Value Companies, Inc. Receives Multiple Honors at 23rd Annual NJAA Garden State Awards

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CLIFTON, NJ – Value Companies, Inc. earned seventeen prestigious awards for its rental communities and dedicated real estate professionals at the 23rd annual New Jersey Apartment Association’s (NJAA) Garden State Award Ceremonies held on November 10th at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch, N.J.

Three of the Clifton, N.J.-based company’s apartment neighborhoods were dual award winners in “Excellence in Property Management” and “Excellence in Curb Appeal” — Foxhall Apartments in Passaic Park, N.J., Gateways at Randolph in Morris County, N.J. and 140 Mayhill in Saddle Brook, N.J.  Saddle Brook Apartments in Bergen County was also cited for “Excellence in Property Management,” while Crestview Apartments in Parlin and Dorchester Manor in New Milford took home individual honors in “Excellence in Curb Appeal.”

Value Companies’ talented staff was also highlighted at the event with eight members recognized in the premier “Maintenance Supervisor” category, including Wojciech Cebula, Antoni Golab, Jaroslaw Hahajko, Piotr Maj, Piotr Mroz, Miguel Truinfer, Kamil Wrobel and Tomasz Zieba.

“These awards are a testament to our dedicated management professionals whose hard work and commitment are evident in every aspect of our business, from property maintenance and appearance to on-site leasing, customer service and management,” says Jack Linefsky Vice President of Property Management for Value Companies.  “It is an honor to be recognized from colleagues within our own industry.  We take great pride in the communities we build and manage, and appreciate the acknowledgment from our peers.”

Value Companies boasts an impressive portfolio of approximately 3,188 multifamily apartments across fourteen communities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.

For more information, please contact Andrew Abramson, President and CEO of Value Companies, at its corporate headquarters at 973-473-2800 or visit www.valuecompanies.com

About Value Companies

Value Companies, founded in 1952, is a leading real estate development, investment and management company.  Across its development division, Value Companies has embarked in new apartment developments and investments in strategic suburban and urban locations throughout the country.  Value’s development success is directly tied to its steadfast commitment and expertise in multifamily housing, and its ability to introduce new housing products that address consumer and community needs.

Value’s residential properties are built and managed by a highly-skilled, in-house management team of more than 80 industry professionals which oversee all aspects of Value’s communities, including construction, leasing, maintenance, property management and administration.  Value’s third-party management business, Value Asset Management (VAM), provides full-service management capabilities and customized asset solutions to a growing list of third-party real estate investment and property owner clients.  Value Companies also received numerous industry awards for its various properties as well as being a 4-time recipient of the New Jersey Apartment Association Management Company of the Year award.

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Newest Assignment Illustrates Diverse Capabilities of Value Asset Management

montclairion-iiFull Service Division of Value Companies to Handle Leasing and Operations at Existing 56-Home and Brand New 40-Unit Rental Properties in Montclair, N.J.

CLIFTON, NJ  – Value Asset Management (VAM), a full-service division of the Clifton, N.J.-based Value Companies, Inc., has been retained to oversee the leasing and management of two neighboring apartment buildings totaling 96 homes in the Essex County Town of Montclair.

The new assignment is reflective of the company’s ability to lead real estate operations at a broad range of property types, from existing apartment complexes in need of a reinvigorated management program to brand new rental buildings being brought to market.  The Montclair portfolio consists of The Montclarion, a 56-unit rental building originally built in 1985; and The Montclarion at Bay Street Station, a new five-story, 40-home LEED certified apartment building expected to open leasing in early 2017.

Value Asset Management will immediately take over management, leasing and marketing efforts on behalf of Richard Polton, the building’s owner and developer.

“The properties are in different stages of need and the owner was looking for one management company that was well-versed in handling both an established apartment community, as well as experienced in launching a leasing program for a new ground-up rental building,” says Jack Linefsky, Vice President of Property Management for Value Companies.  “With more than 60 years of developing, owning and managing apartment complexes, we were able to bring the type of insight and knowledge needed to achieve and maintain a high occupancy level at The Montclarion and execute a successful leasing program at The Montclarion at Bay Street Station.”

