By Stephen L. Burger, CPM, CRX, CRM
These are odd times indeed. We posted a news story recently
about how the US stands alone in the world on the issue of cultural diversity.
It is odd, from the American perspective, to hear that any
country finds diversity a cultural zero, neither good nor bad, and that some actually
consider it a negative. We’re a country built on immigration, it’s a concept
built into our national DNA and symbolized by the Statue of Liberty, herself a
And it’s especially odd for a property manager to hear,
especially for a company like EBMC, which is ethically dedicated to respecting
the rights of people of all races, religions and sexual orientation.This is true in all of the properties we
manage, but it is especially true in the housing we provide.
Discrimination is a very odd word, itself working as both a
positive and a negative. Its negative meaning is clear, but a person can also
have discriminating tastes, meaning a desire for quality in his or her
Creditworthiness is the prime distinction that marks the
occupants of housing in the EBMC portfolio. But even this is somewhat of a
universal measure of stability and growth, as well as lifestyle. It’s a
touchstone and a commitment we make to our ownership/investment clientele.
It’s also a promise of quality, safety and stability for all
who call our properties home. The pledge we make to our clients resonates
through all our constituents, including our occupants, no matter their background.
Steve Burger, President
EUGENE BURGER MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
As president and COO
of Eugene Burger Management Co., Steve
Burger is directly responsible for the overall quality, depth and consistency
of management services provided in all 15 regions in the EBMC coverage map.