Chestnut Hill Realty's Mark Lawrence Wins National Property Management Award

Chestnut Hill, MA – August 28, 2008 – Chestnut Hill Realty (CHR), one of New England’s leading full-service real estate companies focused on multifamily residential properties, is pleased to announce that longtime employee Mark Lawrence was recently awarded Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician of the Year by the National Apartment Association Educational Institute (NAAEI). (Lawrence was recognized at the NAAEI’s 2008 PARAGON Awards Ceremony in Orlando, Fla.)

"Mark and his colleagues represent the best and the brightest in the apartment industry," said Alexandra Jackiw, CAPS, CPM, NAAEI President. “Mark’s experience and enthusiasm for community maintenance and customer service standards not only make him a valued asset to his community and his team, but he continues to set an important example for others in apartment maintenance. We are happy to bestow Mark with the 2008 NAA PARAGON Award for Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician, the highest honor that our industry
grants annually."

As Director of Maintenance for CHR, Lawrence sets the performance standards for maintenance staff at all of Chestnut Hill Realty’s residential communities. In his 23 years with CHR, he has risen through the ranks and, in 2007, was named Director of Maintenance. In this role, he and his staff are responsible for the maintenance of 3,700 apartment homes.

“Mark is an exemplary member of the team here at Chestnut Hill Realty,” said Ed Zuker, President of CHR. “Not only is he an extremely talented maintenance professional, but he is an outstanding leader and motivator of his staff. All of us at CHR congratulate Mark on this prestigious award and are very proud that his hard work and achievements have been recognized on a national level by one of the apartment industry’s leading organizations.”

Lawrence chairs CHR’s cross-divisional maintenance subcommittee, the goal of which is to foster teamwork and establish more efficient ways of doing things. He was recognized in 2007 with the Rental Housing Association’s Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician Award.

About Chestnut Hill Realty
Chestnut Hill Realty, founded in 1969, owns and manages more than 3,700 residential rental units in the Greater Boston area and Rhode Island. Other service offerings include property management, corporate housing, home sales, commercial leasing and development. Corporate offices are located at 300 Independence Drive, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. For more information about Chestnut Hill Realty, visit
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