Aug 12, 2022

JMC & Co Employees Meet the Mission!

Thank you for your participation in the last trivia question. The quested asked, "What is the name of the fishing boat in Jaws?" The answer is The Orca!

JMC & Co Employees Meet the Mission!

Along with Residential Property Management Career Week, JMC & Co also celebrated our employees with the next round of Meet the Mission awards. As a leading real estate management and development firm, John M. Corcoran & Company has delivered superior services to both our partners and to the residents who call our communities home. JMC has always encouraged our employees to go above and beyond not only for our residents, but also for our fellow colleagues. 

Throughout the year, JMC employees are able to submit nominations for fellow employees to win our Meet the Mission award. Individuals and department teams can be nominated for superior service that demonstrate the qualities required to meet or exceed the goals of our company. Nominations can be made by anyone in our organization to honor members of our administrative, leasing, maintenance, janitorial and management staff for performing exceptional deeds. 

Employees who write nominations are asked to explain why they feel the nominee should be recognized for "meeting the mission" by citing examples of actions that went above and beyond the call of duty to serve our customers, either internal or external (residents, owners, colleagues).

A record-breaking amount of Meet the Mission awards were announced for this quarter. A total of 34 employees received wonderful accolades from fellow JMC & Co staff members! All recipients will be awarded with Meet the Mission plaques and gift cards for their exceptional efforts.

Congratulations to all of our JMC Meet the Mission recipients! Your diligence, enthusiasm, and passion for what you do at JMC has not gone unnoticed and your efforts generate the significant success of this company. We appreciate all that our employees do to make JMC such a great company to work for!

Please visit @johnmcorcoranandco on Instagram or visit our John M. Corcoran & Company page on LinkedIn to see all of the nominations!

TRIVIA: What is a funambulist?

Jul 26, 2022

JMC Takes Over NAA's Residential Property Management Careers Week!

Thank you for participating in the most recent trivia question! The question asked, "What popular summer treat was accidentally invented in 1905?" The answer is the popsicle! According to NPR, "Back in 1905, a San Francisco Bay Area [11-year-old] kid by the name of Frank Epperson accidentally invented the summertime treat. He had mixed some sugary soda powder with water and left it out overnight. It was a cold night, and the mixture froze.”

JMC & Co celebrated NAA's Residential Property Management Careers Week everyday last week. This weeklong celebration was created to promote greater awareness about all the different careers in the apartment industry. Our employees enjoyed the social media challenge as well as The JMC Draw on Apartment Onsite Teams Day.

The week started with a social media challenge! All photo submissions from the properties can be sent in for a chance to win an Amazon gift card for every member of the winning team! JMC & Co kicked off the celebrations with Maintenance Monday. Our properties snapped pictures of their maintenance teams to post on social media and tell followers what makes their maintenance team so special. 

Man standing in front of leasing office sign outside of apartment building
Mike, Maintenance Manager of Townhouse Apartments

Four men on the maintenance team standing together
Maintenance Crew at Massachusetts Mills 

Two maintenance men standing next to each other outside in front of wall and flowers
Rich and Kevin of Quincy Commons

Man with thumb up standing next to another man
Alex and Mario of Lynnfield Commons

Thank a Teammate Tuesday was next up to bat! Our staff took photos of one of their teammates and told followers how this person brings value to the community.   

Woman smiling in yellow shirt
Olympia, Leasing Consultant at the Commons at Drum Hill 

Two women smiling and sitting on couch
Christina and Kasey, Leasing Consultant and Assistant Property Manager the Commons at Boston Road

Woman standing and smiling next to the ocean
Gina, Leasing Consultant at The Mastlight

Collage of photos of maintenance technician with text
Mike, Maintenance Technician at Kimball Court Apartments

Wednesday marked Apartment Onsite Teams Day. We celebrated the day with The JMC Draw in which all onsite staff members were entered into a raffle with prizes to recognize and celebrate our employees! Names were drawn every half hour for the chance to win prizes such as, Visa and Drizzly gift cards, compensation days, Ekosphear ANC Headphones, a JBL Flip 5 Speaker, a Cape Cod Beach Chair, a JMC cooler with a beach towel and margarita kit, Red Sox tickets, and a Breakaway Wireless Speaker.

