FRED Newsletter - June 2020 - Volume 2, Issue 5

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DEPARTMENT UPDATE

PG 3 FRED FAMILY UPDATE

PG 4 PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT

PG 4 EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS

PG 5 FEATURED NEWS

PG 6 FRED EVENTS

PG 7 EMPLOYEE ANNOUNCEMENTS

LETTER FROM ANDY I interviewed at FRED a little over five years ago. The group I met with explained FRED to me by describing the culture, philosophy, vision, importance of camaraderie, and goals. In my time at FRED, I have been a part of opportunities, challenges, successes, and a few stumbles along the way. Through each of these moments, FRED leadership has applied the FRED values they explained years ago. Staying true to what is 'The FRED Way' has resulted in learning, growing, and coming out better on the other side of experiences. We are all in a time of daily challenges, uncertainty, and some of the most sweeping changes we have been a part of. With all of this in mind, it is important to remember there is still a constant: FRED is the same company we all joined. FRED is the same company that stays true to its values. FRED is the same company that emphasizes camaraderie. FRED is the same company that has always taken care of its residents, team members, and investors. FRED is the same company that stays true to 'The FRED Way'. No matter what your role is, we all have FRED in common. I’m positive that each of you are as grateful as I am for being part of the FRED family. We will all come through this experience and be better on the other side.

Sincerely,

Andy McDonald

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Andy McDonald Director of Property Management Accounting

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DEPARTMENT UPDATE What’s new in a department near you?

MAINTENANCE DELIVERS ON PPE AND SANITIZER THEY'VE GOT YOU COVERED By Jeff Leamy, Director of Maintenance

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The FRED Maintenance Management team has been purchasing, storing, filling, labeling, and distributing PPE supplies to all departments company-wide.

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In the Milwaukee area, Marc Rowney and Allen Parnell have been helping Michael Gardner to distribute these items. In the Madison area, Josh Wood has been helping Jamie Graham to distribute these items.

These virtual meetings have allowed the Maintenance Management team to pass along valuable information to our team members, and in addition, we’ve received some great suggestions and feedback which we’ve incorporated into our policies and procedures.

Our team recently delivered care packages which contain enough surgical masks to have stock on hand for our properties of all sizes. The amount dropped off took into We wrote a script and put together account any stock already on site as a video to give guidance to our well. It also contains 12 small hand front-line team members on how to sanitizer bottles and one gallon of it work safely in occupied apartments. for refilling. Sites received at least Jeff Leamy has conducted regular one K-N95 mask that is to be used update meetings via video for emergencies, including entering conference with our on-site teams. occupied units with residents that have been tested positive for COVID-19 or are showing similar symptoms. More systems will be in place as orders arrive, and the team is happy to answer questions about any policies or procedures. Be safe out there!

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“Mike is 'Breaking Bad' filling and organizing sanitizer bottles to keep FRED stocked and communities safe!"

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FRED FAMILY UPDATE CULINARY CALCULATIONS BY KIM LAVORA, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE Starting when I was a kid, I looked forward to weekends when my parents would cook a feast to feed the family. The kitchen table would be filled with fresh herbs, veggies, and rice - always accompanied by some great dip. One of the chores I had was to watch my parents cook so I’d be ready for adulthood. This is how my passion for cooking started. Ingredients my parents used were not measured by a cup or spoon, but by touch and experience. Using modern appliances like a blender was never an option. My mother would always use a knife to ground meat or a mortar and pestle to

grind spices. Small social gatherings with family and friends were a common tradition in our family. My mother would say, “Come eat! Come eat!”, and that is what I have passed down to my family and friends. Not only do I now have a passion for cooking, but a passion to share my knowledge and food with others. I think the most important part of cooking is treating the food as gently as possible. I utilize healthy cooking methods such as simple stir frying, grilling, boiling, steaming, and complicated double cooking techniques. I have also learned to infuse flavors of contrasting culinary worlds. Why eat from just one region when you can combine two or three cultures into one meal? My cooking style consists of northern Thai styles that we call “Isan” (which is influenced by a lot of Chinese cuisines with a milder approach). My favorite cuisines are from Luang Prabang, a province in northern Laos. This is the best balance of flavors - a perfect marriage of well-seasoned meats, a

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT FRED communities doing amazing things.

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variety of noodles (pho), exotic fruits, fresh or fried rolls, and fresh desserts. As I reminisce about my parents’ cooking, I remember their fabulous mixture of Thai and Laos food. The combination of sweet, spicy, sour, and salty could tantalize anyone’s taste buds. The sweetness comes naturally from fruit juices, such as coconut or palm sugar. The spiciness comes from Thai bird peppers, ginger, or galangal. The sourness comes from limes, kaffir lime leaves, or lemongrass. And the salty comes from fish sauce and would harmonize any meal within minutes. This way of cooking is vibrant, colorful, healthy, and a little bit spicy. It’s always packed with fresh herbs and vegetables to cool down the heat and is sure to change the way you eat!

WHAT MAKES THEM SHINE Ridge View Apartments has brought 2020 in strong! Closing 2019 at less than 1% vacancy for the year, the staff is working creatively with their residents to keep the apartments full. With fun renewal campaigns like “We Can Nutella How Much We Appreciate You," no wonder they're having such success this year! Last year, the leasing office and business center had a facelift which began paving a path for overall renovations and property improvements. Renovations continue in 2020 in the apartments homes, common hallways, and laundry centers. Pretty soon the previous Ridge View will be unrecognizable with the exception of the heart of the property - the staff and residents.

