Gulf Coast brokerages prepare for hurricane season

An ounce of prevention and lessons learned from Katrina

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as many Gulf Coast brokerages learned from last year’s storms, and disaster preparedness is taking the spotlight now that hurricane season has begun.

“This time, we’re not going to have to walk up and down 10 flights of steps in the dark carrying computer servers on our backs,” said Rich Stone, director of commercial sales and leasing for New Orleans-based NAI/Latter & Blum.