TMHC Honors the Best of the Best





The area’s multifamily housing industry celebrated its achievements at the Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council’s  Annual Awards of Excellence Celebration  July 17 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. More than 625 members and guests gathered for the event, which is now in its 30th year.


Merit Awards were presented to individuals for outstanding performance and Awards of Excellence were given to outstanding apartment communities in South Hampton Roads, competing in categories based on when they were completed.  Two new awards were also presented this year:  the Residents’ Choice Award for the community garnering the most votes in an online competition and the Diamond Award for the community with a perfect score from the judges.


Nine individuals were honored at the banquet for their performance  in the multifamily housing industry this past year. They include:


·         Lifetime Achievement Award

      Richard Waitzer, Signature Management Corp.


·         Multifamily Executive of the Year

  Barry Tomlin, The Breeden Company


·         Regional Property Manager of the Year Award

 Lana Wilder, The Lawson Cos.


·         Property Manager of the Year Award

 Jamie Kane, The Breeden Company


·         Leasing Consultant of the Year

  Angela Nelms, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.


  •  Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Award

 Scott Crumbly, Kotarides Property Management


  •  Maintenance Employee of the Year Award 

Jesse Myers

The Breeden Company


  • Above and Beyond Award

Alexandra Hinman, Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.


  • Associate of the Year

Katie Dickinson, First Atlantic Restoration Inc.


  • Residents’ Choice Award (given to the community garnering the most votes in an online competition.)

Belmont at Freemason, Kotarides Property Management


In addition to the Merit Awards, the winners of the 2014 Awards of Excellence were also announced. This year, 97 communities competed for the honors in 11 award categories. The recipients were:

·         Subsidized communities

Gold:  The Rivers, The Lawson Cos.

Silver:  Braywood Manor, W.H.H. Trice & Company

Bronze:  Park Terrace, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.


·         Senior communities completed between 1975 and 1999

Gold:  Stonebridge Manor, Frye Properties Inc.

Silver: John Knox Towers, The Lawson Cos.

Bronze:  Holland House, Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.


·         Senior communities completed between 2000 and 2009

Gold:  Wesleyan Place, Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.

Silver:  The Cottages at Great Bridge, Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.

Bronze:  Brenneman Lakes, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.


·         Communities completed between 1940 and 1949

Gold:  Archer’s  Green, Signature Management Corp.

Silver: Mariner’s Watch, Frye Properties Inc.

 Bronze:  Sterling Oaks, Frye Properties Inc.


·         Communities completed between 1960 and 1969

Gold:  TIE --  Pinewood Gardens, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.; and

         Park Towne, S.L. Nusbaum Realty

Silver:  University Gardens & Terrace, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Bronze:  Cambridge Manor, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.


·         Communities completed between 1970 and 1979

Gold:  Weblin Place, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Silver:  Kingsbridge, The Lawson Cos.

Bronze:  Chartwell, The Lawson Cos.


·         Communities completed between 1980 and 1989

Gold: TIE --  Ashbrook, The Breeden Company; and

                       Columbus Station, The Dragas Cos.

Silver:  TIE --   Ghent Village, The Lawson Cos.; and

                            Woodbriar, The Breeden Company

Bronze:  Shoreline, Clark Whitehill Enterprises 


·         Communities completed between 1990 and 1999

Gold:  Campostella Commons II, The Lawson Cos.

Silver:  Taylor Pointe, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Bronze:  Woodbridge, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.


·         Communities completed between 2000 and 2009

Gold:   Belmont at Greenbrier, Kotarides Property Management

Silver:  Midtown at Town Center, Ripley Heatwole Co.

Bronze:  Brenneman Farm, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.


·         Communities completed as of 2010 and later

Gold:  Cambria at Cornerstone, The Breeden Company

Silver:  Belmont at Freemason, Kotarides Property Management

Bronze:  Monticello Station, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.


·         Diamond Award of Excellence (receiving a perfect score from the judges)

Park Towne, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.

Pinewood Gardens, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.


The banquet also honored the  graduates of TMHC’s Registered in Apartment Management (RAM) program. The graduates completed a 40-hour basic RAM training program in on-site management, the first step to acquiring the RAM designation, a Department of Housing and Urban Development-approved certification program.

The graduates include:

·         BMR Investments:  Jessica Carter, Stefanie Guerrero

·         Boyd Homes:  Candi Bryars

·         Clark Whitehill Enterprises:  Kathy Boswell, Stephanie Bryant, Lauren Rieke

·         The Lawson Companies:  Candace Sparrow, Jake Yorks Jr.


·         S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co.:  Shannon Heederik, Mary Nelson Notaro, Rosa Parks, Heather Pinkerton, Seth Norman


·         Ripley Heatwole Co. Inc.:  Lauren Keneagy, Edward Salyers

·         United Property Associates:  Wendy Lund, Denise Robinson-Jones

·         W.H.H. Trice & Co.:  Larrine Brown

·         Wirth Development:  Jacqueline Chavez



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