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URBAN LAND INSTITUTE SELECTS THE FITZGERALD AS WINNER IN ANNUAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

The Fitzgerald, Bozzuto’s newest multifamily development, has been selected as a winner in the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Awards for Excellence: The Americas competition. The award is widely recognized as the land use industry’s most prestigious recognition. Selected from more than 140 entries throughout North and South America, The Fitzgerald will now advance for consideration in the ULI Global Awards for Excellence program, which honors projects that demonstrate cross-regional lessons in real estate development.
“We are honored that the Urban Land Institute selected The Fitzgerald as one of the ten best developments in The Americas,” said Tom Bozzuto, CEO, The Bozzuto Group. “We rely on the ULI to provide guidance and leadership in the responsible use of land and in the creation of sustainable communities. For that reason, this recognition is especially meaningful.”

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Tom Bozzuto Speaks At The Towson Green Groundbreaking

It is an absolute pleasure to be here with you all today to celebrate the start of this wonderful development.  At a time when every day’s newspaper is filled with gloomy news about the economy and about homeownership in particular, it is a delight to be together to look to the future.  

You see, as opposed to the economists and the press that have to spend their time telling us what happened yesterday, what this celebration is about is what will happen today, tomorrow, and in the future.  And that is what Towson Green is all about: the future.

Now let me tell you what I mean by this.  

As you look around, you realize that Towson is undergoing a major revitalization.  And all of us who are residents of this region know that this, our county seat, has the potential to be so much more that what it has been.  This new community that we are building, this new community of homeowners, will be a major factor in the conversion of Towson to a true 24-hour urban center.

Not only will Towson Green attract residents who appreciate what Towson has to offer, but by their very presence, these families will help stimulate the economic soul of this area.  This property is a commitment to the future of Towson.

Towson Green is also a commitment to the future of the Chesapeake Bay.  

As many of you know, I am an avid fisherman and consider the Bay one of Mother Nature’s most important natural treasures.  

About the same time we started work on this project, I began learning that the Bay’s most serious problem is nitrogen pollution.

I learned that unless we as a community find ways to reduce our nitrogen loads, we will see a serious decline in key species, including fish and crabs, and an increase in algal blooms and bacteria that make the waters unsafe for swimming and recreation.  This is not the future we want.

So to combat this serious issue, we made the decision to work with an extraordinary group of environmentalists who have gathered together in a non-profit organization called the Chesapeake Fund.  

During our development process, they evaluated what Towson Green’s impact would be on the Bay and on local streams and suggested ways for us to minimize impact to the greatest extent possible.  

As you can see in the renderings around you, the central design feature of Towson Green will be a rain garden – a bio-retention area consisting of aquatic plantings that will treat storm water runoff.  Complete with walkways and benches, this will be a feature that is beautiful, accessible and that will reduce the community’s nitrogen load and phosphorus load significantly.

But we call this project Towson Green not just because of those design decisions influenced by the advice of the Chesapeake Fund. Towson Green is a commitment to the future of our planet.  

Given its location, residents will walk, ride their bike or take mass transit before doing many a day’s routine activities that would have normally required an automobile.

The community incorporates sustainable design and construction practices and each home will be designed to ENERGYSTAR standards and equipped with ENERGYSTAR appliances.  

As a result of all of this, Towson Green is on track to receive the National Association of Homebuilders’ Green Building certification.  All of this really puts the “green” in Towson Green.  

But none of this would have happened without the enthusiastic support and trust of a lot of people.

This project would not be going forward without the confidence and support of our lenders at M&T and our investors at the 888 Group.  To them, I say thank you, thank you very much.

We would not be standing here today without the support, understanding and trust of the local community and particularly its volunteer leaders.  

We have seldom worked with community leaders who have contributed as much as you have to the design and planning of one of our projects.  To each of you I say thank you. We will execute our plan as you hoped and will continue to earn your trust.

Similarly, the support and leadership of the county’s officials was absolutely essential for us to be able to build this community of new homes.  

