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Wildwood Village and Seven Oaks Apartments New Ownership and Management

PMR Companies is pleased to announce the management of two additional apartment communities for Fireside Financial, LLC, Wildwood Village and Seven Oaks Apartments. Fireside Financial is a private equity firm established in 2008 by Micheal J. Bailey, a veteran real estate manager located in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Both apartment communities were purchased from Buckingham Companies in July 2014. Wildwood Village Apartments is a 324-unit apartment community located on the west side of Indianapolis, Indiana near 38th Street and Guion Road. Seven Oaks is a 312-unit apartment community located on the northwest side of Peoria, Illinois off War Memorial Drive.

Fireside Financial, LLC plans to upgrade the clubhouse and curb appeal at both properties as well as doing interior updates to enhance the apartment homes. PMR Companies will be managing both properties. Founded in 2004 in Louisville, Kentucky, PMR currently manages 35 apartment communities with over 8,000 units. They currently manage properties in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and Texas. For additional information on either of the properties, please visit http://www.pmrcommunities.com.

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Wildwood Village- Indianapolis, IN

324 Units

Seven Oaks- Peoria, IL

312 Units

Shamrock Communities Announces Re-Opening of Indianapolis Community

By Joshua Ayers, Senior Editor

Indianapolis—Connecticut-based Shamrock Communities LLC kicked off the grand re-opening of Cottages of Fall Creek Apartments in Indianapolis with an on-site ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the repositioning of the community. The Cottages of Fall Creek Apartments is owned by Shamrock Communities and is managed by Louisville, Ky.-based PMR Companies.

The 783-unit community, which Shamrock acquired a year ago, is located on 81 acres and is currently engulfed in a $2 million capital improvement program that has already facilitated the redesign of the community center and management leasing office, upgrades to the electrical system, as well as paving and concrete repairs. Upcoming improvements will include upgrades to plumbing and mechanical systems, roof replacements and ongoing individual unit interior renovations.

“We wanted to significantly upgrade and enhance the apartment complex and create a community where tenants want to reside and take pride in their surroundings,” says Ellen Weinstein, CEO of Shamrock Communities. “We believe it’s important for tenants to connect with one another and feel comfortable in their neighborhood, which is why we implemented new programs and activities.”

By enhancing the community center the owner and management company hopes to bring new programs and events to the community. PMR has reached out to local community and organizations such as the YMCA and Girl Scouts to try to secure events to be held at the community center. Additionally, the property hosts several weekly events for residents, and a four-person community life team was created to connect with and welcome new residents.

“By offering social and educational opportunities, we are fostering a supportive community environment,” says Deborah Charlton, president and CEO of PMR Companies. “We simply strive to give back to each community, and it is our mission to turn an apartment complex into a community that residents can call home. We want to be a part of each neighborhood.”

Cottages of Fall Creek is comprised of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Its amenities include two swimming pools, lighted tennis courts, a fitness center, the clubhouse, playground and a wooded landscape with views.

Shamrock has added two Indianapolis communities to its portfolio since the beginning of the year, representing total of 373 units. Another 576-unit community is currently under contract. The company plans to make capital improvements and create new programs similar to those developed at Cottages of Fall Creek.

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Get to Know This Business Owner and Estate Sale Junkie

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Deborah Charlton, President/CEO of PMR Companies, is the Most Admired Woman winner for the Business Owner category. While you may know a little about what she does as a strong career woman, there's a lot more to Deborah that makes her unique. Read more about how she relaxes and why she says gardening is in her DNA.

"Gardening is my stress reliever,” Deborah says. “I think it’s in my DNA because my grandmother was a gardener and my parents always had beautifully landscaped yards. I love to get out and work in the yard and plant flowers. You’re out there, you’re in the fresh air, you’re making something beautiful, the phone’s not ringing, you’re not sitting in front of the computer, and it gives you an opportunity to gather your thoughts in a clear moment. Also, this probably would surprise some people, but I am an estate sale junkie. On Saturday morning, one or both of my daughters or my daughter-in-law and I will get up and hit the estate sale route. It’s more about the hunt, and it’s fun just to spend time together. My husband and I purchased a lake house last year, and I furnished it with almost all vintage pieces picked up through estate sales and thrift stores. I think my clients would probably be surprised to see me relax.”

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Pictured Below: PMR receives the "We Care Award" for 2013

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September 27, 2013

 Republic Bank Announces Winners of Ninth Annual We CARE Awards in Louisville Winning Companies & Their Employees Exhibited Outstanding Community Service  

LOUISVILLE – The winners of Republic Bank’s ninth annual We CARE Awards were announced Thursday night at an awards ceremony at The Olmsted, emceed by television talk show host, Charla Young.

