To address these issues for Puget Sound companies, Seattle-basedmedia company Fisher Communications and the Corporate ServicesGroups of the Seattle office of Colliers International areco-hosting a special executive forum: Resource Preservation -- AreYou Prepared?

Doug Barrett of Colliers tells GlobeSt, "We're very interestedin the topic of resource protection and disaster recovery becauseit's a very hot topic with a number of our clients." He says manyPuget Sound companies are re-examining their plans. "Specifically,they are trying to figure out impacts on their real estatedecisions. Do they have the right kind of facilities to withstanddisasters—natural or man made?"

The Colliers man says companies are wondering what they would doif their facilities were shut down -- how customers and employeeswould be affected if their real estate and systems couldn't beaccessed for a number of days -- as was the case in New York.

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