Property Management

01
Oct

Conifer has strong presence at NYSAFAH’s Annual Upstate Conference

On September 25, Lisa Kaseman (NY Regional Vice President) participated in the “Tax & Zoning Policies Around New York” panel at the 2019 Upstate NYSAFAH Conference.  Lisa, along with the other panelists, were asked to share their knowledge on zoning, PILOTs, 581-a and IDA exemptions. Panelists included Timothy Henzy (Smith & Henzy Advisory Group), Erika […]

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27
Aug

Community Events Inspiration

Planning community events in the summer are usually no brainers. When the weather is nice, there seem to be limitless possibilities of activities you can plan for residents but as the temperature goes down, so do the number of ideas. Does this sound like you? Well, we have some inspiration for you! Community Manager at […]

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12
Jul

Final KPI Challenge Results

The long-awaited final results of the 90-day KPI Challenge are in!  First place goes to the reigning champions, the KPI Crusaders (Team 5). This team swept the contest, winning most improved at the 30, 60 and 90-day marks!  Overall, the KPI Crusaders reduced their Resident A/R Aging by 3%, their average vacant days by 78% […]

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12
Jun

KPI Challenge Update

The Most Improved Team at the 60-day mark is the KPI Crusaders!  The KPI Crusaders are Brookside I and II, East Court, Abraham Lincoln, Fort Hill, St. Michael’s I & II and the YWCA.  Together, since the start of the contest, they have achieved a 17% reduction in tenant accounts receivables and a 56% reduction […]

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20
Nov

Seamless Cable Install Makes for Happy Residents

What is one thing that is important to us all? One thing that we can’t live without (other than water and oxygen)? Our internet and cable, of course! So, if we hear that it must change, our heart-rate might increase… just a little. Well, that’s exactly what happened to our NY communities. This Fall, a […]

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06
Aug

Brinkley Hill- Happy Campers Event

Brinkley Hill, the brand-new townhome community in Fort Washington, Maryland held a Happy Campers event in the afternoon of 7/12/2018.  Cynthia Wilson, the Community Manager works closely with the Resident Services Coordinator, Jasmyne Stewart from Episcopal Housing Corporation to make sure the children in the Brinkley Hill community participate in activities each month.  For the Happy […]

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27
Jun

Get to Know Robert Lampher

Last week, I got the opportunity to sit down with Robert Lampher, Conifer’s newest addition to the Senior Leadership Team. Robert has taken on the role of Senior Vice President of Property Management and for the last month has been traveling from property to property, getting to know everyone on Team Conifer. We are lucky […]

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11
Jun

Poet’s Landing I & II

Poets Landing I & II participated in the 34th anniversary of Dryden Dairy Day, a community service project and huge staple among the local community in Dryden, NY! The Poets Landing team, along with several other participants in the community, painted a wooden cow to display in Time Square for the event parade.

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30
May

Walk All Over Cancer

This past Mother’s Day, 25 Conifer members joined “Team Andrea” in the Pink Ribbon Walk and 5K at Genesee Valley Park. All the proceeds raised went to support the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester which provides free programs to educate and empower families that are affected by breast cancer. Our Conifer employees participated to raise […]

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11
May

And the winners are…

A big shout out to the following online rent contest winners:  In MD, Misty Grauel-Henkin at Spring Ridge Senior increased online payment participation by 31 residents!  In NY, Mary Ann Hurlburt added 20 new residents at Brookside I & II.  Beverly Cosgrove at Revere Run at Gloucester Township in NJ added 5 new residents and […]

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13
Apr

Team Andrea Lootens – Pink Ribbon Walk & Run

As many of you may know, our dear colleague Andrea Lootens is currently undergoing post-surgical Breast Cancer treatment. Andrea is enduring a courageous, dignified battle against Breast Cancer and doing so with great dignity and class. We at Conifer would like to support her, and others, who battle this nondiscriminatory disease. Please join us on […]

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13
Oct

Pennypack Crossing – Officially Open!

