Ask A Property Manager
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
by: Jennifer Flood

Section: News Roundup




I once managed a large shopping center in Rancho San Diego that had over 100 extremely large trees planted throughout.  The maintenance expense was causing my CAM to be extraordinarily high, and the Tenants were struggling.  In an effort to help the tenants and decrease the CAM costs, I elected to have several trees removed.  A patron of the shopping center saw the trucks onsite one morning and decided they weren’t happy with this change and tied themselves to a large tree and called the local news station.  Needless to say, the news station contacted me that morning for comment, and I was the bad guy who had to report it was in the best interest of the shopping center to proceed with the tree removal.  The person eventually ended their protest, and we proceeded with the tree removal. 

Jenn Flood, Makai West