Items Tagged with 'Robert Klein'

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  • From HW Magazine

    Safeguard Properties leverages mobile to capture real-time property conditions

    Proactive in developing new technologies for servicers and investors
    Technology plays a strategic role at Safeguard, which inspects and preserves vacant and foreclosed properties throughout the U.S. The company is proactive in developing technologies to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and in creating systems to assure the highest rate of clean audit findings. 
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  • From HW Magazine

    Safeguard employs strategic systems to capture property conditions in real time

    Introduces major advances in its mobile platform
    Recently, Safeguard introduced major advances in its mobile platform. The company’s goal is to create a real-time two-way conversation with its contractors utilizing the latest advances in video, GPS, and smart scripting – which is no longer a back-office function for its contractors. They are now able to capture the property condition in real-time on-site and communicate it back to Safeguard within minutes.
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  • From HW Magazine

    Trailblazers: SecureView

    Clear boarding system preserves individual assets and revitalizes neighborhoods
    Boarded houses advertise a property’s vacancy, increasing vandalism and other crimes. Seeing the neighborhood blight that resulted from these plywood-boarded properties inspired Robert Klein, founder of Safeguard Properties, to develop a new product that solved these problems: SecureView.
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  • Phoenix bans plywood for vacant REOs

    Transparent plastic covers are now required
    Phoenix residents and government officials decided to take a stand against blight in the city, passing a first-of-its-kind city ordinance. Plywood is out. SecureView is in.
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  • Creative destruction

    The average cost for demolishing a dilapidated house ranges between $7,500 and $10,000, but neighbors often pay Douglas Fernbacher and his crews with pizza.The Chicagoan with...
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  • Safeguard CEO Wins Ernst & Young Award

    The founder and CEO of private servicer Safeguard Properties received the 2009 Ernst & Young Northeast Ohio Region Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The recognition is for demonstrating excellence and success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Robert Klein received the award on June 10th at a dedicated evening gala awards ceremony at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio.
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  • Viewpoint: The Latest Witch Hunt

    A story in Monday's New York Times ("Banks Starting to Walk Away on Foreclosures," March 20, 2009) rehashes a concept that's anything but new -- vacant properties, and the headaches that go with them. But what's irksome more than anything else in the Times' coverage is the suggestion that vacant properties are "the next phase" of the nation's housing crisis. Let's start with the premise of this latest example of psuedo-journalism, and the requisite villianization of the lender:
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