Meet our Team: Eli DeBerry

We hate to brag but we think the people who work at Stadium Place are pretty cool.  That’s why we never shy away from showcasing our team.  They’re the reason that Stadium Place is such a special place to live because they do all they can to provide residents with a quietly awesome experience.  While you may know them while they are on the job, we thought it would be fun for you to get to know a little more about what makes them tick.   Eli 2

We will introduce you to a member of our team and ask them a thought provoking question so you can learn more about the people you see every day.

This time, we present Eli DeBerry from our team at The Wave. Eli is a smart, charismatic and funny guy who joined us last fall during The Wave’s lease-up. He brings a lot to our team, has shown his incredible potential and continues to excel at everything he does day after day. And so without further ado, here’s what we asked Eli and his answer.

Our question: If you could fly anywhere, where would you go first and why?

His answer: Philippines.

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Source: www.alliancebroad.com

Eli would love to get in touch with his roots in the Philippines and see where everything started for his family. Eli’s grandmother grew up in the Philippines and he would love to have the opportunity to see where his grandma grew up, see the culture, and experience what she must have experienced growing up. He also still has extended family in the Philippines that he has not had the chance to meet yet, and would love to be able to.

A very exciting factor for Eli to be able to fly on his own is that he would be able to skip the commercial flight and go straight to his destiny. He also shared that he would be thrilled to be able to avoid the customs lines and have an easier, better and much more exciting way to travel.

That’s his answer, but what’s yours? We would love to hear where YOU would like to go if you could fly. Please share in the comments and if you have any questions you would like to ask our team, please let us know.

Best Pie in the Hood to Celebrate the Ultimate Pi Day

Happy π Day!

This year, March 14 is more special than ever because Pi= 3.1415…, and today is 3.14.15, which makes it the ultimate Pi day!

We love celebrating days like these, and there’s no better way to celebrate Pi day than with some of the most delicious pies in the neighborhood—and our team even recommended their favorite pie!

Cone and Steiner (High 5 Pie)

Dani Cone,  part owner of Cone and Steiner, also established High 5 Pies and brings to Cone and Steiner her delicious pies. Using her Grandma Molly’s pie crust recipe, High 5 Pie has a wide variety of some of the best pies in our neighborhood, and they are right in our building!

They’ve got sweet and savory pies alike, but they don’t limit it to regular 9 inch pies, they also offer a wide variety of pie options:

Pie Jar

Courtesy of High 5 Pie

Courtesy of High 5 Pie

Flipsides

Courtesy of High 5 Pies

Courtesy of High 5 Pies

Mini Pies and much more!

Courtesy of High 5 Pies

Courtesy of High 5 Pies

And our absolute favorite is Almond Cherry Pie!

Courtesy of High 5 Pie

Courtesy of High 5 Pie

Stop by Cone and Steiner for some of this delicious pie, you can thank us later!

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities to Get your Green On

St. Patrick’s Day is always a very festive day around Puget Sound.  Everyone wants to get their green on with parades, bar crawls and of course, beer!

Looking for your best option for celebrating?  We’ve got ya covered!

Lucky 2015: The biggest Spring Festival is right next door! Filled with St. Patrick’s décor, visited by 198840amagical creatures and celebrated with a little luck of the Irish—it is the luckiest adventure of the year!
Full details here.

    • When: Friday March 13 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Over 20 artists including Zed Dead.
    • For tickets click here.

 

photo by Paul Swortz

Photy by Paul Swortz

Irish Festival and Parade: Don’t miss the best place to get your green on with non-stop Irish music, dancing, workshops and cultural displays. For more info, click here.

    • When: March 14 and 15; Saturday and Sunday
    • Cost: FREE, all ages.
    • Time: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
    • Location: Starting on 4th Ave and Jefferson.

St. Patty’s Day at Seattle Children Museum: Get ready to explore this green-filled day with fun activities for kids. For full details click here.

