Hatching An Anti-Racist Company

21 Jul
Written by: Lisa Wise and Grace Langham

Our business isn’t new; it began 12 years ago when Lisa grew her side hustle as a landlady into Flock DC, a family of real estate management companies in the District proper. Today, we tend to thousands of homes and 52 co-workers. Although this enterprise has been around for a while, we recognize that now, today, is a critical time to start over. To rehatch, if you will: at Flock, we love a good bird metaphor.

Black Lives Matter

05 Jun
Written by: Lisa Wise, Chief Flockster

Our Flock believes Black Lives Matter. The fight for equality and justice falls to each of us. Racism, violence, injustice, and hatred are very much a reality throughout this country – every single day. It is not unprecedented. It is a perpetual hotspot. And that is shameful.

Generation Grit

04 Jun
Written by: Lisa Wise, Chief Flockster

When I was eleven years old, my best friend was an 80-, perhaps 90-year-old woman named Myrtle Friedman. Myrtle lived alone next door, on Second Street in Hailey, Idaho. Her two-story green stucco house was perched on the corner, just two blocks from Main Street. I would tend to her rhubarb, weed her vegetable garden, and listen to her tell stories. Myrtle had lived through both wars and the Great Depression.