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2020

FRED Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 10

November 1, 2020

FRED Newsletter, November Issue: Thank You Veterans

This month's issue features FRED team members who served in honor of Veteran's Day. Our marketing team also reports on their social media efforts and exciting new property website updates on the way! Meet our multi-talented Construction Accounting Manager Danielle Dahl, and refresh your risk-level knowledge in preparation for activities and gatherings for Thanksgiving.

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FRED Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 9

October 1, 2020

FRED Newsletter, October Issue: Trick-or-Truth! 

Our clever FRED team members participated in a "Trick-or-Truth" guessing game - our Halloween treat to you! We're welcoming the fall season, as well as our brand new Manager of Organizational Development, Kristin Janowski, and have included some exciting previews of our newest Madison property in this month's newsletter.

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FRED Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 8

September 1, 2020

FRED Newsletter, September Issue: Inspirational Moments from the FRED Team   

Our September newsletter has a new consolidated layout, but is full of the same exciting FRED updates and team member stories. Read how our IT department has been keeping up in one of their busiest years to date, be inspired by positive stories from the My FRED Way facebook group, and join us in celebrating our brand new partnership with the Milwaukee Brewers!

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FRED Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 7

August 1, 2020

FRED Newsletter, August Issue: FRED's Inclusion Journey  

In our longest newsletter to date, Jackie Forecki, Director of HR, and Rachel Wagabaza, Regional Property Supervisor, open with letters addressing the intersection between race and housing following the recent national spotlight on racial inequality and injustice. Also highlighted are FRED's outstanding nominees for the 2020 AOMA TOBY Awards, our brand new online apparel store opening soon, and featured submissions on what LGBT+ PRIDE means to our team.

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FRED Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 6

July 1, 2020

FRED Newsletter, July Issue: Online Training, Volunteer All Stars and the Class of 2020!

Is it July already? Vice President of Construction Pete Todd reflects on the past three months in an opening letter. This issue we also look at how working virtually has led to great productivity in the training department, and the incredible work and volunteer efforts of Michelle Bozeman. FRED is continuing to work hard implementing procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we've still found time to celebrate our Class of 2020 Graduates!

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FRED Closing Early for Juneteenth Day 

June 19, 2020

Honoring Juneteenth Day with Time for Education, Conversation and Action

In observance of Juneteenth Day, our company and property offices will be closing at 12pm today. We've offered employees this time to continue conversations and education about Black history, Black lives and social justice, and we've provided employees with a list of resources compiled by members of the FRED team and HR Department. As Maya Angelou says, “When we know better, we do better.” Let’s continue learning and doing better together. 

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Executive Chairman and Majority Shareholder, Ted Kellner

June 17, 2020

Ted Kellner Selected for UW Athletic Hall of Fame 2020

Congrats to Ted Kellner, FRED's Executive Chairman and Majority Shareholder, who joins the UW-Madison Athletic Hall of Fame with his dad, Jack Kellner, who was inducted as a track and field All-American in 1997. "My dad was a special person and to be in there with him is special as well," he said. "...Obviously, it isn't for my athletic prowess. But athletics have played a huge role in my life."

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FRED Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 5

June 1, 2020

FRED Newsletter, June Issue: Welcome Summer!

Everywhere you look, FRED is welcoming summer and keeping spirits high with activities like the "Full House Challenge." In this issue we highlight the Pettkes, a FRED family duo at Stone Point Apartments, and the culinary creativity of Kim Lavora, Accounts Payable. See what's new for FRED property websites, and meet our team's new "co-workers" from the past few months!

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Congratulations to The Enclave! 

May 11, 2020

Enclave Makes National Top 10 List for Online Presence

Congratulations to The Enclave for placing in the Top 10 Online Reputations in the annual Online Reputation Assessment (ORA)! We are ecstatic to call The Enclave part of the FRED property family. Read more about what makes our Wauwatosa property's online presence one of the best in the state! 