The Montclarion is located at 10 Pine Street and has recently undergone strategic renovations, including a new exterior façade and windows, new entryways; improved hallways, solar installation and upgraded kitchen and baths in many homes, to bring the property to market standards.  The building features 56 one- and two-bedroom apartments in a four-story elevator building.

Located at 125 Bloomfield Avenue, The Montclarion at Bay Street Station will offer 40 luxurious one-and two-bedroom homes and a select number of two-bedroom Penthouses. Homes will boast designer interior elements such as 9′ plus ceiling heights, hardwood floors, modern style kitchens and washer/dryers in each home.   Residents of will receive an idyllic apartment lifestyle thanks to recreational and social amenities located in The Montclarion at Bay Street Station.  Steps from their front door residents will find a rooftop patio, fully-equipped exercise room and business center/lounge.

The properties are situated feet from the Bay Street New Jersey Transit Station connecting to Secaucus Junction, Newark, Hoboken, Penn Station and New York City.  There’s also New Jersey Transit Busses available right outside the complexes with fast access into Manhattan. Continue reading

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Cure Breast Cancer Foundation Raises over $500,000 with Two Spring/Summer Events

CBCFCLIFTON, N.J. – The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), a Clifton, N.J.-based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity, has announced a successful start to its 2016 fundraising initiatives.

The organization’s keystone event – the 9th annual “Pink is the New Green®” Golf Classic held on June 13th – was one of the most prosperous on record, raising more than $500,000 to support the groundbreaking breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Held yearly at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., the 2016 golf tournament featured an exciting $18,000 Winner Take All Chip Off and raffle drawing for a brand new Ford Mustang convertible.

Preceding the Golf Classic, CBCF teamed up with Jena Karp, one of the most popular Flywheel instructors and a breast cancer survivor herself, for a special 45-minute indoor cycling experience to raise important funds and awareness.  The “Save The Tatas With Jena” event, which took place at Flywheel Sports-Tribeca in mid-May, and raised $7,100.

Fully 100% of the net fundraising proceeds received by CBCF during all fundraising efforts are donated towards research projects coordinated by Dr. Norton.

“The success of CBCF could not be achieved without our generous donors and participants and our dedicated business partners, volunteers and community leaders,” says Andrew B. Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF.  “We continue to reach new heights thanks to their efforts and the overwhelming success of these two events demonstrates how our supporters are highly engaged with Dr. Norton’s work and committed to helping to find a cure for breast cancer. The Golf Classic and Flywheel events are a perfect springboard into our full schedule of fall fundraising activities.” Continue reading

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Flywheel Instructor and Breast Cancer Survivor Jena Karp Hosting Special May 15th Cycling Class to Support CBCF

45-Minute “Save The Tatas With Jena” Class To Be Held at Flywheel Sports-Tribeca Benefitting the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

NEW YORK — Jena Karp, one of the most popular Flywheel instructors and a breast cancer survivor herself, will host a special 45-minute indoor cycling experience to raise important funds and awareness for a leading breast cancer charity in the New York metropolitan area.

CBCF“Save The Tatas With Jena” will take place on Sunday, May 15th at Flywheel Sports-Tribeca located at 415 Greenwich Street, NY, NY. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), the Clifton, N.J.-based non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization which solely supports breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

The initial 1 p.m. session has been completely reserved.  Limited seats are still available for the 2 p.m. session with class fees starting from $40.

“Jena is celebrating her 10th year being cancer free and is an inspiration to all those who have been effected by this disease,” says Andrew Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF.

