December 2018
Dear FJG Family, 
With the holidays upon us and 2018 drawing to a close, it's a great time to reflect on this unforgettable year. I recognize that we wouldn't be where we are without the contributions made by each and every one of our team members. The company has thrived because of your hard work and dedication. I am grateful for your tremendous efforts and wish you all a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year. 


Taylor Franklin 
Year in Review 2018Year
Before we head into a new year, join us in reminiscing on an incredible year at The Franklin Johnston Group. Heartfelt thanks to TFJG's leadership, committee members, and site teams who ensured the success of this company in 2018. 
TFJG 2018 Year In Review
TFJG PromotionsPromotions
Please help us congratulate our team members who have been promoted within The Franklin Johnston Group in 2018. Your determination and commitment are very much appreciated. 

Holiday Party - Hilton Norfolk The MainHoliday
We believe our team members are the BEST in the industry. Every year, The Franklin Johnston Group recognizes the most outstanding communities and professionals on going above and beyond. This year, we had the opportunity to give out six prestigious awards to those who are truly committed to preserving TFJG culture, and we would like to take a moment to applaud each recipient again on their hard work:
Community of the Year (Affordable): Arbor Lake
Community of the Year (Market-Rate) : The Summer House
Community Manager of the Year:  Stephanie Lett
"Dan K. Thomas" Service Manager of the Year:  Avery Rouse
Above & Beyond : Jose Velasco & Aaron Kuykendall
WCF Award:  Rhonda Mixer

Holiday Video - Celebrating 5 Years Video
Team members who have been with the company for a while have expressed their most memorable moment & advice they would give to everyone at TFJG in this year's holiday video. 
2018 TFJG Holiday v3
2018 TFJG Holiday Video
Joy To The World - Salvation Army Angel Tree
Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning.TFJG was a proud sponsor of The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program which provides new clothing for children. Angel Trees' are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the age of a child, gender, and clothing size. The company supported three Angel Tree children. Thank you to all for the generous contributions ($2,000+) and support of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Thousands of children will find gifts waiting under their Christmas trees this year. 
Be the Solution Winners Solution
Congratulations to the following team members for taking extraordinary measures to  Be the Solution  at their communities: 

Craig Dorler, Debt & Equity Manager, TFJG Corporate Office in Virginia Beach
Craig was nominated by our Development Administrative Assistant, Kayla Ferdiani. Kayla wrote: "He has always been so helpful with me since I started here. Usually when he is training me on something new I have no idea what he is talking about. While I look at him like he has 3 heads, he doesn't get angry or upset. Instead, he is patient with me and will explain it different ways for me to understand. I know that I can ask him any questions without hesitation. It seems like our development team is always adding something to his plate & he accomplishes each task without a complaint. He is a true team player and is a great part of our development team". 

Etavis Dawson, Maintenance Technician, River House Apartments 
Etavis was nominated by his Community Manager, Jenny Humphries. Jenny wrote: "Etavis always has a positive attitude and never says he can't do something. He is always willing and eager to learn new things. Etavis has truly stepped up in his role and taken on extra work with no hesitation. We just hired a new maintenance tech who started Monday, and he is now also training him. I just really appreciate him so much and am thankful to have him here at River House. He is a true team player and has really made this transition so much smoother. We are exited to see him promote to Maintenance Supervisor in the near future. 

Pam Jennings, Community Manager, The Crossings at Heritage
Pam was nominated by The Crossings at Heritage Leasing Specialist, Cindy Davis. Cindy wrote: "Working and managing a senior property has its own set of dynamics - unique joys and challenges. Any given day, you might find yourself following an ambulance that just whizzed by, running to rescue of a resident (a stroke survivor) that needs a little help down the clubhouse stairs but won't ask for it, planning parties that seniors would enjoy, fielding questions that only seniors would ask, setting up for a Bingo game.... playing a Bingo game, to name a few. I've seen Pam Jennings do them all. But here's a little something she's done and continues to do for me: Since many of our senior residents don't communicate by email or choose to have internet, any communication we send out most be hand-delivered to all 120 units, put in their doors, one unit at a time. Any given month, this communication could be a filter change notice, a hurricane or winter alert, a newsletter, an event update, etc. Since I came on board many months ago, I've been in physical therapy for an ongoing knee issue. Normally it would be my job to help with notices, but Pam has insisted to deliver all of them. She claims that she truly enjoys walking the property, and mingling with residents. I claim that she is a "super women" and that her "going the extra mile" has "been the solution". 

Warrenell Jackson, Accounts Payable Manager, Corporate Office
Warrenell is an extremely hardworking individual. Whenever I ask for something, she never hesitates to help, and I can always depend on her to complete the project with urgency. On top of that, she has an incredible attitude! She is a ray of sunshine here at the office. Hearing her greet her TFJG teammates and seeing her infectious smile is refreshing. I know I'm not the only one thankful for her hard work! We appreciate you so much, Warrenell. 
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In This Issue
Executive Leaders
Mission Statement
At The Franklin Johnston Group, our innovative team embraces excellence while creating communities that tell a unique story. We develop and manage with uncompromising standards, and value career growth earning us the coveted reputation as a preferred employer. The Franklin Johnston Group is the future of apartment home living.
Watch Us Grow
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TFJG Team Members

Our people make a difference in everything we do and are truly the secret to our success. Join us in welcoming the newest members of The Franklin Johnston Group:
  • Adrain Jameson
  • Claudine Torres
  • Katy Rothenberg
  • Kaylan Johnson
  • Keith Perry
  • Marion Payne
  • Ronda Coleman
  • Sheniqua Turner
  • Terence Miller
Community Spotlight
North Oaks Landing
Nestled in the heart of North Raleigh, North Oaks Landing offers beautifully renovated apartment homes in a tranquil, tree-lined community. Not only is North Oaks Landing near great schools and several major employers, we're just minutes from shopping and fine dining at North Hills and Triangle Town Center. 

Joy to the World 
Toys for Tots
For the month of December, The Crossings at Heritage in North Carolina was on a mission to get new unwrapped toys for U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots. The goal was to collect lots of toys to help give gifts to children who are less fortunate in their community. 
The River House Annual Ugly Sweater Holiday Party
'Tis the season to spread a little laughter and joy! The River House team  in Norfolk spread holiday cheer at their annual ugly sweater holiday party. The event featured cookie decorating, holiday craft stations, entertainment, and much, much more! 

The Summer House Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Decorated Gingerbread houses have been a long standing tradition for many families. The Summer House residents were able to get together and create beautiful masterpieces.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town 
Santa Claus made an early appearance for all the residents at    Somerset Pointe in Gainesville, VA. He was checking his list, and checking it twice. 

'Tis The Season
Have you noticed the holiday decorations at TFJG communities? We love to make our communities a brighter place for residents during the holiday season.