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.
Employee of the Month
We want to say Thank You to Mary Martinez Rostan, Property Manager at Oak Ridge Apartments, for giving us 15 Years of Service. We look forward to your ongoing contributions and a bright and successful future together.
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
Employee of the Month
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.
Employee of the Month
No Kid Hungry
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.
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.
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!
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!
We would like to say Thank You to the following Team members for their dedication and commitment to Carriage Park Apartments and Dreyfuss Management.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
Team Dreyfuss in Yardi training. Go Team Go! Thank You all for your hard work and keep up the awesomeness.
SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGERS PRESENT “A VISIT TO DREYF-OZ CITY” AT 2019 MANAGER’S CONFERENCE
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
www.internationalwomensday.com * #BalanceforBetter * #IWD2019
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.
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
Team Dreyfuss celebrated Valentine’s Day at the main office with delicious cupcakes and cookies. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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!
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!
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.
Congratulations to Brittany Lawrence at The Metropolitan Apartments for being recognized by the Property Management Association (PMA) as a Rising Star in the D.C. Marketplace! Her professionalism and stellar performance at selling the benefits of her community and ability to turn prospects into residents earned her this special recognition. Fantastic job Brittany, we are so proud of you!
An MRI guru, team player and dedicated team member are just a few of the characteristics we think of when describing Chelsea Eaton. Chelsea has been the Assistant Property Manager at Ashley Apartments for over 10 years. Daily, she supports all properties and the Regional Team with MRI corrections, issues and questions. Chelsea assists in the training of new team members and is always available for refresher classes. We receive compliments from the residents at Ashley Apartments and other properties about Chelsea and her positive attitude and willingness to assist with anything. Chelsea continues to strive for excellence and is a valued asset to Ashley Apartments and Dreyfuss Management. She also embraces and displays our company culture.
Pamela Cash has been managing Capital Plaza Apartments for over 25 years. As the sole office staff member of her building of 120 apartments, Pamela has individually worked with every resident and contractor that has come in contact with the building. She over saw a complete lobby renovation and was able to keep the building occupied during the construction. Pamela eases the anxiety of moving to a new home by sharing her knowledge of the community and the area with new residents. By giving excellent customer service to our existing residents, she ensures that they will continue living at Capital Plaza for a very long time.
Dreyfuss Management is proud to announce that Capital Plaza Apartments received a Distinguished Community Award at PMA’s PACE Awards on October 18th. Pam Cash (Property Manager) and Jasper Jones (Maintenance Supervisor) worked hard to get the community ready for judging and continue make sure the community looks great every single day! Congratulations Capital Plaza, thank you for your hard work!
On October 10th and 11th Dreyfuss participated in the Gettysburg Foundation Leadership Program at Gettysburg National Military Park. During the two days they learned about the Civil War and its leaders. They experienced the following: saw the movie “A New Birth of Freedom”, behind-the-scenes tour of the Cyclorama, dinner at Dobbin House Tavern, on-the-battlefield leadership decisions and team fence building activity. They learned leadership skills to use on a day-to-day basis and gained experience they will cherish for a life time. Thank you all for participating. From left to right: Brittney Haworth, Eddy Hyland, James Santos, Linda Bozzonetti, Jackie Wert, Linda Cline and Meaghan Pacious.
October 21st 2018
Maintenance Conference in Ocean City, MD September 24 to September 26
In September we took our talented Maintenance Supervisors to Ocean City, MD for our annual Maintenance Conference. During the conference we practiced and competed in the first ever “Dreyfuss Maintenance Mania” and it was so much fun. Congratulations to Deyvis Taveras from Silver Spring House Apartments who won the event.
Each team member was invited to build a car from items found in a maintenance shop. The winner of “Most Creative Car” went to Mike Anesin at Laurel Village Apartments. Ruben Granados of Heritage Park Apartments built the fastest car in the race.
