I am pleased to announce Springs at Fremaux Township has achieved stabilization, our first Springs community in the state of Louisiana.
Congratulations to Shayla Morris from Springs at May Lakes, who earned honors as Springs Apartments Leasing Associate of the Year for 2016! Shayla had to hold off very tough competition from our runners-up, Theresa Gatten from Springs at Apple Valley and Katelynn Sikorski from Springs at Creekside.
There is nothing that makes us more proud than receiving recognition from the communities we serve. We received a double dose of great news this week from Des Moines.
Continental Properties has a number of apartment communities under construction throughout the country. It is gratifying to see our hard work turn into someone's new home, and the first move-in's in a new community are always special. Springs at University Drive in Bryan, Texas was buzzing with activity on January 14th as the doors were opened for several new residents.
On Wednesday, November 2nd, nearly 135 Continental team members gathered at the Pilot House at the Discovery World Museum for Continental’s 2016 State of the Company (SOC) meeting. During this event, which is held annually, team members had an opportunity to learn about Continental’s accomplishments in 2016 as well as considering how the organization will achieve its goals in 2017.
On December 6th and 7th, Continental Properties hosted the 3rd Annual Continental Construction Summit at the Aloft Hotel in Rosemont, IL. The Summit gathers Continental's architectural firms, design teams and general contractors to meet new members of our team, reconnect with current team members and facilitate an exchange of views and ideas.
Jay Hirzel has been promoted to Property Manager at Springs at South Broadway in Rochester, Minnesota, where she has been acting as Assistant Property Manager for several months. She started with Continental at Springs at Estero in Florida, and was an integral part of that successful lease-up.
On behalf of Springs Team 1, I am pleased to announce that Continental has closed on the acquisition of 17 acres of land in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which is the future site of Springs at Allison Valley.
I am pleased to share that we have reached stabilized occupancy at Springs at Memorial in Oklahoma City.