What is The Holladay Way?

Holladay stands for something and the Holladay Way is the way we do business.

It's Living Up to Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

Enriching lives through investment and service.

Our Vision

Create and implement the structure, processes, and support that will lead Holladay to be a 100-year old company...and beyond.

Our Values

We are empowered to dream and take risks, to challenge conventional wisdom and demand continuous improvement, to innovate, create, and inspire change.

We encourage and support the growth and development of each other, our clients, and our communities.

We recognize and acknowledge the inherent value of others.

We do the right thing. We exhibit a consistently high moral compass.

We are a family. We have fun, serve others, and freely give of our resources. We recognize our responsibility to make our communities and world a better place.

We support the physical, financial and professional health and well-being of each other and those we serve.

It's Getting Involved In the Community

The associates of Holladay Properties recognize our responsibility to make our communities and world a better place. This value is strengthened through our commitment to enrich the lives of families in the communities where we live through charitable investments in housing, education, and well-being.

As a company and as individuals, our partners and employees have made community service a high priority. Our people have served in a variety of positions, ranging from service as elected officials to leadership of community organizations for the arts and social services, to volunteering as mentors to school children. Our founder, Wallace F. Holladay, and his wife, Wilhelmina, founded the National Museum for Women in the Arts, now ranked as one of the most popular museums in the nation. Our partners have held national positions in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and our company has been a proud supporter of the United Way since the early 1980s.

We are actively involved in the communities in which we are located and we love finding new opportunities. If you have a group we should be involved with, let us know!


Some of our recent community service events include:

June 28, 2021

(Indianapolis, IN) - Holladay Properties and Holladay Construction Group were the Platinum Sponsor at the 2021 Damar Cup at the Country Club of Indianapolis on Monday, June 28. This sponsorship allowed our company to support a worthwhile organization, as well as a client and partner. The Damar Cup is an annual event that supports the mission of Damar Services, Inc. and allows the organization to expand its facilities and develop new programs. Damar's mission is to empower people challenged by autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and related behavior challenges to lead productive lives.

May 22, 2021

(Nashville, TN) - Holladay Properties, along with the Nashville Public Library, the Civic Design Center, HIP Donelson, and the Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce sponsored Donelson Plaza Palooza on May 22. The event was designed to build excitement for the redevelopment of Donelson Plaza, as well as the new library branch, and featured live music and entertainment, including a variety of puppet shows. Donelson Plaza businesses had booths at the event to present plans, and get feedback on the redevelopment. Micah Williams, Property Manager, was instrumental in coordinating the event, and manned a table during the event with Jennifer Eaton, Property Manager, and Benton Smothers, VP-Development, to give out bottled water and answer questions about Donelson Plaza Phase II.

May 3, 2021

(Portage, IN) - On Monday, May 3, 17 associates from Holladay's Northwest Indiana office visited Hilltop Neighborhood House in Valparaiso, IN to help organize the group's food pantry as well as make some exterior improvements to its day care center. Hilltop House has been offering valuable resources for children and families in the Valparaiso community since 1995 and is focused on providing quality care and education for all children. Our 17 volunteers spent a total of six hours at Hilltop House and made a huge impact on their property, as well as their panty. 

May 3, 2021

(Portage, IN) - On Monday, May 3, Holladay's Portage, IN office teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive at The Promenade at Founders Square. Twenty people gave blood at the event and the Red Cross collected 20 pints of blood. Every pint of blood has the potential to save three lives, so this blood drive could enrich a total of 60 lives! Holladay and The Promenade at Founders Square associates coordinated and helped check in donors at the event, as well as giving blood, and donated 16 hours of community service during the drive. 

April 22, 2021

(Beverly Shores, IN) - Six Holladay associates arrived at the Indiana Dunes in Beverly Shores on Thursday, April 22 to take part in an Earth Day Cleanup. The volunteers utilized time from Holladay Volunteer Time Off program to participate in the event, which included cleaning up trails, the Little Calumet River and beaches, as well as roadsides. The volunteers included Cayla Gray, Director of Administration (South Bend, IN), Jennifer Purdy, Portfolio Accountant (South Bend, IN), Shelby Seifer, Assistant Property Manager (South Bend, IN), Daan Witkamp, Assistant Project Manager (South Bend, IN), Nick Sebert, Assistant Project Manager (Portage, IN), and Scott DeMartinis, Project Manager (South Bend, IN). 

