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.

IAA PAC Golf Outing 2016 Recap

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Each year the Indiana Apartment Association holds a golf outing with all proceeds going to the Indiana Multi Family Housing Political Action Committee, the legislative arm of the organization. IAA lobbies the State Legislature on behalf of all members on issues that have direct impact on the multifamily housing industry.

As expected, Flaherty & Collins Properties team members had a wonderful day supporting a great cause. Our own Melissa DeLong, who serves on the Golf Committee, also organized our fantastic Sycamore 1 Hole sponsorship, where our Baywatch theme was enjoyed by all!

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The Axis team took a photo op – with a photobomb from Gavin Greene!


Our golf teams (just a couple of them shown here) were ready! In fact, the F&C team of Jerry Collins, Jeff Hammersley, Bill Schrage and Dave Humphries took home the title with a score of -20 under! Way to go, gents!

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Brian Outlaw and Jaime Young discuss strategy over snacks!

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Julia Young and Melissa Rusler enjoy a beautiful day on the links!

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The hammock was a huge hit, thanks to Luke Hoffman (Axis) – as Melissa DeLong and Jaime Young represented the Marketing Team well!

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We appreciate all our volunteers and staff members who came out and helped make it a great day!

Flaherty & Collins Properties Raises over $3,700, Donates Goods to Mozel Sanders Foundation


Today, the Flaherty & Collins Properties team held it’s annual fundraiser in support of the Mozel Sanders Foundation Thanksgiving Day campaign. Through the efforts of its nearly 450 employees, F&C raised $3,794.71.


This year, Flaherty & Collins Properties held a Pie Eating Contest and Bake-Off event on
to serve as the basis of a donation to the Mozel Sanders Foundation in support of the foundation’s annual Thanksgiving Day campaign. 
Participants were from all over our department areas: Grante Manning (Accounting), Andrew Moster (IT, KSMC Consulting), Ida McCombs (HR), Brandon Prince (Intern), Brian Moore (Marketing & Communications), Amber Woods Maintenance Team, Kim Whitaker (Compliance), Chris Kirles (Construction).
Marketing & Communications Director, Brian Moore, celebrated his win with a tasty medal (he’d had enough pie!).
Next, we held a bake-off auction, led by our esteemed resident auctioneer, Gavin Greene. Lisa Thomas’ (Accounting) cheesecake pulled in over $100 alone!
Construction President Chris Kirles enjoying a moment with RPM Alma Slash.
Flaherty & Collins Properties, which has donated to various areas of the Mozel Sanders Foundation for many years, had been collecting  non-perishable goods, personal hygiene products and household cleaning supplies over the past six weeks to help support Mozel Sanders’ efforts in this area during the holiday season and beyond.
Westlake (Indianapolis) donated the most goods – a full truckload!
Judges LaKeisha Jackson, Lynne Petersen and Stephanie Sanders were impressed with the baked goods and awarded trophies to our winners:
1st Place – Terry Corley (Accounting)


2nd Place – Bruce Mullen (Construction)


3rd Place – Ryan Cronk (well, his wife, Kelly)


The Foundation distributes more than 30,000 pounds of these items each month of the year.In 2014, over 2,000 volunteers served over 40,000 meals from 45 locations. In 2013, the average cost per meal was $4.50.
Flaherty & Collins President Jerry Collins and CEO David Flaherty presented a check to Stephanie Sanders of the Mozel Sanders Foundation. 


Many thanks to all who helped make it happen, and to the Indiana Apartment Association (IAA) for letting us hold the event indoors! And now, Jill Herron and her planning team are in a sugar-induced coma!


A Record 11 Wins for Flaherty & Collins!

Last week, we mentioned that the Flaherty & Collins team had a busy few days ahead with the Ball State University Cardinal Job Fair and the 2015 Midwest Multifamily Conference both taking place.

Flaherty & Collins team at the President's Dinner 2015

After a few days to properly recover from our celebrations, we’re happy to share that the F&C team set a new record for the number of awards received at this year’s President’s Dinner on Thursday evening! The President’s Dinner is one of the most anticipated events of the year, as it signifies both the culmination of the annual Midwest Multifamily Conference and a night to honor those communities and individuals that truly go above and beyond for their residents. This is the second year in a row that our team has brought home a record number of awards (with 7 awards last year and 11 awards this year!), making the evening even more exciting.

President's Dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom 2015

For the Prodigy Awards, we’re proud to offer our congratulations to:

  • Axis for Best Mixed-Use Community
  • The Depot at Nickel Plate for Community of the Year (New Development)
  • Clark’s Crossing for Best Renovation Project
  • The Landing for Best Apartment Community Designed for Tax Credit Affordable Housing
  • RomWeber Flats for Best Apartment Designed for the Physically Challenged
  • 16 Park for Best Green Community
  • Westlake for Community of the Year (11+ years)
  • Riverwood for Best Brochure Under 200 Units

JMH wins Volunteer of the Year

For the Awards of Excellence this year, we’re proud to offer our congratulations to:

  • Flaherty & Collins Properties for the Gene B. Glick Spirit of Giving Award (the first time we’ve received this award!)
  • Jill Meals-Herron for Donald J. Williams Volunteer of the Year
  • Simon Diaz-DeLeon for Alberto Covarrubias Maintenance Supervisor of the Year

We’re incredibly proud to have such a great group of individuals working together for our residents throughout each and every Flaherty & Collins community. It’s always an honor for our team members to be recognized by the leading industry professionals for all of their dedication and hard work.

