Tuscany Palms Apartments in Mesa host October AMC
By Adam Greco
Our thanks to Tuscany Palms Apartments and BH Management Services, LLC for hosting the October 2018 Associate Member Meeting.
We had more than 50 associate members in attendance who enjoyed light refreshments and networking in the newly-renovated outdoor social center.
Carol Murray, Regional Manager and Crystal Duran, Tuscany Palms Property Manager, welcomed our associates and encouraged all to contact any of the BH Property Managers, or BH Regionals to be added to our vendor list.
Tuscany Palms is a 582-unit apartment community located at 901 S. Country Club Dr., in Mesa, Arizona. The community was built in 1987. It offers studios, 1x1s and 2x2s. Through the years, ownership groups have renovated the community, each time enhancing the work completed by the previous owner.
BH Management Services, LLC partnered with an existing client to purchase Tuscany Palms in July 2017 as part of the fast-growing BH Phoenix portfolio.
As with previous owners, the BH partnership immediately began renovating the community both inside and out. The BH upgrades include:
Anyone who has lived or worked in the East Valley for any length of time is familiar with Tuscany Palms and can attest to the “wow” factor as result of the BH renovations. Please stop by any time and see for yourself.
BH Management Services, LLC is a Des Moines, Iowa-based management company with 200 communities in 20 states and corporate offices in Atlanta, Texas, and Phoenix. BH Management Services, LLC has owned/managed four apartment communities in the Valley for approximately four years. In 2016/2017, BH added 13 properties to its Phoenix portfolio bringing the total to 17 communities (6,091 units). Looking forward to future, the BH acquisition team is monitoring the Phoenix market closely with the intent of adding additional communities. The BH Management Services, LLC team is looking forward to becoming a bigger part of the AMA family.
AMC Explores the High Life at The TOMSCOT Apartments
By Adam Greco, AMC Chair
The striking black and white exterior, with orange accents, give an idea of the level of sophistication and luxury behind the walls of The TOMSCOT. The highly anticipated community opened in August of 2016 in the popular Old Town Scottsdale area, near ASU’s Sky Song, on Scottsdale Road. The community, owned and developed by Connell Real Estate and Development, and managed by Greystar Real Estate Partners (Greystar), offers 278 apartment homes in the four-story, A+ midrise.
The TOMSCOT lives more like a Scottsdale resort, than a multifamily community. Towel Service is offered for residents enjoying the two sparkling resort-style pools (heated and chilled), jacuzzi, and private cabanas. There’s plenty of places to relax in wave loungers, under umbrellas or to gather around the fire pits.
Shared bike services are especially popular in this part of the city, but for residents who want to work out at home, there are fitness classes in their 2-story fitness center featuring Peloton bikes. The 10-bike spin room and yoga room also draw many residents into the fitness center. The rock wall prepares residents for hikes on Camelback and beyond. Novices and pros alike can hone their golf skills with the golf simulator. For those looking for something more intense, there’s a mixed martial arts room and boxing areas.
Designed for connections, there’s a bar lounge, and business center, along with a full-size kitchen in the Club Room for special events. Four-legged friends are most welcome at The TOMSCOT. In fact, the community includes a dog park, an agility course and a grooming station. The community offers live/work floor plans for entrepreneurs and tele-commuters.
Nearly 90 AMA members attended the open house meeting at The TOMSCOT and enjoyed a hosted bar and catering. Nearly half of the attendees of this meeting were either first time AMC visitors or new members.
Kaysie Kiefer, Community Manager, spoke to the members about the many amenities the community has to offer and supplied private tours to guests in attendance. She was joined by team members Sarah O'Daniel, Regional Property Manager, and Jeanette Johnson, Regional Property Manager, who gave an overview on Greystar’s operations nationwide and their global expansion with development and ownership interests in the United States, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain and the UK. Greystar’s portfolio includes more than 435,000 units in the US. In 2017, the company added 18 properties to its Arizona portfolio, which now includes 81 communities with 22,474 units under management.
Celebrating their 25th year, they are currently the largest multifamily management company in the nation. In 2017, Greystar completed the largest industry transaction with the $4.4 billion acquisition of Monogram Residential Trust.
Rod Wilson, Regional Maintenance Manager, expressed his gratitude for the company’s vendor partners and credited them with their current success. He also spoke on the importance of relationships and how the AMA associate members are the key component of providing goods and services.
Greystar continues to give back to the community in a variety of ways. Stephanie Schrier-Proud, Management Support Administrator, and Meaghan Ferguson, Management Coordinator, shared news about the successful Greystar Desert Open, which raised over $87,000 to benefit Camp Hope and the PTSD Foundation of America. Thanks to Stacey Hogue, Director of Real Estate for Greystar, and her entire team for their hosting of this very special evening.
Gift cards were awarded to trivia winners throughout the evening. The winner of the lunch raffle was Rob Bivens from Symmons, and he will enjoy a lunch with Dave Vanek, Director of Construction and Renovation at Greystar. The proceeds of the raffle benefit the Julie Hurst Scholarship Fund.
Adam Greco is the director of commercial sales with Burns Pest Elimination. He can be reached at (602) 971-4782 and email@example.com.
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