CAA Fresno doles out Mark of Distinction Awards for 2014


The California Apartment Association this weekend honored the Greater Fresno area’s top rental housing professionals and properties during the 17th Annual Mark of Distinction Awards.

On Saturday, Nov. 22, nearly 700 CAA members and industry partners brimmed with anticipation as they paraded into the Fresno Convention Center to find out who would receive the coveted MOD award.

To determine the winners, a panel of nine judges from outside the apartment industry winnowed down a list of more than 150 outstanding nominees to just 20 — one for each category.

With the winners’ names in-hand, CAA Greater Fresno bestowed each with a crystal vase to be displayed at their respective properties. Honorees also received certificates of recognition from elected officials.

Besides recognizing excellence, the evening offered Fresno’s rental housing professionals a chance to mingle, enjoy a fine meal and dance the night away.

Photos by jared peterson photography.

2014 Mark of Distinction Winners 

Administrative Assistant of the Year
Lauren Hebert, SAN MAR Properties, Inc.

Grounds Person of the Year
Nick Arizaga, Summer Place, GSF Properties Inc.

Maintenance Technician of the Year, 100 Units or Less
Robert Navarro Alvarado, Tuolumne Village, ConAm Management Corp.

Maintenance Technician of the Year, 101 + Units
Matthew Hagerman, The Villages, GSF Properties Inc.

Leasing Consultant of the Year
Kelly Gibson, The Shires, Manco Abbott Inc.

Administrative Employee of the Year
Alicia Valencia, Kings Garden & Unity Estates, U.S. Residential Group

Assistant Manager of the Year
Michele McBroom, Stonegate, Manco Abbott Inc.

Community Manager of the Year, 50 Units or Less
Kelly Thomas, Gates Villas, Siegel & Co.

Community Manager of the Year, 51-100 Units
Yesica Rodriguez, Village at Mendota, ConAm Management Corp.

Community Manager of the Year, 101-200 Units
Yeshi Wisniewski, Cherry Tree, Buckingham Property Management

Community Manager of the Year, 201 + Units
Katie Ramirez, The Woodlands, Westco Equities Inc.

Property Supervisor of the Year
Chrisand Darling, Fox Property Management

Industry Partner of the Year, Sherri Duvivier
Crime Scene and Fatality Decontamination Co.

New Development of the Year
Hacienda Heights, Buckingham Property Management

Senior Community of the Year
Westside Village, GSF Properties Inc.

Community of the Year, 50 Units or Less, Built 1999 or Before
Villa San Joaquin, Buckingham Property Management

Community of the Year, 51-100 Units, Built 1999 or Before
Garden East, GSF Properties Inc.

Community of the Year, 101-200 Units, Built 1999 or Before
Lexington Square, Winn Residential

Community of the Year, 201 + Units, Built 1999 or Before
Kings View Manor & Estates, SAN MAR Properties, Inc.

Community of the Year, All Unit Sizes, Built After 2000
Parc Grove Commons II, GSF Properties Inc.

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