Multi-Housing News Announces Winners of 2014 MHN Excellence Awards

Twenty-two gold and 19 silver winners receive awards during a cocktail reception at Forest City Ratner’s “New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street.”

2014Excellence_ThankYouSponsor_480x270New York—Multi-Housing News (MHN) hosted a cocktail reception on Thursday, October 16th to announce the 2014 MHN Excellence Award winners. The event was held at New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street, a luxury apartment property in lower Manhattan (and the tallest residential rental tower in the western hemisphere) developed by event sponsor Forest City Ratner. The event was also sponsored by Package Concierge, Walker & Dunlop, RentCollect Global and MHN parent company Yardi Systems.

Now in its eighth year, this year’s competition was judged by a panel of industry experts comprised of: Robert C. Landis, SVP & Director of Asset Management, Raymond James Tax Credit Funds; Doris Pearlman, MIRM, IIDA, President of Possibilities for Design, Inc.; Jeffrey Resetco, Vice President of Development and Construction Services, EdR; and Nancy J. Ruddy, Founding Principal, CetraRuddy.

The 2014 Excellence Award winners listed below will be featured in the November issue of MHN’s digital magazine available on www.multi-housingnews.com on November 1:Glass_DSC0102

GOLD
Executive of the Year
Clyde Holland
CEO and Chairman
Holland Partner Group

GOLD
Property Manager of the Year
Jennifer Hill
Gables Residential
Apartment Community: Gables Villa Rosa
Dallas

SILVER
Property Manager of the Year
Meagan Hannon
The Michael’s Organization
Apartment Community: Desert Oasis Communities, Yuma Proving Grounds
Yuma, Ariz.

GOLD
Best Leasing Agent
Bennie Swist
Gables Residential
Apartment Community: Gables Grandview
Austin, Texas

SILVER
Best Leasing Agent
Heather Pyka
Gables Residential
Apartment Community: Gables Park Tower
Austin, Texas

GOLD
Best Development Company
The DSF Group

SILVER
Best Development Company
Gables Residential

GOLD
Property Management Company of the Year
Gables Residential

SILVER
Property Management Company of the Year
Blanton Turner

GOLD
Best Transaction
Walker & Dunlop
“$90 Million Financing at 777 Main Street, Hartford, Conn.

SILVER
Best Transaction
Veritas Investments
“$685 Million Financing—Largest in San Francisco History”

GOLD
Best Brokerage Firm
ARA Houston Office

SILVER
Best Brokerage Firm
Massey Knakal Realty Services

GOLD
Apartment Community of the Year
Metropolitan Apartments
San Mateo, Calif.
Owner/Management Co.: Prometheus Real Estate Group

GOLD
Best Workforce Apartment Community
Birch Hills Apartment Homes
Brea, Calif.
Owner: Jamboree Housing Corporation
Management Company: The John Stewart Company
Architect: KTGY Group, Inc.

GOLD
Most Tech Savvy Apartment Community
Madera Apartments
Mountain View, Calif.
Prometheus Real Estate Group

SILVER
Most Tech Savvy Apartment Community
AVA 55 Ninth
San Francisco
Owner/Management: AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

GOLD
Best Marketing Program
Gables Residential

GOLD
Best Value-Add Renovation
The Westerly on Lincoln
Marina del Rey, Calif.
Owner: UDR Inc.
Developer: Peak West Development
Architect: KEPHART

SILVER
Best Value-Add Renovation
Shadowbrook Apartments
Sunnyvale, Calif.
Owner/Developer: Prometheus Real Estate Group

GOLD
Best Affordable Value-Add Renovation
The Capitol on 28th
Oklahoma City
Owner/Developer: Haley Real Estate Group

GOLD
Best New Development & Design: 55+
Fountaingrove Lodge
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Developer/Architect: Oakmont Senior Living

SILVER
Solterra
El Cajon, Calif.
Developer: Affirmed Housing Group
Architect: Studio E Architects

GOLD
Best New Development: Adaptive Reuse
Micro Lofts at the Arcade Providence
Providence, R.I.
Developer: 130 Westminster St. Associates
Architect: Northeast Collaborative Architects

GOLD
Best New Development: Affordable
Cedar Gateway Apartments
San Diego
Developer: ROEM Development Corporation, Squier Properties
Architect: Silber Architects

SILVER
Best New Development: Affordable
The Cottages at Arbor Pointe
Columbus, Ga.
Owner, Developer: Housing Authority of Columbus, Columbia Residential
Architect: JHP Architecture/Urban Design

SILVER
Best New Development: Affordable
John C. Anderson Apartments
Philadelphia
Developer: Pennrose + DMH Fund
Architect: Wallace Roberts & Todd

GOLD
Best New Development: Affordable (Workforce)
Elgin Artspace Lofts
Elgin, Ill.
Developer: Artspace
Architect: BKV Group

SILVER
Best New Development: Affordable (Workforce)
1st and Rosemary Family and Senior Apartments
San Jose, Calif.
Developer: ROEM Corporation
Architect: Architects Orange

GOLD
Best New Development: Garden/Low-Rise
Skylar at Playa Vista
Playa Vista, Calif.
Developer: KB Home
Architect: KTGY Group, Inc.

SILVER
Best New Development: Garden/Low-Rise
1000 S Broadway on Denver
Denver, Colo.
Developer: Fore Property Company
Architect: SA+R Shears Adkins Rockmore

GOLD
Best New Development: Mid-Rise
Union Wharf
Baltimore
Developer: The Bozzuto Group
Architect: Hord Coplan Macht

SILVER
Best New Development: Mid-Rise
38 Dolores
San Francisco
Developer: Prado Group, Inc.
Architect/Designer: BAR Architects
Collaborating Architect: William McDonough & Partners

SILVER
Best New Development: Mid-Rise
The Huxley
West Hollywood, Calif.
Developer: Essex/Monarch Group
Architect: Newman Garrison + Partners, Inc.

GOLD
Best New Development: High-Rise
Stadium Place—The Nolo and The Wave
Seattle
Owner/Investor, Developer: Daniels Real Estate & Pillar Properties
Architect: ZGF Architects LLP

SILVER
Best New Development: High-Rise
K2
Chicago
Developers: Fifield Properties, Wood Partners
Architect: PappaGeorge Haymes

SILVER
Best New Development: Military
Mountain Vista Communities, Fort Huachuca
Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Developer: Michaels Military Housing

GOLD
Best New Development: Student Housing
Pitzer College Residential Life Phase 2
Claremont, Calif.
Developer: Pitzer College
Architect: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

SILVER
Best New Development: Student Housing
The Hub on Campus
Tempe, Ariz.
Developer: Core Campus
Architect: HPA Architects

GOLD
Best New Development: Unbuilt
Communications Hill 2
San Jose, Calif.
Developer: KB Home
Architect: KTGY Group, Inc.

SILVER
Best New Development: Unbuilt
St. Matthew’s Redevelopment
Washington, D.C.
Developer: Trammell Crow Company