Four Houston apartment communities were named best new rental developments in the city at the Houston Apartment Association's third annual honors award ceremony.
At the sold-out event at the Bayou City Event Center Thursday night, kudos went to Gables Tanglewood by Gables Residential with the coveted Cornerstone Award, Hanover Rice Village by The Hanover Co. for Best New Development, The Woodlands Lodge by Francis Property Management for Best New Development for garden homes and New Hope Housing at 4415 Perry St. by New Hope Housing as Best New Development for affordable tax credit.
HAA members in leadership positions, either on the board or on committees, made the selections in the self-nominating entry process after site visits in the different categories. The honors recognize the industry's multi-family professionals and properties and recent National Apartment Association's designation recipients.
Judges' criteria includes residential service, physical appearance and appeal, community service, operating performance and unique features, amenities and services that make the properties stand out.
This year's awards honored 17 outstanding properties in all, ranging from complexes with fewer than 301 units built before 1980 to 301 units or more built in 2000-2001, midrise and garden apartments. Fifteen top professionals in the business were also honored. Check out all the winners here.
HAA represents 790-plus owner/management companies and 725 product/service supplier companies. The association includes memberships with more than 528,000 apartment homes in more than 2,500 apartment communities, a total of 90 percent of the Houston area apartments.