Flaherty & Collins Properties Takes Home 9 Midwest Prodigy & IAA Awards of Excellence


For the third consecutive year, Flaherty & Collins Properties was honored with more awards than any other company at the annual Midwest Prodigy & Indiana Apartment Association (IAA) Awards of Excellence, at the conclusion of the 2016 Midwest Multifamily Conference. Presented annually, MMC recognizes the Midwest’s best multifamily communities, employees, and management team.

Since 2014, Flaherty & Collins Properties has been honored with 27 awards (8 in 2014, 11 in 2015 and 9 in 2016).

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.

This year’s Flaherty & Collins Properties won in the following categories:

Best Floorplan, Under 800 sq. ft., 11+ Years in Age – Country Club


Best Floorplan, over 1100 sq. ft., 1-10 Years in Age – Millikan on Mass


Best Clubhouse, 1-10 Years in Age – Axis


Best Company Wide Employee Relations Program – Flaherty & Collins Properties


Best Overall Amenities – 1-10 Years in Age – Flats at 146


Best Use of Technology – The Depot at Nickel Plate


Best Overall Community Marketing Program – Axis


Best Corporate Marketing Program – Flaherty & Collins Properties


The Awards of Excellence honor the region’s top professionals in a number of categories: multifamily manager, assistant manager, maintenance supervisor, and more. This year, one of our very best took home a huge honor:

Rick Stapp Regional Property Supervisor of the Year – Teri Hedemark


Congratulations to all the winners at the Midwest Multifamily Awards program and Flaherty & Collins Properties is humbled and honored to receive recognition from the judges.

One Team, One Dream


On Wednesday, Over 250 of Flaherty & Collins Properties 450-plus employees descended upon the JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis for our 2016 Company Wide Event.

The theme – One Team, One Dream – could not have been more appropriate.

At F&C, we are everywhere, as our Development, Construction and Management teams not only work on building affordable and market rate multifamily housing across the country, but also work on building strong communities where we live, work and play.

This week was a chance for us to invest in building ourselves and uniting our team to celebrate, well, us. Our hard work and efforts, our accomplishments, and to come together under not just a slogan or mantra, but a goal.

After a wonderful introduction to the day by our President, Jerry Collins, we kicked off our day-long, jam packed event with an amazing session of self-reflection and motivation from our guest speaker, Anne Grady. Anne shared several powerful messages with our team and we learned a great deal about not only ourselves, but interacting with others.


After lunch and our lunchtime awards program – where we recognized winners in several construction and property management categories – we did a group event for charity, building 40 bikes that were donated later in the day to Boys & Girls Club organizations in Indianapolis and Noblesville, as well as Pathway on the Far East side of Indianapolis.



Next up, our teams went on a Scavenger Hunt around White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis. Our teams worked together to accomplish finding specific items or points of interest in the guide book, and winners received an Olympic style medal – and perhaps most important – a paid vacation day!



From there, we broke for a few hours to allow everyone to get dressed to the nines for our capstone event – our dinner and awards program, followed by casino night and dancing in the Grand Ballroom.

Awards were presented to the following:


Safety Award – honoring employees who continually have safety on the mind, following guidelines and SOPs and look for ways to expand their knowledge and bring safety to the workplace.

  • Gavin Greene
  • Dustin Stevens


Construction MVP – the Construction MVP who has shown outstanding dedication, professionalism, hard work and positive mental attitude.

  • Gary Waters


Property Manager of the Year – the Property Manager who has shown outstanding dedication, professionalism, hard work and positive mental attitude

  • Kourtney Cowell, The Heights Linden Square


Maintenance Supervisor of the Year – the Maintenance Supervisor who goes above and beyond at their property, showing dedication, hard work, professionalism and positive mental attitude.

  • Steve Idol, Westlake




Leadership Award – employee(s) who have shown outstanding leadership, direction, professionalism, hard work and positive mental attitude.

  • Teri Hedemark
  • Noelle Malatestinic
  • Brian Moore

Employee of the Year  – presented by Jerry Collins and David Flaherty, the award recognizes the best attributes of all our winners and goes above and beyond at all times to exceed all expectations. Our MVP!

  • Thomas J. (TJ) Hinds


With that, we danced the night away and played games to close out our celebration.

