Archstone Wins GALA Awards

Archstone Wins GALA Awards DENVER, CO - Archstone, a leader in apartment investment and operations, announced today that two of its Maryland communities were honored with Great American Living Awards (GALA). Westchester at Contee Crossing (Laurel, Md.) earned the Club House Interior Design award, while Archstone Wisconsin Place (Chevy Chase, Md.) took home the Interior Merchandising, Rental Model distinction. The awards were presented on Tuesday, September 29, in a ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean, Va.

"Contee Crossing and Wisconsin Place represent the kind of world-class innovation and creativity Archstone puts into every community it develops," said Neil Brown, Archstone's Executive Vice President of Development. "We're honored to receive these prestigious awards."

Archstone Wisconsin Place's award-winning model apartment inspires prospective residents with its elegantly designed living spaces. Granite countertops fitted with custom Italian cabinetry add sparkle to a stunning kitchen fitted with an all stainless-steel appliance package. The model's unique floor plan features a living space with three-strip cherry plank flooring, French doors leading to a private balcony and stunning bathrooms complete with granite countertops, chrome light fixtures and sculpted tubs.

The Chevy Chase apartments are situated perfectly between Georgetown and Bethesda, where they stand as a sanctuary in the midst of the best of Wisconsin Avenue. The private screening room, community courtyard, park benches, overhead trellises and rooftop pool with an intimate sun terrace overlooking Maryland and upper Northwest D.C. make relaxation an imperative.

Westchester at Contee Crossing's award-winning club house features a private movie theater with seating for 21 guests, billiards, foosball, darts, pub seating, and flat-panel televisions in a large, chic space perfectly designed for entertaining friends and family.

The brand-new Laurel apartments also offer abundant amenities, including a 24-hour Caliber Sports Club ®, a private theater and a true resort-style pool.

The Great American Living Awards is recognized as one of the most prestigious residential design, sales and marketing competitions in the Metropolitan Washington market. According to the organization's web site, "builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising and advertising professionals have judged the awards for more than 50 years."

Archstone is a recognized leader in apartment investment and operations. The company's portfolio is concentrated in many of the most desirable neighborhoods in and around Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Boston. Archstone strives to provide great apartments and great service to its customers—backed by service guarantees. As of June 30, 2009, the company owned or had an ownership position in 446 communities located in the United States and Europe, representing 84,541 units, including units under construction. Utilizing this tremendous amount of expertise and institutional knowledge, Archstone now also offers comprehensive advisory services to owners and lenders who want to maximize the value of their assets through Archstone Real Estate Advisory Services.
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