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Sara Dashti Promoted to New Role

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/13/18 2:00 PM / by Ryan Folger posted in Career Growth

We are very excited to announce the promotion of Sara Dashti to her new role as Design Associate. 

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Megan Mares Promoted

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/10/18 2:00 PM / by Heather Riggs posted in Career Growth

We are very excited to announce the promotion of Megan Mares to Director of Property Management.   Megan started with Continental in 2015 as Property Manager of Springs at Woodlands South. She was instrumental in successfully managing a difficult lease up in a competitive market. In 2017, Megan was promoted to Area Manager overseeing 4 properties (Springs at May Lakes, Springs at Woodlands South, Springs at Memorial, and Springs at Country Club). She has a strong marketing focus and has a hands-on manager approach with her teams. The Oklahoma markets were very challenging and through Megan’s leadership we were able to outperform the market.

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Jake Fon Promoted

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/6/18 2:00 PM / by Brian Strandt posted in Career Growth

We are very happy to announce that Jake Fon has received a well-deserved promotion to Associate Construction Project Manager for Continental's Multifamily Team 3.

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Employee Spotlight - Kate Garay

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/3/18 2:00 PM / by Ashley Napoli posted in Recognition

Meet Kate Garay, Property Manager at our beautiful Springs at Kenosha community in Kenosha, WI. Kate has extensive experience in Property Management and is currently participating in our Area Manager Development Program. This program provides our team members with support and new opportunities to advance their careers. At our Springs communities, we pride ourselves on outstanding customer service which is backed by our 30 Day Pledge to our customers. Kate loves talking with residents, meeting their pets, and cultivating a sense of community.

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Springs at Kenosha Reaches Stabilization

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/2/18 10:00 AM / by Heather Riggs posted in Stabilization, Springs at Kenosha

We are pleased to announce the Springs at Kenosha in Kenosha, WI is now stabilized. Featuring 280 apartment homes, Springs at Kenosha is conveniently located for local employees or people looking to commute to Milwaukee or Chicago.

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What's in a yellow rose

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/20/18 1:33 PM / by Kim Grimm posted in Continental's Culture

At Continental, the first day of spring is marked by a yellow rose, a tradition started by Rich Bell, one of Continental's co-founders. Each year, Rich would deliver a long-stemmed yellow rose to the many ladies in the community who helped his business life go smoothly.  Roses were given to all the ladies in Continental's office, the county courthouse, city hall, title companies, realtors, and on occasion, competing businesses. The list grew each year, brightening each person's day.

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Whitney Bunchkowski Promoted

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/16/18 2:00 PM / by Jean Jones posted in Career Growth

Continental is excited to share the promotion of Whitney Bunchkowski to Marketing Specialist.

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Employee Spotlight - Sara Dashti

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/12/18 8:00 AM / by Ashley Napoli posted in Recognition

Sara started her career with us as a Design Intern while pursuing her Master's Degree in Civil Engineering and Structural Design at UW Milwaukee. She is currently a Land Planner on our Development team. As a Land Planner, Sara is the first person to receive new site information and will analyze the potential for a multifamily project. At Continental, we deal with many municipalities across the United States, it is Sara’s job to make sure our building plans align with the specific municipal’s code.
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Weber Road Stabilized

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/9/18 2:00 PM / by Heather Riggs posted in Stabilization, springs

We are pleased to announce the Springs at Weber Road in Romeoville, IL is now stabilized.

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2018 Construction Summit

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/28/18 2:00 PM / by Ryan Folger posted in Construction

On February 20th and 21st, Continental Properties hosted its 4th Annual Construction Summit at the Aloft Hotel in Rosemont, IL. The Summit is a great opportunity for our team to meet with the leadership of our general contractor and architecture partners, who together build our beautiful Springs communities across the country.

Tuesday, February 20th began with an introduction from Jim Schloemer (CEO), Dan Minahan (COO), and Ryan Folger (VP of Construction). The first half-day of meetings featured presentations on Continental’s industry outlook, strategic plan, multifamily pipeline, new "Springs Apartments” concept, and leveraging social media to strengthen our business-to-business marketing efforts. The floor was then opened to a question and answer session titled, "Everything you wanted to know about Continental but were afraid to ask,” a useful exchange of ideas to address site work overruns, imminent building code changes, cost reduction ideas, and improved adherence to schedules. The group then enjoyed a networking hour at the Aloft, followed by dinner at Carlucci Italian Restaurant.

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