20 May 2022 | Happy HR Professionals Day!

Dear HR Professionals,
 
Our appreciation and gratitude goes towards those who work tirelessly throughout the year to hire, train, motivate, reward, and retain employees.
 
Thank you for helping us thrive TOGETHER in a better workplace.
 
Happy HR Professionals Day!
Pictured: Paramark Staff at the Jeremiah Program - Pathways Event

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.

Sarah L. Voisin | The Washington Post

10 May 2022 | In the News

Living near affordable housing may boost home values, new study finds

Article By: Marissa J. Lang | Washington Post

08 May 2022 | Mother’s Day

Dear MOMS,

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

Teachers,

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

 
Our helpers come in all sizes — check out this little cutie helping her Momma out at Center Street Village today! Thanks for your help, Xharra! 
11 April 2022 | National Pet Day
 
Today is #NationalPetDay (which we think should be every day, tbh)! How has your pet made you smile, today?

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

Happy Purple Day (A.K.A Epilepsy Awareness Day)!
 
What is Epilepsy?
 
-Epilepsy is a chronic non-communicable disease of the brain that affects people of all ages (around 65 million, worldwide, to be exact)
– 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime
-It’s the 4th most common neurological disorder
-160,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S.
How Can I Make a Difference?
-Get seizure first aid ready
-Share your epilepsy story
-Read & learn about Epilepsy and teach those around you
-Donate to your local epilepsy organization
-Join a volunteer group
-Participate in a walk
-Look for upcoming advocacy events
 
We see you, Epilepsy Warriors! Keep fighting! 💜

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

New to our Commercial Sales Team, please join me in welcoming Paramark’s two newest Brokers, Matt & Kyle!
For a complete list of our current commercial properties for sale/lease, please visit https://www.loopnet.com/looplink/search/?SiteID=5918 & reach out to either Matt or Kyle for a showing of your next business adventure!

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 ❤

01 February 2022 | Black History Month

Happy February! It’s the first day of Black History Month 🖤 Every Tuesday of this month, we’ll be sharing Trivia questions solely on Black History via our social media!

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29 January 2022 | Residential Spotlight

Applewood Pointe of Bloomington at Southtown // Bloomington, MN

Life at Applewood Pointe of Bloomington at Southtown is about letting go of unwanted chores and making space for the things that bring you the most joy. This unique co-op community is developed by United Properties and managed by Paramark Corp Management. Each company has decades of experience in their respective fields. United Properties is part of the family-owned Pohlad Companies, which has a proven record of success, financial stability and contribution to the community. Paramark Corp is a full-service property management firm based out of Rochester MN. They have strived to become a leader in providing innovative solutions for all your real estate needs. The co-op homes for sale at Applewood Pointe of Bloomington at Southtown come in a variety of floor plans, so you can choose a layout that works best for your needs. The homes are designed with all the modern conveniences you need, as well as the upscale features & finishes you want. Our community is chosen for its proximity to desirable neighborhoods and local attractions, like restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Our social calendar is filled with gatherings, learning opportunities, and activities designed to bring residents together in engaging ways.
No matter how you choose to engage with life, you will find the resources you need to embrace joyful living each day in our 55+ amenity-rich community.
Home Features:
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

At Gramercy Inver Grove Heights, combine the carefree convenience of living with the wealth of activities and amenities available. Our 111 homes have been designed with you in mind to provide a secure, quiet, and relaxing environment. It sits on a richly landscaped 10.5-acre site and is close to recreation, shopping, churches, and medical facilities. Gramercy Park: your key to a carefree retirement!
Home Features:
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.
Activities:
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

Nanodropper // Rochester, MN
 
Allisa Song and her partner, Elias Baker started developing Nanodropper, a more effective eye care solution, in 2017 when they realized people were paying for eye drops that were later being wasted. The award-winning company provides adaptive tops for eye drop bottles and now has a place to call home, nestled in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center!
 
