Cardinal Capital Management, Inc. (Cardinal Capital) and Astar Capital Management, Inc. (Astar Capital) announced today that they have been named winners of the 2016 REME Corporate and Social Responsibility Award. They were recognized at the Inaugural Gala Dinner and REME Awards celebration in San Diego, CA on October 21st. Details on their entry are available at REME Winners.
The REME Awards, presented by Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), celebrate excellence in real estate management by recognizing real estate management companies and individual practitioners for innovative, leading-edge business practices and initiatives – from all asset classes, commercial or residential, and of any company size, whether local, regional, national or international.
Astar Capital and Cardinal Capital excelled in its category, showing exemplary corporate responsibility and contributions to the community that enhance the reputation of the real estate management industry through their “Growing Community Through Gardening” initiative.
The “Growing Community Through Gardening” program is a health and wellness initiative that provides healthy food options, cultivates social interaction among residents, facilitates physical activity and improves psychological well-being. With over 8,500 units of residential housing, almost 12,000 individual residents have the opportunity to be affected by this program.
“In 2015, our community gardening program was enhanced through the addition of volunteer hours provided by our corporate partners. Cash donations from corporate vendors and contractors provide the capital to purchase the supplies necessary to build, fill, plant and cultivate the garden beds,” said Chris Geiger, co-founder of the program.
Astar Capital and Cardinal Capital would like to thank: Plant Land, PCI, HAIG, Reichl Construction, Simmons Roofing and Siding, Bank Mutual, Enterprise Engineered Systems, Holton Brothers, Inc., M&H Landscaping, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c., Cardinal Capital, First Business Bank, Erie Insurance, Kone Elevator, Kottke Construction, LLC and Home Depot. Without their generosity of service hours, donations and support, our program would not be possible.