Woman sitting and drawing a name for a raffle prize
Christy Markie, Promotions Manager and Coordinator of The JMC Draw, selecting a winner!
Graphic of headphones, speakers, gift cards, cooler, beach chair, and Red Sox tickets

Man in beach chair drawing a name for a raffle prize
Gary Saltmarsh testing out the Cape Cod Beach Chair before announcing the winner!

Our communities posted to celebrate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Thursday. The properties took photos of the staff and told followers how their team makes a DEI difference. 

Two women standing and smiling
Carolyn and Taylor, Property Manager and Leasing Consultant at The Ledges

Four people standing in front of leasing center sign outside
The Team at the Commons at Boston Road

The week ended with posting Why I love My RPM Career on Friday. Employees took photos of themselves and wrote why they love their RPM careers! 

Woman kneeling with arms around two dogs
Jessica, Property Manager of The Heights Amesbury

Collage of photos at Village Green
Jaime, Regional Property Manager of Village Green

Woman smiling in front of blue and gray background
Anabela, Leasing Consultant at One Wall Street

We had a great week showing our appreciation for all of our onsite JMC & Co employees and hearing about why they love their residential property management careers. In conjunction with RPM Careers Week, JMC & Co also announced the winners of our Meet the Mission award. Be sure to check out the next blog post highlighting these JMC & Co superstars!

TRIVIA: Shark Week is upon us! What is the name of the fishing boat in Jaws?

Jul 13, 2022

JMC & Co Communities Making a Splash

Thank you for your participation in the most recent trivia question! The question asked what famous movie was filmed in Chelsea in 2015? The answer is Black Mass

JMC & Co Communities Making a Splash

Our leasing staff does a fantastic job taking the time to put special resident events together and to coordinate with local businesses to make each event unique to the community. All the hard work has paid off as our JMC & Co communities have been enjoying all the fun summer kickoff celebrations for our residents!

The team at The Commons at SouthField Highlands worked diligently to put together a fantastic 10 year anniversary celebration of the property with a grand summer "gala" event. The team orchestrated a spectacular evening with a catered burger bar, bartender, face painting, and live music by Louie Bello to top it all off. 
The residents of The Heights Amesbury enjoyed VIP access with front row seats to an outdoor summer concert on a warm summer night. The patio was filled with residents of all ages listening to the beat while enjoying food and drinks provided by the Amesbury team. 

Heights Amesbury staff photo on outdoor patio
The Heights Amesbury Staff Ready to Rock and Roll

Mio Weymouth started off the summer with live music and an ice cream bar. Residents had the opportunity to create their own ice cream sundaes in the clubhouse and enjoy them while listening to music on the outdoor roof deck. The crew at Mio also set up a fun photo shoot spot with props for residents to strike a pose!

Residents sitting around fire on roof deck listening to band play at Mio Weymouth

Residents standing in front of photo booth setup at Mio Weymouth
Mio Weymouth Residents at Summer Kickoff Event

The Residences on Broadway had a very successful Block Party event in the front courtyard which was open to residents and the people of South Boston. The event stared with a fun fitness class led by Drew from MoveStudios, Boston's first mobile fitness studio! The party kept going with music by DJ JoJo from Kiss108 and booths were set up with local South Boston businesses. Bohdii Boutique, Boston's Best Dog Walkers, West Broadway Family Dental, Lincoln Tavern, Olga's Kafe, Stats Bar & Grill, Sunny Florists, Morganize It Solutions and more, all attended the event to tell residents more about their businesses. Foodie's Markets provided trays of food and Social Wines set up an inflatable pool filled with beverages for residents to enjoy as they explored the vendor booths.

