Congratulations to Hector Cornier, Maintenance Supervisor at Brookville Townhomes, for being named Dreyfuss Employee of the Month for August 2020!
Hector has been the Maintenance Supervisor at Brookville Townhomes for 7.5 years. He has almost 16 years of experience in the property management industry. Originally from Chicago, IL, he moved to Puerto Rico for a job opportunity, and then to Virginia when he was recruited by a construction company.
His philosophy of customer service is “keep an open mind and listen to the resident”. Hector believes that the better equipped we are, the better equipped we will be to deal with the problem ahead. He urges his team to work efficiently by taking all supplies with them to a unit for the ticket and any other little things that could pop up and could be taken care of on the same visit.
Hector said that his favorite part of the job is the relationships he has developed with his team and the residents. He admits that his least favorite task is plumbing. When he is not at work, he tries to jog one mile three times a week. Hector enjoys cooking and has recently mastered Lasagna.
July 25th 2020
We want to say Thank You to Cindy Ann Hackley for her latest 10 years of service. Cindy left us for a while but found her way back. In total, she has been with Dreyfuss Management for over 35 years and we are thankful to have her on our team. Ms. Cindy is always willing to help wherever needed and her expertise is appreciated. Cindy lends her auditing skills to our operations on a daily basis. We rely upon her talent to provide training and mentoring to our staff. Cindy is a valuable resource and she has made a significant contribution to our success. Congratulations from the entire team.
Robert Burgess has been with us for 30 years. Time sure does fly and there is never a dull moment. Robert has worked his way around the beltway, managing properties and is always willing to take on extra tasks. Never a complaint, only complete dedication, loyalty, and professionalism. We can always count on Robert. He is dependable and digs deep when solving any problem. Everyone would agree, he is a delight to work with.
Robert, we appreciate your hard work and commitment over the years and hope to get many more. Congratulations and thank you for 30 years of service!
July 21st 2020
Congratulations to Whitney Hopper on 10 years of service with Dreyfuss Management. Whitney is the Assistant Property Manager at Crane Village in PA and is a vital part of the team. Her strive for success has helped her move up in the company and obtain her Real Estate License. Whitney is a true team player; she has traveled to MD to assist at properties when needed and is always willing to mentor and train other team members when asked.
Congratulations Whitney, Your Dreyfuss Family is very proud of you!
July 20th 2020
We want to say Thank You to Jose Arzuaga-Sanchez, Maintenance Technician at Oakton Park Apartments, for giving us 10 Years of Service. We look forward to your ongoing contributions and a bright and successful future together. Congratulation Jose!
July 01st 2020
Employee of the Month
We are pleased to announce that the Dreyfuss Management’s employee of the month for July is Kassandra Davis. Kassandra was hired as a Leasing Floater in March pf 2020.
Then Kassandra hit the ground running and has not looked back. She has attended every training opportunity and excels in customer service. She is a valued asset at Glen Willow Apartments and has assisted with leasing efforts at other properties. Kassandra’s willingness to adapt to the property management industry and understand the dynamics are remarkable.
Her enthusiasm and professional manner with her internal and external customers have awarded her compliments and recognition. We recognize Kassandra’s outstanding performance and hard work to Dreyfuss Management and the properties she services. Congratulations Kassandra, your Dreyfuss Family is very proud of you!
June 18th 2020
Linda Smith Remembrance
2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, but it just became a little tougher. We are sad to inform you of the passing of Linda Smith, our Administrative Assistant at 8600 Apartments in Silver Spring, MD. Linda was a 30-year plus veteran with Dreyfuss. During her tenure she held all possible positions at many communities. She accepted all assignments and performed them well, usually with a smile. We think she even offered a hand to the maintenance department on occasion.
Linda became a skilled professional in property management, then shared her knowledge with the next generation of managers and staff. She was an early member of the Dreyfuss Team and she provided a positive contribution to many communities in the D.C. Metropolitan region. Some more recently included 8600, Silver Spring House and Oakton Park.
Please offer some words of comfort to your colleagues who worked with Linda as we share in this loss.
June 16th 2020
Luis Flores, CONGRATULATIONS on 25 years of service. As we celebrate YOU on this significant anniversary of your employment at Kingsley Commons Townhouses and Dreyfuss Management. We could not be more thankful for your continued loyalty to us over the years. Your leadership and dedication are a testament to your success and future with us. You have been a significant part of our team and we could not imagine our workplace without you. Thank you for your service!
June 11th 2020
Brookville and Dreyfuss Management would like to say Thank You to Manuel Perez Guevara for his 10 years of service and dedication to Dreyfuss. Manuel continues to work hard and is always willing to help. We look forward to seeing what the next 10 years hold for him. Congratulations Manuel!
