For the most part, the Online Reputation Assessment (ORA™) scores of the Top 50 properties for August 2015 remained the same, ranging between 89 and 96 compared to July’s range between 89 and 95.  

However, most of the properties didn’t hang on to their spots. Only 11 properties managed to stay consistent in their rankings from the previous month, with Bozzuto’s Kensington still reigning supreme at No. 1 with an ORA™ score of 96. However, that’s Bozzuto’s only property to make it this time around.

Most properties that moved down the list either moved down just a few spots or off the list entirely. But those that moved up had a pretty significant month. Hawthorne at the Hall, managed by Hawthorne Residential Partners, moved up 32 spots to No. 28, making it to the Top 50 for the first time.

Other properties making it to the Top 50 for the first time include AMLI Lofts at No. 48, Chestnut Tree Apartments (managed by Sterling Resident Services) at No. 46, and Stone Canyon (managed by Pinnacle Properties) at No. 41.

Four new properties in the overall ORA™ Top 50 rankings also managed to dethrone a few others, including three AvalonBay Communities’ properties. With a total of five properties, AvalonBay Communities also leads the pack with the most properties on the Top 50 list. Drucker & Falk Real Estate, which previously held that title, still maintains three properties on the list.

Rank Change Property Management ORA Score
10The KensingtonBozzuto96
21Whisper HollowBanner Property Management93
31Pohlig Box FactoryPrivately Managed93
42Hampshire ApartmentsTri-City Rentals93
52Hawthorne at Bridford Hawthorne Residential Partners93
62Mesa PinesPan American Properties93
7-5Westminster TowerDobler Management92
86Madison ExeterMadison Apartment Group92
98Park Place One ApartmentsFidelity Management92
100Brunswick HouseWC Smith92
1110Liv North GateIPA92
12-1Natchez Landing1st Lake Properties92
137The Place at Fountains at Sun CityMC Residential of Texas92
1411Barton House ApartmentsSchlosberg Properties92
15-3BlueKoiApartment Management Consultants, LLC92
16-3Kerry ParkPinnacle Properties91
17-8Towne HouseBerkshire Property Advisors91
18-3Salisbury Green ApartmentsThe Hodges Companies91
1916Walden at OakwoodUnited Residential Properties91
20-4The Enclave Towne Properties91
21-3St. Andrews ApartmentsPerrel Management91
22-3Old Donation ApartmentsDrucker & Falk Real Estate91
230Madison Greenview TerraceMadison Apartment Group91
240Union Street FlatsJC Hart91
251Old Town on the MononBarrett and Stokely91
261Ashford ClubRAM Partners91
271MirasolPrivately Managed91
2832Hawthorne at the Hall Hawthorne Residential Partners91
290Avalon NatickAvalonBay Communities, Inc.90
300Broadway LoftsAIMCO90
3117Avalon SheltonAvalonBay Communities, Inc.90
32-11600 Glenarm PlaceRed Peak Properties90
33N/AAvalon Baker RanchAvalonBay Communities, Inc.90
34-1Bishops Gate at Somerset Towne Properties90
35-3Radius Urban ApartmentsDrucker & Falk Real Estate90
36-2The Villages at Pecan GroveDrucker & Falk Real Estate90
37Hawthorne at the Meadows Hawthorne Residential Partners90
381Summerview ApartmentsHoliday Management90
39N/AGramercy on Garfield Towne Properties90
4014Stone CanyonPinnacle Properties90
410Carrick BendHolland Residential 90
42050 West BroadwayCorcoran90
430Three Willows ApartmentsThalhimer90
440Brewster Commons at River Chase1st Lake Properties90
4515Chestnut Tree ApartmentsSterling Resident Services90
46-1Sunset Garden ApartmentsSun Garden LLC, 90
4717AMLI LoftsAMLI90
48-2Woodstock West by WaltonWalton Communities89
49N/AAVA High LineAvalonBay Communities, Inc.89
50N/AAvalon BloomingdaleAvalonBay Communities, Inc.89

The ORA™ score, provided by J Turner Research, is based on a monthly, nationwide analysis of the online reputation of 55,000 plus apartment communities across a number of review sites.  This single score eliminates the ambiguity of measuring a property’s online reputation, as it offers a definitive measure of the property’s aggregated reviews across multiple ratings sites. 


In an ongoing series of ORA™ Power Rankings, MFE periodically 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 55,000 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.


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