The following employees were recognized for “Going Above and Beyond”:
• Micha Herbert at Steward Tower Apartments
• Ruben Granados at Heritage Park Apartments
• Yamil Obando at Oakton Park Apartments
• Hector Cornier at Brookville Townhomes
• Fermin Guevara at Spring Ridge Apartments
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of this annual event.
October 21st 2018
Summer Picnic in Pittsburgh, PA
On September 14, 2018 Team Pittsburgh had their Summer Picnic and it was an awesome event. We played games, mingled and ate tasty food. Bingo seemed to be the favorite and some winners got either a half or full day off work (they really loved that). We are looking forward to next year’s event.
October 06th 2018
On Saturday, October 6th, Oakton Park Apartments hosted Resident Appreciation Day with food and fun for all the residents. There were two moon bounces, carnival games, an airbrush tattoo artist and balloon animals galore!
Thanks to #TeamOP for working all day Saturday to make this event special for their residents.
October 01st 2018
Employee of the Month
Reyna Romero is the Property Manager of Spring Ridge Apartments and also assist with operations at Maplewood Apartments. She recently trained one of our new Property Managers, which she did willingly and enthusiastically. Spring Ridge’s occupancy is currently 100 %, which is a tribute to her Leadership. The occupancy was achieved after a recent rent increase. Reyna always has a friendly smile, even while facing the many challenges at the property. She has been with the Dreyfuss Team for 11 years and we certainly hope she will be with us for many more! Thank You!
September 26th 2018
$5 Denim Fridays
Team Dreyfuss’s “$5 for Denim Fridays” have paid off with a $1,100 donation to The Lupus Foundation! We are so proud to contribute to the continuing research of this disease which effects 1.5 million Americans, including our friends and colleagues. Thank you to our team members that participated and please stay tuned for information on our next charitable giving campaign.
September 11th 2018
On September 11, 2018 Team Dreyfuss went Downtown Washington D.C. to volunteer with AARP #endseniorpoverty. We had a fun time helping AARP create food bags for our awesome seniors. We will continue to participate in events to assist charities to meet their annual goals. We hope our efforts make a difference. To find an AARP volunteering event near you, please visit: https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/get-involved .
September 01st 2018
Employee of the Month
Christopher J. Oberdorf (Chris)
Hired On: October 18, 2010
A leader, motivator, team player and dedicated team member are just a few of the characteristics we think of when describing Chris. Chris was promoted to Property Manager at Laurel Village Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA on January 2, 2018. Since January, Chris has been making tremendous strides on the property. We receive compliments about Chris from both residents and his team members. Chris has a fantastic attitude and a willing disposition. Chris continues to strive for excellence and is a valued asset to Laurel Village and Dreyfuss Management. Chris embraces and displays our company culture daily.
Congratulations to our September employee of the month, Christopher Oberdorf.
August 29th 2018
Team Dreyfuss is giving back! Earlier this Summer, we asked all of our employees to donate $5 for every Friday they wanted to wear jeans to work. All proceeds from “Jean Fridays” go to the Lupus Foundation of America to help in the ongoing fight to solving the mystery of Lupus.
This foundation is near and dear to many employees at Dreyfuss Management and Saturday, September 29, Team Dreyfuss members will participate in the 2018 Walk to End Lupus Now in downtown Baltimore.
Our colleague, Jackie Wert (Go Team JJ), is also hosting a fundraiser Saturday, September 8 at the Old Bowie Town Grill from 2-7pm to raise money for the Lupus Foundation. Everyone is welcome to come and join. There will be raffle baskets, a silent auction, a DJ, and more! Make sure to check it out! To learn more about the fundraiser click here.
If you wish to take part in “Jean Fridays”, the quarter is almost over! Let’s donate and wear those jeans!
To learn more about the Lupus foundation, and how you can participate in a walk in your area, please visit their website at https://www.lupus.org/action/walk-to-end-lupus-now.
