Awards And Outreach

Awards and Outreach

At R.E.M. Residential, community is important to us. We strive to make a difference in all that we do. That is not limited to making a difference to our clients’ lives and those of their tenants, but also to the community and the world. As a result, R.E.M. Residential is involved with many charities and community outreach.

We are honored and delighted to consistently be recognized for our commitment to our clients, their tenants and to improving the industry

2019 NYBMA Property Management Company of the Year

We are proud to announce that R.E.M. Residential was awarded “Property Management Company of the Year” by The New York Building Managers Association (NYBMA) at their 99th Annual Grand Ball April 13th 2019.


New York Building Manager’s Association (NYBMA) fosters the exchange of information among its members and invites and receives the cooperation of engineers, technicians, manufacturers and suppliers. It has earned the respect of building owners, managing agents, government officials and building, maintenance contractors.


Thank you, Tom Smajlaj and Chris Knipe and the board for nominating R.E.M. Residential for this esteemed accomplishment. And thank you to all of the R.E.M. staff!

2017 Sitecompli Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award is given to companies who spearhead innovation across their organization, including the use of technology in what was once (and still often is) a paper-heavy industry. R.E.M. Residential has consistently embraced new and forward-thinking ways of improving their operations, and is willing to think bigger in order to provide their clients with exceptional service. SiteCompli’s Checkmark Awards Committee is proud to name R.E.M. Residential as the inaugural recipient of the Pioneer Award, given in 2017.

2016 NYARM Property Management Company Of the Year

R.E.M. Residential was honored to be named the Property Manager of the Yeat in 2016. The award was presented by NYARM – the New York Association of Realty Managers. This prestigious award was presented to R.E.M. Residential, recognizing our years of effort, hard work, and commitment to our clients and their tenants.

“NYARM confers this distinguished award to companies or individuals in the Real Estate Management Industry who have dignified themselves through: exxtraordinary or worthy service, notable accomplishments, industry leadership and/or – commanded great respect while being held in the highest esteem by their peers, employer or clients”

R.E.M. Residential is proud that not only the company – but every individual within our comapny – have an unmatched work ethic. We strive to ensure that every building is improved beyond our clients’ expectation. We make certain that tenants are happy, and that nothing falls between the cracks with compliance.

Every one of our staff emmbers is committed, works longhard hours, collaborates as a team, and ensure that our results are unsurpassed. We are deeply moved and honored with receiving this award, knowing that our commitment to service has been recognized.

2014 NYARM Trailblazer of the Year Award

In 2014 REM Residential was honored with the Trailblazing Management Company of the Year Award for innovation in Marketing and Management.

At R.EM. Residential we believe our success can have a positive impact on a lot more than just helping investors and landlords. We are very much involved in helping Real estate organizations such as RSA and CHIP, who in turn help fight for the landlords. As we grow, we like to help our communities grow and benefit. For example, each year we attend and donate to JCCA, a very noble cause to help urban children get schooled. We have been active in donating to and attending Happy Faces events, which help children who are terminally ill.

Our holiday parties and real estate networking events are a great way to bring Real estate professionals together and network. We believe our continued success should be shared with those around us.

Some Of The Things That Set R.E.M. Apart Are:

  • R.E.M.’s bedrock principle of transparency and openness

  • We introduce clients to each other to network and exchange ideasWeekly walk-throughs

  • There are never any hidden fees

  • R.E.M staff are alwats front and center at educational seminars and real estate events

  • Through social media we have garnered a huge following and rally people in volunteer efforts

Sandy Relief

As New Yorkers rose to lend a hand to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2013, R.E.M. joined the cause. We spent most of the days during the super storm glued to the television watching endless tear-jerking pictures of the annihilation of many homes and stunned faces of everyone touched by the tragedy. That’s when we decided R.E.M. will do something to help.

Our offices went a week without power, but as soon as power came back on November 3rd, our employees got together and began reaching out to our large network of contractors, vendors and friends in the industry. We were able to raise over $10,000 in monetary donations, as well as multiple donations of various good and supplies. The monetary contributions were used to purchase a tremendous amount of goods and supplies.

About 25 of the superintendents, workers, industry friends and family went along to Staten Island on November 16 to help with the distribution of supplies to the devastated communities. As we approached the affected area, we felt the devastation, but it was followed quickly by a proud feeling of being part of this state and this country as the picture of Ariana’s Grand surrounded by FEMA workers, volunteers and tents full of donations came into focus. Our R.E.M. team was warmly received by all.

As we went from location to location we unpacked the massive moving truck donated by the Padded Wagon (a hot pink breast cancer awareness truck) in the final location. About 25 people greeted us to unload. It was truly a team effort and very rewarding. Emotions were running high and we knew we were doing something very noble.

On our way home, the activities of the day began sinking in. We realized that as a group of people as diverse as our country and our state, with nationalities including Albanians, Croatians, Colombians, Dominicans, Italians, Turkish and Americans, had all come together as one in an effort to unite, help and give.

Toy Drive

REM spearheaded a hugely successful toy drive in 2014 for children with special needs in Kosova. Every year, REM hosts a lavish Christmas party for their clients, friends and family. This year, REM asked that in lieu of gifts, guests arrive with new, unwrapped toys to be donated and shipped to Kosova. Through REM’s vast network and large social media presence, word spread and the donations started pouring in. People streamed into the office on a daily basis with loads of toys. Deliveries were continuing well past Christmas so it was decided that the toy drive would be extended into the new year. This also gave them time t find a charitable organization they deemed fit for their purpose and mission.

In time, they had the privilege of meeting Don Fatmir Koliqi from Kosova and with his help, made arrangements with Caritas Kosova to ship and distribute the toys. In an auspicious twist of fate, the donations were shipped to a refugee camp in Ferizaj, the very city where Rick Elezi was born 50 years prior.

REM collected 17 large boxes of toys in total and Caritas was kind enough to send us picture of the happy children. A very rewarding effort for sure.

Best Of

REM was voted Top Pick of the Best Property Mangament Companies in New York by They reviewed data of 190 compnaies, and analyzed them on costs, customer rating, reliability and experience.




R.E.M. Residential was named the Best Co-op and Condo Management Company in New York by The Water Scrooge.




iPropertyManagement named R.E.M. Residential one of the top 25 Property Management companies in New York City. They base their findings on Google and Yelp reviews.






Three Best Rated recommends R.E.M. Residential as the top Property Mangement Company in New Yorl. All of their property management services are rated based on a rigorous 50-point inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfactionm trust, cost and general excellence.




In 2017, Expertise rated R.E.M. Residential as the top Property Mangement Company in New York, They still stand as one of the top property management companies in New York, out of the 2,038 companies assessed.