NAHB Recognizes Industry Achievement at 2009 Pillars of the Industry Awards

By Erika Schnitzer, Associate EditorSan Diego—The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the winners of the 2009 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards in 28 categories. The winners represent the best in multifamily development, design and execution, marketing and individual achievement.Bozzuto Management Company was named Property Management Company of the year for the second time—the first was in 2000. The Greenbelt, Md.-based company manages 27,500 units in 97 properties throughout the East Coast.Julie Smith, president, Bozzuto Management Company, says, “I credit the team we have built at Bozzuto to receiving this award, because everything we have done is a result of incredibly motivated, talented and energetic people, and they are the ones who have made it all happen.” She also notes the freedom, support and encouragement from principals at the company to push forward on new initiatives.The NRP Group LLC, a Cleveland-based developer, contractor and property manager of affordable and market-rate housing, was named Multifamily Development Firm of the Year. The company has developed over 40,000 multifamily units.“We stuck to our core of providing safe and affordable housing,” J. David Heller, principal at NRP, tells MHN. “In this economic environment, where there are so many people in need of this type of housing, it bodes well for us. Part of our ability to execute is because we have stuck to our core values and that has helped us stay on course.” He adds that the company’s core values include hard work, teamwork and professionalism.Property Manager of the Year was awarded to Kristen Noble at McLean, Va.-based Kettler. Noble oversaw a condominium reversion project, managing $3 million in FHA Cap Ex renovations, while meeting the project’s leasing schedule. She also created and manages a bi-level internship program, steering students toward management functions.”I try to lead by example, showing each team member that they play a critical role in real estate management. My primary focus is cross-training, which is conducive to a more productive and harmonious work environment,” Noble tells MHN.  The following is a list of additional Pillars award winners:Best Garden Apartment Community Alexan FitzhughDallasBeeler Guest Owens Architects[Developer: Trammell Crow Residential]Best Rental Apartment Community Upstairs at Bethesda RowBethesda, Md.The Bozzuto Group[Developer: Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT)]Best Mid-Rise ApartmentHighland ParkWashingtonDonatelli Development[Developer: Donatelli Development and Gragg & Associates]Best High-Rise Apartment The West End ApartmentsBostonEquity Residential PropertiesBest Affordable Apartment Community Irvington TerraceFremont, Calif.MVE & Partners, Inc.[Developer: BRIDGE Housing]   Best New Loft Apartment CommunityThe Halstead at Slatersville MillSlatersville, R.I.The DSF GroupBest Adaptive Reuse (from non-residential product to rental apartments)The WoodwardWashingtonHartman Design Group, Inc.[Developer: SJG Properties]Best Garden/Small Scale Condo CommunityThe Residences at Vail MansionMorristown, N.J.BartonPartners[Developer: Vail Mansion LLC]Best Mid-Rise Condominium CommunityPark Terrace at Mission BaySan FranciscoMVE & Partners, Inc.[Developer: Signature Properties]Best High-Rise Condominium CommunityThe CarlyleMinneapolis, Minn.Humphreys & Partners Architects[Developer: Opus Northwest LLC/Apex Asset Management Corp.]Best Adaptive Reuse of a Condominium Community (from non-residential product to a condo community)Century PlazaPhoenix, Ariz.Humphreys & Partners Architect[Developer: Equus Development Corp.]Best Mixed Use CommunityAdeliciaNashville, Tenn.Corner Realty PartnersBest Multifamily Community Site PlanVista Del SolTempe, Ariz.American Campus CommunityBest Mixed-Use Community Site PlanSeabridge MarinaOxnard, Calif.MVE & Partners, Inc.[Developer: Oly Mandalay Bay/D.R. Horton, Inc.]Best Clubhouse at a Multifamily CommunityVentura LoftsHoustonSueba USA Corporation Best Student Housing Rental Apartment CommunityVista Del SolTempe, Ariz.American Campus CommunityMost Creative Financing of an Affordable Apartment CommunityThe Blakeley BuildingLawrence, Mass.Volunteers of AmericaBest Conversion/Repositioning of a Multifamily AssetCitrus Grove of RialtoRialto, Calif.National Community RenaissanceBest Leasing or Sales CenterSilo PointBaltimoreCarlyn and Company Interiors + Design[Developer: Turner Development Group]Best Interior Merchandising at a Multifamily CommunityThe Paramount on Lake EolaOrlando, Fla.ZOM Florida, Inc.Best Brochure for a For Sale Multifamily CommunityPlatinumNew YorkThe Marketing Directors Inc[Developer: SJP Properties]Best Brochure for a Rental Apartment CommunityThe West End ApartmentsBostonEquity Residential PropertiesBest Overall Sales Campaign for a Condominium CommunityPlatinumNew YorkThe Marketing Directors Inc.[Developer: SJP Properties]Best Overall Leasing Campaign for a Rental Apartment CommunityAvalon Morningside ParkNew YorkAvalon Bay Communities Inc.Best Corporate Web Sitewww.clarkbuildersgroup.comClark Builders Group, LLCArlington, Va.Best Property Web Sitewww.platinumnyc.comPlatinumNew YorkThe Marketing Directors Inc[Developer: SJP Properties]Multifamily Community of the Year Award
Irvington TerraceFremont, Calif.MVE & Partners, Inc.[Developer: BRIDGE Housing]