I want to particularly thank former Councilman Vince Gardina, current Councilman David Marks, former County Executive Jim Smith, and current County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, and their staff.

Their vision, their unwavering confidence in – and commitment to – the future of Towson, their trust and support of us and of the plan behind this community, were absolutely critical for this property’s development to proceed.

And finally, to my colleagues at Bozzuto Homes, thank you for the idealism and creativity you have brought to this plan and for the energy you are bringing to its execution.

To everyone here today, thank you for being with us.

You have my commitment that the team at Bozzuto will make every effort to create a financially successful new community that will make its owners, its neighborhood, and the county proud, a community that will be a true testament to the future.  Thank you.

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DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT
FITZGERALD AND RIVERWALK ACHIEVE LEED® CERTIFICATION

Two Bozzuto developments have earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the first two Bozzuto projects to do so.
The Fitzgerald has received LEED Silver Certification and Riverwalk at Millennium has received LEED Certification. The Fitzgerald is now the largest LEED-certified residential community in the Baltimore area and is home to the city’s first public electric-vehicle charging stations. LEED certification was achieved by implementing a number of environmentally-conscious design features, construction tactics, water efficiency technologies and air quality practices.
Riverwalk experienced significant fire damage in the fall of 2008, and as a result, one half of the development required a complete rebuild from the ground up. The new residences meet LEED requirements through the use of sustainable features such as low-emitting paint and carpet and water-efficient landscaping, and through the use of local construction materials, among other energy and water-saving features. A brownfield redevelopment, Riverwalk at Millennium is the first LEED Certified apartment project in Conshohocken, and the largest in the Philadelphia area.


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TWO BOOTS OPENS AT THE FITZGERALD

On May 24th, Two Boots officially opened the doors to the famed New York restaurant’s newest location at The Fitzgerald. Two Boots, renowned for blending Italian and Cajun flavors in its pizza, currently has nine other locations, including seven in New York, one in Los Angeles, and one in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Created in the East Village in 1987 by two independent filmmakers, Two Boots features folk art decor and family-friendly service to create unique environments that cross all demographic and culinary boundaries. “I came to Baltimore in the early 80’s to work on a screenplay, fell in love with the town, and have maintained my crush on it ever since,” said Phil Hartman, owner, Two Boots. “We look forward to contributing to the great culinary – and artistic – traditions in Baltimore, and are especially thrilled to be in the midst of such a vibrant and creative community at The Fitzgerald.”
Two Boots offers a variety of thin crust slices named for off-beat cultural icons, including “The Newman” (from Seinfeld), “The Dude,” (from “The Big Lebowski”) and “The Night Tripper” (props to New Orleans music legend Dr. John) – as well as classic cheese, pepperoni, and veggie. The pizza joint has also developed a slice exclusive to Baltimore, coined the “Old Bay Beast,” which includes crab, crawfish, Andouille sausage, jalapenos, and mozzarella – and which was named “Best Slice in Baltimore” by Baltimore City Paper in 2010.The Cajun-Italian menu also offers New Orleans po’boy sandwiches, salads, calzones and stromboli.
Customers are invited to enjoy sidewalk outdoor dining, free delivery, and live music on Wednesday and Saturday nights. As at all the locations, Two Boots Baltimore has engaged local artists -- from MICA and beyond, to provide an interior as luscious as the pizzas. Highlights include the screen paintings of local artist Jenny Campbell and an installation from Baltimore’s American Visionary Arts Museum, complementing the unique design of The Fitzgerald.

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PROJECT UPDATES

The Arcadian at Waugh Chapel
Formerly known as Waugh Chapel, The Arcadian at Waugh Chapel will consist of 298 units located within the larger Village South at Waugh Chapel retail project. The $57 million community is a joint venture with Pritzker Realty Group and will also include a 6,500 square foot clubhouse with landscaped courtyards, pool, and outdoor kitchen. Master Developer Greenberg Gibbons continues to work on the larger Village at Waugh Chapel South retail project and is delivering pads to Target and Wegmans this summer. Pad preparation is underway on The Arcadian and Bozzuto Development is now in the process of preparing final bid documents. Construction is slated to begin this fall.

