August 2020 development news collage

We have a jam-packed issue for you this month with news of a new WoodSpring Suites and a new development in Westfield, IN; two exciting events in our multi-family residential portfolio; awards for our healthcare, hotel, and residential management teams; and a lot of associate updates. So, continue reading below for details on all this and more!

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Development News
New Projects:
  • WoodSpring Suites - Holladay Properties has begun development of its ninth of a planned 15 WoodSpring Suites by Choice Hotels extended-stay hotels in Elgin, IL. The 57,700 square foot project broke ground this month and the four-story, 122-room hotel is expected to open Summer 2021.
  • West Fork Whiskey Co. - West Fork Whiskey Co. has announced plans to build a $10 million, 35,000 square foot agritourism facility in Westfield, IN. Holladay Properties is the developer for the project, which is could break ground in 2021. Continue reading...
Project Update:
  • Quincy Station - On Thursday, August 6, Holladay Properties held a groundbreaking ceremony for Quincy Station, our new mixed-use multi-family residential community located at 1 W. Quincy Street in downtown Westmont, IL. The ceremony was attended by Westmont and local elected officials, residents, area businesses and project team members. Continue reading...
Project Complete:
  • The Illiana - Among a crowd that included project team members, City of Whiting and Calumet College of St. Joseph officials, and potential residents, the ribbon was cut at The Illiana on Wednesday, August 12 at the property location in Whiting, IN. Continue reading...
In the News:
  • AmeriPlex Indianapolis - In May of this year, we announced the sale of Sites 38 and 39 within the 80-acre Purdue Research Park of Indianapolis to Novartis Manufacturing LLC. A subsidiary of Novartis has recently announced plans to build a 50,000 square foot manufacturing plant on the property. Continue reading...
August 2020 Management and Operations news collage
Management & Operations News
Management News:
  • At Healthpeak Properties' 2020 virtual Kingsley Tenant Satisfaction Awards Presentation, Holladay's heatlhcare management division had a large presence and multiple winners. The winners include: Clarence Evans, Senior Property Manager (Jackson, MS); Catherine Hernandez, Property Manager (Miami, FL); Henry Rodriguez, Property Manager (Miami, FL); and Jolene Butzke, Property Manager (Minneapolis, MN). Continue reading...
  • Holladay's healthcare team has earned a new management contract in Nashville, TN. Mental Health Cooperative, Inc. has engaged Holladay for property management, accounting and building engineering services for the 100,000 square foot Cumberland Bend Offices, located at 215-275 Cumberland Bend. Continue reading...
  • Brian Wilcox, Director of Brokerage Services (Winter Park, FL) and Matt Poncy, Leasing Agent (Plantation, FL) have been recognized by CoStar Group as Power Brokers Quarterly Deals winners for the second quarter 2020. This is the second consecutive quarter that the Florida leasing team has been recognized by the data/analytics leader of the commercial real estate industry. Continue reading...
Operations News:
  • Holladay is pleased to announce that Burlington Station, our 89-unit luxury apartment community in Downers Grove, IL, has consistently ranked in the top 10 by online reputation in Illinois each month from January to July 2020. Continue reading...
  • Holladay would like to congratulate the Hampton Inn & Suites Mishawaka/South Bend at Heritage Square for being named a TripAdvisor 2020 Travelers' Choice Winner. This recognition is a result of consistently high reviews and places the hotel in the top 10% of hotels by reputation worldwide.
Associate News
New Hires:
  • We would like to welcome Phillip Gaines to the Nashville, TN team. Phillip has joined Holladay Facility Services as a Building Maintenance Engineer. Welcome to the team, Phillip!
  • Holladay is excited to welcome Kent Foy as a Building Maintenance Engineer in Nashville, TN. Kent will be working with the Summit and Southern Hills portfolios to ensure the Holladay-managed facilities and their systems are maintained in good working order. Welcome, Kent!
  • We are pleased to announce that Anna Lyons has joined Holladay Hospitality Group. Anna is the new General Manager of the Tru by Hilton hotel in Manassas, VA. Anna comes to Holladay after spending seven years managing a DoubleTree in the Dulles, VA area and has an extensive Hilton background. Good luck, Anna!
  • Holladay's Nashville, TN office is happy to welcome Amy McDade to the accounting team as a Staff Accountant. Amy comes to Holladay from Brookside Properties, Inc. and has 10 years of experience as both a Commercial Staff Accountant and Commercial Property Manager. Welcome, Amy!