June 07th 2020
Clara Gonzalez, THANK YOU for the 15 years of service you have given to the Dreyfuss Family. We are proud to have you as a part of our work family. You always show true dedication to the executive and onsite teams. You are our front line when it comes to serving our internal and external customers and you do it with such professionalism. We are confident that you will continue to be a “Star” for many years to come.
June 01st 2020
Employees of the Month
Dreyfuss Management would like to recognize our entire maintenance team for their hard work and dedication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We always held these professionals in high esteem as they are our heroes and first responders. However, they have demonstrated the ability to achieve and perform at an even higher level during this extended health emergency.
Our team has come to work every day, handling whatever work orders and outside maintenance they can while practicing social distancing. They are wearing PPE, which is hot and not always comfortable. We think they’re smiling but we can’t tell when they’re wearing a mask!
We appreciate everything they
May 29th 2020
We would like to congratulate and inform you of the promotion of Lanita Miller from Senior Property Manager to Assistant Regional Manager. Lanita will continue her responsibilities at Steward Tower Apartments and Glen Willow
Apartments. Under her supervision, the communities have performed well, both in customer service and financial results. Lanita has shown continued dedication, commitment, and true leadership when it comes to mentoring and communicating with her team. Great work Lanita! Your Dreyfuss family is very proud of you.
May 13th 2020
Roy Colligan has been a maintenance technician at Carriage Park Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA for 45 years on May 13th. Roy is a true asset to the company and a loyal team member. Roy assists with HVAC and plumbing calls and provides world class customer service to the residents. We sincerely appreciate his hard work and efforts year after year. Thank You Roy, for your many wonderful years of service, you have been such a significant part of our team and we could not imagine our workplace without you.
May 12th 2020
We would like to say Thank You to Manuel (Manny) Medrano at Heritage Park Apartments for his 10 years of service and dedication to Dreyfuss. He is someone that the entire Dreyfuss family has come to rely on over the years and seek out when questions arise regarding the maintenance of a property. Manny provides amazing customer service to our internal and external customers. We look forward to seeing what the next 10 years hold for him at Dreyfuss. Congratulations Manny!
May 01st 2020
Employee of the Month
We are so fortunate to have Lynn Smith as part of our management organization. Her detailed professional approach is critical to the success of so many responsibilities which support our operations. Lynn is our “Lynnchpin” for tracking and organizing insurance policies, legal matters, employee safety training, incident reports and a host of key services behind the scene. We can focus on daily property management concerns with the knowledge that Lynn is expertly supervising tasks which serve our clients and staff. Congratulations and thank you!
April 22nd 2020
We want to send a big congratulations and thank you to Daneen Whitaker. She is celebrating her 5th anniversary with Dreyfuss Management. She began her career at Dreyfuss as a leasing consultant in Washington, D.C. Her hard work and dedication brought her to Maryland where she now assists at 8600 Apartments. We would like to thank Daneen for everything she has done for Dreyfuss and we are excited to see where the next five years will take her.
April 14th 2020
Dreyfuss Management would like to recognize Kris Barra for her 15 years of service with our company. Kris has worked at Laurel Village, Crane Village and is currently the Resident Relations Coordinator at Carriage Park Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA. Kris is a dedicated team player and a true asset to Carriage Park. Thank you for your years of service Kris. We are very proud of you!
April 08th 2020
Do You Want to Earn a $750 Referral Bonus?
Dreyfuss is always looking for qualified people for the following positions throughout the D.C. and PA Metropolitan areas:
• Maintenance Supervisors
• Maintenance Technicians
If you know anyone (friend or family member) that would be suitable for any of these positions please have them email their Resume and Application for Employment (available at dreyfuss.net or at the HR Department) to Linda Cline at email@example.com or fax to (301) 652-8888.
Your name must be mentioned on the Application for Employment under “How did you hear about this position?”, if your name is not mentioned there, you will not be eligible for the referral bonus.
If the friend or family member that you referred is hired, after 3 months of their employment, you will receive the $750 referral bonus.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Human Resources Director Dreyfuss Management LLC (301) 951-8300 x 109 firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to congratulate DelRon Lowe as Dreyfuss’s Employee of the Month for April! A man of many hats (both literally and figuratively), DelRon never hesitates to lend his efforts and knowledge in any situation. As a maintenance technician, DelRon is always willing to share his skills when training, as well as provide support and guidance to both coworkers and residents. He continues to invest in himself, continually taking courses to expand his expertise. Whether it’s office pranks or catering a pool party, we can always depend on DelRon.
We are so proud to have him as a teammate. Congratulations, DelRon!
March 25th 2020
To All of our Colleagues at Dreyfuss:
We are currently living in a time of unprecedented upheaval in our normal business and personal lives. Daily routines have been disrupted, institutions which all of us rely on have been shuttered and our ability to interact with our coworkers, residents, and families has been greatly reduced. New policies and procedures have been implemented on a daily basis and each of us is concerned with the health of our families and loved ones.
