AAKC Crystal Merit Awards

It was quite the celebration on Saturday evening in Kansas City, as the Apartment Association of Kansas City (AAKC) handed out their Crystal Merit Awards at the 21 annual gala. Held at the Kansas City Convention Center, over 1,000 people were on hand for the event, which showcased and highlighted the best of of the multifamily industry in Kansas City and the surrounding area.

Flaherty & Collins Properties and one of it’s newest communities – The Heights at Linden Square – walked away with three awards on the night following 19 nominations.

Our winners:

  • Website of the Year – The Heights at Linden Square
  • Property Management Team of the Year – Under 250 Units – The Heights at Linden Square
  • Marketing Director of the Year – Brian Moore, Flaherty & Collins Properties

“It was an honor to be nominated, so it is certainly humbling to actually receive the award,” said Brian Moore, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Flaherty & Collins Properties. “We’ve got a great team out here at The Heights and with our new projects coming to Kansas City this year in Union Riverfront Berkley and the planned groundbreaking of The Yards, we’re excited about Flaherty & Collins Properties presence here in Kansas City.”

The AAKC has 811 member communities and organizations, with over 80,511 units represented.

Summit Grill officially announces expansion to The Heights at Linden Square Development in Downtown Gladstone

Gladstone, Mo. – Restauranteurs of the Year, Andy Lock and Domhnall Molloy announce the expansion of Summit Grill into Gladstone’s newest mixed-use development in downtown Gladstone. Summit Grill will occupy the newly renovated 10,000 square foot space located on the ground-level of the Heights at Linden Square mixed-use apartment building located at 601 NE 70th St. in Gladstone, Missouri.

Summit Grill’s soon-to-be third and largest location serves as the anchor tenant in creating a vibrant downtown in Gladstone with an up and coming mixed-use project which includes active, high-end retail, entertainment and luxury living. The new Summit Grill location is within walking distance of the Gladstone Community Center and Linden Square featuring an amphitheater that offers weekend concerts and movies, a skating rink and festivals and events throughout the year like Whiskey Fest, Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Food.Art.Drink.

The Gladstone location will seat up to 300 guests with an option for outdoor dining and is expected to open late summer of 2018.

About Summit Grill

Summit Grill is a casual American restaurant opened first in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in 2012 and Kansas City, Missouri’s historic Waldo neighborhood in 2014. Both locations are open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour, as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. The restaurant’s menus feature a range of options from sandwiches, salads and burgers to hand-cut steaks and seafood. Summit Grill is led by long-time restaurateurs Domhnall Molloy and Andy Lock, formerly of McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks. Summit Grill and Bar is located in Lee’s Summit at 4835 NE Lakewood Way and in Kansas City at 520 W. 75th Street. Reservations can be made online through Open Table or by calling 816-795-1299 in Lee’s Summit and 816-361-9788 in Kansas City. Visit Summit online at SummitGrillandBar.com.

Happy Holidays from F&C!

This week, Flaherty & Collins Properties held it’s annual Corporate Holiday Party, and a good time was had by all in our (still relatively new) digs in the Regions Tower in Downtown Indianapolis.

HR Director Chris Guess and Construction Team Member Wes Young discuss the Secret Santa

F&C Team Members (L-R) Melissa Rusler, Jamie Kenyon, Flo Brengle, Jeff Hammersley , Julia Young and Josh Marsh enjoy the 2017 Holiday Party.

Carolers visiting the F&C Corporate Office – December 14, 2017

The F&C Corporate Team enjoys Jerry Collins annual “Year in Review”

Capping the season for us though was the gift of giving back to those in need this holiday season. Partnering with The Children’s Bureau of Indianapolis, we sponsored two families this holiday season, providing over 40 gifts that will hopefully make the season a bit brighter and merrier.

Additionally, we set a goal, after discussing with the Children’s Bureau about the need of shoes for children of all ages, to donate 100 pairs of shoes to the organization.

We’re happy to say that our wonderful F&C team members raised the bar and we’ve collected 120 pairs of shoes for those needing some good kicks. Special thanks to Quality Boutique on Mass Ave. for their discounts in helping us purchase “quality” shoes for the drive’s effort.

“We continue to expand our giving back to the communities we live, work and play in, and I’m proud of your efforts these past several months to find unique ways of giving back to those in need,” said Jerry Collins, president of Flaherty & Collins Properties.