 In 2005, Republic Bank launched the first We CARE Awards as a way to give recognition and appreciation to local companies whose employees go above and beyond to serve our communities by volunteering their time and talent. The award was created to publicly congratulate those companies who stress the four elements contained in the CARE name itself – Community Activity Recognition Enterprise. Thirty nine nominations were accepted from companies who met the We CARE criteria, and were judged on how they encourage employees to become involved in volunteer activities, either during or after work hours. They were also evaluated on how they support community-based initiatives through philanthropic efforts and neighborhood assistance. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges consisting of previous winners and community leaders. Of the 39 finalists, seven companies were selected as winners and one company was selected for the Community Champion Award for outstanding work on individual projects.

The 2013 winners are …

Amazon Fulfillment ARGI Financial Group Corrigan Electric & Home Systems Horseshoe Southern Indiana PMR Companies Strothman & Company PSC Toshiba Business Solutions

 

 

Community Champion Award winner: Sav A Lot

“The Republic Bank We CARE Awards have again brought to light the quality and variety of volunteer work done by so many companies in our community,” said Steve Trager, Chairman and CEO of Republic Bank.

 

 

 

“All of us at Republic Bank recognize the employees of the nominated companies, and especially the winning companies, for the community efforts they put forth. They contribute so much to making this a great place to live and raise our families.”

 Winning companies received a handmade glass award designed by Louisville glass artist Casey Hyland.

 Some of the previous winners of the We CARE Award include: Window World of Louisville, Hwang’s Martial Arts, Kentucky Farm Bureau of Shelby County, United Healthcare, Steel Technologies, Summit Energy, The Comfy Cow, Street Moda, Galen College of Nursing, Brown-Forman Corporation, Humana, Inc., Louisville Water Company, Trover Solutions, Inc., McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC and Costco Wholesale.

 For more information on how your organization can obtain a nomination for 2014, contact Amy Gilbert at wecareaward@republicbank.com, or (502) 560-8622 or visit www.republicbank.com.

 

 

Republic Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCAA), headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is the holding company for Republic Bank & Trust Company (“RB&T”) and Republic Bank (“RB”). Republic Bancorp, Inc. (Republic) has 44 banking centers and is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company and Republic Bank. Republic Bank & Trust Company has 34 banking centers in 12 Kentucky communities - Covington, Crestwood, Elizabethtown, Florence, Frankfort, Georgetown, Independence, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Shelbyville and Shepherdsville, three banking centers in southern Indiana – Floyds Knobs, Jeffersonville and New Albany, one banking center in Franklin (Nashville), Tennessee, and one banking center in Bloomington (Minneapolis), Minnesota. Republic Bank has banking centers in Hudson, Palm Harbor, Port Richey and Temple Terrace, Florida as well as Blue Ash (Cincinnati), Ohio. Republic offers internet banking at www.republicbank. com. Republic has $3.3 billion in assets and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Republic’s Class A Common Stock is listed under the symbol “RBCAA” on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

 

 

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Deborah Charlton

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I have been a professional in the multi-family property management industry for more than three decades and am the founder and president of the PMR Companies. During my tenure I have worked for prestigious multiregional and national companies holding positions from leasing agent to chief operating officer.

My career has taken me from Tennessee and Texas to Ohio and nearly every state in the southeast United States. My responsibilities have ranged from establishing management companies to facilitating bankruptcy recoveries. The fact is clear: whatever I endeavor, I tackle with zeal and a unique professional energy that always guarantees the same highest standards and results.

When I decided to begin my own property management company, my phone rang off the hook. I received calls from property investors with whom I had worked over my career and who wanted me to manage their properties. I received calls from colleagues eager to be part of my new company. PMR's growth was immediate and has not slowed down since.

My professional integrity and non-stop perseverance to work on behalf of my clients is second to none. I spend endless hours in due diligence and getting all "I's" dotted and "T's" crossed. My goal is nothing less than excellence. PMR's employees follow in my footsteps. The PMR corporate culture demands perfection with customer satisfaction first and foremost.


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Deborah Charlton and PMR

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The Property Management Resources (PMR) offices on Baxter Avenue are housed in two meticulously restored 19th-century brick houses. The entryway is a stunning leaded glass door, complete with a crystal transom original to the home, both embellished with the image of a pineapple. This symbol of hospitality couldn’t be a more fitting for a company whose motto is “Managing properties is our business. Building relationships is our goal.”

