National Apartment Association Honors Michael McHugh of Chestnut Hill Realty as National Apartment Leasing Professional of the Year

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gina Madaio
Chestnut Hill Realty
617 323-2100

National Apartment Association Honors Michael McHugh of Chestnut Hill Realty as National Apartment Leasing Professional of the Year

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (June 17, 2014) – Chestnut Hill Realty (CHR), a full-service real estate company specializing in multifamily housing, announced today that Michael McHugh, Assistant Property Manager at Norwood Gardens, has been selected by the National Apartment Association Educational Institute (NAAEI) to receive a PARAGON Award as Leasing Professional of the Year.

The National Apartment Association’s PARAGON Awards recognize excellence in the rental housing industry. These national awards celebrate industry professionals, builders and affiliated apartment associations that make unique contributions to the multifamily industry.

“Mike is eloquent and sincere in all his dealings, “said Francine Dube, Property Manager at Norwood Gardens, a 344-unit apartment community in Norwood, MA. “People who lease their apartment homes from him trust and like him because he makes them feel special. Everyone at the property, including residents, colleagues and maintenance staff, know they can call on Mike and he will be responsive to their needs.”

Mr. McHugh joined Chestnut Hill Realty in 2010, and has continued to distinguish himself as a leasing professional at various properties in the company’s portfolio. He has had successful tenures at Norwood Gardens, Norwest Woods, Longwood Towers, Ridgecrest Village and Waterfall Hills. His adeptness at presenting a variety of property types and catering to a wide-ranging customer demographic make him one of the most accomplished leasing representatives at CHR. By the end of his first year at the company, he was inducted into the $1 Million Club. Other honors include the Massachusetts Rental Association’s Leasing Consultant of the Year in 2013, and CHR’s Leasing Professional of the Year. Mr. McHugh was also recently promoted to Assistant Property Manager at Norwood Gardens.

“I believe that making the leasing process easy and free of stress is the key to a successful outcome,” said Mr. McHugh. “It starts by looking for ways to save the prospective resident time and money and help them learn how to use all the information tools that are available to them. This helps to build trust. After they sign the lease, I continue to strengthen this relationship by assisting them with whatever is needed to establish their new home, from making recommendations for movers and furniture stores, to meeting the cable installer in their apartment.”

Mr. McHugh will be recognized at the PARAGON Awards ceremony on June 21 at the 2014 National Apartment Association Education Conference and Exposition in Denver, Colorado.

About Chestnut Hill Realty:
Chestnut Hill Realty is one of New England’s leading residential real estate companies, specializing in multifamily housing. Established in 1969, CHR owns and manages more than 4,500 units in 27 apartment home communities in Greater Boston and Rhode Island. To learn more about CHR and its properties, please visit