We would like to thank all our Flaherty & Collins Properties team members who were able to attend, as well as our sponsors for their generosity in helping us put on the event:

Platinum Sponsors

  • Belfor
  • Hays + Sons
  • KSMC Consulting
  • PPG Paints
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Wilmar

Gold Sponsors

  • Assurant
  • Signworks
  • Moen
  • RealPage

Silver Sponsors

  • Landman Beatty
  • LB Gray LLC
  • Ring Construction
  • America’s Floor Source
  • BrightView
  • Cleansweep
  • Gold Seal
  • Indy Pro Tow
  • Maintenance Supply Headquarters
  • Outdoor Management
  • Ray’s Trash
  • Sandlin Law Group
  • State Farm – Chris McCreery
  • Window Coverings, Inc.
  • Wise Landscaping

Bike Build Sponsors

  • BGI
  • Barry Daming Excavating
  • Drexel Interiors
  • Hulsey Drain & Sewer Service
  • Impact Trash Solutions
  • Kelly Landscaping
  • On Call Construction Services
  • PooPrints
  • Renovia
  • Ryan Fire Protection
  • Ryan Cronk
  • Sandlin Law Group
  • Shaw Flooring
  • Simplex Grinnell
  • United Road Towing
  • Yael Carpety & Floor Cleaning

Scavenger Hunt Sponsors

  • A Perfect Promotion
  • Cleansweep
  • IPS Inc.
  • Maintenance Supply Headquarters

General Sponsors

  • A-1 Painting Inc.
  • Accurate Construction Services
  • America’s Floor Source
  • ASAP Aquatics
  • AT&T
  • Craven’s Carpet Cleaning
  • Glass Tree
  • Handy Helpers
  • Heartland Golf Carts
  • Jani-King of Chicago
  • Joers Carpet One Floor & Home
  • Klean Restoration
  • Leaders of the Class Property Services
  • Liberty Painting
  • Pemberton Lawn Care
  • RentPath
  • Sandlin Law Group
  • Sebert
  • Waste Management

AASI Golf Outing Filled With Games, Tribute to the Silver Screen

This week, the Apartment Association of Southern Indiana (AASI) held it’s annual golf outing – and Flaherty & Collins Properties helped sponsor the event. And we were ready near the clubhouse!


Who doesn’t enjoy a good movie night? At the AASI golf outing, F&C were the stars of the show with the ping-pong toss game! Turned around and upside down, visitors to our hole had a good time laughing and enjoying a great day at the links.


We’re excited for next year – and already planning our next theme! Special thanks to Jessica Coursey, Teri Hedemark and Jean Hamm for organizing!

IHCDA Celebrates 30 Years of LIHTC Program, Misty Glen Apartments in Hebron


HEBRON, IND. –  The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) joined local and state officials earlier today at Misty Glen Apartments in Hebron to bring greater awareness to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. At the event, organized to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the LIHTC program, representatives from the development team shared the importance of the property of providing affordable housing and support services.

“LIHTC is the most important tool we have for creating affordable housing in our state,” said Jacob Sipe, Executive Director of the IHCDA. “Misty Glen is a prime example of how LIHTC can help support and leverage other public as well as private funds to provide affordable housing.”


Developed and managed by Flaherty & Collins Properties, Misty Glen Apartments offers 80 one, two and three bedroom apartment homes that are safe and affordable. Located in Hebron, the apartments are just minutes away from neighboring Valparaiso.


“On behalf of Misty Glen, Flaherty & Collins Properties is pleased to be a part of the celebration of 30 years of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program,” said Jill Herron, Senior Vice President of Management for Flaherty & Collins Properties. “For 30 years, the IHCDA has made a tremendous impact in cities, towns and communities throughout Indiana with the LIHTC program.”

The LIHTC program is administered in Indiana by IHCDA. The program is also referred to as the Rental Housing Tax Credit (RHTC) program. Since its inception in 1986, it has helped to develop and preserve over 50,000 units of affordable housing in the United States. This has resulted in an estimated $2.22 billion in local income and $5.64 billion in tax revenue.

IHCDA has plans to travel to several other tax credit properties this fall to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the LIHTC program which is October 22, 2016.


Back to School Means Giving Back

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For Williamsburg on the Lake and Carriage House, two Flaherty & Collins Properties managed communities in Elkhart, Indiana, August signified not just the start of the Back to School season, but a chance to give back to those in the community.

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Both Carriage House and Williamsburg on the Lake donated items that the properties had been collecting for back to school supplies to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Elkhart County (Ind.) so that children would have backpacks full of necessary supplies on the first day of school – which is rapidly approaching (summer, we hardly knew ye!).


We thank our Property Manager Phyllis Fields and the wonderful site staffs at both properties for getting involved and giving back!