Employee Spotlight – Jess Cooper

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Name: Jess Cooper

Job Title: Assistant Leasing Manager, The View

How long have you been with Homestead? Approximately 7 months!

What were you doing before Homestead? Getting my BA in Psychology and working as a Leasing Consultant and a Barista!

Where are you originally from? Calvert County, Maryland

What are your favorite hobbies? Singing and doing makeup

What you most likely to tell your 13 old self? Aim higher and be more carefree!

If you could have coffee with three people, dead or alive, who would it be? My Grandma, Melissa McCarthy (I have dreams that we’re best friends), Jimmy Fallon

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Foreigner – My High School choir got to sing on stage with them in 10th grade!

What is your dream vacation? Italy or France (for the food!)

What is the one thing you can’t live without? Coffee and laughter (I can’t choose)

What is your proudest moment at HA/HU? It is hard for me to pick a singular moment that makes me proud to work with HA/HU and The View. I get to work with a great team who is always supportive and motivating! I believe we fully and accurately execute what we are selling and the positive feedback that we get from our residents truly reflects that! Working for a company with that kind of integrity is what makes me most proud.


People on the Move

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Homestead is continuing to grow and we take pride in promoting within! Over the last several weeks some of our employees have made some exciting career changes. Congratulations to Ally and Jess and a warm welcome to our new hires Qiletha and Nikki!!


The 2018 Homestead MVP Winners

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The company continues to grow and it wouldn’t be possible without the Homestead Team Members providing the best resident life experience possible. This year, we honored those that went gone above and beyond 2017. Nominees were voted by their co-workers and it was tough decision with a lot of competition.

This year’s winners were: 
Amanda Heintzelman 2017 MVP-Multi-Site Leasing
Majid Nosrati 2017 MVP Maintenance Supervisor, Hampton Woods
Shana Osborne Huddleston 2017 Employee of the Year


Employee Spotlight: Jose Lopez

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Jose Lopez

Name: Jose Lopez
Job Title: Leasing Consultant
Property: The Ranch at Star Pass

1.) How long have you been with Homestead?: 4 years going for my 5th this upcoming January.

2.) What were you doing before Homestead?: I was back home in Douglas going to school and working at a restaurant as a delivery guy.

3.) Where are you originally from?: Agua Prieta, Mexico.

5.) What is your favorite hobby?: Going out on hikes with my dog and my newest is playing golf.

6.) What would you most like to tell your 13 year old self?: Be patient, and take as many naps as you can before college. 

7.) If you could have coffee with three people, dead or alive, who would it be? Randy Johnson, Jonah Hill, and Megan Fox

8.) Who is the most famous person you have ever met?: I saw Shaquille O’Neal once at a U of A game.

9.) What is your dream vacation?: Ride a camel around the pyramids of Egypt

10.) What is the one thing, you can’t live without?: My dog!.

11.) What is your proudest moment at HA/HU? Taking over the property’s new lock system back when were short staffed on maintenance. I’ve been the key master ever since then. And of course every time I make best friends matching roommates.


Angie’s Corner: The New Year Ahead

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How the new year will turn out is entirely up to you. The attitude you bring, the determination you have, the goals you set all will result in the type of year that you will have. So let your attitude be positive, your determination be strong, and regarding your goals don’t just set them, take action every day to achieving them.

Angie Tsitouris is the Director of First Impressions at Homestead. Each month she will share a little life wisdom.


Helix Wins the Download the App Contest!

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Pictured above is The Helix Team celebrating as they hear the news that they won the Tap that App Contest. (Not pictured is Austin Lewis…or is he?)

The Download the App Smack Down Contest has come to a close. Helix in Starkville, Mississippi, blew up the scene with a 17% increase from week one and a total of 39% downloads for their community. That’s over 250 downloads in just a few weeks. Their teamwork and innovative marketing efforts is what separated them from the pack. “This app has been the game change we were looking for.” said Shannon Latsko, Leasing and Marketing Manager at University Village.

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