2023 Property of the Year Winners

Amber Award - James on South First, Apartment Management Professionals (AMP)

James on South First is a quaint community with just 11 buildings and 250 units located in the heart of South Austin. Conveniently nestled between SouthPark Meadows shopping center and now the new hot bar scene on Menchaca makes James on South First a special place to call home. 

Award Qualifications: Any affordable Housing Property. Must have income and rent restrictions on greater than 50% of the total number of units. 

C.A.R.E. Award - Everleigh Lakeline, Greystar

Creating an Amazing Resident Experience

Meet our Everleigh Lakeline team, a new, dynamic group dedicated to enriching the lives of our residents since January of this year. Led by a Lifestyle Coordinator who joined in January, a new Community Manager in February, a sales/leasing professional in March, and a concierge added in June, the team has established a solid foundation for seven communities. With a focus on a thriving social calendar, volunteer programs, and diverse events, they have fostered a supportive community. The team's efforts are reflected in the community's improved Kingsley score, rising from 4.3 in 2022 to a current score of 4.87, and an enhanced Reputation.com score, from 891 in 2022 to 906.

Award Qualifications: The CARE Award recognizes a community that excelled at keeping their residents satisfied and engaged during 2023.

Crystal Award - The Bowen, Greystar

The Bowen is the first and only high-rise community in The Domain and North Austin, TX area. This19-story luxury residential tower introduces a new standard of living to The Domain South End. The Bowen offers a selection of studio, one-bedroom, two bedroom, and Penthouse apartment homes in addition to top of the line amenities: 24 Hour Fitness Center, Clubhouse with fully equipped bar & lounge area, Private dinning room, Resort style pool, & Pool House. 

Award Qualifications: Any property that has 10+ residential floors, has interior corridors, elevators, and a parking garage.

Diamond Award (50 - 299 units) - SoCo Apartments, Willow Bridge Property Company 

Welcome to SoCo Apartments, a charming community that exudes a unique boutique feel. Immerse yourself in a cozy and inviting atmosphere, where every detail has been thoughtfully designed to create a sense of home. Our beautifully maintained grounds provide a tranquil escape, while our stylish apartment designs offer a modern and comfortable living space. Enjoy exceptional amenities such as a fitness center, a refreshing swimming pool, BBQ grill, pet park, and a pet spa. With a prime location, you'll have easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options just minutes away. Discover the perfect blend of home and community at SoCo Apartments. 

Award Qualifications: Any property built between 2000 and 2009 with 50 - 299 units.

Diamond Award (300+ units) - Midtown Commons at Crestview Station, Greystar

Experience deluxe urban living in the beautiful 78752 zip code. Inside our community and apartment homes, you'll find every detail was carefully considered to create a sophisticated living experience, with the perfect balance between modern design and comfort. Midtown Commons is situated in the heart of Austin, walking distance from the best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. 

Award Qualifications: Any property built between 2000 and 2009 with 300+ units.

Emerald Award (50 - 299 units) - Elan East, Greystar 

Elan East Apartments is an extraordinary Greystar community located in the heart of Central East Austin, which consists of 251 apartment homes. East Austin boasts a wide variety of trendy restaurants, shops and entertainment, offering the exciting flavor of the city right outside your front door.  East is where it’s at!

Award Qualifications: Any garden-style property with four stories or fewer and surface parking built between 2010 and 2020 with 50 - 299 units.

Emerald Award (300+ units) - The Royce 8100, Apartment Management Professionals (AMP) 

The Royce 8100 is a beautiful 376-unit community that offers plenty of parking, garages, and carports. State of the art amenities and interiors compliment to beautiful landscape. The Royce is located near Hwy 183 as well as Mopac, and Toll Road 45. The onsite team is friendly, seasoned and professional. 

Award Qualifications: Any garden-style property with four stories or fewer and surface parking built between 2010 and 2020 with 300+ units.

Garnet Award - The Oscar, RPM Living 

The Oscar's success as a 50-unit boutique community who reached stabilization in just 4 short months, is a testament to the unwavering dedication of the team. Their commitment to providing superb customer service, maintaining an impeccable online reputation, and engaging with the general public has set them apart from their market peers. The team is proud of their achievements for the ‘Property of the Year’ award, as they continue to strive for excellence in the years to come. 

Award Qualifications: Any property with under 50 units.

Onyx Award - SoNA, RPM Living 

SoNA is a newly renovated, quaint community in the heart of San Felipe Blvd. Our ideal location provides a short commute to dining, entertainment, and major highways. With cozy floor plans and townhomes, SoNA has tons to offer with newly added amenities providing several activities for all of our residents. In addition to its attraction, location, and features, SoNA is an award-winning team that strives to provide the best customer service experience. 