All of this has occurred so rapidly that it has been hard to catch our breath. However, having watched the way that each of you has stepped up during this unusual time, continuing to do your regular jobs while making major adjustments to your lives, we have been very impressed by the professionalism with which you have approached this challenging time. It is during moments like this that we realize what a wonderful group of coworkers we have. We are truly grateful for the care and effort you have put into accommodating the changes necessary to operate in the face of Covid-19.
We wish to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication and wish the best for you and your families as we work through this difficult time.
Clara is asked to do many different tasks daily that are imperative to the operations of Dreyfuss Management. She completes all tasks given to her in a timely manner and with a positive attitude. Clara is friendly, kind and demonstrates a professional demeanor on a regular basis with internal and external customers. With all the recent changes, Clara was asked to take on additional responsibilities and has risen to the challenge without hesitation. Clara is a team player and daily demonstrates the Dreyfuss Culture. Clara, you are greatly appreciated! Thank you for all you do!
February 07th 2020
Please help us welcome our newest team members who have been with us between one day and one year. Welcome Aboard!
• Luis Cabrera
• Emely Ayala Flores
• Trung Thach
• Wilfredo Alvarado
• Amina Oyatedor
• Jose Castro Ramos
• Matthew Watkins
• Keiry Reyes
• David Bennett-Nokes, Jr.
• Xavier Castillo
• Freddy Cribas Hernandez
• Lawrence Hersteine
• Maja Slijvic
• Roxana Herrera
• Mason Avissar
• Jose Ruiz
• Blaine Van Swol
• Dominique Kowalecki
• Terrence Halligan
• Nazre Abum
• Alexis Cerverizzo
• Abdul Nedam
• Pamela Muse
• Shanna Givens
• Jared Fine
• Clivia Escobar
February 05th 2020
Mike Anesin, our Maintenance Supervisor at Laurel Village Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA, was nominated and selected by his peers to receive the “2019 Charles E. Keener Award”. We all recognize your creativity, industry knowledge and dependability. Your interaction with internal and external customers produces a positive impression that demonstrates leadership qualities for others to follow. You are a team member we trust. Congratulations!
February 01st 2020
Employee of the Month
Lucas Colon Employee of the Month February 2020
Luke joined Harper’s Landing Apartments in 2012 and has been the Maintenance Supervisor for most of his tenure. Due to staffing changes at the property, Luke stepped up to assume a greater oversight role in managing the office assisting the team with invoices, customer service issues and scheduling move ins. He truly stepped up to meet `
January 30th 2020
Congratulations to Kim Kirkpatrick, Property Manager at Crane Village Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA, for becoming a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) with the National Apartment Association (NAA). We are very proud of you!
January 29th 2020
Team Dreyfuss had a great time during the Managers Meeting.
Thank you Team for everything you do.
January 28th 2020
Look at our AWESOME Leasing Team during the Leasing Forum. Brandy Douglas-Clark, LaToya Johnson and Laurie Schott thank you for a grand job putting this together.
January 01st 2020
Employee of the Month
Lanita Miller, our Sr. Property Manager at Steward Tower Apartments, has proven to be a team member that is flexible and willing to assist where needed. For several months, she was called upon to manage her community as well as Glen Willow Apartments. She graciously accepted the challenge and performed exceptionally well. Her positive attitude and attention to detail exemplifies the honor of being the employee of the month. While managing both properties and maintaining 98-99% occupancy, Lanita has continued to mentor new team members and assist with Yardi training. Lanita’s display of leadership, dedication and professionalism is what we emulate in our Dreyfuss Culture. Congratulations to the January Employee of the month Lanita Miller.
December 28th 2019
No Kid Hungry
Dreyfuss is excited to announce that we are supporting the “No Kid Hungry“ initiative as our 1st quarter charity between January 1st to March 31st.
If you donate $5 you will be eligible to wear jeans one Friday, if you donate $20 you will be eligible to wear jeans every Friday that month. If you donate $50 you will be eligible to wear jeans every Friday for the entire 3 months.
You can learn more about “No Kid Hungry” by visiting their website at www.nokidhungry.org.
December 13th 2019
Toys for Tots
During the months of October to December all Dreyfuss Management properties collected new unwrapped toys to donate to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Thank you to everyone who donated. Happy Holidays to All!
December 06th 2019
Employee of the Month
As the year comes to an end, we would like to congratulate Emmanuel Coleman on being our December Employee of the Month. Emmanuel has been working for Dreyfuss Management for over 5 years and has been a major staple in the company’s operations. As Supervisor of Maintenance at The Metropolitan, Emmanuel is faced with a number of challenging issues, but, no matter the challenge, he always has a smile on his face. From discontinued parts to having to adhere to historical restrictions, Emmanuel’s main focus is always on improving the property no matter the obstacle and giving the best customer service to his residents.