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KATHY

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

Property Manager, Stone Point Apartments Q: What is Jerome’s favorite quarantine snack? K: Milk and Cookies J: Potato chips

Meet some of our fantastic team members!

Q: If Jerome could travel anywhere for 1 month, where would he choose to go?

THE PETTKES

K: Alaska J: Alaska Q: What annoys Jerome the most? K: Me yelling for him to come here so I can ask a question instead just asking the question. J: Having the quarantine Q: If Jerome could be a part of any TV show cast, what TV show would he choose? K: Alaska: The Last Frontier J: Survivor Q: What is Jerome’s dream job? K: To have his own repair and restoration auto shop. J: Custom Auto Restoration

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Kathy and Jerome Pettke are both proud members of the FRED team and will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on June 15th! We asked them each questions about each other and compared their answers!

Lawn Care, Stone Point Apartments Q: What is Kathy’s favorite quarantine snack? J: Ice Cream K: Ice Cream Q: If Kathy could travel anywhere for 1 month, where would she choose to go? J: Ireland or Las Vegas K: Ireland or Las Vegas Q: What annoys Kathy the most? J: Me being around the house K: When he says “Yes Dear” Q: If Kathy could be a part of any TV show cast, what TV show would she choose? J: Biggest Loser K: Survivor Q: What is Kathy’s dream job? J: Professional Gambler K: Professional Gambler Volume 2, Issue 5

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FEATURED FRED NEWS MEETING NEW ONLINE MARKET NEEDS, PATTERNS FRED property websites recently rolled out several exciting new features! While visiting a property website, prospects can now communicate directly with property staff through 'Chat' or 'Schedule a Virtual Tour' with a leasing agent. In addition, Entrata recently rolled out the ability for our on-site teams to log self-guided or virtual tour events that happen at their community. This activity will show in reporting, and will be crucial to monitoring the obstacles, successes, and overall traffic patterns that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic. New reporting and website tools are one small part of FRED's commitment to stay ahead of the market curve and face new challenges in an ever-changing market.

FRED ANNIVERSARIES!

WHAT’S NEW WITH YOU?

CONGRATULATIONS to those celebrating FRED Milestone Anniversaries this quarter. Thank you for your continued dedication to The FRED Way.

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EVENTS CALENDAR Check out what’s on the way for FRED Properties.

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Father's Day | June 21st

LOOKING FORWARD

DESERAE FARAH

The Landmark | June 1st

DAVID FERRELL

TIFFANY WALISIEWICZ

BILL ARPE

Corporate | June 2nd

JAMES WOHEAD Corporate | June 3rd

KIRSTIN ROGOWSKI The Bevy | June 5th

JAMIE RITTERSHAUS

Saddle Brook | June 5th

JACKIE FORECKI Corporate | June 5th

Corporate | June 7th Corporate | June 8th

JAMES GARTMANN

LYNDSEY WILSON

LAWSON SNYDER

MICHELLE BOZEMAN

NEWTON WHEAT

NICOLE KLEIST

EDELMA MENDEZ

AMBER BUDD

ERIN STATZ

GARY ARTYMIUK

JERARD HLAVAC

ANDY KIENER

SYDNEY MORRIS Arrabelle | June 11th

FRANCISCO ORTIZ MARRUFO

Fitchburg Square | June 12th Forté | June 13th

Corporate | June 14th

Foxcroft | June 24th

50Twenty | June 18th

Madison Area | June 20th Synergy | June 21st

High Bluff | June 22nd Arbor Lakes | June 23rd

Welcome to the Team! April/May 2020

Fitchburg Square | June 25th Arbor Lakes | June 25th Valley View | June 27th Corporate | June 29th

Promotions May 2020

JACKI MANTHE

CANDACE KRECKLOW

SHAWN BLOCK

The Woodlands | Property Manager

Maintenance Technician II | Saddle Brook

SCOTT SNARSKI

MARISSA MILANESE

NICK GRAY

Manchester Oaks | Property Manager

The Enclave | Assistant Property Manager

Assistant Property Manager | Synergy

DAYNA SCHUBERT

NATIA SAFFOLD

LISA MILLARD

Drexel Ridge | Groundskeeper/Cleaner

Domain | Leasing

Property Manager | 1505

Elan | Leasing

JOHN DALY

JAMES PETTKE

Maintenance Technician II | The Junction

The Woodlands | Maintenance

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FRED FUN MEET OUR NEW "CO-WORKERS"! KIDS AND PETS AT HOME WITH FRED TEAM MEMBERS

MATT PASTOREK Staff Accountant | Corporate

SHAUNA TISDALL Regional Property Supervisor | Corporate

I might be a bit late for the meeting... Specs look good, let's git-r-done!

REBECCA HOEFS Assistant Property Manager | Domain

Baby Crew enjoys picture books (and drooling on them)!

CLASS OF 2020! SAM

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RACHEL SCHINKOWITCH

JUDY HOFFMILLER

Regional Property Supervisor | Corporate

Property Manager | Arbor Lakes

What a cute heart-shaped nose...

Time for a break (so you can feed me! )

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NOVA BLAIR SUPAN

JULIE LINCOLN

KIRSTIN ROGOWSKI

PM Department Coordinator | Corporate

Property Manager | The Woodlands

Need a hand with the PM Calendar?

I've decided you're done for the day!

Leasing Professional | The Junction

Both daughters graduate this year from Highschool and Kindergarten!

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