February development news collage
February is a short month but we're not short on activity. This month, we're bringing an update on our Master Development Agreement with the Town of Burns Harbor, Indiana, a new plan for a Class A research and wet lab facility in Manassas, VA, tips to succeed in real estate, and even Baby Yoda. Read on for details on all this and more.

And don't forget, we are always happy to get feedback on our newsletter, so feel free to reach out to a Holladay team member you know or simply reply to this email with your comments and questions.

Thank you and enjoy!
Development News
Project Update:
  • AmeriPlex Indianapolis - Holladay's original AmeriPlex development in Indianapolis, IN was recently featured in the Indianapolis Business Journal. The feature highlighted the development activity at AmeriPlex and the design and planning that went into making the project a success. Continue reading...
In the News:
  • Holladay Properties is planning to purchase 4.4 acres at 9307 Discovery Boulevard in Manassas, VA from Prince William County to build a 30,000 square foot Class A research and wet lab facility. The facility would be located in Innovation Park, next to George Mason University's STEM campus. Continue reading...
  • Holladay Properties' transformation of Donelson Plaza, is grabbing the media's attention in Nashville, TN. The project involves transforming the 1960s era shopping center into a modern urban town center. The story includes interviews with Tara Mason, A/P Specialist (Nashville) who grew up near Donelson Plaza, and Allen Arender, Partner/EVP-Development (Nashville). Watch the story...
  • The Bluejay 1 facility in Valparaiso, IN is nearly complete with the first tenant's space already underway. The project is being developed by Holladay Properties for owner, Barley Properties with Holladay Construction Group serving as the General Contractor. With the completion date so near at hand, GreatNews.Life featured the new facility in an article. Continue reading...
February operations news collage
Management & Operations News
Management News:
  • Burlington Station, Holladay Properties' four-story, 89-unit luxury residential building located at 5100 Forest Avenue in Downers Grove, IL, participated in this year's Downtown Downers Grove Ice Festival from February 7-9. The annual event features nearly 50 ice sculptures on display, which are sponsored by local businesses. Attendees may also take part in live carving demonstrations and a pancake breakfast. Burlington Station has participated in past years but generated a lot of excitement this year with its Baby Yoda sculpture.
Consulting News:
  • Holladay Properties has presented a concept plan for the Westport development to the Burns Harbor Plan Commission. If the plan is approved, Holladay will apply for a PUD in April. Holladay Properties also received approval for the schematic design of a municipal building in the development in January. Learn more...
From the Blog:
  • For anyone who has ever wanted to know how to succeed in commercial real estate, we have some advice from our successful Holladay associates. There are a variety of tips covering everything from how to start, to how and when to quit. Continue reading...
Associate News
 New Hires & Staff Updates:
  • We would like to welcome Baylee Price, Associate Broker (Nashville, TN) to the Holladay Properties' Nashville team.
Staff Shout-Outs:
  • Jeff Howell, Director of Engineering (Nashville, TN) has been with Holladay Properties since March 2010. Meet Jeff in our latest Getting to Know Them blog series post. Continue reading...
Now Hiring:
February Community news collage
Holladay in the Community
  • On Friday, February 7, several Holladay offices joined the fight against heart disease in women by participating in the American Heart Associations' National Wear Red Day, a simple but powerful way to raise awareness for this important issue. Launched in 2004, Go Red for Women is a global initiative to end heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women and is responsible for more death of women than all other forms of cancer combined. The Go Red for Women movement is dedicated to removing barriers to health and well-being that women face. 
Holladay Health Corner
The Better Bites Challenge

Holladay Properties is committed to the health and well-being of its associates. With that in mind, Holladay has joined with UMR Care Management to provide more ways to help our associates live the healthiest life possible. Currently, our company is participating in the first of three wellness challenges offered though the company's health insurance provider - the Better Bites challenge. The challenge encourages individuals to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. 

There are several ways you can increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables, and many reasons why you should. 

Why eat fruits and vegetables?
  • Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke, and protect against certain types of cancer. (Source: USDA)
  • Fruits and vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate, and vitamins A and C. (Source: USDA)
  • Fruits and vegetables lower the risk of eye and digestive problems. (Source: Harvard School of Public Health)
  • Fruits and vegetables also have a positive effect on blood sugar and can help control appetite, as well as reduce the risk of diabetes. (Source: Harvard School of Public Health)

How can you eat more fruits and vegetables?
  • Store ready to eat fruits and vegetables where you can see them so you're more likely to grab them when you want a snack. (Source: Harvard School of Public Health)
  • Challenge yourself to eat at least one new fruit or vegetable every week - there's an incredible variety out there so don't be afraid to try something new. (Source: Harvard School of Public Health)
  • Keep track of how many fruits and vegetables you eat so that you can be sure to meet your needs. (Source: Harvard Health Publishing)

For more tips and information about eating more fruits and vegetables, visit our blog at: holladayproperties.com/newsroom/better-bites/