Island Walk in Reston, Virginia, and Covenant Village in Germantown, Maryland, were honored on October 18th with 2011 PACE Awards as the best apartment communities in their class in the metropolitan Washington area. PACE is to the local apartment industry what an Oscar is to the movie industry. PACE awards are presented by the Property Management Association to recognize and celebrate excellence in apartment management. Each property competed against other communities that charge similar rent and were evaluated based on defined criteria that include resident services, property condition and community outreach among other factors that make a difference. It is gratifying to know that Quantum and its properties have been honored by the industry for their commitment to resident service. Being named a PMA PACE winner will make that commitment even stronger.