On October 11, Inglis Housing Corporation and Conifer Realty, LLC celebrated the completion of 44 brand new apartments for individuals 55 or older, or people with disabilities regardless of age, on Holme Avenue in Philadelphia, P.A. with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The development consists of state-of-the-art, affordable one-bedroom apartment homes constructed within the rehabilitated former Nazareth […]

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13
Oct

Sinclair Way – Officially Open!

On October 6th, Interfaith Housing Alliance and Conifer Realty, LLC celebrated the completion of 71 beautiful, new apartments on Steiner Way in Frederick with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The development consists of nine residential buildings, which include a mix of mid-rise apartment buildings, townhomes, and rehabilitated 18th and 19th century single family houses, with one-, two- […]

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13
Oct

Copiague Commons – Officially Open!

On September 28th, Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, LLC celebrated the completion of 90 beautiful, new apartments on Railroad Avenue in Copiague with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  The development consists of two state-of-the-art 45-unit apartment buildings containing one- and two-bedroom apartments, a community room, fitness center, onsite parking, and many […]

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02
May

Clayton Mill Run is 100% Occupied

Conifer Realty, LLC is happy to announce that Clayton Mill Run, a brand new apartment community in Absecon, NJ, has fully occupied its 72 apartment homes as of April 27, 2017. “I am so very appreciative of the Property Management and Marketing Team,” said Janine Owens, Development Project Coordinator. “We [development] delivered all 72 units […]

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06
Apr

Copiague Commons Apartments attract hundreds of applicants

Newsday Long Island (www.newsday.com)Jesse Coburn, Staff Writer (jesse.coburn@newsday.com) HIGHLIGHTS More than 500 applications received for new development Lottery determines order of consideration for rental units More than 500 applications have been submitted for apartments in a $33.5 million, 90-unit, mixed-income development in Copiague that is a centerpiece of Babylon Town’s campaign to revitalize the South […]

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05
Apr

2017 Property Management Award Winners

Conifer Realty, LLC is proud to announce the recipients of the Annual Property Management Excellence Awards. The award winners are an extension of Conifer’s values, they positively impact the lives of our residents and support our unwavering dedication to providing high-quality homes that welcome workforce families, elderly and those with special needs. These committed recipients […]

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01
Nov

SUCCESSFUL SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM AT A CONIFER COMMUNITY

Meadow Lark Run and Green Heron Point, brand new apartment communities in Rio Grande and Cape May Court House, had a very successful first summer food program for their residents. Barbarita Garcia-Clarke, Community Manager of both apartment communities, working closely with our supportive services coordinator, Susan Delanzo from the Center for Family Services, started the […]

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18
Oct

Lawnside Meadows Celebrating 1st Health Awareness Day!

On October 5th, 2016 The Lawnside Meadows Managment office hosted the 1st Responders & Senior Citizens Awareness Day.  The goal was to provide a holistic approach to health awareness on various levels. The event’s target audience included Senior Citizens and 1st Responders (EMT’s, Firefighters, Police, etc.) who highlighted the services they provide on a regular […]

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28
Sep

Market Apartments Hosted NYSAFAH

As part of their annual conference, NYSAFAH (New York State Association for Affordable Housing) organized a tour of three exemplary developments in the Rochester area. Market Apartments at Corpus Christi, a new apartment community for artists, was asked to be one of the communities on the tour. The team was excited to host a tour […]

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27
Sep

Honoring a community within a community

On Wednesday, September 21st, Ruth Allgaier and the staff at MeadowView at Clifton Park hosted a 90th birthday celebration honoring George Ross (pictured below with his daughter).George enlisted in teh Marine Corps in 1943 during WWII on his 17th birthday – 73 years ago! George earned a Purple Heart for his service to our country […]

