. PREIT’s robust portfolio of carefully curated retail and lifestyle offerings mixed with destination dining and entertainment experiences are located primarily in the densely-populated eastern U.S. with concentrations in the mid-Atlantic’s top MSAs. Since 2012, the Company has driven a transformation guided by an emphasis on portfolio quality and balance sheet strength driven by disciplined capital expenditures. Additional information is available at www.preit.com or on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF WCRE CAPITAL ADVISORS

After seven plus successful years providing commercial real estate sales, leasing, and property management expertise to South Jersey and Philadelphia, Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) is excited to announce the launch of its new debt and equity platform, WCRE Capital Advisors at www.WCRECapitalAdvisors.com.

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Founders Jason Wolf and Andrew Beauchemin will be bringing over 30 years of industry experience to the team, providing advisory services on debt and equity financing for commercial real estate transactions. Beauchemin and Wolf will leverage their long-standing relationships with banks, CMBS, LifeCo, agency, mezzanine, and equity lenders across the region to custom tailor financing structures to each individual borrower’s needs.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our level of service for our clients. Adding a financing team is a natural progression for us, considering the size and scope of our regional client portfolio,” said Wolf.

WCRE Capital Advisors will build on Jason Wolf’s foundation, including integrity, responsiveness, a passion for the community, and consistent communication with clients even after their transaction is complete. The team will think like investors, owners, and tenants, leveraging WCRE’s extensive experience in the area to structure Strategic Financing Solutions for their clients.

“It’s an exciting time to be partnering with Wolf,” says Beauchemin, “he has always had a great reputation in the South Jersey market, and with WCRE’s recent expansion into Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, there is a lot of opportunity to both build on existing, and create new successful relationships.”

Andrew Beauchemin brings experience from the ownership side, having spent the early years of his career managing commercial office buildings with owner, operator, and developer, Monday Properties, in Washington, DC. He managed day-to-day operations, capital projects and construction, and financial performance. He successfully renewed LEED Gold and Silver certifications and assisted the ownership during a $888MM refinance of the portfolio in 2016. Moving to Philadelphia in 2017, Andrew served as a Business Development Originator at Rittenhouse Capital Advisors, where he originated and underwrote commercial and multifamily debt and equity. Born and raised in South Jersey, he expands the reach of WCRE’s already deep roots in the South Jersey and Philadelphia markets.

Jason Wolf began his commercial real estate career at Colliers International in 1995, and has frequently earned recognition for his achievements, including winning several prestigious company and industry awards and rising from an associate to company shareholder. Over the years he has served clients from Fortune 500 companies, public utilities, small businesses, and home-grown companies that have expanded into strong community names. He founded WCRE in order to combine the market knowledge and national resources of a large firm with the personal attention and commitment to client relationships that have been essential to his success.

About WCRE Capital Advisors

WCRE Capital Advisors offers financing solutions for your next acquisition, refinance, or construction project. Our Advisors leverage their relationships with Banks, Insurance Companies, CMBS, Credit Unions, Fannie & Freddie, Mezzanine Funds, and Private Institutions to bring you creative financing structures at the best rates. Learn more at www.WCRECapitalAdvisors.com, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @wcrecapital, and LinkedIn @WCRECapitalAdvisors

About WCRE

WCRE is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in office, retail, medical, industrial and investment properties in Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia region. We provide a complete range of real estate services to commercial property owners, companies, banks, commercial loan servicers, and investors seeking the highest quality of service, proven expertise, and a total commitment to client-focused relationships. Through our intensive focus on our clients’ business goals, our commitment to the community, and our highly personal approach to client service, WCRE is creating a new culture and a higher standard. We go well beyond helping with property transactions and serve as a strategic partner invested in your long-term growth and success. Learn more at www.WolfCRE.com, on Instagram and Twitter @WCRE1, and on Facebook and LinkedIn at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, LLC.

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PHILADELPHIA HOCKEY LEGENDS RETURN TO THE ICE FOR 4th ANNUAL WCRE CELEBRITY CHARITY HOCKEY EVENT

WCRE brings popular Flyers Alumni back for 4th Annual exhibition game in support of several local causes

WCRE-Hockey-Game-2019Several former Philadelphia Flyers will play alongside area business leaders in the fourth annual Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) Celebrity Charity Hockey Event. All proceeds from the event will be shared among six area charities: The Rowan Medicine CARES Institute, Bancroft, the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen-Philadelphia, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice. A portion of the proceeds will also go to Flyers Alumni Association. In its first three years this game has raised more than $180,000.

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WHO: Philadelphia Hockey Legends John LeCair, Riley Cote, Andre Faust, Todd Fedoruk, Doug Crossman and Brian Propp (who is also Director of Strategic Relationships at WCRE). Lou Nolan, the legendary public address announcer of the Philadelphia Flyers, Kerry Fraser, record-setting NHL referee, and more than 30 local business leaders and 102 sponsors.

WHAT: See six former Flyers back on the ice, playing alongside our friends and sponsors. The game will be followed by dinner and an auction to raise even more money for these great organizations.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Game begins at 5:00 P.M.
  • Dinner and auction at 7:30 P.M.

WHERE: The hockey game will be at the Flyers Voorhees Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, New Jersey
Dinner and auction will be at Victory Bar & Grill, 795 Route 73, Berlin, NJ

WHY: WCRE is passionately committed to the health, well-being, and success of the people of this region. We work closely with all of the charitable organizations who will benefit from this game as part of our Community Commitment initiative, and encourage our associates and clients to do the same. The firm donates a portion of the proceeds from comapny transactions to a charity of our client’s choice. Learn more about our Community Commitment at https://wolfcre.com/community-commitment/.

LEARN MORE: Visit our ticket link for more information https://bit.ly/2GrRVQA. (Members of the media covering the event do not need a ticket.)

About WCRE
WCRE is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in office, retail, medical, industrial and investment properties in Southern New Jersey and the Philadelphia region. We provide a complete range of real estate services to commercial property owners, companies, banks, commercial loan servicers, and investors seeking the highest quality of service, proven expertise, and a total commitment to client-focused relationships. Through our intensive focus on our clients’ business goals, our commitment to the community, and our highly personal approach to client service, WCRE is creating a new culture and a higher standard. We go well beyond helping with property transactions and serve as a strategic partner invested in your long term growth and success.

Learn more about WCRE online at www.wolfcre.com, on Twitter & Instagram @WCRE1, and on Facebook at Wolf Commercial Real Estate, LLC. Visit our blog pages at www.southjerseyofficespace.comwww.southjerseyindustrialspace.comwww.southjerseymedicalspace.comwww.southjerseyretailspace.comwww.phillyofficespace.comwww.phillyindustrialspace.com , www.phillymedicalspace.com and www.phillyretailspace.com.

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