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Published by the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association

Industry Profile:

Joy Anzalone Burton Carol Management, LLC

February 2010

Also inside: Stone Ridge: Key Award’s Property of the Year Group Purchasing: CBCAmRent Calendar of Events

Group Purchasing NOAA’s new group purchasing members complete your savings puzzle!

Ahola Payroll Services Jeffery Alhola (440) 717-7620 x 147

Duffy + Duffy Cost Segregation Dennis Duffy (440) 899-9560

HH Gregg Appliances Stu Kaine (216) 276-0436

Neace Lukens Renter’s Legal Liability Jeffery P. Reisner (216) 446-3336

Careworks Consultants Workers Compensation John Motil (216) 606-1100

First Communications Telephone Service, DSL Bill Kimble (800) 203-7181

IGS Energy Natural Gas Supply Scott Arthur (877) 923-4447 x 2605

North Shore Energy Natural Gas Supply Gary Greulich (330) 807-4438

CBCAmRent Resident Screening Amy Stauffer (216) 262-1690

H. Leff Electric Company Electrical Supplies George Griffith (216) 432-3000 x 260

Javitch, Block & Rathbone Collections Stephan Babik (216) 623-0000 x 5033

The Sherwin Williams Company Paint & Carpet Mike Finazzo or Chuck Jenninnson (216) 271-6111

Powers Friedman Linn, PLL Attorneys at Law

Providing quality legal advocacy and counsel to owners, managers and landlords throughout Ohio.

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Northeast Ohio Apartment Association 1468 West Ninth Street • Suite 110 Cleveland, OH 44113 216.241.1635

Executive Officers President Nick Secue Zaremba Management Co. Immediate Past President Christopher Smythe Smythe Property Advisors President-Elect Robert Sorin Royal American Group Vice President Dan Moskowitz Western Reserve Property Management Treasurer Joy Anzalone Burton Carol Management, LLC Secretary Claudia Madden UGP Properties Presidential Appointee Charles Schulman Carlyle Management Company Associate Council Appointee David Neale Roto-Rooter Services, Co. Inc.

Winter Issue 2010 Table of Contents Message from the EVP


Calendar of Events


Welcome New Members


Educational Opportunities


Event Review: Lake County Holiday Party


Group Purchasing: CBCAmRent


Going Green with E-Star Appliances


Grounds Management Annual Review


Understanding Rent Deposit Escrow Cases


Event Review: Casino Night


Eviction Index


Event Review: Trade Show


Vacancy Rates


Cover Story: Burton Carol Management, LLC


Feature Story: Key Award’s Property of the Year


Property Transfers


By: Amy Stauffer By: Jon Gensel By: Jim Schill

By: Stephan Babik

By: Maren Guse By: Maren Guse

Association Staff Ralph McGreevy Executive Vice President Jacqui Bongiovanni Office Manager Maren Guse Project Manager of Media and Marketing

The President’s Circle The Apartment Guide Belfor USA Cararra Companies CORT For Rent Media Solutions HH Gregg IGS Energy Javitch, Block & Rathbone The Plain Dealer Powers Friedman Linn, PLL Schill Landscaping & Lawn Care Services, Inc. The Sherwin Williams Co. Time Warner Cable

The Northeast Ohio Apartment Association is a non-profit organization committed to furthering professionalism in the multi-family house industry. NOAA serves sixteen Ohio counties through specially designed education, networking and legislative programs.

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Contact NOAA

Website: Facebook Group: Northeast Ohio Apartment Association Twitter: Blog:

Western Reserve Building 1468 West 9th Street • Suite 110 Cleveland, OH 44113 Phone: 216.241.1635 Toll-Free: 800.506.2256 Fax: 216.241.1636

Printing: The Plain Dealer Advertising: 216-241-1635 Production & Design: Maren Guse

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Message from the EVP Ralph McGreevy • Executive Vice President • Northeast Ohio Apartment Association