April 16, 2021

(Michigan City, IN) On Friday, April 16, eight Holladay associates arrived at St. Stan’s in Michigan City, IN to enrich the lives of students and churchgoers by helping with spring cleanup of the church property. The group was tasked with taking down, breaking up, and cleaning up a dead tree in front of the building and cleaning up winter debris in the church parking lot. The group spent four hours at the site and made some great improvements that the congregation, staff, and students of St. Stan’s are sure to appreciate.

The volunteers included:

  • Lydia Amado, HCG Project Coordinator (Portage, IN)
  • Scott Brown, HCG VP (LaGrange, IL)
  • Austin Carlos, HCG Project Engineer (LaGrange, IN)
  • Mike O’Connor, VP-Development & Leasing (Portage, IN)
  • Laura Small, Project Architect (Portage, IN)
  • Nick Sebert, HCG Project Manager (Portage, IN)
  • Jessica Vargas, Project Architect (Portage, IN)
  • Amanda Watson, Marketing Director (Portage, IN)

April 16, 2021

(Downers Grove, IL) - Ana Herrera, Housekeeper (Downers Grove, IL) began a Resident Shuffleboard League in March at Burlington Station, an 89-unit luxury apartment community owned and managed by Holladay Properties. Participants in the league were asked to donate pantry supplies to benefit DuPage PADS, an organization that helps homeless families in DuPage county. Ana set a goal to collect 50 pounds of items, which was met and exceeded, and all donations were dropped off on April 16.

March 2021

(Glen Ellyn, IL) - Holladay Properties, along with several Holladay associates including Drew Mitchell, VP-Development (LaGrange, IL); Lori Kappel, Project Designer (LaGrange, IL); Michael O'Connor, VP-Leasing & Development (Portage, IN); and Cara Pagels, Burlington Station Property Manager (Downers Grove, IL), contributed to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry's Capital Campaign to purchase and renovate a larger facility. The pantry has seen a growth in food insecurity following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the larger space will allow the pantry to better serve the needs of the community. Thanks to support like ours, the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry was able to meet its campaign goal and construction will begin in late Spring on the new  facility.

March 1, 2021

(Merrillville, IN) Holladay Properties is a proud sponsor of the new Merrillville Community Center, which opened March 1. Holladay is the Walking Track Sponsor for the elevated walking track at the facility. The Community Center also features basketball courts, volleyball courts, a rock climbing wall and a fitness area, as well as multi-function event space. Read more...

January 28, 2021

(Downers Grove, IL) - On Thursday, January 28, 2021 the management team of Burlington Station hosted a blood drive in partnership with Versiti. The blood drive was a huge success and 18 people registered in advance. None of the donors were deferred and the drive collected 20 units of blood, which equals 60 lives saved. Thanks to the team of Burlington Station, we were able to provide a wonderful way for the property's residents, and Holladay associates, to save lives.

January 11, 2021

(Lawrenceburg, IN) - Michael O'Connor, VP-Leasing & Development (Portage, IN) volunteered for the 2021 Special Olympics Indiana Winter Games in January. He was a race official for downhill slalom ski racing and snowboard racing. The job also involved some pep talks, encouragement and cheerleading for those who needed it. This is an excellent example of living the Holladay mission and values.

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It's Fostering Relationships

We consider developing quality relationships with our tenants, partners, communities, and vendors one of our highest priorities. We have long-standing affiliations with some of the nation's most respected educational systems, corporations, banks and healthcare systems. These trusted relationships have helped our company survive two economic recessions and emerge stronger through each one.

Our vision to provide the highest level of customer service and our willingness to adapt and change to meet the needs of our clients has led to repeat business, increased word of mouth, and an ever expanding range of services.

It's Our Supplier Diversity Program

We are committed to supplier diversity. Our Supplier Diversity program seeks to foster an inclusive environment to do business with small, women-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, or disadvantaged businesses.

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