From the CEO's Desk: A Year of Giving Back and Growth

December 28, 2022
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2022 was another year of growth and achievement for Metropolitan Realty Group (MRG). From new projects to charity partnerships, we took strides in the right direction. Let’s take a look at some of our biggest achievements this past year.

Park Lake Residences renovation

First up is the unveiling of the Park Lake Residences renovation. With brand-new flooring, paint, bathrooms, and appliances, this renovation modernized their spaces and improved residents' living conditions. Residents were moved from their apartments to temporary housing, arranged by the MRG team, while the renovations were being completed.

Improving the lives of our residents is the most significant part of our work here at MRG. In the past year, over 1000 affordable housing units in our portfolio have been renovated, and more are planned for 2023. These improvements allow our residents to be happier, safer, and more proud of the place they call home.

MRG believes that in order for communities to thrive, beyond feeling secure, there is also a need for educational assistance. Our charitable partnerships focused on educational assistance throughout the year helped us make a difference. We joined forces with the Dr. Richard Barnett Foundation and continue our partnership with Abba Leadership, International Sports and Music Project, Riverside Hawks, the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, UJA (and many different agencies affiliated with UJA Federation of New York). We are proud to be making a difference and providing these children with the education and resources they need for success.

In addition, we announced our expansion into Kansas with the acquisition of Willow Creek. This development will bring more affordable housing to the area, helping families find homes that fit their budget and needs. We are looking forward to the growth this project will bring.

Community Impact

In addition to making significant efforts to improve the quality of life for those living in our buildings and surrounding areas, the charity partnerships that MRG has with other organizations have also had a significant impact throughout the year. This year, we partnered with the Dr. Richard Barnett Foundation to help underserved students navigate their path to college and their future. We also supported The International Sports and Music Project, which has provided thousands of meals to children and families in their time of need. It was truly a year of giving back and selfless dedication from the team at MRG. We are proud to have been part of incredible initiatives that reach more lives each year in an impactful way.

We are always looking for ways to give back, and, in 2022, we were able to make a real difference and that's something we can all be proud of. Going forward, we look to continue this work and make an even bigger impact as our team and partnerships continue to grow and expand their reach. We are dedicated to making a difference in the world, and will continue to use every resource at our disposal to ensure that those in need receive the support they deserve. Moments like reading the letter from St. Mary’s High School are incredibly fulfilling and inspire us to go even further down this path.

Here at MRG, we are proud of the communities we impact, both those who live under our roofs and those who make up our internal employee culture. Metropolitan Realty Group is in the business of building and strengthening communities, so we take great care in cultivating a talented and diverse staff of dedicated professionals within our internal team.

MRG Employee Culture

In lieu of that spirit, our first MRG Employee Appreciation Event was also held. This was a great opportunity for employees to come together and learn more about our company and mission.

When asked what they learned after the event, here are some answers:

"When teams work together, there can be a great outcome".

"That am around good people"

"That I worked in a company that cares about their staff, promoting teamwork and wants to make changes so we can work better together."

"MRG appreciates its employees"

The event was a huge success, and we look forward to continuing these events in the future.

We have had a successful and impactful 2022 here at MRG, and we look forward to even more growth and achievements in the new year.

We at Metropolitan Realty Group look forward to continuing to provide quality services and housing for our tenants in the coming year. With our unwavering commitment to growth, staff development and customer satisfaction, 2023 promises to be an even greater success than 2022!

Thank you for being a part of the MRG family for the past year. We are excited to continue growing together in 2023!