Merrick Towle Communications Wins Three CAMME Awards for 215 West

Oct 22, 2010, 17:05 ET from Merrick Towle Communications

BELTSVILLE, Md., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In a statement issued today, Harry L. Merrick IV, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merrick Towle Communications ("MTC"), announced that the Chicagoland Apartment Association ("CAA") has awarded the agency three prestigious Chicagoland Apartment Marketing and Management Excellence ("CAMME") awards for their work on 215 West Apartments, the brand new, 389 unit, 50-story apartment residence at 215 West Washington Street. The project is LEED Registered and seeks LEED Certification in early 2011.

Held on October 15th 2010 at the Chicago Marriot Downtown Magnificent Mile, the CAA ceremony recognized MTC and 215 West with awards for the best property advertising campaign, the best property marketing in electronic form (for and corresponding interactive touch-screen leasing kiosks) and for property marketing and advertising excellence for the entire market.

Merrick Towle Communication centered the campaign on 215 West's intention to seek LEED Certification and used such innovations as an interactive virtual building tour and a neighborhood map containing carbon footprint information based on transportation options.

"We would like to thank our colleagues, vendors and those at Jupiter Realty and Jupiter Communities for their hard work which is now recognized by the CAA," stated Harry Merrick. "I'm proud of all the work that went into this campaign, particularly the way the team was able to connect the great, environmentally friendly advantages of this residence with the needs and desires of the modern marketplace."

"I'm thrilled to see Merrick Towle's hard work recognized," said Victoria Pompizzi, Director of Marketing at Jupiter Communities, the management group responsible for 215 West. "We are so grateful for the creativity, energy, and commitment that the Merrick Towle team put into the marketing for 215 West."

215 West also won CAMME awards for the best three-bedroom floor plan and for leasing associate of the year.

The CAMME Awards are held annually to celebrate multi-family housing companies and professionals that have demonstrated excellence in the previous year. All entries are judged by fellow multi-family housing professionals that do not have an entry in the category and whose professional experience is commensurate with the category being judged.

About Merrick Towle Communications

Merrick Towle Communications possesses the expertise to provide its clients with a complete approach to effective real estate marketing by offering strategic planning, brand building, design, advertising, marketing, collateral, direct response, interactive media, web development and hosting, media planning and placement, public relations, LEED certification-focused marketing and consulting services. Over the past 20 years, the agency has successfully completed thousands of real estate campaigns – from urban condominiums to suburban new homes to premium resort communities. Its dedicated, award-winning group of almost 40 creative and account service members makes Merrick Towle Communications one of the nation's leading real estate marketing firms.

About 215 West

Developed by Jupiter Realty Company in partnership with Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, the 50-story building at 215 West Washington features 389 studio/convertible, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartment homes. The tower also includes an attached 12-story parking garage and 14,000 square feet of retail space at street level. Each residence at 215 West features stainless steel Frigidaire® Energy Star® appliances, granite countertops, a washer and dryer, generous closet space and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the city. Additionally, the building is pet friendly and offers a wide selection of amenities for residents to enjoy including a 24-hour door attendant, fitness club, steam and massage therapy rooms, cyber lounge, theater, game room, party room, and high-tech business center and library. The building also features a 30,000 square foot landscaped green roof featuring outdoor seating, grilling areas, a pool, and sundeck.

About the CAA

The Chicagoland Apartment Association was founded in 1990 to represent the interests and professional development needs of property management owners and managers in the Chicago area and suburbs. The CAA is the area's preeminent apartment-related organization, with a membership of 350 of the most accomplished men and women working in the field. These professionals manage more than 600 properties and 120,000 apartments in the greater six-county Chicago area. In addition to the annual CAMMEs, the CAA provides continuing and timely educational opportunities and legislative representation for its members. For more information, please visit the Chicagoland Apartment Association website or call (847) 678-5717.

SOURCE Merrick Towle Communications