AFI Reduces Property Taxes by 31%!

Recently, at an AFI asset in Texas, the Owners saw tax savings of over $18,000!

Here at AFI, we have seven Core Values that are at the forefront of our minds at all times. Two of these Core Values are Collaboration and Efficiency. Through effectively managing vendor relationships, AFI was able to help the property appeal a previously proposed assessment and further increase NOI for our stakeholders.

We pride ourselves on of course achieving fantastic results for our Owners, but also on having the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals that share in our values and commitment to excellence!

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Good Luck, Joe!

Last week, AFI wished a fond farewell to former Accounting Specialist, Joe.

Joe had been with AFI for over three years beginning with the company as an Accounting Intern during his time in Columbia at the University of Missouri. Since first joining AFI, Joe graduated from Mizzou with both his Bachelor’s, and Master of Accountancy degrees.

Joe will be relocating outside of Missouri to now begin a new chapter in his professional career. Joe has proven his value time and time again during his tenure with AFI and we are confident that he will replicate his success in any future endeavor.

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Columbia Asset CRUSHES Monthly Income Record!

AFI Property Manager, Tim Trower, recently oversaw the addition of 16 new units on a Columbia-based property. With these new units came several additional challenges and an increased workload for Tim, but also an opportunity to further increase profitability on the asset.

Through Tim’s leadership, this property CRUSHED it’s previous monthly income record by almost $10,000!

Tim is currently managing his third asset with AFI and has proven, no matter the obstacle, his ability to hold tenants accountable and maximize revenue. Tim is the embodiment of the AFI system at work which has resulted in an excellent return for the Property Owner.

Great work, Tim!


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Employee Celebration – June

Please join us in saying, “THANK YOU,” to AFI Property Manager, Ethan Denum! Ethan recently celebrated his one-year work anniversary with AFI and has proven to be an excellent onsite leader.

Ethan has made Kansas his home for the past year with his wife and two children. Over the course of Ethan’s tenure as Property Manager, he has maintained a high occupancy rate year-round and CRUSHED global income records.

We look forward to Ethan’s continued success in his current role and are excited to reward him with new opportunities in the future!

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Laundry Room Earns 30% ROI!

AFI recently oversaw the completion of two laundry room renovation projects totaling almost $130,000 at two Texas-based assets.

These improvements proved to be extremely lucrative ventures as we can now report an average ROI of over 30%! With completion of this project, we have a happier Onsite Manager, happier tenants, and an absolutely delighted Owner!

This is just another example of AFI accomplishing our Mission to PROSPER ALL STAKEHOLDERS.

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AFI Accounting Innovation!

Here at AFI, we pride ourselves on developing robust processes that not only address current issues, but are also flexible enough to adapt to anomalies that may arise.

Evidence of our prowess in creating such processes is possibly no more apparent than in our Accounting Department.

In October of 2017, our team began recording any accounting-related issue that could not be resolved in an eight hour work day as an “Accounting Ticket.” At close of business on that day in October, AFI reported having 150 open Accounting Tickets.

At the time, clearing out these items may have seemed like an impossible task. Once this task was completed, it was imperative that the proper systems were in place to ensure an issue of this magnitude did not occur again.

As of close of business yesterday, June 20th, AFI reported only 11 open Accounting Tickets! An almost 93% reduction that was achieved through INNOVATION, one of AFI’s Core Values.

Way to go, AFI Accounting!

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Happy Father’s Day!

AFI would like to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day!

Please join us in celebrating some of the amazing Dads in our own organization!

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Success: AFI L&C Breaks Multiple Income Records!

Our Leasing & Collections team has been putting in an immense amount of effort this quarter that culminated in record-breaking accomplishments at several AFI assets.

Over the trailing three months, 11 AFI properties achieved new T-3 Top Line Income Records! These new records equated to over $20,000 in additional income for 2019 versus 2018.

This in itself would have been a tremendous accomplishment; however, we did not stop there. In addition to setting 11 new T-3 Income Records, another six (6) assets achieved new Monthly Income Records for May!

This was not done overnight and was accomplished through the development of robust procedures by our L&C team, and flawless execution by our Onsite Staff.

We look forward to developing new/improving upon current processes in order to replicate this kind of success as our portfolio continues to grow!

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AFI WOWS Insurance Inspector!

A Texas-based asset managed by Alexander Forrest Investments, LLC recently received glowing accolades during a quarterly insurance inspection.

We at AFI pride ourselves on being able to provide clean, safe, and friendly communities to residents and visitors alike. This kind of welcoming environment was exactly what awaited our insurance inspector when he arrived to the property.

Our onsite team deserves a great deal of praise for ensuring such a wonderful visit, and continuing to uphold the AFI Standard of Excellence!

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AFI Celebrated for 100% Compliance!

This week, AFI was recognized as one of very few companies to achieve 100% Grace Hill compliance across all learners!

Grace Hill is an industry leading Property Management training platform that specializes in educating employees on topics such as changes in federal law, leasing/marketing strategies, and even property maintenance items.

It is a requirement for all AFI Corporate, and Onsite Staff to maintain 100% Grace Hill compliance at all times. The importance of this training cannot be stressed enough as keeping up to date with assigned courses allows all of our team members to not only improve his or her own skills, but also understand how to follow ever-changing government regulations.

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Thank you, Grace Hill, for providing such an excellent service and continuing to assist AFI in the fulfillment of our mission to Prosper All Stakeholders!

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