Cortland East wins MHN’s Award of Excellence for Best Amenities

On December 1, Multi-Housing News published the winners of its 17th annual Excellence Awards, honoring some of 2023’s most outstanding multifamily developments, business strategies, and professionals. Hosted at Resource Furniture in New York City, MHN awarded 87 gold, silver, and bronze awards in 34 categories. We’re proud to share that Cortland East was named the Gold award winner for Best Amenities, taking the top prize in its category in this national program.

The largest building at the award-winning Highlands development, Cortland East is a 450-unit apartment community designed to attract Rosslyn’s most active and social population. Residents have access to over 20,000 SF of public amenity spaces, including The Porch, its crown jewel indoor-outdoor penthouse lounge. A 65-foot-long rooftop infinity pool with a custom-mosaic-tiled feature waterfall overlooks some of the region’s most beautiful sights. Shared with Pierce residents, The Porch also offers an outdoor entertainment kitchen, fire pits, and cabanas, creating a private resort-like escape in the center of Arlington. Inside, the Tailgate Lounge features several booths and plasma-screen TVs for socializing on game day.

On the second floor, a fitness facility overlooks the streetscape, offering rock climbing, boutique group classes, and access to a private aqua spa. Co-working lounges and small meeting rooms throughout the building accommodate today’s hybrid worker and entrepreneur. Designed for a diverse community of families and young professionals, additional amenities include a tree house-inspired playroom for children and a game room complete with a golf simulator, dart boards, and beer on tap.

The building achieved LEED Gold certification and exceeded minimum energy code requirements, earning it a 2022 USGBC NCR award for Innovative Residential Project of the Year. It’s also been recognized with the Best Mixed-Use Project Award, Best Sale Award, and an Amenity Space Award of Merit from NAIOP Northern Virginia.

Thank you to the team and our partners for the vision and hard work that led to this national recognition. Congratulations to all!

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