We are very honored to announce that Blue Ocean was recently awarded the “Making A Difference Award” from Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA)! This award is presented to property management companies, properties, and associate members that are actively involved in philanthropic and community outreach efforts.
When Blue Ocean accepted this award during the delightful lunch and award presentation, Giovanni Medoro, MMHA Director of Marketing voiced, “We started the Making a Difference Award in May of last year to recognize property management companies that are heavily involved in philanthropic efforts. We wanted to show that giving back pays huge dividends not only in boosting employee morale and retention, but also in making a difference in people’s lives, while changing the perception of our industry. So, this award is our way of highlighting the many great things management companies are doing on a daily basis. When Blue Ocean sent us the list of all of the community partnership events they have participated in over the last year, it was a no brainer to give them the award.”
“The Blue Ocean Team is honored to receive the Making a Difference Award from the MMHA. Our team has invested significant time and energy in striving to be good stewards for the great communities in which we live and work,” says Evan Gallant, Blue Ocean Director of Investments. “We look forward to continuing to serve in our communities in the days ahead and we’re grateful to the MMHA for considering our team.”
Our mission at Blue Ocean is to consistently seek new ways to give back to our local community and we are very proud to find creative ways to do so. A few of our many “giving back” days have included:
- Helping set up and hand out food and fresh produce to 100 families in need at Liberty Community Development Corporation’s Pantry Giveaway Day
- Packing non-perishable food items into individual packages for local schools with Baltimore Hunger Project
- Partnering with TurnAround, Inc. to support their work in empowering survivors of sexual exploitation and sexual violence/abuse within the Baltimore metro area
“These community partnership events really epitomize the results that can be achieved when we collaborate and support each other,” says Alicia Morgan, ARM® Blue Ocean Director of Multifamily. “Companies strive to achieve this kind of internal culture and for Blue Ocean, IT IS who we are and what WE stand for!”
As we continue to promote an improved quality of life for those around us, we look forward to our continued growth and impact within the Baltimore community!
About Blue Ocean:
Blue Ocean is a property management company in Baltimore, MD that is active in syndicating, purchasing and managing investment grade real estate assets in the multifamily, office, hospitality, retail, and industrial sectors. The Company was founded in 2004. Since that time Blue Ocean has grown its portfolio to over 27 properties valued at over $425,000,000. The Blue Ocean portfolio consists of approximately 3,700 apartment homes and 2,000,000 square feet of commercial space.