This month, we're celebrating some significant developments in our hospitality portfolio, special recognition for our medical management team and our leadership, noteworthy growth of our property management function, and commendable community service contributions. Continue reading below for these and other updates.
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3rd WoodSpring Suites starts in Tinley Park
(Portage, Ind.) - Our Portage, Ind. office has begun construction of our Hospitality Group's third WoodSpring Suites extended-stay hotel. The four-story, 123 room hotel broke ground in May and is expected to open in January 2018. Holladay Construction Group is serving as the building's General Contractor. Learn more...
Hampton Inn Westfield celebrates Grand Opening
(Westfield, Ind.) - Our Hospitality division has been busy lately with two new hotels recently opening, one under construction and another one scheduled to break ground next month. On June 7, the team joined project partner Schahet Hotels, representatives from Holladay's Indianapolis office, hotel staff, and City of Westfield representatives at a Grand Opening celebration for our newest hotel. Enjoy photos from the event on our Facebook page.
From the World of Property Management
(Nashville, Tenn.) - Our medical office building management attended HCP Inc.'s annual conference in May where a number of Holladay staff members earned property management awards and special recognition. HCP, Inc. is one of the Holladay medical management team's largest clients and these awards represent a very high accomplishment for our company and our employees. The recognition also validates Holladay's reputation of excellence in medical office building management. Continue reading...
The Holladay winners were:
- High Score: Sara Madson, Kansas City, Mo. Satellite Office - Large Building Category
- High Score: Carol Harp, Orlando, Fla. Satellite Office - Small Building Category
- High Score: Henry Rodriguez, Miami, Fla. Satellite Office - Small Building Category
- High Score: Sue Frizzell, Tucson, Ariz. Satellite Office - Small Building Category
- Most Improved: Mary Gibson, Centennial Satellite Office - Large Building Category
- Most Improved: Catherine Hernandez, Miami, Fla. Satellite Office - Small Building Category
- Special Recognition - Accounting: Grace Peacock, Nashville, Tenn. Office
- Special Recognition - Construction: Ken Whitaker, Nashville, Tenn. Office
- Special Recognition - Above and Beyond: Kelly Vasquez, Winter Park, Fla. Satellite Office
(South Bend, Ind.) - Holladay Properties is excited to announce that Jeff Arthur has been confirmed as our newest Partner! As Senior Vice President of Holladay's Hospitality Group, Mr. Arthur is right in the middle of the action for our 10 open hotels, one currently under construction, and 2-3 more scheduled to break ground this year. With decades of management experience in an operating service business, he brings a very valuable skill set to Holladay's leadership. Congratulations, Mr. Arthur!
(Nashville, Tenn.) - Holladay Properties would like to congratulate Jeff Ottman, Partner and Executive Vice President of Operations for our Nashville office, who received Executive Masters in Real Estate and Construction from Denver University this month. Mr. Ottman has worked hard to earn this achievement, taking online classes and seminars, as well as occasional trips to the campus, while simultaneously maintaining his strong leadership role at Holladay. Way to go, Jeff!
(Portage, Ind.) - Holladay Properties has welcomed Scott Silcox to our Indiana Property Management team as a Maintenance Technician. Mr. Silcox works from the Portage office and will be servicing commercial tenants in the Northwest Indiana market. We are confident he is an excellent match for this position and will be a strong asset to the property management team. Welcome, Scott!
(Mishawaka, Ind.) - Kristofer Lykins, an employee of the Holladay Properties-owned Hampton Inn & Suites Mishawaka, was honored with a Faces of Tourism award by Visit South Bend Mishawaka. The 2017 Tourism Awards Reception was held on May 31 and recognizes organizations and individuals who have positively influenced the visitor experience in St. Joseph County. Congratulations, Kristofer!
Holladay in the Community
(South Bend, Ind.) - Holladay Properties had a team at the 2017 Sunburst Races, benefiting the Child Life Services at Beacon's Children Hospital. A group of nine employees and their friends and family tackled what is considered a premier running event in the Midwest. Find out how they did in our latest blog post. Continue reading...
(South Bend, Ind.) - At Holladay Properties, giving back to the community has always been a top priority. The desire to serve others was clearly represented at the South Bend office's 2017 Blood Drive. On June 6, members of Holladay staff and neighboring downtown businesses gathered together to donate blood to the South Bend Medical Foundation, in an effort to save the lives of those in need in our community. With 17 accepted donations, the Holladay-hosted Blood Drive collected 14 units. "That is 42 lives saved in our community!" Remarked Erin Noonan, Blood Donor Recruitment Specialist for the South Bend Medical Foundation
(South Bend, Ind.) - Holladay Properties is proud to welcome Federal-Mogul, as they move into their space at the Ontario Building located at 5435 Dylan Drive in South Bend, Ind. Renovations to the 89,563 industrial suite were recently completed by Holladay Construction Group, and the Property Management division is looking forward to working with the new tenants for many years to come.
(South Bend, Ind.) - On June 2, Mayor Pete Buttigieg attended a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the American National Red Cross, at 220 West Colfax Avenue in South Bend. Several Holladay Properties employees were in attendance as the tenants expressed their excitement about their new, downtown facility. "The move to downtown South Bend - Holladay Properties' Colfax Place office building - is a 'coming home' for the Red Cross headquarters in this region," said President and CEO of Holladay Properties, John Phair. " They have had several locations in the county over the last 75 years, but started out downtown and have now returned. We are delighted they picked this premier building for their headquarters."
(Nashville, Tenn.) - Our medical office building management division is pleased to announce additional leasing assignments with Physicians Realty Trust, a healthcare real estate investment trust leases healthcare properties to physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers. The new accounts with this growing healthcare firm are located in Spring Hill, Tenn. and the Orlando area.
Recognizing our People in the Community
(Columbia, Mo.) - Candace Kebert is a Property Manager at Holladay's Columbia, Mo. Management Office. She is the Chairperson for Columbia's chapter of HDSA - Huntington's Disease Society of America.
HDSA is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by Huntington's disease, an incurable, genetically transmitted degenerative disease. Huntington's disease affects the nervous system and impacts movement, thinking, and some aspects of personality.
"A number of family members including my father (its genetic) have suffered from and passed away from HD because there is no cure," Kebert said. "So, every year I organize a 5k run to raise money for research to find a cure and to raise awareness throughout the community."
The Team Hope Walk program is HDSA's signature fundraising campaign. This year's event took place on June 3 and raised almost $8,000 for research into Huntington's disease and support for affected people and their families.
For more information or to donate to HDSA, visit http://hdsa.org/.