Three Properties Recieve 2016 Pace Awards

Heather Ridge, Aurora, and Wentworth receive Pace Awards

PACE recognizes exceptional apartments and identifies communities that are passionate about providing exceptional resident services and delivering unparalleled living experiences. PACE to the apartment industry is what an Oscar is to the movie industry. 

Heather Ridge received a PACE Award as a Distinguished Winner

Aurora at North Bethesda Center received a PACE award as a Judge's Choice

Wentworth House Apartments received a PACE Award as a Winner in its category

 
 

Heather Ridge is a Finalist in 2016 Readers Choice

HEATHER RIDGE IS FINALIST IN 2016 READERS CHOICE 

Readers Choice has become a tradition, providing readers with the opportunity to give kudos, congratulations, and thanks, to outstanding products, services and staff businesses offer the local community.

 
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Montclair Apartments-Top Rated in 2015 by ApartmentRatings.com

MONTCLAIR APARTMENTS HAS BEEN TOP RATED BY APARTMENTRATINGS.COM.  

Montclair Apartments has been recognized with outstanding resident satisfaction ratings as measured on ApartmentRatings.com at the end of 2015. Only approximately 5% of the total properties listed on the site qualify for award consideration.

Wentworth House- Top Rated in 2015 by Apartments.com

For the 4th year in a row, Wentworth House has been Top Rated by ApartmentRatings.com.  

These annual awards recognize properties with outstanding resident satisfaction ratings as measured on ApartmentRatings.com at the end of 2015. Only approximately 5% of the total properties listed on the site qualify for award consideration. 

1919 Market mentioned in Philly Style Magazine

Where to Live in Philadelphia if You Want a Rooftop Pool

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Things are picking up on the corner of 20th and Market Streets with 1919 Market, a planned 28-story residential tower with 321 luxury rental units. The contemporary apartments include studios as well as one- and two-bedrooms, and all come decked out with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and European-tiled bathrooms. A wine-tasting room, infinity pool, rooftop entertainment space, and golf simulator are just a few of the residence’s high- lights. In addition, the joint venture project between LCOR and Brandywine Realty Trust is on its way to becoming LEED Gold certified and includes 24,000 square feet of office and retail space. Vice president of development for LCOR Donald Tracy says the apartments are ideal for “active professionals with terrific social lives who want to live, work, and play in an urban environment. The units offer all of that, but an escape from it as well.”

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Tortuga Pointe Wins 2015 Beautification Award City of St. Petersburg

2015 Beautification Award City of St. Petersburg
Architecture, Landscaping, Resort Style and Courtyard Design

Aurora Awards (Southeast Builders Conference)
2011 Winner - Rental Apartment Community Density of 15 or More Units Per Acre

Multifamily Executive Awards
2011 Grand Award - Project of the Year: Low Rise

BALA
2011 Winner

J Turner Resarch Top 35 for 2014 List

It was just announced that both Wentworht House and Lincoln Pointe made the J Turner Research Top 35 for 2014 List!

Each year, J Turner Research compiles a list of the top 35 Apartments in the nation that have the best rankings in customer service.

J Turner announces the Top 35 Properties for Excellence in Customer Service for 2014. This annual recognition is based on the Turner Apartment Loyalty Index  (TALi™) programthat measures resident satisfaction on a monthly basis. The TALi™ model measures parameters that drive behaviors such as extended length of stay, increased referrals, and brand loyalty.

To be eligible for this recognition, a property should have been on the TALi™ program for six months and it should have received a minimum of 20 responses. 

The TALi™ program allows benchmarking and trending to identify best practices along with recognizing outstanding performers in customer service. 

Source: http://www.jturnerresearch.com/2014-top-35...

Altaire earns approval of the Arlington board

LCOR Inc.'s planned redevelopment of a vacant Crystal City office building into a 450-unit twin tower has won the approval of the Arlington board.

The nearly 500,000-square-foot Altaire represents the Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based LCOR's vision to replace the so-called "Paperclip building" at 400 Army Navy Drive, a 230,000-square-foot office property in Crystal City, on its border with Pentagon City. LCOR acquired the property from Lerner Enterprises in late 2012 for $39 million. The 47-year-old building was vacated by its former federal occupants as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process.

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The new development, designed by SK&I and located within a half mile of the Pentagon and Pentagon City Metro stations, will feature 453 multifamily units in two 20-story towers. One tower will contain 150 condominiums, the other 300 apartments. The project will include multiple lobbies, a large amenity space, pool and club room, one vehicle parking space per unit and 182 bicycle spaces.

LCOR expects to begin demolition in June, with noticeable activity picking up by September or October. Delivery is expected in the second quarter of 2018.

The site is bordered by Army Navy Drive, 11th Street South and South Eads Street. LCOR has agreed to set aside 15 of its units as affordable and to donate $1.1 million to Crystal City Open Space, $1 million to the Army Navy Drive Complete Streets project and $280,000 to upgrade traffic signals.

The Altaire was to be adjacent to a streetcar storage facility and a streetcar maintenance facility, until the Arlington board cancelled the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar projects.

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One of world's most popular street artists paints 250N10 mural

Residents of 250N10, a new luxury apartment building in Williamsburg, will have no trouble directing visitors to their home.

“It’s the one with the Mr. Brainwash mural.”

An arresting view for any passerby, the mural, completed this week, spans the length of the entire building, displaying an artistic view of the neighborhood’s history with a bold reminder that “Life is Beautiful.”

Internationally renowned street artist Thierry Guetta, known as Mr. Brainwash, designed the massive piece of art using his signature tagline and collage style.

But despite the themes that make this piece a distinct Brainwash work of art, David Sigman, executive vice president of building developer LCOR, felt it was important that the mural reflect the neighborhood of Williamsburg.

