Exton, PA — October 15, 2020— Hankin Group, a [toby.boma.org]TOBY award winning Chester County development company was invited by BOMA to speak on a virtual panel discussion during the October Monthly Membership meeting on the impacts and challenges of property management as a result of COVID-19 during the afternoon of October 14th. The virtual event titled, Re-Entry & Beyond: A Conversation With Your Industry Peers, featured a lineup of prestigious property management and real estate professionals including Hankin Group’s Commercial Property Department Head, Glen Cooper and Commercial Property Manager, Dawn Filippello.
Cooper and Filippello were asked to speak about COVID-19 reentry protocols, tenant relations and new building operation standards implemented across Hankin Group properties led by Cooper. When asked about preparing the buildings for re-occupancy, Cooper said, “It was extremely important for us to adhere to the CDC guidelines. We took numerous steps to ensure our tenants health and safety by preparing our buildings adequately and efficiently.”
To combat COVID-19, the Hankin Group issued social distancing protocols and required personal protective equipment to be worn at all times in the common areas of their buildings. They also installed hand sanitizing stations, NanoSeptic Continuously Self-Cleaning Surface door handles, elevator buttons and small hand towel dispensers. Cooper and Filippello contracted more employees for enhanced cleaning and disinfection in high touch areas and placed signage on main entrance doors advising employees and visitors of the preventative guidelines set in place across the properties.
Members of the BOMA panel shared their individual COVID-19 plans and discussed in detail what is working, what is not working and gained valuable tools to improve a safe return to the office for their tenants. At the conclusion of the panel discussion, speakers were placed in small break-out sessions as an opportunity to network among industry peers. The panel consisted of speakers within the Philadelphia area including Jeff Engel, Senior Property Manager from City District, Donald S. Haas, the General Manager of One, Two & Three Logan Square, Jill Higgins, SVP Property Management & Partner of Anchor Health Properties, Richard McClure, Managing Director of Kennedy Wilson Properties Group and Monica White, Vice President & Group Manager of Jones Lang LaSalle alongside Cooper and Filippello.
Exton, PA — December 2, 2020 — Hankin Group, an award-winning development company specializing in construction, design and property management in Chester County, kicked off the holiday season with several initiatives that give back to the community. The team behind Hankin is no stranger to philanthropic work. Founded in 1984, The Hankin Foundation has been dedicated to supporting community institutions, non-profit organizations and other selective charitable efforts since its inception. Over 100 charitable organizations benefit from their contributions every year.
This year, Hankin launched a Virtual Food Drive benefiting the Chester County Food Bank. With a goal set of $2,000, Hankin encouraged its Eagleview residents and commercial tenants along with their social media following and company employees to consider donating online this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. After just one week, half of the virtual food drive goal had been met. At the conclusion of the virtual drive, Hankin exceeded their goal and raised a total of $3,464.
Following the Virtual Food Drive, Hankin partnered with Marine Toys for Tots to establish a Virtual Toy Drive, a new donation option for the foundation this year amid health concerns. Contributors could purchase a toy online to be shipped directly to the local Toys for Tots center. Like the food drive, the group exceeded their goal of 135 items and raised more than 150 toys in only a matter of 14 days.
To provide community members with another opportunity to donate, Hankin constructed the North Pole, a donation drop off location in the middle of Eagleview Town Center. Donation boxes for Toys for Tots and the Chester County Food Bank can be found inside. A mailbox for Santa is setup directly outside to attract local families. Children can visit the nearby restaurants for a pre-filled letter to mail. Donations can be made in-person through December 12th.
Hankin will be wrapping up their holiday campaigns with the Eagleview Holiday Spectacular, a virtual event premiering on the community’s Facebook page on December 10th. The event will feature holiday performances from some of the community’s favorite musical acts from their summer concert series, footage from the annual Christmas Tree lighting and a message from Santa himself. Viewers will have the opportunity to win special giveaways and prizes that give back to Town Center businesses.
Exton, PA — November 17, 2020 — Hankin Apartments, an Exton-based property management company, had a successful evening at the Pennsylvania Apartment Association’s Best of Apartment Living Awards. This year’s event was hosted virtually on Thursday, November 12,2020. Many Hankin Apartments’ communities were recognized for various achievements including Leasing Excellence and the PECO Green Award.
Hankin Apartments received several Maintenance Excellence awards – Claremont on the Square, Corner Park, Chaddwell and Meridian at Eagleview nabbed Platinum awards, the Potter Building brought home Gold and Market Street Flats was awarded Silver. For the Leasing Excellence Awards, Severgn Apartments earned Platinum, Chaddwell Apartments received Gold and New Kent Apartments claimed Silver. Hankin Apartments enthusiastically brought home several Overall Community Excellence awards. The Community Overall Excellence awards are based upon the community’s overall appearance and amenities. Severgn Apartments took home Silver, New Kent Apartments and Chaddwell Apartments were awarded Gold and Keva Flats was recognized with Platinum.
Keva Flats had an incredible evening, winning a wide range of awards. Aside from their ‘Overall Community Excellence Award’, Keva Flats was ranked #10 for the Top 10 Communities in the State. Additionally, they were awarded the PECO Green Initiative Award. This award is based on the apartment community’s green initiatives, an important cause to Hankin Apartments. Keva Flats’ Tenant Services Manager, Ezequiel Santiago, took home one of the most esteemed awards of the evening and was recognized as Service Manager of the Year. “It is wonderful to see a project like Keva Flats get recognized for not only our commitment to sustainable living,” says Becky Reeves, Vice President of Operations for Hankin Apartments, “ but to an exceptional team of professionals that run the day to day at Keva.”
Hankin Apartments is familiar with award-winning, including those in recent years from the Pennsylvania Apartment Association Best of Apartment Living Awards including Property Manager of the Year 2019 (Tania Boddy, Severgn Apartments), Property Manager of the Year Runner-Up 2019 (Andi Foley, Chaddwell Apartments) and Service Manager of the Year 2018 (Rusty Hugill, Meridian at Eagleview). Additionally, earlier this year, SatisFacts epIQ (Experience & Performance Intelligence Quotient) named Hankin Apartments the #1 Management Company with 10-24 communities in the entire country and Canada. If you’re interested in living in one of these award winning apartments, Hankin’s newest community, Weatherstone Flats located in Chester Springs, is now available for leasing.
Exton, PA — February 19, 2020— Hankin Group has announced today that Keva Flats has been awarded LEED Gold. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the world and an international symbol of excellence. Keva Flats, Hankin Group’s newest luxury apartment community located in Exton, consists of five buildings, which include 242 apartment units and amenity spaces.
Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC, commented on Hankin Group’s recent accomplishment, “Each new LEED certification brings us one step closer to revolutionizing the spaces where we live, learn, work and play. Transforming our buildings and spaces happens one project at a time. Hankin Group understands the value of LEED and has shown extraordinary leadership in reshaping the market.” Receiving this certification speaks to Hankin Group’s continued commitment to sustainability.
Lance Hillegas, VP of Sustainable Development and Design, and Laura Maiale, Development and Sustainability Manager, were instrumental in the LEED Gold certification of Keva Flats. Maiale discusses the certification process, “Hankin Group has always been committed to sustainable development. Keva Flats is no exception. We take pride in constructing residences that are energy andwater efficient, thermally comfortable, and constructed with environmentally friendly and locally sourced materials. Residents can see and feel the benefits of living in a LEED Gold residence. This certification provides Hankin Group recognition for the care we take in the quality of our built communities.” Through design, construction and operations practices that improve environmental and human health, LEED-certified buildings like Keva Flats are helping to make the world more sustainable.