Leadership

01
Oct

Joan Hoover doing good things as president of Conifer Realty

By: Kevin Oklobzija | September 30, 2019 | Rochester Business Journal It’s amazing how the sense of smell can engage the mind and trigger the play button to the library of childhood memories. For some, it might be the sweet aroma of a linden tree that sends their mind free-falling back to the innocence of […]

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20
Sep

Fournier ready to hand over leadership reins at Conifer

By: Kevin Oklobzija, Rochester Business Journal, September 19, 2019 During his 13 years as president, chairman and/or CEO of Conifer Realty LLC, Tim Fournier has helped the Rochester-based firm make a significant impact in the affordable housing industry. One project, Erie Harbor, revived a three-block stretch of Mount Hope Avenue in the city of Rochester. […]

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25
Oct

Tim Fournier Wins 2018 Business Person of the Year Award

“It’s not about me today, I’m part of a game-changing organization… What we do every day has a positive impact on people’s lives.” These are the very words from our own President & CEO, Tim Fournier, as he accepted the 2018 Small Business Council of Rochester’s Business Person of the Year Award. As you listen […]

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08
Jun

Stroll for Strong Kids

This past weekend, Conifer team members spent their Saturday morning at Genesee Valley Park for the 22nd Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Stroll for Strong Kids. Conifer has been a supporter of the Stroll since 2006 and continues to actively support its cause. In addition, Conifer is a proud silver sponsor of the Stroll and in total, […]

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25
May

2018 Conifer Experience

As we reflect on our 2018 Conifer Experience, the words of Mr. Johnson still ring in our ears, “who is packing your parachute?” It is usually a question we never ask ourselves, as we are all busy preparing for meetings, dealing with residents and our properties, making sure whatever task is on our desk is […]

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22
May

Rain or Shine! Conifer Participates in the 2018 Rochester Day of Caring

On May 10th, Conifer Team Members from the Rochester Regional office joined forces with the team from East Court to participate in the largest volunteer event in the Greater Rochester Area, the United Way’s Day of Caring! Organizations can apply to have their employees volunteer in the Day of Caring and choose from any number […]

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01
Mar

In Memory of Our Friend, Jim Hassman

In Memory of Our Friend, Jim Hassman Many of you may know Jim Hassman as “Hass.” To some he was a co-worker, others a friend, but to all, he was the man you called when you needed something done. Jim was with Conifer for 30 years and after battling with a long-term health issue, he […]

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24
Aug

Welcome to Conifer

Conifer is a people company – not just bricks and sticks. We are committed to building opportunities for families and seniors by delivering affordable homes where the need is greatest. What we do makes a difference. We are grateful that our work providing a state-of-the-art place to call “home” positively changes people’s lives each and […]

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08
Jun

Congratulations #TeamConifer

We are ranked 29th on The National Affordable Housing Management Associations (NAHMA) “Affordable 100” list for 2017! Thank you for your role in working together! To see the rankings, click here

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02
May

United Way Pie in the Face Auction

#TeamConifer raised $695 for the United Way Upstate New York (VOAUPNY) & Golisano Children’s Hospital through our 2nd Annual Pie in the Face Auction. Below is a photo of those who participated – they helped to make a huge difference in the lives of families in Rochester. 

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20
Feb

CONIFER WELCOMES NEW REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT of PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

It is with great honor that we announce the addition of Betty Perry, Regional Vice President of Property Management to Conifer. “Betty will oversee the Long Island region and join the Property Management Leadership Team,” said Thomas R. Johnson, Executive Vice President. “Betty comes to Conifer from Related Management Company, where she spent 24 years […]

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01
Dec

House of Mercy Hopes To Keep Feeling of Giving Alive Throughout Holidays

WHAM / foxrochester.com “One [Rochester] local organization is hoping to create a continuous giving feeling throughout this holiday season. The House of Mercy is moving into a building to triple their space, allowing them to better serve people in need in the community. Not only are they looking for help with their new building, the group also wants […]

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01
Dec

Welcome Barbara Ross

It is our pleasure to announce that Barbara Ross will be joining Conifer as Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Development. She will oversee the Human Resources and Learning Departments. We are thrilled to have Barb join the Conifer Senior Leadership Team as well.  Barb will focus primarily on applying her expertise to Conifer’s […]

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16
Nov

Giving Thanks

Since the #ConiferGivesThanks campaign asked what you are thankful for, we have received an overwhelming amount of participation and recognition between #TeamConifer and our partners, vendors and fellow employees. Read Patty’s story below. Please share your stories by emailing marketing@coniferllc.com

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03
Nov

Conifer Gives Thanks!