Award Qualifications: Any property with renovations having been done within the last three calendar years. The property must meet both interior and amenity renovations as identified.

Opal Award - Overture Arboretum, Greystar 

Overture Arboretum is a 60+ active adult community showcasing a contemporary atmosphere. Our 14,000 square feet of resort-style amenities are hand-picked to suit the mind, body and social needs of all residents. Our top priority is to offer a diverse and vibrant social life that inspires and motivates its residents. 

Award Qualifications: Any property where 85% of the residents are a minimum age of 55+.

Pearl Award - Caso Santa Rita Ranch, Avenue5 Residential

For the fifth year, Santa Rita Ranch has been named the #1 Top-Selling Master Planned Community in the Greater Austin Area. CASO Santa Rita Ranch is fortunate to be the community's only build-to-lease or BTRSF. Our residents have access to over 30 amenities, including luxury pools and private cabanas, water slides, splash pads, hiking trails, catch-and-release ponds, and more. In addition to over 400 events given by Santa Rita Ranch, Caso prides itself on being the place everyone wants to live because of the events it holds for the residents and whoever would like to join from within the community. Rachel Ellis and the Caso Team believe in putting people and partnerships first, championing ideas that accelerate success, and delivering proof over promises, which are just a few of Avenue 5's core beliefs. When you enter our grand leasing office and are greeted by Rachel or Teresa, you’re immediately immersed in a warm feeling that makes you know, "This is HOME." 

Award Qualifications: Any property that is less than 12 months old, either at the time of nomination or within one year of 1st move in at the time of nomination.

Rise Above Award - Quest, Greystar

At Quest, community is more than a word—it's a dynamic essence infusing everything we do. Residents and team members unite to uplift, support, and give back, embodying solidarity and compassion. Through initiatives with Brady's Bridge, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Salvation Army, Quest has made a tangible difference, from volunteering in the building of Brady's Bridge facility to destigmatizing mental health conversations. Our collective efforts have created a ripple effect of positivity and change, showcasing the essence of the Rise Above Award. Quest is not just a living space; it's a hub of compassionate individuals making a meaningful impact.

Award Qualifications: The Rise Above Award is open to owner/management and supplier members and recognizes a company that gives back to the community in 2023.

Ruby Award (50 - 299 units) - LaRue on Highland, RPM Living 

LaRue on Highland is an urban sanctuary offering a relaxed & quiet green oasis in North Central Austin. We are a re-imagined, recently renovated apartment community offering spacious suites with some of the best amenities. Across the community, you will find tranquility amongst organic fruit trees and gorgeous native landscaping. 

Award Qualifications: Any property built prior to 1989 with 50 - 299 units.

Ruby Award (300+ units) - Bridge at Northwest Hills, Apartment Management Professionals (AMP)  

Located in the prestigious Northwest Hills off Far West Blvd, this pet- friendly Community offers beautiful wooded views.  Residents love the spacious floorplans, sparkling pools, community grills and so much more. Walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and the UT Bus Stop.  Just a short drive to The Domain and Q2 Stadium. 

Award Qualifications: Any property built prior to 1989 with 300+ units.

Sapphire Award (50 - 299 units) - Marquis at Treetops, CWS Apartment Homes 

Living at Marquis at Treetops merges the ability to experience the all the culture & opportunity Austin has to offer with the peace and quiet of the Texas Hill Country. Tucked away off 360, we boast breathtaking views of The Bull Creek Greenbelt, while offering modern and luxuriously built home interiors and resort-inspired amenities. Austin living enhanced. 

Award Qualifications: Any property built between 1990 and 1999 with 50 - 299 units.

Sapphire Award (300+ units) - The Preserve at Travis Creek, Greystar 

Preserve at Travis Creek sits on 68 acres of preserved land with 2.5 miles of hiking trails. Loaded with great amenities like; 24-hour fitness centers, refreshing pools with cabanas, dog parks, pet spa, two clubrooms' w/ billiards, and hammock garden. Just minutes away from shops and downtown but still serene.

Award Qualifications: Any property built between 1990 and 1999 with 300+ units.

Topaz Award - Coldwater Apartments, Greystar  

Coldwater is a beautiful midrise community located in the heart of the sought after 78704 zip code. Located steps from Zilker Park, and Barton Springs. Its unique location offers the best of both worlds. Nature, and downtown city life! Our residents can enjoy the breathtaking Austin skyline from our Stardeck!

Award Qualifications: Any property that has 9 or fewer residential floors, has interior corridors, elevators, and a parking garage.