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22
Sep

Area/District Manager Boot Camp

This week (September 19-22), the Rochester Resource Center hosted Kerri Kobarg, Area Manager on Long Island; Magdalena Rivera, Area Manager on Long Island; Allison Altobellis, District Manager in Syracuse, NY; Andrea Lootens, District Manager in Rochester, NY; and Lucin Meyer, District Manager in Rochester, NY. The Managers were able to meet employees from various departments […]

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20
Sep

Free Produce at The Hamilton

The Community Manager at The Hamilton, Sarah Noble’s mother is retired and picked up a part time job at a local farm to pass the time. She’s been doing this for about a year now and has always wondered what she could do with the large amounts of fresh produce that get sold as “seconds” at […]

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18
Aug

Back to School Bash at Big Tree Glen

Big Tree Glens Back to School Bash took Place on Thursday August 18th. We partnered with Fidelis Care to put on the event, and in a mere 10 days Big Tree Glen secured multiple vendors and promoted the Back to School Bash to the Batavia community in Western New York. The goal of the Back to […]

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26
Jul

Wincoram Commons is 100% occupied!

Thanks to all of the hard work by Kerri Kobarg, Area Manager; Angela Roma, Community Manager and the entire team at Wincoram – Phase II is 100% occupied and lease-up is now complete!  Congratulations to Kerri and her team for bringing home the lease up and with time to spare!  What an amazing job leading […]

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26
Jul

Thank you to Maintenance Super Dan Villasis!

This week we received the following letter of appreciation: “I would sincerely like to thank Mr. Dan Villasis for his ingenuity in the construction of a handrail for my mother who is disabled – for the descending and ascedning of our porch and step. Again, thank you to Mr. Villasis, our maintenance [super], for his […]

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14
Jul

Al Baxter #TeamConifer

he quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose Al Baxter, Maintenance Mentor at Willow Landing Apartments I & II in Palmyra, NY, has shown an incredible amount of dedication to Conifer. Al was honored as Maintenance Person of the Year by The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD). […]

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14
Jul

Friday, July 22nd | Buy Your Service Tech Lunch Day

Friday, July 22nd: Buy Your Service Tech Lunch Day You wish you could do this every day for them because we all know they keep the property running, but make sure to budget for this day to either take them out or bring them a great lunch to say thanks for everything they do. If you […]

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30
Jun

Matsiko World Orphan Choir Perform for MeadowView at Clifton Park

Early last week, the Matsiko World Orphan Choir from the International Children’s Network (http://www.matsikochoir.com/) visited MeadowView at Clifton Park to have lunch with our residents and entertain us. Lunch was provided by the residents (there was enough left over for the kids to have dinner).  After lunch, the children performed and interacted with the residents for […]

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24
Jun

2016 Curb Appeal – Conifer Spec for Plantings & Flowers

We know there are many factors to consider when planting flowers like sun or shade, wet or dry, good soil or bad, color and the biggest factor, cost! So the following should make the process easier for all: THE MAIN FLOWER BED This planting bed is the first flower bed everyone sees entering the property. […]

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24
Jun

Generous Residents – Independence Apartments Gives Back to the Community

Check out this table full of goodies that the residents provided to the Local Volunteer Fire Department for their street fair’s cake stand. The Residents at Independence Apartments went above and beyond! Not only did they donate the baked goods but some even gave monetary gifts. The Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department greatly appreciate what […]

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23
Jun

PHFA Multifamily Affordable Housing Conference

PHFA hosted their annual Multifamily Affordable Housing Conference on June 22-24. #TeamConifer was well represented by the group of employees below. The conference’s goal is to allow multifamily housing professionals to learn through a combination of expert trainers and the collective expertise of those in attendance. The content is related to service delivery strategies and […]

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23
Jun

The Meadows Grand Opening

On June 22, The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta joined local officials and community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of The Meadows, an affordable rental community for workforce families in Atlantic County. Developers on the project are Atlantic City Housing Authority, Urban Redevelopment Agency and Conifer Realty, […]