What are you thankful for this year? Better yet, who are you thankful for?  An essential element of Conifer’s 2016-2018 Strategic Plan is to compile best practices that help develop and strengthen relationships with key partners. One of those best practices is handwritten thank you notes! Thank you notes are an opportunity for us to […]

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18
Aug

The Strong – Happiest Hour

As a corporate sponsor of The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY, #TeamConifer has the opportunity to utilize the facility for team building events as well as a chance to participate in their corporate events, like the Happiest Hour that was hosted on Wednesday, August 17th. Below are some pictures that were taken at […]

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13
Jul

Executive Partner Retreat

Our Executive Partners, Tim Fournier, Joan Hoover and Tom Johnson, spent two days connecting, collaborating and communicating. The trio spent a day hiking Wright Mountain in the Adirondacks.

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15
Jun

Conifer – awarded the Inspiration Award

Each year, our Rochester office participates in a fund-raising campaign with the United Way of Greater Rochester. This organization’s mission is to unite the good will and resources of the Greater Rochester community so that everyone can thrive. They address critical challenges by connecting local people in need with evidence-based programs, strategic funding investments, community […]

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27
May

CONGRATULATIONS #TeamConifer

We are ranked 21st in The National Affordable Housing Management Associations “Affordable 100” list for 2016!  This is up from 24 in 2015! Thank you for your role in working together!  #ConiferInMotion  #DoingWhateWeDoBetter To see the rankings, click on the link below: https://www.nahma.org/about/affordable-100/

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25
May

Jenga Team Building

Team Building at the Annual Conifer Conference!#TeamConifer #iamconifer

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26
Feb

Joan Hoover – a Leader in the Affordable Housing Industry

Joan Hoover, Executive Vice President, has been nominated to join the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA). The nominating committee, comprised of NH&RA Exectuive Officers, selected Joan because of her leadership in the affordable housing industry and her ongoing commitment to NH&RA.  Joan and two other Board Members, Jeff Bradsky, Vice President of Related Company […]

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10
Feb

Orchard Park at Central Square #TEAMCONIFER

complete and wholehearted devotion, esp to a career, ideal, etc Marie Kammerer, Community Manager and Kevin Hopkins, Maintenance Technician at Orchard Park at Central Square have overcome a predicament in the town of Central Square, NY. “When I first came here [Central Square] our image was that of slumlords (the Mayor actually told John G. to take his Section 8 and leave Central […]

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10
Feb

MARILYN THOMAS RETIRES AFTER 46 YEARS IN THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING INDUSTRY

Marilyn Thomas, Regional Manager at Conifer Realty, LLC has officially retired after 46 years in the affordable housing industry. During her tenure at Conifer, Marilyn oversaw a portfolio of 48 apartment communities in three states with over 1,500 apartment units for the past 33 years. Mrs. Thomas was Vice President at Patterson-Erie Corporation where she […]

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04
Feb

Sam Leone, Regional Vice President of Conifer Realty

It is with great honor that we announce the promotion of Sam Leone to Regional Vice President of Conifer Realty, LLC. “Sam has had a wonderful career since joining our New Jersey development team nine years ago,” said Tim Fournier, President and CEO in an email to the Company Thursday morning. “He not only has […]

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04
Feb

John Giannuzzi, Senior Vice President of Conifer Realty

It is with great honor that we announce the promotion of John Giannuzzi to Senior Vice President of Conifer Realty, LLC. “Just a year ago, John agreed to accept the challenge of leading our great property management team,” stated Tim Fournier, President & CEO in an email to the Company Thursday morning. “During the past […]

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20
Jan

2015 Excellence Award Recipients

Employees from Conifer’s regional support centers gathered last month to honor five of their teammates at our annual Holiday Celebration. Each year, regional support center employees have the opportunity to nominate fellow employees within the organization to be recognized for their outstanding performance. There are four Outstanding Performance Award winners and one Emerald Award of […]

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16
Dec

Janine Owens #TEAMCONIFER

the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. We are pleased to announce that we closed today on the permanent financing for Rittenberg Manor and Riverfront Village at Pennsauken on Tuesday, December 15, 2015! The 8609’s on both deals were issued on Thursday, December 16, so we were able to have […]

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14
Dec

Homes Within Reach Conference

Joan Hoover, Executive Vice President, was on a panel for the Homes Within Reach Conference in November. This annual gathering brings together over 1,000 affordable housing professionals and advocates to communicate and collaborate. The Homes Within Reach Conference is sponsored by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania.  Joan spoke on Developer and Investor perspectives on the […]

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10
Dec

Joe Arraci #TEAMCONIFER

a characteristic or feature that someone or something has; a high level of value or excellence Joe Arraci, Maintenance Technician at Barkley Gardens & Lake View Apartments is our first Coniferite to be featured in the blog series #TeamConifer! Recently, he was acknowledged for his assistance with the Estate of a late resident. With no […]

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08
Dec

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PART OF #TEAMCONIFER

To be a part of #TeamConifer is a privilege. This team is a collection of individuals who have chosen to pursue one or more common goals to lift and elevate the performance of Conifer to heights never before achieved. There are conditions and responsibilities to be on #TeamConifer. Each employee must exemplify our seven values: […]

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