 

 

NATIONAL HARBOR

Bozzuto’s National Harbor development will consist of 371 apartment homes with approximately 23,000 square feet of retail located in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The $90 million dollar community is a joint venture with The Peterson Companies and will include 12,000 square feet of amenity space featuring a cyber café, media room, conference room, great room and golf simulator. The building will surround approximately 1.5 acres of landscaped courtyards as well as bocce ball courts, horseshoes, a pool and a floating fitness center. The development will be the first apartment community to be offered at National Harbor, which is currently home to five hotels, including the Gaylord and Aloft. The project is currently in the design phase and construction is projected to begin in early

 

UNION WARF


Bozzuto’s Union Wharf development will consist of 281 apartment homes with approximately 4,500 square feet of retail located in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore. The $70 million dollar community is a joint venture with CIGNA and will include 12,000 square foot clubhouse with an infinity edge pool, landscaped courtyards, cyber café, fitness center, yoga studio and media room. The project received planning commission approval this month and is now 100% fully entitled. Bozzuto Development is submitting for the building permit in June and construction is projected to begin in early 2013.

 

MONROE STREET MARKET


Bozzuto Development is working with its design team to put the finishing touches on Monroe Street Market, a development that will transform The Catholic University of America’s South Campus into a vibrant mixed-use, transit-oriented community. The multi-phase development will be located on five city blocks in Washington, D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood, adjacent to the Brookland Metro station and just three miles north of the U.S. Capitol. The community will ultimately consist of a mix of uses: approximately 720 residential units, 45 townhomes, 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artist studio space, a 3,000 square-foot community arts center, and 850 parking spaces. Bozzuto Development is working on obtaining the necessary permits to start construction, which is scheduled to begin in early fall.

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CONSTRUCTION SPOTLIGHT

 

VPOINT CELEBRATES TOPPING OUT

On May 13th, Bozzuto Construction celebrated the topping out of vPoint, a mixed-use, mixed-income development in Clarendon, Virginia. More than 300 guests attended the event where they enjoyed a barbeque lunch, heard remarks from Toby Bozzuto, Arlington County Board Member Barbara Favola, and ownership representative Jerry Morris, and watched the unveiling of the community’s official name and logo. Construction is scheduled for completion in December 2011.

 

MARYLAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING COALITION SPRING MIXER A GREAT SUCCESS AT THE FITZGERALD

Bozzuto Construction Company hosted The Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition’s (MAHC) Spring Mixer April 28th at The Fitzgerald. The organization had a wonderful turnout of about 100 members. Toby Bozzuto stopped by and provided a brief history of the project and mixed-use and DHCD Secretary Raymond Skinner presented his legislative wrap-up to MAHC members.

 

 

MACEDONIAN IS FIRST EARTHCRAFT CERTIFIED NEW MULTIFAMILY BUILDING IN ARLINGTON

The Macedonian, 36 new affordable apartments on Shirlington Road, has received EarthCraft Virginia Certification, the first new construction multifamily building to achieve the highly regarded green building certification in Arlington. Thanks to special features such as a central heating and cooling system that redirects heat more efficiently among apartments, The Macedonian is also the most energy efficient EarthCraft building in Northern Virginia, according to EarthCraft Virginia.
Read more: www.ahcinc.org.

 

RHODE ISLAND ROW TOPPING OUT

On June 9th, Bozzuto Construction Company held a topping out celebration event for Rhode Island Row’s WMATA garage.  Joined by executives from Urban Atlantic and A&R Development, Bozzuto CEO Tom Bozzuto shared a few words with attendees while they enjoyed a barbeque lunch in the shade of the garage.   Rhode Island Row will ultimately consist of 274 apartment homes built over 70,000 square feet of retail space, as well as one pre-cast parking garage and two cast-in-place concrete parking structures.  The project is located on the site of the former parking lot for WMATA’s Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station.

