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We Welcome Our New Senior Vice President

Here at Polinger Company, we pride ourselves on growth and development. For this reason, we are thrilled to welcome Maj-Lene Pedersen Keech as our new Senior Vice President of Residential Property Management! Maj-Lene is a skilled professional with over 20 years of multi-family experience and robust industry knowledge.

History of Excellence

Maj-Lene earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Sierra Nevada College and her Master’s of Science in Real Estate with a concentration in Real Estate Development from Johns Hopkins University. Over the past 15 years, she has been a strong force in the Mid-Atlantic real estate industry, having held positions with Washington REIT, the Bozzuto Management Company, and most recently, as Senior Vice President with PRP Estate Management.

Industry Involvement

Beyond the walls of the office, Maj-Lene is active in the real estate and property management industries. In the past, she served as President for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)’s Northern Virginia Chapter 77. She is currently serving as the Director on the Executive Council for Chapter 77 in addition to serving on the Property Management Association’s PACE committee and she is a member of CREW Northern Virginia.

Looking to the Future

Polinger Company manages more than 5,000 apartments and we are confident that Maj-Lene will bring each to new heights with her passion and dedication to providing residents with the best possible living experience. With Polinger her responsibilities include direction and oversight of our residential properties and marketing, along with personnel matters and owner relations. Maj-Lene also assists in the company’s apartment acquisition process, taking an active role in the evaluation, due diligence, underwriting and closing of investments.

Welcome to the family, Maj-Lene!

If you are interested in finding a beautiful apartment in a convenient location, discover our various apartment communities. To stay updated on the latest Polinger Company and industry news be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

4 Perks of Pet-Friendly Living

There is nothing more exciting to pet owners than seeing the words “pet-friendly” during the search for a new apartment. Animal lovers know firsthand just how beneficial living with pets can be.

  1. Companionship – Dogs and cats provide companionship which helps combat feelings of loneliness and promotes the feeling of being loved. It is easy to relax when you have your furry friend curled up on your lap or next to you on the couch. 

  2. Health Benefits – Studies have shown that having a pet has multiple health benefits including decreasing stress and blood pressure.

  3. Socializing – It is sometimes hard to meet new people or to know what to talk about when you do, but owning a pet makes it easier. Taking your pet outside will help you cross paths with other pet owners and strike up a conversation. You’ll be sure to bond with a neighbor over cute pet photos and stories.

  4. Life Lessons – Owning and caring for a pet comes with a lot of responsibilities. Pets help people keep to a consistent schedule (exercise, meals, etc.) and foster the development of compassion and trust.

Whether your fur-baby is a dog or cat, Polinger Company offers five living communities that are pet-friendly. Make yourself at home at Country Place Apartments located in Burtonsville, MD where your cat can lounge all day until you return and your dog will be ecstatic to play in the Bark Park. If you are looking for a townhome that is dog-friendly, look no further than Rollins Park Apartments in Rockville, MD where your four-legged friend will enjoy your voluminous living space. Brighton Village Apartments in Gaithersburg, MD is the perfect place to call home if you have a feline friend. Life in Washington, D.C. couldn’t be any better than living at either The Swift Petworth or 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue where dogs and cats alike will rejoice in their lovely homes. The concierge at 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue is more than happy to walk or feed your furry friend when you need assistance!

If you have questions about any of our communities specific pet policies please contact the community’s leasing office. And please stop by for a visit with your pet – they are always welcome and we usually have treats!

 

A Roof with a View

Summer is here!. Several of our apartment communities feature rooftop decks to help you get out and enjoy the weather, have a swim, do some yoga, or simply relax by a fire pit. 

The fire pit on the roof of The Swift at Petworth

 

Not only do our 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue and Swift Petworth communities offer gorgeous apartments in NW DC, they’re also perfectly located for spectacular views of the Fourth of July fireworks display on the National Mall.

Views of the Washington Monument from the rooftop deck at 2401 Penn Ave Apartments

Each year residents and their guests gather to enjoy food, fun, and fireworks all from the convenience of their own apartment building. The Swift also features yoga classes every Tuesday mornings and Sunday evenings. There are commercial-grade grills that may be reserved for your entertaining needs and a cozy fire pit to warm up the cooler nights. 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. treats its residents to some of the best views of Georgetown and Foggy Bottom from its rooftop terrace creating a calming oasis away from the bustling city.

 

Rooftop pool at Highland House Apartments

Only a few miles outside of DC in downtown Chevy Chase, MD, you’ll find Highland House and Highland House West Apartments. These two sister buildings sit in the well-landscaped neighborhood of Friendship Village and both feature rooftop sundecks with swimming pools. Shaded tables line the sundecks to provide a comfortable outdoors for all visitors. The large swimming pools are appointed with lush greenery and relaxing lawn chairs to provide the ultimate relaxing experience. The beautiful tree-lined views sprinkled with the cityscape provide a unique panoramic view. Both communities treat their residents to a refreshing atmosphere suitable for all ages high above the busy city. 

 

It’s great to take advantage of these amenities during the hot summers of Washington, DC and Maryland. A rooftop deck and swimming pool can make a “staycation” feel like a true getaway. For more information on Polinger Company and apartments to rent, visit polingerco.com.

Enjoy Summer Amenities

Warm weather is here and it’s time to take advantage of the outdoor amenities that our communities have to offer.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and our pools are ready to open at Country Place in Burtonsville and 4000 Massachusetts Avenue in Cathedral Heights, DC. Both communities offer large swimming pools with relaxing sun decks. 

If you’re in the mood for swimming with a view then our Highland House and Highland House West Apartments are built for you. Both feature their pools on rooftop decks with expansive views of downtown Chevy Chase.

Not into swimming? Our Swift at Petworth community features an inner courtyard as well as a rooftop deck. The deck includes a firepit, pool table, and grills.  There are even scheduled yoga classes so you may start your day with the sun. The building at 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue offers unparalleled views of Georgetown and Foggy Bottom, perfect for watching the sunset. 

The residents of Rollins Park and Congressional Towers enjoy free membership to Rollins Congressional Club just next door. This club offers two pools, sun decks, and a fitness center as well as planned events and classes.

Columbia Plaza in Foggy Bottom and Bethesda Place Apartments in downtown Bethesda offer on-site courtyards perfect for a bite to eat or a place to enjoy the beautiful weather. Our communities offer many amenities to enjoy the warmer seasons. For more information visit PolingerCo.com.

Take Your Child to Work Day

Polinger Company celebrated National Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, April 26, 2018, with an enthusiastic class of participants.

Children from the marketing, accounting, operations, administration, and construction teams were present. After a breakfast of fruit and donuts, lessons were taught by each department to help the children learn each role. 

Afua Ofori, Director of Human Resources, conducted a welcome session acclimating the children to the basics of property management and how Polinger Company operates. They viewed a slide show presentation and learned the difference between commercial and residential properties. 

Katie Sichinava, Project Accountant and Julia Hoops, Project Accountant taught the importance of budgets and income. As a game, the children were given a monthly stipend and were able to choose how to spend it based on flash cards showing needs and wants. Surprisingly, vegetables were bought in addition to video games.

Kim Cueva, Director of Marketing, showed the importance of a website and the internet. The children then created their own brochures based on what they believed was important to show a prospective renter. There was no shortage of creativity in the room. 

The children took a tour of the office and the outside grounds to help burn some energy. “It was a successful and very fun first “Take Your Child to Work Day” here at Polinger and we look forward to doing it again in the future,” said Ms. Cueva.