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PG Co. Law Enforcement, Fire Officials Deliver Holiday Food Baskets to Communities in Need

BLADENSBURG, Md. (ABC7) — For 32 years now Prince George’s County police, firefighters, sheriff’s and corrections officers have been gathering and distributing holiday food baskets.

“It’s just a phenomenal feeling to be able to get out in the community and give back,” said Fire Chief Marc Bashoor.

It’s a tradition that never gets old for those who give.

“Public safety is truly concerned about the lives of people and this is a way we can directly impact people,” said Police Chief Hank Stawinski.

And certainly not for those who receive.

“It means I’ve been blessed,” said Bladensburg resident Larry Powell.

“I’m so thankful to get this food and the blessing it gives to me and my family,” said Joanne Bowden.

First, the volunteers gather at a local firehouse to pack boxes with donated food in an assembly line, which typically includes everything needed for a holiday feast.

Then, a fire truck is loaded up with the donated food for a drive to places around the community, like Emerson Senior House in Bladensburg.

“It makes a big difference because a lot of these people don’t have food in their refrigerator, their pantry,” said Bill Milligan, the volunteer holiday food basket organizer.

“We love it,” said Julia Jackson. “We look forward to when y’ all come every year.”

The holiday food basket deliveries will continue all week.

Congratulations to Carlos Lazo, PMA’s 2016 Maintenance MVP


At this year’s PMA Maintenance Summit on October 26, 2016, maintenance professionals from the DC-Metro area were recognized for their outstanding service to their properties.

Quantum’s own Carlos Lazo from Island Walk in Reston, Virginia received the Most Valuable Player of 2016.



Quantum Wins Big at 2016 PMA PACE Awards

The Property Management Association honored the region’s most outstanding apartment communities at the clipboard01annual PMA Apartment Community Excellence Awards (PACE) celebration, held October 20, 2016, at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons, VA.

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.”



Evergreen House (Annandale, VA)
Winner: Affordable Virginia over $1,000

Cedar Ridge Apartments (Reston, VA)
Distinguished Winner: Affordable Virginia over $1,000

Marywood Apartments (Manassas, VA)
Winner: Senior VA under $1,000

Lockwood House (Arlington, VA)
Judge’s Choice: Senior VA over $1,000

Elmwood House (Arlington, VA)
Judge’s Choice: Senior VA under $1,000

Morris Glen Apartments (Alexandria, VA)
Distinguished Winner: Senior VA under $1,000

Herndon Harbor House (Herndon, VA)
Distinguished Winner: Senior VA under $1,000

Winger House Apartments (Ashburn, VA)
Distinguished Winner: Senior VA over $1,000

Emerson House (Bladensburg, MD)
Distinguished Winner: Senior MD over $1,000

Covenant Village Apartments (Germantown, MD)
Distinguished Winner: Senior MD $1,001 to $1,200

The PACE Awards competition was open to all national capital area apartment communities. In 2016, more than 215 communities, serving as home to nearly 90,000 area residents, competed for PACE honors. Judges were experienced professionals with a combined 290 years of property management experience.

The Property Management Association established both categories and criteria for PACE Award winners to help assure apples-to-apples comparisons. Categories were based on average monthly rent of participants. In addition, the judges were given the latitude to present special Judge’s Choice awards that could focus on technology integration, environmental sustainability (green) and recognizing excellence in management and resident service.

PACE also established a weighted point evaluation system that factored in resident services, amenities, community and marketing outreach, resident retention programs, operating efficiencies and community appearance. A minimum score of 95 out of 100 was required to even be considered for an award. Awards were presented to lease-ups, market rate, government-program housing (communities that receive favorable tax considerations for below market rate rents and/or communities where residents receive government assistance to help pay rent) and 55+ senior communities.

Congratulations to Woodrow Carter on becoming an ARM


On September 14, 2016, Madonna House at Belmont Property Manager  Woodrow Carter was installed as an Accredited Residential Manager® 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.

Herndon Harbor House Celebrates National Night Out 2016


On August 3, 2016, Herndon Harbor House participated in National Night Out. “America’s Night Out Against Crime,”  this national event is designed to heighten crime prevention and awareness, foster neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and let criminals know that neighborhoods are fighting back.