01 September 2022 | Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
“Gold stands for
STRENGTH, COURAGE, HOPE,LOVE, FAITH, CHILDHOOD cancer SOLDIERS, SURVIVORS, THE ONES WHO HAVE FALLEN IN THE WAR AGAINST CHILDHOOD cancer.”
Be BOLD, go GOLD.
20 June 2022 | Residential Spotlight
WE ❤ OUR FIRST RESPONDERS!
The residents at Diamond Senior Apartments of Fort Dodge took the opportunity to share their appreciation for Fort Dodges’ First Responders/ Law Enforcement on Saturday! Residents & First Responders were able to enjoy treats & beverages together. We are so grateful for everything you do for the Fort Dodge community — THANK YOU!
19 June 2022 | Happy Father’s Day!
Those jokes are knee slappers but we knew you knew that 😉 What we ALSO hope you know is just how much we love you ❤ Thank you for being our DAD!
Happy Father’s Day!
Your Paramark Family
18 June 2022 | Juneteenth
Though we are one day early, we’d like to take this moment to celebrate Juneteenth ~
“..on Juneteenth, the day we celebrate the end of slavery, they day we memorialize those who offered us hope for the future and the day when we renew our commitment to the struggle for freedom”
Stand TALL against difference! Happy Freedom Day!
14 June 2022 | Company News
As our weather gets almost furnace-like, we’d like to share the importance of Heat Stroke | Heat Exhaustion. Stay aware, stay safe and DRINK THAT WATER!
04 June 2022 | National Cancer Survivor’s Day
It’s National Cancer Survivor’s Day!
We hope you’ll take this moment to celebrate life 💜
We see you WARRIORS — Keep fighting 💪🏼
26 May 2022 | New Business Alert
Coming soon: Nana Gogo Toybrary // Rochester, MN
Struggling to keep her twins engaged, entertained, and learning WITHOUT the help of electronic devices, Pavitra Kumar began collecting gently used toys for families thus sparking the idea for a toy library. Similar to the workings of a library, Nana Gogo Toybrary will offer parents of children 6 months – 5 years a chance to borrow and exchange toys as often as they’d like. The toybrary will also offer Memberships, On-Site Play, Events, and Celebrations! “Nana Gogo hopes to foster a sense of community and connection for everyone who will enter their doors”.
The Kumar’s were represented by Paramark Real Estate Services’ very own, Patrick Sexton (Commercial Sales & Leasing Agent).
19 May 2022 | Company News
Please join us in welcoming Allyssa Ihde to the Paramark family for her summer internship!
Alyssa graduated from John Marshall High School in 2020 and is currently majoring in Business Administration (with a minor in Property Management) at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
Allyssa comes from a family of Real Estate Agents — you may have heard of her family here in Rochester!
We are so thrilled to have Allyssa as a part of our team this summer and cannot wait to see her talents grow.
Welcome, Allyssa! We are so glad you’re here.
25 May 2022 | Happy 1 Year Blog-Versary!
Our blog has officially been up and running for an entire YEAR now! On May 25, 2021, our blog started with hopes that we’d be able to update you on the happenings of our Commercial & Residential Properties and by golly, we’d like to consider this a WIN!
Thank you for your continuous support as we strive to education and entertain you on this journey.
20 May 2022 | Happy HR Professionals Day!
14 May 2022 | Company News
For the first time since 2019, Paramark Staff were able to attend the Jeremiah Program’s – Pathways Gala event this evening.
What is Pathways? “It’s a night where the community comes together to help make a difference in local moms’ lives”.
Read the official article, here.
08 May 2022 | Mother’s Day
Today is all about YOU. We hope you’ll take the time to celebrate all that you are, all that you’ve done & will do, and everything in between.
