Developing and managing the future of apartment living
July 2015
Dear FJG Family, 
The past thirty days have been very exciting! We are steadily finishing up MRI X and beginning to adapt the software into our culture. It is exhilarating to be on the cutting edge of multifamily technology.
During the third week of July, the most prestigious business newspaper in Hampton Roads known as Inside Business has awarded our company as one of the best places to work. Around 40 or so associates went to the luncheon where Tom Johnston and I accepted the award. The Franklin Johnston Group would never have had any chance on winning the award without the dedication of each and every one of you. Thank you for all that you do to help create the culture that allows the company to be a great place to work.
As I mentioned in a recent email that went out to the entire company; I have made it my mission to visit every community by the end of the year. The past two days I have traveled to all of our beautiful communities in Northern Virginia. It is truly amazing to see how well all of the team members interact with each other. During my visit, I had a very special moment with Gabe Campbell. He is a very talented and charismatic maintenance engineer at The Abbey & Devon at South Riding. As many of you know, my favorite thing to do at the properties is to challenge you with the core values and see how you are living by them. Unfortunately, Gabe refused my normal $100 bet but recited the core values perfectly. Keep up the great work! See you soon!


Taylor Franklin 
Best Place to Work
The Franklin Johnston Group is very pleased to be named a Best Place to Work in Hampton Roads by Inside Business. Our company launched in 2013 with a profile of 38 properties and 5,500 residential units. Now, TFJG owns and manages more than 10,000 units and 59 properties throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. Our innovative team embraces excellence while creating communities that each tell a unique story. We develop and manage with uncompromising standards. We value career growth earning the coveted reputation as a preferred employer. The Franklin Johnston Group, the future of apartment home living.
The Woodlands at Phoebus - Now Open
The Woodlands at Phoebus in Hampton, Virginia is officially open! The charming community offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments for residents 62 and better. Residents can choose from a variety of activities to accommodate their social calendar. Exercise in the fitness room, free internet access in the library, or visiting with friends in the community room. The Woodlands offers residents comfortable living space and convenience.
151 Old Buckroe Rd, Hampton, VA 23663
Caught In The Act
Sarah Southerland, Senior Community Manager at Tanglewood Lake Apartments said, "Jeff Pitzer and Tim Story at Tanglewood Lake demonstrated an impressive act of customer service which made me extremely proud to have them not only on my team but also to work alongside them at The Franklin Johnston Group."

Recently due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, the team had to relocate some of their new residents within the community. The residents moved in about a month prior and had just finished settling in when an emergency forced the team to have to move the residents out. They hired a local moving company to move their furniture and large objects. The morning of the relocation day, Sarah Southerland mentioned, "Jeff and Tim entered the apartment and took pictures and made note of every detail within the residents' apartment, down to the placement of the toothpaste, Jeff and Tim watched the movers closely, paying special attention to how they handled the residents belongings so nothing would be damaged during the transition. Then, they went and unpacked the residents' things themselves and set everything back up exactly how it had been in the prior apartment including placing the razor next to the shaving cream and hanging their pictures back on the wall for them."

Thank you, Jeff Pitzer and Tim Story for your dedication and workmanship at Tanglewood Lake! We appreciate your hard work and attention to detail while delivering uncompromised customer service.  

Knowledge: Learning Empowers...Ask!

Our knowledgeable team members are dedicated to learning. We are very thankful to have A.J. Johnson teach our members the importance of Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Mr. Johnson is the President of A.J. Johnson Consulting Services, Inc., a full service real estate consulting firm specializing in due diligence and asset management issues, with a particular emphasis on properties utilizing the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

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In This Issue
Executive Leaders
Mission Statement
At The Franklin Johnston Group, our innovative team embraces excellence while creating communities which tell unique stories. We develop and manage with uncompromising standards. We value career growth earning the coveted reputation as a preferred employer. The Franklin Johnston Group, the future of apartment home living.
Core Values
Commitment -

Our passion is people!

Knowledge -

Learning empowers...ASK!

Teamwork -

Make something happen!

Character -

Work like no one is watching.

Communicate -

Honestly and respectfully.

Balance -

Enjoy life...

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Featured Community
Gables Court Apartments in Peachtree City, GA is a beautiful community nestled among the trees along 91 miles of golf cart trails. The apartments and townhomes emphasize a lifestyle of comfort and convenience. Gables Court offers exceptional amenities that include state of the art fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool with sundeck, lighted tennis court, and free golf cart charging stations.
Make Their Day!
Community Manager, Saundra Beltz at Denbigh Village in Newport News was caught "FISHing". Sandra surprised her two team members with a special award on Monday morning. Jasmine and Elizabeth came into work with a surprise pack of hi-lighters with uplifting messages on them. One of the messages was "You are the highlight of Denbigh Village." What a wonderful idea to make their day!
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Our team members make a difference in everything we do and truly are the secret to our success. We are proud to announce new TFJG team members that have joined us this month:

  • Crystal Nova Andrews
  • Sheila Bazemore
  • Saundra Beltz
  • Ronald Feliciano
  • James Holley
  • Karen Lloyd
  • Heather Niegos
  • Melissa Pullin
  • Lateefah Stevenson
  • Rahzheena Steward
  • Cynthia Todd
  • Jesse Tyree
  • Vincent McLendon
  • Milton Howard
  • Justin Henry
Living the Core Values
Our communities in Northern Virginia have been FISHing around to their residents. The maintenance team decided to hand deliver all of the packages that were received in the office. A special thank you and a job well done to our maintenance teams! Great job living by FISH!
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