Excellence in Thought Leadership: Joseph Murphy

April 2, 2024 | By: CRE Insight Journal

Joseph Murphy, Chief Operating Officer of St. Moritz Security Services, received the 2023 Thought Leadership Award from CRE Insight Journal. With 40 years of management experience in the physical security industry, Joe’s client portfolio includes thousands of properties in every vertical market. Joe has extensive knowledge and experience in commercial real estate safety and security, including physical security services; technology integration to achieve stronger, more cost-effective security programs; high rise and Class A security services; workplace violence prevention training; active shooter training and awareness; and more. 

Joe has collaborated with CRE Insight Journal extensively, providing thought leadership for resources on topics such as Tenant Safety and Security; Returning to Work: A Post-Pandemic Perspective on Workplace Violence Concerns; Creating and Maintaining an Effective Tenant Fire Warden Training Program; The Human Factor and Disaster; and Property Hardening. Additionally, Joe contributed to the 2022 Proptech and Cybersecurity Guide, which equipped real estate industry professionals with resources needed to effectively lead their organizations and properties into the future.  

“Joe’s leadership has helped strengthen the safety and security of commercial real estate properties,” said Gabriel Eckert, FASAE, CAE, Editor-in-Chief of CRE Insight Journal. “His thought leadership in articles, videos, and webinars has provided real estate professionals with resources to protect the properties they own and operate, as well as the tenants and visitors who utilize them.” 

Joe earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Farleigh Dickinson University and began his career at Wells Fargo Guard Services in 1984. Throughout his career, he has served in numerous leadership positions. From 2003 to 2016, Joe served on boards of directors for multiple security organizations. In January 2024, he was named Chief Operating Officer of St. Moritz Security Services, one of the largest security providers and one of the top ten security services companies in the United States. 


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