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 we belong to and take an active role in participating in, along with the awards and accolades REE has been recognized for.

Recent News and Awards
Finance & Commerce: Sonder Point Apartments
Finance & Commerce: The Winslow

Finance & Commerce: The Quill

2021 MADACS Winners:
2021 Support Staff (Corporate) – Sue Courteau
2021 Community Manager (Multiple Sites, Affordable) – Lucinda Gavere
2021 Best General Publication Print Ad – The Winslow (designed by Jordan Graham) 


Below are some of the MADACS (Multihousing Achievement in Design, Advertising, and Community Support) Awards that Real Estate Equities and employees have received over the years. 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
ADOH: Arizona Department of Housing
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



Finance & Commerce: Press House Apartments
Finance & Commerce: Technology Park Apartments
Twin Cities Pioneer Press: Press House Apartments
Groundbreaking for Rochester Development: KTTC Article & FOX47 Article