SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Multifamily Executive Magazine has bestowed upon Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. two prestigious 2012 MFE Awards in the categories of "Community Service" and "Marketing and Advertising." These are among the five total industry recognition awards that Prometheus has received in 2012. That adds to the over 80 awards the company has received during its more than 45 year history.
Both awards reflect Prometheus' distinctive approach to the multi-family housing business. The Community Service award winner is Prometheus' volunteer program, POrCH (Promethean Outreach & Community Help). According to a leader of the program, Jessica Johnson, "While a volunteer program isn't a new idea in the corporate world, Prometheus' focused way of making a difference is. In 2012, Prometheus expanded the program to include 37,000 residents living at our properties." Approximately 82% of Prometheus employees have participated in the program, logging over 3,100 volunteer hours. POrCH provides an effortless online tool (through VolunteerMatch.org) to search for local volunteer opportunities.
The Marketing and Advertising award winner is a Prometheus campaign known as "Less Corporate, More Housing." The campaign removes the cold and impersonal notions associated with the renting of corporate housing, making the process effortless and fun. Through a centralized housing function, Prometheus is able to provide a one-stop shop for corporate apartment customers.
Prometheus Real Estate Group is the largest private owner of multi-family properties in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a growing portfolio of more than 18,000 metropolitan-area apartments in the Seattle, Portland, OR, and Los Angeles communities, Prometheus specializes in the acquisition, development and management of high quality residential and commercial properties.
Since its inception in 1965, Prometheus has had a long history of innovative and award-winning approaches in its field. The company has been named "Property Management Company of the Year" three times in a row (by MHN Magazine in 2012 & 2010, and by NAHB in 2010).
SOURCE Prometheus Real Estate Group