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[Guelph, ON – December 3, 2012]

The Skyline Group of Companies was the recent winner of two M.A.C. (Marketing, Achievement & Construction) Awards from the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO).

The Awards are presented in recognition of the industry’s top performers in over 15 categories ranging from Customer Service to Rental Development of the Year. This year’s M.A.C. Awards Gala took place in Toronto on the evening of November 29th, with over 750 guests in attendance.

Skyline Management Inc. took home the Property Manager of the Year Award for the exemplary work of Richard Izawa, who leads a team of professional Resident Managers in overseeing a portfolio of 27 buildings (1,700 units) within the Skyline Apartment REIT across Southwestern Ontario. Richard is also an active member of the London Property Management Association (LPMA).  Skyline would like to congratulate Richard on his award and thank him for his incredible dedication and hard work!

“At Skyline we’ve always had the philosophy that we are only as good as the people we hire,” says Roy Jason Ashdown, Co-founder and Chief Sustainability Officer of Skyline Group of Companies.  “I’m reminded of this daily as we receive letters of compliment from our tenants about how our Property Management Team consistently goes the extra mile. It’s great to see one of our seasoned Property Managers awarded for his dedication, effort and ability.”

The Skyline Group of Companies also took home the Environmental Excellence Award, which was presented by the evening’s guest of honour and speaker: renowned environmentalist David Suzuki.

“We are honoured to be recognized among Canada’s largest real estate companies for our environmental and sustainability programs,” says Ashdown. “We are constantly looking for new ways to make our properties more efficient and we’re thrilled to be recognized so prestigiously for our efforts.”

Additionally, Skyline received special recognition by placing among the “Top 3” in the categories of Community Excellence and Resident Managers of the Year.

Since its first submission four years ago, Skyline has received 14 nominations and has won eight awards in six categories. It won the “Outstanding Community Service” award two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010, and was nominated again in 2011 and 2012.

The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) is Ontario’s leading advocate for quality rental housing and represents over 2,220 members who supply and manage apartments for over 360,000 households across the province.