May 2023

Getting Ready to Weather the Storm: Hurricane Preparedness

How the right property management can guide you through hurricane season

Palm trees under a menacing stormy sky

The commencement of hurricane season can be stressful considering the uncertainty and potential damage a powerful and/or sustained storm can wreak on a community. The devastation caused by Hurricane Ian last year in Florida (with projected property losses of $60 billion) was a reminder of the potential danger to people and property in affected areas.

Mitigating potential damage involves protecting your property but also planning for recovery.

As your trusted property management company, Hiffman has detailed protocols to prepare your assets during the stress and potential dangers of hurricane season. Our teams meet before all major storms to ensure we follow all training, take any necessary precautions and assess the need for additional assistance. Established vendor relationships provide a safeguard for prompt attention when needed.


We are your partner through the storm, offering both direct support and guidance in preparation and through recovery:

  • We keep in contact with our clients and tenants using multiple communication methods to provide updates and critical information.
  • We provided tenants with action items for internal use as well as notifying them of our presence and role.
  • Our teams do a thorough inspection and prepare any impacted properties in advance of the storm.


When the storm clears, Hiffman property managers expedite the recovery process. Because every client is different, our platform is built to customize any unique solution to help you make the best of any situation.

  • Our teams do a thorough inspection of the property after a storm.
  • They create detailed damage incident reports to share with our clients.
  • They assess all damages, prepare documentation and coordinate with vendors.
  • They maintain ongoing communications with tenants.

Downtown city on a sunny day

As your trusted commercial real estate advisor, we take pride in offering unparalleled expertise on industry news and topics. Our team of dedicated professionals are committed to providing personalized solutions that meet the unique needs of each client. When it comes to commercial real estate, you can trust Hiffman to guide you each step of the way.

Sarah Cannella, Director of Property Operations
scannella@hiffman.com (630) 317-0719

Hiffman National
One Oakbrook Terrace, Suite 400 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

About Hiffman National: 

Hiffman National is one of the US’s largest independent commercial real estate property management firms, providing institutional and private clients exceptional customized solutions for property management, project management, property accounting, lease administration, marketing, and research. The firm’s comprehensive property management platform and attentive approach to service contribute to successful life-long relationships and client satisfaction. As a nationally bestowed Top Workplace, and recognized CRE award winner, Hiffman National is headquartered in suburban Chicago, with more than 250 employees nationally and an additional six hub locations and 25 satellite offices across North America.

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