Staff and DJ with fitness instructor standing in front of mobile fitness studio
The Residences on Broadway Staff with Move Studios instructor and DJ JoJo

Kimball Court planned a luau themed party with pizza and drinks served poolside! Shrewsbury Commons brought The Taco Dude food truck outside the newly renovated clubhouse. The Mastlight held a red, white, and bubbly wine tasting event to get in the holiday spirit!

Kimball Court staff standing with props in front of beach photo backdrop
Kimball Court Staff at the Luau Summer Party

Parked food truck with a line at Shrewsbury Commons
Residents of Shrewsbury Commons Lined Up at The Taco Dude Truck

Residents at The Mastlight raising wine glasses to cheers
Cheers from Our Residents of The Mastlight

The residents of Faxon Commons kicked off the season with the annual tennis tournament! There was a great turnout of residents and food catered by the local RajaRani Indian Restaurant.   

Faxon Commons staff with resident at tennis court wear tennis tournament shirts
Faxon Commons Staff with Resident at the Annual Tennis Tournament 

Keep an eye out for a future blog post to see how our properties celebrate Resident Appreciation Day coming up in August!

Trivia: What popular summer treat was accidentally invented in 1905?


Jul 1, 2022

JMC & Co Embarks on 216 Central Ave, Chelsea

Thank you for participating in the last blog trivia question! The question asked what is the largest zoo in New England and the answer is Southwick's Zoo in Mendon, MA.

JMC & Co Embarks on 216 Central Ave, Chelsea

The redevelopment of Innes Apartments in Chelsea, MA will be accomplished through a joint venture among John M. Corcoran & Company, the Joseph J. Corcoran Company, and Marcus Partners. JJC was awarded the project four years ago and has worked through the local and state permitting processes and assembled the necessary public subsidy to move the project along. JMC & Co will lead the design, construction and financing of the project in addition to providing property management services upon completion. 

Map outlining Chelsea, MA
Map of Chelsea, MA

Innes Apartments is in a great location with superior access to public transportation straight into the heart of Boston. The site is located just one block away from the Silver Line giving residents access to South Station in 20 minutes and with the Chelsea Commuter Rail Station only 10 minutes away, North Station is a quick 10 minute ride into the city. Logan Airport is located just 1.5 miles away and 5 miles away from South Boston and the Financial District making an easy commute for all residents. 

Site Plan for Redevelopment of Innes Apartments, Chelsea, MA
Site Plan of 216 Central Ave, Chelsea, MA

Innes Apartments is located on 216 Central Ave in Chelsea, MA. This 2.9 acre site consists of 94 public housing apartments spread across 8 buildings. The project will commence with the demolition of all existing apartments for the ground-up construction of 330 brand-new apartment homes in two podium buildings. The unit mix will consist of public housing, workforce/market, and market apartments. The redevelopment will also include new amenity spaces, 7,000 sf of ground floor commercial space, and a standalone 255 car pre-cast garage.  

Demolition is slated to begin in the near future and JMC & Co's development team will be progressing the design of the site throughout the summer months. Watch out for future blogs for more updates to come on this substantial and exciting project!

Trivia: What famous movie was filmed in Chelsea, MA in 2015?

Jun 21, 2022

Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

 Thank you for the participation in the last trivia question! The question asked where the first Caritas home was located and the answer is 27 Beale Street, Dorchester, MA!

Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer!

June 21st marks the first official day of Summer and what better way to kick off the season than highlighting ways to beat the heat over the next few months! You can be sure to find a way to make a splash this Summer wherever your JMC & Co community may be.

Hello Summer with flamingo, pool floats, and plants with blue background

Quincy Commons is conveniently located just 2 blocks away from Wollaston Beach. Bask in the sun and enjoy fish tacos from Baja Box located just across the street while taking in the ocean views. Head to Marina Bay for drinks and dinner on the water at one of the many popular restaurants.

