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COMPANY COMPANYNEWSLETTER NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2021 Volume 3, 2, Issue Issue 22 Volume
February/March 2020 February 2021
DEPARTMENT UPDATE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
Office and Training Spaces Transformed by Jeff Leamy, Director of Maintenance
There have been many lessons
The Milwaukee Regional Office
learned through the COVID-19
at Saddle Brook, previously in
pandemic, and how to work
a 3-bedroom unit, has been
from remote locations is one of
eliminated. We reduced to
them. We have since realized
using just the 2-bedroom unit
we don’t really need so many
training center. The larger
Another exciting change is the
office locations for our Regional
bedroom office was converted to
promotion of Jon Schultz to our
and Director positions to do our
a conference room, the second
Maintenance Management Team
jobs effectively and efficiently.
bedroom stayed an office/
as the Regional Maintenance
With that realization, FRED has
workstation, and the training
Lead for the Legacy HSI and
redesigned the structure of our
room received a lighting upgrade
Seasons properties. Jon has been
regional spaces to accommodate with recycled lighting from the the minimum offices, conference old conference area. There is
a great addition over the last few
rooms, and training centers
also a second workstation in the
Tech at State Street Station.
needed. The Madison Regional
back of the room. The lighting
With his great leadership and
Office is currently in the design
upgrade really looks nice and
organizational skills, he will be
phase and the changes will be
will brighten things up when the
a mentor for these sites and an
underway shortly after that.
in-person sessions resume.
integral part of our growing team.
years as the Lead Maintenance
What Makes Them Shine
New year, new energy! The end of 2020 brought Synergy two new employees: Liza Olson from Enclave (Leasing Coordinator) and Leesa Eaton (Property Manager). The team rang in the new year by sharing “delicious cheer” with all of their residents, leaving a bottle of Prosecco at each door, tied with a lovely ribbon and a card signed by their team. Last month, Synergy had over 65 tours (in-person and virtual), with 14 new leases and 6 pending, plus an application waitlist. Synergy’s main goal for 2021 is to retain a minimum of 50% of their current residents. So far, so good - they had 100% renew for February! Synergy is having an interactive, sociallydistanced Renewal/Valentine's Celebration with prizes for everyone who responds to renewal inquiries, plus our famous “Spinning the Wheel”!
FRED FUN THE 'FRED RED' STORY
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WHEN THEY'RE WORN Fridays in the office, FRED Events, and FRED Spirit Days!
WHEN THEY'RE AWARDED
After 1 Year of Service with FRED Traditionally awarded at the annual spring Leasing Seminar, this year's recipients will be featured during the FRED Summit in March.
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THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS (1 YEAR ACHIEVED IN 2021)
NICOLE KLEIST Arbor Lakes | Leasing
JARED PARISE Drexel Ridge | Leasing
JACOB SEVENICH Jade | Leasing
ANNIE LALLY Seasons at Orchard Hills | Assistant Property Manager
Synergy | Leasing Coordinator
1505 | Leasing
Property Management Accounting Manager Corporate With the recent inauguration, I was reminded of one of my favorite family vacations. A few years ago, I took a trip to Washington, D.C. with my family. When I say family, it’s really an entourage of 14 people that includes my parents, siblings, and my own family. It was a job in itself to book the trip and coordinate with everyone on the itinerary but we had so much fun! Some of my favorite memories are touring the beautiful city, seeing inspiring monuments and museums, and hanging out with wild horses on the beach (Assateague Island National Seashore). For someone who was not born here, the trip had deep meaning and appreciation for all the wonders and possibilities that can happen here in America.
Welcome to the Team December 2020 / January 2021
Shannon has managed through a difficult year with COVID-19. She is the go-to for employee inquiries related to Coronavirus, evaluates protocols, administers Emergency Paid Sick Leave, advises on testing locations, helps employees feel safe, and gets them needed answers. She does this on top of her daily responsibilities and in addition to homeschooling her son since his school is completely virtual. She works tirelessly to make sure the health and safety of the employees is top priority. She does all of this with a positive attitude and compassionate heart. Thank you Shannon for all you do!
Nominated by: Jackie Forecki
JAMES VANDEN HEUVEL
HR Generalist | Corporate
Manchester Oaks | Corporate | Accounting Associate Groundskeeper Barrington Place | Groundskeeper
Arrabelle | Housekeeping
Promotions January 2021
Assistant Property Manager | Fitchburg Square
Regional Maintenance Lead | Milwaukee
Lead Maintenance Tech | FortÃ©
Lead Maintenance Tech | State Street Station
Maintenance Tech I | Creekwood
THE 85 BRAND REVEALED Enjoy the first look at the brand for FRED's newest property, The 85 at Maple Grove, in Madison, WI.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS This year, FRED will bring new holidays to its calendar, closing for full or half days. AT MAPLE GROVE Observed holidays will now include Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan 18th), Juneteenth Day (June 19th) and Veteran's Day (Nov 11th). Jackie Forecki, Director of Human Resources, wrote in a company address, "At FRED we want to recognize the significance of these days by designating them as a company AT MAPLE GROVE holiday." The new calendar also includes pre-planned Early Release days (ending at 2:00pm) to get a jump on weekend holidays.
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