2019 Best of Apartment Living Entries are no longer being accepted. If you have any questions, please email Valerie Crapeau.
About the Event: Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 26th where we will learn who is the Best of Apartment Living! The Awards Dinner is held at Drexelbrook in Drexel Hill! We are celebrating 30 years of the Best of Apartment Living and our theme will be Pearls & Diamonds! What is the Best of Apartment Living? It's a friendly competition among apartment communities to see who is the best! You may enter your community in one, two or all three judging categories click below to see all judging categories. If you choose to enter your property in all three categories, your property will have another opportunity to be one of the top 10 winners for Best of Apartment Living and win an additional award! The judging competition begins Monday, May 6th and runs through August 16th. An independent company will judge your property. All judging is anonymous with the exception of the Maintenance Category. This will be a scheduled tour appointment. You will receive a phone call for a scheduled appointment.
Webinar Information If you missed the webinar, please stay tuned! We will soon be uploading a recorded playback. This will include the criteria judges will be using to review your properties!
Leasing/Marketing & Web Engagement: $282/per entry The community will be judged based upon the property’s leasing skills and abilities. Judging includes reviewing the property’s website, response to leasing questions via the internet, telephone sales skills and a tour. The judge will review every aspect of the entire leasing process. This is a ‘mystery-shop’ (you will not know if your prospect is a judge) and evaluations begin May 1st through August 16th.
Maintenance: $152/per entry The apartment community will be evaluated on the overall level of care of the community. Judging includes a scheduled tour of the apartment community’s product including a vacant apartment make-ready, care of amenities, common areas, maintenance shop and maintenance programs.
Community Excellence: $100/per entry This ‘mystery-shop’ (non-scheduled visit) will evaluate the community’s overall appearance and amenities. You will not know when the judge is coming to your community however, evaluations will occur between Memorial Day and August 16th.
Property and Service Manager of the Year!$55/per entry Individual award category. Submit once for either Property or Service Manager of the Year. Your property must be entered in all of the above categories to be considered for the Property or Service Manager awards. (Your property must be entered in the Leasing, Maintenance, & Overall Excellence category). Entry in these categories requires several submissions. Entry form with property and/or service achievements and written reason for why you should be awarded the title Property or Service Manager of the Year. Scoring is based upon all three category scores and submission form achievements. One winner is announced for each Property and Service Manager of the Year!
Management Company of the Year:$55/per entry ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER COMPANY! One entry per Management Company for this category. To be considered, the Management Company must have at least one community entered in all three categories (Leasing, Maintenance, and Overall Excellence) A combined score of all apartments entered are tallied. Highest score for all apartment communities entered wins Management Company of the Year!
New!!! PECO Green Award! $50/per entry PECO is awarding one apartment community the 'PECO Green Award'! This category judging is based upon your property's energy efficiency and sustainability. This includes your electric use and other initiative programs that you're undertaking to make your property more green! Entry for this category will require a submission form and participation with PECO Smart Energy Program.
Winners of each category will be announced and awarded according to the number of apartments and year built or renovated. All entries will receive a digital copy of all community shops. This is an excellent learning and training tool while awarding those for outstanding achievement. This is the 2nd largest event of the year! Don't miss out who will win in 2019! Will it be your community?
Best of Luck to all of our entries!
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