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Community Service Effort Wins National Honor

Trail Cleanup

Our company’s service efforts were honored with the Community Service Award from Multifamily Executive Magazine, presented at the Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas earlier this week. Special thanks to our community partners including Tri-Cycle Farms, Fayetteville Parks & Recreation, Habitat for Humanity, Feed Fayetteville, Apple Seeds, and Fayetteville Natural Heritage Commission. We are so…

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Bicycle Friendly Business Designation

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE - Daniel Butterfield with Specialized Real Estate Group places signs along Scull Creek Trail Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Fayetteville. The signs suggest riding etiquette for trail users and were provided for by a donation from Specialized Real Estate Group.

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized us with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, joining a group of more than 1,000 businesses from across the country. With the announcement of 100 new and renewing BFBs today, Specialized Real Estate Group joins a cutting-edge group of more than 1,050 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies…

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Cardinal Achieves LEED Gold

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The Cardinal at West Center, completed last summer, has achieved LEED Gold Certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. The certification means that the building will have a lighter environmental footprint for years to come. The Cardinal was designed with energy efficient…

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Corey Runnells Named to 40 Under 40

Specialized Vice President Corey Runnells has been named to the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 list, which highlights “business professionals who will be making an impact in the region for years to come.” Corey joins Specialized President Seth Mims, CEO Jeremy Hudson, and Head of Marketing and Community Outreach Sarah King, who were honored…

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Blazing the Trail with Multifamily Recycling

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Our city has set an ambitious goal of diverting 80% of garbage from landfills, and recycling at apartments is a big piece of the pie. This week, we met with city officials and the consultants hired to help draft a roadmap to 80%. The multifamily setting poses a number of challenges to recycling collection. Ultimately, recycling programs…

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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

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“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.