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  • Posted November 11, 2016

2016 PACE Distinguished Winners

Bethesda, MD
October 21, 2016

Congratulations to The Point at Silver Spring Best in Show 2016 & The Monterey Distinguished Property 2016

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PMA Honors the Region’s Best Apartment Communities

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 20 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.”

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.

The 2016 PACE winners are:

  • 10 Light Street, Gables Residential, Lease-Up, MD, Winner
  • 1841 Columbia, UIP Property Management, Inc., Market-Rate, DC, Winner
  • 2121 Columbia Pike, B.M. Smith, Market-Rate, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • Aurora at North Bethesda Center, LCOR Incorporated, Market-Rate, MD, Judge’s Choice
  • Bainbridge Shady Grove Metro, Bainbridge Companies, Lease-Up, MD, Judge’s Choice
  • Bellemeade Farms, Waterton Residential, Market-Rate, VA, Winner
  • Cherry Knoll Apts, Gables Residential, Market-Rate, MD, Winner
  • Crystal Plaza, Gates Hudson, Market-Rate, VA, Winner
  • East of Market, Grady Management, Inc., Market-Rate, MD, Winner
  • Elmwood House, Quantum Property Management Corp., Senior, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • Evergreen House, Quantum Property Management Corp., Affordable, VA, Winner
  • Evergreens at Laurel, Allen & Rocks, Inc., Market-Rate, MD, Winner
  • Halstead Square – Dunn Loring, Bozzuto Management Company, Market-Rate, VA,
  • Icon at Dulles, Gates Hudson, Market-Rate, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • Kentlands Manor, The Donaldson Group, Senior, MD, Winner
  • Lockwood House, Quantum Property Management Corp., Senior, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • Marywood Apts, Quantum Property Management Corp., Senior, VA, Winner
  • Mayfair Mansions, Edgewood Management Corporation, Affordable, DC, Winner
  • Millwood Townhomes, Edgewood Management Corporation, Affordable, MD, Winner
  • Monroe Place, Gates Hudson, Market-Rate, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • Morningside Park, Residential One, Senior, MD, Winner
  • Park Bethesda, Capital Properties, Inc., Market-Rate, MD, Judge’s Choice
  • Penrose Square on Columbia Pike, B.M. Smith, Market-Rate, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • Pleasant Homes, Edgewood Management Corporation, Affordable, MD, Winner
  • Potomac Woods Senior, Residential One, Senior, VA, Winner
  • Prosperity Flats, Gates Hudson, Market-Rate, VA, Winner
  • Ridgeleigh at Van Dorn Metro, Waterton Residential, Market-Rate, VA, Winner
  • Riverwoods at Tollgate, Habitat America, LLC, Affordable, MD, Winner
  • PMA PRESENTS PACE AWARDS OCTOBER 21, 2016
  • The 615 at Odenton Gateway, Greystar Management, Market-Rate, MD, Judge’s Choice
  • The Acadia at Metropolitan Park, Kettler Management Corporation, Lease-Up, VA,
  • The Ashberry Apartments, Klingbeil Capital Management, Market-Rate, MD, Winner
  • The Elms at Centreville, Legend Management, Market-Rate, VA, Winner
  • The Elms at Signal Hill Station, Legend Management, Lease-Up, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • The Encore at Wheaton Station, Allen & Rocks, Inc., Market-Rate, MD, Judge’s Choice
  • The Gramercy, Gates Hudson, Market-Rate, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • The Hodge on 7th, Bozzuto Management Company, Senior, DC, Winner
  • The Perry, Foulger-Pratt Management, Lease-Up, MD, Winner
  • The Point at Silver Spring, PANCO Management, Market-Rate, MD, Winner – BEST IN SHOW
  • The Premier, Edgewood Management Corporation, Market-Rate, MD, Winner
  • The Residences at Oella Mill, Southern Management, Market-Rate, MD, Winner
  • The Residences at the Manor, Horning Brothers, Market-Rate, MD, Winner
  • The Saratoga, Horning Brothers, Market-Rate, DC, Winner
  • The Shay, Gates Hudson, Lease-Up, DC, Winner
  • Urban Green, Gables Residential, Lease-Up, MD, Judge’s Choice
  • Virginia Square Towers, Dittmar Company, Market-Rate, VA, Winner
  • Wentworth House, LCOR Incorporated, Market-Rate, MD, Winner
  • West Broad Residences, Bozzuto Management Company, Lease-Up, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • Westbrooke Place, Gables Residential, Market-Rate, DC, Winner
  • Wheelhouse of Fair Oaks, Thrive Communities, Market-Rate, VA, Judge’s Choice
  • Wiley H Bates, Edgewood Management Corporation, Senior, MD, Winner

For more information about the PACE Awards and PMA, contact Kiersten Davis,
Property Management Association, 7508 Wisconsin Avenue, 4th Floor, Bethesda, MD
20814; 301-657-9200, kiersten@pma-dc.org, www.pma-dc.org,
www.bestapartmentsindc.com.

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