  • We are excited to announce that Nicole Zirkle has joined the Nashville, TN accounting team an A/R Lead. Nicole has worked in the accounting department for several residential property management companies over the past few years, and this will be her first foray in the commercial real estate industry. Good luck, Nicole!
  • Holladay Properties is pleased to welcome Scott Thurston to our Nashville, TN office as a Staff Accountant. Scott comes to Holladay from the Addison Group and has over 33 years of accounting experience, with 15 years of that experience in the construction industry. Welcome, Scott!
Now Hiring:
August community news collage
Holladay Fun
  • (South Bend, IN) - Did you know that August 6 is National Root Beer Float Day, and that our South Bend office has been celebrating the day for the past four years? Paul Phair, VP-Development & South Bend Office, and Maureen Johnson, HR Director, were determined to make sure that the tradition continued this year, even in the midst of a pandemic. Continue reading...
The Greatest Employees
Staff Shout-outs
"Maureen Johnson, HR Director (South Bend, IN) always has a smile, she maintains a positive attitude, and is a great listener."
Nora Wiseman, Staff Accountant (South Bend, IN)
"I just wanted to write a short note to let you know that Roberto [Jiminez, Engineer (Miami-Mercy,FL)] goes above and beyond the call of duty. He wears many hats at the property. He can change tiles, lighting, fix water leaks, plumbing issues, help with door jams. Whenever we have an issue he responds right away. If he can't resolve the matter he points us in the right direction. He works very hard when he is here working with the contractors, painters, vendors and tenants. We are so very lucky to have such a talented 'superman' on our campus."
Thomas J. Zaydon, Jr. M.D., Mercy Hospital Professional Building (Miami, FL)
"Jeff Arthur, SVP of Hospitality (South Bend, IN) comes to mind. He is incredibly loyal and bleeds Holladay as part of his everyday mission. He is patient, supportive, and a great role model for anyone new to Holladay."
-  Anonymous
"Lori Kappel, Project Designer (LaGrange, IL) is one of the hardest working people I know. She is organized, consistent, methodical, and a creative genius. Lori is a pleasure to work with because she truly cares. Thank you Lori!"
"Shasta Kreighbaum, Residential Senior Property Manager (South Bend, IN) goes above and beyond to learn, and to support all of us in the multi-family property management department. If Shasta doesn’t know the answer to something, she will find it! I can always count on Shasta.
- Cara Pagels, Property Manager - Burlington Station (Downers Grove, IL)
"The Portage Office is a great office to work in with amazing associates so a shout out to all; however a special shout-out to Ryan Kelly, VP Planning & Design, and Jessica Vargas, Project Architect, for all their assistance and help this past year as I was the new employee. They are amazing to work with and I felt part of the team from day one! Their willingness to stop what they are doing and help in any way is much appreciated and deserves a ‘thank you’ and a special shout out!!
- Laura Small, Project Architect (Portage, IN)
"Jayme Dyer has helped me endlessly and all with a smile and sweetest accent I could hope for. She never let me feel like I was bothering her or taking her away from something."
- Terri Helm, Assistant Property Manager (Overland Park, KS)
"I'd like to give kudos to Michelle Mosier, Office Manager (Portage, IN). She supports an entire office of people, as well as Holladay's President & CEO, and she's always calm and collected, and gets any job done. She goes out of her way to make things easier for others and has an infectious smile and great sense of humor."
- Amanda Watson, Marketing Director (Portage, IN)
"I’d really like to give a shout-out to our maintenance techs over at Centennial: John Ledsinger, Maintenance Supervisor, Paul Carr, Engineer, Andy Rank, Engineer, and Marvin Anderson, Engineer, (Nashville, TN). Not only were they hardworking throughout life before Covid, but once the quarantine began, they didn’t complain about having to show up under the conditions they were facing. It’s been a struggle with all of the PPE required, changes to schedules, and how they’ve had to get in and out of suites throughout the day, but they’ve carried more than their normal share of weight and learned to adapt as we move through the unknown. They’ve been there every time I’ve called over the last five months in a bind because of Covid-19 related issues, willing to jump in. It’s a really unique feeling to know that you’ve got four guys who will stand up to the plate, even during a pandemic. But Paul, John, Andy and Marvin have kept our campus safe and sound. Thank you!"
-  Anonymous