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PLK Communities Shines at GCNKAA Prestige Awards


At PLK Communities, we believe in the relentless pursuit of excellence. Our commitment to providing exceptional living experiences for our residents is at the core of everything we do. So when the opportunity arose to showcase our dedication and hard work at the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association (GCNKAA) Prestige Awards, we seized it with enthusiasm and passion.

After a hiatus of nine years, the Prestige Awards made a triumphant return, promising an evening of celebration and recognition for outstanding achievements in the property management industry. And for us, it was an event to remember.

The significance of these awards cannot be overstated. Not only did they mark a resurgence of acknowledgment within our industry, but they also represented an opportunity to showcase our capabilities on a broader scale. An apartment association from Kansas had the honor of reviewing and voting on the winners, ensuring an unbiased and impartial evaluation process.

PLK Communities proudly emerged as finalists in an impressive twelve categories, the largest number of nominations among all local management companies. This alone was a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to the dedication, innovation, and hard work of our team members across various departments.

However, the crowning moment came when the winners were announced. To our delight and pride, PLK Communities secured victories in seven categories, surpassing our own expectations and setting a new standard of excellence within the industry.

Among our notable wins were:

- Best Community Logo: Veridian
- Best Floor Plan: the Monaco at ila Hyde Park
- Best Landscaping: Factory 52
- Best Renovation or Property Update: Stetson Square
- Best Community Manager: Calaya Huff at Factory 52 Apartments
- Best Property Management Company Website: PLK Communities
- Best Property Management Company: PLK Communities

These accolades are a testament to the unwavering dedication, passion, and expertise of our team members who consistently go above and beyond to deliver exceptional results. From crafting innovative floor plans to maintaining stunning landscaping and executing successful property renovations, each award represents a collective effort and commitment to excellence.

One particularly noteworthy achievement is winning the title of Best Property Management Company. In a category where we are the youngest by approximately 25 years, this recognition speaks volumes about our determination to challenge conventions, push boundaries, and redefine what it means to be the best in the industry.

As Peter, our esteemed owner and president, aptly put it, "To think, we are the youngest, the biggest, and now arguably the best"! These words resonate deeply with us and serve as a reminder of the incredible journey we've embarked on together.

The joy and pride we felt at the awards ceremony were palpable, reflecting the strong sense of camaraderie and unity that defines the PLK Communities family. While we celebrate these victories, we also recognize that they wouldn't have been possible without the steadfast support and guidance of our executive leadership team, led by Peter Klekamp, CFO Jon Blackham, and COO Megan Lawhon.

Moving forward, we remain committed to upholding the values of excellence, innovation, and unparalleled customer service that have become synonymous with the PLK Communities brand. These awards serve as a testament to our past achievements and fuel our determination to continue raising the bar and exceeding expectations in the years to come.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has contributed to our success, from our dedicated team members to our valued residents and partners. Together, we have proven that when passion meets purpose, extraordinary things happen.

Stay tuned as we embark on this exciting journey of continued growth, innovation, and excellence. The best is yet to come at PLK Communities.