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!


The Depot Officially Opens

Ribbon CuttingWhile The Depot at Nickel Plate in Fishers, Indiana has been leasing for some time (it’s currently at 72 percent leased in less than 9 months!), at Flaherty & Collins Properties, we have a tendency to make things official with a little style and panache, some treats and a few remarks from the projects main proponents. So it goes without saying we were pretty stoked to hold our Grand Opening ceremony for The Depot on Thursday, July 23.

Our awesome F&C team worked incredibly hard to make sure the building shined – and it certainly did. The Depot is one of the finest mixed-use apartment communities in the entire Midwest, with amenities that could rival those found in larger cities and towers.


Flaherty & Collins President Jerry Collins (right) and Construction President Chris Kirles share a fun moment at the Grand Opening of The Depot at Nickel Plate

As our own CEO, David Flaherty said, we’re extremely proud that through the combined efforts of the City of Fishers and Flaherty & Collins Properties, The Depot will bring in roughly $100 million to the City over the next 20 years. It’s the kind of environment that Fishers envisioned when the concept of this project began in 2012.

“About three years ago, we drove around downtown Fishers, dreaming about what could be possible,” said Mayor Scott Fadness. “We are truly great partners in this project. When I see this downtown come to life like this, to see it transform into a vibrant downtown, it’s truly great.”

Flaherty & Collins Properties CEO, David Flaherty, agreed.

“Developments like this don’t happen without great Cities and Towns,” Flaherty said. “And Fishers is one of the best we’ve ever worked with.”

You can view the remarks by Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness, David Flaherty, OneZone Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Dan LeReau and Vice President Dan Canan and F&C Construction President (and lead developer on the project) below:

And to wrap up your F&C Friday Blog fun, here are some more pics from the event:

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Opening Up The Heights Linden Square

IMG_1710Last week, members of the Flaherty & Collins Properties team traveled west from our corporate offices in Indianapolis to the beautiful city of Kansas City. It was finally time to officially open The Heights Linden Square, Gladstone’s finest new apartment community.

You’ve seen posts of progress and read the list of amenities, but until you see The Heights in person, you’ve not seen anything yet. Nestled in the heart of downtown Gladstone’s urban core, The Heights looks like something that was meant to be there, between dining options, entertainment and more.

Our team arrived sporadically throughout the early part of the week to ensure the Grand Opening of The Heights Linden Square was truly, well, grand!


Over 200 people came to enjoy the ribbon cutting ceremony and hear some words on the project from Mayor Bill Garnos, City Manager Kirk Davis, Suzanne McKinney of the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce and Flaherty & Collins Properties CEO David Flaherty and Vice President Ryan Cronk.

And as Mr. Flaherty indicated in his notes, public/private partnerships are our specialty! These mixed-use development projects create numerous opportunities for both residents and the city.


Snow & Co. provided a wonderful buffet for guests and we raffled off gifts from Google, Nest, and the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce. Attendees were able to tour the property’s numerous amenities, as well as visit the model and guest suite for a taste of the life residents will and have been enjoying!

Our team enjoyed some great BBQ and many other fun activities as well! It was a pleasure to open The Heights last week and we hope everyone enjoys the property as much as we do.

For more information on the grand opening of The Heights, click here.


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!


Downtown Spins on Axis

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Matt Kryger/The Star

We’re getting a little excited around the office this week, with the Grand Opening of Marsh at Axis just a few days away. As the Indianapolis Star highlighted today, Marsh will open a 42,000-square-foot, grocery at Axis in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, May 15, 2014 that will serve as a new prototype, flagship store. The grand opening activities will begin at 9am with comments from Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard before the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We are excited to have Marsh opening to new customers, many of whom will be Axis residents,” said David Flaherty, CEO of Flaherty & Collins Properties, who developed and constructed the Axis project. “This incredible store will serve as an anchor to Axis and the downtown area for many years to come. We are pleased that Marsh chose Flaherty & Collins and Axis to develop this concept. The project has been such a positive experience from a partnership and teamwork perspective between Marsh and our construction team.”

The new design for the store is the first of its kind in the nation and features extra space for produce, meats and a bakery. The store features top-quality meats and seafood, fresh produce and an expansive deli section. The bakery touts fresh-baked breads, cakes and pastries, as well as numerous beer and wine selections, with labels from local brew masters and vintners.

In addition, Marsh offers an extensive salad bar and other prepared meals for carry-out purchase or for enjoyment in the store’s mezzanine-level dining area. This café mezzanine area features free WiFi and the availability to order food from a kiosk in a lounge-like atmosphere, then pick-up from the main level.

Marsh is the first component of Axis to open, with luxury residential units to come this summer. Developed and constructed by Flaherty & Collins Properties, Axis is 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 will 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.


Flaherty & Collins Vice President of Development, Jim Crossin noted that Axis is already experiencing great interest. “Pre-leasing is going quickly,” he said. Crossin noted that prospective residents will find apartment features that include granite countertops, Roman soaking tubs, wood-style flooring, stainless steel appliances, 9-foot ceilings and ceramic tile floors.