As the country began to understand the realities of COVID-19 in early March, many things started to happen. People limited their trips to public places, like stores, bars and restaurants. They started washing their hands a lot more. And, they began hoarding sanitizing wipes, soaps and even toilet paper.

Commercial real estate owners also needed to secure this personal protective equipment. But the job often proved too big for one person. Like a number of companies, Wood Partners, an apartment developer, owner and manager in Atlanta, set up a special task force focused on procuring much needed supplies for its apartment communities.

But even with Wood’s buying power and relationships, finding supplies wasn’t easy. Items like electrostatic sprayers and masks were incredibly hard to find.

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