With their management of 8,000 residential apartment units in Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, and Texas, PMR could easily stay busy 24/7 with expected business—property maintenance, rental contracts, accounting, and the daily disasters like floods, fires, and deaths that are part and parcel of residential property management. Instead, CEO Deborah Charlton has expanded the PMR focus to ensure that their properties are communities where neighbors know neighbors and employees and residents both work together to contribute to their larger community.

Each month, PMR engages employees and residents in volunteer activity or charitable giving. In June, for example, they organize a school supply drive with crayons, notebooks, calculators, backpacks and the other back-to-school essentials to be given back to residents of their properties. Whatever supplies aren’t collected and are still in need will be purchased by PMR. Other charitable giving drives include “Adopt a Soldier” collection, “Feeding America” food drive, “Toys for Tots” toy collection, and a hat, scarf, and glove drive for Salvation Army.

In February, a team of ten PMR employees, led by Deborah’s son, Derek VanActor, Vice President of Business Development, participated in the Ohio River Polar Plunge in the Ohio River, “freezing for a reason” and raising $3,700 for Special Olympics. PMR also partnered with Junior Achievement Louisville and hosted a “shadow” day at their Oxmoor Apartments complex for Doss High School students who got some hands-on experience with the more typical work of a property management company—operations, human resources, accounting, and maintenance work—and, by way of example, students also learned something about mentoring and giving back to your community. February’s agenda is just a small sample of PMR’s charitable work: they regularly house displaced people in the wake of disasters like Hurricane Katrina; they recently renovated the basement at Kosair Charities’ Eastern Parkway offices to create a workspace for Kosair volunteers; and, with Derek dressed as a clown, they threw a March birthday party for children living at the Volunteers of America Family Emergency Shelter.

PMR’s volunteer activities and charitable giving drives are determined by employees. Amy Bickel, Vice President of Human Resources, polls everyone who is a part of the PMR community, including property managers, maintenance employees, and residents to find out what causes are most important to them, and based on their responses, she creates the “PMR Gives Back Calendar of Events.” PMR fosters a family atmosphere, and employees at all levels receive comp time for their volunteer work and tend to engage their whole family in volunteer activities. April Charlton, Deborah’s daughter and Chief Operations Officer, says that turnover is very low. It’s not surprising that PMR was voted one of Louisville’s “Top Places to Work” in 2012 and 2013.

 After working for almost twenty years as COO for Flagship Properties in Houston, in 2002, Deborah returned to her native Louisville and started PMR Companies. Just as she has embraced this community, it too has embraced her. Just last month, she was honored with the 2013 National Association of Women Business Owners Woman of Distinction Award. She shared, “To receive the honor as Woman of Distinction reflects on those who made me who I am today, my parents, Herman and Jane Hagerman taught me and my siblings, Terry Hagerman, Donna Fletcher and Kim Lewis the values and work ethic that was my foundation; my husband, Ron Charlton has always supported my long hours and demanding job; my 3 children, Derek VanVactor, Amy Cordoba, and April Leonardo inspire me each day; and my extended PMR Family who give 110% to reach our goals. I have worked hard, been blessed and the achievement of this award is a tribute for these special people in my life.”

When asked what motivates her to make volunteer work and charitable giving a priority at PMR, Charlton says simply, “We’ve been very blessed and we want to pay it forward. I believe that if you are blessed in any way, whether it’s financially or just with good health, you need to pay forward, and if more people did that, we’d all be in a better place.”


  

PMR's Segment on WDRB tv Louisville-

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The current economy has increased demand for apartment living in the Louisville area.

This is benefiting one locally owned company.

Deborah Charlton is the president of PMR, which manages 36 apartment complexes in several cities. That includes 13 in Louisville.

She says business is good.

"Unfortunately, due to the economy and the things that have happened, we have a lot of renters these days," says Charlton. "In July of 2011, we were 76% occupied here [at Mallgate Apartments]. Today we are 96% occupied, 98% leased."

PMR has 258 employees in seven cities, including 137 in Louisville

The apartment industry has become more attractive to investors, so PMR recently created a brokerage division.

Charlton says she and her business partner now have the ability to take a property to market.

"Combining the two allows it to be a one-stop shop. It allows it to be a seamless transaction where you can deal with one investor, one broker and one company."

PMR's home office is along Baxter Avenue in two historic properties.

It's a private company that's changing with the current economic realities.

