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JMC & Co Annual Summer Company Outing

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JMC held the annual summer company outing this week at Kimball Farm in Westford, MA! About 275 of our employees were able to enjoy a beautiful sunny day filled with activities, delicious food, and prizes.  The Mastlight Crew Made Their Very Own Branded Shirts! Several of our employees started the morning with a round of golf that also included the Longest Drive Contest.  Winner of The Longest Drive: Jayson Corcoran Connections hosted a North Shore and South Shore Cornhole Tournament over the winter and the finalists played to win the championship at the outing!  Winners of Cornhole: Joe & Sam Six teams later participated in the popular "Ninja Challenge", aiming to finish the course and beat the buzzer in record time.  Ninja Challenge Winners: Chris, Carlos, Jack, & Jessie Kimball Farm served a great cookout lunch followed by many scoops of the famous homemade ice cream. The remainder of the afternoon consisted of the longest drive competition, the skee-ball contest,

JMC Attends 2024 MAA Expo

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  JMC had over 25 employees attend the 2024 MAA Expo at the Hynes Convention Center. We had staff ranging from maintenance to leasing consultants, property managers, regional managers, and directors from the corporate office.  JMC Employees from Shrewsbury Commons , Weymouth Commons , and The Ledges The morning kicked off with three breakout sessions covering topics in DEI, mindfulness, and maintenance. Everyone then gathered together to listen to the keynote speaker after the morning sessions. The 2024 keynote speaker was Alex Toussaint. Although he is most well known as a Senior Instructor at Peloton, he is also a Puma Athlete, the Founder of the Do Better Foundation, and a best-selling author. Toussaint has an incredible life story that he shared with the audience and he provided meaningful advice, inspiration, and motivation to all attendees. Steve Sorkin, CEO of 24Restore, with Alex Toussaint, Peloton Senior Instructor The Mastlight Team Attendees were then invited to explore the

Maintenance Installs Flowers for 2024 Season

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It is finally starting to look and feel like spring around our JMC properties! All of our properties have received their plant deliveries and the maintenance and grounds crews have been working hard to install the plants just in time for the sunshine. We can't wait to watch them grow over the next few months! Redbrook Apartments Station Square The Atherton MetroMark Faxon Commons We look forward to seeing the flowers looking like this soon! Click to watch a video compilation of social posts including our wonderful maintenance staff members! TRIVIA : The Middlemist Red is considered the rarest flower in the world. It is known to exist in only 2 locations. What are the 2 locations? 4/4 Trivia Answer: American Robin

Spring Managers Meeting Recap

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 Spring Meeting for Office & Maintenance Managers at Florian Hall The Spring Managers Meeting took place at Florian Hall this week to discuss updates in maintenance, compliance, human resources, and marketing departments in addition to the DEI committee and announcements from the President and Vice Presidents of JMC . The day began with a welcome kickoff from President Bob Ruzzo and his new tradition of introducing new managers attending their first meeting.  Despite the April showers on Wednesday, the Director of Maintenance Operations went over grounds procedures and our Arborist and Ground Superintendent went over flower plans to get our properties to look their best when the sun comes out to shine this summer.  Marc Colburn,  Arborist and Ground Superintendent The compliance department covered vacancy claims and reasonable accommodation while the VPs covered the 10 C's policy and updates on P2P. Jeanmarie O'Brien, Director of Affordable Housing Brian Gallagher, Vice Pre

Compliance & Maintenance Trainings: Learning HOTMA & NSPIRE

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Introducing HOTMA & NSPIRE Compliance has been busy since the start of the year with several trainings to cover HOTMA for Section 8 and LIHTC, Housing Navigator, and Local Programs (IDP and 40B) Yardi implementation.  HOTMA is the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act which was signed into law in 2016. According to the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, "HOTMA was intended to streamline processes and reduce burdens on housing providers." This act amends the definitions of family and earned income which affects public housing and Section 8 rental assistance programs. The regulations of this act came into effect at the start of 2024, so the Compliance Department has conducted several trainings to ensure all JMC employees understand the changes that this act has made for the multifamily sphere.  Maintenance Operations is also kicking off trainings in 2024 to teach our JMC employees about the new inspection model, National Standards for the Physical Inspection of

Union 346 Awarded LEED Gold Certification

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Union 346 LEED Gold Certified  Union 346 was recently certified for the LEED Gold rating for Phase I. The mission of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program is to create a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment that improves the quality of life for all. This community was built with the intention of a greener future for our Somerville residents. According to the USGBC website , "To achieve LEED certification, a project earns points by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality" and properties are awarded points that correspond to a certain level of certification. LEED Gold certification is awarded to projects with 60-79 points earned and is the second highest certification.   LEED Rating System The sustainable design of Union 346 not only benefits the environment, but also the residents living in the community. LEED buildings use

Introducing The Devon at Weiss Farm

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John M Corcoran & Co recently began construction for the redevelopment of a 25-acre site in Stoneham, MA also known as The Devon at Weiss Farm. This community, located just 10 miles away from Boston, will feature 259 brand-new apartments and 12 townhomes abundant with beautiful amenities for residents to enjoy.  Site Rendering by HDS Architecture This project was featured in an article on BLDUP's website in addition to a LinkedIn post published by Callahan Construction Managers . As stated in the BLDUP article , "'Our great team is in place and with construction underway on this exciting project, we soon will be able to deliver much needed housing to a market in need of supply,' said Peter Mahoney of John M. Corcoran and Company. 'We believe that our offering will not only introduce new housing options for local residents but draw new people to the community."' Site Rendering by HDS Architecture Apartment Finishes: - Quartz Countertops