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.”
#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.
#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.
#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.
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
#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.
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!