Congressional Towers Now Dog-Friendly!

The Congressional Towers community in Rockville has gone to the dogs! Effective September 1, 2020, buildings 257 and 259 are accepting dogs as part of a new pet policy. 

In addition to being perfectly located in Rockville, MD, across from Congressional Plaza and blocks from Twinbrook Metro, they understand that your pooch is part of the family and they want them to feel as much at home as you do. Nothing can warm your heart quite like a furry friend. 

What can they do there? Plenty. The Congressional Towers apartment community is equally dog-friendly as it is people friendly, so read on. They happily accept dogs that meet the breed restrictions. 

Of course, there are plenty of great perks for canines living at Congressional Towers. The spacious apartments provide plenty of space for you and the pup! The spacious kitchens provide plenty of room for your pet’s food and water, washers and dryers located on each level to help owners remove fur from their clothes, and patios or balconies available so your dog can relax in the sun during the day.

A pet deposit is required, in addition to monthly pet rent. Have questions on pet (or human) life at Congressional Towers Apartments? Curious about our pet-friendly apartments for rent here in Rockville? Find the complete pet policy here or get in touch with them today!

Welcome Jeff Lawson

We are pleased to announce that Jeff Lawson has agreed to join Polinger Company as a Vice-President for Residential Properties.
Jeff has 30 years of multi-family real estate experience. Most recently, Jeff was the Assistant Vice-President for Ross Company. Prior to joining Ross, Jeff worked at Washington REIT as the Director of Residential & Asset Management, where he oversaw 11 multi-family communities totaling 2,700 units & 2,100 in predevelopment and acquisition. He has also held key leadership roles at Trammell Crow Residential and Kettler during his 30-year tenure in the Washington, DC, metro area. 
Jeff has completed several industry certifications including CPM, ARM, HCCP and is a RealPage Certified Revenue Manager for YieldStar.
Before diving into the real estate industry, Jeff was a US Navy Diver for the Diving and Salvage Unit out of San Diego. He likes to spend his free time with his 4-legged best friend Piccolo (aka Pickle) and fishing at Lake Anna. He has three grown children: an Army Veteran, a junior at GMU, and a programmer with Homeland Security. We warmly welcome Jeff to the Polinger team. #wearepolinger

Welcome Mindy Harrison

We warmly welcome Mindy Harrison to our team as the Senior Vice President of Residental Property Management!
Mindy brings over 30 years of multi-family real estate experience to Polinger, over 25 of which have been in the DC metro market. Prior to joining Polinger, Mindy spent 19 years at AvalonBay and oversaw the DC portfolio for Gables Residential. Most recently, Mindy was the Senior Vice President with JBG Smith for a portfolio ranging from 8,000-12,000 units. 

With Polinger, her responsibilities include direction and oversight of the company’s residential properties and marketing along with personnel matters and owner relations. Mindy also assists in the company’s apartment acquisition process. Mindy is a Real Estate Broker in Virginia, Maryland, and DC and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wittenberg University.

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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) PRECAUTIONS

Polinger Company has the safety and well-being of our team members and residents as a top priority. We are offering reward incentives for all online rent payments who use RentCafe Resident Portal to pay April and May’s Rent. Please contact your management office for more details and stay healthy!

Please rest assured that the executives at Polinger Company are meeting to closely monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our employees, residents, vendors, guests and all aspects of the communities we serve. We are following guidance from the CDC on cleaning and disinfecting and have implemented temporary policies for resident events, hospitality, and social distancing in an effort to prevent additional risk.

We will continue working to make sure our residents, employees, clients, and partners are informed, cared for and prepared. We remain committed to providing comfort and information to those we serve.

Polinger Achieves Excellence

Polinger Company won big at the 2019 Property Management Association Marketing and Advertising Excellence Awards on December 5. Based on creativity, innovation, advertising, and effectiveness, Polinger won in each of the seven categories it which it submitted.

Polinger’s new branding campaign which included the launch of new logos for its communities won for Best Marketing Campaign. The launch also included collateral material, stationery, and digital components. Best website went to Rollins Congressional Club, a clubhouse amenity for its Congressional Towers and Rollins Park communities. 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue Apartments won for best on-site signage. The banner signs conveyed the luxury community’s branding with the tagline “Elegant Apartment Living” on a sleek black and burgundy color scheme.

Two advertising campaigns took top honors with creative messaging. The Polinger Corporate “Color Campaign” let prospective renters know that they can personalize their apartment to match their lifestyle. Vibrantly painted rooms were shown with corresponding lifestyle photos to match. Polinger showed that if you have blue hair and want your dining room wall to match, they are willing to accommodate. The second winning entry announced to the residents of Highland House and Highland House West Apartment communities that pets were now welcome. By using photos of dogs in Groucho Marx-style glasses and the headline “No More Need For The Disguise” the playful campaign let everyone know that the communities are now pet-friendly.

Honorable mentions were awarded to two internal communication pieces. A “Budget Survival Kit” provided community managers with items to “survive” their annual budget planning sessions. Rubber bands to remember to be flexible, an eraser to remind them that everyone makes mistakes and a stress ball to relieve the angst were some of the included motivators in the kit. The second award went to the “Strive for 5” campaign that asked residents for on-line 5-star reviews. Attached to the card was a packet of star-shaped candy with a community-specific URL printed on it. The websites featured direct links to each community’s Apartment Ratings, Google, Facebook, and Yelp pages so residents can easily leave a great review.

“We love attending this event every year,” said Director of Marketing Kim Cueva. “It’s great to see to our peers and cheer each other on when we win.”