Ashley Castle Takes Home Top Prize in February Leasing Contest!

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BIG CONGRATS to the following Homestead U properties for getting back on track for February and hitting their Year-To-Date target! Each member of these leasing teams received an additional $50, and the top leaser at each of these properties received $100. Special congratulations go to Ashley Castle at River Park for her 35 signed February leases! Ashley was the leader for the entire HU portfolio, and received an extra $100 for her hard work!


River Park – 100.43% of YTD goal
#1 Leaser: Ashley Castle with 35 leases
NorthPointe – 100% of YTD goal
#1 Leaser: Katie Miller
The Ranch at Star Pass – 100% of YTD goal
#1 Leaser: Adlih Garcia and Kelly Yarter tied with 26 leases each for the month
River Gate – 118.95% of YTD goal
Jazzma has something special in store for her team!

River Village Collaborates with Southeast Ohio Food Bank

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The Athens portfolio, River Park, River’s Edge, River Annex, and River Gate, have been hard at work giving back this holiday season. Jazzma Grim, Leasing and Marketing Manager for River Village, proudly reports:

“We collected 100 pounds of food for the Southeast Ohio Food Bank, PLUS we raised enough money to provide 175 meals to families within Athens county this Christmas! And to finish it off…we provided Christmas gifts to eight children! Great job everyone!”

RV Canned Food Drive[1]


Homestead U Welcomes Bob Freund as the New Community Manager at River Park

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B_FreundBob Freund joins the HU Team as the Community Manager of River Park on South Green in Athens, Ohio. Freund was born at Ft. Belvoir in Alexandria, Virginia. Freund has lived all around the globe including Germany, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, Illinois and then Ohio.

He earned his Master’s of Science from Rosen College at the University of Central Florida. There he won a research competition with a Customer Relationship Management project.

After receiving his degree, Freund went to work for the grand opening of Nickelodeon Family Suites in Orlando, Florida, as the Manager of Duty/Guest Relations Manager. He then worked for the Holiday Inn Chain for 5-6 years prior to getting into student housing. He has loved every minute of being in the student housing industry. A proud moment was winning a trip to Australia when he hit 100% occupancy while managing two separate properties.

In his spare time, Bob enjoys hiking, mountain biking, chess, geocaching and playing board games with his two children.

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