August 26th 2018
Please join us in congratulating Danielle Cannon, Senior Property Manager at Carriage Park Apartments on a job well done. Danielle recently passed her CAM exam and now holds the designation as a Certified Apartment Manager. Congratulations Danielle, your Dreyfuss family is very proud of you!
August 01st 2018
Employee of the Month
Human Resources Director,
Fair Housing Officer
Linda Cline exemplifies the true meaning of an esteemed asset of a talented team. She produces significant value to Dreyfuss on a daily basis. She is supportive, approachable, a trusted advisor and motivator. Linda performs expertly in her role as the Human Resource Director and holds the vital responsibility of compliance as our Fair Housing Officer. While professionally carrying out these duties, she finds time to coordinate Manager and Maintenance training conferences and social events, such as the company picnic. She is dedicated to her position and is the “glue” which holds the organization together. Linda is one of the first Dreyfuss experts with whom new employees interact during orientation. She successfully manages a variety of issues every day with grace, style and a sense of humor.
She is very knowledgeable in her field and maintains a current understanding of applicable laws while communicating that information to all employees. Her organizational skills amaze us and she is swift to respond when we need her assistance. Thank you Linda, from all of us, we appreciate all you do.
July 18th 2018
Thank you Carlos!
The Team at Glen Willow Apartments would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to Carlos Garcia from Heritage Park Apartments for selfishly and enthusiastically taking emergency maintenance calls at Glen Willow for almost 3 weeks!
This was a tremendous help, and we are very grateful you volunteered. So once again, THANK YOU!
July 01st 2018
Employee of the Month
Richard A. Miller, Jr.
Assistant Director of Engineering
Hired On: October 1, 1990
Supportive, dedicated and diligent are some of the characteristics that describe July’s Employee of the Month, Richard A. Miller, Jr. (Rick). Rick’s knowledge in the engineering field makes him a valued asset to Dreyfuss Management. Rick strives for perfection and is very detail-oriented. Rick is always responsive to the needs of the on-site teams and is willing to share his expertise. The communities benefit from his visits as he has exhibited an understanding of the management operation. At all times, he demonstrates professionalism and is always respectful to team members, vendors and residents. When Rick is not at work, he likes to bowl and his favorite movie is The Big Lebowski. Thank you for your longevity and dedication to the company.
June 29th 2018
PA Fair Housing Seminar
On Friday June 15, 2018 Brian McKenzie with the Equal Rights Center (ERC) held the annual Fair Housing Training for our three properties in Pittsburgh, PA. Thank you Brian, ERC and to everyone that attended.
June 28th 2018
Carriage Park awards
Congratulations to the Team at Carriage Park! Carriage Park was honored with two awards this year at the Apartment Excellence Awards in Pittsburgh, PA. Carriage Park won “Overall Community Appeal of 2018” and “Garden Apartment Curb Appeal of 2018”. Pictured from left to right: Thomas Berry, Danielle Cannon, Michael Sweeney and Senad Kostic.
June 28th 2018
The Veteran’s Place
Laurel Village concluded their drive for “The Veteran’s Place of Washington Blvd.” The support was overwhelming. They will be picking up the items and then a group from Laurel Village (residents and staff) will be going to the facility for a tour.
June 22nd 2018
On Friday June 22nd we held our Company Picnic at Bohner Park in Gaithersburg, MD. Even though the weather was cold, windy and rainy we had an AWESOME time. Employees and their families enjoyed a nice buffet, DJ music and plenty of games. Thank you all for joining us and making the event memorable.
June 04th 2018
Red Nose Day at Dreyfuss
On May 24th, Dreyfuss Management participated in the annual Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a day where people all over the world raise awareness concerning child poverty. In honor of the day, our properties and the main office rocked their own “Red Noses” to help bring awareness for the charity. Some of our properties even got their residents and their local fire department involved. We want to thank everyone who participated and we are looking forward to next year. To learn how you can partake in Red Nose Day or to learn more about the charity please visit their website at https://home.rednoseday.org/faq.
