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Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design, and construction industries, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Multifamily Executive Awards. Three executives and 35 project winners were honored at a special event held during the 2017 Multifamily Executive Conference, which took place September 18–20 in Las Vegas.

Each year, MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE honors the industry’s best and brightest with its prestigious MFE Awards competition. Winning projects, leaders, and initiatives are featured in the September and October issues of MFE and at http://www.multifamilyexecutive.com.

For the first time this year, Multifamily Executive awarded a Hall of Fame honor to an executive whose career contributions have had a transformative impact on the industry as a whole. Jonathan F. P. Rose, president, Jonathan Rose Companies in Katonah, N.Y., was honored as our first Hall of Fame inductee. Over the course of his career, Rose and his team have scaled Jonathan Rose Cos. to 15,000 units, with $2 billion–plus in invested projects, and created a signature impact investment and development business model whose quadruple bottom line puts profit on par with purpose, people, and the planet.

“Jonathan Rose is our way of saying the bar is set high,” says John McManus, vice president, editorial director, Residential Group, at Hanley Wood. “He has traveled far, deep, and wide to discover what drives people to make cities for and of themselves, so that he can more helpfully imagine—on some greater order of magnitude than a single project, building, or subdivision—leverage points to bring transformation to the core locale’s economy and society. His projects evolve from a higher plane than they start on, thanks to Rose’s belief and insistence that they can blend affordability, livability, sustainability, community compatibility, and profitability.”

Yat-Pang Au, CEO and founder of Veritas Investments in San Francisco, was honored as the 2017 MFE Executive of the Year. Au grew his company, which was founded in 2007, from a boutique outfit that controlled a handful of properties he owned personally to a player that garners attention from major institutional investors and brokers. Last year, Veritas closed on an $815 million refinance of a roughly 2,220-unit portfolio.

Benjamin Collins, vice president and senior managing director for Charlotte-based Crescent Communities, was honored as the 2017 MFE Rising Star. His consumer-first approach to community design follows macro indicators in favor of isolating extremely underserved submarket renter demographics. At only 37 years old, Collins is responsible for 5,600 units of development and $1.3 billion worth of total capitalization accounting for approximately 60% of Crescent’s entire multifamily business portfolio.

The 2017 MFE Editors’ Choice Award was presented to BRIDGE Housing for its Abigail Apartments development in Portland, Ore. BRIDGE Housing brought affordable, family-friendly apartments to the city’s Pearl District neighborhood, adding product diversity to the community. The project includes 128 affordable and 27 market-rate units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, and offers family-focused amenities; close proximity to transportation, schools, and parks; and on-site family services, such as eviction prevention, tutoring, and job-search assistance.

The rest of the 2017 Multifamily Executive Award winners:

Adaptive Reuse
GRAND AWARD

  • Roaster’s Block, Kansas City, Mo. (O’Reilly Development Company)

MERIT AWARD

  • Modera Lofts, Jersey City, N.J. (Mill Creek Residential and Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners)

Affordable (100% affordable)
GRAND AWARD

  • Rockwood Apartments, Anaheim, Calif. (Innovative Housing Opportunities and Jamboree Housing Corporation

MERIT AWARD

  • The Grove at Parkside, Washington, D.C. (Gilbane Development Company)
  • St. Michael’s Veterans Center, Phase II, Kansas City, Mo. (The Yarco Companies)

Apartment Renovation
GRAND AWARD

  • Presidential City, Philadelphia (Post Brothers)

MERIT AWARD

  • AVA Studio City, Studio City, Calif. (AvalonBay Communities)

Best Amenity
GRAND AWARD

  • Broadstone Germantown, Nashville, Tenn. (Alliance Residential Company)

MERIT AWARD

  • 10 Light, Baltimore (Gables Residential)

Best Reuse of Land
GRAND AWARD

  • Riverworks, Phoenixville, Pa. (Toll Brothers Apartment Living)

MERIT AWARD

  • Kapilina Beach Homes, O’ahu, Hawaii (Faulkner Design Group)
  • URBY Staten Island, Staten Island, N.Y. (Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners)

Best Unit Design
GRAND AWARD

  • The Lakes, Minneapolis (ESG Architecture & Design and Greystar)

MERIT AWARD

  • Hartley Flats, Denver (Simpson Property Group)

Best Use of Technology
GRAND AWARD

  • Tournado, The Bozzuto Group

Community Service
GRAND AWARD

  • Callahan Construction Communities

(Callahan Construction Managers)
MERIT AWARD

  • Communities of Opportunity, debuted at Squire Village, Manchester, Conn. (Jonathan Rose Companies)

Garden Style Walk-Up (1 to 4 stories)
GRAND AWARD

  • Gunbarrel Center, Boulder, Colo. (The Wolff Company)

MERIT AWARD

  • The Flats at Big Tex, San Antonio (The NRP Group)

Green
GRAND AWARD

  • The Commons at Ballard, Seattle (Studio Meng Strazzara)

MERIT AWARD

  • Sage on Prospect, Milwaukee (Dominion Properties)

High-Rise
GRAND AWARD

  • SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences, Miami (The Related Group)

MERIT AWARD

  • The Bartlett, Arlington, Va. (Hartman Design Group)

Mid-Rise (4 to 7 stories)
GRAND AWARD

  • Runway at Playa Vista (Phase 1), Playa Vista, Calif. (Johnson Fain)

MERIT AWARD

  • Fort Totten Square, Washington, D.C. (JBG Smith)

Mid-Rise (8 to 12 stories)
GRAND AWARD

  • VINE, Hoboken, N.J. (Marchetto Higgins Stieve)

MERIT AWARD

  • The Encore SouthPark, Charlotte, N.C. (Simpson Property Group and Woodfield Investments)

Mixed-Income
GRAND AWARD

  • The Abigail Apartments, Portland, Ore. (BRIDGE Housing Corporation)

Senior – Affordable
GRAND AWARD

  • CityScape at Belmar, Lakewood, Colo. (Metro West Housing Solutions)

MERIT AWARD

  • Columbia Senior Residences at Forrest Hills, Decatur, Ga. (JHP Architecture/Urban Design)

Senior – Market Rate
GRAND AWARD

  • American House Coconut Point, Estero, Fla. (REDICO)

MERIT AWARD

  • The Ridge Senior Living, Salt Lake City (studioSIX5)

Student
GRAND AWARD

  • Foundry Lofts, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Humphreys & Partners Architects)

MERIT AWARD

  • Terrapin Row Student Housing, College Park, Md. (ForrestPerkins and Toll Brothers Apartment Living)

Marketing & Advertising
GRAND AWARD

  • ApartMEANT Campaign, Gables Residential

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