EXTON, PA — Exton’s Eagleview is expanding to bring a new trail to its pedestrian path network.
In the midst of Eagleview, a mixed-use community in Exton that boasts opportunity across 800 acres of land, there is an extensive network of trails for its 4,000 residents and 6,000 employees. Hankin Group recently announced its plans to expand the community with a new path set to begin construction later this week.
Since 2013, community members have enjoyed ten miles of trails among beautiful, landscaped parks over the Eagleview development. “This new trail will improve connectivity of Eagleview’s already extensive pedestrian network linking the commercial and residential communities to Town Center,” said Lance Hillegas, Hankin Group’s VP of Design and Sustainable Development.
“The miles of pedestrian trails and sidewalks in Eagleview connect to the surrounding communities, retail-commercial areas, and to the greater trail network in Chester County,” said Hillegas. “Eagleview’s trails connect to Hickory Park athletic fields, Marsh Creek State Park, and Uwchlan and Struble trails.”
Hankin’s urbanism approach and emphasis on sustainability is evident through many of its projects. One of the most anticipated developments for the company is River Station, a transit-oriented community in the borough of Downingtown. The property is situated along 68 acres along the Brandywine Creek and will create a link between Struble trail, Chester Valley trail and the East Branch Brandywine Trail.
Eagleview’s first phase of trail expansion is set to be completed by end of the year and will be open to the public soon thereafter, the company said.
Hankin Group is a full-service real estate company that designs, develops, and manages commercial and residential properties. After many years spent developing a well-respected presence in their space, it was time their original brand and website caught up with their impeccable reputation. We partnered with Hankin’s team to learn exactly why their audiences loved them, and turned that research into a brand identity and website that felt as warm and confident as the communities they create.
Great Brands Start With Great Strategy
We executed a research plan including a competitive analysis, stakeholder interviews, and a number of surveys to learn about Hankin Group’s situation from all angles. By looking at the challenge from multiple perspectives, we were able to create a proverbial 3D model of what Hankin’s brand was, and better project what it should be to meet their goals.
Leading With the Brand Story
Our research helped us identify what was at the core of Hankin Group’s brand: the art of building enduring communities. This theme became the foundation on which we developed Hankin’s brand positioning, messaging, and visual identity. Regardless of whether Hankin has their B2B or B2C hat on, their story is one that will stick.
A Natural and Welcome Evolution
Hankin Group’s former logo carried with it equity and recognition. Still, it was dated: a mark that didn’t reflect the brand’s current vision. Rather than design a new logo from scratch, we opted for an evolutionary approach. This tack let us maintain the existing equity in Hankin’s visual identity while giving us the flexibility to modernize the brand.
Real-Life Architecture Made Stronger by Brand Architecture
We created several versions of the logo design, resulting in distinctive brand identities for each division, including Hankin Construction, Hankin Property Management, and Hankin Apartments.
Using a Strong Brand to Create a Stronger Website
We planned, designed, and developed Hankin Group’s new website using their revitalized brand identity as the foundation. More than just a visual refresh, Hankin’s new site creates clearer pathways for their various audiences to find and engage with relevant content. At the end of the day, websites are tools to achieve a business goal—this one just happens to excel in both form and function.
Built for Impact
When the the new Hankin Group website went live, it immediately went to work to help them achieve their business goals. With more people visiting, clicking, and contacting the firm, we can confidently call this site a success.
Hankin Group’s 35th Annual Golf Invitational recently raised a record-breaking $275,000 for the benefit of Handi-Crafters.
Almost 250 golfers gathered at the Whitford Country Club in Exton on the first Monday in October to raise funds for the Thorndale-based nonprofit that operates a work center that empowers individuals with disabilities to lead more independent, productive, and fulfilling lives.
“We couldn’t be happier with the turnout for this year’s event,” said Michael Hankin, Chief Operating Officer of Hankin Group. “There was representation of more companies than ever before, and we couldn’t be more thankful for everyone’s support. Handi-Crafters truly makes such a difference in the community, and it’s an honor to be a part of their influence.”
Since 2014, the year it began designating proceeds from its annual corporate golf outing to benefit Handi-Crafters, Hankin Group has helped to raise approximately $1.7 million for the organization.
Along with presenting sponsor Bentley Systems, Hankin Group hosted various hole contests, on-course refreshment stations, a luncheon, and an awards dinner.
“It was great day all around,” said Hankin. “My family is incredibly proud of how much the outing has grown over time. We look forward to next year and hope to set yet another record.”
EXTON, PA — Hankin Apartments is everywhere in Exton and nearby, and the management company was named the best this year by the Pennsylvania Apartment Association.
Exton-based property management company Hankin Apartments took home the prized Management Company of the Year Award at the 2021 Pennsylvania Apartment Association‘s Best of Apartment Living Awards, along with various other awards given on Sept. 23.
Winning Management Company of the Year has been a goal years in the making and is a testament to the combined work of the Hankin Apartments team as a whole, the company said in a news statement. “This is an award that means so much to us because it is about every single person on our team and their collective efforts. Everyone on this team is important and should be very proud of this accomplishment,” explained Michael Hankin, President of Hankin Apartments.
In addition to the coveted Management Company of the Year Award, several awards were won for Leasing Excellence – Claremont on the Square in Exton’s Eagleview, and Severgn Apartments of Exton, claimed Platinum awards, Corner Park Apartments on Boot Road brought home Gold, and Exton’s Keva Flats was awarded Silver.
Awards were also won in the Maintenance category, there was Platinum for Meridian at Eagleview, Gold for Chaddwell Apartments, Eagleview’s Claremont Apartments, Claremont on the Square, Corner Park Apartments, and Weatherstone Flats in Chester Springs, as well as Silver for New Kent Apartments in West Chester.
In addition to the awards in Leasing and Maintenance, Hankin Apartments also brought home three Overall Community Excellence awards. The Overall Community Excellence awards are derived from the community’s overall appearance and amenities. Meridian at Eagleview was awarded Platinum and both Claremont on the Square and Severgn Apartments took home Gold. It was a particularly extraordinary night for Claremont on the Square and Severgn Apartments, the two properties also tied for 4th property in the top 10 property category.
Hankin Apartments is familiar with taking home numerous awards, including those from the Pennsylvania Apartment Association Best of Apartment Living Awards — some accolades over the years include, Service Manager of the Year 2020 went to Ezequiel Santiago, Keva Flats; Property Manager of the Year 2019 went Tania Boddy, Severgn Apartments; Property Manager of the Year Runner-Up 2019 went to Andi Foley, Chaddwell Apartments; and Service Manager of the Year 2018 went to Rusty Hugill, Meridian at Eagleview.
Additionally, earlier this year, SatisFacts epIQ, for Experience & Performance Intelligence Quotient, named Hankin Apartments the No. 3 Property Management Company along with 10-24 communities in the entire country and Canada.