Wellesley and West Roxbury, MA (July 17, 2019) – Along with its joint-venture partner, Luzern Associates LLC  (Luzern), EA Fish Development (EAFD) is thrilled to announce that OAK ROW, the recently opened 80-unit luxury rental apartment community located in West Roxbury, Boston MA, has been selected as a 2019 National Apartment Association (NAA) Excellence Award recipient in the Best Community, (1-5 years; under 150 units) Category among a prominent group of communities in contention.

Developed by EAFD and Luzern and property-managed by Peabody Properties of Braintree, OAK ROW represents the transformation of the long-time vacant, former International House of Pancake’s property into eighty luxury apartment homes – 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms.  Project architect Khalsa Design of Somerville designed OAK ROW while taking cues from the beautiful, tree-lined, neighborhoods of West Roxbury as well as the urban context of the City of Boston.  A community on the edge of the city, OAK ROW is close to many urban conveniences that include: supermarkets, shopping, restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and entertainment destinations.  Residents enjoy the option of going “car-free” with commuter rail and bus service in close proximity.  Building features include garage parking with electric car charging stations, pet wash and grooming station, private balconies/terraces, clubroom with kitchen and terrace, private work pods, work lounge and conference room, game lounge, package concierge, cardio theatre, and kids’ space.  For leasing information visit oakrow.com. 

The National Apartment Association is a non-profit trade association of apartment communities, owners and suppliers. These member companies are also part of NAA with their membership at the local level. Members represent the various facets of the multifamily housing industry: apartment owners, management executives, developers, builders, investors, property managers, leasing consultants, maintenance personnel, suppliers and related business professionals throughout the United States and Canada. NAA has its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

Dana Angelo, Director of EAFD and Karen Fish-Will, CEO for the Peabody Companies, accepted the award at the June 2019 awards ceremony, held at the NAA Education Conference & Exposition in Denver, Colorado.

“The success of OAK ROW is directly attributable to the dedicated efforts of the development team that includes Peabody Properties, Dellbrook Construction, Khalsa Design, the Architectural Team”, said Matt Mittelstadt, Managing Director of EAFD. “EAFD is privileged to call the professional men and women of these firms its partners and we look forward to future collaborative efforts”.

“We are very proud to be part of such an outstanding development project”, said Salvatore Campofranco Founder, Managing Member of Luzern.  “The quality and success of Oak Row is directly attributable to the hard work and talent of our partners, Matt and Dana. Thank you to them for a job well done and thank you to the National Apartment Association for this recognition”.

 “It is quite an honor to have one of our managed-communities receive this award from a national association,” said Fish-Will. “Oak Row stands as representative of the quality, luxury properties we proudly manage, and we are so proud of our leasing and management team for making Oak Row such a great community, and to NAA for this honor.”