FRED Newsletter - May 2021 - Volume 3, Issue 5

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Living the Difference

COMPANY NEWSLETTER

MAY 2021 Volume 3, Issue 2 Volume 3, Issue 5

February 2021 May 2021


DEPARTMENT UPDATE NEW MAINTENANCE TRAINING PROGRAM Introducing Our 'Maintenance Supervisor' Team In March 2021, FRED took

of Organizational

a big step in improving on-

Development) and

site operations by aligning

PM Directors leading

with industry standards and

the charge, a roll-out

establishing a Maintenance

program was built

Supervisor role at each

that would ensure

property. Previously, managers

those transitioning

led maintenance operations by

to the new position

delegating and assigning work

would be as prepared

orders, managing make readies as possible. The (the preparation of units for IT and Operations new move-ins), and much

departments worked together

more. In the new and improved to ensure the new Maintenance process, Maintenance Supervisors, who were all issued Supervisors will lead these

an HP Surface and granted access

duties with support of their

to Entrata, would have the tools

Property Manager.

and access needed to succeed.

This transition was an all

The Maintenance Supervisor

hands on deck project! With

Training Program is a 90-day

Kristin Janowski (Manager

training program that began

"The teams are already demonstrating great collaboration and teamwork." at the beginning of March. It is a series of instructor-led courses and self-guided training through Paycom Learning, reinforced through training checklists that act as a road map for success. The teams are already demonstrating great collaboration and teamwork. Congrats to our new Maintenance Supervisors who have taken on a new challenge and continue to provide excellent service to our residents! We would not be the company we are without your hard work and commitment to “Living the Difference”!


What Makes Them Shine 22 Slate is performing very well with a full community of amazing residents! The team recently hosted an “Early Renewal Campaign” on Facebook Live for June through August renewals, which included 120 residents. It was a great way to get a jump start to the busiest months and, as a result, the property had 35 renewal leases signed. What a fun way to safely engage with residents! The team got a lot of positive resident feedback, including requests to host more virtual events in the future.

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

Team Fun Facts: Dehmry Dye, Property Manager is getting married on May 15th! Bryson Richie, Asst. Property Manager is looking forward to vacation in Florida in May and seeing comedian Gary Gulman in October. Chad Schwenk, Groundskeeper has two grandchildren and two more on the way! Kevin Minter, Maintenance Supervisor is ready for the golf courses to open up so he can swing his new clubs! Claudia Torrez-Bostillo, Housekeeping enjoys listening to music, cooking, communicating with family, and is looking forward to fishing with her husband!

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

MICHAEL WRUCK

Leasing Professional

Saddle Brook Apartments

Although 2020 was a crazy year for almost everyone, there IS someone who was happy that I was spending more time at home – my cat, Bruce. Two and a half years ago, I found him crying underneath my car as a kitten, half starved. I took him in and immediately knew I was going to keep him and name him Bruce. I’ve never wanted or owned a cat, but he’s found his forever home with me. We, like everyone, are trying to start 2021 with a can-do attitude and accept change. We’ve found a new home in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, which we just moved into in April. So far, I’m in love with the neighborhood and having an apartment all to myself (and Bruce) for the first time!


PROJECT UPDATE SEASONS AT ORCHARD HILLS

First In Line For The Seasons Brand

Seasons at Orchard Hills in Oak Creek, WI was started in late fall 2018 and completed around Thanksgiving 2020. The construction manager was Moore Construction and the designer was AG Architecture. The project faced quite a few unique challenges with the uncertainty created around the pandemic and new issues that seemed to pop up every week. Significant product delivery delays, COVID outbreaks, and labor shortages were all issues that needed to be overcome during a very uncertain time. Through all of this, the construction team was able to turn over all the buildings on time with very few quality concerns. The property's aim is to 'Redefine Suburban Living' and does so by featuring 26 unique floorplans ranging from Studio to 3-Bedroom, private entrances, in-unit washer and dryers, garage options, fitness center, state-of-theart clubhouse with a full kitchen, patio and grill area, resort style pool and complimentary coffee. Leasing hit it out of the park and built a thriving community by the final building turnover. It is also the first in our line of Seasons branded properties in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Follow Seasons at Orchard Hills on Facebook and Instagram: @seasonsatorchardhills

Regional Supervisor Shauna Tisdall took these adorable photos of her son in the pool in July 2020. They were so cute they made it onto the lightpole banners at new property Seasons at Randall Road!

Seasons at Orchard Hills stands out for their social media following and engagement. The team held a 'Holiday Patio Decorating Contest' on Instagram and the winning photo had over 130 'likes' from residents and the community.


FRED FUN LET'S GO BREWERS

In-Person Baseball Is Back! This makes being the Brewers' Official Housing Partner even more exciting for 2021. Over the years, hiring interns for MLB has become very competitive. The partnership with FRED to offer housing (currently at Synergy at the Mayfair Collection) gives them an edge in the market. If you visit the stadium, watch for our new commercial played on the atrium TVs. SHERRY COENS

Liberty Square | Property Manager

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HEIDI & MICHAEL Property Management

Riverwood | Property Manager

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Barrington Place | Leasing

CHRIS & WILL Arbor Lakes | Leasing

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MARISSA, ALLISON, LAURA, SHAUNA & KARLA Milwaukee Area Property Team

KRIS SLATER

Corporate | Quality Control Lead

HANNAH LASCO

50Twenty | Asst. Property Manager

CLICK HERE TO WATCH FRED's video ads played at the stadium


SHOUT-OUT! March Winner

AMBER BUDD

1505 Apartments + Townhomes | Leasing Professional Amber came to Forté at 84 South to help out on March 23rd. It was her first time at the property. After I gave her a brief tour and quick run down of the property, she was able to take the showings we had scheduled and did a great job. To top it off, she rented our last remaining 3 bedroom! Thanks for the help Amber!

Nominated by: Justin Lord

Welcome to the Team March 2021 / April 2021

MITCHELL SWANSON

Corporate | Accounting Assistant

SOPHIA MAGYAR

Saddle Brook | Leasing

KAITLYN ORTA

Seasons at Orchard Hills | Leasing

KARLA HAMILTON

Seasons at Orchard Hills | Leasing

GREGORY KASSIN

Seasons at Orchard Hills | Groundskeeper

BRIAN BROWDER

Seasons at Randall Road | Maintenance

KATHRYN SIKORA

Domain | Assistant Property Manager

Promotions April 2021

BRITTAN BOYLES

Seasons at Randall Road | Full-Time Leasing

ANDREW LIEBERGEN

Valley View | Full-Time Leasing

VICENTE MEDINA

50Twenty | Maintenance Supervisor

WINNERS GIVE TO CHARITY

Last month, Stone Point Apartments, Synergy at the Mayfair Collection, and 1Glenn Place donated a total of $2,500 to Hunger Task Force and Stars and Stripes Honor Flight as part of our FRED Summit Spirit Day photo competitions!

FRED TEAM ON THE MOVE RYAN GREVE

Assistant Project Manager Joined The FRED Team

VONG LEE

IT Operations Specialist Joined The FRED Team

COVER PHOTO: Photo submitted by Sherry Coens

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