June 01st 2018
Employee of the Month
Hugo M. Barahona
Hired On: June 17, 2008
Hugo Barahona has been with the company for 10 years and constantly proves himself to be a tremendous asset. Many times, he has been asked to help out another community by covering for someone on vacation, helping a Regional Manager analyze a problem or simply lending a helping hand. His superb knowledge with electrical work has saved communities thousands of dollars by not having to hire a contractor to either install or make repairs. He does so with a pleasant personality and an eagerness to get the job done correctly. He goes above and beyond on a regular basis and is greatly appreciated. Thank You!
May 18th 2018
Michael F. Germeyer
Hired: June of 1991
Retired: May of 2018
We would like to recognize a maintenance team member that after 27 years with Dreyfuss Management has decided to retire. Mike was a maintenance technician at Carriage Park Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA and started in June of 1991. Mike was a great mentor and patient teacher. He was responsible for responding to work tickets and HVAC issues. Mike was always willing to share his knowledge and made himself available at any time for help, which the newer technicians really appreciated. Mike was always friendly with children and residents. He is looking forward to spending lots of time with his wife, Pat, his kids and grandchildren. Mike plans on doing a lot of fishing. Happy Retirement!
May 01st 2018
Employee of the Month
Amanda M. Asbacher
Sr. Accountant - Main Office
Hired On: August 24, 2015
Patient, responsive and attentive are just some words to describe our May “Employee of the Month”, Amanda Asbacher. Amanda has been a Senior Accountant at the main office for over two years and has helped oversee the implementation of many different projects portfolio wide, especially over these past few months.
Amanda has been very helpful to all the properties in setting up RentTrak and has been very quick to respond to any questions or concerns they have had regarding the new system. She has also taken the lead in setting up the new commercial property in Richmond, Virginia. She implemented the use of MRI Commercial and taught several colleagues how it differed from the Residential program.
While balancing all of this, she also took on a number of other duties while one of our employees was out earlier this year and didn’t even bat an eye. Amanda is always eager to support the executive team and our properties whenever need be. She is the true description of a team player.
Amanda always finds the time to help out when there is an issue with the financial statements and many other issues at the site level. She takes the time to quickly investigate issues, and then patiently explains and then graciously corrects them. Her friendly attitude, despite the many challenges she faces on a daily basis, make it a pleasure to work with her.
What do you like doing when you are not working? I love spending time with my goldendoodle and fiancé, preferably at a local vineyard or brewery. However, most of my current free time is spent wedding planning.
What is your favorite movie? I am not a big movie buff but I do consider myself an expert on all things Real Housewives.
April 20th 2018
Fair Housing Training
Dreyfuss Management takes Fair Housing very seriously and on an annual basis we train our entire staff both via online courses and in-person seminars when it comes to this very important subject.
On Friday April 20, 2018 we had about 25 employees from various properties attend the in-person training at the Equal Rights Center in Washington, D.C.
April 02nd 2018
25-43 Years of Service
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 25 to 43 years of time and commitment. Thank You and Congratulations!
• Pamela Cash – Property Manager at Capital Plaza Apartments
• Balbino Torres – Maintenance Technician at Oakton Park Apartments
• Michael Germeyer – Maintenance Technician at Carriage Park Apartments
• Richard Miller – Assistant Director of Engineering at Rugby Personnel Services
• Richard Leahew, Sr. – Custodial Supervisor at Carriage Park Apartments
• Linda Smith – Leasing Consultant at 8600 Apartments
• Timothy Ramsey – Groundskeeper at Del Vista Apartments
• Robert Krivanek – Maintenance Supervisor at Carriage Park Apartments
• Thomas Hall – Director of Engineering at Rugby Personnel Services
• Dann Franklin – Maintenance Supervisor at Crane Village Apartments
• Alvin Rawlings – Maintenance Technician at Lily Gardens Apartments
• Roy Coligan – Maintenance Technician at Carriage Park Apartments
• Linda Coppage – Administrative Assistant at Dreyfuss Management
• Joseph Schuble, Jr. – President at Dreyfuss Management
• Mark Pacious – Vice President at Dreyfuss Management
April 02nd 2018
After a month of competition, the Closing Ceremony for the first Dreyfuss Olympics has concluded. Each community demonstrated their spirit and enthusiasm when competing in four different categories. The overall winner has been identified!
