Marketing Program Excellence of the Year - Lease-UpCinque by Drewlo
Cinque by Drewlo
The clear strategy tied both product design and target demographics with the overall branding, marketing and advertising efforts. The brand spoke to the target demographic. The campaign targeted a variety of media (online, social, print, radio and TV) on a shoe string budget. It resulted in 50 people lined up hours before the opening, and the leasing of all of the available units on that day. A first for Drewlo and London.
- Carrington Ridge by Skyline Living
- The Livmore by Vertica Resident Services
Marketing Program Excellence of the Year - Social MediaSifton Properties
Sifton Properties created a custom effort by social media channel. They had several goals and measured specifically against them. The return on their West5 Farmers Market were impressive for a local initiative. Overall they created engaging content with a strong impact/reach in their key social media channels.
- Selfie to End Youth Violence by Greenwin Inc.
- #WhyWeRent by Hollyburn Properties Limited
New Product of the YearSumpie Sump Pump Sensor by Alert Labs
Sumpie Sump Pump Sensor by Alert Labs
The concept is simple, but the value is great. If a warning can be sent as quickly as a pump stops or water is rising, then thousands of dollars in damage can be saved. Knowing about a problem quickly also prevents interruption to service which would cause tenants to be inconvenienced and possibly upset. The property is protected, and the money saved can be spent wisely.
- Snaile Automated Parcel & Smart Lockers by Snaile Canada
- SuiteSpot by SuiteSpot Technology
New Service of the YearRental Inspection Service by Canadian Tenant Inspection Services Ltd.
Rental Inspection Service by Canadian Tenant Inspection Services Ltd.
CTI Rental Property Inspections offers a valuable service to those that need extra help to inspect every apartment each year, ensuring the assessment is done consistently and all concerns relating to life safety, energy conservation, damage to units, illegal activity is noted and reported. Retired law enforcement officers employed by CTI are trained and able to provide assistance to serve legal notices , evictions, of problems, identify hazards and deter criminal behaviour. Management of all of these issues allows owners and managers to have more harmony in their community and reduce the expense and upset that are always attached to these problems.
- Rental Parking Management with iStall Pro by iStall.ca
- My Portal by Payquad Solutions
Off-Site Employee of the YearDanielle Cannon of Skyline Living
Danielle Cannon of Skyline Living
Danielle successfully managed communications with 1,500 displaced tenants following a devastating tornado. She implemented innovative tools and software to improve internal systems that positively impacted tenants, reduced Property Management workloads and aided in keeping internal staff accountable. She dedicated personal time to hand deliver gift baskets across the country to tenants who’ve been with the properties for over 15 years. Danielle demonstrates a commitment to her tenants and peers that exhibits not only pride in her work and community, but also compassion.
- Jonathan Bursey of Hollyburn Properties
- Chris Jacobson of Sifton Properties
On-Site Employee of the YearLine Poulin of Skyline Living
Line Poulin of Skyline Living
Line represents the very best of this industry: hard working, solution oriented and exceptional at maintaining positive customer relationships.
- Elizabeth Ball of Shiplake Properties
- Dwayne Whitford and Marshal De Souza of M&R Property Management
Property Manager of the YearJennifer Bateman-Hatch of CAPREIT
Jennifer Bateman-Hatch of CAPREIT
Jennifer took a dysfunctional staffing and tenant culture, and turned them around to rebuild the trust of the tenants and engagement of the staff. She did all while dealing with capital projects and bed bug infestations, and reducing vacancy rates significantly.
- Micheline AbouZeid of Skyline Living
- Ashly Chamberlain of Greenwin
Renovation of the Year - Building Makeover / ConversionLougheed Village by Starlight Investments
Lougheed Village by Starlight Investments
This project repositioned the entire building in the relatively short period of time, under two years. Works included common area upgrades and elevator modernization. The exterior is unrecognizable against its former self.
- 411 Duplex Avenue by CAPREIT
- Malibu Apartments by Skyline Living
Renovation of the Year - Common AreaMinto High Park Village by Minto Apartments (Co-Winner)
Minto High Park Village by Minto Apartments (Co-Winner)
At only $100K per lobby Minto was able to transform their 3 building lobbies to contemporary collaborative share space for their residents, adding several different seating areas, additional plug sockets and energy saving lighting.
- The Berkshire Club by Sifton Properties
Renovation of the Year - Common Area77 Parkwoods Village Drive by Starlight Investments (Co-Winner)
77 Parkwoods Village Drive by Starlight Investments (Co-Winner)
Starlight revitalized this 57-year-old, 6 storey building. Carefully chosen sustainable materials used in the re-covering of the exterior, and new balconies has made the building current and fresh looking. The extensive landscaping upgrades make the building welcoming.
- The Berkshire Club by Sifton Properties
Renovation of the Year - Suite Renovation30 Clark Avenue by Starlight Investments
30 Clark Avenue by Starlight Investments
This suite stood out firstly due to its unique tiling in the bathroom and kitchen and excellent color choices throughout. Staining of the parquet wood floors, the opening of the kitchen and the addition of mirrored doors made spaces feel bigger with better flow.
- 450 Dallas Road by Starlight Investments
- 2160 Lakeshore Road by Vertica Resident Services
Rental Development of the Year - Low-RiseCarrington Ridge by Skyline Living
Carrington Ridge by Skyline Living
Carrington Ridge is in the final stages of being Built Green Gold Certified based on:
- Electric car charging stations (powered by the solar panels)
- Increased insulation and triple-pane windows reduce ambient heat loss and increase acoustic performance.
- Water conserving Xeriscaping concepts were used, reducing the need for supplemental water and improving water conservation.
- Cinque by Drewlo Holdings
- Parkplace Towns by North Prairie Developments Ltd.
Rental Development of the Year - High-RiseVision at Pat Bayly Square by Medallion
Vision at Pat Bayly Square by Medallion
Suite Amenities include:
- Open concept suites with panoramic views
- High end finishes, including stainless steel appliances
- Suite controlled heat and air
- Stunning balconies and terraces
Building/community amenities include:
- Multi-purpose stage and civic centre
- Unique community courtyard
- Prominent skating rink/reflective pool
- The Alexander by Killam REIT
- The Livmore by Vertica Resident Services
Rental Housing Provider of the YearHollyburn Properties Limited
Hollyburn Properties Limited
Under the Covenant House-Hollyburn Properties Youth Housing Program, Hollyburn provides six furnished units to disadvantaged young people for one year at a dramatically subsidized rent. At year end, the participants can be reimbursed all the rent paid (given a positive tenant review and suite inspection). Hollyburn’s principals also donated over $6 million to various hospitals and schools.
- Sifton Properties Limited
- Skyline Living
Suppliers Council Member of the YearNational Efficiency Systems
National Efficiency Systems
Darren Henry is the principal of National Efficiency Systems. On Saturday, Sept 22, 2018, while he was on vacation with his extended family, Darren received an urgent request to set up a toll free hotline for a client when a tornado devastated an apartment community. Darren responded within 2 minutes, and had his team jump into action. Darren and the LeadManaging team responded to provide what the rental community needed without hesitation. Darren and the NES team are excited to be supporting Oak Bridge Academy, which is an alternative, not-for profit elementary school offering evidence-based academic and behaviour programming for children with special needs including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and other related learning exceptionalities.
- Alert Labs
- The Storm Insurance Group