03 May 2022 | Teacher’s Day
On behalf of Paramark, we’d like to thank you for all the hard work you put in EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! You inspire us ❤
30 April 2022 | Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
Happy #NationalAdoptAShelterPetDay! Your local humane society is packed with furry friends just waiting for a place to call home! Learn more about your local shelter and search the available pet they have up for adoption by visiting their website or giving them a call!
Can’t have a pet of your very own but would like to make a difference?
Donations to your hometown animal shelter can give the animals in their care a second chance at life. This can included monetary donations, pet food/treats, supplies, or toys! You can reach out to your local animal shelter to see if they are in need of anything listed above.
From one rescue parent to another, THANK YOU for supporting these furbabies in need ❤
27 April 2022 | Happy Administrative Professionals Day!
To our fellow Administrative Professionals,
Our appreciation and gratitude is endless thanks to you. Your hard work & continued dedication will never go unnoticed; especially since you do it all with a smile on your face. We couldn’t do this thing, called life, without you!
We appreciate you today, every day, and always.
22 April 2022 | Residential Spotlight
09 April 2022 | National Siblings Day
Meet some of the siblings of Paramark:
“Family isn’t always about blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are; who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what.” So whether your sibling is by blood, marriage, or heart, we hope you celebrate them, always.
Wishing you a very happy National Siblings Day!
26 March 2022 | Purple Day
22 March 2022 | Residential Spotlight
Spring has sprung and so has…. POTLUCK SEASON!
The residents at Crane Artists Lofts enjoyed a lovely gathering yesterday complete with food, friendship, and laughter! Staff at both C.A.L. and Parkview (Indianola, IA) were able to join in on the fun, too!
Looks like a wonderful turnout!
We are HUNGRY now!
21 March 2022 | Happy Spring!
It’s the first day of Spring! It always feels like it takes FOREVER to get here but boy, the weather in Rochester is SEVENTY today so it MUST be here!
How will you bloom this week? 🌼
17 March 2022 | Commercial Spotlight
For Lease // 401 16th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Meet the office of your dreams! Complete with skylights, a balcony, central heating, air conditioning, signage, an atrium, and a plethora of natural light!
15 March 2022 | Commercial Spotlight
For Lease //4200 US Hwy 52 N
Meet the highly visible Rochester Shopping Center, located directly on Highway 52 in North Rochester! This endcap space would work great for retail, restaurant, or office use. An outdoor patio seating could be in this space’s future, too, as there is no restaurant currently in this center! Other tenants on this lot include Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping, Kitchen Design Studios, Harbor Freight Tools, and more! This desirable location includes a large parking lot, pylon signage, large signage on space fronts, and is close to major shopping areas.
12 March 2022 | Reminder
We are welcoming the season’s change and SPRINGING those clocks forward THIS weekend! Who is excited to see more LIGHT?! ☀
10 March 2022 | Commercial Spotlight
For Sale // 37th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55906
Meet this turnkey auto body repair shop of your dreams, located in a highly desirable area (just off of North Broadway)! There are not one, not two, not THREE, but FOUR overhead drive-in doors in this 7,008 SF building. Did we mention the walls are 16′ high in the large shop area?!
01 March 2022 | Womens History Month
Holy Moly — March already?! It’s the first day of Women’s History Month! Here’s how YOU can make Women’s history a priority this month, today, tomorrow, next year, and so on!
21 February 2022 | President’s Day
Office Hours // 8a – 5p
Happy Presidents Day! Our office hours remain the same today. Have a great week, everyone@
16 February 2022 | Commercial Spotlight
14 February 2022 | Happy Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or Single’s Awareness Day, we hope you’ll remember the most IMPORTANT aspect of love is to love YOURSELF first
29 January 2022 | Residential Spotlight
Applewood Pointe of Bloomington at Southtown // Bloomington, MN
Light-filled living areas with large windows, thoughtfully designed kitchen with center island, granite countertops*, stainless steel appliances*, gas ranges*, in-home full-size washer & dryer, gas or electric fireplace*, hardwood or hardwood-style flooring*, large walk-in closets, private balcony & deck or patio, additional storage, smoke-free, satellite tv, phone & internet included, central AC, utilities, trash & recycling services included, pet friendly: up to 2 pets, 25 lbs or less
22 January 2022 | Residential Spotlight
Gramercy Park Cooperative // Inver Grove Heights, MN
1 & 2-bedroom homes, 1-, 1.5-, and 2 bathrooms, private balconies, kitchens with self-cleaning ovens & microwaves, frost-free fridges, disposals, dishwashers, walk-in closets with ceiling lights, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, HD cable by Comcast, laundry hookups in each home or laundry rooms, 2 per floor and free to members.
