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The Preiss Company Listed Among Triangle’s Top Women-Owned Businesses

Raleigh, NC – September 6, 2005 – The Preiss Company, the largest housing provider of off-campus student housing at North Carolina State University, was recently recognized as one of the Triangle’s top Women-Owned Businesses by Triangle Business Journal. Out of 25 companies listed, The Preiss Company ranked #18 based on number of Triangle employees. This is the company’s first appearance in The List.

Company Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Donna Preiss, is proud of her inclusion on The List and credits her employees with a large part of her company’s success. “I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by so many talented and dedicated individuals,” says Preiss. “Their loyalty, drive, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction have made The Preiss Company the business that it is today. I cannot imagine coming this far this fast without these exceptional people.”

Preiss founded The Preiss Company in 1987 with herself as the sole employee. Today, the company has 65 employees and total revenues in excess of $10 Million per year. Over the past 12 months, The Preiss Company has represented more than $31million in listings and has developed or participated in the development of more than $76 million in student housing. They currently have $154 million in future developments planned, including projects at Salisbury University in Maryland and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The Preiss Company is the largest off-campus housing provider for North Carolina State University and Clemson University in South Carolina. They also have communities that cater to surrounding schools such as Duke University, North Carolina Central University, St. Augustine’s College, Meredith College, Shaw University, and Peace College.

Preiss is actively involved in the Raleigh Board of Realtors, Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors (TCAR), Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Triangle Apartment Association (TAA), Triangle Community Coalition Board of Directors, the Advisory Board for CREW, and the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Task Force. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the SPCA. Preiss has also addressed the Commercial Real Estate Women in San Francisco and Atlanta, the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and has led several panel discussions at the Fuqua School of Business.

h3. About The Preiss Company

The Preiss Company was founded in 1987 with a mission of maximizing real estate investor returns by helping in all aspects of real estate investment. This includes the selection, purchase, sale, exchange, and management of property. Since that time, it has formed more than 50 partnerships, has been the developer or co-developer of over 20 projects in North and South Carolina, and has provided residences for more than 3,000 college students.

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Press Contact:
Michelle Mortensen
The Preiss Company
(919) 532-1114