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FRED Newsletter Issue 2, Volume 4 

May 1, 2020

FRED Newsletter, May Issue: Silver Linings Amidst the Storm

It's a strange time for all of us, but The FRED Way is alive and well at properties and offices working from home. In our May issue, we're reminded of the lengths the FRED team will go to share their support and encouragement with one another. We also feature some inspirational acts of kindness from team members, learn how Director of Asset Management Casey Malek's team is navigating a pandemic, and hear how Eric Isidoro's college education was covered by none other than Bill and Melinda Gates.

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FRED's newest development underway in Mount Pleasant, WI. 

April 21, 2020

Mount Pleasant Welcomes Fiduciary's New 280-Unit Development 

FRED is excited to announce its newest property development in Mount Pleasant, WI. The 280-unit development comes as a response to the area's tremendous growth in the last decade. Plans include construction of 14 two-story buildings, each containing 20 units, on a 39.4-acre site. The new property will supply market rate, quality apartments to the area and contribute to the exciting growth of FRED's portfolio.  
 

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FRED Newsletter Issue 2, Volume 3 

April 1, 2020

FRED Newsletter, April Issue: There's No Place Like FRED

We're amazed by the FRED team's response to the coronavirus crisis, addressed in a letter from Heidi Kivi, Director of Property Management Operations. We hope a photo re-cap of the 2020 Leasing Seminar - The Wizard of FRED is a positive reminder of the friendship and camaraderie that exists. Also in this issue, Regional Supervisor Rachel Wagabaza tells her incredible family's origins escaping from the corrupt Amin regime in Uganda in the 1970s, and we see some amazing transformations in recent property re-models.

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FRED Newsletter Issue 2, Volume 2 

Feb 28, 2020

FRED Newsletter, Feb/March Issue: Projects On the Horizon 

Spring has several 'Projects on the Horizon' for FRED, which we highlight in our Feb/March Newsletter. An expansion of our Seasons brand in Illinois, as well as new constructions in Madison, Brown Deer and Pleasant Prairie have us excited for the summer leasing season. Read updates from our Development Department, tales from an IT Help Desk Support's 1980's European synth-pop band days, and a page on Brown Deer High School's visit to FRED's construction site for The Bevy! 

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2020 Annual Leasing Seminar

Feb 25, 2020

There's No Place Like Home! Annual FRED Leasing Seminar  

The FRED Property Team gathered last month for our 25th Annual Leasing Seminar! This year's theme was the Wizard of FRED ("There's no place like home!") and featured our Regional Supervisors and corporate team members in character wardrobe. Property teams heard our featured speaker Elizabeth Thelen, updates from our training and Entrata teams, and played minute-to-win-it team building games. Watch this short re-cap video for a taste of the fun! 

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FRED planning apartments, senior housing and commercial space in Pleasant Prairie, WI. 

Jan 28, 2020

Fiduciary's 95 Acre Multi-Use Development Backed by Pleasant Prairie 

FRED recently received endorsement from the Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission to develop a 95 acre, multi-use project in a vacant lot just east of I-94. The community will have a variety of uses, including a range of apartments, senior living facility and as much as 218,000 feet of commercial space. Fiduciary's proposal addresses a demand for housing in the area created by significant job growth in recent years. 

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 FRED Newsletter Issue 2, Volume 1

Jan 1, 2020

FRED Newsletter, January Issue: A 35-Year Company Timeline   

FRED celebrates its history in this 35th Anniversary Edition of the company newsletter, compiling the milestones, memories and a look to the future in a two-page timeline spread. The first issue of the year opens with a letter from our CMO, Kathy Nettesheim, explores the Maintenance Department's procedures and training that ensure safety on FRED properties, and answers an important question about 2019: What breeds were our most common dog residents?  

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2019

 35th Anniversary of FRED

Dec 20, 2019

Year-End Celebrations Mark FRED's 35th Anniversary!   

We have a lot to celebrate as the year and the decade come to a close! This month FRED held celebrations for employees at Saint Kate The Arts Hotel and The Ingleside Hotel. Both included a look back at the company's last 35 years, a presentation of service awards, dining, dancing and a signature anniversary gift for all FRED employees. We're also proud of our amazing team for bringing 441 pounds of canned food items to donate to Hunger Task Force. Together, we Live The Difference! 

