Whispering Pines Named Best Apartment Community in Spartanburg, S.C.
October 18, 2016
Spartanburg Herald-Journal readers give the nod to the ROSS-managed community in annual awards
Spartanburg, S.C., Oct. 18, 2016 – ROSS Management Services, a leader in multifamily property management in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced that Whispering Pines has won the Best Apartment Complex Award in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal’s 2016 Best of Spartanburg Readers’ Choice Awards. More than 22,000 of the newspapers’ readers voted in the competition via online and paper ballots.
ROSS manages the 312-unit community on behalf of New York City-based Cedar Grove Capital.
“Spartanburg is a city that is truly on the rise, and we are tremendously excited that Whispering Pines has been recognized as the best apartment community in this growing, vibrant city,” said Aaron Gorin, managing partner at Cedar Grove Capital. “Cedar Grove and ROSS are fully committed to providing the best resident living experience in the market, and so we are hopeful this isn’t the only time that Whispering Pines wins this award.”
“To have Whispering Pines recognized as the best apartment community in this dynamic city is a huge honor and thrill,” said Dave Miskovich, chief operating officer of ROSS Companies, the parent company of ROSS Management Services. “We could not be more optimistic about the future of Spartanburg, and we intend to do everything we can to ensure that Whispering Pines remains the most desired location of those seeking quality apartment housing in the area.”
With the City of Spartanburg in the midst of a dramatic revitalization, Whispering Pines is meeting the ever-growing demand for quality housing in the area. Together, Cedar Grove Capital and ROSS have overseen significant renovations to Whispering Pines’ apartment interiors and amenity spaces. The companies recently completed updates to the buildings’ facades, the walking paths and the community’s two tennis courts. Improvements to the leasing office also are underway, and a new fitness center is under construction.
Whispering Pines provides a number of community amenities, such as a swimming pool, clubhouse, business center, two lighted tennis courts and two playgrounds. In-unit amenities include fully equipped kitchens, large walk-in closets, and private balconies and patios. Whispering Pines offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
ROSS has strengthened Whispering Pines’ digital presence and online reputation since taking over management of the community earlier this year. The company also has improved on-site operations through online and mobile rent payment, service requests and account management.
Spartanburg’s economic and job growth has been fueled by the fact that the city is home to 10 international organizations, including BMW, Milliken and Michelin. The city’s future prospects look bright, too, as Site Selection Magazine recently named its Economic Futures Group one of the top 10 economic development organizations in the country.
Whispering Pines also offers close proximity to a wide range of restaurant, retail and entertainment options, including Watergate Mall, Costco, LongHorn Steakhouse and Office Depot. Wofford College, Spartanburg Methodist College and Chapman Cultural Arts Center also are close to the community.
About ROSS Companies
ROSS Companies, founded in 1983 in Bethesda, Md., is a recognized leader in multifamily acquisitions and investment, development, property management and renovation. With a managed portfolio of more than 15,000 apartment homes in 45 communities, the privately held company is one of the most active multifamily real estate firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. ROSS Companies is comprised of three affiliates – ROSS Development & Investment, ROSS Management Services and ROSS Renovation & Construction. In 2016, ROSS Development & Investment is celebrating its 33rd anniversary and ROSS Management Services is celebrating 28 years in business. In March, ROSS Management Services was honored for the second straight year with a National Resident Satisfaction Award from SatisFacts. In 2016, 12 ROSS-managed apartment communities were awarded the Apartment Ratings’ 2015 Top Rated Award, reflecting ROSS Companies’ unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. These annual awards recognize communities with outstanding resident satisfaction ratings as measured on ApartmentRatings.com. For more information about ROSS Companies, visit TheRossCompanies.com.
About Cedar Grove Capital
Cedar Grove Capital is a value-add operator focused on acquiring, renovating, and enhancing operations of quality class B and C multi-family assets primarily focusing on secondary and tertiary cities in the US. Cedar Grove focuses on achieving superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in asymmetric risk-reward opportunities informed by a disciplined acquisition methodology and bottoms up operating philosophy. Cedar Grove and its affiliates currently own and operate over 2,500 apartment homes nationwide.