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Triangle Business Journal Names The Preiss Company as One of Triangle’s Top Women-Owned Businesses

Listing marks Raleigh real estate company’s eighth consecutive appearance in industry trade journal

RALEIGH, NC – September 10, 2012 – The Preiss Company is pleased to announce that is has again been recognized as one of the Triangle’s top Women-Owned Businesses by Triangle Business Journal. The Preiss Company, the fifth largest privately held and largest woman-owned owner and operator of private student housing, has made “The List” every year since 2005. Triangle Business Journal ranked businesses by the number of employees in the Triangle.

Over the years, The Preiss Company has been a multi-year recipient of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce's coveted Pinnacle Business Award, winner of the Metro Bravo Award for Residential Real Estate, and winner of the Triangle Fast 50 Award for fastest growing company. The company has also been recognized by Triangle Business Journal as one of the Top Apartment Property Management Companies, as well as one of the Top Commercial Real Estate Brokers. The company was also honored by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network with their Impact Award and awarded the Steady Growth and Profitability Master Award by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, the company’s Georgia property, University Village at Southern, claimed top housing honors by Connect Statesboro readers for the third consecutive year. The off-campus student housing community won 2012 Boro Awards in the categories of Best Apartment Amenities, Best Apartment Pool, and Best Apartment Staff in Statesboro.

“Everything that The Preiss Company has achieved is a direct result of the hard work, dedication, and professionalism made by every single one of our team members,” says TPCO Founder and CEO, Donna Preiss. “It truly is a collective effort. I’m so proud and fortunate to have the opportunity to work with these professionals that I consider family. We are grateful for this recognition, and I’m sincerely honored to be listed among so many outstanding business owners and respected companies.”

Preiss personally has been recognized by Triangle Business Journal and awarded their Women in Business Award. She has also been honored by Business Leader magazine and Triangle Real Estate magazine as an Impact Triangle Real Estate Broker. Preiss currently serves on the Board of Directors of the SPCA, the National Multi Housing Council, the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and the Wake Tech Foundation. She also serves on the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, the NAA National Student Housing Committee, the NMHC National Student Housing Committee, and the Women President’s Organization.

About The Preiss Company
Founded in 1987, The Preiss Company specializes in the development, acquisition and management of off-campus student housing. The Raleigh-based company is the nation’s fifth largest privately held and largest woman-owned owner and operator of private student housing. The company’s portfolio currently comprises approximately 15,000 beds located in eight states and eleven markets.

Press Contact:
Amy Barger, Vice President of Marketing
The Preiss Company
(919) 532-1114