The commercial real estate industry’s problem with bed bugs is only growing; some entomologists (that’s “bug scientists” to you and me) alarmingly predict that 50% of US residences will be infested with the persistent critters in a few years. Bed bugs spread among multi-unit housing, and are also spread by travel to infested spaces, which can be as small as a single chair in a hotel lobby. The health and legal consequences for owners, managers, operators, guests and residents apartment buildings, multi-family, hospitality, theaters and commercial properties of all stripes are huge and getting bigger.
We’re introducing a new regular feature to The Source, guest blogging by one of NAR’s Commercial Affiliate organizations, the Institute of Real Estate Management. The following was contributed by Karen Altes, Senior Manager of Online Communities for IREM. We invite you to comment and ask any questions you have for IREM.
NAR Commercial has invited us, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), to start contributing here on The Source. We are incredibly excited about this opportunity, and we wanted to use our first post to introduce ourselves to you.