To learn more about The Children’s Bureau, CLICK HERE.

With that, we encourage you to keep the spirit of the season alive all the year round, and wish you a very Happy Holidays, from all of us at Flaherty & Collins Properties!

RiverHaus Ground Breaking in Covington, KY

Ceremonial turning of dirt

We had the pleasure of heading to Covington, Kentucky this week for the groundbreaking of our newest mixed-use, luxury apartment development – RiverHaus.

A $50 million mixed-use, luxury residential apartment development at the former site of Mainstrasse, RiverHaus consists of 192 luxury market rate apartment homes and 3,100 square feet of retail. Comprised of studios, one and two-bedroom apartment homes, the development will boast the finest amenities in the Northern Kentucky market.

Mayor Joseph Meyer

“This project is going to build on and add to the quality of life here on Mainstrasse,” said Covington Mayor Joseph Meyer.

Residents will enjoy nearly 7,000 square feet of amenities, including an amenity courtyard, featuring fire pits, bar, lounge areas, grilling station, and saltwater pool with a large wet deck. A sky deck will give residents views of the Covington and Cincinnati skyline. Interior features include a coffee lounge, club room, conference room, pet wash, bike storage and repair, gaming and study lounge and 24-hour fitness center featuring Fitness OnDemand®. The project includes a guest suite and concierge services.

“Everyone who lives in Covington will benefit from the impact this development will have,” said Flaherty & Collins Properties CEO David Flaherty.

Apartments will include polished quartz kitchen countertops, cultured marble vanity tops with integral sinks, tile backsplash in kitchen, stainless steel appliances, undermount faucets and sinks, LED lighting in entries, kitchens, bathrooms and closets.

“This project has been the vision of the city of Covington and we couldn’t have done it without them,” said Flaherty & Collins Properties lead project developer Deron Kintner. “We are very excited to partner with the City of Covington on this fantastic new mixed-use development, which we believe will be the destination for luxury urban living in Covington.”

RiverHaus Breaks Ground

TCF is providing the construction loan for the project. Core Real Estate Capital provided additional financial support of the development.

PACE Equity, the leading project developer and funder of CPACE (Commercial PACE) projects on a national basis, is providing approximately 10% of total development funding, at $4,400,000, for RiverHaus. The project represents an exciting milestone as the largest PACE multifamily new construction project nationally. TCF Bank is the major funding bank on the development.

“This project is the largest new construction multifamily project on a national basis to utilize PACE financing, which is very exciting,” Beau Engman, PACE Equity Founder & President. “It’s always great to see PACE utilized to transform a vacant lot into such a fantastic project for the area.”

Additional project partners include PDT/SFA Architects, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., and Harrison Lynch & Brumlee. Flaherty & Collins Construction is the general contractor.

The project, at 341,925 square feet, plans to be completed in 2019.

Carving For A Cause

This week, F&C carved out a little time to hold our annual Mozel Sanders Foundation charitable event, the capstone of a campaign that we’ve been running this year since the middle of the summer to raise donations and collect goods for the Mozel Sanders Foundation’s annual Thanksgiving Day campaign.

 

 

This year, F&C and our partners at Vision Communities, Inc. presented Stephanie Sanders (head of the foundation) with a $4,000 check and over 5,000 goods for the campaign.

 

And of course, we celebrated the end of the drive with a little F&C flair, highlighted by a pizza party and pumpkin carving contest in our Corporate Headquarters on the 30th floor of the Regions Tower in Downtown Indianapolis.

Each and every department participated in what we dubbed the “Great Carve Off” – with prizes awarded to:

  • Scariest Carve – Drew Rosenbarger
  • Most Creative Carve – Josh Marsh
  • People’s Choice – Josh Marsh

Special thanks to our judges (Lynne Petersen and Pat Gleason from the IAA and Stephanie Sanders and Stefon Sanders of Mozel Sanders Foundation).

We even found out that Luke Hoffman can hollow out a pumpkin in less than 2 minutes!

Mozel Sanders Foundation goal is to raise $100,000 in their annual Thanksgiving Day campaign. Each year, the Mozel Sanders Foundation feeds approximately 40,000 in Central Indiana on Thanksgiving – in addition to distributing bags of goods and groceries each and every month to those in need.