However, his skills don’t just stop at the community. Emmanuel also meets monthly with upper management to discuss any topics affecting the company’s maintenance supervisors and sits on different company panels. His willingness to help out when needed and his eagerness to constantly keep learning have made him a great asset to Dreyfuss management. We would like to thank Emmanuel for all he has done for The Metropolitan and Dreyfuss.
November 08th 2019
Employee of the Month
Brookville Townhomes is fortunate to have Jennifer Britt as their Assistant Property Manager. Jennifer joined the team in October of 2015 and has consistently contributed to the success of the property. During the recent Yardi transition, Jennifer took point for her team by learning how to use the software and keeping everything running smoothly. She shared her knowledge with her colleagues and Brookville did not miss a beat during the transition.
Jennifer’s favorite parts of her job are providing excellent customer service and planning resident events. Jennifer organized Resident Appreciation Day and Movie Night to promote community engagement and develop strong community ties. Congratulations Jennifer and thank you for all you do at Brookville!
October 30th 2019
After 30 years with Dreyfuss, Linda Coppage has decided to retire. Her years of dedication to Dreyfuss and the many tasks she performed (and mastered) are legendary. Linda’s commitment to excellence and assistance to all will be remembered for years to come. Now she can watch Outlander, read books and enjoy retired life with her husband and family. Thank you for all you have done through the years, you will be missed. Good Luck and Happy Retirement!
October 29th 2019
We are very proud to announce that Pedro Martinez has been promoted to Property Manger at Maplewood Villas in Gaithersburg, MD. It proves that hard work and dedication pays off. Congratulations and good luck!
October 27th 2019
We would like to say Thank You to the following Team members for their dedication and commitment to Carriage Park Apartments and Dreyfuss Management.
• Jason Crowner - 5 Years of Service
• Joe Druciak - 20 Years of Service
• Darron Welch - 20 Years of Service
October 01st 2019
Employee of the Month
To say that Luis Cabrera at Ashley Apartments goes above and beyond as his role as Property manager is an understatement. Even during difficult times and being understaffed over the last few months, Luis has continued to maintain occupancy, create a welcoming atmosphere for his residents and provide world class customer service. Luis leases apartments handles collections and has even been caught completing maintenance requests at times. Luis’ energetic style, professional attitude and commitment to Ashley is infectious. Since starting at the property in April, Luis has implemented several new projects. His desire to enhance the living experience is being talked about by many residents. They are happy with the progress of the property and his residents love him. Many residents stop by the office just to say hi. No matter what Luis has going on, he stops what he is doing and takes time to speak to each resident. Luis is a valued team member of Dreyfuss, and we are honored to have him on our team. Congratulations to October’s employee of the month Luis Cabrera! Your Dreyfuss Family is very proud of you!
September 27th 2019
Congratulations to Whitney Hopper, Assistant Property Manager at Crane Village Apartments. After months of studying Whitney passed her real estate exam on the first try with a score of 100% on the state portion of the test. We would also like to recognize her efforts during the YARDI conversion. Not only was she studying to pass her Real Estate Exam, but Whitney was also very helpful to her team as well as sister communities. We are so Proud of you Whitney!
September 27th 2019
We are pleased to introduce two of our newest residents at Crane Village Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA, Jonathan Potter and his wife, Rachel Adler. John has received local and national attention in recent months for performing hundreds of acts of kindness for strangers, including even donating his own kidney. He has started a non-profit business, "Pittsburgh Good Deeds", in an effort to help anyone who may need it. From handyman services, to babysitting, to help with organizing closets and basements. John has a long list of volunteers who are always ready to help. You can read more about John and his efforts here: https://lnkd.in/ekS6GW6
Also, check out his website at www.pghgooddeeds.org.
September 19th 2019
Toys for Tots
We are excited to announce that Dreyfuss’ 4th quarter charity has been selected and we are supporting Toys for Tots. Please bring in a NEW UNWRAPPED toy to your workplace and you will be eligible to wear jeans every Friday to work starting October 1st- December 31st 2019.
Toys for Tots is an organization who collects toys for local children for the holidays www.toysfortots.org.
September 19th 2019
Congratulations to Team Brookville for the highest team TPA score in August! From left to right, Icendry Corona was #4, Alicia Guido was #1 and Jennifer Britt was #2.
September 19th 2019
We are very proud of the following employees who have been promoted and we wish them great success in their new positions. Good luck and well deserved.
