Luxury has no boundaries–at least not when it comes to this year's Multifamily Executive award winners. Lavish touches popped up not just in the luxury/resort segment but in all project categories from student housing to market-rate and affordable properties.
Developers and architects dug deep, finding creative and cost-effective ways to set their properties apart from the competition. Take Columbia Estates, a mixed-income community in Atlanta featuring crown molding, large walk-in closets, custom light fixtures, and ceramic tile front entries. Or Olive Drive Student Housing in Davis, Calif., offering two-story townhomes, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and shaded, winding pathways.
And the resort/luxury project winners take luxury to an all-new high, offering five-star hotel-quality services. You name it, and you'll find it: a junior-size Olympic pool, private treatment rooms with massage therapists and an aesthetician, an on-site personal trainer, 24-hour concierge service, and a penthouse floor with 360-degree city views.
This careful attention to detail and quality isn't limited to project entries. Historic Landmarks for Living created a newsletter that's so compelling and creative, Philadelphia's mayor eagerly awaits a copy each month. WMC Management launched a community service program that, to date, has housed more than 100 seriously ill children and their families during their medical treatments.
With their attention to every luxurious detail, the winners of the 10th annual Multifamily Executive awards have set a new standard for the industry.
–Rachel Z. Azoff