March 18, 2020 UPDATE:
The safety of our employees, clients, partners, investors, and the communities in which we work is a key value of Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) and a high priority as we navigate the current public health crisis surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are prepared to continue our operations throughout the duration of this public health crisis by implementing our business continuity plan. Currently, BRES has not experienced, and does not anticipate experiencing significant disruptions of essential business operations.
BRES has taken steps to ensure resources are in place to support our critical business processes so we can continue supporting you during these challenging times. Our employees have started working remotely with only a skeleton crew in our offices. We have taken additional actions, including:
- Doing an after-hours full cleaning and sanitization of our office locations on March 17th
- Setting up employees with technology to continue working from home with limited disruption to their duties
- Placing hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and spray by doors at all locations
- Providing synthetic gloves for the skeleton crew of employees
- Reinforcing common sense guidelines and best hygiene practices in our offices, the properties we manage and our job sites
- Monitoring our supply chains to identify and plan for any possible disruption of materials and supplies
- Engaging in regular monitoring of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other governmental agency guidelines to evaluate new developments and adjust our business continuity procedures accordingly
We are closely monitoring guidance from the CDC and state health officials and will continue to adjust our plans as needed. We will continue to provide updates as the situation progresses.
Thank you for your continued support and partnership and know we are focused on maintaining operations with a keen focus on the health and safety of all, while ensuring that we deliver the great customer services that sets BRES apart.
BLOCK REAL ESTATE SERVICES, LLC
Scott M. Cordes
Senior Vice President
Chief Operating Officer