MHN Announces the Excellence Award Winners

The 13th edition of MHN's annual awards program honors the multifamily industry's top projects, transactions and people.

Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive hosted a reception on Thursday evening to honor the winners of the 2019 MHN Excellence Awards and CPE Distinguished Achievement Awards. The event was held at 10 Grand Central in New York City.

Now in its 13th year, the MHN Excellence Awards covered properties and projects in 20 categories. Entries were evaluated by a panel of distinguished senior industry professionals: 

  • Jamie Gorski, chief marketing officer, The Bozzuto Group
  • Julianne Goodfellow, senior director of Government Affairs, NMHC 
  • Laurence Caudle, principal & director of Housing, Hickok Cole
  • Rebecca Rockey, global head of Forecasting, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Dave Deslow, managing director, Greystar

Check out our developing coverage of this year’s awards:

    • See below for the list of the 2019 MHN Excellence Award Winners: 

      ADAPTIVE REUSE

      The Star Luxury Apartments in Houston. Image courtesy of Provident Realty Advisors

      Gold: The Star Luxury Apartments

      • Owner/Developer: Kip Platt, Provident Realty Advisors
      • Builder: Provident Realty Advisors Construction
      • Architect: HBG Design
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Lincoln Property Co.
      • Financier: Bank of the Ozarks, Houston Housing Finance Corp.

      Silver: The Bell Tower at Stanton Park

      • Owner/Developer: Morningstar Community Development
      • Builder: MCN Build
      • Architect: Cooper Carry
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Washington Fine Properties
      • Financier: Revere Bank

      AMENITIES

      Gold: 414 Light Street

      • Owner/Developer: 414 Light Street Owner LLC/Questar Builders
      • Builder: Lendlease   
      • Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Questar Management
      • Financier: Citizens Bank, Santander Bank, First Niagara Bank

      Gold: The Cooper at Southbank

      • Management: The Bozzuto Group
      • Owner: Lendlease
      • Architect: Perkins + Will

      Honorable Mention: The Alyn

      • Management: Midborough Management
      • Owner: Gordon Property Group

      CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

      Platinum: Summer Workforce Program

      • Company/Management: Continental Management

      Gold: Splash Day Supporting the Ronald McDonald House

      • Company: Village Green

      Silver: Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation

      • Company: Balfour Beatty

      DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN: AFFORDABLE

      Gold: Plaza West

      • Owner/Developer: Golden Rule Plaza Inc. Properties, Mission First Housing Group, Henson Development Co.
      • Builder: James G. Davis Construction Corp.
      • Architect: Hickok Cole
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Columbus Property Management
      • Financier: DC Housing Finance Agency, DC Department of Housing and Community Development, DC Department of Behavioral Health, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Citibank, Capital One, Enterprise Community Partners

      Silver: The Studio at thinkEast

      • Owner/Developer: Atlantic Pacific Communities, Madhouse Development
      • Builder: Gulf Coast Community Builders
      • Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Real Page Inc.
      • Financier: Atlantic Pacific Communities

      Bronze: Renaissance Square

      • Owner/Developer: PR Public Housing Authority, McCormack Baron Salazar
      • Builder: F&R Construction Group
      • Architect: Alvarez-Diaz & Villalon
      • Financier: Citibank | Federal Funds

      Bronze: 72 Foster

      • Owner/Developer: REACH Community Development
      • Builder: LMC Construction   
      • Architect: Holst Architecture
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: REACH
      • Financier: KeyBank Community Development Corp. & Lending, Freddie Mac, Metro, Portland Housing Bureau, Home Forward, Oregon Housing and Community Services and REACH Community Development

      DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN: HIGH-RISE

      Gold: Oskar

      • Owner/Developer: The Moinian Group
      • Builder: Tishman Construction Corp. of NY   
      • Architect: CetraRuddy Architecture
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Elegran

      Silver: 414 Light Street

      • Owner/Developer: 414 Light Street Owner LLC/Questar Properties
      • Builder: Lendlease   
      • Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Questar Management
      • Financier: Citizens Bank, Santander Bank, First Niagara Bank

      DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN: MID-RISE

      Gold: Broadstone North Park

      • Owner/Developer: Alliance Residential
      • Builder: Alliance Residential
      • Architect: Joseph Wong Design Associates 
      • Interior Designer: H. Hendy Associates 
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Alliance Residential
      • Financier: Prudential

      Silver: The Core

      • Owner/Developer: Lennar Multifamily Investors LLC
      • Builder: LMC
      • Architect: Architects Orange

      Silver: The Griffith

      • Owner/Developer: Mill Creek Residential Trust
      • Builder: Mill Creek Residential Trust
      • Architect: Architects Orange

      DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN: MID-RISE (BEST INTERIOR)

      Gold: The Kendrick

      • Owner/Developer: Toll Brothers Apartment Living
      • Builder: Dellbrook JKS
      • Architect: CUBE 3 
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Toll Brothers Apartment Living
      • Financier: JP Morgan

      DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN: LOW-RISE

      Silver: Town Trelago

      • Owner: RD MCN LLC
      • Developer: The Related Group
      • Builder: Walker and Co. Inc.
      • Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: The Related Group
      • Financier: RD MCN LLC

      Honorable Mention: Novel Providence Farm

      • Owner/Developer: Crescent Communities
      • Builder: Crescent Multifamily Construction
      • Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Greystar
      • Financier: Crescent Communities

      DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN: MIXED-USE

      Gold: 465 North Park

      • Owner/Developer: Jupiter Realty Co.
      • Builder: Power Construction Co.
      • Architect: Pappageorge Haymes Partners
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Bozzuto
      • Financier: Jupiter Realty Co.

      Silver: The Belgard NOMA

      • Owner/Developer: Wood Partners/CBRE
      • Builder: Balfour Beatty Construction
      • Architect: Hickok Cole
      • Interior Designer: RD Jones + Associates 
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Wood Residential Services
      • Financier: PNC Bank

      Bronze: Lincoln Square

      • Owner/Developer: Kimco Realty, Alterra Property Group, MIS Capital
      • Builder: Intech Construction
      • Architect: BLT Architects
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: APG Living
      • Financier: Kimco Realty

      DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN: STUDENT HOUSING

      Gold: Cal Poly Student Housing

      • Builder: Webcore Builders
      • Architect: Valerio Dewalt Train

      Bronze: One on Centre

      • Owner/Developer: Park 7, Greystar
      • Builder: Massaro Corp.
      • Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Greystar
      • Financier: Park 7, Greystar

      DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN: SENIOR HOUSING

      Bronze: Overture Barrett

      • Owner/Developer: Carlyle Group, Greystar
      • Developer: Greystar Development Group
      • Builder: Greystar Construction
      • Architect: Meeks + Partners
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: Greystar

      DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

      Gold: JPI

      EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

      John O’Donnell, The Michaels organization Chief Executive Officer, accepts the award from Suzann Silverman, Editorial Director at Commercial Property Executive and Multi-Housing News. Photo by Holly Dutton for MHN

      Gold: John O’Donnell

      • Company: The Michaels Organization

      GREEN INITIATIVE

      Gold: Fairstead

      • Communities: St. Mark in Oakland, Calif., and Savoy Park in New York

      Honorable Mention: The Fowler

      • Owner/Developer: LocalConstruct
      • Builder: Andersen Construction
      • Architect: Holst Architecture
      • Broker/Sales/Leasing: LC Communities
      • Financier: Zions Bank

      MARKETING

      Silver: Kingston at McLean Crossing

      • Marketer: Hickok Cole

      LEASING AGENT

      Gold: Cashe Honorable

      • Community: Vista Promenade Apartment Homes
      • Company: The REMM Group

      Silver: Justin Richardson

      • Community: Cortland at the Battery Atlanta
      • Company: Cortland

      PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY

      Platinum: Gables Residential

      Gold: Bozzuto Management Co.

      Silver: C+C Apartment Management

      PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY (RISING STAR)

      Gold: RKW Residential

      PROPERTY MANAGER

      Gold: Kimberly McDougal

      • Community: The Courts of Devon
      • Company: Bozzuto Management Co.

      Silver: Morgan Walker-Mixon

      • Community: Cortland Bellevue
      • Company: Cortland 

      RISING STAR

      Gold: Julie Heigel

      • Company: Waterton
      • Position: Assistant Vice President, Acquisitions

      Silver: Johnny De La Espriella

      • Company: RKW Residential
      • Position: Regional Vice President

      UNBUILT (ASPIRATIONAL)

      Gold: Reforma Tower

      • Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects

      UNBUILT

      Gold: The Baldwin

      • Owner: Edgewood Retirement Community
      • Developer: Trident
      • Builder: Whiting Turner
      • Architect: DiMella Shaffer
      • Financier: OnePoint Partners

      Silver: J. Linea

      • Owner/Developer: STARS REI, Jefferson Apartment Group
      • Builder: Clark Builder’s Group
      • Architect: Hickok Cole

      VALUE-ADD RENOVATION

      Gold: The Hamilton

      • Owner/Developer: Broder & Sachse Real Estate
      • Builder: Sachse Construction
      • Architect: Hamilton Anderson
      • Financier: Mercantile Bank of Michigan

      Silver: The Dane

      • Owner/Developer: Cross Properties
      • Builder: W.S. Cumby
      • Architect: JKRP Architects
      • Financier: Univest Financial Corp.

      Silver: Solara at Mill Avenue

      • Owner: BH Equities, Acre Valley
      • Architect: Aakaii Architecture & Interiors
      • Financier: CBRE

      Bronze: Spyglass Hill 

      • Owner: Arel Capital
      • Builder: 52Eighty Ventures LLC
      • Architect: Presence Design Group
      • Marketing: Allied Orion Group