Alexander Freeman - Assistant Director of Property Management
Noel Raphael - Property Manager of Rock Creek Springs Apartments and the D.C. properties
Maria Perez - Assistant Property Manager of Rock Creek Springs Apartment
September 05th 2019
Employee of the Month
We are so pleased to announce Cindy Hackley as September’s employee of the month. Cindy has played a vital role during our company’s transition to a new property management software. She has attended all training sessions and she has demonstrated an acute focus on details to assist staff with their learning. Cindy has been a leader with the software implementation for our communities. Over the years, Cindy has held several positions with Dreyfuss. She has been a trainer, auditor, systems director and is always willing to support operations or lend support to her colleagues.
Reflecting her tenure and skill in property management, Cindy has become our “first responder” to aide with problem-solving, issue resolution and mentoring staff. Cindy “lives” our company culture each day and always accepts challenges without hesitation. She also helps enforce policy, assists with office organization or set-up and she can lease an apartment home when the need is there. Cindy continues to strive for excellence and she is a valued asset to Dreyfuss Management. Thank you, Cindy, for all that you do for us!
August 21st 2019
Congratulations to Eboni Phillips on being promoted to the Assistant Property Manager at Steward Tower. Eboni started with Dreyfuss as the Leasing Consultant a little over two years ago. During this time, Eboni has been recognized for her leasing efforts and customer service skills. She works closely with her property manager daily to understand the operations of her community. Steward Tower has maintained 100% occupancy for the past three months and has the highest Rent Trak enrollment within the company. Your Dreyfuss Family is very proud of you Eboni! Keep Smiling!
August 17th 2019
Hats off to Icendy Corona at Brookville Townhomes for passing the Virginia Real Estate License exam. Warmest congratulations on your achievement from the entire Dreyfuss Team.
August 13th 2019
We would like to CONGRATULATE Latoya Johnson on her promotion. After five years of dedication and hard work as a Property Manager and Sr. Property Manager, Latoya has been promoted to Assistant Regional Manager. Fantastic Job Latoya, we are so proud of you!
August 03rd 2019
Remembering Chelsea Eaton
We are deeply saddened to inform you of the untimely passing of Chelsea Eaton. Chelsea held the position of Assistant Property Manager at Ashley Apartments and she was a part of the Dreyfuss family for 16 years. Chelsea contributed to Dreyfuss in many more ways than serving the residents and management of Ashley. She was a member of the Yardi transition team, the internal audit program as well as supporting the main office operations and financial services. Regardless of your tenure with Dreyfuss, Chelsea probably assisted you directly or indirectly at some point in your workday. Chelsea was a colleague, teammate, friend and partner. Let us take a moment to remember her sense of humor and smile, her energy, strong will and her dedication to us at Dreyfuss.
August 01st 2019
Employee of the Month
Please help us in congratulating our August Employee of the Month, Joseph (Joe) Druciak. Joe has been a maintenance technician at Carriage Park Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA for 20 years. Joe always goes out of his way to get the job done. Daily, he displays the Dreyfuss Company Culture and knows the true meaning of “Eating the Frog.” Joe is very dependable and is committed to the property and its residents. He is always willing to help another team member and goes above and beyond to provide world class customer service. Thank You Joe on a job well done!
July 19th 2019
Congratulations to Team at Carriage Park who was honored with two awards at the Apartment Excellence Awards on July 12th in Pittsburgh, PA. Team Carriage Park won “Overall Community Appeal of 2019” and “Garden Apartment Curb Appeal of 2019”. Way to Go Team!
July 19th 2019
A huge Congratulations to the Team at Laurel Village Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA on their Apartment Excellence Award for "Multi-Story Curb Appeal". Way to go Team!
July 16th 2019
The most important characteristic of Dreyfuss Management is the dedication and loyalty of our personnel. One clear example of this is the length of service of our work family. We wish to recognize these professionals for their time and commitment. Thank You and Congratulations!
• 30 years - Linda Smith at 8600 Apartments
• 30 years – Linda Coppage at Dreyfuss Management
• 20 years - Joseph Druciak at Carriage Park Apartments
• 20 years – Daron Welsh at Carriage Park Apartments
• 20 years – Linda Cline at Dreyfuss Management
• 15 years – Karin Huaman at Kingsley Commons Townhouses
• 15 years – Alexander Freeman at Rock Creek Springs Apartments
• 15 years – Melquiades Fuentes at Ashley Apartments
• 10 years – Tonya Heyn at Weldon Townhomes
• 10 years – Jose Mendoza Tolentino at Heritage Park Apartments
• 10 years – Renee Rivera Ramirez at Oakton Park Apartments
• 5 years – Marta Rodriguez at Kingsley Commons Townhouses
• 5 years – Ilson Martinez at Breckenridge Condominium
• 5 years – Rachel Conkey at New Brookside Apartments
• 5 years – Tomas Perdomo at Maplewood Villas
• 5 years – Mauricio Villalobos Diaz at Spring Ridge Apartments
• 5 years – Adan Martinez at Kingsley Commons Townhouses
• 5 years – Jason Crowner at Carriage Park Apartments
• 5 years – Emmanuel Coleman at The Metropolitan
• 5 years – Shavon McAllister at Harper’s Landing Apartments
July 01st 2019
Employee of the Month
We have been short a leasing consultant at Crane Village since April, but Julie Straub recognized the need to increase her efforts to meet the challenge. While the Assistant Manager was out of the office most of the month, enrolled in real estate classes, and the Manager was busy with her own duties, there were about 5 days that month where Julie worked alone. The leasing office was busier than usual, and she had difficult tasks to conquer. Julie recognized the obstacles and she jumped into the middle of the workload like a veteran. Julie never complained about the added assignments. She swiftly learned new responsibilities such as daily reports, how to manage social media and resident events.