We wish to congratulate our All-Around Winner, Team Sierra Leone (Clermont Apartments). Adisa Benjamin and CJ Colon accumulated points in most categories, thus securing their number ONE spot in the Dreyfuss Olympics.
Team Germany (3221 New Hampshire Avenue Apartments) placed 2nd and Team Canada (Lily Gardens Apartments) placed 3rd.
We thank all communities for their participation and passion for friendly competition. We enjoyed touring the decorated offices and appreciated everyone who took part in the event.
Fun was had by all and we are excited for the next one in year 2020.
April 02nd 2018
15-24 Years of Service
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 15 to 24 years of time and commitment. Thank You and Congratulations!
• Yamil Obando - Maintenance Supervisor at Oakton Park Apartments
• Hayder Al-Yaseri - Maintenance Technician at Rugby Personnel Services, Inc.
• Danielle Cannon - Sr. Property Manager at Carriage Park Apartments
• Edward Furman - Maintenance Technician at Laurel Village Apartments
• Darron Welsh - Maintenance Technician at Carriage Park Apartments
• Joseph Druciak - Maintenance Technician at Carriage Park Apartments
• Michael Anesin - Maintenance Supervisor at Laurel Village Apartments
• Richard Leahew, Jr. - Property Manager at Carriage Park Apartments
• Mariano Joya - Maintenance Supervisor at Ashley Apartments
• Penny Faunteroy - Property Manager at Lily Gardens Apartments
• James Guppy - Property Manager at 2112 New Hampshire Avenue Apartments
• Douglas Porter – Chief Financial Officer at FMS
• JoAnn Gerhart – Director of Property Management at Dreyfuss Management
• Linda Cline – Human Resources Director at Dreyfuss Management
• Donald Schaffer – Sr. Accountant at FMS
April 01st 2018
Employee of the Month
Alicia E. Guido
Leasing Consultant at Brookville Townhomes
Hired On: September 11, 2017
Alicia was a temporary Leasing Consultant that came to us through a staffing agency. Her leasing skills blew us away and we asked her to join us as a permanent member of the Brookville Team. Alicia joined us during a slower leasing period when the property had numerous vacant townhomes waiting to be rented. She quickly learned about the community and started renting right away.
Alicia is a friendly and focused Leasing Consultant who provides excellent customer service to every person that calls or comes to the office. She has leased 60 townhomes since September and her closing ratio is 47.24% and that is amazing. Her leasing skills have helped the property immensely and Brookville is almost fully leased.
Alicia - Thank you for all of your hard work and congratulations!
When Alicia is not leasing townhomes she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter and son who are the lights of her life! Her favorite movie is “When Harry Met Sally”. She also loves cooking, watching reality TV and listening to music.
March 28th 2018
Alexander Jackson was recently promoted from Leasing Consultant to Assistant Property Manager at 8600 Apartments. After proving that he was a hard worker and willing to take on any task given to him, the decision to promote him was easy. We know his dedication and work ethic will help him shine in his new position. We would like to thank Alex for his commitment to the team and the property and we are looking forward to see him grow as an Assistant Manager.
March 26th 2018
10-14 Years of Service
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 10 to 14 years of time and commitment. Thank You and Congratulations!