Wollaston Beach in Quincy, MA

For those located up North, Canobie Lake Park is a great summer activity. Canobie is famous for its many rides, games, and attractions for everyone to enjoy. The new Waterpark

Jun 10, 2022

Caritas Communities Get Social for a Good Cause!

 Thank you for participating in the last trivia question! It asked what the purpose of  The Sto was before it became an apartment community. The answer is a factory. The town of Stoughton was well known as an industrial hub for shoemaking. If you ever find yourself in the model apartment be sure to check out the antique shoe bookends on the TV console!

The Young Leaders Committee Celebrates the 9th Annual Get Social for a Good Cause Event!

As many of you know, John M. Corcoran & Company has a deep-rooted relationship with Caritas Communities. P. Leo Corcoran, John Corcoran's partner, founded this 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1985. The mission states, "At Caritas, we prevent homelessness by providing very low-income individuals with permanent housing, support, a sense of community and expanded opportunities. Since 1985, Caritas has helped fill the need for safe, secure housing in Greater Boston."

Caritas Communities is love in action in pink with red heart

The Young Leader Committee was created in 2014 to facilitate the significant growth in volunteer leadership. According to the Caritas website, "Our Young Leader Committee serves to engage other young professionals in the Boston area to improve the lives of our lowest income neighbors through

May 20, 2022

Clubhouse Grand Opening at The Sto

Thank you all for participating in the last trivia question. The question asked, "What property was the last winner of the Game of Phones Trophy in 2019?" The answer to this question is Skyline Commons!

Grand Opening of the Clubhouse at The Sto

The wait is over! The renovation of the clubhouse has been completed at The Sto. The clubhouse has been elevated to better serve residents of the community with new chic modern features. This 4,500 square foot space provides several different luxurious amenities that have reinvigorated the entire community. 

Road lined with balloons leading to the clubhouse at The Sto

The new and improved clubhouse features a modern lounge with a cozy fireplace and oversized windows that let in endless amounts of natural sunlight. 

Resident lounge with couch, coffee table, and chairs

The space also has a brand-new kitchenette where residents can grab a cup of coffee to start the morning or hang out with friends and fellow residents while enjoying a game on the big screen! 

Kitchenette in clubhouse

View of fireplace and TV with chairs

Residents can team up for some friendly competition on the shuffleboard table.
Shuffleboard table in clubhouse

Residents who prefer the outdoors can enjoy the gorgeous outdoor patio area and fire up the grill on a warm Summer evening! 
Outdoor patio with tables and chairs and grills

Looking to get down to business? Check out The Sto's very own conference room as well as a Zoom Room so you can work remotely without the distractions of home.

Conference table with chairs and TV mounted on the wall

Desk with chair, lounging chair, and decorated bookshelf

The fitness center has been completely upgraded with new cardio and weight lifting equipment perfect for any workout. 

Workout equipment in fitness center

Getting the Party Started!

The staff at The Sto kicked off the Summer with a grand opening party for residents! The staff put together a fantastic event with delicious food from Stone L'oven Pizza Co., refreshments including a signature drink of the evening, and a raffle prize to top it all off. One lucky resident will receive a Yeti cooler! 

Gregory Davis, Jesse Morrell, and Ed Sullivan standing in front of the fireplace
Gregory Davis, Assistant Property Manager, Jesse Morrell, Maintenance Technician, and Ed Sullivan, Property Manager 

Residents getting food displayed on the island in the kitchen

This event created a lot of excitement for residents and staff. The staff was so happy to see such a lively atmosphere and they are excited to see this energy carry on! 

Residents sitting at tables and talking at resident event

Resident entering Yeti cooler raffle displayed on table

Residents getting food displayed on the island in the kitchen

The clubhouse was designed to enhance the living experience for prospects and current residents of The Sto and we are proud to showcase the success in the transformation of this space. This amenity space is unique to the community and truly sets The Sto apart. We look forward to many more events and gatherings to come in this beautiful space!

TRIVIA: What was the purpose of this property before it turned into an apartment community?