DENVER, CO - In recognition of Earth Day, Archstone, a leader in apartment investment and operations, announced today that it will host its second annual green leasing expo April 22-25. During the "Go Green. Get Smart. Leasing Expo," apartment seekers will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a smart® fortwo vehicle, plant a tree through the Arbor Day Foundation and take advantage of some incredible savings on a new apartment home.
Apartment seekers will be able to enter the sweepstakes for the brand-new, 2009 smart fortwo pure coupe by visiting any Archstone apartment community between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. throughout the four-day event.* As one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road today, the eco-friendly smart fortwo gets an EPA estimated 33 miles per gallon in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
"We believe it is our responsibility as an owner and operator of apartment communities to help conserve precious natural resources," said Matt Smith, executive vice president of operations for Archstone's East region. "We're pleased to share our enthusiasm and offer those looking for an apartment the opportunity to drive the most fuel-efficient, non-hybrid car available today."
In addition to the chance to win a smart fortwo, Archstone will plant a tree for every lease signed through the Arbor Day Foundation's "Replanting Our National Forests" program.
"Having lived in California for more than 30 years, I've seen first-hand how wild fires can wreak havoc on our forests and open spaces within minutes," said Dave Brackett, executive vice president of operations for Archstone's West region. "With the help of our customers, we are excited to offer much needed assistance in replanting those forests through our 'Go Green. Get Smart. Leasing Expo.'"
Archstone is also offering exclusive rent specials on many of its apartment homes during the event.* For more details on specials and official contest rules, visit www.leasingexpo.com or a community near you.
Archstone is exploring and implementing initiatives to better conserve natural resources and to enhance open space in the nation's urban centers where it does business. Among the energy efficiency features at select Archstone apartment communities today are energy-efficient appliances, sub-metering of utilities, expanding co-generation projects, such as solar power panels, and the use of cleaner, renewable energy. Those features are coupled with natural resource conservation efforts, including low-flow showers and toilets, smart controls on irrigation and construction waste reduction.
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 December 31, 2009, the company owned or had an ownership position in 442 communities located in the United States and Europe, representing 82,829 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.