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10
Jun

Thank you, Bonnie Huber

Bonnie Huber has been with Conifer for over 16 years. She has been such a great addition to the Conifer family and we wish her all the best in her retirement.  ”Bonnie has been an amazing asset to not only Peppertree Apartments, but also to various Conifer Communities. Bonnie has helped train numerous Community Managers […]

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26
May

2016 Conifer Conference Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2016 Property Management Award Winners! The award winners are an extension of Conifer’s values, they positively impact the lives of our residents and support our unwavering dedication to providing high-quality homes that welcome workforce families, elderly and those with special needs. These committed recipients were announced during Conifer’s annual leadership conference with […]

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19
May

Application Day- Conifer Village at Oakcrest

Conifer Village at Oakcrest hosted an Application Day on May 11th & 12th at the Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department. This event helps make it easier for the seniors to apply with a dedicated day for apartment application intake.  Even though the weather was not in their favor, the event had a wonderful turn out with […]

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16
May

East Court Apartments Team Building

The team at East Court Apartments in Rochester, NY, got together last week to show their appreciation for one another over breakfast. Maintenance Mentor, Francisco Santiago & Maintenance Technicia, Merlin Cruz made breakfast for Dorisa Otero, Community Manager; Lorna Ramos, Leasing Agent; and Luz Torres, Community Cleaner. 

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22
Apr

New to Cooley: Desktop Phone Log

Step 1: Go to www.cooley-conifer.comStep 2: Log-in using your property email address and ‘cooley’ as your passwordStep 3: Go to Stock PrintStep 4: Select ‘Desktop Phone Log’Step 5: Add to cartStep 6: Keep track of all incoming inquiries

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31
Mar

Employee on the Move

Conifer prides itself on hiring the best and brightest employees, offering training opportunities to further their prosperity, fostering their growth and retaining outstanding employees who continue to do what we do, better. It is with great honor that we announce the promotions of a determined and dynamic employee, Janis McMindes.  Janis McMindes has transitioned from […]

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28
Mar

2015 NAHMA Affordable 100

“The NAHMA (National Affordable Housing Management Association) Affordable 100 comprises the largest affordable multifamily property management companies, ranked by affordable unit counts. The NAHMA Affordable 100 list contributes vital data to the ongoing national dialogue on the future of federal funding for affordable housing. In an effort to accurately determine the portfolio of affordable units receiving […]

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10
Mar

Maryland Assistant Managers Meeting

On, Thursday, March 10, 2016 our Maryland team held an Assistant Managers’ meeting in Columbia, MD. At the meeting they were able to review policies, work flow and brainstorm for new 2016 goals. {gallery}/media/jw_sigpro/users/0000000624/MD Assistant Manager{/gallery}

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05
Feb

Ithaca Team

Today, in Ithaca, a celebratory lunch was held for the dedicated team!Their hard work and commitment to our residents and our properties has been extraordinary. Monica Pritchard, District Manager: “They are an awesome team and I am very proud f each of them” John Giannuzzi, Senior Vice President: “It is amazing to see the incredibel […]

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26
Jan

Tajdeed Residences 100% Occupied

“It is with extreme pleasure, gratitude, blood, sweat and definitely a few tears that I am beyond joyful to announce that Tajdeed is officially 100% occupied! I cannot thank Laurie, Tammy and Millie enough for all of their hard work to make this happen. There have been numerous instances that could have derailed this lease-up; […]

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22
Jan

6 Keys to Successful Property Management

As a property manager, do you ever feel stuck in the mundane routine of your weekly responsibilities? Are you overwhelmed by the magnitude of the responsibilities that define your important career? If you answered yes to both or either question, don’t feel alone. Every honest property manager I’ve ever spoken with has confessed that at […]

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05
Jan

Gregory Senior Residences, Phase II 100% Occupied

We are happy to announce, that with the help of a dedicated team in New Jersey, Phase II of Gregory Senior Residences is 100% occupied as of December 31, 2015! With just two minutes to spare, the final 2 approvals from the HMFA were received. “Thanks to Richard and Sharon’s diligence we are now officially […]