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 The Seasons at Orchard Hills Grand Opening

Dec 8, 2019

First Fiduciary "Seasons" Project Kicks Off in Oak Creek    

The Seasons at Orchard Hills, the first of Fiduciary's much anticipated collection of "Seasons" properties, held its Grand Opening last week in Oak Creek, WI. With premium amenities like a state-of-the-art clubhouse, resort style pool, attached car garages and more, The Seasons aims to "Redefine Suburban Living" in Oak Creek and future communities. 

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 FRED Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 5

Dec 1, 2019

FRED Newsletter, December Issue: Holiday Tidings, Family Traditions

The last issue of 2019 (Volume 1), our December Company Newsletter opens with a letter full of holiday tidings from Senior Director of Property Management Michael Bingham, and ends with a showcase of employee submitted holiday traditions. We also get a glimpse into FRED's Interior Design Department, our first Illinois ground breaking ceremony and why we all need a "Brittany Day". 

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 2019 AASCW Awards

Nov 20, 2019

FRED Earns 2019 AASCW Awards of Excellence in Madison

2019 has been a great year at FRED! Several of our team members were awarded for their hard work at the AASCW Awards of Excellence held in Madison. We are so proud of our team! Congratulations to the winners and nominees who make a difference at FRED every single day.Congrats to Maura Tiedeman, Pedro Abad, Kelsey Whitehouse, 1505, The Junction, Drexel Ridge, and 50Twenty

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 FRED Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 4

Nov 1, 2019

FRED Newsletter, November Issue: FRED and Families Honor Veterans

November's Company Newsletter focuses on its veterans, spotlighting a Lead Maintenance Technician with a history of service, as well as photo submissions from FRED family members with veterans in their life. We welcome our newest Director of Property Management and Director of Human Resources, and anticipate exciting IT upgrades in the coming months. 

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 The Seasons at Randall Road Groundbreaking Ceremony

Oct 22, 2019

Fiduciary's West Dundee Project "The Seasons" Breaks Ground 

The FRED team, contractors and West Dundee village officials kicked off the ceremonial groundbreaking for "The Seasons at Randall Road." The project aims to fill a housing gap in the area, with the first phase of construction expected to finish in about 20 months.  

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 FRED Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3

Oct 1, 2019

FRED Newsletter, Sept/Oct Issue: A Letter From United Way 

In our combined September/October Company Newsletter we open with a letter from United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, leading up to Fiduciary's fundraising campaign this month. Also highlighted is the opening of a new training center in Madison, a FRED Employee's aviation prowess and some 'Back to School' photos that are sure to make you smile. 

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 Annual FRED Family Picnic 2019

Sept 17, 2019

ANNUAL FRED FAMILY PICNIC AT MILWAUKEE COUNTY ZOO

Employees and their families gathered at Milwaukee County Zoo for FRED's Annual Family Picnic 2019. The day included a delicious meal, awesome raffle and some amazing animals. The day also brought a record attendance of over 300 people! 

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 2019 AOMA TOBY Awards

Sept 9, 2019

FRED Has Six Wins at Annual "TOBY" Awards

Yesterday was a great night for FRED at the AOMA of Wisconsin (Apartment Owners and Managers Association) TOBY Awards! Fiduciary had six winnters. Congratulations to Liberty Square, Domain, Creekwood, Rachel Schinkowitch, Lucas Mensinger and the FRED Marketing team! 

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 FRED Corporate Website Launch Party

Aug 16, 2019

New Corporate Website Kicks Off in Style 

Employees adorned their famous "FRED Red" shoes as well as an abundance of company spirit for the official launch of the brand new corporate website. The new fred-inc.com is an integral part of the company's re-branding which will roll-out over the next year. Explore our site to see what all the buzz is about! 

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 FRED Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2 

Aug 1, 2019

FRED Newsletter, August Issue: And The Nominees Are... 