She had 20 marketing tours this past week and she has learned to be much more organized with her time and has had over 30 rentals in the last 60 days. Julie is developing expertise and her performance and dedication have been outstanding. We have seen more growth in skills from her in the last 60 days. Julie has been with us just a year, but she has demonstrated a positive attitude and a desire to serve.
Congratulations Julie on a job well done and for being Dreyfuss Management’s employee of the month for July 2019!
June 26th 2019
Team Dreyfuss in Yardi training. Go Team Go! Thank You all for your hard work and keep up the awesomeness.
June 20th 2019
2019 Manager's Conference
SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGERS PRESENT “A VISIT TO DREYF-OZ CITY” AT 2019 MANAGER’S CONFERENCE
A clever parody of the Wizard of Oz, the visit to Dreyf-oz City with Dorothy (Shelia James), the Scarecrow (Reyna Romero), the Tin Man (Lanita Miller), the Cowardly Lion (Vickie Phipps) and the Wizard (Melissa Swift) was narrated by Glinda, the Good Witch (Latoya Johnson).
Our brave travelers of the Yellow Brick Road shared much useful information including:
• Effective Business Writing
• How to reduce Vacancy Days
• Why Renter’s Insurance is important
• Communicating Effectively with Residents
• Empowering ourselves to do our jobs.
A big thank you to our Senior Property Managers for an excellent and entertaining morning!
June 17th 2019
We would like to congratulate DelRon Lowe on his recent achievement in earning both his HVAC 1 and HVAC 2 certifications, both with exemplary scores. Starting as the sole groundskeeper at Crane Village Apartments, DelRon's adaptability and eagerness to learn led him to become an integral part of the maintenance team.
A valued team member since 2013, DelRon continues to strive for excellence and growth, seeking new learning opportunities to cultivate and hone his skills. When he's not putting his skills to use at work, DelRon is a devoted father of four, as well as a talented chef and entrepreneur. We are so happy to have DelRon as a part of our team!
June 01st 2019
Employee of the Month
Louis Hiles at Byrd Center is a superstar through and through. He knocks it out of the park on all aspects of maintenance but shines as brightly when he uses his tools for customer service. Louis jumps right in to show space to prospects and even suggests to tenants that “look like you could use more space”. He understands the real estate area but more importantly understands teamwork and pitched in to cover when needed. Tenants ask for him by name to get recommendations for vendors to use as they trust his knowledge and expertise. Congratulations Louis!
May 31st 2019
Manager's Leadership Conference 2019
Team Dreyfuss held its annual Manager’s Leadership Conference this May in Hershey, PA. Property Managers, Senior Property Managers, Regional Managers and Directors all attended and participated in the conference. The educational topics this year included community financials, wellness, the best way to handle employee issues, resident retention and the Senior Property Managers took the team to Dreyf-Oz City with a Wizard of Oz themed presentation on the daily challenges of running a community.
Thank you to all who came and participated. This was one of our best conferences yet and we are already looking forward to our next conference in 2020!
May 30th 2019
Red Nose Day
Team Dreyfuss participated in Red Nose Day on May 23, 2019. Red Nose Day is a campaign to end child poverty, one nose at a time. Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises money and awareness to keep children who need our help the most stay safe, healthy and educated in America and around the world.
Millions of Americans, celebrities and businesses will come together wearing their Red Noses – sold exclusively at Walgreens – to fundraise, donate, and tune in for a special night of programming on NBC.
In its first four years, Red Nose Day has raised nearly $150 million and positively impacted the lives of over 16 million children.
Team Dreyfuss is happy to contribute to such a worthy cause!
May 20th 2019
Dreyfuss Management would like to welcome Emily Ayala to our team. Emily is the new leasing consultant at Maplewood Villas in Gaithersburg, MD. She brings years of customer service experience to our team. She is already making a difference at the property with her enthusiastic attitude and professional manner. We are proud to have Emily as part of our team.
May 10th 2019
We would like to take this opportunity and introduce Luis Cabrera to the Dreyfuss Team. Luis is the new Property Manager at Ashley Apartments and brings over
15-years of industry experience as well as a customer satisfaction mentality. Luis is a great asset to the Ashley team and the Dreyfuss family.
