RMK Management Corp. “Branching Out” for Earth DayApril 27, 2015
In celebration of Earth Day this year, Chicago-based RMK Management Corp. is planting 10 six-foot Autumn Blaze maple trees throughout several of its Chicago-area communities.
“As a company, we are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment, and we take steps each year to improve our eco footprint,” said Anthony Rossi, Sr., president of RMK Management Corp. “From overseeing the management of several LEED-certified buildings to upgrading properties with fixtures to reduce energy and water consumption to providing our residents with ways to live greener each day, we are committed to increasing our eco-friendly initiatives.”
According to the Arbor Day Foundation, trees provide numerous environmental benefits including reducing carbon dioxide and increasing oxygen, reducing water runoff and erosion, providing habitat for native birds and other species, and reducing the “heat island” effect.
“Surveys show how important environmentally-friendly features are to renters, and this is a tangible way to both improve the environment and add value to the properties,” noted Rossi.
RMK is working with Clarence Davids and Co. landscaping to plant the trees at The Residences of the Grove in Downers Grove; Bristol Station in Naperville; Alara at Summerfield and Butterfield Oaks in Aurora; Versailles on the Lakes and Regency Place in Oakbrook Terrace; Legacy at Martin’s Point in Lombard; Legacy at Poplar Creek in Schaumburg; Williams Reserve in Palatine; and Parc Huron in Chicago.
In addition to planting trees, RMK’s properties will mark Earth Day by offering electronics recycling, giving away reusable bags, and hosting “planting parties” to create container gardens for outdoor common spaces, per community.
RMK Management is the 2015 Institute for Real Estate Management “Management Company of the Year.” To learn more about RMK Management Corp. and its portfolio of properties, visit www.rmk.com.
Chicago-based RMK Management Corp. manages nearly 9,000 apartment homes in the Chicago, Indiana and Minneapolis areas. The company’s portfolio spans a range of apartment types, from high-rise and mid-rise buildings to two- and three-story walk-up apartments, garden apartments and affordable housing. RMK also develops, builds and renovates communities. The Illinois communities are located in Waukegan, Barrington, Palatine, Libertyville, Schaumburg, Geneva, Aurora, Naperville, Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Evanston, Lombard, Wildwood, Chicago, Champaign and Springfield. Communities in Minnesota are located in Minneapolis and Edina, and the Indiana communities are located in Indianapolis, Valparaiso and Chesterton.