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2010

The Preiss Company's University Village at Southern Voted Best Apartment Community in Statesboro

Off-campus housing property is Raleigh real estate company’s first footprint in Georgia

RALEIGH, NC – July 12, 2010 – The Preiss Company (“TPCO”), specializing in the development, acquisition, and management of off-campus student housing, has announced that University Village at Southern has been named “Best Apartment Community in Statesboro” by Connect Statesboro, a weekly entertainment and alternative news weekly that focuses on issues surrounding young adults. The publication caters to 18- to 30-year olds—from students to young professionals in Bulloch County.

TPCO acquired University Village at Southern in January and is the company’s first student housing acquisition in Georgia. The property, formerly known as Bermuda Run, is a 532-bed apartment community located ½ mile from Georgia Southern University and offers two-bedroom/two-bathroom, three-bedroom/three-bathroom, and four-bedroom/four-bathroom units, as well as two-bedroom/two-bathroom townhomes. Amenities include a sparkling pool, sand volleyball court, basketball court, clubhouse with two gaming stations, and pool table.

The property was built in the early 90’s and recently received $1 million in capital improvements made by TPCO. Enhancements included a new office with concierge desk, state-of-the-art fitness center, upgraded computer lab with free printing, and new roofs and decks. Select units received complete upgrades including wood flooring throughout the unit, cabinet refacing, new energy-efficient appliances, and new countertops. Property Manager, Colton Lassinger, says that the appeal of University Village at Southern doesn’t stop at the property aesthetics.

“We have plenty to offer our residents on a weekly basis,” says Lassinger. “Whether it’s breakfast on the go during finals, spaghetti dinners for Resident Appreciation Week, or just a simple game of bingo and trivia for cash prizes, we really make an effort to connect with our residents and make them feel at home. Everyone here at University Village at Southern is family and it’s this kind of relationship building that sets us apart in the housing industry. We’re proud of this distinction and look forward to continuing to be the best community in the area.”

Lassinger was recently awarded TPCO’s Presidential Award, which recognizes company team members who exhibit leadership in their everyday life. Regional Manager, Adam Byrley, says Lassinger is the “consummate professional” and is one of the main reasons behind the success of University Village at Southern.

“Colton has put his entire self into the success of UV Southern,” says Byrley. “In a short period of time, he’s built a tight-knit group that lives and breathes their property.” Byrley adds that Lassinger was also elected by his peers at the March Leadership Training Conference as one of the most valuable players in the TPCO portfolio and will be representing the TPCO Leadership Team in New Orleans as a reward for his hard work and leadership.

About The Preiss Company
Founded in 1987 by Donna Preiss, The Preiss Company employs over 200 team members and is one of the largest providers of off-campus student housing in the United States. TPCO is the leader in the development of new technologies, tools, and strategies for the student housing industry and also acts as a receiver for several national banks. In its 23rd year, the company has formed over 50 partnerships and developed over 20 projects stretching from Maryland to Texas. For more information, visit www.tpco.com.

Press Contact:
Amy Barger, Marketing Director
The Preiss Company
(919) 291-9224
amy.barger@tpco.com