If you have a chance, please feel free to call Ashley and welcome him to this great company.
May 01st 2019
Employee of the Month
The saying, “It’s a one person show” has never been more accurate than for the team at Silver Spring House. With only one manager and one maintenance supervisor, the two have to make sure that they are running both of their departments like well oiled machines. In the case of our May Employee of the Month, Silver Spring House’s Maintenance Supervisor, Deyvis Valdez-Taveras, he not only had to make sure that his department was running smoothly, but he also had to do it while preparing for the 2019 Maintenance Mania.
Every year, maintenance supervisors and technicians from all over DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia come together to compete against one another at Maintenance Mania. The overall winners of the competition not only get to call themselves the winner, but they also get a chance to compete in the National Championship hosted by NAA. This was Deyvis’ first time competing in the competition, but it definitely won’t be his last.
We would like to thank Deyvis for not only stepping up and being the first Dreyfuss member to take part in this year’s competition, but we would also like to thank him for doing it while also keeping his community looking good and running smoothly. His dedication and ability to balance multiple hats at one time has made him a great asset to the Dreyfuss family.
April 11th 2019
Charlie Keener Award
The panel will be chosen from Property employees, Operations, the Executive Team and one member from the Oakton Park staff. The total of the panel members should be no more than seven (7) in number, with two (2) alternates. The panel will elect a presiding Chairperson (Chair) to organize and facilitate the process of candidate review. The Chair will only cast a vote in the event of a tie between panel members. Each panel member has one vote.
To qualify as a candidate for the Charlie Keener award:
Nominees must be employed at a Dreyfuss-managed community for at least one year.
Recommended for the award, in writing, by one colleague. NOTE: additional “voices” strengthen the candidate’s
position as a nominee.
The written summary of candidacy must offer an example from at least two of the stated disciplines. NOTE:
additional summaries of experiences for more than two disciplines enhance a candidate’s selection.
Nominations open September 1 and close September 30 each year. The “one-year tenure” is measured as of August 31 each year. The selected employee will receive an engraved plaque, a certificate of appreciation, recognition on the Dreyfuss website w/social media as well as a cash award. The winner of the award will be announced on or before December 1 each year. LEARN MORE
April 04th 2019
Employee of the Month
With Dreyfuss’ transition to a more tech savvy company, Theresa Pacious has been essential in leading our employees through the sometimes-hard transition. While doing her normal jobs as Accounts Payable Supervisor and Payroll Supervisor, Theresa has also taken on the role of rolling out a new online lease software for our communities and is helping with our communities’ transition to new accounting software. Theresa’s great customer service and easy-going attitude has made a her an employee many can rely on and seek out advice from. Dreyfuss would like to congratulate Theresa on being our April Employee of the Month.
March 30th 2019
Heritage Park Promotion
We would like to congratulate Aixa Burgos from Heritage Park Apartments on her new promotion. After almost 2 years of dedication and hard work as a Leasing Consultant, Aixa has earned the new title as Assistant Property Manager. As the Assistant Property Manager, Aixa will help oversee the daily operations at the community as well as continue providing amazing customer service to the community’s residents and vendors. From everyone at Dreyfuss Management, we would like to once again congratulate Aixa and we are excited to watch her grow in to her new position.
March 30th 2019
Our awesome Engineering Team did it again! Rick Miller (Assistant Director of Engineering) , Stephen Anderson (Building Engineer) and Tom Hall (Director of Engineering) replaced a heavy grinder pump at Ashley Apartments. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
March 19th 2019
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
Team Ashley Apartments (Kayla, Alexander & Chelsea) celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with the Director of Property Management (James) and the Assistant Director of Property Management (Jacqueline).
From left to right: Kayla Smith, Jacqueline Wert, James Santos, Alexander Austin-Perez and Chelsea Eaton
March 13th 2019
We would like to congratulate Rick Leahew, Jr. as the new Property Manager of Carriage Park Apartments. He brings many years of Property Management experience and is a valued asset to our company. Rick has recently secured his Real Estate License and has achieved the necessary requirements to be named Property Manager. Rick prides himself on customer satisfaction, and it is his goal to provide the most comfortable living experience possible for the residents at Carriage Park.
In addition to Rick’s promotion, Holly Wisniewski is the new Assistant Property Manager of Carriage Park. Holly will be an integral factor in the day-to-day operations of Carriage Park. As the Assistant Property Manager, Holly will be working side by side with Rick to ensure the best customer service and a great deal of insight on the direction we hope to take Carriage Park.
Congratulations Rick and Holly, your Dreyfuss family is very proud of you!
March 08th 2019
International Women's Day
In honor of the International Women’s Day, Dreyfuss Management is proud to celebrate and recognize the hardworking professional women on our team.
