Building a Comprehensive Security and Preparedness Program for Commercial Real Estate Managers and Security Professionals

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Sponsored by Arcules, Bold Group and HID Global
Presented by Matt Smith

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define how the real estate security threat landscape has evolved over the past decade.
  2. Determine best practices for responding to modern threats, such as pandemics, active assailants and more.
  3. Learn how to gain buy-in to your security program across the real estate organization.
  4. Develop a comprehensive security program that foregrounds emergency preparedness.


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The threat environment in commercial real estate has changed dramatically over the past 10 years, including the real threat of pandemics, active shooters, explosive devices, extreme weather and natural disasters, among other significant threats to commercial facilities. Additionally, we have seen the dynamics of the office environment and building occupancy change equally as dramatically through social distancing protocols, work from home, and hybrid work schedules, which have become the norm. What are the essential components in securing commercial facilities while also preparing stakeholders by utilizing best practices to prepare, respond and recover to best safeguard their properties and building occupants?

In this webinar, Matt Smith, Vice President, Director of Security for JBG SMITH, a Washington, D.C.-based commercial real estate firm and developer, will discuss the various components of building a comprehensive security and preparedness program for commercial real estate managers and security professionals in these challenging times.


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Matt Smith is the Vice President, Director of Security, for JBG SMITH, a Washington, D.C.-based commercial real estate firm and developer. Smith is a retired Police Captain from Arlington County, Virgina, where he served for 25 years. He is actively involved with several industry associations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and has previously held the following leadership positions including Chair of the American Society for Industrial Security’s International Commercial Real Estate Council, Chair of the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, and Sector Chief for the FBI Infragards’s Commercial Facilities Sector for the National Capital Region. Smith is currently the chair of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s Emergency Preparedness Committee. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.




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Originally published in September 2023