Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
The Michaels Organization is pleased to announce that Michaels Management Services(MMS), our full service property management company serving our military housing portfolio, has earned the prestigious Accredited Management Organization (AMO) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.
“We are so pleased that Michaels Management Services has achieved this designation as it speaks to our professional expertise as well as our dedication and commitment to excellence,” said Heather Plummer, CPM, senior vice president of Michaels Management Services.
The designation places Michaels Management Services in an elite group of property management companies in the country (top 1%) that have earned the AMO, which is considered the “mark of distinction” within the real estate industry. The AMO designation signifies that Michaels Management Services has met a rigorous set of requirements including excellence in financial management, property operations, maintenance, marketing, and leasing, and that the company is committed to the highest level of professional ethics. In addition, the AMO designation requires that the company’s top-level managers have earned the industry-leading Certified Property Management (CPM) designation from IREM.
“Our management company is an essential part of the success we have enjoyed as a long-term partner with the U.S. Department of Defense,” said Ronald J. Hansen, president of Michaels Military Housing. “Michaels Management Services’ ability to work flawlessly with the the development teams, especially during times of construction and renovations, while keeping residents extremely satisfied and occupancy rates at record levels is particularly impressive,” Hansen said.
Michaels Management Services currently manages more than 8,000 privatized military housing units across six different installations, serving more than 27,000 residents. In 2011, as part of Michaels Military Housing, MMS was a finalist for the prestigious “Property Management Firm of the Year,” award presented annually by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
This year, one of MMS’s community managers, Amanda Weeks, CPM, was named the NAHB’s Property Manager of the Year and another manager, Stacy Loucks, CPM, was a finalist for NAHB’s Regional Property Manager of the Year award. The Michaels Management Services team at Mountain Vista Communities at Fort Huachuca was named the Outstanding Housing Installation Team of the Year by the Professional Housing Management Association, and the Army selected two MMS employees for its “Unsung Heroes” award, which recognizes contributions by housing management professionals considered “above and beyond the call of duty.”
Over the past decade since taking on its first management assignment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Michaels Management Services has earned a reputation as a top-quality management company, providing best-in-class-services, including an award-winning community connections program focused on providing a rich quality of life for their residents.
About Michaels Management Services
Michaels Management Services is part of The Michaels Organization, a family of eight integrated but independent companies dedicated to excellence in affordable, mixed-income, military, and student housing. Our mission is to create attractive residential communities for families, seniors, military service members, and students that stand the test of time and that are managed to maximize long-term value for residents as well as investors. Michaels Management Services currently manages the military family housing at four Army bases and two Air Force bases and has the industry-leading experience in property management and family support services to manage and maintain best-in-class communities.