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Highland Glen Honored with 2021 NAA Excellence Award

July 8, 2021


Westwood, MA | July 8, 2021 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) has announced Highland Glen, a Beacon Communities property, as a 2021 NAA Excellence Award winner. Highland Glen won the 2021 NAA Excellence Award in the Affordable Community of the Year category. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding performance and leadership in the rental housing industry – celebrating communities, industry professionals, and affiliated apartment associations that make unique contributions to the industry.

Highland Glen is an affordable apartment community for individuals aged 65 years and older or disabled nestled in Westwood, MA southwest of Boston. This 180-apartment home community offers residents modern comforts with professional on-site management and maintenance support. At Highland Glen, residents have access to a salon, computer learning center, fitness center, and greenhouse, among other amenities. Beacon’s Community Engagement Department has also worked with residents to introduce Alexa devices across the community, making resident’s lives easier when ordering products or connecting with loved ones.

“NAA extends congratulations to Highland Glen for being selected as a winner of this year’s NAA Excellence Awards,” said Bob Pinnegar, NAA President and CEO. “Despite the challenges of the past year, Highland Glen went above and beyond to create a lasting and meaningful impact on our industry. Your award emphasizes our sincere appreciation for all that you do.”

“Highland Glen exemplifies the Beacon mission in many ways,” said Dara Kovel, Beacon Communities CEO. “We are proud of the ‘leading edge’ work in wellness and service provision on behalf of our residents. Our community engagement work and creative programming along with our talented property team members, have enabled us to create a real impact in the lives of residents at the property. We are honored to receive such a prestigious award from NAA.”


About Beacon Communities
Beacon Communities is a privately-owned real estate firm that develops, acquires, invests in, and manages multi-family housing. For 25 years, Beacon has engaged in development opportunities that make enduring contributions to the vitality of cities and towns. Behind Beacon’s award-winning communities is a talented team where genuine employee engagement matters. Recognized by the Boston Globe as a Top Place to Work in 2018, 2019, and 2020, Beacon continues to create homes where their residents are Living Well by Design.

About NAA
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 149 state and local affiliates, NAA encompasses over 93,000 members representing more than 10.5 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit NAA thanks its strategic partners Lowe’s Pro Supply and Yardi.



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