September is National Preparedness Month.

Washington, DC- September is National Preparedness Month. To bring awareness to the importance of emergency planning in commercial real estate, BOMA International has released its top 12 ways for property professionals to be prepared for any emergency situation that may arise.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month is a nationwide initiative to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. The threat of emergencies can be reduced through prevention, early detection, notification, effective evaluation or relocation measures. BOMA International encourages its members and all property professionals to play an active role in all aspects of disaster preparedness.

"Preparedness is paramount to protecting lives and business operation in the event of an emergency," said BOMA International Chairman and Chief Elected Officer Brenna S . Walraven, RPA, CPM, Executive Managing Director, National Property Management, USAA Real Estate Company. "A well-planned, regularly reviewed and practiced emergency preparedness plan is more crucial than ever and is a property professional's best defense when disaster strikes."