CFAA RENTAL HOUSING AWARDS 2020 – WINNERS AND FINALISTS
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the CFAA Rental Housing Awards 2020! CFAA thanks the judges, everyone who entered the Awards Program this year, and the Awards Presentation sponsors. This program could not take place without your interest and support.
Rental Housing Provider Awards
Rental Housing Provider of the Year – Under 7,500 Units
Winner: Shiplake Properties
Shiplake Properties’ COVID-19 response program went above and beyond to help residents with rent, engage with virtual cooking shows and home fitness, and provide food gift cards and surprise food deliveries. During these challenging times, Shiplake demonstrates the good which rental housing providers can do for residents & the community.
Finalists: Greenrock Real Estate Advisors
Rental Housing Provider of the Year – Over 7,500 Units
Winner: Skyline Living
Skyline Living’s Tenant Assistance Program provides in-house tenant advocacy services that assess tenants’ specific needs, and provide direction, resources, and support. The Program also provides financial assistance to residents, if required. Skyline demonstrates the positive effects which rental housing providers can have on individuals, by helping those who need it most.
Off-Site Employee of the Year
Winner: Seana Hall of CAPREIT
Finalists: Jonathan Bursey of Hollyburn Properties
Jordan Ali of Skyline Living
On-Site Employee of the Year
Winner: Khalil Parker of CAPREIT
Finalists: Pam Vaughan of Skyline Living
Ethel Parsons of Starlight Investments
Property Manager of the Year
Co-Winners: Andrew Arrica of Hollyburn Properties, and
Ellen Gerow of Sifton Properties
Finalists: Ljuba Milosevic of Skyline Living
Wendy Adams of Timbercreek Properties
Rental Development Awards
Rental Development of the Year – Low-Rise
Winner: Suites at Summerside by Skyline Living
Finalists: Station Road Apartments by Colpitts Developments
Waterdale Walk II by Drewlo Holdings
Rental Development of the Year – High-Rise
Winner: CURVE at South Park by Southwest Properties
Finalists: King’s Club by CAPREIT
The Westminster by Wesgroup Properties
Renovation of the Year – Building or Exterior
Winner: Promontory Ridge Estates by MCC Legacy Trust
Finalists: 2 Regal Road by Starlight Investments
50 Burnhill Road by Starlight Investments
Renovation of the Year – Common Area
Winner: 1475 Bloor Street by Starlight Investments
Finalists: 7 Parker Street by Killam Apartment REIT
2737 & 2757 Kipling Avenue by Starlight Investments
Renovation of the Year – Suite
Winner: 40 Weldon Street by Killam Apartment REIT
Finalists: Forest Hill Residences by Hollyburn Properties Limited
Twin Lakes – 3781 Princess Avenue by Starlight Investments
Marketing Program Excellence of the Year – Lease-Up or Pre-Lease Up
Winner: The Westminster by Wesgroup Properties
Finalists: King’s Club by CAPREIT
Helio by Sifton Properties
Marketing Program Excellence of the Year – Company or General PR
Winner: #MyHollyburn by Hollyburn Properties Limited
Finalists: Deveraux Rebrand by Deveraux Apartment Communities
Westminster Social Media Campaign by Wesgroup Properties
Rental Housing Supplier Awards
Suppliers Council Member of the Year
Winner: Wyse Meter Solutions
WYSE is offering their program to all of their partners to help property owners to reach net carbon zero by 2025, while reducing operating costs. WYSE has developed a solution which reduces environmental impacts and also raises the standard of practice in the industry through a dedicated, long-term initiative.
Finalist: Storm Insurance Group
Storm Insurance is the new overarching name for APReid, Zipsure, MyGroup and more. For years, this group of companies has moved the markers for insurance for rental housing providers and tenants, as shown by their previous win in the CFAA Awards Program. Storm took what was to be a $40,000 donation to the Halifax Food Bank and leveraged it to potentially $120,000 or more.
New Product or Service of the Year
Winner: Suite Turnover & Property Operations Software. COVID-19 Prevention Package by SuiteSpot Technology
SuiteSpot’s Suite Turnover & Property Operations Software is designed for property managers who are constantly on the move, allowing them to access all the needed information at any time from any device. SuiteSpot’s recently released COVID-19 Prevention package builds on and enhances on existing features by aiding users in observing social distancing and other COVID-19 safety precautions.
Finalists: ChatManaging by National Efficiency Systems
ChatManaging is a Chatbot which uses artificial intelligence to engage in conversations with prospective tenants online, allowing for a 24/7 experience. The Chatbot gives prospective tenants instant answers at no cost in staff time, and then sends prequalified leads directly to a property’s inbox, simplifying the leasing process.
Contactless Parcel Lockers by Snaile
Snaile’s Contactless Parcel Lockers automate the process of receiving packages in mulit-residential buildings, without requiring any face-to-face contact with another person. The parcel lockers accept deliveries via a QR code scan, which generates a pickup notification that is sent to the resident either through text message or email. No human concierge is needed.
To see what our judges said about the other winners, check out www.cfaa-fcapi.org.
To find out more about CFAA’s Awards Program, how to enter for 2021, or to volunteer as a judge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will enter and attend the CFAA awards in 2021!