Source: Seattle Children's Museum

Source: Seattle Children’s Museum

    • When: Tuesday March 17
    • Activities:
      • 11:30 a.m. – Exploration: Celtic Harp.
      • 12 p.m. St. – Patrick’s Day Story Time.
      • 1 p.m. – Art: Leprechaun Houses.
      • 2 p.m. – Math: Leprechaun Graphing.

Leprechaun Pub Crawl: With a ‘going green’ Mayor of Limerick John Gilligan announced that 26 year old bubbly children's TV Presenter Emma O'Driscoll is to lead Limericks Saint Patricks Day. The theme of the Saint Patricks Day parade is Go Green and festival organisers are hoping that a spectacle of colour and sound will fill the streets of Limerick. Picture Seán Curtin Press 22.theme, and over ten local bars to crawl to, it is sure to be a Saturday night to remember. For full details click here.

    • When: Saturday March 14
    • Time: Starts at 3 p.m.
    • Cost: $10 per person.
    • Location: Pub crawl begins at Kells Irish Pub.

St. Patrick’s Day Dash: Get ready for the 31st annual St. Patrick’s Day Dash filled with a wide variety of activities for both kids and adults! For

Source: St. Patrick's Day Dash

Source: St. Patrick’s Day Dash

full details, click here.

    • When: Sunday March 15.
    • Time: 8 a.m. Start times vary depending on the activity you chose.
    • Location: Seattle Center
    • Price: $35 individual registration. And $12 for ages 10 and under.
    • To register, click here.

 

 

Know of any other fun St. Patrick’s Day activities in town? Share them with us on the comments below!

Pillar Properties Named Tops in the Nation for Resident Satisfaction!

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Our teams are constantly focused on customer service at Pillar Properties.  Its the cornerstone of our mission – to provide what we call a ‘quietly awesome’ experience for our residents.  That means our teams work diligently behind the scenes to make sure the experience inside our properties matches residents lifestyles, needs and expectations.  Being quietly awesome is a focus for everything we do and it is the guiding light of our customer service team.

That’s why we are especially proud to receive the SatisFacts 2014 National Resident Satisfaction Award for 2014.  SatisFacts is a national company that works with more than a million apartment dwellers annually to gauge their experiences.  We are thrilled that of the nearly 300 property management companies across the country, Pillar Properties is ranked in the top three!*

“Seeing Pillar Properties recognized with this award is exceptional but I can humbly say I am not surprised,” said Billy Pettit, senior vice president for Pillar Properties.  “This all comes back to the teams at each of our properties – The Lyric, The Wave and The Nolo at Stadium Place, The Century, The Corydon and The 101.  They are deeply committed to making our properties a special place to live and they are clearly succeeding.”

SatisFacts surveys all residents annually and again anytime a resident moves in, has a maintenance request or moves out. Based on those surveys, Pillar Properties also received an Exceptional Company Award (score of 4.5 or higher of 5.0) for resident satisfaction.  You can see the awards and rankings here.

“This awards shows us that our teams are responding to our resident’s needs and that’s what truly matters to us. We focus every day on ensuring that our property teams are quick to address any issues that arise for our residents.  That’s what makes Pillar Properties different from other property owners and that’s what being quietly awesome is all about,” said Pettit.

SatisFacts is the apartment industry retention and reputation management authority, working with hundreds of management companies and more than a million apartment units nationally.  You can learn more about the company here.

 

 

* Of companies with less than 2,000 apartment units

Washington Multi Family Housing Association Awards Finalists: Megan, Nicole, Lauren and Tyler

We are always excited to see our team members get recognized for their outstanding job, and it’s even more exciting to have four of our team members get recognized. It’s not an easy task to become an Emerald Awards finalists, but Megan Vallor, Lauren Reel, Nicole Kellogg and Tyler Patton showcased their abilities and passion to work individually and as team members. Here are the categories they were nominated and finalists in:

Megan Vallor, Property Manager of the Year. Her leadership and continued growth have been the driving force behind Stadium Place’s overall success and continued progress.Megan Vallor

Nicole Kellogg, Assistant Property Manager of the Year. Her amazing communication skills, passion and team work have made her an incredible leader and an essential part of Stadium Place success.Nicole Kellogg

Lauren Reel, Leasing Consultant of the Year. Her customer service efforts and willingness to go the extra mile have showcased her commitment to providing a Quietly Awesome experience at every level of engagement.Lauren Reel

Tyler Patton, Maintenance Supervisor of the Year. He has shown a strong history of performance success and great leadership to maintain a successful maintenance operations team.Tyler Patton

 

Additionally, Stadium Place is also a finalist in the category of New Development of the Year. And we want to dedicate this nomination to our amazing team members and everyone at Pillar Properties who made this possible.