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PROJECT UPDATES

MATTHEWS MEMORIAL TERRACE


Washington, DC
Framing is currently ongoing and Docsav will be installing the third floor trusses and decking starting mid-May. The CMU construction of stair and elevator towers are being closely coordinated and going up with the framing at each level. MEP trades have started in the below grade garage and the terrace level, The Pepco duct bank has started and will be completed on 5.23.11 to allow the water service and Washington Gas work to commence on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue elevation.

 

GARFEILD PARK

Arlington, VA
Despite the rain, excavation is complete and more than 75% of footings and foundations have been placed. Currently, below grade plumbing is being installed, and the first section of slab on grade is being prepared for placement.

 

BEACON CENTER

Washington, DC
Currently under development, this project consists of an existing renovation and new construction. An existing church that will be selectively demolished and renovated. New construction includes underground parking, at grade retail, an indoor basketball court, 91 rental apartments and various degrees of transitional housing.

 

KINGSVIEW VILLAGE APARTMENTS

Germantown, MD
Project consists of a pad ready site for three four- level wood framed apartment buildings (196 units), a stand-alone clubhouse and four stand-alone wood framed parking garages. Currently under development, the building is wood frame, concrete slab on grade.

 

OLNEY ASSISTED LIVING

Olney, MD
The project will consist of a commercial kitchen and extensive common areas. Construction will consist of composite steel bar joists on metal stud bearing walls. 79 Assisted Living and Memory Care Units.

 

PAUL LAURENCE DUNBER APARTMENTS

Washington, DC
This project consists of renovating 171 unit kitchens including all new cabinets, flooring, appliances and exhaust fans. The existing PTACs and bath exhaust fans will also be replaced in all units. In the common area, both elevators are being modernized, a new HVAC system will be installed, the lobby/manager’s office space will be reconfigured, and the access control system will be updated. On the exterior, the roof will be completely replaced, new storefront and entry canopy will be installed, and new landscaping.

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MANAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT

BOZZUTO MANAGEMENT AWARDS
On March 10th, Bozzuto Management Company employees gathered at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. for the annual Bozzuto Management Awards, otherwise known as the “BMAs,” to recognize the best in class employees and communities. Congratulations to all of the BMA nominees and winners! And the BMAs went to…

Team Spirit:
Jericho Residences

Shining Star:
Beatris Morejon, Hunters Glen

Maintenance Breakout Artist of the Year:
Eduardo Francis, Poplar Glen
Cleon Bagget, Arbors at Fair Lakes

Management Breakout Artist of the Year:
Juliana Ruffner, 220 20th Street
Caitlin Silva, Village at Taylor Pond

Best Concierge Performance:
James Gilliard, Edgewater

Company Ambassador Award:
Albert Stuckey, Halstead at Guilford

Career Development Award:
Robyn Agostino, Village at Taylor Pond

F.R.E.S.H. Award:
WestEnd25

Outstanding Achievement in a Sales Role for Stabilized Properties and Properties under 450 Units:
Lindsay Rule, Lodge at Seven Oaks
Danielle Cook, Market Commons
Jessica LaPointe, Broadmoor
Rowene Motschmann, Metropolitan

Best Sales Performance for Stabilized Properties and Properties under 450 Units:
Kara Swieconek, Lodge at Seven Oaks

Outstanding Achievement in a Sales Role for Stabilized Properties and Properties over 450 Units:
Mayra Trevia, EOS 21
Stephanie Johnson, EOS 21
Tennesher Hogarth-Talley, Laurel Square
Charmaine Ferebee, Laurel Square

Best Sales Performance for Stabilized Properties and Properties over 450 Units:
Yesmin Kovalevski, River House

