Larken Associates won 13 awards at the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey’s recent Awards of Excellence event, which recognized the firm’s new Autumn Ridge property off Route 57 in Lopatcong. — Courtesy: Larken
By Joshua Burd
A new multifamily complex in Lopatcong took center stage this month when it earned more than a dozen awards from the Metropolitan Builders & Contractors Association of New Jersey.
Developed by Larken Associates, the Autumn Ridge property off Route 57 includes 148 garden- and garage-style units and a separate age-restricted community with 50 homes reserved for renters 55 and older. The Branchburg-based firm was recognized in 13 categories at Metro BCA’s 38th Annual Awards of Excellence event, which took place June 9 at Hanover Manor in East Hanover, including Community of the Year as well as Best Rental Community Under $2,500 per Month, Best Model Home Under $2,500 per Month and Best Community Clubhouse.
“Our goal with Autumn Ridge was to create a place where people, no matter what life stage they are at, can be proud to call home,” said Melissa Nascimento, Larken Associates’ creative and marketing Director. “These awards highlight our team’s success in achieving this lofty goal and celebrate all of the hard work and creativity that has gone into making this community a reality and a key piece of our growing portfolio.”
Held annually, the Metro BCA’s Awards of Excellence event honors Essex, Morris, Union, Somerset, Warren and Hunterdon counties’ most exciting residential communities and the marketing strategies behind their success, according to a news release. This year marks the first time that Larken has been recognized at the program, as the firm rides the rapid growth of its multifamily pipeline in the region.
The company also received awards including:
- Best Signage for a Community
- Best Sales Office for a Community
- Best Digital Display Ad
- Best Community Sales Presentation Video
- Best Digital Direct Mail Piece
- Best Community Brochure
- Best Logo for a Community
- Best Color Ad for a Community
Additionally, the firm’s Susan Livingstone was honored as the Leasing Consultant of the Year.
Autumn Ridge also took home several honors at the New Jersey Builders Association’s Sales and Marketing Awards last fall.