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This annual awards presentation, sponsored by the Washington Multi Family Housing Association (WMFHA), honors the top performers in the apartment industry in the Pacific North West.

Source: WMFHA.org

Source: WMFHA.org

It’s a long road to becoming a finalist and we couldn’t be more excited to see them recognized for all they do. After submitting written information about their work, they were interviewed in person by a judging committee. Only the best make it to the finals.

They are each going against four other finalists for their individual category. The Emerald Awards Ceremony will be held next Thursday February 12, and we will know then if they are the winners or not. In our minds, they are already winners and we are happy to have them in our team.

Please join us in congratulating Megan, Nicole, Lauren and Tyler on their accomplishment of becoming a WMFHA Emerald Awards finalists.

Thank you Residents for Helping Collect 75,000 Meals for Northwest Harvest

We are proud of our partnership with KING5 to cheer on the Seahawks and help fill the shelves at Northwest Harvest.  We hosted a food drive at our property and everyone who donated got a pair of these cool KING5 #twelfie shades!

Team members Megan and Zenani showing off the #twelfie glasses!

Team members Megan and Zenani showing off the #twelfie glasses!

And while the Seahawks didn’t quite bring home the victory (so close!), the big winner was Northwest Harvest as generous fans from all over Puget Sound donated more than 75,000 meals in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

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KING5 was live during their morning news outside of The Wave leasing office on Super Blue Friday with a long line of 12s patiently waiting to donate and get their #twelfie glasses!

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We even had some little 12s wait in line to donate!

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We want to thank our residents and everyone else who was part of the food drive, we couldn’t have done it without you!

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We donated, too! Our VP of Multi Family Operations, Diana Norbury and VP of Construction and Plan Operations, Scott Haines presented a check to Northwest Harvest live on KING5 News!

Super Bowl XLIX: The Party is ON!

We’re assuming all you can think about this week is the Seahawks playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday—that’s all we can think about, too!

Let us indulge in this Hawks fever together with every other living person in the city!

Let’s talk party! Whether you are hosting your own party, going to a friend’s party or going out to celebrate with all other 12s, we have the best food, drinks and places to guarantee you’ll enjoy the Super Bowl!

Source: PartyCity.com

Source: PartyCity.com

Impress your friends by making one of these for your Super Bowl party, or bring it to your friend’s party—they’re crowd pleasers!

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Source: MyNorthwest.com

Don’t forget the Seahawks-themed snacks!

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Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

Oh, and be sure to make a Russells Sprouts Cheese Dip—get it?

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Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

What better way to support the Hawks than with Seattle-made drinks!

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Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

Source: QueenBeeCoupons.com

For those of you going out—our team recommends these hopping bars in our neighborhood!

Photo by Seattle Met Magazine

Photo by Seattle Met Magazine

Or just stay at home and watch on the big screen in our theater room or our rooftops!

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And remember, ANYTHING is possible. GO HAWKS!

What’s Next for the Seahawks? NFC Championship

The Seahawks advanced to the NFC Championship! We all know that but here’s what you need to know about last week’s game, the upcoming game, and what YOU can do about all of it.

Saturday 10 Playoffs game Carolina Panthers VS Seattle Seahawks

Last week’s game was, to say the least, what us 12s live for. While the Panthers had more rushing yards (132-100), more first downs (21-16), and plays (68-52) than our beloved Seahawks, the Seahawks won their 8th straight post season home game.

The highlight of the game was: Kam Chancellor’s 90-yard pick-six, which is tied for the 5th-longest in NFL postseason history and is the longest since James Harrison in SB XLIII.