Best Performance in Rent Collection:
Concord Crystal City

Best Increase in Property Value:
Spinnaker Bay

Best Performance in a New Role:
View 14

Community Service Award:
Upstairs Bethesda Row

Resident Services Awards:
Carver Senior

Social Media Award:
Siena Park

Resident Satisfaction Award:
Newseum

President’s Choice Award:
The Fitzgerald

Regional Property Manager of the Year:
Maureen Haberern

Bozzuto Values Award for Maintenance:
Orlando Campbell, Arbors at Arundel Preserve

Bozzuto Values Award for Management:
Fran Bennett, Laurel Square

Best Maintenance Supporting Actor:
Juan Escobar, Pearson Square

Best Management Supporting Actor:
Nick Englehart, Concord Crystal City

Best New Artist for Maintenance:
Dion Smith, 360 State

Best New Artist for Management:
Jessica Langley, Silverwood Farms

Best Service Manager Performance:
Sam Dilic, EOS 21

Best Property Manager Performance:
Melissa Gambuto, Harbor East

Property of the Year:
Bethesda Row
 

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FITZGERALD EV CHARGER EVENT

On March 31st, Bozzuto unveiled Baltimore’s first public electric vehicle charging stations at The Fitzgerald during a “plug-in” ceremony involving participation from local business leaders and officials. Bozzuto selected and is working with SemaConnect, a leading developer of wireless networked electric vehicle charging stations, to install two ChargePro charging stations within The Fitzgerald’s 1,245-space public parking garage. The garage has the capability to support two additional stations as demand increases and as area residents acquire electric cars. The ChargePro charging stations are available to the general public to recharge any new mass-marketed electric vehicle, including the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and plug-in Toyota Prius, and include smart card authentication, energy metering, automatic payment system and web-based network management.
“As the first residential community in the Mid-Atlantic to install public electric vehicle charging stations, Bozzuto’s Fitzgerald development exemplifies the use of SemaConnect’s smart grid compatible and multi-tenant capabilities and stands to greatly benefit the ever-increasing number of Marylanders who will own an electric vehicle,” said Jill Sorensen, executive director of The Baltimore Electric Vehicle Initiative. “This important addition to our EV infrastructure – public stations within an apartment community – will make owning an electric vehicle a real possibility for anyone choosing to rent a home rather than own.”

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WELCOME BMC’S NEWEST PROPERTIES

NEW PROPERTIES


The Residences on the Avenue
A 335-unit high-rise community located on Washington Circle in Washington, D.C


Enclave at Emerson
A 164-unit mid-rise community located in Laurel, Maryland.


Alta at Regency Crest
A 150-unit garden-style active senior community located in Ellicott City, Maryland.


PROPERTY TAKEOVERS


2401 Pennsylvania Avenue
A 40-unit high-rise community located in Washington, D.C.


Brookside
A 432-unit garden community located in Frederick, Maryland.


Overlook Manor
A 290-unit garden community located in Frederick, Maryland.


1500 Locust
A 610-unit high-rise community located in downtown Philadelphia.


Summer Chase Apartments
A 198-unit garden community located in Limerick, Pennsylvania.


Alexan Carlyle
A 280-unit high-rise community in Alexandria, Virginia.


The Monterey
A 432-unit high-rise community located in Rockville, Maryland.


The Sagamore
A 265-unit high-rise community located in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

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CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT

TOM BOZZUTO INDUCTED INTO MARYLAND BUSINESS HALL OF FAME
On May 4th, Tom Bozzuto was inducted into the Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Maryland Business Hall of Fame. Each year, the Chamber inducts just three outstanding business leaders from throughout the entire state whose contributions, in business and the community, help advance the quality of life for Marylanders. “This year’s inductees are exceptional business leaders who have made a meaningful impact on Maryland’s economy and in our communities,” said Maryland Chamber President/CEO Kathleen T. Snyder, CCE. This year’s other inductees were R. Neal Black, President & CEO, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. and Maurice B. Tosé, Chairman & CEO, TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

 

BOZZUTO RECOGNIZED IN PROMINENT INDUSTRY RANKINGS
Bozzuto has recently been recognized in several prominent industry rankings. The following gives you some detail on the rankings. The numbers on the left show our current position and the numbers in parentheses are our rankings from last year. Congratulations everyone!