Dear NOAA Members, A year ago the economy was down. We all hoped 2009 would be a rebound year - the type we’ve all seen before in this cyclical economy. For various reasons, the recovery hasn’t kicked in yet, and once again we hope this is the year. I am a lifelong student of marketing. Many of you know I owned an ad agency and, before that, managed and promoted large public and private events. I was often the guy saying, “Now is the time to advertise! You can gain market share in a contracting or stagnant economy!” Clients who believed this was a self-serving statement (just me, trying to gain in a down economy) struggled like everyone else. Those who actually checked into it found it to be true. They maintained or increased their marketing and advertising budget despite the tough times and did make gains - some significant. I’d like to believe I was ahead of my time, because now everyone knows that extra advertising pays off in hard times, right? A simple google search yields the proof. MarketPRO MBA said it best in their article, Gaining Market Share in a Down Economy. They wrote: The truth is the businesses that are thriving in a downturned economy do know a secret. The secret is simple. Don’t cut your marketing budget. During downturns, some of your competitors could go out of business. Who is going to pick up their market share? If the economy is affecting your business, then isn’t it most likely affecting consumers as well? Current, new and your competitor’s customers could be price shopping or looking for alternatives to your product or service. How are you attracting these switching customers? It is easy to see why cutting your marketing budget or standing still could hurt your business. You could be limiting your opportunity to gain new market shares. In our industry we can take it a step further. NOAA is comprised of professional management companies who will survive a down economy but our customer base includes many families who have experienced (or at least heard of someone) being evicted from a home or apartment building due to a foreclosure, by the buildings owner despite the rent being paid. There are now laws being written to protect these residents. Imagine the insecurity that results from a situation like this. Are these folks going to move into another double? More likely, they’ll be seeking the security that comes with a larger, professionally managed apartment communities. And what says strength more than advertising your community and your brand in a way that will touch potential residents multiple times. The same applies to Associate Members vying for business from NOAA’s Primary Members. Will you be top of mind when your competitor drops off the map for one reason or another? Will your potential customers go to the Yellow Pages and start with the “A’s”, or will they remember that ad they saw in Suites Magazine, pick up the NOAA Directory, or the person they met at the NOAA trade show who supplied what they needed? I’m going to say it again, just for old time’s sake. If you want to grow, advertise big, and advertise now. If not with us, somehere. Make sure you’re found when they are looking. Speaking of advertising, we decided to invest in our Key Award winners this year by producing a television program of the awards. It is designed for consumers to learn about the region’s hottest properties. It will promote the association as well, adding new meaning to that NOAA sticker on your front door. Look for the program on Time Warner and Cox Local On-demand starting soon. It is tentatively scheduled to be under Local - News & Information. I believe we are all going to have a better 2010, and a year from now, hopefully we will all be recounting our success! Let’s make it happen!

Ralph McGreevy

NOAA Executive Vice President Suites Magazine • 7

Calendar of Events March 3/2 3/9 3/10 3/12 3/24

Bed Bug Seminar Mountaineer Casino Trip Education Committee Meeting Associates Council Meeting Leasing Kick-Off

12:00pm Lunch, 1:00pm Seminar, Windows on the River 9:00am departure from Sam’s Club, Oakwood Village 9:30am at NOAA, 1468 West 9th Street 9:00am at CORT, 5565 Venture Drive, Parma 9:00am at Windows on the River

Associates Council Meeting Indian’s Home Opener Certified Leasing Professionals Education Committee Meeting

9:00am at CORT, 5565 Venture Drive, Parma 3:05pm at Progressive Field 9:00am at NOAA, 1468 West 9th Street 9:30am at NOAA, 1468 West 9th Street

Fair Housing Associates Council Meeting Education Committee Meeting

9:00am Location TBA 9:00am at CORT, 5565 Venture Drive, Parma 9:30am at NOAA, 1468 West 9th Street

April 4/9 4/12 4/13, 14 4/21 May 5/12 5/14 5/19

Welcome New Primary Members Shaker Shamrock Properties Ernest Robinson P.O. Box 39692 Solon, OH 44139 (216) 337-1918

Property Listing: Shaker Shamrock 3720 Warrensville Center Rd. Shaker Heights, OH 44122 (216) 337-1918

R & R Properties Regina Skully

37975 Valley Brook Drive Willoughby Hills, OH 44094 (216) 956-8121

Property Listing: The Williams Road 6631 Williams Rd. Concord Township, OH 44077 (216) 956-8121

