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At StoneRiver Company, we recognize the immense value our team brings to our success. We take pride in our team and celebrate their accomplishments every day. We are delighted to share their stories with the world, so stay tuned for our monthly employee highlights. We hope you enjoy getting to know our exceptional team!

This month’s featured employee is Connor Kelley.

What is your role at StoneRiver, and how long have you been a part of the team?

In May 2023, I joined StoneRiver as the Assistant Property Manager for The Highlands Communities. As a team of one, my role encompasses a wide range of daily duties that are essential to the efficient functioning of the complex.

My primary role is to respond to inquiries from potential tenants and provide them with information about available units, lease terms, and amenities. I also conduct property tours, showcasing the features and benefits of each unit and addressing any questions they may have. Additionally, I manage the application process, including screening applicants, verifying documentation, and preparing lease agreements.

As the Assistant Property Manager, I maintain accurate records, manage lease renewals and move-ins, and handle work orders for repairs, all while ensuring a high level of resident satisfaction. Being a one-person leasing office demands excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask effectively.

I’m proud to say that my time at StoneRiver has been incredibly rewarding. Recently, I was nominated for the prestigious Assistant Property Manager of the Year title in the GBAA, which reflects the dedication and hard work I’ve put into my role. Furthermore, The Highlands Community received the Impact Award for the second quarter of 2023, which highlights the positive impact our team has made on the community.

Connor Kelley’s outstanding work ethic has helped him earn the second quarter Impact Award, maintain high occupancy rates, successfully increase rent growth every month, and provide additional support to sister properties. We are thrilled to see where Connor’s future with StoneRiver leads! – Tori Baxley

What are you passionate about?

One thing I am very passionate about is my work. I always try to be the best version of myself and complete all tasks to the best of my ability.

What’s your ideal way to spend your weekends?

Weekends are the perfect opportunity to break free from the stresses of everyday life and take trips exploring other towns.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

Most people don’t know that while working a full-time job, I’m also a full-time student at UAB.

What three words would your friends use to describe you?

When it comes to my personality, my friends often use three words to describe me: Ambitious, Accountable, and Motivated.

What are you currently excited about in your job?

I am thrilled about the prospect of growth that my current role offers. The idea of being able to learn new skills and take on greater responsibilities is what keeps me motivated to excel in my work.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at StoneRiver?

When I joined StoneRiver, I was pleasantly surprised by the warm and friendly atmosphere that greeted me. From the very first day, I was welcomed with open arms, and everyone was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed.