November 2020 Development new collage

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is ready for the holiday season to begin. In this issue, we share what our associates are thankful for this year, recent Holladay associate awards, and what a month of community-focused endeavors brought. For details on all this, as well as our latest development and operations news, continue reading below.

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Development News
Project Update:
  • Maple Lane Apartments - Holladay Properties has begun pre-leasing its new one-bedroom, one-bath apartments at Maple Lane Apartments & Executive Suites in Elkhart, IN. Construction began on the two-building, 28-unit expansion in July 2020. Once complete, Maple Lane Apartments will be home to 332 one and two-bedroom apartments.
Project Complete:
  • Tru by Hilton - Holladay Properties has completed development of the 8-story, 140-room Tru by Hilton Hotel in the heart of the Inner Harbor region of Baltimore, MD. The Tru by Hilton hotel model offers smaller, more affordable rooms with larger, amenity-filled common area spaces. Construction began in February 2019 and the hotel opened earlier this month.
November Operations news collage
Management & Operations News
  • CoStar Group, the data/analytics leader of the commercial real estate industry, has announced the Power Brokers Quarterly Deals winners for the third quarter of 2020 and Holladay's healthcare brokerage team came out on top for the third consecutive quarter. The team includes Brian Wilcox, Director of Brokerage Services; Matt Poncy, Leasing Agent; and Lucas Brush, Development Associate, who report to Holladay's Orlando, FL office. Continue reading...
  • Zach Donofrio, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport has been named a "GM to Watch" in 2020 by Hotel Management Magazine. Zach has been with the award-winning Holiday Inn in Indianapolis, IN since the 122-room hotel opened in 2015. Continue reading...
Management News:
  • Holladay's Florida brokerage team has written a blog exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the healthcare real estate market in 2020. The pandemic has, of course, had a drastic effect on commercial real estate leasing across all market segments. In this article, Matt Poncy, Leasing Agent (Plantation, FL) describes how landlords have adapted to keep and add new tenants in medical office space. Continue reading...
Associate News
New Hires:
  • Holladay Properties is pleased to welcome Kelly Hall to The Promenade at Founders Square as Assistant Property Manager. In her role, Kelly is responsible for assisting residents of the 304-unit, nine-building residential community with their needs and works closely with the other office personnel in a customer service environment. Welcome to the team, Kelly!
  • Holladay Properties' Nashville, TN office would like to announce that Jennifer Eaton has joined as Property Manager. Jennifer manages a portfolio of commercial office buildings in the Nashville region for Holladay and brings a wealth of experience to her role. Welcome, Jennifer!
  • Our Indiana Property Management team has welcomed Dan Reed as a Commercial Property Manager in Indianapolis, IN. As a Property Manager, Dan supervises the management of a mixed-portfolio of properties, including commercial office and industrial, as well as the 1,500-acre AmeriPlex business park in Indianapolis. Welcome to Holladay, Dan!
  • In Nashville, TN, Tommy Winston has joined Holladay Properties as a Property Accountant. He is responsible for the financial management of a portfolio of buildings and monitors all account-related business for the properties. Welcome, Tommy!
  • Holladay Properties is pleased to welcome the following new associates to our Indiana Landscaping team:
  • Bay Townsend (South Bend, IN)
  • Andrew Skalku (Portage, IN)
  • Thomas Bewley (Portage, IN)
  • Christian Clouse (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Holladay's healthcare real estate team based in Nashville, TN has welcomed the following new associates as Building Maintenance Engineers, responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of properties in their region:
  • Lazaro Suarez (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • Christopher Clarke (Tampa, FL)
Now Hiring:
November Community news collage
In the Community
  • (Indianapolis, IN) - The Indianapolis offices of Holladay Properties and Holladay Construction Group partnered with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, November 11 for a blood drive at the American Red Cross office. Holladay set a goal of collecting 40 units of blood and the event met the goal. The drive had 40 donors, including 5 new donors, representing 120 lives impacted.
  • (Nashville, TN) - On Wednesday, November 11, the Nashville office hosted an American Red Cross blood drive. The drive took place at the Holladay Properties office located at 2710 Old Lebanon Road in Nashville, TN. The event welcomed 18 donors, including 6 first time donors, and collected 15 units of blood, which can be used to impact 45 lives. 
  • (South Bend, IN) - On Tuesday, November 24, the South Bend offices wrapped up their 2020 food drive and delivered donations to Hope Ministries. Between the South Bend office, Maple Lane Apartments, and West Jefferson Apartments, Holladay donated 331 pounds of food and $452 to the non-profit organization that provides food, housing and healthcare to homeless in the South Bend area.
  • (Portage, IN) - On Monday, November 23, the Portage office concluded its food drive benefitting the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Nearly 450 pounds of food were delivered to the organization, which provides food assistance to residents across Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.
Thankful for...2020
Happy Thanksgiving!
Each year, we ask our associates what they are thankful for at Thanksgiving and share a new edition of the "Thankful for..." blog. We are so excited to share this Thanksgiving 2020 blog as we prepare for another holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving to you all, and we hope you enjoy discovering the reasons our associates are (still) thankful in 2020!

