Braintree, MA Karen Fish-Will, principal and CEO of full-service real estate and property management firm Peabody Properties, has been honored with the 2018 Rental Housing Association (RHA) President’s Award for Industry Excellence. Fish-Will received the honor at the 27th annual RHA President’s Award Reception, held at the InterContinental Boston on November 28. In addition, speaker of Massachusetts’ House of Representatives Robert DeLeo was also honored by the organization with the 2018 RHA President’s Award for Excellence in Public Service.
The RHA President’s Awards are the organization’s most prestigious awards. Fish-Will joins a list of distinguished past recipients, including her father, Edward Fish, who received the award in 2001.
Fish-Will was lauded for her community and civic involvement and professionalism in all aspects of multifamily development, ownership, and management of the company founded by her father.
Over the last two years, Peabody Properties has added more than 2,400 apartment and condominium homes to their property management portfolio, most located in the greater Boston area, and many of which are affordable, bringing the firm’s overall total to more than 13,000 today.
“I am so grateful for the support of the Rental Housing Association, those generations of individuals who have brought their vision and ambition into the Association’s growth and development, and for the endorsement this award represents,” said Fish-Will. “And although I have been named as the recipient, it actually belongs to the much larger community of supportive, creative, and intensely passionate people; especially my sister, my business partner and best friend, Melissa Fish-Crane – we share this success together.”