• Chelsea Eaton – Assistant Manager at Ashley Apartments
• John Wolff – Maintenance Technician at 9002 Edmonston Road
• Melquiades Fuentes – Maintenance Technician at Ashley Apartments
• Jeffrey Lee – Maintenance Technician at Carriage Park Apartments
• Stephen Anderson – Building Engineer at Rugby Personnel Services
• Kris Barra – Assistant Property Manager at Laurel Village
• Jorge DeLa Cruz – Maintenance Engineer at Oakton Park Apartments
• Vivian Phipps – Property Manager at Oakton Park Apartments
• Henry Granados – Assistant Chief Engineer at Rugby Personnel Services
• Kimberly Kirkpatrick – Property Manager at Crane Village Apartments
• Sandra Hughes – Assistant Property Manager at Oakton Park Apartments
• Jasper Jones – Maintenance Supervisor at Capital Plaza Apartments
• Edith Curry – Property Manager at 8600 Apartments
• Reyna Romero – Property Manager at Spring Ridge Apartments
• Narciso Reyes – Maintenance Technician at Ashley Apartments
• Hugo Barahona – Maintenance Supervisor at 2112 New Hampshire Avenue Apartments
• Clara Gonzalez – Administrative Assistant at Dreyfuss Management
• Robert Schoenemann – Special Projects Manager at Dreyfuss Management
March 06th 2018
25 Years of Service
We want to take this opportunity to say "Thank you!" and congratulations to Mike Germeyer for 25 years of maintenance service with Dreyfuss Management and Carriage Park Apartments. Mike is a dedicated team member who is well-liked by his coworkers and residents. Mike contributes daily to the successful operation of Carriage Park. He has been and continues to be a skilled professional on the Dreyfuss Team.
March 06th 2018
30 Years of Service
Thank you and congratulations to Robert "Paul" Krivanek who is our Maintenance Supervisor at Carriage Park Apartments in Pittsburgh, PA. Paul has been with the company for over 30 years, he was hired in July of 1987. At the beginning of 2017 Paul was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor due to his devotion and loyalty to the company. His hard work and awesome leadership style shines through in his maintenance team. Paul also leads the way through his tireless pursuit for innovation and efficiency.
March 06th 2018
Fermin Guevara our Maintenance Technician was recently promoted to the Maintenance Supervisor at Spring Ridge Apartments. Fermin has proven himself to be someone that is extremely dedicated to the team and the property. Fermin has been a valuable employee since March of 2015. His elevated skill level and tremendous work ethic saves the community time and money while assuring a high level of resident satisfaction. His positive and can-do attitude helped propel him to becoming a Maintenance Supervisor. Thank You and Good Luck!
March 06th 2018
CONGRATULATIONS TO YAMIL (Jay) OBANDO
Jay Obando was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor at Oakton Park on February 4, 2018. He earned this promotion due to his hard work, dedication and 15 year's experience at Oakton Park.
March 1st 2018
Employee of the Month
Jose "Ruben" Granados
Maintenance Supervisor at Heritage Park Apartments
Rehired On: December 5, 2016
The role of a Maintenance Supervisor is never an easy one. It requires patience, quick thinking and many long hours. Then when a Maintenance Supervisor takes on the additional role of a Leasing Consultant, you know you have a WINNER! Jose "Ruben" Granados is that WINNER. In one week, he battled a water main break and a gas leak, working with his Team for long hours into the night, and he did it all with a big smile on his face. Ruben, also managed to rent two apartments and collected rent when Leasing Consultants were not available!! Ruben has shown that when needed he steps up and assumes duties outside of his normal day-to-day tasks, even the ones that are not at his own property!
Ruben is truly "S-U-P-E-R" as the supervisor. When he and his maintenance team are not busy serving residents or preparing apartment homes for move-in, they seek other projects to tackle. Such as installing new duct work to properly heat the leasing office. This "can do" attitude saved the property thousands of dollars when an HVAC contractor was not needed to complete the work. The Team at Heritage Park are lucky to have a maintenance supervisor who is willing to help out wherever he is needed, no matter the role or location.
