by Cheryl Leonard, Regional Account Manager, Apartment Finder – Texas
Lookout Austin – the Amazing Race is coming your way!! – – – The race will be held on May 11th in Downtown Austin. We are very excited because this year is our fifth year and we are planning for the biggest group yet. The teams should include, Milestone "who took first place last year," Lincoln, Greystar, Archstone, Westdale, Pinnacle, Gables, Colonial, Capstone, UAG, Riverstone, AMLI, Belco and Northland. That's right 14 teams!!!
This event has become the thing to do in Austin. Its a FUN day of team building and the companies have become very competitive. As the chief planner and visionary for the race, I realized quickly that we would need some additional funds and sponsors to put this on every year. So, we reached out to vendors to sponsor the event like Apartment Finder, Apartments.com, Arbor Carpet, Valet Waste and Capture the Market. Each company is asked to pitch in about $650, and each is responsible for different parts of the day. One company may buy the breakfast and another host the happy hour/awards ceremony or buy the metals and trophies. We all do our part to ensure a drama free day, plus, it's SO much fun!