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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.

Award-Winning Communities

Polinger Company is honored to announce several of its properties won the 2017 National Resident Satisfaction Award from SatisFacts and the 2017 ApartmentRatings Top Rated Award. SatisFacts surveys over 3 million residents of rental apartments nationwide and measures the results for property management companies. ApartmentRatings.com is an online resource for renters to view reviews from existing residents.

The sister companies combine to ask residents about their experiences with moving into the apartment and maintenance requests. 

The SatisFacts Resident Satisfaction Award is given to properties that achieved a score of 4.0 or higher on their surveys. The ApartmentRatings Top Rated Award recognizes properties with outstanding resident satisfaction as measured by a 70% or greater overall recommended score. Each award has minimum survey return requirements to ensure a proper sampling is achieved. 

Bethesda Place Apartments in downtown Bethesda took top honors of all Polinger properties with a 99% recommended score from Apartment Ratings. The following other properties also won both awards: Highland House and Highland House West in Chevy Chase, Brighton Village in Gaithersburg, Congressional Towers and Rollins Park in Rockville, The Arcadian in Silver Spring, Country Place in Burtonsville, and the Swift Petworth in DC.

 

We thank the teams at our communities for their hard work and dedication for making these awards possible. Congratulations on your success!

Spring “Blossoming” in DC

It’s officially spring in DC when the cherry blossoms bloom creating fun things to do around town. The official Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off Sunday, March 25 with peak bloom expected March 27th – March 31st. 

At the grounds of the Washington Monument, the 7th annual Kite Festival takes flight on Saturday, March 31st. This free event starts at 10AM and features kite making competitions, a Rokkaku battle, and other demonstrations. 

The Festival Parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street. The following day, the Anacostia River Festival launches with canoes, a bike parade, and lawn games. This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the park with special birthday activities.

The Cherry Blossom Pop Up Bar offers seasonal cocktails and themed decor until April 29th. The Newseum is hosting a “Nights in Bloom” event on April 13th featuring a menu from Wolfgang Puck. The ticket also includes Japanese traditions such as calligraphy demonstrations, custom haikus, and a performance from the Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe. 

Several of our communities are a quick Metro ride to the Tidal Basin for the best views of the blossoms. Columbia Plaza and 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue Apartments are in Foggy Bottom and 4000 Massachusetts Avenue Apartment community is in Cathedral Heights. The Swift at Petworth is under 5 miles away. Living in DC in the spring truly has its beautiful advantages.

Northwest D.C. Is Full of Great Things to Do!

Northwest Washington D.C. offers a great variety of events to suit every taste. Ranging from horse rides to exceptional shopping, to famous attractions like the Washington National Cathedral, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this area of the city. Once you find out what everyone else knows, you’ll understand why so many people rave about this area of the city. The best part? So much of this is close to residents of our buildings, including:

2401 Penn Ave and Columbia Plaza in Foggy Bottom
4000 Mass Ave in Cathedral Heights
The Swift in Petworth

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