PMA Honors the Region’s Best Apartment Communities
Bethesda, MD: The Property Management Association honored the region’s most outstanding apartment communities at the third annual PMA Apartment Community Excellence Awards (PACE) celebration, held October 15 at the Martin Crosswinds in Greenbelt Maryland.
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.”
The PACE Awards competition was open to all national capital area apartment communities. In 2015, more than 170 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 Judge’s 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.
The 2015 Quantum-Managed PACE winners are:
Island Walk (Reston, VA)
Winner: Judge’s Choice
Evergreen House (Annandale, VA)
Winner: Affordable Virginia
Lockwood House (Arlington, VA)
Winner: Senior VA under $900
Elmwood House (Arlington, VA)
Distinguished Winner: Senior VA under $900