Members at Gramercy Park Cooperative Inver Grove Heights enjoy many activities. They share their talents and experiences for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community. New and lifelong interests and hobbies are pursued through involvement in a wide selection of member-run activities such as: BBQs on the patio, billiards, bingo nights, cards & games, crafts, happy hour, potlucks, puzzles, workshops, group social outings, and more!
17 January 2022 | MLK Day
Office Hours // 8a – 5p
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! We feel blessed to start this week off by honoring the man himself ❤ Have a fantastic Monday, everyone!
15 January 2022 | New Business Alert
31 December 2021 | New Years Eve
29 December 2021 | Updated Office Hours This Week
In observance of the New Year, Paramark will be closed Friday, December 31st, so that our staff has the opportunity to welcome 2022 with their friends & loved ones. Normal business hours (& social media posts) will resume on Monday, January 3rd, at 8:00 am
Happy New Year from all of us at Paramark!
24 December 2021 | Christmas Eve
20 December 2021 | Happy Holidays
In observance of Christmas, Paramark will be closed on December 24th, so that our staff has the opportunity to enjoy the Holiday with their families. We will be back in the office on Monday, December 27th.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Paramark!
17 December 2021 | Residential Spotlight
Holiday Cheer has reached Prairie Rose Senior Apartments this week! On Wednesday (12-15-2021), residents enjoyed a potluck with Prairie Rose’s staff along with a great game of BINGO! We the Holiday Season!
14 December 2021 | Winter Clothing Drive
Our corporate office has been participating in the 12 Days of Christmas and needs your help!
Day 6, which our marketing coordinator has appropriately named “Got Your Six”, is our Winter Clothing Drive. Stop by our Rochester office tomorrow (Wednesday, December 15th, from 9a-4p) with any unwanted winter gear — Coats, Hats, Scarves, Mittens, Socks, Gloves, Snow Pants, Boots, etc.
*Note: The items donated should be in decent condition (used but gently loved), as another human being will be wearing them Donations will be brought to the VFW & The Landing
8 December 2021 | Company News
It’s getting chilly outside but that’s certainly not the case for the chili being served inside! Paramark’s corporate office hosted their annual Chili Contest today. The contest was CLOSE but Kayla, accounts payable, won by a landslide with her delicious red chili! Congratulations, Kayla!
30 October 2021 | Happy Halloween!
29 October 2021 | Winner Winner Pumpkin Dinner
29 October 2021 | Company News
We’d like to thank our next-door neighbors, Endless Journey Childcare, for bringing the kids over to trick-or-treat. We had a blast handing out candy and seeing all the littles in their costumes!
28 October 2021 | Company News
As we wrap up the last few fundraising events for United Way, we wanted to congratulate our AUCTION winners from today! What a wonderful way to bring our team together Again, we’d like to thank our Sponsors who made this event possible, one last time. We are grateful for your generosity & thoughtfulness!
15 October 2021 | Company News
Please join us in THANKING our new sponsors this week!
07 October 2021 | Company News
01 October 2021 | Company News
Today (Friday, October 1st), our corporate office enjoyed a company outing on the green. A beautiful day for golf AND team bonding, outside the office!
25 August 2021 | Women Wednesday
Jenny Steffes // Rochester, MN
Q: How long have you been at Paramark?
