PETERSON AFB, Colo., June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Apartment Association (NAA) recently announced that Tierra Vista Communities (Tierra Vista) on Peterson Air Force Base has been named the 2016 Community of the Year, and the Best Community in the Military Housing Specialty category for the 2016 NAA Excellence Awards. The annual awards program – formerly known as the PARAGON awards – recognizes excellence and leadership in the apartment housing industry. Tierra Vista is the first Military housing community to earn the Community of the Year designation.
"Lendlease and WinnResidential Military Housing Services are dedicated to providing the highest quality experience available for service members and their families," said Jerry Schmitz, Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager for Tierra Vista Communities. "Our focus is always on our residents, and we're honored to be recognized by NAA for our achievements."
Tierra Vista is a 50-year partnership between the Department of the Air Force and Lendlease through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI). WinnResidential Military Housing Services provides property management and maintenance services for Lendlease's robust Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) portfolio.
"The Property Management team at Tierra Vista consistently shows high performance and commitment to resident satisfaction," said Patrick Appleby, President for WinnResidential Military Housing Services. "The decision to name Tierra Vista as the 2016 Community of the Year and Best Community in the Military Housing specialty category is a testament to the hard work and enthusiasm our team puts forth to serve our Nation's heroes every day."
Tierra Vista offers two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes designed for active duty service members and their families. It produces energy on-site through a 2.3 megawatt solar system that offset 59 percent of resident energy usage in FY 2015, and utilizes xeriscape lawns to mitigate the excessive use of water in irrigation. Tierra Vista provides upscale amenities to residents, including splash parks, the Garden of the Dogs dog park, community playgrounds and sports fields, and a state-of-the-art community center with workout room. In addition, Tierra Vista's Property Management team provides on-site customer service at the community center, and makes resident comfort a priority with 24-hour emergency maintenance access. For more information, visit www.tierra-vista.com.
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