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Oct 11

Madison Apartment Group Raised $73,700 for the National Kidney Foundation

ec-team-nkf-walkOn Sunday, October 9, 20111, Madison Apartment Group was a corporate sponsor of The National Kidney Foundation Walk in Philadelphia and raised more than $73,700 through the support of its residents, partners, corporate employees and community teams. The walk attracted more than 3,000 people to the Philadelphia Zoo and raised more than $500,000 for the fight against kidney disease in the Delaware Valley.

The National Kidney Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

More than 70 Madison Apartment Group team members came out in support of the walk and 28 Madison communities helped to raise funds for the event by hosting numerous resident fundraising events and partnerships with local businesses.

Special thanks to Joseph Mullen, President of Madison, Shelly Innis, Regional Property Manager and Kristen Troxell, Regional Marketing Coordinator for their contribution and dedication to making this year’s walk a huge success!

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Did you know?

  • 26 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and millions of others are at increased risk.
  • Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure.
  • Heart disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD.
  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best estimate of kidney function.
  • Hypertension causes CKD and CKD causes hypertension.
  • Persistent proteinuria (protein in the urine) means CKD is present.
  • High risk groups include those with diabetes, hypertension and family history of kidney disease.
  • African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Seniors are at increased risk.
  • Three simple tests can detect CKD: blood pressure, urine albumin and serum creatinine.

For more information on The National Kidney Foundation, or how you can get involved, please click here.

19
Oct 11

Caudell Inducted as Chair of The Apartment Association of Greater Orlando’s and IREM Chapter 60’s Legislative Committees

dana-caudell21Dana Caudell, one of Madison’s regional property managers, has been inducted as The Chair of The Apartment Association of Greater Orlando’s (AAGO) Legislative Committee in addition to Chairing the local Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Chapter 60’s Legislative Committee. In this capacity, she will work with the Government Affairs Director at AAGO and The Florida Apartment Association (FAA) to identify key issues that will affect the multi-family and real estate industries and determine how to address them with the state and federal governments.

In 2012, Dana will attend Legislative Days in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. as one of the speakers on behalf of FAA’s Legislative Committee. Legislative Days is a two day event in Tallahassee (FAA-February) and Washington DC (IREM-March) during which members of the local Florida apartment associations and IREM chapters gather and meet with state and federal representatives to discuss legislation that will impact the multi-family and real estate industries.

For additional resources and information on these association and Legislative Days, please visit www.aago.org and www.faahq.org.

17
Oct 11

Jeremy Devlin Joins Madison Apartment Group as Regional Property Manager

We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Devlin has joined Madison Apartment Group as regional property manager for the Reading, Pennsylvania and Connecticut region. His responsibilities will include overseeing the operations and management of 9 of Madison’s multi-family communities totaling 1,947 units. The communities include:

Prior to joining Madison, Jeremy was a district manager for Picerne Development Corporation where he oversaw the management of a portfolio of 11 multi-family properties totaling 1,400 units. Previously, he was a regional director and senior property manager with PRG Real Estate Management, Inc. where he was responsible for a portfolio of 10 multi-family properties, totaling 1,800 units. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a Certified Property Management (CPM) candidate.

12
Oct 11

Madison Apartment Group Launches Facebook Fan Page Resident Login and Availability

At Madison, we pride ourselves on adopting the most advanced technology available for our company and residents. In September, we launched mobile websites and Facebook Fan pages for all of our communities along with blogs for more than 20 communities.

Resident Login on Facebook

picture-1Today, we are pleased to announce that our residents can access our online Resident Portal from their community’s or Madison’s Facebook Fan Page. The Resident Portal allows Madison’s residents to pay their rent online, submit work orders, access a calendar of community events, update their contact information and contact the office team. The Resident Portal can also be accessed through our community websites and mobile websites, anytime, anywhere.

Find Your New Madison Apartment Home on Facebook

Facebook users looking for a new apartment home can now find out what apartment homes are available at any one of Madison’s communities on the Overview page of the community’s Facebook Fan Page. Users will also find the community’s photos, community and apartment amenities, maps and directions as well as search the local area for retail services and restaurants. They can also easily access the Facebook Fan Page Wall to see the community events and feedback at the community.

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Oct 11

Madison Apartment Group Honored with 29 Apartment Living Awards by the AACP

Madison Apartment Group was honored with 29 Best of Living Awards by The Apartment Association of Central Pennsylvania (AACP) at its annual awards ceremony held on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. The Best of Living Awards are bestowed annually to apartment communities exhibiting excellence in operation and service standards.

The 29 awards were given to 15 of Madison’s Central Pennsylvania communities including:

Madison at Barrcrest Manor
Curb Appeal Excellence – 1st Place
Maintenance Excellence – 2nd Place
Overall Community Excellence – Honorable Mention

Madison at Cedar Glen
Maintenance Excellence – Honorable Mention
Overall Community Excellence – 2nd Place

Madison at Concord Court
Curb Appeal Excellence – 2nd Place
Leasing and Marketing Excellence – Honorable Mention
Overall Community Excellence – Honorable Mention

Madison at Greenview Terrace
Maintenance Excellence – 1st Place
Overall Community Excellence – 2nd Place

