News and Awards

Real Estate Equities takes pride in being a distinguished member of both the community and the housing industry.  Below are the organizations that we belong to and take an active role in participating in, along with the awards and accolades that REE has been recognized for.


Real Estate Equities has received 20 MADACS (Multi-Housing Achievement in Design, Advertising, and Community Support) Awards.  Many of our sites have also won local awards and accolades from the cities they are in. Our award-winning properties, website, programs and employees show our commitment and dedication to providing outstanding service to our residents and partners.

  • Best Website: Property or Management Company – www.reeapartments.com
  • Best Renovation: Common Area – Lowertown Commons
  • Onsite Manager over 150 Units
  • Outstanding/Innovative Resident Service: Day to Day – Random Acts of Kindness
  • Outstanding/Innovative Resident Service: Single or One Day Event – Polynesian Village Apartments
  • Community Manager: Multiple Sites – LaToya Owens
  • Complete/Total Building Renovation – East Side Commons
  • Complete/Total Building Renovation – Northgate Woods
  • Complete/Total Building Renovation – New Rose Apartments
  • Partial Project Remodel or Addition: Common Area – Lowertown Commons
  • Property Excellence 61-150 Units – Crosby Pointe Apartments
  • Property Excellence: Best New Development – Minnetonka Mills Townhomes
  • Property Excellence: Affordable Housing – Eden Park Apartments
  • Property Excellence: Affordable 101+ Units – Ames Lake Neighborhood
  • Color Guide Ad: Cover Ad – The Apartment Living Guide
  • Team Award – Villa Del Coronado Site Staff
  • Team Award – Rochester Village Apartments Site Staff
  • Maintenance Individual – Gus Johnson Plaza
  • Multi-Site Manager – Michele Myers
  • Leasing Agent: 201+ Units – Garin Hamburger
  • Best Floor Plan: 1 Bedroom Den – The Riverwood
  • Best Floor Plan 2/3 Bedroom – Crosby Pointe Apartments
  • Best Floor Plan 3+ Bedroom – Crosby Pointe Apartments
  • Maintenance Individual – Mike Kinzel
  • Maintenance Supervisor/Lead – Troy Lucci
  • Top 60 Apartment Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2019
  • Minnesota Real Estate Journal Award for Best New Development, Affordable – Press House Apartments
  • MADACS, Resident Communication Piece – Press House Apartments
  • MADACS, Property of Excellence, Affordable – Press House Apartments


  • HUD: Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • MHFA: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
  • USEPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • MPH: Minneapolis Public Housing
  • AHC: Affordable Housing Connections
  • MHOP: Metropolitan Housing Opportunities Program
  • MMHA: Minnesota Multi-Housing Association
  • MHA: Multi-Housing Association
  • NAA: National Apartment Association
  • NCHM: National Center for Housing Management
  • BBB: Better Business Bureau
  • RBD: Ross Business Development
  • Janken Housing
  • Quadel Consulting