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            By Nathaniel Dean

Yardi 7S Upgrade: Quick Q&A

It was recently announced that Trinity will be undertaking a major upgrade to its Yardi database. Additional information including final dates and details of the transition will be coming throughout April, but here are answers to some common questions you might have right now:

What is being upgraded?

Almost everything! The majority of the upgrade focuses on improvements to everyday usability and user-friendliness. Screen layouts are less cluttered, menu sets are standardized to reduce navigation steps, and other minor cosmetic changes are made to help everything be easier to read and work with. There are also major quality-of-life improvements: there is a menu search feature, a customizable list of personal favorite quick links for fast navigation, predictive text to help fill out data fields, and a navigation history tool, so getting around the program is a snap. There are also workflow and process improvements to charges, receipts, and payables. Best of all, we’ll be able to unify our Yardi and PayScan environments under a single login! Continue reading

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More Portfolio News

Upper Washington, a Viet-Aid property in Dorchester, will have 35 newly built, affordable residential units and 3,200 square feet of commercial/retail space in the Four Corners section of Dorchester. Right now, the many applicants are being screened. This building joins others in the agency’s portfolio, including Bloomfield Gardens, 19-21 Faulkner Street, 1392 Dorchester House, and 1460 House.

Imperial Knife, 60 King St., Providence, RI. The Woonasquatucket River had attracted industry to its shores in the Olneyville section of Providence, RI since before the Revolutionary War. After WWII, however, industry pretty much left and the mills emptied. Trinity Financial won city approval to refurbish and rebuild Imperial Knife, secured financing and closed on March 24. The 60 units will include 54 affordable and 6 market.

 

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Trinity Management, LLC to manage Northridge Homes

Trinity Management, LLC, on March 1, became the property management team for Northridge Homes, a 98-unit community located in Beverly between Sohier Road and Brimbal Avenue.

Built in 1975, Northridge Homes is a well-established community comprised of two-story townhouses. It is cooperative housing. That means individuals don’t own their actual residence, but rather a share in a corporation that owns all the buildings. They are referred to as members, not tenants. There are low-, moderate- and market-rate units. Continue reading

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More New Hires This Quarter

The following individuals recently joined Trinity Management.

  

 

 

Thomas Disola, Washington Beech

Benjamin Irby, Holyoke High

John Symczak, Rockdale Commons

Sammie Huang, Mission Park

Tara Woods, Mattapan Heights/Foley

Francisco Evora, Brockton

Isaias Rivera Mendez, 35@ Eight Sixty

Mariano Rue, Orchard Gardens

Gerard Jean-Leger, Mission Park

Wilton Gomez-Rivas, Mission Park

Aniette Alves, The Regency

Ian Richardson, Northridge Homes

Remberto Herrera, Northridge Homes

Luis Rivera-Miranda, Newport Height

Jose Perez, Maverick Landing

Robert Andrews, Bristol Commons/Lenox Green

 

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More staff moves and other news

Kobby Obiri-Mainoo has been promoted to Regional Director, effective March 27, to replace David Joyner. Kobby has proven himself a “take charge” supervisor while always displaying the utmost professionalism and respect to his team members and residents. He joins Jonathan Donahue, Jeanmarie O’Brien and Maribel Concepcion in this very vital role.

Vice President Gene Zhitomirsky has a much bigger job than in the past; he will oversee all the TMLLC properties except Mission Park, which Bob will retain.

“I look forward to expanding my knowledge of the properties in the rest of the portfolio,” Gene said about the additional 27 properties for which he will be responsible. Continue reading

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‘More than Words’ charity received books, too!

Newport Heights staff pose with some of their collected books

TMLLC’s reserved space on the boat to Africa was limited to 1,000 books, plus a little extra (see separate story). The rest of the boat had been reserved for other contributors. As a result, another outlet for the more than 2,000 additional books that employees collected was needed. Luckily, Deirdre Wyman knew about a more local charity, “More Than Words,” which had run a “Pop-Up” store in the lobby of the corporate office building. That’s where she bought books for Africa, in fact. Continue reading

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The African Library Project is waiting for a boat

The response of Trinity staffers to a call for books for the African Library Project, made during the Annual Meeting, was exceptional! We reached our goal of 1,000 books — times 3 — with a final total of about 3,100 books! We gave 2,000 to “More Than Words,” a non-profit benefitting children in foster care, among others. (See separate story, “More than Words works well.”)  We will ship 1,100 book – a little extra in case any books are considered unsuitable – once we know when the ship will come into New Orleans, from which it departs for Africa. Continue reading

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Trinity Management: growing to great

From left, back row: Than Dean, Jonathan Donahue, Cory MacIsaac, Linda Cribben. Front row: Lisa Morishanti, Kathy Boudreault, Brandon Tang.

 

At the five year anniversary in of Trinity Management in February, CEO Kate Franco completed a staff reorganization that will invigorate the Team’s commitment to grow our opportunities for enhancing multi-family communities in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York.

“I am thrilled to announce a number of promotions to complete this plan,” she said. “I am also excited to announce the kick-off of a number of initiatives that will help us on our FLIGHT.”

The latter was, of course, a reference to the acronym she used for 2017 goals: F, for Focus; L for Learning; I, for positive interactions with residents and the community; G, for Growth; H, for healthy living physically and psychically; and T, for Transformation, which is dependent on the prior five.

“We are on our way!” she said. Continue reading

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341 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester added to portfolio

The 10 luxury apartments at 341 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester offer a blend of fashionable details and new amenities to craft a wonderful lifestyle for those lucky enough to live here.

Built in 2012, the building is near the Ashmont T Station, providing an easy commute to Boston. Route I-93 is also nearby, for fast travel north and south of the city. Continue reading

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4th at Broadway joins TMLLC portfolio

4th at Broadway

Located in the heart of downtown Chelsea, 4th at Broadway is a historic redevelopment consisting of 19 unique luxury residential lofts, 8 retail storefronts with prime Broadway frontage and a covered parking garage. The building was redeveloped in 2007 and residential units feature oversized windows, gleaming hardwood floors, in-unit laundry and modern kitchens with new appliances. The building is defined by its exposed brick and beams, skylights and high ceilings.

Located two blocks from the Tobin Bridge, 4th at Broadway offers an easy commute to both downtown Boston and the North Shore. The lofts are conveniently located just steps Continue reading

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