This month's issue of the brand new Company Newsletter highlights our outstanding nominees for the 2019 AOMA TOBY Awards, a FRED employee's two week trip to Greece, and our first nods to quarterly FRED work anniversaries. 

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Bill's Outing 2019

July 25, 2019

FRED Celebrates 21st Annual "Bill's Outing"

Each year, some members of the team at FRED gather for a day out of the office and in the sunshine. This year's theme was "Bill's Oasis" and featured cornhole tournaments, jet ski rides, and much more. Check out the video below for more fun!

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Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc. aims to fill a housing gap in West Dundee, IL.

July 15, 2019

Fiduciary's West Dundee Project Gets Green Light

This week, the team at FRED got approval from the West Dundee village board to break ground on a new project on Randall Road and Recreation Drive. The proposal calls for a 380-unit community and could break ground as early as next month.

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FRED launches brand new newsletter.

July 1, 2019

Fiduciary Launches Brand New Company Newsletter

As FRED continues to grow, so does its need to maintain the "family owned" feeling that the company was built on. The goal of this newsletter is to eliminate the miles from property to property, and to show the community that we are constantly growing and evolving. Each publication will be shared here; read along!

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Drexel Ridge Apartments in Oak Creek, WI is voted a Top Project of 2018 by the Daily Reporter!

May 15, 2019

TOP PROJECT OF 2018

Among other great Milwaukee area projects, Drexel Ridge Phase 1 shines as one of the top projects of 2018. Located conveniently in Oak Creek, just south of Milwaukee and north of Racine, this community boasts resort-style amenities and a new standard of living.

We are proud to offer this standard of living to our residents!

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2019 Annual Brewers Outing

May 2, 2019

Fiduciary Teams Up With Revitalize Milwaukee

On May 2nd, 2019, Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc. celebrated its annual Brewers Outing! Each year, FRED brings its maintenance, cleaners and utility techs out for a day of “thanks” in honor of all the hard work they put in throughout the year. The event is kicked off in true FRED fashion as the teams headed to Revitalize Milwaukee to spend the morning volunteering giving back to the community.

Follow the link below to learn more about Revitalize Milwaukee!

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2019 Annual Spring Fling

April 24, 2019

Fiduciary Warms Up at Spring Fling!

Each year, Fiduciary teams gather to wave goodbye to winter and welcome spring at the annual Spring Fling. Hosted this year by The Thirsty Duck in Sussex, WI, the competitive edge of each duck bowler came out as the battle for 4 hours of PTO and a full year of bragging rights was on the table.

Congrats to the winners: Casey, Jeff, David, Kirstin, and Elizabeth!

 

 

Laura Kleczkowski, Director of Property Management

March 17, 2019

Welcome to the team, Laura!

Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc., is excited to welcome Laura Kleczkowski as the newest Director of Property Management!
Laura comes to FRED with over 17 years of property management experience. She started as a Leasing Professional and because of her passion and leadership, grew to be the VP of Property Management with her previous company Laura says: "I’m thrilled to join FRED to contribute what I know and to learn what I don’t. I am excited to continue what I love best, which is to work with people and create a team. In Property Management, no two days are the same. I feel it’s impossible to be bored in this industry and more than anything, it offers such great opportunities for people to further their careers. My goal is to continue growing in property management and to help others do the same and achieve their own career goals."

Welcome to the team, Laura!

 

 

Fiduciary Continues to Grow

March 12, 2019

Fiduciary Heads to Illinois

Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc., is currently one of the largest property management companies in Wisconsin with 30+ properties and over 7,000 units. However, a proposal to develop in West Dundee, Illinois shows that their mission of “Visionary Leadership” shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon!

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Arrabelle Luxury Apartments in Cedarburg, WI

March 1, 2019

Arrabelle Luxury Apartments Officially Opens!

Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.’s, newest community, Arrabelle Apartments in Cedarburg, WI, welcomes its first residents as it officially opens its doors for move-in day! Featuring both townhomes and apartments, Arrabelle Apartments boasts homes that are designed to impress and attention to detail around every corner.
 