ENR Magazine
ENR Top 400 Contractors: #297 (#326)


Builder Magazine
Builder Next 100: #164 (#174)


Multifamily Executive Magazine
Top 50 Multifamily Builders: #22 (#28)
Top 25 Multifamily Renovators: #24 (not ranked last year)
Top 50 Multifamily Managers: #47 (#40)
Top 10 General Contractors: #8 (Rankings were based on 2010 starts for third parties; this is the first year the list was compiled.)

 

BOZZUTO WELCOMES DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY
On April 28th, Bozzuto again participated again in the national Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day initiative, this year welcoming 35 children to the Greenbelt corporate headquarters. Activities for the day included decorating their own hard hat, designing their own construction scene, an office tour and a scavenger hunt. The kids enjoyed waffles and scrambled eggs for breakfast and Chick-fil-A for lunch, followed by an ice cream sundae bar.

 

BOZZUTO AGAIN BESTOWED WITH BEST PLACES TO WORK AWARD
For the third consecutive year, and fourth time in the past six years, The Bozzuto Group has been selected as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Washington Business Journal. The winners were selected based on the results of online confidential surveys completed by employees.
In an email to the company, Tom Bozzuto wrote, “This honor is a testament to our unique culture and to the extraordinary group of people who work for the company. Your spirit and integrity, your energy and teamwork, combined with your concern, creativity, passion and pursuit of perfection, are critical to the success of the company and the work we do for our customers. We are absolutely delighted to be on WBJ’s list again and will continue in our efforts to make Bozzuto not just a great and successful company, but a rewarding place for all of us to work. Finally, we want you to know that among all the honors and awards this company or we personally have received, this one, because we got it as a result of your vote, means the most to us.”

 

BOZZUTO LAUNCHES YES! PROGRAM TO MANAGE ONLINE REVIEWS AND RATINGS
On account of social media sites such as Facebook and online review sites such as ApartmentRatings.com, interactions with the Bozzuto brand are no longer on a personal level; they are now online and available to the public eye. If we use these mediums to demonstrate the values on which our brand is built, we position ourselves to be in good standing with our customers and ahead of our competition.
Taking this into consideration, Bozzuto Marketing & Training recently launched the Yes! Training program to Bozzuto Management, and will soon roll it out to Bozzuto Homes.
Through the YES! Program, our vision is to connect and open the gates of communication with all customers by training employees on how to respond to EVERY online review, ultimately driving the “YES” response – yes, I would recommend this community.
The training program is based on best practices and ideas about online response and brand management gathered from a focus group of property managers. The ideas and best practices they shared shaped the expectations, measurements and communication for the initiative.
Beyond responding to every review, the program emphasizes the need for a stronger focus on increasing the amount of positive reviews, and provides ideas and best practices for doing so. The goal of the Yes! Program is to have increased our average percent of recommended reviews on ApartmentRatings.com to an 85% average portfolio-wide by the end of 2011. Stay tuned for the results!

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

MEGAN PUGH
What is your most important responsibility as a Property Manager?
It’s very difficult to put one above the rest but I believe it would be to help my team members to grow professionally. Building a strong and empowered group to support the property and the company ensures the future successes of both Bozzuto Management and the employees’ careers.


How did you become interested in the property management industry?
I met Kathy Murphy at the Towson University job fair. We started chatting and - as a recent college graduate who had just moved back under my parents’ roof - my ears really perked up when she mentioned the rent discount for on-site employees! I had been a tour guide at Salisbury and majored in marketing and communications so I thought it sounded perfect for me.


What do you like most about working at Bozzuto?
The level of professional and personal integrity that resounds throughout our organization is extraordinary. I’m big on stability and am comforted by the roots and the foundation of The Bozzuto Group. At the end of the day, I trust this company and believe they have their employees’ best interests in mind.