 


 

Lady of the Land- Highlander

Written by Eve Lee
Category: Down to Business Created on Thursday, 28 February 2013 18:39

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Crescent Hill resident Deborah Charlton started her property and asset management business in Louisville over 10 years ago. Since then, PMR Companies has grown to include offices in three other states. Charlton is a finalist in the National Association of Women Business Owners’ EPIC Awards, to be presented March 7. (Photo: brianbohannon.com)
Deborah Charlton was taken by surprise when she learned she was a finalist for the nonprofit National Association of Women Business Owners’ EPIC Awards. “I don’t know who nominated me,” says Charlton, CEO of PMR Companies, a property and asset management firm headquartered in Louisville. “Each year, I see the gracious women who have done so much,” she says. “I was very humbled to be selected.”

 

Charlton’s path has been a long road – literally. The Louisville native had been living in Houston for two decades and working as the chief operating officer of multifamily development firm Flagship Properties. That changed in 2001 when Charlton moved home to be with her aging parents, taking her husband, Ron, and their grown kids with her. “I’ve always loved it here. Even when I was taking job transfers, my heart was in Louisville.” That love of place and properties was a perfect fit when Charlton opened Property Management Resources (now PMR) in the spring of 2002. Today, PMR’s 200 employees manage approximately 8,000 residential apartment units in Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and Texas. The ever-changing scenery is Charlton’s favorite part of working at PMR. “No two days are the same. My day could be ‘fire, blood or flood,’” she says, referring to incidents involving a fire, a death or a burst pipe. “So we’re on call 24/7. Our day does not stop at 6.”

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Oxmoor Apartment Homes, 7400 Steeplecrest Circle, behind Oxmoor Mall, is one of many Louisville properties managed by PMR Companies. (Photo: brianbohannon.com)
Charlton and company are their own kind of first responder team; PMR found housing for more than 500 families displaced in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and, before that, Charlton herself helped facilitate cleanup and rebuilding after Hurricane Andrew pummeled Florida in 1992. “Those are the toughest times,” she says. “People have lost everything.” Even those who stayed behind in the regional offices jumped in to help. “I can’t describe all the great things they did [during Katrina],” Charlton says. Due to collection efforts across all PMR’s offices, the company was able to send “truckloads” of materials to Houston to help evacuees set up housekeeping. “People of Louisville have big hearts.” Even when winds are calm, Charlton enjoys being out in the field. “I do have a business to run, but the residents are our bread and butter,” she says. Her example inspires residents to also give back. “If we’re collecting for the needy, the soldiers, every property has a box set up in the office, and people actively participate,” she says, noting that in one 130-unit building in Evansville, residents collected over 500 coats for the homeless. “We try to [cultivate] an emotional tie to the community.” Working alongside Charlton at PMR are son Derek VanVactor, vice-president of business development, daughter April Charlton, chief operating officer, and daughter Amy Cordoba, PMR’s director of special projects. Deborah and Ron live in Crescent Hill. Members of the Louisville office, which will celebrate its first anniversary at the Baxter Avenue location on March 17, are working on a St. Patrick’s Parade float – a challenging but fun task of which Charlton is happy to be a part. “I always worked hard, and said if I slept well at night, I’d done a good day’s work.” The 19th Annual EPIC Awards, honoring NAWBO’s Woman Business Owner of The Year, will take place Thursday, March 7. For more information, visit www.nawbolouisville.org. PMR Companies is located at 963 Baxter Ave. in the Highlands. For more information, visit www.pmrcompanies.com.

 


 

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Real estate: “I am the owner of multiple and various real-estate holdings and have partnered with Deborah Charlton to create a brokerage arm for PMR Companies that will be implemented for the benefit of real-estate investors as well as our properties. As a broker that has worked with this company on numerous properties in the past, I realized the value this company created for every property it managed.”

Experience: “I previously worked as an apartment specialist for Marcus and Millichap of Louisville where I worked directly with the principal broker to close over 3,000 units in Kentucky over the past five years. I also personally invested in Kentucky real estate over the past decade to acquire single family homes, multiple businesses, and other real estate for future development.”

Property management: “PMR is able to offer all aspects of property management from before the acquisition (due diligence involvement) to the purchase of commercial real estate, and transition to the day to day management and accounting aspects of commercial real estate. By adding real-estate brokerage, the company now has the ability to be a one-stop shop, where an investor can acquire, purchase, own, operate, and sell their commercial real estate with one company from start to finish.”

Communities: “As a company that caters to investors’ needs, our goal is to add value to each and every property that we represent. Our properties are not just apartments or commercial real estate. They are communities that represent people’s lifestyle and investments that represent investor’s portfolios.”

Objective: “My career objective is to create a diversified investment portfolio that will grow during difficult economic times and thrive over a period of 25 years, and create business atmospheres that exude customer service and allow employees to be team members.”

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