Jenny: 10 Weeks
Q: What do you do here?
J: I am the Housing Director at Fairway Ridge Coop and the Property Manager at Uptown Apartments
Q: What energizes you at work?
J: My members! I LOVE the Coop life. Both of my properties are full of amazing people and in just these short 10 weeks, I have developed some amazing relationships. I also LOVE to be busy and a challenge and BOY OH BOY have these positions delivered. I’m so happy and proud to be here.
Q: What’s something – big or small – that you’re really good at?
J: People and professionalism! I am great at listening, giving compassion and empathy, helping find a solution big or small, and learning what needs attention immediately to keep our members and tenants happy in their home. I also believe in professionalism. Even though I’m new, I’ve heard I must’ve been around the block a few times. That’s a huge compliment and it all comes down to being professional.
Q: If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
J: Ha! ALL OF IT! Ask Andy, he’s had to remind me a few times that it takes time to “know it all” and then things will change. But, I can NOT say enough about Andy, Stacy B. and all of the staff at corporate. I’ve never felt like a bother when I have questions or need help! (Even if I know I’ve asked before but need clarification). Everyone is so kind, willing to help and friendly!
Q: What’s your biggest work pet peeve?
J: I’m new; I don’t have many on site or at work (YET) but I’d have to say that my motto (it hangs in my office) is “Work Hard and Be Nice to People” …. I’ve had a few run ins with a few individuals (OUTSIDE of my properties and Paramark) that may not love their job as much as I do. It always frustrates me when someone is short or grumpy on the phone or in person while on the job.
Q: What’s your go-to Karaoke song?
J: I can NOT sing; but I have one girlfriend (who also can NOT sing who LOVES karaoke) and I’m not shy. Our go to is “Turn Around” by Bonnie Tyler. We kill it (terribly) every time and we have a blast every time, as well. There are videos… I’ll never share. I’m not sure why those in the audience plug their ears though… literally that’s happened!
Q: Finally, what’s the best advice you were ever given?
J: Don’t take anything too seriously! NOTHING you do will make the building (or your home, etc) fall down. Do your best, tomorrow is a new day… let go. But, never, take anything in this life too seriously!!
21 July 2021 | ICYMI
This afternoon, Starbucks baristas from Hyee West Circle Drive in Rochester surprised Jeremiah Program Rochester with the best gift of all — a Random Act of Kindness. The baristas have been collecting and saving their tips for MONTHS, just to donate to JP Rochester, raising over $1,800! Thank you for spreading kindness to our community, Starbucks Hyvee!
8 July 2021 | Throw Back Thursday
Welcoming another new addition to our social media days – Throwback Thursday! We are throwin’ it way back to 1906 and taking a small step into the history of Trolley Quarter Flats, Wausau, WI:
“Prior to its historic rehabilitation/reopening in 2012, the structurally-sound Trolley Shed, built on the site of Wausau’s street trolley system, used to lift carriages off the trolley platforms for repairs, which operated from 1906 to 1940. Combined with new construction, Trolley Quarter Flats is now a 40-unit complex offering great views of the Wisconsin River with large windows and patio/balconies on all units.”
4 July 2021 | Office Update
2 July 2021 | Residential Spotlight
Red, white, and blue has popped up all over Applewood Pointe Maple Grove as they prepare for the upcoming Holiday this weekend. We love what you’ve done with the place, Applewood Pointe MG!
20 June 2021 | Happy Father’s Day!
DADS, Today is your day to shine! Corny jokes and all Whether you’re out grilling, buying some New Balance sneakers, or just spending time with family, we hope you’ll take the time to celebrate all that you are, all that you’ve done, and all that you will do. We love you!
18 June 2021 | Residential Spotlight
The Maple Grove Police Department spent some time with residents over at our Applewood Pointe Maple Grove property this week! Residents and Officers/Detectives were able to socialize over coffee and residents were able to ask many great questions. Thanks for stopping by, Maple Grove PD! We were thrilled to visit with you!
