Published on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by


INDIANAPOLIS, IN – March 1, 2016 – The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) announced the recipients of the 2016 Tower of Excellence Awards in Ft. Worth, Texas on February 18, 2016. At the celebratory event recognizing the 15th anniversary of the awards, the Association presented ten company and individual awards and honored one recipient with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2016 awards were presented as part of a two and a half day conference of education sessions, networking opportunities and an expo hall.

“CHPA has been honoring members’ successes for 15 years now,” says Mary Ann Passi, CAE, CHPA’s CEO. “It has been such a pleasure to showcase these companies and individuals that are positively contributing to the industry. To watch the program grow from just five awards to what is today is a testament to the excellent work that our member companies are doing in providing their services.”

Increasing in prestige each year, CHPA’s Tower of Excellence Awards highlights the most noteworthy achievements in the industry. Members use this recognition to validate and distinguish their companies’ successes. Each year, more nominations are submitted to be judged by an unbiased panel of association and marketing professionals. This year, CHPA received over 60 nominations.

“It is only fitting that CHPA received a record-number of nominations to honor members at the 15th anniversary of the Tower of Excellence Awards,” Passi says. “Celebrating these achievements as well as the 20th anniversary of CHPA this year has been inspiring and helps members and leadership to focus on growing CHPA. Congratulations to all this year’s winners!”

Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert Crawford, Jr. (retired); Brook Furniture Rental; Lake Forest, Illinois;

Large Provider Company of the Year
Oasis Corporate Housing; Tampa, Florida;

Provider Company of the Year
Princeton Properties; Lowell, Massachusetts;

Associate Partner Company of the Year
Sunshine Rentals; Vista, California;

Provider Individual Professional of the Year
Tammy Jackson, CCHP; Princeton Properties; Lowell, Massachusetts;

Large Provider Individual Professional of the Year
Kimberly Schimenek, GMS; Korman Communities; Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania;

Volunteer of the Year
Samantha Elliott, CCHP, CRP; Preferred Corporate Housing;
Provider Most Creative Marketing Program
Attache Corporate Housing; Washington, DC;

Large Provider Most Creative Marketing Program
Furnished Quarters; New York, New York;

Best Community Philanthropic Program
Gables Corporate Accommodations; Dallas, Texas;

Best Green Progress
Oakwood Worldwide; Los Angeles, California;


CHPA is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the corporate housing industry. The association advances the highest standards in business and professionalism; provides valuable insight, knowledge and resources to the industry; and increases visibility among related industries. Along with networking, education, certification, and information sharing, CHPA members grow their business and expand their reach through an international network of partners. Find out more about corporate or furnished apartments at