2017 Race for the Cure • Donna & Cheryl’s Crusaders

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Homestead America HVAC Training

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Our very own Brandon Bradley, Maintenance Supervisor for Shaker Square, put together an HVAC training class for the HA maintenance team. They learned quite a bit including transitioning from R22 to 427A and 410A. Michael Fisher helped with the 410A training. Afterward lunch was sponsored by Chadwell Supply and invited all Maintenance Supervisors and Community Managers.




The Quest for the Ben Franklin Award Begins!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Spring cleaning at Homestead America!

The 9th annual Ben Franklin contest was kicked off in style. As last year’s winner, the Team at Shaker Square took the ball and (wrapped it in saran wrap) and ran with it.  A great team building day was had by all!

The kickoff marks the official start of our industry’s busy leasing season.  The Ben Franklin contest is a fun way of appreciating all the hard work that goes into preparing our sites for the season.  We pride ourselves on providing the best resident life experience possible and that often starts with curb appeal.  We want our residents to appreciate a beautiful place to come home to and our guests to feel at home and want to make their new home with us.

Thus, the dawn of the Ben Franklin contest!  In June awards will be given for Best Curb Appeal and for Best Team Effort so stay tuned!

Good luck everyone!


Photos: New RLC at The Ranch at Star Pass

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The Resident Life Center at The Ranch at Star Pass had it’s grand opening and Summer kickoff party to eager residents on Saturday, April 22. The project included upgrades to the Computer Lab, Private Study Rooms, Fitness Center and Tanning booth. An Out-R-In Game Room equipped with garage door windows that open to the pool to create an open and relaxing atmosphere for the residents. A yoga studio with Fitness-OnDemand was also added to accommodate the growing demand for more health-conscious activities.



Employee Spotlight: Mandy Heintzelman

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Name: Mandy Heintzelman

Job Title: Multi-Site Leasing Professional

Property: Homestead America

1.) How long have you been with Homestead?: Since August, 2016

2.) What were you doing before Homestead?: Working at an online clothing company.

3.) Where are you originally from?: Whitehall, Ohio

5.) What are your two favorite hobbies?: Coffee with friends and exploring new places.

6.) What would you most like to tell your 13 year old self?: “Failure is not the opposite of success, it is part of success.”

7.) If you could have coffee with three people, dead or alive, who would it be? Matt Chandler (Pastor, The Village Church author), My late father, and Joanna Gaines (Fixer Upper).

8.) Who is the most famous person you have ever met?: Ralphie May, he performed at OSU.

9.) What is your dream vacation?: Galway, Ireland. To my great grandparents’ estate

10.) What is the one thing, you can’t live without?: Coffee!!! and bakeries.

11.) What is your proudest moment at HA/HU? My first lease. I was excited and they were happy to have a great new home!


Photos: 2017 CAA Expo at Hollywood Casino

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The team swarmed the Hollywood Casino in red again this year for the 2017 CAA Expo. The Monopoly themed event was a success and a great opportunity for our leasing and maintenance managers to connect with vendors. “The bus ride over to El Vaquero was a great opportunity for me to bond with the Homestead team members. I’m looking forward to next year’s expo!” said Shannon Latsko of University Village.



The View Monthly Leasing Contest

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Dana Donofrio and Jeana Spearly at the view held a leasing contest for the ACEs at The View in State College. 

Angela Yockey has already hit that goal with 31 leases signed and 2 days remaining in the contest! Angela is graduating and will be leaving us in a few short days and we are SO sad to see her go. She is a huge asset to our team, as you can tell!

For Outreach:

The most yes prospects collected in a week (with a minimum of 20 to qualify) will win $100. Last week Emily Hamilton our SLC got 33 prospects and won the $100!!

For Leases:

Whoever gets the most leases for the entire month wins MVP. Winner receives a paid day off. 

For Part Time ACE’s: They received a monthly goal of 30 leases and if they hit that goal they win $300 ON TOP of their regular commission!

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