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16
Dec

Resident Testimonials – Conifer Village at Cape May

“I want to express my thoughts on the fantastic job Michelle and Moe do at the Conifer facility, Conifer Village at Cape May. Both individuals are outstanding! My name is Dave and I am the son of the oldest resident there. Betty Calvert, Mom is 94. She has lived at Conifer Village for a bit over […]

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16
Dec

New Jersey Property Management Holiday Party

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM NEW JERSEY The District 5 Property Management Holiday party was held on Friday, December 11th at Ramblewood Country Club with attendees from all over New Jersey as well as the staff at the New Jersey Regional Office. John Giannuzzi, Vice President of Property Management started off the day with thanks to everyone […]

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16
Dec

Rochester, New York Property Management Holiday Party

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ROCHESTER, NY The Rochester, New York Property Management Team met at Belhurst Castle on Friday, December 11th to celebrate the end of a fantastic year! Attendees this year each brought in a gift for a new tradition, the Conifer Cares holiday program. There was a lottery held at each attending property for […]

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16
Dec

Maryland Property Management Holiday Party

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MARYLAND As the busy year begins to wind down, it is time to celebrate! Over the past few weeks there have been quite a few Holiday parties to kick start the Holiday Season. The Maryland Property Management Holiday Party was held on Tuesday, December 15th with a total of 56 attendees! Community Managers, […]

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30
Nov

Resident Testimonials – Conifer Village at Ithaca

“Dear Karen & Diane,  Thank you so much for a super dinner and decorative evening —celebrating the Harvest Dinner. The Turkey and Ham were delicious! I appreciate, as do many others how much you do to make things special and “over the top” for residents here. Everything was perfect and nothing left to be desired. All your work […]

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29
Oct

Property Management Leasing & Marketing Boot Camp

DOING WHAT WE DO, BETTER outline for training:1) drive traffic    2) drive leases3) improve the customer experience4) improve noi The New Jersey, Maryland and New York Marketing Teams have been working with Ellis Partners in Management Solutions to create leasing and marketing training sessions for Community Managers and Leasing Specialists. The purpose of these […]

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21
Oct

Tajdeed Residences Dedication Ceremony

Today, Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, Arab-American Development Corporation, and Conifer Realty, LLC, celebrate the grand opening of Tajdeed Residence with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:00am.  Scheduled to speak at the event: Marwan Kreidie, Executive Director from Arab-American Development Corporation; Charles Lewis, Senior Vice President of Development at Conifer Realty, LLC; Bill Bailey, Development Officer at Pennsylvania Housing […]

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16
Oct

Gregory Senior Residences Phase II Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Wednesday, October 14th, The City of Long Branch Housing Authority, Maestro Community Development Corporation, along with partners at Conifer Realty, LLC and The Metro Company, LLC celebrated the culmination of a 7 year project with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Phase II of The Gregory Senior Residences at 1:00PM.   The ceremony, held on site […]

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10
Sep

Congratulations Guy, Christie & Kat!

It is with much excitement that we announce the promotions of Guy Diegelman, Christie Fackler and Kat Jackson to the position of Area Manager! Guy has been with Conifer for more than three and a half years and began his career as Community Manager at Champion Apartments.  Subsequently he took on the additional roll of […]

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10
Sep

At a Conifer community, residents stay connected

A Spring Ridge Senior former resident, Mary Mashburn (photographed below), has had a fascinationg life and recently turned 100! “Accustomed to Southern manners and expansive Peach State farmland, Mary said when she came to the county, she had not expected overwhelming love and camaraderie from her neighbors in the retirement community in the Spring Ridge […]

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02
Sep

Congratulations to the New Jersey Team!

Tracy Joyce, one of our Area Managers in the New Jersey region has had not one, but two apartment communities 100% occupied in the last week! Tracy has 26 years of Affordable Housing Property Management experience and brings a lot of skill and dedication to each of her communities.  On August 26th, the New Jersey […]

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