2020 has been a year for the books for Redwood, even if it wasn’t the year we all anticipated. The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it challenges both professional and personal for people across the world. But even though it was a really difficult year in many ways, we wanted to take a chance to celebrate the positives.
Take a look back at our year at Redwood.
We Built New Redwood Neighborhoods Across Our Portfolio
We were fortunate to be able to continue constructing new neighborhoods, and adding phases to some of our current neighborhoods, throughout the year. In South Carolina, you can now lease an apartment at Redwood Simpsonville Neely Ferry Road and Redwood Mauldin. In Ohio, you’ll find new Redwood Neighborhoods in Mansfield, Cuyahoga Falls, and Fairborn. In Michigan, we built Redwood Holt, Redwood Texas Township, and Redwood Southgate.
And we have more on the way! You’ll soon be able to rent at Redwood in Copley, Ohio, Greenwood, Indiana, Lafayette, Indiana and more remarkable locations.
We Installed New Signage at New Neighborhoods and Enjoyed the Landscaping at Current Neighborhoods
Looking for a Redwood Neighborhood? You’ll be able to recognize us by our beautiful signs out front! We love how the landscaping turns out after the signs have been installed.
Redwood was Named a Top Workplace and a Great Place to Work
We’re so proud we were named a Top Workplace by the Cleveland Plain Dealer AND a Great Place to Work for the third consecutive year! The valuable feedback from our teams helps us continue to create a truly meaningful workplace. Read about our awards for Top Workplaces and Great Place to Work on our new Newsroom area of our website!
Our Employees Stayed Positive While Staying Distanced
One of our Core Values is “Be Nice and Have Fun,” and (even in a really rough year), our Redwood Ambassadors truly lived up to it. They took every change in stride, wore their masks, and learned new technology. They continued to go above and beyond, and they had a really good sense of humor when it came to all of our “new coworkers” whether they were small children, excitable animals, or just a wonky wifi connection. Take a look at how our ambassadors kept their positivity going through the tough year!
Our Residents Kept Their Spirits Up by Staying Active and Having Adorable Pets
Our residents are resilient and wonderful. So when we asked how they were doing, and what they were doing to stay positive while dealing with 2020, they delivered! You can see what they said in another blog post.
And one of the perks of allowing up to 3 pets per apartment home? Our residents got to spend some more time with their four-legged friends this year. To be honest, these four-legged friends cheered up all who came into contact with them!
Our Employees Experienced Working from Home for the First Time
And they took it in stride! Big shout out to our IT department for making it possible – without their help we wouldn’t have been able to have been able to continue our business.
We Did our Best to Show Residents We Still Care
Even if we couldn’t be close to our residents physically, we still wanted them to feel the love from Redwood this year.
We look forward to the time when we can gather with our residents again.
Our Neighborhoods Shared Their Love for the Communites
Our Employees Delivered More Than Expected
For the first year ever, our yearly Redwood Retreat happened in a virtual capacity. Normally we gather all of our employees together, but this year that just wasn’t possible. So we celebrated wins and shared good news for the year online! Read more about it here.
But that’s not the only time our ambassadors showed they were truly award-winning hard workers!
We Also Got to See our Ambassadors Graduate Training Programs and Get Promoted!
Members of our LEAD, Regional Manager in Training and Neighborhood Manager in Training programs continued their hard work virtually and were able to set the foundation for further achievement and responsibility at Redwood.
We are also proud to say we promoted quite a few employees this year. Take a look at some of those recent promotions here.
We Brought on Remarkable New Hires
In a year that can only be described as challenging, we are proud to say we were able to grow our employee base! At our neighborhoods, we hired Neighborhood Managers, Leasing Professionals, Service Technicians, and more. We even got to grow our corporate teams, helping support the our field teams with more manpower and efficiency!
And of Course, We Welcomed New Redwood Neighbors Home
At new and current Redwood Neighborhoods, we were so glad to be able to welcome new residents to their homes. We are so happy to be able to provide remarkable housing for people across the United States, and we look forward to continuing on in pursuit of our mission and vision in the new year.
While the year wasn’t perfect, we are so thankful to be able to serve our residents, our communities, our employees, and all of our other stakeholders this year and for many years to come. Happy New Year!