“We made the wall available and said, ‘Tell us what you’re thinking about,’” Sigman said of the collaboration with Guetta. “He came back with a couple of pieces that were very similar to work that he’s already done, but if we have a complaint about street art today, it’s that it isn’t specific to the place. It can be on any wall.”

That was when Sigman started doing some research into the neighborhood. The building, located at 250 North 10th St., is right off of Roebling Street.

Sigman said a quick poll of the residents showed that many had no idea who the Roeblings were.

It turns out that John Augustus Roebling was the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, and his son Charles Roebling worked on completing its construction.

Then, to make the mural even more local, Sigman did some additional research into the designer of the Williamsburg Bridge, Henry Hornbostel.

Sigman provided Guetta with old pictures of the men, which were then included into the final product — a mesh of the past and present, and an homage to the history of the vibrant neighborhood of Williamsburg.

While Mr. Brainwash designed the piece, it was a group of three local Brooklyn artists who took the electronically transmitted piece, blew it up, stenciled it onto the building and then painted it.

The entire drawing and painting process took just over two weeks, according to Chris Seriale, a collector of Mr. Brainwash’s work, manager of the installation and member of New World Group, the firm that handled the residential marketing at 250N10.

It was Seriale who introduced the developers of the building to Mr. Brainwash, knowing his work — and the artist — personally.

“I’m a collector,” Seriale said, “so I’ve been following Mr. Brainwash’s career since he started. I’ve met him a lot of times throughout the collecting process.”

Seriale called Brainwash “one of the top three most influential street artists in the world today,” and said that the mural is the first permanent piece of his in New York. He has work featured around the world, with most of his U.S. artwork in Los Angeles.

At press time, Mr. Brainwash had not come to see the finished mural, but Seriale said he had sent Mr. Brainwash pictures throughout the process.

“He’s seen the images of it and he loves it,” Seriale said. “He’s freaking out about it.”
 

J Turner Research Ranks Lincoln Pointe Miami’s Best Property

Miami—Lincoln Pointe Apartments, managed by LCOR, has been ranked the “Best Property” with the most satisfied apartment residents in Miami by J Turner Research, a provider of market research for the multifamily industry.

J Turner Research conducted an online reputation assessment study, tracking and analyzing information from the leading apartment rating sites on 155 Miami properties. While multiple ratings scales posed a challenge, J Turner Research overcame that hurdle by devising a statistical model establishing a single scoring scale of 1 to 100, representing the aggregates of relevant sites.

The average score in resident satisfaction for Miami properties was 41. That score established a benchmark with which to compare an array of city properties. Lincoln Pointe Apartments earned the best score of 73. Camden Doral Villas and Ludlam Point Apartments finished second and third with scores of 66 and 64, respectively.

Located in the scenic community of Aventura, Lincoln Pointe Apartments has a number of very impressive qualities. “The property makes a beautiful first impression when you first walk onto the grounds, with amazing waterfront views of Williams Island and views of the resort-style pool area from every home,” LCOR’s director of residential property management Kathy Masterson tells MHN.

When LCOR assumed management of Lincoln Pointe in 2011, it completely renovated many property features, including the pool, barbecue areas and clubhouse, Masterson says. The clubhouse won the SEFFA 2011 Best Clubhouse Design, while the model units at Lincoln Pointe took home the SEFFA 2011 Best Model Apartment Award.

Both the clubhouse and models were designed by Martin Langmead of APT Design Studios, Masterson adds.

“Lincoln Pointe Apartments has been successful in keeping its residents happy, as evident from being ranked as the best property in Miami,” says Joseph Batdorf, president of J Turner Research. “We hope that our national online reputation assessment study will initiate and accelerate a discussion on the impact of online reviews and industry best practices to earn positive feedback from apartment residents.”

Asked what should be the key takeaway for Lincoln Pointe Apartments from the J Turner Research findings, Masterson didn’t hesitate. It is that while Lincoln Pointe is not the newest property on the block with over-the-top amenities, there is just no substitute for top-notch property management, she believes.

“Our dedicated team at Lincoln Pointe was pushed great customer service to the highest levels of hospitality,” she says. “Our two greatest compliments are the above-average resident retention and resident referrals, year in and year out.”

Aurora's Super-Luxe Rentals by White Flint Mall Now Available

The White Flint area of North Bethesda has been working hard to revitalize and rebrand...with good reason. While White Flint isn't Montgomery County's saddest mall, the Dave & Buster's is about the only thing keeping it from being the Wheaton or the Lakeforest. As such, the county has invested time and money into the residential offerings around that neck of Rockville Pike and that's wherein the luxe rentals of Aurora come in. Developer LCOR's second building at North Bethesda Center has 18 stories, 341 units and all the amazing amenities that you'd probably never associate with rentals in North Bethesda like a resort style pool, a business center complete with both Apple and Windows computers and a lounge equipped with gaming systems. Then again, between this project and Pike & Rose, this neighborhood is becoming the little suburban square that could (be attractive to people looking for high end finishes and walkability.)

Inside 250N10, Williamsburg's Sprawling New Luxury Rental

Leasing launched on Tuesday at 250N10, Williamsburg's most of-the-moment luxury building, which stretches the length of the block between Union Avenue and Roebling Street. The LCOR-developed, SLCE-designed property located at 250 North 10th Street is comprised of 234 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, and Curbed got a sneak peek at the model units earlier this week. The units, like those of many new Billyburg buildings, run on the pricey side, with studios going for $2,500 to $3,600 per month, one-bedrooms for $3,400 to $4,200, and two-bedrooms for $4,600 to $6,300. Because of the cruise-ship-reminiscent shape of the six-story building, there are some 76 different layouts offered throughout the property, with several units on the first and sixth floors offering terraces.