Tim Healy - President & CEO
"I am thankful for so much this year… My family, my Holladay family, my health. I find myself full of gratitude for being able to work with such an exceptional group of associates with so many diverse talents."

Heather Garton - Accounting Manager (Nashville, TN)
"I am thankful to work with people that are smarter than me! I am thankful that our department has grown and evolved so much over the past year. Each person brings strengths to the team and I learn something new every day. Although I hate the circumstances, I am thankful that our department transitioned to work from home so well and that we have all stayed healthy. I am thankful for my God that loves me when I am unlovable, my 12-year-old son that keeps me at the baseball field, and my parents that said 'I do,' 51 years ago on Thanksgiving Day. My cup runneth over."

Paul Phair - VP-Development (South Bend, IN)
"I am thankful for… My family and friends who supply an endless amount of support and love to my life. My work that allows flexibility to chase projects and creative solutions to achieve objectives. My colleagues that pick up my slack and create a Holladay culture of enrichment that we can all be proud of!"

Abe Suarez - Building Maintenance Engineer (Orlando, FL)
"Thankful that I am still working and my family is healthy."

Jennifer Purdy - Portfolio Accountant (South Bend, IN)
"I am thankful for:
  • My family for helping shape the person I’ve become by providing me with both good and bad examples.
  • My dogs for their endless, unconditional love and amusing antics.
  • My few very close friends who are a fantastic support system, sounding board, and peanut gallery all in one!
  • Being a member of the generation that grew up both without and with computers as a part of daily life. I feel it makes me a more well-rounded individual that I can appreciate being “unplugged”.
  • Living in a location that allows me to appreciate multiple seasons (yes, even the snow) and enjoy nature without a bazillion people.
  • All the things that helped me get through pandemic quarantine (great music, movies, books, podcasts, and puzzles)
  • Tacos."

Brian Swisher - Building Maintenance Engineer (Atlantis, FL)
"I am thankful for a wonderful wife of 36 years, 2 great kids and 2 spoiled grandsons. I am thankful because I work for a great company. I am also thankful that my family and I are still COVID free."

Chad DeRossett- Director of Brokerage Services (Nashville, TN)
"I’m thankful to God for my family and for the opportunity that Holladay has given me to help provide for them over the past 17 years!"

Cara Pagels - Burlington Station Property Manager (Downers Grove, IL)
"I am thankful for the resilience of our on-site team here at Burlington Station who have continued to show up for our residents throughout the many twists and turns of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am thankful for technology, which allows our teams across states to collaborate with ease. I am thankful for healthcare and the many benefits of being part of the Holladay team."

Christina Wisneski - Accountant (Nashville, TN)
"Grateful that of all places I could be, that I am here. I am here with people that I respect and admire. I am grateful for technology. Even as we physically distance, we don’t have to socially distance from one another. I am grateful for the close relationships that I have with my family. I am grateful for the exuberance of my grandchildren as every time we communicate, all the little things become new and exciting again."

Kyle McFarland - Director of Property Management (South Bend, IN)
"I am thankful for my wife and two daughters, our families' support over the year, to be to be a part of the Holladay team with everything that we stand for, and, last but not least, my health - especially after experiencing COVID-19 back in August."

Byron Matthews - The Promenade at Founders Square Maintenance Technician (Portage, IN)
"Thankful to be living and healthy."

Read Talley - VP-Development (Nashville, TN)
"I’m thankful for:
  • Good health (so far) of friends & family.
  • Holladay’s administrative efforts with everything they’ve had to contend with this year, including making the jump to the cloud.
  • Most important, I’m thankful that our 5-year-old was finally able to get the HECK out of the house and go to school."

Kelly Hall - The Promenade at Founders Square Assistant Property Manager (Portage, IN)
"A wise elder once told me 'Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.' I have been thankful this year for my village of family and friends who love and care for me daily. I am thankful for Holladay Properties giving me the wonderful opportunity to be a better version of myself in management every day. I am thankful and grateful for our new talented staff, who will help us succeed in making our properties successful. Have a safe and happy holiday!"