“We couldn’t be happier to partner with such a strong individual who recognizes the importance of breast cancer research.   Attendees will be treated to Jena’s trademark fun, energetic, yet demanding cycling class, all the while contributing to a very worthy cause.  Teaming up with her is a perfect fit and an ideal way to spread the word about the groundbreaking breast cancer research of Dr. Norton.”

For more information and to register for “Save The Tatas With Jena”, please visit WWW.SAVETHETATASWITHJENA.SPLASHTHAT.COM Additional sponsors for the event include Flywheel, Bandier, Dream Dry, Healthy Ever Acker, Glam Squad, Bloom That, Juice Generation, Best’s and Priv.

Dr. Larry Norton is leading the fight against breast cancer with trailblazing work, and has discovered that cancer cell mobility and the interactions between the cancer cell and its microscopic environment are the key pathways to understanding and eventually eradicating breast cancer.

CBCF is directly responsible for and is actively supporting Dr. Norton’s work through fundraising for two important research projects – breast cancer and its microenvironment and bone metabolism and breast cancer.  All this work is coordinated by Dr. Norton and a dedicated team of physicians and scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and New Jersey and their national and international collaborators. It is based on the discovery that abnormal cell division is only one of the dangerous characteristic of cancer.

For more information on the CBCF, please call (973) 471-CBCF (2223) or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a Clifton, N.J. – based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity devoted to fund research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, who serves as the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor.  The founder and president is Carly Abramson.  Her father, Andrew Abramson, is Treasurer.  For more information, call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail info@curebreastcancerfoundation.org or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

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CBCF’s 9th Annual Golf Classic to Tee Off June 13th at Mountain Ridge Country Club

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CLIFTON, N.J. – Over the past eight years, the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation’s (CBCF) Golf Classic has been its most popular and successful event to raise funds to support breast cancer research efforts under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, the Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Held annually at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., site of the USGA 2012 Men’s Senior Amateur Championship, the 2014 MGA Mid-Amateur Championship and one of Golf Week’s “Top 100 Classic Courses in America,” the event has raised millions to assist the efforts of Dr. Norton, who is leading the fight against breast cancer with trailblazing work, and has discovered that cancer cell mobility and the interactions between the cancer cell and its microscopic environment are the key pathways to understanding and eventually eradicating breast cancer.

The Clifton, N.J.-based 501(c) (3) charity is now gearing up to host its 9th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 13th 2016.  The Mountain Ridge Country Club will once again host the daylong event which tees off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

Registration and brunch will begin at 10:30 a.m.  An $18,000 Winner Take All Chip Off and raffle drawing for a 2016 Ford Mustang convertible will also take place. The festivities will conclude with a dinner reception where Dr. Norton, the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor, will address guests.

“Every year we’ve been amazed as the number of participants and sponsors of the Golf Classic continue to grow,” says Andrew Abramson, Treasurer and Co-Founder of CBCF.  “It’s unquestionably the centerpiece of our fundraising campaign and has directly resulted in significant advances in breast cancer research.  We are honored and privileged to have so many individuals and from the business community contribute to this important cause.”

Those interested in participating in the 9th Annual Golf Classic can call (973) 471-CBCF (2223) or email register@curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

CBCF has raised in excess of $5.5 million to assist the dedicated team of physicians and scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and New Jersey and their national and international collaborators.  Fully 100% of the net fundraising proceeds received by the foundation are donated towards research projects coordinated by Dr. Norton.

CBCF hosts a number of fundraising events and informative seminars throughout the New York metropolitan area and is aggressively expanding its outreach throughout the United States and beyond.

For more information on the CBCF and a full schedule of events, please call (973) 471-CBCF (2223) or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

Cure Breast Cancer Foundation

The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is a Clifton, N.J. – based not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charity devoted to fund research on the growth and spreading of breast cancer cells, also known as the Self-Seeding Theory, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and other national and international cancer research facilities under the direction of Dr. Larry Norton, who serves as the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor.  The founder and president is Carly Abramson.  Her father, Andrew Abramson, is Treasurer.  For more information, call (973) 471-CBCF (2223), e-mail info@curebreastcancerfoundation.org or visit www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org.