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2019 Annual Leasing Seminar

February 26, 2019

Annual FRED Leasing Seminar: The GREATEST Leaser!

For the 26th year in a row, the Fiduciary office teams gathered to kick off the leasing season with their annual Leasing Seminar. This year’s theme celebrated the leasing professionals on FRED’s teams and their ability to grow into industry leaders through exceptional leasing, customer service and a genuine love for what they do.

The event also featured a charity component as Stars and Stripes Honor Flight and the Wisconsin Humane Society joined to present their organizations. Each organization left with a $2,000 donation, serving as a reminder that Fiduciary takes its commitment to the communities it serves very seriously.

 

1 Glenn Place Apartments in Fitchburg, WI

January 31, 2019

1 Glenn Place Officially Opens!

Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.’s, newest community, 1 Glenn Place in Fitchburg, WI, welcomes its first residents as it officially opens its doors for move-in day! Featuring townhomes, apartments, and stacked flat floor, this truly is the ONE place that has it all.
 

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1505 Apartments in Grafton, WI

January 29, 2019

1505 Apartments in Grafton Continues Growth

1505 Apartments, located on the corner of Wisconsin Ave and Beech Street in Grafton, WI, continues to become a staple in the heart of the growing Grafton community as it expands to develop its third phase. Currently featuring 124 apartment units, the third phase is proposed to bring an additional six units to the development with a unique townhome style rental option.

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2018

Jade at North Hills Apartments in Menomonee Falls, WI

December 29, 2018

Jade at North Hills Officially Opens!

Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.’s, newest community, Jade at North Hills in Menomonee Falls, WI, welcomes its first residents for move-in, ending 2018 on a great note! This community features contemporary studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in an ideal location near several major employers such as Kohl’s Corporate, Foredtert Health Center and more!

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FRED Continues to Grow

November 16, 2018

Oak Creek is a Prime Location for Fiduciary Development Team

With the successful lease-up of Drexel Ridge Apartments in Oak Creek, WI, Fiduciary has recently started another project in Oak Creek, WI that will feature an additional 225 units. The community will be on 27th street with easy access to the I-94 & Drexel Avenue interchange, offering unparalleled conveniences and a redefined suburban living option.

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2018 Annual United Way Campaign

November 15, 2018

Fiduciary Teams Up With United Way!

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc. have been long time partners, which is why FRED is proud to host an annual company-wide United Way campaign. Employees participate in a week full of daily fundraising events and are even given the option to make contributions through voluntary payroll deductions.
This week’s “Bucket Brigade” brought Fiduciary corporate teams together to stuff buckets of cleaning supplies for people transitioning into their own apartments with assistance from New Concept Self Development Center.
FRED Cares in action!

 

Synergy at the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, WI

November 15, 2018

Synergy at the Mayfair Collection Celebrates Grand Opening!

In the company of Fiduciary employees, Wauwatosa community leaders, partners, and vendors, Synergy at the Mayfair Collection celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting with a bang!
A dream four years in the making, this property truly is a dream realized for Fiduciary and the team is proud to be part of the area’s rich history with a bright future.

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2018 AASCW Awards

November 13, 2018

Six Awards of Excellence for Fiduciary Real Estate Development!

Yesterday was a great day for Fiduciary Real Estate Development at the Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin's Annual Awards of Excellence Seminar where the team took home SIX awards of excellence.
Huge congrats to the teams that took home a well-deserved award, including Liberty Square Senior Apartments22 SlateSynergy at The Mayfair CollectionDomain Apartments and more!

 

 

August 1, 2018

HSI Properties to merge into Fiduciary Real Estate

In a press release on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, it was announced that HSI Properties, LLC is being merged in to the larger Fiduciary Real Estate Development. 

HSI currently has a portfolio over more than 1,000 market rate apartments and 500,000 square feet of industrial, retail and health care properties. Once merged with Fiduciary, the two companies will create the largest multi-family real estate company in Wisconsin.

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