The Bozzuto Group Awarded With the 2015 Military Friendly® Employer Designation

November 11, 2014

-- Bozzuto Receives the Honor for Third Year in a Row --

Greenbelt, MD – November 11, 2014 – The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, Md.-based real estate services company, today announced that the company has once again been honored with the Military Friendly® Employer designation.  The designation, based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media, is based on strength of military recruiting efforts, percentage of new hires with prior military service, and company policies toward National Guard and Reserve Service.

The Bozzuto Group was founded in 1988 by three partners, of which two are veterans – Chairman and CEO Tom Bozzuto and former Vice Chairman John Slidell.

“As a veteran, I am particularly proud of this designation. The bravery, loyalty and dedication of our military are something to honor every day, and all of us at Bozzuto are forever grateful for the soldiers who dedicate themselves to ensuring our freedoms," said Tom Bozzuto, chairman and CEO, The Bozzuto Group. "It is a privilege for us to support the members of the military and their families by offering our employees a strong career path, and helping them find the most important place of all, a place to call home.”

“Our Military Friendly® Employers list, now in its 12th year, constitutes those companies consistently hiring from the military community and offering leading programs to support service members and spouses,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “Our 2015 Military Friendly® Employers reported hiring more than 155,000 service members and spouses over the last 12 months, an increase of more than 35 percent over last year. This isn’t a new hiring pledge ─ it’s an update of ongoing hiring activities from the leaders in post-military employment.”

This year’s Military Friendly® Employers represent more than 180 companies with revenues greater than $500MM from a diverse group of industries ranging from retail to energy to manufacturing and telecommunications. Their commonality is a dedication to recruiting military talent and offering best-in-class programs to support military employees. All 2015 Military Friendly® Employers will be featured in the December edition of G.I. Jobs® magazine, a premier post-military employment resource for service members.

Military Friendly® Employer survey results were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Companies fiercely compete each year to earn the Military Friendly® moniker, which gives them an advantage in recruiting highly coveted military-trained talent. Each year, companies taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Advisory Board of leaders in the military recruitment community.

About The Bozzuto Group
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, and celebrating its 26th year in business, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company that provides a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The company's areas of expertise lie in homebuilding and multifamily development, as well as construction and management both for itself and its clients. The company’s skills have been attested to by the National Association of Home Builders, who recognized Bozzuto as the nation’s premier apartment development company, and twice as management company of the year.

Throughout The Bozzuto Group’s 26-year history, the company has developed, acquired and built more than 38,000 homes and apartments and currently manages more than 44,000 apartment units spread along the Atlantic Coast between Northern Virginia and Boston. The company is committed to providing quality housing for individuals of all income levels, producing and managing everything from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions. For more information, please visit www.bozzuto.com.

About Military Friendly®
The Military Friendly® designation process includes extensive research and data-driven surveys of leading opportunities for the military community in the areas of employment, education, franchising and cities. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of a third-party Advisory Board of recruiting experts from across the country, and are independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey assessment is administered for free and is open annually. Criteria for consideration can be found on MilitaryFriendly.com. Companies may request to participate in the free survey at [victorymedia.com/contact.

About Victory Media
Publisher of G.I. Jobs®, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business serving the military community since 2001. Additional information can be found at VictoryMedia.com. Our data-driven Military Friendly® lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® magazines, republished in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Forbes, and frequently cited on national TV programs such as CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg News, and Fox News.

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