FRED Newsletter - February 2021 - Volume 3, Issue 2

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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

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

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

Behind Our Famous Red Shoes OFFICIAL BRAND NAME VANS | Style: Authentic | Color: Red

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.

TOTAL ORDERED TO DATE

222

MOST POPULAR SIZE

THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENTS (1 YEAR ACHIEVED IN 2021)

NICOLE KLEIST Arbor Lakes | Leasing

JARED PARISE Drexel Ridge | Leasing

LIZA OLSON

8 Womens

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

1/2

JACOB SEVENICH Jade | Leasing

ANNIE LALLY Seasons at Orchard Hills | Assistant Property Manager

Synergy | Leasing Coordinator

BRITNEY BODDEN

AMBER BUDD

Forté| Leasing

1505 | Leasing

ZANG THAO

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.


SHOUT-OUT!

Welcome to the Team December 2020 / January 2021

December Winner

SHANNON HUTSON

BETHANY SHELTON-GULLAND

SAMANTHA FRANSON

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!

JESSICA FITZPATRICK

SHANE SNYDER

Nominated by: Jackie Forecki

JAMES VANDEN HEUVEL

HR Generalist | Corporate

Manchester Oaks | Corporate | Accounting Associate Groundskeeper Barrington Place | Groundskeeper

Arrabelle | Housekeeping

Promotions January 2021

ARIN BONDURANT

JON SCHULTZ

MICHAEL REINDL

TOMAS CRUZ

Assistant Property Manager | Fitchburg Square

Regional Maintenance Lead | Milwaukee

Lead Maintenance Tech | Forté

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.

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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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COVER PHOTO: FRED RED Shoes in the Spotlight

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