February is a month full of love, so it’s the perfect time to show our residents just how much they mean to us at Evolve! Resident events are one of our favorite ways to show we care. Most communities do something fun for their residents each month, but February is always a great time to make it extra special!
At 811 East Downtown in Knoxville, TN, residents can expect Wine Down Wednesdays, Grab + Go Breakfast, and Hot Dog Fridays. They love having not only the residents but also prospective residents who’ve toured their community to join in on the festivities!
Our newest community, Evolve at Timber Creek in Garner, NC will “kick off” the month of February with a Super Bowl Party in the Clubroom. The game will be playing on all of the TVs, and food and drinks will be provided for the residents. The party is BYOB, so come prepared if you plan to join! Free food, multiple TVs showing the game and an awesome opportunity to meet the neighbors—what more can you ask for?!
Evolve at Timber Creek residents can also expect complimentary bagels on February 9th, National Bagel Day! Big Steve’s Bagels has got you covered if you’re a lover of bagels and cream cheese. Stop by before you head to work or class to grab your breakfast! If you have more of a sweet tooth, stop by the Clubhouse at Evolve at Timber Creek on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, to grab some goodies!
1701 North Apartments in Chapel Hill, NC—a town where tailgating is essential—will be hosting their very own Chili Cook Off on February 27th! Residents can sign up ahead of time if they’re interested in cooking, and all of the attendees will vote on their favorite chili. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded with gift cards!
As warmer weather rolls in, residents can also look forward to Beginning of Summer pool parties!
We love resident events as a way not only to show how much we care, but also to build stronger relationships with our residents! We’re wishing you a February full of love and we hope to see you soon at a resident event!
2019 is officially here and it’s the perfect time for new beginnings! 2018 brought a lot of excitement with the delivery of Evolve at Tega Cay and Evolve at Timber Creek, and there’s so much more to look forward to in the year to come! To recap some of the incredible highlights from this past year, we reached out to Jackie Morelli, Director of Operations, for a quick Q + A!
Q. How long have you been with Evolve and what’s your role in the company? A. I joined Evolve on November 11, 2014 to start up the management company. As the Director of Operations, I’m responsible for the operating strategy and portfolio of Evolve’s management division.
Q. What were the biggest things to happen for Evolve in 2018? What are some of your favorite highlights for the company over the past year? A. There are so many accomplishments and highlights over the past year. Our high performance teams continue to astonish us through their teamwork, providing high levels of service and always striving to go over and beyond. I’m so proud of each team member, as they are a vital part of who we are. We can’t do what we do without them! Hands down, we have the best people—our team members, residents, owners, investors and vendor partners who make our organization so great!
We continue to focus on what’s most important which are our people, doing the right things and the bottom line inevitably takes care of itself. Every community within our portfolio has a success story and know this blog is limited on content! In April, we handed out many awards at our annual awards ceremony recognizing individuals and teams within Evolve Companies. For the very first year, we invited vendor partners to share in the celebration. Our vendor partners contribute to our success by delivering great products and services for our communities.
We implemented several operational strategies to improve efficiency in 2018 to include Yardi Payscan and online onboarding. We also partnered with Ellis on quarterly resident surveys, which provides invaluable feedback on our product and services. We went live with Liberty Rent Guarantee, which offers a prospective resident a potential solution to lease with us if they did not meet our credit guidelines. In September, several communities were affected by Hurricane Florence. We were overall very fortunate and sustained less damage than others. Many team members helped victims and communities affected either through volunteering, personal donations, monetary contributions, and staying on site for elderly residents in lieu of evacuating.
We worked and played hard at our annual budget bootcamp in October. We had a blast and have lots of memories especially trying to get out of the Break Out Room in teams. Another highlight in 2018 includes delivery of our 2 newest communities in 2018—Evolve at Tega Cay in Fort Mill, SC and Evolve at Timber Creek in Garner, NC.
Q. What’s your favorite thing about the newest community, Evolve at Timber Creek? A. Even though the community is still under construction, the curb appeal around the completed areas of the property is absolutely beautiful even during this time of year. The clubhouse is absolutely striking and you’re sure to be greeted by one of our Evolve team members for a memorable experience. The interior features and amenities certainly make us stand out in this market.
Q. What other projects—construction or otherwise—are in the works for Evolve this year? A. Though we won’t be managing these, Evolve Construction is very busy working on approximately 10 projects within NC, SC, TN and Georgia. Additionally, Stephen Austin, a partner in the management division is looking to break ground in Weaverville, NC.
Q. Are there any transformations Evolve is going through as we shift into 2019? A. This is a big year for stabilization of Evolve Timber Creek and Evolve at Tega Cay.
We have several goals for 2019 to include adding value and amenities, seeking further ways to improve efficiency and re-envisioning the Evolve brand.
We’re looking forward to another exceptional year in 2019—onwards and upwards!
A huge thank you to Jackie, our Director of Operations, for taking the time to answer these questions and give us a glance back at 2018. Here’s to another fantastic year to come!
Want to see for yourself how we’ve evolved for 2019? Check out our newest community, Evolve at Timber Creek.
The best place for new beginnings is now. Here we are! A new year has begun and it’s time to take note. That’s why we’ve created a new place to share all of our news, events and construction updates with you.
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