Event Recap: Annual Mozel Sanders Foundation Day of Giving

For the seventh year in a row, the corporate team at Flaherty & Collins Properties held fun contests, events and a donation drive as part of a day of giving with the Mozel Sanders Foundation.

“What Mozel Sanders does in the community is a vital part of Central Indiana, and we’re happy to support their cause,” said Jerry Collins, President and Co-Founder of Flaherty & Collins Properties, while presenting the foundation with a check and a sample of the F&C donation.

And what Stephanie Sanders and the team at Mozel Sanders Foundation do each year is feed 40,000 throughout Central Indiana on Thanksgiving – in addition to distributing bags of goods and groceries each and every month to those in need.

Each year, F&C’s corporate team ups the ante, and this year was no different, holding two events at our corporate office – a Pumpkin Carve-Off and Chili Cook-Off. Winners were selected by “celebrity” judges Concetta Lorah, Director of Events & Expositions for the Indiana Apartments Association, La Keisha Jackson, Pathway Resource Center & Indianapolis City Councilwoman and Stephanie Sanders, Mozel Sanders Foundation chairwoman, along with her son, Stefan.

A great time for a great cause! Our winners were:

The Pumpkin Carve-Off

Gavin Greene (Property Management / IT) – 1st Place

Josh Marsh (Construction) – 2nd Place

Dawn Coyle (Corporate Compliance) – 3rd Place

The Chili Cook-Off

Grand Champion – Lisa Berry (Corporate Compliance)

Hottest Chili – Grante Manning (Corporate Accounting)

Best Taste & Overall Flavor – Teisa Ward (Amber Woods)

Mozel Sanders Foundation goal is to raise $100,000 in their annual Thanksgiving Day campaign. You can learn more and donate by visiting https://www.mozelsanders.org/.

Far-Out: F&C has a Groovy Time at 2018 Midwest Multifamily Conference

This week, our team was in attendance at the 2018 Midwest Multifamily Conference Convention, held at the JW Marriott by the Indiana Apartment Association. Each year, multifamily groups from across the Midwest gather for two days of conferences on a variety of topics important to the multifamily industry, and enjoy the trade show, where vendors offer products and show off their latest and greatest features. And our team really enjoyed the 60s theme of this year’s conference.

The two-day event is capped by the annual President’s Dinner, where Prodigy Awards and Awards of Excellence are handed out. A very special thanks and kudos to all our F&C team members who volunteered to work the convention, and to our very own Kristin Quinn, who chaired the convention committee this year.

Flaherty & Collins Properties was recognized with nine (9) Midwest Multifamily Conference (MMC) Prodigy Awards and Awards of Excellence by the Indiana Apartment Association (IAA) for 2018.  For the third time in four years, Flaherty & Collins Properties collected the most awards of any company. 360 Market Square was honored with three awards, Carrie Blastic was honored as the top Regional Property Manager and F&C was named Best Corporate Marketing for the third time in five years. F&C has won 41 Prodigy Awards and Awards of Excellence since 2014, also the largest total for any company over that span.

We’re certainly proud of our various teams, team members and communities for being recognized as the best of the best. The Prodigy Awards recognize apartment communities of all types and sizes in categories ranging from floor plans and decoration to marketing efforts and curb appeal. The Awards of Excellence honor the region’s top professionals in a number of categories: multifamily manager, assistant manager, maintenance supervisor, and more.

Midwest Prodigy Awards

 

Here are F&C’s 2018 winners:

    • Best Mixed-Use Community – 360 Market Square
    • Best Overall Amenities (1-10 Years in Age) – 360 Market Square
    • Community of the Year (New Development) – 360 Market Square
    • Best Project-Based Rent Subsidy – Williamsburg at the Lake
    • Best Tax Credit Affordable Housing Community – Historic Whitlock Place
    • Community of the Year (2-5 Years in Age) – The Depot at Nickel Plate
    • Best Leasing Office / Clubhouse – The Boulevard at Oakley Station
    • Rick Stapp Regional Supervisor of the Year – Carrie Blastic
    • Best Corporate Marketing – Flaherty & Collins Properties

To learn more about the Midwest Multifamily Conference, click here.

CHIP-in Indy!

Flaherty & Collins Properties continued its support of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention (CHIP) by sponsoring the organization’s annual fundraiser reception.

The event, held at the Marriott Downtown, took place on Tuesday, September 18 and featured keynote speaker Dr. Matthew Morton, Research Fellow at Chapin Hall (University of Chicago) and Principal Investigator for Voices of Youth Count, a national research and policy initiative focused on recommending solutions to end youth homelessness nationwide.

“Through our continued support of CHIP Indy, as well as our role as property managers of several housing coalitions throughout the state and homeless housing initiatives, Flaherty & Collins Properties is committed to doing everything we can to assist in the end of homelessness,” said Jill Herron, Senior Vice President of Property & Asset Management for Flaherty & Collins Properties.

CHIP mobilizes, advocates, and empowers community collaboration toward ending homelessness and fosters an effective system of homelessness prevention and intervention in the greater Indianapolis area. The event included remarks from Mayor Joe Hogsett.

