The Franklin Johnston Group Welcomes Newest Strategic Partner Gold Key|PHR Resorts and Hotels™

The Franklin Johnston Group Selected to Management Gold Key|PHR’s
Premier Multifamily Asset, The Summer House Apartments

Virginia Beach, VA – March 1, 2016 – The Franklin Johnston Group announced today its new strategic partnership with Gold Key|PHR Hotels and Resorts™. The Franklin Johnston Group was selected to assume management, effective March 1, of Summer House Apartments, Gold Key|PHR’s premier multifamily community at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

“Gold Key|PHR has a reputation for excellence and integrity – two of the chief reasons we feel they are an excellent match for our management philosophy. We’ve admired Gold Key|PHR as a developer for sometime and are excited about this new opportunity to work together, said Taylor Franklin, President and COO at The Franklin Johnston Group.

“It’s a natural fit for our management portfolio, and we look forward to bringing fresh ideas and a proven operational approach to bear to further enhance the vacation-like atmosphere of the property. Whether you live at Summer House year round, weekends, or seasonally, our team will take extra care to make sure it always feels like home.”

Bob Howard, Chief Investment Officer of Gold Key|PHR commented, “The Franklin Johnston Group and its principals have a reputation for excellence and a track record of success managing in multifamily for the last 30 plus years. They are owners and managers themselves, and therefore, they manage with uncompromising standards for quality and customer service. Summer House is in great hands.”

Developed by Virginia Beach-based Gold Key|PHR Hotels and Resorts™, The Summer House Apartments is luxury living at its best. One, two and three bedroom apartment homes are located just steps away from the Virginia Beach oceanfront and boardwalk at Laskin and Pacific Avenue. Oceanfront views, covered parking, resort-style pool, and concierge services contribute to the resort-like feel of the community.

Summer House Apartments is the premier apartment community in the Virginia Beach market. For more information on leasing an apartment, visit

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