The Preiss Company (“TPCO”), the largest provider of off-campus student housing for North Carolina State University, Clemson University, and UNC Charlotte and the second largest housing provider for the University of Texas in Austin, is proud to announce that Sarah Peifer was recently recognized as the 2007 Business Manager of the Year by College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers, Inc. (CNBAM). Peifer, TPCO’s Marketing Specialist for University Village at Charlotte, was honored by the organization at their 35th annual convention held in Portland, Oregon for her contributions as Marketing Director to The University Times, the newspaper of UNC Charlotte.
CNBAM is a professional organization made up of college students and advisers representing approximately 125 member schools. The organization works with business and advertising departments in college and university newspapers across the United States.
UNC Charlotte Student Media Productions nominated Peifer for the award. The judging committee was comprised of both newspaper and industry professionals from the southeast region. Nominees were judged on a set of specific criteria, which included how well they conducted and/or initiated programs to support the training and development of other staff members, their ability to coach staff members to build improved performance, their role in problem solving, and their ability to balance academic and professional performance. Seven nominations were judged in the Business Manager of the Year category, with Peifer being awarded the honor.
“I’m still overwhelmed by this honor,” said Peifer. “To be nominated by my peers, to be honored with so many outstanding and dedicated individuals, and to be recognized by an organization like CNBAM are all beyond words. I’m so fortunate to be working along side so many talented people at The University Times and equally grateful for the love and support of my family at The Preiss Company.”
Donna Preiss, CEO of The Preiss Company, said that it’s individuals like Sarah that continue to set The Preiss Company apart in the area of student housing. “I can’t think of a person more deserving of the Business Manager of the Year award than Sarah,” said Preiss. “Her ability to connect with students clearly makes her an asset to her newspaper and allows her to excel in her role as a leasing agent. She knows what’s important to students and is able to use that information to not only work with the student population, but to help The Preiss Company better serve our student residents.”
About The Preiss Company
The Preiss Company was founded in 1987 by Donna Preiss 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. The Preiss Company has formed more than 50 partnerships, has been the developer or co-developer of over 20 projects in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas, and has provided residences for more than 7,000 college students annually.