May 2017
Dear FJG Family, 
If there is a mystery - our accounting department holds the answer. Their passion for problem solving and their drive to produce quality work is paramount to how we make decisions at TFJG. I want to personally highlight and thank each and every one of you.

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend, and I look forward to honoring our military at the 2017 Patriotic Festival this weekend.

Taylor Franklin 
TFJG Promotions

Due to their ambition and motivation to "Be the Solution" for The Franklin Johnston Group, t he following team members were recently promoted. Please help us congratulate:
  • Carleigh Doyle: Assistant Community Manager, River Run
  • Jose Mejia: Maintenance Supervisor, Crossings at Heritage

The Accounting Department
From the outside looking in, the Accounting Department is all about numbers. Their main responsibilities include producing accurate and timely financial reports, managing accounts payable, bank and petty cash reconciliations, preparing and maintaining general ledgers, escrow balances, and providing continuous support to Chief Financial Officer, Cherie James, and Controller, Marnie Bentley. However, their responsibilities do not end there. According to Accounting Manager, Kathy Johnson, it's all about interaction. " We work with site staff, regionals, operations, software support, human resources, and even marketing on a regular basis."

When asked about their favorite part of working in this department, their altruistic spirit for camaraderie in the work place was evident as each person expressed their grattitude for their team members.  "Our accountants aren't the monotone pencil pushers depicted in movies and sitcoms," says Property Accountant, Blake Huffman, "This group is by far the most vibrant and ambitious team that I've ever had the pleasure of working with." 

Everything we do comes back around to our Accounting Department - they are the heart of our company.

TFJG Corporate Picnic & Carnival 2017
Thank you for coming out!

NOVA Team Outing 
Once every quarter, Regional Manager, Matt McBroom, rewards his site teams in Northern Virginia with an afternoon away from the office. Because of their outstanding delinquency and financials in the first quarter, McBroom recognized the due diligence of his team members and treated them to an afternoon at a Nationals Baseball game. "Having the team together is a great morale booster and promotes a positive balance at work. They know the meaning of working hard." says McBroom.

Be the Solution Winners
Congratulations to the following team members for taking extraordinary measures to Be the Solution at their communities: 

Brian Lord : Maintenance Supervisor at Magnolia at Whitlock
Heading into summer and the notorious busy season for maintenance, Brian has maintained an extremely upbeat dedicated attitude. While Magnolia has continued to be a busy work load, Brian has managed to complete his work in enough time to help other properties in the area (even on his days off). His manager, Vickey Glover, nominated Brian for his great attitude, his wealth of knowledge in the business, and for always going above and beyond her expectations.  

Saundra Beltz : Community Manager at Springhouse 
Saundra was nominated by Joanna Bradford, the Leasing S pecialist at Springhouse Apartment Homes, for her great leadership and hard work. Joanna explained, "We are in the middle of renovations at our community and just celebrated our grand re-opening. As you can imagine, things have been hectic. Even with everything going on, Saundra is always in the middle of things helping to set organized and efficient plans into motion and put others at ease. She was painting the curbs to help our maintenance team and several residents personally thanked her for taking the time to make the property beautiful. She is never too busy to lend us a hand or teach us something new. Her job is strenuous and challenging, but she continuously lifts us up and offers her guiance. I cannot imagine how we would operate without her leading us, and she deserves recognition for all that she does."

Stephen Lewis : Maintenance Supervisor at Carolina Spring
Stephen was nominated by his manager, LaToya Jones, for his dedication and ability to exemplify TFJG core values every day. LaToya stated, "Stephen is a man of many talents; as a loving husband, father of 7 and grandpa to three. He exemplified the essence of all of the core values daily and always goes above and beyond for each one of the residents at Carolina Spring. However, I recently witnessed the most selfless thing ever! On May 16, there was a resident whose garbage disposal sprung a leak around 7:30 pm. I was working late when the lady came by to say that she needed to contact the on-call maintenance guy because the garbage disposal was leaking into her cabinet. I had to contact Stephen - who was not on call, but is the most experienced for this issue - he was at a Cub Scout meeting with his youngest son. Stephen gave me the instructions to contain the leak until he could get to the property. I went to the resident's home and told her that Stephen would be there shortly and he always honors his word. I did a follow up call with Stephen to make sure the issue was resolved. He said that he'd already been out to the property and corrected the issue. He is not only a great guy to work with, but he also works with speed and accuracy. Stephen Lewis has worked on this property for seven years, he is a kind soul and he would be a hard person to replace as it would take three people to do the work he does in one day."

Jorden Washington, Leasing Specialist at Park on Clairmont
Jorden was nominated by Audubon Briarcliff's community manager, Kimberly Dumas. "Audubon is currently having a very busy start to the summer and also down one team member in the leasing office. Jorden has offered to go out of his way to assist Audubon with leasing and has taken the task very well. He is committed to not only doing well for Park on Clairmont, but also to help lease up Audubon while they are short staffed. This is how our team works together here in Georgia with a big thanks to Jorden."

Don't forget to nominate your fellow team members for the chance to win TFJG's "Be the Solution" award. Send detailed nominations in to [email protected]. Winners are selected every Friday in 2017. 
*Upping the Ante - Be the Solution winners will now receive a $100 gift card and one paid day off! Send in your nominations today! 
Patriotic Festival

The Franklin Johnston Group is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Patriotic Festival. The Patriotic Festival celebrates THE MILITARY at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for three days of National Touring Artists Concerts, Military Expos and Boardwalk Displays. The concerts will be located on 5th Street and Oceanfront on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Visit for more details.
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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.
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... 
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:

  • Rosalind Alexander
  • Quintina Allison
  • Ashley Armstrong
  • Erin Barger
  • Philip Carr
  • Herbert Clay
  • Bria Cuffee
  • Jolene Decker
  • Jahmaika Edwards
  • Chandra Gallop
  • Kenneth Greene
  • Cindy Montes
  • Elizabeth Howlett
  • Davis Link
  • McKayla McCoy
  • Juan Mena
  • Yesfalem Negussia
  • David Norris
  • Tikesha Phillips
  • Jakeim Robertson
  • Chris Rodas-Lara
  • Delia Ross
  • Angela Speicher
  • Steven Steadman
  • Tara Tabri
  • Ni'gea Tuft-Williams
  • Anna Urquhart
  • David Watson
  • Bryan Whitehead

Featured Community

The Forrest Pines community offers recently renovated one, two and three bedroom apartments and one and two bedroom townhomes. Each modern, open-layout floor plan is suited for quality living in Newport News, VA. Show your support by liking your  sister community on  Facebook !
AIM 2017 Snapchat Video Awards

Videos continue to be crucial to creating a positive experience for prospective renters. Online video serves as a powerful tool to lure in those searching for their next apartment home. Thus, we are proud to announce that TFJG was awarded Runner Up in the "Make us LOL" video contest hosted by AIM. Thank you to all the site teams and corporate team members who starred in the creative Snapchat video produced by TFJG Marketing Department. 
South Hampton Roads United Way

United Way unites people and organizations to solve big problems together. They combine thousands of gifts, big and small, to make good things happen across all of our own communities.
The Franklin Johnston Groups United Way Campaign kicked off on May 15th in South Hampton Roads, Virginia Peninsula, National Capital Area and the Rappahannock Region and will be ending on June 9th.  In attempts to raise more money for United Way, the corporate office has held a Guac-Off, a Bake-Off and will be holding one last Dip-Off competition this Thursday.  The campaign has raised $8,415.50 so far.  Our goal is to make it to $10,000 by June 9th!  To find out how your team can get involved, contact HR Generalist, Courtney Strait.

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