Five Steps to Making Your Building a Better Place to Live

Pangea Properties President Shares Tips for Multi-family Housing Management

Chicago, IL, June 29, 2013 --( From apartment amenities and aesthetics to safety and security, it is important to weigh the pros and cons when choosing a place to live. To make your property a desirable prospect for potential and current tenants, Pangea Properties President Al Goldstein has put together a list of suggestions building management should consider for multi-family housing units.

Active Management Presence: To ensure daily operations run smoothly, an active management role and presence have a huge impact on resident satisfaction and building performance. “Our approach has always centered on local and reliable care. This starts by having community offices in central locations where our field teams work out of. From our property managers to our janitorial staff we are hands on, always in and around our properties daily, to resolve any issues or requests in a timely fashion,” adds Goldstein.

Controlled Building Access: Controlling who is allowed to access the property is an imperative security measure. Installing a gate and buzzer system can be a great step in helping control flow. Precautionary actions can also include security guards at high trafficked areas and installing features such as reinforced steel doors at entrances and exits.

Motion Sensor Cameras: When it comes to additional security features, motion sensor cameras are extremely helpful. Pangea places security cameras at various entrances, exits and near alleys for extra monitoring purposes at higher-risk areas. In addition, all cameras come with a Wi-Fi feature that provides free wireless internet to residents as an added benefit.

Work With Local Representatives: Having an active presence in the community, whether it be through engaging in open dialogue with local government officials or hosting local food drives, can have a huge impact on a community’s outlook. Pro-active involvement is the catalyst for lasting change and deterring negative activities.

Work Closely With Residents: Goldstein adds that one of the best ways to solve problems efficiently and quickly is to empower residents and offer easy accessibility for reporting issues when they do arise. “We have a full-service, in-house and local call center, readily available to residents,” says Goldstein. “We want to ensure their concerns are heard and addressed in a prompt manner with streamlined and consistent service.”

About Pangea Propertie:
Pangea Properties is a private real estate investment trust (REIT) targeting the distressed residential multi-family real estate market. Pangea was founded in 2008 by Al Goldstein and Steve Joung with one mission: to bring service, value and care to its residents. The entrepreneurs saw an opportunity in the Chicago market to create a real estate firm that serves as both the property owner and building manager, utilizing a call center to support the high bar for service and scalability. Today, Pangea has invested over $250 million into 8,000+ apartment units throughout Chicago, Indianapolis and Baltimore, with the goal of continuing to expand within current markets as well as into new markets. Pangea has been highlighted by several media outlets including WGN TV, Chicago Magazine and the Baltimore Business Journal, among others. Pangea's Founder Al Goldstein has been named one of Crain's 2013 40 under 40 and is a finalist for Ernst and Young's Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information, visit Pangea online at, or on Twitter @PangeaRE.
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