November 2019
Dear FJG Family, 
As we head into Thanksgiving week, I find myself taking a step back and reflecting on what  
I am thankful for.
Among the many, I am primarily thankful for our talented and hard working group of team members. After Multifamily Leadership announced that The Franklin Johnston Group was named #5 Best Place to Work Multifamily, I couldn't be more proud of each and every one of you. I am truly humbled to know that we've created a workplace where our team members can thrive and succeed while enjoying what they do. Thank you for your dedication and the hard work you put in to make The Franklin Johnston Group so amazing. Without your commitment and high standards, we would not be the thriving company we are today.
I would also like to take this time to thank our clients and our partners for trusting us as we continue to grow together. We are honored to work alongside you.  
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Taylor Franklin  

TFJG Promotionspromotions
Please help us congratulate our team members who have been promoted within The Franklin Johnston Group this month. Your determination and commitment are very much appreciated.  

MacArthur Vincent - Maintenance Supervisor, Arbor Lake

Benirys Ocasio - Maintenance Tech, Orchard Grove


Christen Faatz promoted to Senior Vice President Corporate  
Finance & Accounting srvp
The Franklin Johnston Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Christen Faatz to Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Accounting.

In this new role, Christen will assume leadership responsibility for all of TFJG's internal financial activities including treasury/banking, cash management, financial reporting and planning, audit/tax and various other corporate finance and accounting functions.  

Christen's deep understanding of all aspects of TFJG's business combined with her exceptional communication, organization, planning and analytical skills make her the ideal person to lead this area as the organization continues to evolve. 

TFJG Awarded Best Places to Work Multifamily®! bestplace
Last week Multifamily Leadership announced the 2020 "Best Places to Work Multifamily®" and The Franklin Johnston Group is number five, nationally! Check out the article here! 
The assessment process evaluated TFJG's employee policies and procedures as well as responses from our employees. We are beyond grateful that our owners and company leaders have established and consistently fostered an outstanding workplace environment for our team members!  
Rian Cuthriell & Gloria Harrison accept TFJG's award in Scottsdale, Arizona! 

Be the Solution Winners Solution

Congratulations to the following team members for taking extraordinary measures to
Be the Solution at their communities:
Emily Conley, Payroll & Benefits Coordinator  
Aaron Kuykendall, Operations Analyst wrote: "Last week the entire company was affected by direct deposit issues. I can only imagine the amount of emails, texts or phone calls Emily received to start the day but she never wavered. She came into the office and got right to work assessing the situation and trying to find a quick resolution.   
She exhibited grace under pressure, showed an immeasurable amount of character and for this I think she should be considered for the 'Be The Solution' honor."
Chris Cartwright, Maintenance Supervisor at Mayfair Apartments
Christopher was nominated by Senior Community Manager, Mike Ellrich!  
Mike wrote: "Chris Cartwright is the Solution!  Chris began as Maintenance Supervisor last month at Mayfair Apartments, and every day since has arrived to work with a smile and positive attitude ... no matter what the situation has been ... and there have been a few!
He has stepped up to the demands of taking over a new property by working long days, including evenings and weekends.  Chris quickly began re-building resident relationships by addressing several deferred maintenance issues and delivering excellent customer service.Chris has proven to be both knowledgeable and very dependable in the few short weeks that he has worked at Mayfair."  
Claudia Autore, Staff Accountant
Claudia was nominated by Accounting Manager, Tymesha Hargis. Tymesha wrote: "Since coming on board with TFJG Claudia has exhibited her strong accounting skills, she digs in and researches which is much needed in the accounting department.  She also takes initiative to jump in and help others on the team.  Claudia has a quiet and joyful attitude and shares that with the team.  Claudia definitely works like no one is watching.  She is always up for a challenge and eager to work.  She truly cares about her work and producing accurate and timely financial statements.  She makes a great contribution to the TFJG team to strengthen the department as we continue to grow."

Katie Wells , Assistant Community   
Manager at Springhouse
Katie was nominated by Springhouse Community Manager, Saundra Beltz.
Saundra wrote:"Katie exudes the core value Teamwork; she is always positive, outgoing and upbeat and always wants the best for any property she is assisting.  From the time that Katie started with TFJ she was sent to work at properties to assist when needed.  She always did it without hesitation and never complained at all.  Just recently with the sale of Springhouse she has stepped in when needed to wear many hats and to also help with a property in Norfolk.  With splitting her time between 2 properties she has never hesitated and looks forward to her time at both locations.  When a resident or coworker needs anything she will always go above and beyond for them.  Katie is an asset to Springhouse and makes a difference every day!" 

Check out our  Careers Page  to see what The Franklin Johnston 
Group has to offer and to view our open positions in your area!
In This Issue
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.
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:

Tierra Alvin
Shaneeda Barnes
Leia Boggs
George Bridges
Pearl Brooks
Alvin Brown
Sharronda Caston-Hill
Stephanie Colasanto
Brian Coley
Marvella Davis Whitenburg
Wilton Ferguson             
Michael Fletcher             
Tiffany Gentry  
Tracy Honore'   
Tyrone Hood     
Tiara Hunter      
Brian Jernigan  
Katlyn Lane        
Ezra Locke          
Brianna Moore-Cheeks
Britni Painter    
Melany Ramirez               
Shakema Stallings           
Sherlisa Vaughan

Community Impact Awards

TFJG was recognized during the 2019 CoVa BIZ Community Impact Awards, which highlights local businesses who are consistently and creatively making an impact in our community by giving back.
Giving back to our community and providing opportunities for our team members to give back has been important since the beginning and will continue to be a part of who we are!
Angie Lombardi,  
Gloria Harrison, Courtney Strait & Kevin Wooleyhan  
Busy Bees!

November was a busy month for TFJG and there's no slowing down as we go into the new year! With over 100 properties we need all hands on deck - even BEE The Solution was caught helping out!
Welcome to the
FJG Family!

We are proud to announce three new communities throughout Hampton Roads have joined the TFJG Family!
Portsmouth, VA  
Newport News, VA 
Training Time!

Marie Peace, our VP of Complaince conducted a training session at the Mid-Atlantic AHMA Conference in Richmond! Way to go, Marie! 
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!