WC Smith Announces Winners of 2019 Corporate Property Management Awards



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            CONTACT: Don Montuori
Nov. 7, 2019                                                                                                     202-465-7047

WC Smith Celebrates 18th Property Management Awards

Staff and Properties Recognized for Achievement and Performance



Washington, DC – Nov. 7, 2019 – WC Smith held its 18th Annual Property Management Awards Nov. 5, recognizing staff members and properties for their outstanding performance and achievements.


The WC Smith Excellence Awards were given to 17 employees across seven categories, including recognition for community and property management, maintenance, leasing, community and corporate administration and association management.


The company celebrated veteran employees for their longevity: Marilyn Fisher, who has been with the company for 20 years, and Elias Nunez, who has been an employee for 24 years.


Four WC Smith residences received top honors for Best Property based on size or style of the building, while six properties were recognized for their financial performance.


Two properties, 2801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE and Manor Village, were inducted into the WC Smith Property Hall of Fame. This honor is given to buildings that have won the Best Property award three times.


“The Property Management Awards is a chance for us to celebrate the accomplishments of so many,” said WC Smith President John Ritz. “All of the recipients are defined by what I believe are the elements of the WC Smith culture: hard work, attention to detail, treating people honestly, fairness and giving back to our community.”



WC Smith (www.wcsmith.com) is a Washington, DC-based multidisciplinary real estate firm, providing integrated property development and property management services to the Washington metropolitan area for more than 50 years. Since our founding in 1968, we have built communities across all 8 wards of Washington that uniquely combine the city’s long-term vision for growth with our residents’ vision for how a neighborhood best serves their needs and desires.


Supported by a dedicated workforce of more than 600 employees, WC Smith continually compiles and manages a portfolio that ranks us in the top-10 of commercial real estate developers in the Washington region. Our development expertise is wide-ranging: we acquire, renovate and reposition market-rate and affordable multifamily communities, repurpose obsolete facilities and build new office, residential and mixed-use properties. Recognized and respected as one of the most experienced and capable property management firms in the Washington metropolitan area, WC Smith manages more than 11,000 rental, condominium and cooperative units valued in excess of $3.5 billion.


Below is the complete list of the 2019 WC Smith Property Management Award recipients:


Best Property

High Rise (more than 60 units) – Park Chelsea, 1st Place; N Street Village, 2nd Place

High Rise (60 or fewer units) – The Dupont, 1st Place; Jasper Place, 2nd Place

Garden (more than 200 units) – Garden Village

Association Property – Dumbarton Court


Most Improved Performance (financial results between 2017 and 2018)

High Rise – 2 M Street NE

Mid Rise – The Cortland

Garden (200 or more units) – Huntington Village

Gardens (200 units or fewer) – Pleasant Hills


Superior Performance (financial results actual compared to budget)

High Rise – 2800 Woodley Road NW

Mid Rise – The Cortland

Gardens (more than 200 units) – Ridgecrest Village

Gardens (200 units or fewer) – Pleasant Hills


Hall of Fame

2801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Manor Village


WC Smith Excellence Awards 

Community Manager – Dennis Donlon, Monica Miller, Howard Ross & Elly Vargas

Maintenance – Colin Bender, Robert Huete & DeReco Stevens

Community Administration – Amy Mathes & William Wallace

Leasing Consultant – Erin Austin & Erikka McNealy

Association Employee – Doug Lamb

Property Manager – Devin Pharr & Stuart Washington

Corporate Administration – Carletta Allen, Falece Anderson & Stephanie Colvin


Longevity Recognition 

Manager – Marilyn Fisher

Maintenance – Elias Nunez