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South Coast hosts GEMM Awards.

The South Coast Apartment Association (SCAA) honored outstanding apartment communities and professionals in Orange and Los Angeles counties at the Seventh Annual GEMM Awards Dinner.

The Greater Excellence in Management and Maintenance (GEMM) recognizes superior product and performance in the regional apartment industry. Approximately 1,300 apartment professionals and guests attended the event.

The GEMM awards were presented in 39 categories, including outstanding developer; best communities; top managers and maintenance professionals; and exceptional education, marketing and sales programs.

Developer of the Year--Buena Vida at Town Center, Rancho Santa Margarita, developed and managed by Kisco Apartment Communities

Community of the Year awards--Del Amo, managed by Western National Property Management; The Colony at Fashion Island, managed by The Irvine Company Apartment Communities; Raintree, managed by Western National Property Management; and Seabrook at Bear Brand, managed by Shea Apartment Communities

Affordable Housing Community of the Year--Fairfield Properties' Walden Glen

Senior Community of the Year--Remington at Ladera Ranch, managed by SARES-REGIS Group

Repositioned Community of the Year--Turtle Rock Canyon Apartment Homes, The Irvine Company Apartment Communities

Maintenance Supervisor of the Year (16 to 299 units)--Jerry Powell, SARES-REGIS Group

Other Maintenance Supervisors honored--Robert Gravett, Western National Property Management; Mike Henry, The Irvine Company Apartment Communities; and Albert Taylor, Western National Property Management

Regional Manager of the Year--Suzanne Crane, Shea Apartment Communities

Other Community Managers honored--Pat Caldwell, SARES-REGIS Group; Jennifer Lovelace, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.; David Kish, Western National Property Management; and Jennifer Walther, Shea Apartment Communities

Industry Partner of the Year--FOR RENT Media Solutions

Individual Industry Partner of the Year--Dan Lawler, PRO-AM, Inc.

Education/Training Department of the Year--The Irvine Company Apartment Communities

Marketing/Advertising Department of the Year--Fairfield Properties, L.P
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Date:May 1, 2007
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