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Value Companies’ Team Leads the Way at 8th Annual NJAA Maintenance Mania Competition

Maintenance Mania 2016CLIFTON, NJ  – Value Companies will once again be well represented in the National Championship Qualifying Rounds for the 2016 National Apartment Association Maintenance Mania competition thanks to another strong showing in the state-wide contest held by the New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J.

Leading the way for the Value Companies’ team was Craig Hintzen, maintenance professional at Arla Apartments in Nutley, N.J. who finished third overall and in the top three in three different categories, including a first place finish in the Icemaker competition. With his impressive performance and score, Mr. Hintzen advanced in the completion to represent the Clifton, N.J.-based company in the national qualifying program.

While Mr. Hintzen set the pace, Piotr Maj (4th Overall) of Value Companies’ 140 Mayhill in Saddle Brook and taking home top three finishes in three separate categories, with a first place performance in the Faucet competition.  Also showing strongly were Kamil Wrobel of Value’s Arlington Park (7th Overall) and Marco Amador of Sutton Hill apartments.

Held yearly in March, Maintenance Mania is a competition between over 85 maintenance professionals from some of the most well-known national apartment owners and managers in various skill-based table games centered on common maintenance activities.

“We had four different maintenance personnel cited in the top three in various categories, an impressive performance for our team,” says Jack Linefsky, Vice President of Property Management for Value Companies.  “We’re extremely proud of how all our entrants represented Value Companies.  It’s clear they take pride in their work; they are dedicated to ensuring our apartment complexes are operated professionally and efficiently, and are committed to our goal to provide the highest level of customer service to our residents.”

Value Companies boasts an impressive portfolio of approximately 3,188 multifamily apartments across fourteen communities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.

For more information, please contact Andrew Abramson, President and CEO of Value Companies, at its corporate headquarters at 973-473-2800 or visit www.valuecompanies.com

About Value Companies

Value Companies, founded in 1952, is a leading real estate development, investment and management company.  Across its development division, Value Companies has embarked in new apartment developments and investments in strategic suburban and urban locations throughout the country.  Value’s development success is directly tied to its steadfast commitment and expertise in multifamily housing, and its ability to introduce new housing products that address consumer and community needs.

Value’s residential properties are built and managed by a highly-skilled, in-house management team of more than 80 industry professionals which oversee all aspects of Value’s communities, including construction, leasing, maintenance, property management and administration.  Value’s third-party management business, Value Asset Management (VAM), provides full-service management capabilities and customized asset solutions to a growing list of third-party real estate investment and property owner clients.  Value Companies also received numerous industry awards for its various properties as well as being a 4-time recipient of the New Jersey Apartment Association Management Company of the Year award.

For more information, please contact Andrew Abramson, President and CEO of Value Companies, at its corporate headquarters at 973-473-2800 or visit www.valuecompanies.com

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A fresh look: Value Cos. maintains solid spot in multifamily sector by updating its older properties with modern amenities

2016-04-04_12-58-08For decades, the Value Cos. has been taking what’s old and making it new again.

Look no further than the Gateways at Randolph, a 1970s-era, 900-unit apartment complex off Route 10, whose swimming pool was still functional but had run its course aesthetically by 2011. It’s why the Clifton-based landlord spent some $800,000 to renovate the area and give residents a country club feel with fountains, fresh landscaping and a new commercial-quality fitness center.

“We try to look at what amenities we could provide, so that if we were to build this property in 2010 (or) 2015, we would absolutely have certain things,” said Andy Abramson, Value’s CEO and president. “We can’t have everything, but can we start to add or enhance some of amenities that we do have?”

It’s one of the questions that is central to Value’s strategy as the owner and manager of more than 3,200 properties in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The strategy is essential for the 64-year-old family business, one that’s eager to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded multifamily sector.

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