The wait is over for the most-anticipated ORA Power Ranking: the fifth-annual Elite 1% ORA Power Ranking of properties by online reputation, this one for 2018.

Based on their ORA (Online Reputation Assessment) scores, 1,234 properties have earned the Elite 1% distinction. This is out of a total database of over 101,000 properties we monitor for online reputation across 19-plus review sites and ILSs. The footprint of properties we research for ORA has grown a significant 42% since 2017. (To view the complete list of Elite 1% properties, visit

Scroll down to see the crème de la crème—the top 100 properties of the 2018 Elite 1% list.

The top performer for 2018 is The Courts of Devon (Gaithersburg, Md.), managed by The Bozzuto Group, with an ORA of 98. The property reached No. 1 by working its way up from the fifth position in the 2017 Elite 1% ranking. Park Place One Apartments (Philadelphia), managed by Fidelity Management, made a return appearance from last year's second place to take the No. 2 spot in 2018, as well. Claiming the third position is 500 Crawford (Houston), managed by Finger Cos., a new entrant to the Elite 1% club. Both properties also registered an ORA of 98 each.

To be eligible for the Elite 1% ranking, a property had to register a minimum ORA score of 89 and have at least 12 online reviews across various review sites and ILSs. For properties with the same ORA score, the property with the higher number of reviews ranked higher. The national average ORA is 61.56. The ORA score is the multifamily industry’s standard to measure and benchmark a property’s online reputation.

With online reputation holding a premium influence in apartment shoppers’ decision-making process, properties seem to be working diligently to outrun each other to be recognized in the ORA Elite 1%. The 2018 Elite 1% ranking is much more competitive than 2017's. The data below speak for themselves!

  • In 2017, 977 properties made the Elite list, while the 2018 pool grew by 257, to 1,234 properties—a 26% growth in the number of Elite 1% properties since last year.
  • There are 656 new entrants to the 2018 Elite 1% club.
  • Of 2017's 977 Elite 1% properties, 578 made it again last year.
  • In 2017, 512 properties scored above 90; in 2018, 918 exceeded that mark.
  • The national average score in 2017 was 59.70, 1.86 points lower than today's figure.

In terms of management companies, 66 of the 1,234 Elite properties are privately managed. The top five management companies with the most 2018 Elite properties are Greystar (112), Bozzuto (53), Five Star Senior Living (39), RAM Partners (30), and Lincoln Property Co. (26).

The top five states with the highest share of Elite 1% properties are Texas (118), California (108), Florida (91), North Carolina (81), and Virginia (68).

