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Halloween Crafts at Mrs. Philippines

Residents at Mrs. Philippines Home for Senior Citizens got into the Halloween spirit. Led by Service Coordinator Barbara Crawford, residents made “Boo Pops.”  To make your own Boo Pop:

1. Wrap 1 piece of a white 5″ x 5″ fabric or napkin square around a lollipop.

2. Tie a piece a ribbon just below the bottom of the candy part of the lollipop.

3. Give to your friends and family.


Quantum Wins at 2017 PACE Awards

The Property Management Association honored the region’s most outstanding apartment communities at the annual PMA Apartment Community Excellence Awards (PACE) celebration, held October 19, 2017, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel.

According to PMA Executive Vice President Thomas B. Cohn, “PACE recognizes exceptional apartments and identifies communities that are passionate about providing exceptional resident services and delivering unparalleled living experiences. PACE not only celebrates excellence in the management of apartment communities, it also fills a void. PACE is the only awards program in the national capital region that evaluates apartment communities on their operating efficiencies and ability to deliver world-class customer service. Unlike many apartment award programs in other parts of the nation, PACE is not a beauty contest or a program to honor as many communities as possible. Instead, PACE looks to recognize truly extraordinary properties that are the best of the best.”

Cedar Ridge Apartments (Reston, VA)
Affordable Winner

Emerson House (Bladensburg, MD)
Senior Winner

Marywood Apartments (Manassas, VA)
Senior Winner

Lockwood House (Arlington, VA)
Senior Winner

Island Walk (Reston, VA)
Judge’s Choice Affordable

Bywater Mutual Homes (Annapolis, MD)
Distinguished Winner Affordable

Elmwood House (Arlington, VA)
Distinguished Winner Senior

Evergreen House (Annandale, VA)
Distinguished Winner Affordable

Gum Springs Glen Apartments (Alexandria, VA)
Distinguished Winner Senior

Herndon Harbor House I & II (Herndon, VA)
Distinguished Winner Senior

Winger House Apartments (Ashburn, VA)
Distinguished Winner Senior


The Property Management Association’s Apartment Community Excellence Awards recognize excellence in the management of multifamily residential properties.

PMA established criteria that only honor truly exceptional properties. Esteemed property management professionals serve as judges. They have the knowledge and experience to look past veneers to truly evaluate a property’s ability to deliver superior living experiences. The criteria judges use to evaluate communities include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Landscaping/Grounds/Curb Appeal
  • Reception Area/Leasing Center
  • Building Interior; Building Health and Safety
  • Common Areas and Amenities
  • Resident Services
  • Resident Events and Activities
  • Marketing Outreach
  • Community Service and
  • Resident Retention

Awards are given in four categories to help assure apples-to-apples comparisons. The award categories are

  • Market rate
  • Lease-up (properties less than a year old)
  • Affordable (tax credit/government assisted)
  • Senior (55+ communities that are 75% senior, including those that are affordable)

Within the four categories, properties compete against those with comparable rents in the same state.

Congratulations to Quantum’s Newest ARM®’s

Congratulations to Quantum’s newest ARM®’s Lesly Merino and Melissa Magaruh.

On September 13, 2017, Herndon Harbor House Assistant Property Manager Melissa Magaruh and Evergreen House Assistant Property Manager Lesly Merino were installed as Accredited Residential Managers® into IREM Chapter 77.

In order to professionalize and improve the quality and reputation of Residential Managers, the Institute of Real Estate Management has a formal program consisting of education, formal examination, experience, and professional reputation that leads to the designation of Accredited Residential Manager®. The ARM® designation has come to represent the most reputable and professional segment of the Residential Manager workforce. Thus, anyone hiring an ARM® can be confident that the ARM® designee is experienced, competent and of the highest integrity.

Mass Place School Supply Drive

A special THANK YOU to Karla Ferrel-Castillo, Property Manager at Mass Place Apartments, for their school supply drive.

Please see her message below and the pictures of the school supply drive!


Happy Monday friends of Mass Place Apartments,

We would like to thank all our vendors that brought school supplies for the school supply drive for our most precious residents, our kids living here at Mass Place. The drive was a success and we had about twenty kids collect much needed supplies. We raffled book bags and provided goodies while allowing them to spend a social hour with other kids in the community and their parents.

They all started school on 08/21/17 and i saw many of them off to school happy and amped to start a great school year!

Again, we would like to extend a sincere thank you for everyone that donated. Please see the attached pictures that were taken.

Karla E. Ferrel-Castillo
Property Manager

Quantum Properties’ National Night Out 2017

National Night Out observance was an absolute success! The Quantum team would like to give a round of applause to Madonna House at Belmont, Echo Mountain, and Herndon Harbor House for their participation in helping residents celebrate neighborhood support, crime prevention, peace and community spirit. With their contributions of great food, photo area and corn hole everyone had an awesome time-we have photos and footage to prove it!

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