2017 IAA Midwest Multifamily Conference & Prodigy Awards Recap

Another year has come and gone in our world of development, construction and property management, as it seems  the annual Indiana Apartment Association (IAA) Midwest Multifamily Conference serves as harbinger of a year coming to a close. Here at F&C, we look forward to the annual conference as a opportunity for a management and leasing teams to renew their vigor with educational seminars, classes and meeting new vendors and seeing those we’ve partnered with for years.

And this year was no different, as our team loved the “circus”-style atmosphere and theme of the 2017 Midwest Multifamily Conference. F&C had over 90 nominations in the Prodigy Awards and Awards of Excellence categories. We were pleased to be recognized for four distinguished awards:

Gene B. Glick Spirit of Giving Award – Flaherty & Collins Properties

Best Company Wide Employee Relations Program – Flaherty & Collins Properties

Community of the Year, 5-10 Years in Age – Cosmopolitan on the Canal

Best Community Corporate Suite Program – The Reserve at Dawson’s Creek

Additionally, we’re incredibly proud of our Awards of Excellence nominees:

Regional Supervisor of the Year Demetria Page Regional Property Manager F&C
Maintenance Technician Guadalupe Mejia Maintenance Technician Axis
Assistant Manager David High Assistant Manager Axis
Manager Mandy Miller Property Manager Millennium Place, Howard Square, Historic Muncie, Centennial Place, Jackson & Vine
Manager Misty Mack Property Manager Caldwell Homes
Maintenance Technician Lorne Agada Maintenance Tech Buckner & Kennedy Tower
Maintenance Supervisor Jjuan Helm Maintenance Supervisor White Oak Manor
Maintenance Supervisor Talmon Haywood Area Maintenance Supervisor Vision 1505
Manager Gayle Rice Propery Manager Kennedy Tower
Maintenance Technician Tanner Williams Maintenance Tech Schnute
Maintenance Supervisor Shawn Burkhart Area Maintenance Supervisor RAD Properties
Maintenance Supervisor Christian Roy Maintenance Supervisor Brownsburg Crossing Apartments
Assistant Manager Katy Dalton Assistant Property Manager Avon Creek Apartments
Manager Africa Cochran Property Manager Double Creek Flats
Leasing Professional Skyler Leffingwell Leasing Consultant Flats at 146

Way to go, everyone! And until next year’s “circus”…

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.

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!

The Week Ahead

It’s an exciting a busy week around the Flaherty & Collins Properties offices this week.

If you’re in or around Muncie, be sure to stop by our booth and the Ball State University Cardinal Job Fair on Wednesday, September 16. The Fair runs from 11am-3pm at the Worthen Arena.

Our President, Jerry Collins and Senior Vice President, Jill Herron, were both on campus just last week to help celebrate the grand opening of the Weidner Center, home of the flourishing Residential Property Management (RPM) program. Ball State’s residential property management program began in 1999. Today it is one of only nine such university-based RPM programs in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate and online courses. Plans are underway to offer an introduction to commercial real estate management course in spring 2016.



Also this week, be on the lookout for the F&C Team at the 2015 Midwest Multifamily Conference, running Wednesday and Thursday in downtown Indianapolis. The F&C team should be visible in our retro-inspired Western t-shirts (be sure to check out our slogan). The President’s Dinner concludes the event, with the presentation of Prodigy Awards on Thursday night at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Several Flaherty & Collins Properties are nominated for numerous awards, so we’ll be there in full force hoping to take home some hardware.


Last, but not least, is the exciting “River Days” – which just concluded this past weekend at The Landing in Mt. Vernon, Ind. River Days celebrates the history and heritage of Mt. Vernon and The Landing was in the middle of the fun, with a gorgeous weekend of celebrating. River Days includes a Children’s Pet Parade, a 5K run/walk, the River Days Parade, an art show, tow boat races and more.