What do you like to do in your off hours? Any hobbies?
My husband, Matt, and two young boys, Mason and Brody, and I enjoy getting together with our family and friends for Ravens games, trips to the beach, pool, and such. This is nerdy, but I enjoy cake decorating. I make and decorate my kids’ birthday cakes and also for friends baby showers, birthdays, etc.


What’s one thing your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you?
I won a Vespa scooter in an air guitar contest. I don’t think additional details are necessary.


What music are you currently listening to?
Around the holidays, I can safely say it’s Christmas music 24/7…I can’t get enough! The rest of the year, though, I am all over the map… Bob Marley, Top 40, jam bands…and of course my husband’s band Willies Light (shameless plug).


What do you enjoy reading: favorite magazine/book?
My favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (coincidence?) because I had an amazing English teacher, Mrs. Arnold, the year we read it high school. Don’t tell her, but now I love to read chic lit – it’s like a vacation for my brain.


What professional achievement are you most proud of?
Winning Outstanding Commitment to Company Values was a huge honor for me. I know how important the values are to Bozzuto and I try to apply them to all I do.


What personal achievement are you most proud of?
Winning the air guitar contest. Kidding! Of course, it’s raising two of the sweetest, most handsome, smart, funny and curious little dudes on the planet.


If you could go anywhere on your next vacation, where would you go?
I would love to go to Italy. I just saw the movie “Eat Pray Love” and my favorite part was Eat. The language, the people, the food, the wine – La vita e bella.


What advice do you have for new Bozzuto employees regarding being successful?
I would say not to be fearful of change or to get out of your comfort zone. Be willing to do what no one else wants to do - and then do it really, really well.

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HOMES SPOTLIGHT

 

 

 

BOZZUTO HOMES BREAKS GROUND ON TOWSON GREEN
Bozzuto Homes has commenced construction on Towson Green, a new traditional neighborhood development consisting of 121 for-sale townhomes on nine acres in the heart of Towson, MD in Baltimore County. Located between Towsontown Boulevard and East Burke Avenue just east of York Road, Towson Green is within easy walking distance to Towson Town Center’s numerous stores and restaurants, and minutes from downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. Townhomes will be offered in four different floor plans, all with garages and some with up to four bedrooms, and will start in the low to mid $300’s. A community sales center will open to the public in early March. Towson Green is being built to achieve the NAHB National Green Building Standard™ Silver Level and will be one of the most environmentally-conscious communities in Maryland, offering sustainable design, construction, and finishes, as well as ENERGY STAR appliances. All of the homes will be ENERGY STAR certified. The community will include pocket parks and a tot lot, but the central amenity will be a rain garden – a bio-retention area consisting of aquatic plantings that will treat stormwater runoff – complete with walkways and benches. In addition, Bozzuto is working with the Chesapeake Fund, a non-profit organization that works to reduce the amount of the Chesapeake Bay’s two biggest pollutants – nitrogen and phosphorous – flowing into local streams and waterways by evaluating the development’s output and mitigation efforts; providing recommendations on project designs; and offering eco-friendly landscape maintenance advice for homeowners. Towson Green lies within Baltimore County’s Towson Commercial Revitalization District, and as a result, qualifies for a Revitalization Property Tax Credit, a benefit that Bozzuto Homes is passing along to homebuyers. Under this program, homeowners will benefit from a significant reduction in their real estate tax bills for a period of five to ten years.

 

 

 

 

CATHY LEANING JOINS BOZZUTO HOMES AS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Cathy Leaning has joined the marketing team as Senior Director of Marketing for Bozzuto Homes. Cathy joins Bozzuto from Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors, where she served as Senior Director, Creative Services, Development and B2B Marketing. Prior to Choice Hotels, Cathy was with The Campbell Group Advertising, a Baltimore-based marketing communications firm, and before that, spent time at The Blum Group, a marketing communications agency specializing in the promotion of feature films. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Towson University and a Master of Arts in Publication Design from the University of Baltimore. Cathy’s office is next to Olive Chalmers’s office – please stop by to introduce yourself!


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