We’re looking forward to another year full of opportunities to show everyone what F&C is all about!

Top 10 of 2014

As the clock marches toward midnight and the calendar turns to 2015, we take a final look back at the year that was and celebrate the top stories of 2014 for Flaherty & Collins Properties:

#10: The Snow Must Go On

Winter hit hard throughout the Midwest, and our staff did their best to respond as quickly as possible to keep residents moving and active throughout the early part of 2014.

#9: Maintenance Mania

Our own Paul Palacios took home the best time in four of the seven events at the annual Indiana Apartment Association Maintenance Mania . He won the Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test, Seasons Ceiling Fan Installation, CFG Faucet Installation, and the Fluidmaster Duo Flush Toilet Conversion. F&C also won the Spirit Award.


#8: Grand Opening of The Boulevard at Oakley Station

In May, we officially cut the ribbon on The Boulevard at Oakley Station, a Silver-LEED certified development in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“The Boulevard at Oakley Station is a cutting-edge development in an area of Cincinnati that is experiencing phenomenal growth,” says David Flaherty, CEO of Flaherty & Collins Properties. “We are excited at the reception the property has received thus far and what it means for the community and residents that call The Boulevard at Oakley home.”

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#7: F&C Gives Back 

We take pride in giving back our time, treasure and talents at Flaherty & Collins. While it always feels like more can be done, we were able to work with several groups to make a difference this year.


Our chili cook-off to benefit the Mozel Sanders Foundation event raised over $1,000, which Flaherty & Collins Properties combined with a pledged donation of $2,000 to assist with the Mozel Sanders Foundation Thanksgiving Day campaign, which served 41,500 meals the week of Thanksgiving.

The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville recognized F&C for our work with the Outsanding Community Service Award, and we worked hard in the spring to help assist in the


#6: The Depot Welcomes First Residents

The Depot at Nickel Plate, which broke ground in October 2013 in Fishers, Ind.,  began nearing completion in late 2014 and welcomed first residents in December.

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#5: Whole Foods Market Coming to Market Square Mixed-Use Project

In May, we announced that a 40,000 square foot Whole Foods Market will anchor the forthcoming Market Square Mixed-Use Development.

“This will be one of the finest mixed-use towers in the Midwest, if not the country,” says David Flaherty, CEO of Flaherty & Collins Properties. “With the tremendous value Whole Foods Market will add to future residents and to downtown, this is truly a great win for the city of Indianapolis.”

The project continues to progress toward groundbreaking in 2015.

#4: A Brave New (Web) World

In June, we announced a brand refresh for our logo, which came with a new corporate website, www.FLCO.com. The site would win “Best Corporate Online Marketing” at the Indiana Apartment Association Prodigy Awards in October.

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#3: New Projects Begin

Our development team worked extremely hard in 2014, announcing projects across the Midwest. In June, we announced plans to begin a mixed-use project in 2015 on the Kansas City Riverfront at Berkley Park. In December, we began the necessary steps to begin a project in downtown Kokomo.


#2: Industry Recognition

In September, it was announced that The Landing had been named Top Rural Development in the Affordable Housing News Reader’s Choice Awards category. This prestigious national award is a proud accomplishment for the team and one that we can tout for years to come.

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Concluding the 2014 Indiana Apartment Association (IAA) Midwest Multifamily Conference, the Prodigy Awards and Awards of Excellence were handed out at the President’s Dinner in October and Flaherty & Collins Properties was recognized and nominated in several categories, winning seven (7) awards – the most of any company. Our winners were:

Prodigy Awards – 

  • Axis – Color Advertisement: More than 200 Units
  • Axis – Brochure: More than 200 Units
  • The Residences at Keystone – Color Advertisement: Less than 200 Units
  • Vision 1505 – Industry Related Innovation
  • Flaherty & Collins Properties – Best Corporate Online Marketing (Corporate Website)

Awards of Excellence Winners – 

  • Gavin Greene – Donald J. Williams Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Alma Slash – Rick Stapp Regional Property Supervisor of the Year

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#1: Axis Opens in Downtown Indy

In May, Marsh opened a 42,000 square foot flagship grocery store at Axis, located in the heart of downtown Indy. The design for the new store was the first of its kind in the nation and features extra space for produce, meats and a bakery. It became the first new downtown grocery store to open in 30 years.

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By August, first residents moved into Axis, a mixed-use, multifamily development featuring 330 luxury apartments and more than 25,000 square feet of exterior amenity space. In addition to Marsh, residents of Axis have an amazing array of living and entertainment options in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, including a sixth floor Sky Bar with incredible views of the skyline, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness club, indoor and outdoor yoga and Pilates studios, a resort-style pool with sundeck, outdoor grilling stations, a Zen garden with fire pit, study lounges, billiards and gaming lounges and a pet walk.


Here’s to a fantastic 2014! We wish everyone a very Happy New Year and hope your 2015 is another year to remember!