RankPropertyLocationManagementORA Score
1The Courts of DevonGaithersburg, MDBozzuto98
2Park Place One ApartmentsPhiladelphia, PAFidelity Management98
3500 CrawfordHouston, TXFinger Cos.98
4Pohlig Box FactoryRichmond, VAPrivately Managed98
5The WireOmaha, NENu Style Development98
6The Retreat at Trinity ApartmentsNew Port Richey, FLGreystar98
7Coventry VillageMadison, WIFive Star Senior Living98
8SkygardenCharleston, SCCardinal Group98
9Amaranth ApartmentsDenver, COCardinal Group97
10Morningside Of GallatinGallatin, TNFive Star Senior Living97
11Odin ApartmentsSeattle, WAEquity Residential97
12Wren ApartmentsLos Angeles, CAMack Urban Communities97
13Areum ApartmentsMonrovia, CAFairfield Residential97
14The TheoDenver, COGables Residential97
15The PendletonCranberry Township, PAGMH University Housing97
16Stewart Village Apartment Homes Sunnyvale, CAIrvine97
17The KensingtonBoston, MABozzuto96
18Meadows CrossingAllendale, MISilveri Management Co.96
19TiptopOmaha, NENu Style Development96
20Old Donation ApartmentsVirginia Beach, VADrucker & Falk Real Estate96
21Eskaton Village PlacervillePlacerville, CAEskaton Properties96
22AMLI ArcSeattle, WAAMLI96
23The Haven at Cranberry WoodsCranberry Township, PALincoln96
24VerveMountain View, CAUDR96
25The Quarters at AmesAmes, IATailwind Group96
26Oella MillEllicott City, MDSouthern Management Corp.96
27Monmouth Row Newport, KYTowne Properties96
28AmoranceAlpharetta, GALincoln96
29ZAG ApartmentsOmaha, NEBluestone Properties96
30Park 20San Mateo, CAEssex Property Trust96
31The Slate OmahaOmaha, NENu Style Development96
32The BankOmaha, NENu Style Development96
33The Bridges in Research ParkHuntsville, ALEagles Management96
34Millennium Music RowNashville, TNDinerstein96
35The OverlookCamp Hill, PAWPM Real Estate95
36The Crossings at Red Mill ApartmentsVirginia Beach, VADrucker & Falk Real Estate95
37Sterling 920 TerraceTempe, AZDinerstein95
38Sovereign Preston Road by CortlandFrisco, TXCortland95
39Park At DeerbrookHumble, TXRockstar Capital95
40Union FlatsMechanicsburg, PAWPM Real Estate95
41Silverdale Ridge ApartmentsSilverdale, WAGreystar95
42River HouseNashville, TNRAM Partners95
43Stafford HouseColumbus, OHThe Champion Cos.95
44The HamiltonFishers, INJC Hart95
45Harrison TowerPortland, ORSequoia Equities95
46The Enclave Beavercreek, OHTowne Properties95
47Novel NoDaCharlotte, NCGreystar95
48Niche 905Chicago, ILLincoln95
49The Mansions of WylieWylie, TXWestern Rim Property Service95
50DenizenDenver, COCardinal Group95
51JeffJack ApartmentsChicago, ILLincoln95
52Highpoint On Columbus CommonsColumbus, OHOakwood Management Co.95
53State & ChestnutChicago, ILReside Living95
54Coralina ApartmentsCape Coral, FLGreystar95
55Third North ApartmentsMinneapolis, MNSteven Scott Management95
56Flats at Bethesda AvenueBethesda, MDBozzuto95
57Abigail CourtPort Richey, FLWRH Realty Services95
58Copper Ridge ApartmentsRapid City, SDPrivately Managed95
59Camden SouthlineCharlotte, NCCamden Property Trust95
60East BayNorfolk, VAHarbor Group Management95
61Bethesda PlaceBethesda, MDPolinger Co.95
62Inspire SouthParkCharlotte, NCGreystar95
63SkyHouse NashvilleNashville, TNSimpson Property Group95
64Peyton RidgeJacksonville, FLWRH Realty Services95
65Eskaton Village Grass ValleyGrass Valley, CAEskaton Properties95
66Eskaton Lincoln ManorPlacerville, CAEskaton Properties95
67The SinclairChicago, ILBozzuto95
68Flagler ParkMiami, FLPMI Professional Management95
69300 East 39th ApartmentsNew York, NYEquity Residential95
70Country Park at Tall OaksGreensboro, NCBlue Ridge Cos.95
712701 ConnecticutWashington, DCWC Smith95
72Creekwood ApartmentsLeesburg, GAGreystone Properties95
73The Brix at 26Pittsburgh, PAVillage Green95
74Lake HouseHialeah, FLPMI Professional Management95
755800 HaroldLos Angeles, CALincoln95
76Icon At HewittHewitt, TXCase and Associates95
77The BerkleighBaltimore, MDBozzuto95
78Aura @ 4thSt. Petersburg, FLRAM Partners94
79Bella TessSpokane Valley, WAGreystar94
80Hawthorne RiversideNew Braunfels, TXHawthorne Residential Partners94
81The ParkerAlexandria, VABozzuto94
82Blu at Northline ApartmentsCharlotte, NCGreystar94
83The Laurel ApartmentsSt Louis, MOGreystar94
84Sorrel Morrison Plantation by CortlandMooresville, NCCortland94
85Hawthorne at the Peak Asheville, NCHawthorne Residential Partners94
86Water's BendSouth Lebanon, OHNorth American Properties94
87Hillstone at Wolf Ranch ApartmentsGeorgetown, TXGreystar94
88AVA SomervilleSomerville, MAAvalonBay Communities94
89Ascent Victory ParkDallas, TXGreystar94
90Saratoga SquareSpringfield, VAVan Metre Management Co.94
91West BroadFalls Church, VABozzuto94
92Cityville on 9thDes Moine, IAHubbell94
93Legends at Morganton Park Southern Pines, NCHawthorne Residential Partners94
94Highpointe On Meridian ApartmentsCarmel, INJC Hart94
95Rincon GreenSan Francisco, CAEmerald Properties94
96Terra HouseNashville, TNRAM Partners94
97Millstone at KingsviewGermantown, MDBozzuto94
98Park At Johns Creek ApartmentsSuwanee, GABH Management Services94
99Alexan ALXSan Diego, CATrammell Crow Residential94
100Ridge At Perry BendEasley, SCRAM Partners94

About the ORA Power Rankings
Developed by J Turner Research, the ORA Power Rankings are a monthly, independent ranking of apartment properties and management companies based on their Online Reputation Assessment (ORA) scores. A property or management company is not required to be a J Turner Research client to qualify for this ranking, which is published by J Turner’s media partner Multifamily Executive. To learn more or to request your ORA score, visit

The ORA score is an aggregate compilation of a property’s ratings across 19-plus review sites and ILSs. Each month, J Turner Research monitors the online ratings of more than 101,000 properties nationwide. Using a statistical model, a single score based on a scale of 0 to 100 is assigned to each property. This score serves as a benchmark to compare a company’s individual properties and portfolios nationally, regionally, and against the competition.