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Welcome New Associate Members! 123 Wellness, Inc. Dallas Hardcastle 7294 Lavender Lane Lewis Center, OH 43035 Phone: (614) 313-3339

Products and Services: Exercise Equipment

Ake Environmental & Construction Services Jennifer Ake-Marriott 503 Broadway Ave Bedford, OH 44146 Phone: 440-232-0042 Fax: 440-232-0155 Email: www. Since 1970, Ake Environmental and Construction Services, Inc. has been a leader in the environmental service industry in northern Ohio. Ake’s family owned business provides complete service for pump and lift stations, water and wastewater plants, catch basin cleaning and repair, sewer/drain cleaning, smoke and dye testing, tank trucking and sampling, permit renewal and EPA reporting. Bellwether Real Estate Capital Harry P. Giallourakis IMG Center Suite 300 1360 East 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44114 Phone: (216) 820-4505

Products and Services: Mortgages Loans Erickson Landscaping & Construction Wayne Erickson P.O. Box 210 Russell, OH 44072 Phone: (440) 338-8838 Email: Erickson Landscaping & Construction Co. specializes in full year-round Landscape Maintenance, Spring & Fall Cleanup, Landscape Construction and/or Concrete Work to include (but not limited to) walkways, entrances, seating, lighting, water features, installation and repair of retaining walls. We also offer the following services: Tree Trimming and Removal, Trimming Shrubs, Irrigation, Plantings, Mulch Installation, Weeding and Fertilization Applications, Snow Plowing & Salting.

The 7up Snapple Group Kelly Palmer 14301 Industrial Ave. N. Maple Heights, OH 44137 Phone: (216) 475-4477 Fax: (216) 475-1631 Email: The 7up Snapple Group is the industry leader in flavored beverages including, 7up, A&W, Sunkist, Snapple, and RC Cola among others. We are focused on providing the best quality beverages with the best service to our customers and consumers. We provide in store sales as well as on premise vending. Armor Manufacturing and Distribution Ross Appeldorn 3034 Westerville Rd Columbus OH 43224 Phone: (614) 509-2036 Fax: (614) 750-0136 Email: Armor Manufacturing & Distribution offers a factory-direct purchasing program for Roofing, Siding and Window projects for multi-family & condominium property management companies allowing them to purchase products direct from the manufacturer at a substantial discount over purchasing from suppliers. Their products come with full system warranties and options for factory installation.

Continental Laundry Systems Michael Mott 57 Economy Grade Rd. Coraoplis, PA 15108 Phone: (724) 457-3401 Email: A well-designed, well-maintained laundry space can be a deciding factor for potential residents and a source of profit for property owners and managers. Continental helps increase your revenue, save on utility bills and make sure your residents are happy by providing Energy Star Equipment and Smart Card Systems in your laundry space. We’ve been providing services for our clients since 1988. Energy savings, high-tech capabilities, easy user payments, a quick response to service solutions and an impeccable customer care program is the Continental promise.

The Farrow Group Jerry Colosimo 3788 Lee Rd. Cleveland, OH 44128 Phone: (877) 347-3390 (on call 24/7) Fax: (216) 561-1350 Email: The Farrow Group, was established in 1945 as a retail dry cleaner. In 1970 The Farrow Group became full service providing structure, contents, dry cleaning and electronics restoration. 24 hour emergency service is provided by IICRC Certified technicians.

A Bio Healthy Home Solutions Tim Manoa and Larry Pelanda 1285 Boardman Canfield Rd. Boardman, Ohio 44512 Phone: Tim (440) 223-2918 Phone: Larry (330) 519-7306 Email: A Bio Healthy Home Solutions specializes in odor removal and disinfecting suites and common areas. Their product kills bacteria, viruses, mold, and odors. Get rid of food, pet, and smoking odors. Remove odors without replacing furniture or carpets. Bath Fitter Steve Skeens 542 Industrial Drive Lewisberry, PA 17339 Phone: (800) 594-8776

Products and Services: Bath and Shower Remodeling Tub-To-Shower Conversions Design Your Own

Dun-Rite Construction, Inc. Anthony Umina 6395 Chittenden Rd. Hudson OH 44236 Phone: (330) 650-5322 Fax: (330) 655-0717 Email: Products and Services: Roofing Windows Siding Gutters Commercial Snow Removal

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, LLC 150 East Broad Street Suite 406 Columbus, OH 43215

Products and Services: Mortgage Banking Real Estate Loans Asset and Portfolio Management

Welcome New Associate Members!