9 June 2021 | Residential Spotlight
Just what the doctor ordered — some cheering up! After the 2020 we’ve all had, we could all use a boost in our step. That’s just what Tina, caretaker at St. Criox Village, was thinking too! Found in front of St. Croix Village, directly on the sidewalk, Tina has created these inspirational quotes for not only the residents but the rest of the community too. Thank you for helping put a smile back on our faces, Tina!
*Note: passersby have been posting the chalk art Via Facebook on a group called ‘Hudson, WI Word of Mouth’. Tina, your art is famous!
4 June 2021 | Residential Spotlight
Why go to the store when you can grow your very own produce in your backyard?! That’s what the residents at Applewood Pointe of Champlin [at Mississippi Crossings] have been up to! From fresh herbs to raised garden beds, these green thumbs have been BUSY. Well done Applewood Pointe Garden Committee!
2 June 2021 | Local Listing
No need for a pinch, you are not dreaming! All of the garage space you could ever want, right before your very eyes. The industrial space in Oronoco is a perfect place to get some work done. Built with FIVE overhead doors, this spacious garage gives you the opportunity to store boats, cars, tractors, trailers, trucks – oh my!
Check out the listing under Properties > Commercial Properties or give us a call!
01 June 2021 | Residential Spotlight
Bragging rights have officially been issued to Paramark’s* very own: 1300 in River Falls, Wisconsin! The award ceremony, held [virtually] on May 11th, was attended by staff as they were presented as winners of the 24th Annual Governor’s Excellence in Community Action Award. This award may possibly be the first one ever for a HOUSING project! The 1300’s program “stood out for its innovative nature and ability to leverage existing resources”. Congratulations on your well-deserved recognition, 1300!
*Note: Paramark solely manages 1300, while ownership belongs to Gerrard Corporation. West CAP (who entered in the nomination) serves low-income households in the area.
29 May 2021 | Property Projects
If you’ve been to Okabena Towers in Worthington, MN lately, then you’ll know they are in the middle of a facelift! Some of their exciting projects include: New cement (entryway, patio, parking lot entrance), and New landscaping around the entire building. There are also plans to start painting the exterior walls. We are excited to see the final outcome, Okabena!
28 May 2021 | New Business Alert
Have your dream kitchen, bathroom, ROOM in mind? Troy & Jo Eiden of Modern Design Cabinetry can help! New to Rochester, the Eiden’s recently signed a 4-year lease for a showroom at 30 25th St. SE in Rochester’s Broadway Commons area (behind Thirsty Belgian). The custom cabinet makers hail from Cologne, MN, and wanted to “hit a different market” down in Rochester. They have been working closely with a couple of home builders in the area, along with wanting to be closer to Cambria Countertops. We are excited to see what Troy & Jo have to bring to the area!
The Eiden’s were represented by Paramark Real Estate Services’ very own, Patrick Sexton (Commercial Realtor).
27 May 2021 | Residential Spotlight
Here come the graduates! On Tuesday of this week, Plainview Senior Housing hosted a Pre-school Graduation Party for their little frequent visitors, serving lemonade, various snacks, and some gifts for the graduates. Congratulations, girls!
26 May 2021 | New Business Alert
Located at King’s Row, just to the North of KMart, Asiso Mohamed has opened up Boon Boutique. As a native to Rochester (MN), Asiso has an amazing inventory of clothes for the fashion-minded Muslim. Truly another exciting local entrepreneur! Congratulations, Asiso!
25 May 2021 | Introduction
Welcome to Paramark Real Estate’s newest edition: the Blog! Do you ever find yourself wondering “what’s going on with [insert location here]?” That’s where we come in! We invite you to follow along as we update you with the happenings of our Commercial & Residential Properties. There’s always something new and exciting, so we are glad you are taking this journey with us!