Madison at Hamilton Park
Curb Appeal Excellence – 1st Place

Madison at Hershey Heights
Leasing and Marketing Excellence – 2nd Place

Madison at Lebanon Court
Leasing and Marketing Excellence – 2nd Place

Madison at Macungie Village
Curb Appeal Excellence – 1st Place

Madison at Park Court
Curb Appeal Excellence – 2nd Place
Leasing and Marketing Excellence – 1st Place
Overall Community Excellence – 1st Place

Madison at Reed Farm
Curb Appeal Excellence – 1st Place
Maintenance Excellence -1st Place
Overall Community Excellence – 2nd Place

Madison at Society Hill
Leasing and Marketing Excellence – 2nd Place
Overall Community Excellence – 1st Place

Madison at Valley Manor
Leasing and Marketing Excellence – 1st Place

Madison at Village Green
Leasing and Marketing Excellence – 1st Place
Overall Community Excellence – 1st Place

Madison at Woodland Plaza
Leasing and Marketing Excellence – 1st Place

Madison at Wynnewood Park
Leasing and Marketing Excellence – 2nd Place
Overall Community Excellence – 2nd Place

Community Excellence and Team Members Recognized

All of Madison’s 17 Central Pennsylvania communities were awarded a Community Service Excellence award for their work with Rebuilding Together and fundraising in support of the National Kidney Foundation. Madison at Hershey Heights was also recognized for donating 2 apartments to the Four Diamond’s Fund for families to use while their loved ones were in the Hershey Medical Center.

In addition to Madison communities that were given awards, 3 of Madison’s Central Pennsylvania office and maintenance team members were also recognized by the AACP as follows:

For Receiving 90%+ on their shop report:
Jennifer Werner, Madison at Exeter
Lauren Carl, Madison at Reed Farm

Maintenance Supervisor of the Year
Chris Mitton, Madison at Wynnewood Park – 2nd Place

The Awards Program and the AACP

The awards program is open to members of the AACP, a local affiliate of the National Apartment Association, and was established in an effort to recognize those properties and individuals within the Central Pennsylvania apartment industry who have exhibited excellence and professionalism.

Categories for the awards include:

  • Curb Appeal
  • Leasing and Marketing
  • Maintenance
  • Overall Community
  • Management Company of the Year
  • Community Service Excellence
  • Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Leasing Professional of the Year
  • Property Manager of the Year
  • Maintenance Technician of the Year
  • Maintenance Team of the Year
  • Regional Manager of the Year

AACP is a not-for-profit association that strives to support education and professionalism within the multifamily housing industry so that its’ members are successful in providing quality rental housing in Central Pennsylvania.

5
Oct 11

Enjoy Fun Fall Activities with Madison Apartment Group

heartleavesFall officially began on September 23, 2011, but most people recognize autumn not by the calendar, but by the start of school, cooler weather, shortened days and changing leaves. This season, fall in love with fall by enjoying all the great activities autumn has to offer:

Fall Food: Restaurants debut their fall menus with fanfare because people flock to their hearty and creamy ingredients. In addition, chefs can do some amazing and creative things with pumpkins, apples and berries, besides just pies.

TV: All the networks debut their new primetime shows, so cuddle up on the couch to watch which shows make America tune in or turn off. This year’s favorites are NBC’s The Playboy Club and Whitney, and ABC’s Suburgatory and Revenge.

Fall Fashion: Boots, bags, sweaters, jackets, hats and scarves come out of storage. Fashion Week is in September for a reason!

Football: Whether you are a diehard football fan or just in it for the tailgating, football season brings fans out by the thousands. So get out the jersey of your favorite team and take in a game.

pumpkinsPumpkins: Pumpkins make fall special and are actually very versatile, from food (pie, bread, muffins), decorations (centerpieces, jack-o-lanterns) to attractions (pumpkin patches).

Cider: Fresh-pressed apple cider for the kids, and a grown-up version for the adults, makes any fall get-together festive.

The Weather: The sweltering summer heat is over and the winter is months away, so take time to enjoy the temperate and crisp weather by getting outside as much as possible!

Beer: For beer aficionados, fall brings about limited editions of dark and heavy brews. Find a local pub with craft beers available and sip a sampling of fall ales.

Soup, Soup and More Soup: Whether its butternut squash, a hearty bowl of chili or simple tomato basil, there is nothing more delicious than soup on a chilly, autumn day.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes: They’re back, and people go absolutely nuts for them. Take a walk to your neighborhood Starbucks (there is usually one every couple of miles) and try one of this tasty treat.

folliageFoliage: The leaves change from green to orange, red, yellow and brown. Nature provides the perfect autumn color palate. Organize a day trip into the country to take in the season at its finest, but timing is everything so plan accordingly.

Enjoy Fall with Madison Apartment Group

The East Coast has the best fall foliage and Madison has properties throughout to take advantage of all of your fall favorites. Some popular amenities at many of our East Coast communities include:

  • Clubhouses – Get your friends and neighbors together to watch football games or your favorite new TV shows in the community clubhouse. Many of the clubhouses even have kitchens where you can cook up a fall-themed feast.
  • On-Site Tanning Bed – Because fall doesn’t mean you have to lose your summer tan.
  • Nature Trails – Take a nature walks to admire the beautiful leaves changing color throughout the season.
  • Picnic Areas with Grill – Get a group to have a fall harvest cook out or carve pumpkins before the weather gets too chilly.
  • Community Gardens – Grow fall vegetables in one of our residents-only community gardens.

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