L. Calvin Jones Dina Hodnicky 3744 Starr Centre Dr. P.O. Box 159 Canfield, OH 44406 Phone: (330) 533-1195 x 226 Fax: (330) 533-7583 Email: Products and Services: Commercial Insurance Personal Insurance Life Insurance Health Insurance Refrigeration Sales Corporation Peter Eno 9450 Allen Drive Valley View, OH 44125 Phone: (330)607-8006 Fax: (216)525-8182 Email: Products and Services: Wholesale Heating Air Conditioning Refrigeration Maintenance Courses - see page 11

Sears Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning Greg Heibert 11683 Royalton Rd. Unit B North Royalton, OH 44133 Phone: (800) 925-1664 ext. 103 Email: Sears in home services include carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, garage doors and garage door openers-new and repairs. All services are available for residentital and commercial spaces. Sears offers special NOAA member prices. Open Monday through Saturday.

Trumbull Industries Samuel M. Miller P.O. Box 30 Warren, OH 44482 Phone: (330) 393-6624

Products and Services: Heating & Cooling Janitorial Supplies Bathroom Accessories Cabinets & CounterTops Residential Water Systems Plumbing

LexisNexis Resident Screening Amanda Howard 22211 Michigan Ave. #515 Dearborn, MI 48124 Phone: (313) 429-3021 Fax: (877) 243-1787 Email: LexisNexis Resident Screening helps you quickly assess tenant risk using the most advanced technology and comprehensive data in the industry.

Rose Pest Solutions Michael A. Smith 3499 State Road, Suite B Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 Phone: (800) 263-4611 Email: Rose Pest Solutions provides comprehensive pest management solutions for commercial and residential clients. We specialize in bed bug eradication as well as eradication and control for all other pests and wildlife. Education and training classes are available to help maximize the ability to manage and prevent pest infestations. Rose is the oldest pest management company in the nation and will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2010.

Somers Agency, Inc William Somers 42815 North Ridge Rd. Elyria OH 44035 Phone: (800) 722-9804 Email: Somers Agency, Inc. was established in 1898 and remains a family owned & operated business. William O. Somers, President (3rd generation owner) and Chris Fichtner,Vice-President (4th generation owner) are actively involved in sales and risk management. We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation, highly trained staff, and over 110 years of experience.

Welker Mckee Ron Buffa 6606 Granger Rd. Cleveland Ohio 44131 Phone: (216) 447-0050 Email: Welker Mckee is a plumbing and heating wholesaler celebrating our 101st year in business. We specialize in rough and finish plumbing products as well as Weil McClain boilers and hot water heating products. Our hours are 7:30-4:30pm Mon-Fri. and 8am-noon on Saturdays.

Ohio Biohazardous Recovery Lee Surgener 5379 Sabrina Ln N.W Warren, OH 44483 Phone: (866) 349-4024 (on call 24/7) Fax: (330) 678-8523 Email: Ohio Bio was founded in 2005, headquartered in Warren, Ohio and is now bringing an office to Cuyahoga County. Ohio Bio is a crime and trauma scene cleaning company. Specializing in blood cleanup, unattended death cleanup, odor removal, and mold remediation. Registered with the EPA and on call 24/7.

Royal “T” Remodeling Brian Jacob 11462 Drake Rd North Royalton, OH 44133 Phone: (440) 230-2021 Fax: (440) 230-2021 Email: Royal “T” Remodeling is a full service remodeling company specializing in countertops and cabinetry, including new projects as well as re-facing existing cabinets. Please visit our website for more information or contact us at (440) 230-2021.

