Oct 18

Introducing Weidner’s Lead Start Program

Lead Start Program

Weidner is excited to present the Lead Start Program, an interactive training program that introduces new employees to their support teams at the corporate office and helps them acclimate to the exciting multifamily industry.

Company founder and CEO, Dean Weidner introduced the Lead Start program almost a decade ago. Since its inception, it has evolved from a 3-day training to a 5-day program. New associates are flown in from all over the U.S. and Canada to Weidner headquarters in Kirkland, WA, where mentors in the industry pool their talents and experience to create a truly inspiring week of training.

During the training, new associates engage in specific training such as selling skills, marketing, leadership, and understanding Weidner’s core values. Through teamwork exercises, activity base-training, culture, and software training, new associates get a full view of what’s expected in their new position and where to find support when they need it. In the inclusive, family environment, associates have the opportunity to bond with their fellow teammates, learn from each other, and build relationships with colleagues across the country.   New employees are then given a tour of the flagship property, Tower 12. This is followed by a graduation ceremony and more celebrations!

Mr. Weidner rarely misses an opportunity to come and speak to the group during the Lead Start training and opens the discussion up with a question and answer session where no question is off the table! When he created the Lead Start program, his main objective was for Weidner employees “to think, act and analyze, and make decisions as if they were in charge of the whole business and act as if they own the property.”

Through the Lead Start training, new associates not only get a lead start in their Weidner Career, but the best start in the ever-changing, rewarding career of multifamily.

Welcome to the team! What Matters to You, Matters to Us!


Oct 18

Boo! Halloween Decor for the Office

Halloween Decor

Who says the office is safe from Halloween antics? Just in case you thought that placing a plastic pumpkin head filled with candy would suffice for a Halloween decoration, we thought we’d share some fun, festive ideas to welcome the trick o’ treaters.

  • Head over to Office Depot for these Halloween crafts, from a giant spider web made of yarn to a black wreath, here are 8 DIY ideas for the office.
  • Try a black decorative mini-tree and light it with pumpkin-shaped mini lights. Invite co-workers to hang their favorite handmade Halloween ornaments and give out a prize for the most creative ornament.
  • Invest in some battery-operated candles and place them inside lanterns and disburse around your office area for a spookier look.
  • Anything with black cats or bats is always in style.
  • Hang up some winged-creature art like bats and moths. Put them on the corners of the cubicle, the edges of bookcases, and if you want to scare your boss, inside of a folder.
  • Hang up some vintage-style Halloween posters and then accent the décor with a few pumpkin displays.
  • Set up a chair in the office to seat a special “guest.” Form a scary character out of some old sheets, blankets, and pillows and dress it in an old hat, wig, suit or dress, add some black boots and prop your creation up in a chair. Place the candy bowl inside or for some extra laughs, a few old office reports.
  • Make your own mummy and place it in the break room or next to your chair.

Martha Stewart has a long list of Halloween crafts if you’re feeling creative. If crafting isn’t your thing, but you enjoy the festivities, there’s always Party City and similar outlets for plenty of Halloween décor for the office and home.

Whatever you do, have a scary good time and share your Halloween pictures and antics with us at #LifeatWeidner.


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