Berkshire Communities, the property management division of Berkshire Property Advisors, announces the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association’s nominees for the Emerald Awards, which is an annual event to celebrate and recognize the top industry professionals. Berkshire is pleased to have been nominated in the categories of Renovated Community of the Year and Leasing Consultant of the Year.
Berkshires on Elliott recently completed a comprehensive repositioning strategy that included rebranding, as well as, interior and exterior renovations. A major focus of the renovation included creating a more cohesive community. Numerous amenity spaces were added, such as a business center, media lounge, conference room, full kitchen and cabana area and a new pet park. A state-of-the-art fitness center and amenity area is open 24-hours a day and boasts all new equipment, as well as a tanning room, swimming pool, and spa. The new clubroom features a beautiful pool table, large screened television and a sliding glass wall that opens to the pool deck. Apartment homes received renovations that included energy-efficient appliances, stainless steel refrigerators, custom flooring and counter tops in the kitchens and bathrooms. Shar Eller is the Community Manager for Berkshires on Elliott and the renovations were led by Project Manager, Andrea Peterson.
Jennifer Erickson, from Berkshires on Elliott, has been nominated for Leasing Consultant of the Year and has been with Berkshire for four years. Senior Property Manager, Colleen Ramsey noted, “Jennifer displays a positive attitude every day. She is willing to assist at the other sister sites when short staffed. She is committed to her job helping-out every team member, resident and vendor. Jennifer loves learning new duties and is up for any challenge that comes her way.”
Congratulations to the Berkshires on Elliott team and Jennifer Erickson for this most prestigious nomination. Winners in each category will be announced on February 13, 2014 during a formal reception at the Bellevue Hyatt.
Headquartered in Boston, MA, Berkshire is a national organization that focuses on investment and management of multifamily real estate. Over more than four decades, Berkshire has built a platform of vertically integrated real estate businesses, specializing in multifamily real estate, and has established a long-term track record of performance based on thoughtful, measured risk-taking, leading edge strategies, and operational excellence. Led by a core of industry veterans looking to take advantage of cyclical opportunities whenever they present themselves, the company has engaged in virtually all sectors of the capital markets – public, private, debt and equity – as well as property management and development – managing funds and separate accounts for institutional investors and high net worth clients and public REITs.
The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association exists to promote career development by providing quality education, influence legislation favorable to the multi-family industry and encourage mutual support for its members, the industry and the community.