Congratulations, Allisa & Elias!

3 January 2022 | Company News

New year, who dis?

Our Social Media Coordinator has cooked up a fun (new!) social media schedule for 2022 and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Head over to our Facebook or Instagram for daily updates!

31 December 2021 | New Years Eve

29 December 2021 | Updated Office Hours This Week

Office update for 12/27/2021 – 01/03/2022: Please see our upcoming Holiday Hours for the week, which are also posted on our social media platforms – Facebook & Instagram!

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

Office update: Please see our upcoming Holiday Hours, which are also posted on our social media platforms – Facebook & Instagram!

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! 

Top Left: Melissa Gradischnig, Property Manager of Prairie Rose, calling Bingo. Top Right: Bingo prizes for the residents to win. Bottom: The residents of Prairie Rose enjoyed a Ham potluck on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021.

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!

BOO!

Did we scare ya?!😉
Halloween is [literally] right around the corner — Paramark would like to wish you & yours a very spooktacular, safe, & happy Halloween weekend! 🎃

29 October 2021 | Winner Winner Pumpkin Dinner

*Drrrrrrumroll pleeeeease…. 🥁*
Announcing this years Corporate Office Pumpkin Contest winner:
 
Tied for 3rd Place: Pumpkins # 1 & # 2
Coming in 2nd Place: Pumpkin # 3
& our 1st Place winner: Regional Manager, Tom Knoepke, of pumpkin # 4 with a whopping 20 votes!
 
We have some talented people around the office, for sure. Check out their design work 🎃 Congratulations, Tom! Those marshmallow teeth really tied everything together 😉

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!

– Trader Joe’s
– DoubleTree by Hilton
– Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
– KelzenbergKreatives Photography
– West Bank
– Custom Alarm
– Carlson Retirement Plan Services
– WA Insurance
– Canteen Vending
– Culvers
– Think Bank
– Intrigue Hair Studio
– Charlies Eatery
– Jesse Lambrecht
– Patti Lebarron
– Paramark

15 October 2021 | Company News

Please join us in THANKING our new sponsors this week! ❤️

– Canteen Vending
– Culvers
– Think Bank
– Intrigue Hair Studio
– Charlies Eatery

07 October 2021 | Company News

Our corporate office hosted their kick-off for United Way yesterday!
 
United Way? What do they do?
 
United Way provides: food assistance, housing assistance & shelters, employment help, heating & utility help, abuse prevention, elder care, mental health services, substance abuse help, childcare, and so much more!
 
Over the next few weeks, Paramark Real Estate Services (Rochester) will be participating in several fundraising activities for United Way of Olmsted County — with the help of our sponsors. With that being said, please join us in THANKING our new sponsors this week! ❤️
 
New Sponsors for the week of October 3rd – 9th:
-Trader Joe’s
-DoubleTree by Hilton
-Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
-KelzenbergKreatives Photography
-West Bank
-Custom Alarm
-Carlson Retirement Plan Services
-WA Insurance

01 October 2021 | Company News

*FOOOOOOORE*

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!!

Baristas from Starbucks at Hyvee on West Circle Drive donated all of their tips to JP Rochester this week

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!

You can view more TBT for a limited time on our social media pages, every Thursday, via the Paramark Facebook & Instagram

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

Paramark will be closed tomorrow, Monday, July 5th, as we continue to celebrate America’s Birthday with our families. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, July 6th, at 8a. Happy Fourth of July, everyone!
The lobby is all decked out in Red, White, and Blue as Applewood Pointe MG gets ready for the Fourth

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!

Fresh basil grown by Applewood Pointe’s very own Garden Committee

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.

Follow Okabena Towers on Social Media to check out their project updates!

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!

Cabinets designed by Troy & Jo Eiden of Modern Design Cabinetry

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).

The graduates with Plainview Senior Housing’s residents

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!

Asiso Mohamed, owner of Boon Boutique

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!