The Remy, a 278-unit midrise apartment community in Lanham, Md., has earned a Delta Associates Excellence Award in the category of Best Lease-Up Pace for a Suburban Maryland Apartment Community.
The Remy, which began leasing in 2017 in the emerging Harkins District of Prince George’s County, was able to reach lease-up in one year and has averaged 23 move-ins in its first 12 months. Delta Associates used a 10-month metric and recognized an average of 19 move-ins en route to stabilization. LIVEbe was presented with the award on Oct. 17 at the Delta Associates’ 22nd Annual Apartment and Condominium Industry Awards for Excellence, a private cocktail event on the rooftop of the 880 P apartments in Washington, D.C.
“This achievement is a reflection of our magnificent team of LIVEbe Ambassadors, whose exceptional service levels attracted new members at a lightning-fast pace,” said Jayme Martin, community director of LIVEbe. “While the rapid lease-up of the community gives us tremendous pride, the mission isn’t over after members move in. We aim to exceed their expectations throughout their stay, and The Remy’s Ambassadors have done a stellar job of that.”
LIVEbe has created a unique culture, part of which includes referring to its team members as Ambassadors and residents as members. The company’s focus on resident service recently resulted in numerous 2017 SatisFacts Resident Satisfaction awards, which included one for The Remy. The community received a nearly perfect average survey score of 4.93.
“The Remy will draw plenty of traffic on its own with its unique aesthetic appeal and vast suite of amenities,” said Katie Thomas, director of LIVEbe Leasing Ambassadors. “But it’s certainly not the only luxury apartment community in the area, and our Ambassadors made a pronounced difference in leasing up the community so quickly. We are both excited and humbled to receive this recognition a year after opening our doors.”
Situated at 7730 Harkins Road, The Remy features immediate access to the New Carrollton Station, which provides access to Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New York and Pennsylvania via Amtrak and Metrorail. Shortly after opening, The Remy ambassadors and members collected donations and engaged in an area cleanup effort to help brings a sense of community to the Harkins District.
The Remy consists of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes and features a rooftop lounge, hydrotherapeutic saltwater pool, outdoor grills, relaxing courtyards, dog run, pet spa, state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga studio, game room, movie-screening room, gamers gallery and telecommuting spaces. Apartment interiors include stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, in-unit washers and dryers, double-pane windows, hardwood flooring, walk-in closets and designer lighting and hardware.
A design of Phase II is underway with construction to follow. The second phase will add more than 200 additional apartment homes, and retail space within the buildings.
The Delta Associates’ Multifamily Practice Group annually issues awards to recognize outstanding multifamily accomplishments in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area.