“Chestnut Hill Realty’s industry peers, professional organizations and other entities in the business community have recognized our company and professionals with numerous awards on a regional and national level,” said David Risko, Vice President of Property Management. “Everyone at CHR is proud that as a local mid-sized company we have received both state and national recognition for our properties and staff members, often times being selected over much larger industry players.”
Risko believes there is great significance in being the recipient of these accolades for a number of reasons, which include personal recognition and individual achievement.
“Having others take notice of your hard work, dedication and performance is a tremendous validation. It sends the message that not only does CHR value their contributions and successes, but that the leaders in the industry believe that they stand out amongst their peers and should be recognized for their accomplishments.”
CHR invests in the professional development of its employees through CHR University, an internal training program, industry certificate programs to earn professional designations, and other skills enhancement and development courses. All leasing staff members are required to earn their National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) credential and to date, four have received the National Apartment Association’s Paragon Award. The Rental Housing Association, based in Boston, has also honored seven members of CHR’s leasing staff with On-site Leasing Professional of the Year awards.
“Being the recipient of prestigious honors and recognition provide further validation of the quality of our internal CHR training programs and the significant investments we make in each individual’s professional success,” said Risko. Further emphasis is on growing talent from within the organization and preparing them for greater responsibilities at the company. There is significant time and energy devoted to training individuals at every stage of their careers to help them realize their potential, enrich their teams and/or departments, and contribute to CHR.
“There have been a number of occasions where CHR has not only been a repeat recipient of an award in consecutive years, but also a “three-peat” recipient,” said Risko. “I’d like to think that we are well on our way to building a dynasty of achievement, one that will solidify our reputation for excellence in the industry for many years to come.”