With the first half of 2015 coming to a close, we’re circling back to find out how our Top 50 properties’ for online reputation have changed in the last several months—and boy, has there been a lot of movement (scroll down for the updated rankings).

Since our first release of the Top 50 Properties in January, J Turner has added over 3,000 properties and four ratings websites to its online reputation assessment analysis. Given the loads of new data points, we have 21 new properties making the Top 50 list.

For the properties who managed to stick around, not one had an identical score to their 2014 ranking—all of the properties moved at least one spot. The biggest movers are Arlington, Va.-based Barton House Apartments managed by Schlosberg Properties, which moved up 33 spots to No. 13, and Carmel, Ind.-based Old Town on the Monon managed by Barret and Stokely, which moved up 26 spots to No. 22.

The top three properties stole the show with Boston-based The Kensington, managed by Bozzuto moving up three spots to claim the lead; Costa Mesa, Cali.-based Mesa Pines, managed by Pan American Properties, at No. 2 (moving up 10 spots); and Richmond, Va.-based Pohlig Box Factory at No. 3 (moving up three spots).

Drucker and Falk had the most total properties (four) on the Top 50 this time around, unseating Dobler Management's reign.

Overall, the ORA scores experienced an elevation in the top scores. While the top ORA score previously came in at 91 in 2014, as of April 2015, the top ORA score reached 95. The top 22 ORA scores all came in at 91 or higher and the top 50 didn’t go below an ORA score of 89. The national average also saw a spike from 46 in January to 52 in April.

Rank Change Property
Management ORA Score
1+3The Kensington
(Boston, MA)
2+10Mesa Pines
(Costa Mesa, CA)
Pan American Properties93
3+3Pohlig Box Factory
(Richmond, VA)
Privately Managed93
4-3Westminster Tower
(Tacoma, WA)
Dobler Management93
5-2Whisper Hollow
(Maryland Heights, MO)
Banner Property Management93
6+4Hampshire Apartments
(Schenectady, NY)
Tri-City Rentals93
7N/AHawthorne at Bridford
(Greensboro, NC)
Hawthorne Residential Partners92
8+25Natchez Landing
(Metairie, LA)
1st Lake Properties92
9N/ABrunswick House
(Washington, DC)
WC Smith92
10-1Salisbury Green Apartments
(Concord, NH)
The Hodges Companies92
11-6Madison Exeter
(Reading, PA)
Madison Apartment Group92
12-4Towne House
(St Louis, MO)
Berkshire Property Advisors92
13+33Barton House Apartments
(Arlington, VA)
Schlosberg Properties91
14-3Madison Reed Farm
(Reading, PA)
Madison Apartment Group91
15+9Old Donation Apartments
(Virginia Beach, VA)
Drucker & Falk Real Estate91
16N/AKerry Park
(Seattle, WA)
Pinnacle Properties91
17N/AUnion Street Flats
(Westfield, IN)
JC Hart91
18-16Kensington Gate Apartments
(Tacoma, WA)
Dobler Management91
19+13Ashford Club
(Tallahassee, FL)
RAM Partners91
20-2Walden at Oakwood
(Flowery Branch, GA)
United Residential Properties91
21-14Silverdale Ridge Apartments
(Silverdale, WA)
Dobler Management91
22+26Old Town on the Monon
(Carmel, IN)
Barrett and Stokely91
23+2Park Place One Apartments
(Philadelphia, PA)
Fidelity Management90
24-9Zenith Meridian
(Englewood, CO)
Shea Apartments90
25-9St. Andrews Apartments
(Newport News, VA)
Perrel Management90
26-5The Crossings at Red Mill Apartments
(Virginia Beach, VA)
Drucker & Falk Real Estate90
27+2Village Park Apartments
(Encinitas, CA)
Gaines Investment Firm90
(Hillsboro, OR)
Holland Residential 90
29N/AHawthorne at Main
(Kernersville, NC)
Hawthorne Residential Partners90
30+17Madison Greenview Terrace
(Lancaster, PA)
Madison Apartment Group90
31N/ARadius Urban Apartments
(Newport News, VA)
Drucker & Falk Real Estate90
(Tampa, FL)
Privately Managed90
33-161600 Glenarm Place
(Denver, CO)
Red Peak Properties90
34N/ABrewster Commons at River Chase
(Covington, LA)
1st Lake Properties90
35N/ASunset Garden Apartments
(West Covina, CA)
Sun Garden LLC, 90
36N/A50 West Broadway
(Boston, MA)
37-15California Villages
(Valley Village, CA)
Cordary, Inc.90
38N/ACarrick Bend
(Northglenn, CO)
Holland Residential 90
39N/ABexley House
(Columbus, OH)
JRK Property Holdings, Inc.90
40-9Carrington Park
(Montgomery, AL)
41-11Del Ray Central
(Alexandria, VA)
42N/AGrace Townhomes
(Ennis, TX)
Pace Realty89
43+1Monticello Apartments
(Madison, WI)
Privately Managed89
44N/AThe Villages at Pecan Grove
(Holly Springs, NC)
Drucker & Falk Real Estate89
45N/A14 Fifty-One Student Living
(Denton, TX)
Tonti Properties89
46N/AHawthorne at the Meadows
(Kernersville, NC)
Hawthorne Residential Partners89
47N/AThe Hallmark
(Sherman Oaks, CA)
Carlo, Inc89
48N/ALiv North Gate
(Gilbert, AZ)
49N/AChestnut Tree Apartments
(Birmingham, AL)
Sterling Resident Services89
50N/AWaterWall Place Luxury Apartments
(Houston, TX)

See the Top 100 Properties on J Turner’s website.  

Please Note: The national average score is 52. Properties with the same score are ranked based on the number of reviews. Higher number of reviews leads to a higher ranking. A change marked N/A means the property was not added to the ORA Power Rankings until after 2014.


In an ongoing series of ORA™ Power Rankings, each month MFE publishes a new ranking of apartment properties and management companies based on different parameters. ORA™ Power Rankings is powered by J Turner Research. To arrive at the aggregated score, J Turner Research tracks and analyzes the online reputation of more than 54,000 apartment properties across multiple ratings websites, on a monthly basis. To overcome the challenge of multiple ratings scales, the company has devised a statistical model to establish a single score for each property. This score, based on a 0-100 scale, serves as a benchmark to compare and contrast individual properties—and portfolios—nationally.


Please contact the J Turner Research team: research@jturnerresearch.com.