The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter. We are honored to have these amazing women balancing our team.
Dedicated, knowledgeable, and loyal are just a few ways to describe maintenance technician, Carlos Garcia. Carlos has been working as a maintenance technician at Heritage Park Apartments since August of 2015 and continues to go above and beyond his role as maintenance tech.
Carlos is always willing to help no matter how big or how small the project is. Whether it be turning a unit or making a minor repair, Carlos will always jump at the chance to help out. In the latter part of last year, Carlos was asked to help out at sister community, Glen Willow Apartments and with no hesitation, said yes. Despite the challenge of having to work at a totally different community, he proved to be invaluable to the Glen Willow team. He provided excellent customer service to the residents and performed his duties exceptionally.
February 22nd 2019
Rick Leahew, Jr., Property Manager at Carriage Park Apartments, passed his Real Estate Exam and now holds his PA Real Estate License. Congratulations Rick, your Dreyfuss family is very proud of your accomplishment.
February 16th 2019
Thank you for your years of service!
This month we wish to recognize the following professionals for their 1-2 years of time and commitment. They are no longer “newbies” with the company, they are all flourishing Team Dreyfuss employees. The most important characteristic of Dreyfuss Management is the dedication and loyalty of our personnel. Thank you for all that you do and congratulations!
• Brittany Lawrence at The Metropolitan Apartments
• Richard Dungan at Crane Village Apartments
• Shelia James at Del Vista Apartments
• Fidel Ramirez at 8600 Apartments
• Kayla Smith at Ashley Apartments
• Eboni Phillips at Steward Tower Apartments
• Tesha Legore at Glen Willow Apartments
• Anthony Pecone at Carriage Park Apartments
• Aixa Burgos at Heritage Park Apartments
• Michael Metrinko at Carriage Park Apartments
• Snehal Sathawane at Carriage Park Apartments
• Alicia Guido at Brookville Townhomes
• Renita Beander at Harper’s Landing Apartments
• Bernice Baccus at The Metropolitan Apartments
• Lynn Teran at Glen Willow Apartments
• Icendry Corona at Brookville Townhomes
• Brenda Rivera-Alas at Del Vista Apartments
• Thomas Berry at Carriage Park Apartments
• Micah Herbert at Steward Tower Apartments
• Ashlee Unzicker at Crane Village Apartments
• Duane Fowler at 2112 New Hampshire Avenue Apartments
• James Santos at Dreyfuss Management
February 14th 2019
Happy Valentine's Day!
Team Dreyfuss celebrated Valentine’s Day at the main office with delicious cupcakes and cookies. Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 09th 2019
NAA Maintenance Mania
The local NAA Maintenance Mania® qualifications competition is coming up very soon, April 11, 2019, therefore Team Dreyfuss is getting ready. In this picture you see two of our finest Team members training for the event, Manuel King from Glen Willow Apartments and Deyvis Valdez-Taveras from Silver Spring House Apartments. Hopefully, one or several of our skilled Maintenance Team members will advance to the National Championship that is held in Denver, CO between June 26-28, 2019. Go Team Dreyfuss!
February 01st 2019
Employee of the Month
Aixa Burgos has gone above and beyond her role as leasing consultant/marketing specialist at Heritage Park Apartments. Since starting at the property in 2017, Aixa has implemented several new projects over the past couple of months, including setting up residents for online rent payments, creating a monthly community newsletter, and launching a holiday campaign. She did it all with ease, confidence, and with the desire to enhance the residents’ lifestyle and promote community unity. Aixa is always looking for a chance to grow and do more for Heritage Park. She is a valued member of the Dreyfuss Team and we are excited to see what she has in store in 2019. Congratulations!
January 20th 2019
4th Quarter 2018 - St. Jude
Team Dreyfuss did it again! During the 4th quarter of 2018, we raised $600 during our “$5 Demin Fridays”. We are proud to say that the money will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.” Thank you, St. Jude, for what you do and thank you to all Team Dreyfuss employees that contributed this this awesome cause.
During the 1st quarter of 2019 we selected to team up with One Warm Coat. We want to involve employees and residents to donate a coat. If an employee donates a coat or more they get to wear jeans every “$5 Demin Friday” during the 1st quarter.
January 11th 2019
Employee of the Month
The Metropolitan Apartment in D.C.
Brittany is a Team Member that is a pleasure to be around, as she always has an upbeat and positive attitude. She has an eagerness to learn and is also working towards her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation. Residents have shared with Dreyfuss, just how much they like her and appreciate her customer service. She was recently recognized as a “Rising Star” in the D.C. Marketplace, by the Property Management Association for her professional performance and ability to turn prospects into residents. Brittany’s enthusiasm to learn, optimistic attitude and friendly disposition with residents makes her a rising star at The Metropolitan and Dreyfuss Management. Congratulations!