IPC kicks off 2023 with tour of Kota North Scottsdale, in the shadow of McDowell Mountain

IPC kicks off 2023 with tour of Kota North Scottsdale, in the shadow of McDowell Mountain

 By Michelle Howland


AMA’s Industry Partners Committee (IPC) kicked off 2023 in style with a tour of Kota North Scottsdale, 16356 N. Thompson Peak Parkway.

The Avenue5 Residential team knocked it out of the park with more than 65 industry partners in attendance. Sunshine Ellis and her team at Kota put on a beautiful display of food and the drinks were plentiful.

We had the pleasure of having Melissa Nicholas, associate vice president, and David Rench, regional maintenance manager, speak to us about the culture and history of Avenue5. Melissa and David explained very clearly the expectations they have of their industry partners, and how to become one, and the type of clients they serve.

Sunshine spoke with us about her “beautiful little city” that she is managing with a community of 736 apartment homes.

IPC attempts to maximize the value of AMA industry partner membership through increased business and educational opportunities with consistent promotion of the “Members Supporting Members” program.


About Avenue5 Residential

Avenue5 Residential provides multifamily and single-family property management services with more than 100,000 apartment homes for rent in 20 states and Washington D.C. It is proud to serve:

  • The multifamily owners who entrust us to care for their assets;
  • The residents who entrust us to care for their apartment homes;
  • The associates who entrust us to create opportunities for career growth and satisfaction.

Avenue5 manages over $25 billion in multifamily and single-family assets nationwide. The company is headquartered in Seattle, and has offices in Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, Spokane, and greater Washington, DC.

In addition, Avenue5’s local experts are based in key markets including Northern California, Los Angeles, San Diego, Reno, Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, Denver, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Charleston, and Tampa. We employ about 2,700 associates nationwide. Our local market presence allows us to efficiently and effectively manage properties nationwide. 

Avenue5 is proud to have been named a Top 15 national finalist on the Best Places to Work Multifamily™ list, and to have been awarded a Great Places to Work® certification as voted by Avenue5 associates for the sixth consecutive year.

Avenue5’s multifamily and single-family management experts oversee stabilized, lease-up, renovation, and value-add strategies for hundreds of thousands of units in urban, suburban, mixed-use, affordable, high-rise, mid-rise, garden, senior, and student communities in markets across the U.S.


About Kota North Scottsdale 

Kota North Scottsdale is where modern style meets exceptional comfort.  If you are looking for a living destination that is surrounded by nature, but still connected to the community, you will find it here. This beautiful community sits in the middle of panoramic mountain views and breathtaking desert landscaping.   

At Kota North Scottsdale, we take pride in our luxury apartments, idyllic location and tight-knit community. That’s why we proudly offer a variety of community and master plan amenities to make life more convenient and enjoyable for all of our residents.

Our four resort-style pools, fitness centers and unlimited access to master plan amenities provide the perfect setting for socialization.

Our pet-friendly dog park and walking paths can keep you and your pets entertained and engaged in healthy activity. When you’re ready to relax at the end of a busy day, you can retire to your comfortable, air-conditioned apartment. Our apartments feature spacious nine-foot ceilings, walk-in closets and private terraces.  


Community Amenities
  • Four Resort Style Pools
  • Two Spas
  • Poolside Speakers Streaming Sirius® Radio
  • Covered Parking or Private Garages
  • Clubhouse with Full Kitchen and Lounge Area
  • Two Fitness Centers with State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • Unlimited Access to McDowell Mountain Ranch Amenities including Parks, Pools and Courts for Tennis, Basketball and Sand Volleyball
  • Miles of Lighted Biking/Walking Paths that Connect to McDowell Sonoran Preserve Trails
  • Lighted Dog Park
  • Picnic Ramadas with Barbecue Grills
  • Dog-Walking Service Available
  • Resident Guest Suites Available
  • Two Pet Spas


Apartment Amenities
  • Nine-Foot Ceilings
  • Decorative Ceiling Fans
  • Energy-Conserving Windows
  • Full-Size Washer and Dryer
  • Spacious Walk-in Closets
  • Vertical Blinds
  • Private Terraces & Balconies with Outdoor Storage
  • Energy Saving Dishwasher
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace (in select apartments)
  • Double Vanities in Primary Suites (in select apartments)
  • Roman Soaking Tubs (in select apartments)