The funds raised at the Celebration each year support CHIP’s work including our role in support of the Continuum of Care through research and data collection, advocacy, strategic planning, communications, evaluation, and resource development.

Learn more by visiting www.chipindy.org

Grand Opening of Union Berkley Riverfront in Kansas City

This week, Flaherty & Collins Properties proudly held the grand opening of Union Berkley Riverfront. The event drew project partners from the Port KC and the City of Kansas City, and the ribbon was officially cut signifying the opening of this game changing project along the riverfront, just blocks from downtown Kansas City.

Union is truly a sight to behold. Situated on the Missouri River and Berkley Riverfront park, Union is a transformative, $ 72 million mixed-use luxury apartment development that includes 410 market rate luxury apartments and 12,400 square feet of retail space. A secure parking garage featuring 443 parking spaces, to be used by residents and retail customers.

“The new Union Berkley Riverfront development is exactly what Kansas City needs to help welcome new residents, visitors and tourists to our beautiful riverfront,” said Mayor of Kansas City, Sly James. “This exciting new community will be an asset to downtown Kansas City, and an anchor for future projects.”

Union offers residents and guests gorgeous, panoramic views of downtown and direct access to the riverfront park area. These amenities will support and activate the Berkley Riverfront greenspace next to the Missouri River and meets the goals that Port KC had in mind when they identified the project.

“The opening of Union Berkley Riverfront marks a significant point in our city’s history as we bring people back to its origins – our beautiful riverfront,” said Zoraya Rowlands, Interim President & CEO of Port KC. “We couldn’t have asked for a better partner in Flaherty & Collins for this first development project at the riverfront. Union reflects their commitment to bring world class, luxury living to Kansas City’s front door.”

The grand opening event showcased what residents will enjoy: a ton features and amenities that include a 1st floor bar and coffee shop featuring complimentary Topeca® coffee served by an on-site barista. The project includes high speed Wi-Fi throughout, 24-Hour secure Package Center access, and The Library serves as a co-working and private conference space. The development offers residents a private demonstration kitchen and group dining area, three hotel-style guest suites, as well as an outdoor screening lawn. A state-of-the-art 1,600 square foot Fitness Center will include a yoga studio, and other fitness options include a Group Cycling Studio and a Connexus Free Functional Training System.

Outdoor amenities include a resort-style, heated saltwater pool with wet deck and waterfall feature, plus over 20,000 total square feet of private courtyard space with an Outdoor Living Room featuring fire pits, grills, furniture and Pickle Ball court. And Union, a pet-friendly community, also features a 1,600 square foot private and elevated Bark Park with a Dog Spa and a Dog Park Express Course that includes a water station and waste area. The Bike Lounge amenity features bike storage with repair tools, stands, TVs, post work-out relaxation area, ping pong, and self-serve beer tap.

“Union truly epitomizes modern urban living, and it has the most unique location, with great visibility to both the downtown Kansas City skyline and the river and bridge views are fantastic,” says Ryan Cronk, Vice President of Development and lead project developer. “When you add in the location to the park and all the amenities that Port KC are bringing to the area, it is an immersive living experience for our residents – a combination of being downtown, but having green space as well.”

Apartments will include 100 percent LED lighting, Lyric Smart Thermostats, and luxury wood-style flooring in kitchen, entry and living area. Kitchens feature oversized, flat slab cabinets with custom hardware. In addition, apartments will feature premium carpet in bedrooms, oversized energy efficient windows, front load, full size GE, Energy Star rated washer and dryers, and quartz countertops, plus luxury features including frameless shower doors and recessed, decorative patios or balconies. Union also features eight penthouse units with upgraded finish packages.

The project, at 664,812 total square feet, began construction in late November 2016, is developed and managed by Flaherty & Collins Properties, financed by TCF Bank and was constructed by MW Builders. Learn more by visiting www.unionbp.com.

Whole Foods Market Opens at 360 Market Square

This week, Whole Foods Market opened its doors to customers for the first time. First customers were greeted with gift cards, fresh coffee and bread samples, as well as the first 500 receiving gift cards ranging from $5-$50 in value, with one lucky recipient getting $500.

The 40,000 square-foot grocery store at 320 E. Market Street, part of Flaherty & Collins Properties 360 Market Square project, opened at 9am Wednesday, March 21. The store features a tap room with 20 Indiana beers on tap, a coffee bar, an assortment of Japanese-American mochi ice cream, pizza, a salad bar and a hot foods bar, and more than 100 varieties of cheese.

 

The store also includes Amazon lockers.

CHECK OUT THE WHOLE FOODS INDIANA INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HERE

This is the fifth Whole Foods in the state. As part of Whole Foods commitment to the area, they have several planned 1% Community Days, where one percent of that day’s net sales are donated to local non-profits or educational organizations.

  • Wednesday, March 21 – City Market
  • Thursday, March 22 – Wheeler Mission
  • Friday, March 23 – Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
  • Saturday, March 24 – Indianapolis Public School Education Foundation
  • Sunday, March 25 – IndyCog

You can visit the store website HERE to learn more.