The Preiss Company is pleased to announce that University Village at Southern was awarded top housing honors by Connect Statesboro readers for the third consecutive year. Based on total votes received, 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. Connect Statesboro is 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.
The Preiss Company acquired University Village at Southern in January 2010 and is the real estate 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 received $1 million in capital improvements made by The Preiss Company. 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, Jessica Ragsdale, says that the property’s ability to claim consecutive and multi-category awards proves that the appeal of University Village at Southern goes beyond aesthetics.
“Our corporate mission is to ‘Provide the Best Student Living Experience Anywhere’,” says Ragsdale. “To accomplish this takes 100% commitment from all of our team members—not just a few. We truly care about our residents and take every opportunity to reach out and connect with them. From breakfast-on-the-go to trivia nights, we want our residents to feel appreciated. We want them to feel at home. Everyone here at University Village at Southern is family, and it’s this kind of relationship building that continues to set us apart in the student housing industry.”
In addition to its recent awards, the property was presented with the distinguished Student Housing Business “Innovator Award” in the category of Best Bandwidth Solution last year. The Preiss Company partnered with a reputable telecom systems provider and installed a total of 50 enterprise-class intelligent wireless access points across the property’s 16 buildings, increasing Internet capacity 10x.
The Preiss Company currently operates in eight states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Maryland, Illinois, Texas, and Pennsylvania) and in 11 markets. The 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.
About The Preiss Company
The Preiss Company (tpco.com) is currently the fifth largest privately-held owner and manager of student housing in the country and the largest woman-owned student housing owner and provider in the nation.