DEVELOPING AND MANAGING THE FUTURE OF APARTMENT HOME LIVING
March 2018
Dear FJG Family, 
We recently launched an exciting prelude campaign honoring our 5-year Anniversary on May 1st. Each week over the next five weeks we will be showcasing each of our Core Values to you and our customers. I would like to personally challenge each of you to demonstrate our Core Values and follow along as we celebrate TFJG's past, present and future. Follow along using #TFJG5

I encourage you to continue nominating your fellow peers for "Be The Solution" so that we can showcase their commitment to excellence within the multifamily industry. 

I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Easter weekend and look forward to celebrating soon! 

Sincerely,

 
Taylor Franklin 
FJG PromotionsPromotions
Due to their ambition and motivation to "Be The Solution" for The Franklin Johnston Group, the following team members were recently promoted. Please help us congratulate...  
  • Jacquelyn Bell, Assistant Community Manager, Heritage Forest
  • Karen Brown, Assistant Community Manager, Somerset at Town Center
  • Erin Hymans, Community Manager, Sharps Landing
  • Harrison Jones, Maintenance Supervisor, Preston Trails
  • Antonio Bond, Maintenance Supervisor, Clairmont at Campostella
  • Jo-Kay Snow, Compliance Support  Specialist , Corporate 
TFJG Anniversary Prelude Campaign #TFJG5TFJG5
Check out the exciting prelude campaign that was launched this month to honor our 5-year anniversary on May 1st. 
Welcome, Cypress Grove VillaT
The Franklin Johnston Group was selected to manage 814-unit Cypress Grove Apartments located in Lauderhill, Florida. Eight miles inland from Ft. Lauderdale beach, the community offers affordable one and two bedroom rental residences. The community itself is nestled among towering, historic cypress trees, and features amenities such as resort-style pool, volleyball court, and even a large play area of kids.  Welcome to the team: Erika Tinjica, Samuel Cuevas, Wagner Arango, Latonya Luster, Jornel Torres, Noli Eclarinal, Jean Jeanty, Timothy Hawkins, Clodin Bell, Jermaine Hopkins, Redzer Hopkins, TheAndre Davis, Emilia Rivera, Wilson Bastien, Charles Williams, Christine Francis, Porsha Morgan, Lemott Hodges, Ishmeal brown, Seane McFarlin. 

#TFJGROUP team "making something happen" at Cypress Grove
Jeans for JT Jeans
Each year, TFJG proudly participates in fundraising to support the JT Walk. We celebrate our efforts at the JT Walk & Beach Party held in October. Each week, until the JT Walk & Beach Party in October, onsite Team Members will be permitted to wear jeans on Fridays by making a $5 donation each time you choose to wear JEANS for JT!

Please share your team photos to marketing@tfjgroup.com 
Extraordinary ExperiencesOnlineReviews- Customer Loyalty Shout Out
High fives to our team members at Greenwich Village in Virginia Beach, VA for their outstanding customer service. A resident recently sent in a review and said, " I have been a resident close to 3 years and there is a reason for that. Jesse and Aimee are very attentive to the needs of the residents. The property is clean and kept up both inside and out. Anytime a maintenance issue is required, the staff is always prompt and professional. This is the first time I have experienced "apartment" living and I have been pleased with it every step of the way. The current staff should be commended on their professionalism, caring and response to the residents. I recommend Greenwich Village any chance I get." - Verified Resident

TFJG Marketing Workshop
The TFJG Marketing team: Chris Beckwith-Taylor, Mary Mitchum, and Erin Barger recently hosted a marketing workshop featuring multifamily expert and renowned presenter, Kristi Fickert from 30 Lines Digital Marketing. The topic of the event was "Selling via Social Media and SEO Bootcamp." The live webinar workshop was for Portfolio Managers, Community Managers, Assistant Community Managers, and Leasing Specialists, to learn about how to get more traffic and leases and how they can positively make an impact on social media an SEO.  
River House at ODU Off Campus Housing Fair
New to the Norfolk area? Looking for off-campus housing? The team at River House partnered with Old Dominion University and The City of Norfolk to help students seek off-campus housing at their off-campus housing fair.

