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Meet Our Horticultural Mastermind


NATURAL IS BETTER    Meet Your Horticulturist Tim Copeland written by Emalie Cockrell To those who live at ECO Modern Flats, Tim Copeland’s face is familiar and welcome. Tim is the king of horticulture, organic gardening, and native landscaping for Specialized Real Estate Group. You’ve seen him working hard in the garden, tending to the…

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Sarah King Talks Community Gardens at NAA

Sarah King, who handles Marketing and Community Outreach for Specialized, gave a presentation on our community gardening program at the National Apartment Association’s annual education conference in San Francisco. The talk was featured in the opening session of the conference, which drew an audience of more than 1200 apartment industry professionals. Sarah spoke of our…

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Mill District Habitat Homes

Habitat View from West Ave

We’re proud to announce a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Washington County to build two affordable homes on the 300 Block of S. West Avenue in downtown Fayetteville. We facilitated the purchase of the lot and assembled a design team including architecture firm Modus Studio, who have donated architectural design services. The two adjoining homes,…

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Building Healthy Places with Connectedness


It turns out that getting together isn’t just fun – it has positive implications for wellness, too. Continuing our series on the Urban Land Institute’s Building Healthy Places initiative, we highlight the ways that design and programming can give neighbors opportunities to interact. The renovation of Eco Modern Flats carved gathering spaces from previously gloomy slopes and created…

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Indoor Air Quality Pledge

Living and kitchen

In our effort to build healthy communities, we strive to support the health of our team and the people who live in our communities by doing our part to protect indoor air quality. By choosing milder products and practices, we all breathe a little easier. We have adopted the following standards for all properties under our…

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Our Generation’s Golf Course


“Community is this generation’s golf course—of that I’m sure,” Michael Watkins, Gaithersburg, Maryland As more people seek to connect with community, spaces like community farms are replacing golf courses as in-demand amenities. A recent article in Urban Land Magazine features eight developments across the country–including our ECO Modern Flats–that focus on wellness and community connections.