Risk Management

Protecting Commercial Real Estate Against Terror Attacks


Dr. Erroll G. Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, delivered the keynote address at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of San Francisco membership luncheon on Thursday, September 17 at The City Club. The presentation, titled “Terrorism & Its Implications for Commercial Real Estate”, offered the 120 attendees a seasoned perspective on the threat of terrorism to commercial real estate in the US, and on ways to mitigate that threat.

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Public Venue Security – It’s not only Doable, It’s a Duty


Whether it be a political rally in Arizona, a house of worship in South Carolina, or a school in Colorado, the prevalence of firearms abuse in public venues raises, among other questions, the issue of the responsibility of those in charge of the gathering places.

It is undeniable that public venue owners, including movie theater owners and managers, have a duty of care to their patrons who fill their facilities for recreational enjoyment. This duty extends to providing safety from the impulsive behaviors of deranged gun-wielding assassins.

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