ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HME) today announced that Mount Vernon Square Apartments, located in Alexandria, Va., has received a 2013 Mary Thonen Beautification Award, presented annually by the Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation (SFDC). For more than a decade, the SFDC has honored commercial property owners along the Richmond Highway/U.S. Route 1 for extraordinary beautification efforts that make the Richmond Highway corridor a more attractive place to live and work.
"This award is particularly gratifying because the SFDC singled out our team and recognized this community's outstanding curb appeal," said Yaw Opoku-Boakye, Property Manager of Mount Vernon Square Apartments. "At Home Properties, we work diligently to ensure our communities are attractive not only for our residents but for the entire surrounding community."
Mount Vernon Square Apartments offers 1,387 apartments and has maintained an attractive presence along the desirable U.S. Route 1 corridor in Alexandria, Va. The SFDC judging team took pictures of several businesses in that area, unbeknownst to the businesses, to determine award winners for 2013.
"One of Home Properties' core values is teamwork," explained Opoku-Boakye. "Our beautification efforts are the result of a 100 percent team effort at Mount Vernon Square. We all take a lot of pride in the beauty of this community and how it adds to the overall attractiveness of the Route 1 corridor, which ultimately benefits all area businesses."
The SFDC is a nonprofit economic development organization dedicated to promoting the redevelopment and revitalization of the Richmond Highway/U.S. Route 1 area from I-495 to Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Va. The Beautification Awards serve as a memorial to SFDC's former board president Mary Thonen and her dedicated service to the Mount Vernon and Lee communities.
Home Properties is a publicly traded apartment real estate investment trust that owns, operates, develops, acquires and rehabilitates apartment communities primarily in suburbs of major metropolitan areas in selected Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. An S & P 400 Company, Home Properties owns and operates 119 communities containing 41,494 apartment units. For more information, visit Home Properties' website at www.homeproperties.com.
SOURCE Home Properties, Inc.