Ruben Granados mirrors the values of Dreyfuss as one who cares for others and pursues a high standard of customer service.
On his time off he likes to be active and exercise at his local park. He also likes to find things to repair at his own house. His favorite movie is Forrest Gump.
February 13th 2018:
On Wednesday, February 13, some of Dreyfuss’ maintenance professionals came together to take part in a training session hosted by HD Supply. The session covered a variety of different topics related to kitchen appliances including refrigerators and ranges. Fun was had by all and our professionals are looking forward to using what they learned during the training to help the residents at their communities.
February 15th 2018
Dreyfuss Winter Olympics kicked off last Friday, February 9 and our Professionals celebrated the day by showing off their team spirit! Each property selected a country to represent and decorated their offices in support. Our Professionals went all out in support of their countries. Each property will compete against one another in a variety of events to see who will take home the gold, silver and bronze. Make sure to drop by your community to cheer them on. Don't forget to share your photos with us on social media using #DreyfussOlympics.
February 1st 2018
Employee of the month
Shelia O. James
Property Manager at Del Vista Apartments
Employee Since: April 2017
Del Vista Apartments experienced a fire in December of 2017. The fire affected 13 apartment homes, meaning that 13 residents were displaced. Six families lost all their possessions and the other seven homes suffered smoke and water damage. Without hesitation Shelia jumped into action and began delegating her team to assist the residents by giving out jackets, blankets and accompanying them to the pool house where it was warm. Shelia also contacted Red Cross and had accommodations setup for all the residents at a nearby hotel.
Shelia's goal was to try to keep as many residents as possible by transferring them to other available apartments on the property and to get them all back into their homes as fast as possible. Shelia coordinated with all 13 residents' insurance companies to ensure coverage was provided and inspections performed. With Shelia's commitment and hard work to the property and to her residents, seven residents were able to move back into their apartment homes before Christmas.
Shelia displayed unsurpassed customer service during this tragic event. Her dedication makes her a true asset to the Dreyfuss organization and to the community. Because of her actions we want to thank her by giving her the February Employee of the Month Award.
Sheila enjoys spending time with her family and friends when she is not working and her favorite movie is "The Green Mile".
January 3rd 2018
Charlie Keener Remembrance
On January 3rd we received the heartbreaking news of the passing of our beloved Charlie Keener, Maintenance Supervisor at Oakton Park Apartments. Charlie was a member of the Dreyfuss work family for over 25 years. He left us with so many good memories as a dedicated role model for his fellow staff members and a respected leader for the property. Upon your first meeting with him you knew he had a caring spirit and a genuine desire to serve our clients and residents. He possessed many skills and demonstrated his values through his work and leadership. Charlie made positive, lasting impressions on everyone he encountered. He will be missed every day.
December 20th 2017
Fully Responsive Website
In December 2017 our website, dreyfuss.net got a complete overhaul and is now fully responsive and mobile friendly. We have implemented new sections to focus on our residents, employees, vendors and of course our clients. You can keep up with current happenings within the company with our news feed and archive.
October 13th 2017
On October 13, 2017 Dreyfuss Management said goodbye to a valued member of our family. Chad Hill retired after dedicating more than two decades to our organization. Chad contributed to the Dreyfuss reputation as an esteemed, professional management organization serving the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan area for more than 80 years.
Chad demonstrated his skills at every level of multi-family housing administration. He excelled as a property manager, was promoted to an executive, lead projects for property acquisition, marketing strategies, construction management, staff training and assisted with developing the policy and procedures manual. Through all of these experiences he carried himself with honor, class and a genuine desire to serve our clients and residents. Chad was a mentor to staff and instilled an ethical approach to our business. Chad will be missed, but we know he will remain busy with family, golf, reading and his other ventures.
Dreyfuss Management expects to maintain the same level of expertise and commitment to excellence as it turns over the position of Director of Property Management to James M. Santos.
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Bethesda, MD 20814