Jenny Humphries & Hannah Childrey
Be the Solution Winners Solution
Congratulations to the following team members for taking extraordinary measures to  Be the Solution  at their communities: 

Willie Chapel, Maintenance Supervisor, Southern Pine
Willie was nominated by Christen Faatz, VP of Operations and Melissa Pullin, Operations System Specialist, after they received a compliment from a vendor relationship at Leonardo. His attentiveness, desire to learn, and positive attitude made him stand out as an excellent employee and an even better leader. Jillian Curlee, National Sales Executive at Leonardo, wrote: "He made my day today. He started it out this morning making me smile! I have no idea if he's a good employee, but he sure seemed like he would be. He was on the call on-time, started up his webcam, was "present" throughout the call, asked questions - just awesome!" 

Niketa Washington, Community Manager, Chester Village
Niketa was nominated by her Portfolio Manager, Diana Cruz, for her professionalism and dedication to the team and residents at Chester Village. Diana wrote "Niketa is dedicated to her residents and consistently goes above and beyond. Recently Chester experience a difficult time when the cable system went out for the entire community. To make things worse, it was during the Winter Olympics. Needless to say, there were 163 disgruntled households with many questions. But Niketa's professionalism, passion, and understanding for her residents, patience, and dedication guided everyone through the storm. Only one Customer Service call throughout the entire event and that was comment on how well Niketa and her team were working with everyone to resolve the situation. 

Gloria Harrison, Vice President of Business Management, Corporate
Gloria was nominated by an anonymous employee for her dependability and dedication to TFJG. They wrote: "As long as I have been working for TFJG, Gloria has always been the absolute go-to person. She is always willing to help no matter how much she currently has on her plate. She takes on project after project without hesitation and does so with ease. She is one of the most knowledgeable in the business and is extremely dependable whenever I have a question. I am thankful for Gloria and all that she brings to TFJG!"

George Loynachan, Maintenance Supervisor, Aquia 15
George was nominated by the entire Aquia 15 team for his strong work ethic and dedication to the team and residents at Aquia 15. The team wrote: "George goes above and beyond for all residents and does things for them that wouldn't be expected of him. No matter the time of the day if there is an issue George makes sure to fix the problem. The community loves him!"
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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
Stay informed on TFJG construction progress for all new developments by watching our live construction cameras.  Click here to watch us grow!
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:
  • Aaron Kuykendall
  • Alvaro Arauz
  • Amarillis Rivera
  • Angelina Martinez
  • Baryalay Ahmadzai
  • Charles Williams
  • Craig Andolina
  • Edward Grant
  • Jennifer Lucero
  • Jonathan Pleickhardt
  • Kayla Ferdiani
  • Kierra Hall
  • Michael Griffin
  • Patricia Bracy
  • Raphael Gaskin
  • Rebecca Clark
  • Redzer Lima
  • Richard Barber II
  • Rosalia Jordan
  • Rosalind Alexander
  • Samuel Cuevas
  • Seane McFarlin
  • Shanice Harrison
  • Stacey Preston
  • Warrenell Jackson
  • Yelmy Nimbley
Community Spotlight
Sea Pines | VA Beach
Within minutes from the oceanfront, Sea Pines Apartments provides an incredibly versatile location convenient to Hilltop and Lynnhaven shopping areas, military installations, First Colonial Schools, and the greatest restaurants and entertainment. The community offers studio, one and two bedroom apartments. 
ACE Awards
The ACE awards is the Hampton Roads Apartment Council's industry awards program that recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of apartment professionals and apartment communities in the Hampton Roads area. This year, Sharps Landing Apartments received the Honorable Mention Community of The Year award. Congratulations!

Banyan Grove Spring Eggstravaganza
Banyan Grove Apartments hosted their 1st Annual Spring Eggstravanza Community Egg hunt. All ages participated in the hunt as well as egg coloring. 

Paint Night at River House & Greenwich Village Apartments
The teams at River House and Greenwich Village partnered with Paint Nite to bring residents in for an afternoon of wine and canvas painting. The residents were guided through two lively hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing till their cheeks hurt. The best part? You didn't have to be an artist to have an amazing time. 

Ice Cream Social Somerset Pointe
I scream, you Scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! Somerset Pointe in Gainvesville treated their residents to a ice cream social. 

Easter Weekend at Spring Water Apts
Fun things happening at Spring Water Apartments in Virginia Beach! The team is getting ready for the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. The event will have light refreshments and Easter baskets for the kids to decorate before the hunt begins!

The Orchards Resident Event
Residents at The Orchards at Belleville Harbour recently enjoyed a Cracker Barrell Excursion.