Standard Parking Robert Kohler 1301 East Ninth Street, Suite 1050 Cleveland, OH 44114 Phone: (216) 687-0141 Fax: (216) 363-6941 Email: Property owners who want their parking facilities to showcase high-quality operations turn to us for their parking management services. Who are our clients? They are the managers and owners of premier properties across the country. We specialize in providing services to a wide variety of markets. Weltman Weinberg & Reis Co. L.P.A. James M. Doran 323 W. Lakeside Ave Suite 200 Cleveland, OH 44113 Phone: (216) 685-4289 Email: WWR offers full service representation in the areas of commercial and residential Landlord/ Tenant relations. WWR represents the needs of owners, managers and landlords across Ohio. With over 75 years of experience, WWR’s practice areas include bankruptcy, collection services, corporate & financial services, legal action recovery, litigation & defense, probate, real estate default and subrogation throughout the United States and internationally.

Educational Opportunities Maintenance & Technology Skills Courses Taugh t by certifie NATE or A R d instr uctors I

RSC offers an 18-week, one-night-a-week, course designed for HVAC technicians to improve either residential air conditioning or commercial rooftop/ split systems skills. The course concludes with a test for certification.

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NOAA Member discount: $1,725 Non-member cost: $1,925

Monthly Skills Classes Option

This RSC program offers a different topic each week for those technicians who

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are more experienced. Pick and choose which classes interest you. NOAA Member discount: $79 per session Non-member cost: $99 per session

NOAA Primary Members will be recieving more information in the mail.

For more information, visit Brochures are available on NOAA’s website:

NOAA Presents:

Certified Leasing Professionals April 13th and 14th, 2010

Class Schedule 2010 Call 216.241.1635 for early registration Tuition: $279 for members $379 for nonmembers

Tuesday April 13 CLP Class 9:00am - 3:00pm Room 110

Wednesday April 14 CLP Class & Exam 9:00am - 3:00pm Room 110

Exam Schedule Wednesday April 14 Class 9am-12pm Exam 12pm-3pm

All classes located at NOAA University, Western Reserve Building 1468 West 9th Street • Suite 110 • Downtown Cleveland

Educational Opportunities

Educational Seminar:

Bed Bugs March 2nd, 2010

Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm Seminar: 1:00-3:00pm

Seminar Only: $29 Seminar & Lunch: $44 Windows on the River 2000 Sycamore Street • Cleveland, OH 44113

Bed Bug RSVP Attendees for Seminar & Lunch: Attendees for Seminar Only: Name: Company: Address: City: Phone: Names of attendees:

x 44 = $ x $ 29 = $

Zip: Fax:

RSVP to Jacqui at 216.241.1635 or fax the following to 216.241.1636 or via Total = $ Payment Method: Check/Visa/MasterCard/AmEx Card Number: Exp. Date: Signature:

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Lake County Holiday Party

Holiday Photo Album


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Terrie Haycox, Randie Turner, Christina Dubeansky & Greg Tomsich

Clyde & Christina Dubeansky Jacqui Bongiovanni & Greg Tomsich

Richard Tibbits & Valentina Daniolchenko

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Randie Turner & Terrie Haycox Thank you sponsors!

Laura Gorshe & Tom Lang

CORT Conway Land Title Marcus & Millichap Kay Home Improvements Zito Insurance Photos by: Maren Guse

Group Purchasing: CBCAmRent


NOAA and CBCAmRent have teamed up to bring better resident screening to your community… because better data means better business!

NOAA and CBCAmRent have teamed up to

bring better resident screening to your community… because better data mean better business! As an affiliate of CBCInnovis, CBCAmRent offers more than 25 years of resident screening and database management experience and provides customized screening solutions with a focus on data quality.

Accurate screening information is a key ingredient to rental profitability. CBCAmRent combines technology and personal service to provide the most accurate applicant processing information available. CBCAmRent knows that a personal touch is the key to generating long term business relationships, so Amy Stauffer has recently been appointed as the dedicated representative for the greater Cleveland area.

CBCAmRent’s commitment to the apartment industry is demonstrated in its involvement and membership in more local apartment associations than any other resident screening company.

Amy comes to CBCAmRent with many years of customer service experience and enjoys helping businesses on all levels of issues.

Rely on CBCAmRent to equip you with the most accurate and complete screening support information available, because... Better Data Means Better Business!