Sunday 18 NFC Championship game Green Bay Packer vs Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks are favored to win the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers, according to Seattle Pi’s Nick Eaton. Not only that, but they are also favored to return to the Super Bowl.

Photo by Seattle Seahawks

Photo by Seattle Seahawks

And while the Seahawks have already defeated the Packers in Week 1, CBS Sports says these are two different teams today.

Regardless, we are hopeful because we have seen our Seahawks grow week after week and it has led them here: fighting for the NFC Championship title.

Photo by: Seattle Seahawks

Photo by: Seattle Seahawks

If you are as excited as we are about this game, then you must need tickets. And for those of us who were not able to line up on Tuesday to purchase tickets at CenturyLink Field, make sure you purchase tickets at the Official Ticket Exchange of the NFL to ensure the tickets are verified.  Nothing worse than getting to the game and finding your tickets are no good.

Still don’t have tickets to Sunday’s game? The Puget Sound Business Journal says you should make friends with someone who lives at Stadium Place, and we agree! Stadium Place decks and apartments have the best view of the game in town!  And we should be able to hear the Alice in Chains halftime concert too!

Photo by Seattle Seahawks

Photo by Seattle Seahawks

If you aren’t able to make it to the game, but you still want in on the fun, then we can recommend two great game-day bars that can still get you close to the action. There’s a catch though, be sure to get here bright and early so you can get a good spot!

Photo by Seattle Met Magazine

Photo by Seattle Met Magazine

Three Steps to Go Green this New Year

Happy New Year!

Stadium Place and Pillar Properties, we join you in caring about the impact we have on the environment. Our New Year’s resolution is to become even more environmentally friendly, and we have some information to share that will help you do the same.

Our timing is good because the City of Seattle is enforcing a new garbage law starting January 1, requiring all Seattle residents to compost and recycle. You can read more about that here.

Many of us associate being ‘green’ with recycling. But there are actually three steps: reduce, reuse and then recycle.

  1. Reduce:

Reducing the impact you have on the environment can be very simple, by just changing some small things in your daily life. Here are some easy ideas you can adopt:

  • Look for products with compostable packaging (such as Cedar Grove) or suggest that your local stores use compostable products.
  • Reduce the number of disposable items in your household (see #2 for ideas.)
  • Donate your unwanted items to your local Goodwill, rather than throwing them away.
  • Compost as much as you can. Here are some helpful tips:
    • Obtain a compost bucket and bags to compost food scraps at home.
    • Ask one of our team members for a compost bucket and where to dispose of your compost when your bucket is full.
    • The image below shows you what can be composted, for a list of compostable items, click here.

      Source: U.S. Department of Energy

  1. Reuse:

Reusing may require you to think outside of the box. Sometimes you may have to go the extra mile, but it will pay off by saving you money and energy. Here are some ideas on how to reuse your items:

  • Instead of throwing it away, reuse it. Here are five things we should never throw away and how to reuse them.
  • Save over 544,000 trees by replacing your virgin fiber paper towels with 100% recycled ones.
  • Even better, here are three ways to replace disposable products in your kitchen. Tip: if you can’t live without disposable paper towels or napkins, be sure to compost them.
  • Tired of paying for your grocery bags at the store? Do you have unwanted old t-shirts laying around? Here is a tutorial on how to make your own reusable, no-sew t-shirt tote bags. Tip: put your reusable bags in the car so you never forget them.
  • Purchase a reusable water bottle, instead of bottled water.

    Source: DailyTech.com

    Source: DailyTech.com

  1. Recycle:

Recycling is the most common practice of all three steps for many, but the reality is, there is more to recycling than throwing an aluminum can in the recycling bin. Here is how you can do more:

  • When possible, purchase items made of recycled materials by looking for the recycle sign on packaging.
  • Purchase items with little to no packaging.
  • Bring your own mug for coffee/tea to reduce paper cup waste.
  • There are many household items that can be recycled that we aren’t aware of. Here is a list of ten things you didn’t know you could recycle.

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    Source: Flckr / CC by 2.0