ISELIN, N.J., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HME) today announced its New Jersey communities have been recognized with a total of 11 awards, seven at the property level and four in individual categories, at the 20th annual Garden State Awards program as presented by the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA).
"What makes these awards particularly impressive for Home Properties is there were 300 nominations initially submitted by apartment communities throughout the entire state," said Brent Kohere, Regional Vice President for Home Properties and President of NJAA. "That 300 gets narrowed down to finalists for judging, and multiple communities are awarded in each category for excellence in New Jersey's multi-family apartment industry."
At the property level, Home Properties was recognized in the categories of Excellence in Property Management (Pleasure Bay Apartments) and Excellence in Curb Appeal (Barrington Gardens, Hackensack Gardens, Lakeview Apartments, Northwood Apartments, Pleasure Bay Apartments, and Pleasant View Gardens). Home Properties also had four individuals awarded for excellence: Service Technician Lucas Grande Kegal (Pleasant View Gardens); Leasing Consultant Cassandra Lazazzaro (Barrington Gardens); Service Manager Roger Alston (Pleasant View Gardens); and Property Manager Amira Valjevac (Northwood Apartments).
"These awards are further confirmation of Home Properties' strength as a company," said Kohere. "Our community teams are committed to outstanding customer service and work together every day to ensure our residents' needs are met at every level."
Founded in 1986, NJAA is a non-profit trade association representing owners, builders, developers and managers of over 184,000 rental homes in New Jersey, as well as hundreds of suppliers to the multi-family housing industry.
Home Properties is a publicly traded apartment real estate investment trust that owns, operates, develops, acquires and rehabilitates apartment communities primarily in selected Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. An S & P 400 Company, Home Properties owns and operates 118 communities containing 41,827 apartment units. For more information, visit Home Properties' website at www.homeproperties.com.
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