Amy will be happy to visit your community or management company and offer a complimentary portfolio analysis to evaluate the health of your communities.

We help property owners and managers throughout the United States including the northeast Ohio area improve their bottom line by quickly converting qualified applicants to residents while reducing skips and evictions. CBCAmRent equips you with most accurate and complete information, including: • Instant Multi-state Criminal and Sex Offender Registry Records (including county level data in the Northeast Ohio area) • Instant National Eviction Records (including filings, dismissals, judgments and satisfied cases)

We look forward to earning your business in 2010 and working through our partnership with NOAA. For more information regarding our products and services or to schedule a personal meeting, please contact: Amy Stauffer 216-262-1690

• Instant Identity Validation and Fraud Detection Solutions • Instant In File Credit Reports • Instant Decision and Scoring Tools

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From selection to installation, we’ll make being a landlord easier. hhgregg’s Commercial Division, ready to serve you. Property management pricing and a variety of appliance brands to fit your needs. Join the thousands of multi-family and apartment owners throughout the Midwest and Southeast who look to hhgregg as their supplier for major appliances. • Competitive pricing • 2 day delivery • Emergency weekend delivery • Employee purchase program • 1 call service solution • National call center Contact Stu Kaine | 216-276-0436 Visit our website at division for other store locations.

Property Management Companies | Multi-family

Going Green With E-Star Appliances More than one Green to consider when purchasing appliances! “E-Star” is what today’s generation is looking for when they are shopping. It is the most recognized label used today. By converting current appliances to a more modern and energy efficient standard, the E-Star rated appliance, consumers can save a significant amount of money on gas, water, and electric bills while also helping the environment.


uying appliances has changed in recent years. Customers are used to looking for the same name brands that our families, friends, and businesses have been using for decades, such as Frigidaire, G.E., Westinghouse and many others.

The term “Going Green” now applies to our appliances, computers, and even flat panel televisions. A combination of E-star rated products will save an average household up to 30% a year in utility bills compared to non E-star products. That is great for a household, but what about the savings for apartment owners and multi-family home owners? Along


with saving on large energy bills, E-Star appliances can be used as a great marketing tool by offering the savings to their tenants while also increasing profit margin. These E-Star rated appliances offer several advantages to consumers and provide us with the added benefit of an ecologically responsible business stance. Using less energy and fewer natural resources greatly reduce harmful pollutants put into the air and water every day. The next time you make your appliance purchase ask yourself, which means more to you the price you are paying for your appliances or what you are saving with them? By Jon Gensel Commercial Representative hhgregg

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Getting Grounded in Grounds Management Annual Review: Evaluating Needs and Performance equipment may upgrade the capabilities of different providers, or a change in crew could effect performance. Your property may have undergone changes that demand a different approach to maintenance.

Complacency has no place in

maintaining an appealing property. What worked for you three years ago may not be the best solution for you now; and without a regular review of your specifications, processes … and your grounds management partner, you won’t know if you’re getting the best results for your budget. It’s wise to conduct an annual review of your grounds management needs. As winter quickly approaches, now is the best time to schedule that effort. Unbeknownst to most, the grounds management industry is a very dynamic institution, and frequent changes constantly reshape the playing field — there is far more to the process than simply getting your lawn mowed each week. If you have selected a good, proactive vendor to provide these services, they should be the one to initiate this discussion with you. If not, you may want to consider a complete review and selection process to begin the next Spring season with a fresh perspective. An effective management plan involves numerous variables, many of which can change from year to year. Advances in technology and

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Budget is always an overriding issue, and payment arrangements, contract extension discounts or bundling options may offer you more services for the same or perhaps even a lesser investment. Again, a good grounds management partner should approach you to discuss these items each season; otherwise, be sure you are the one to drive this process with any new partner. If you have a good relationship with your current provider, the annual review will likely be a thorough review of your needs, discussed over a comfortable lunch together. Issues that you should be sure to address each year involve concerns you may have noticed with quality, stability of staff and crew, planned changes to your property and budget or billing arrangements. A great grounds management firm will always have your property’s best reflection at heart, and will likely raise items with you that you may not have even considered in an effort to continue to raise the standard and quality of performance. Choosing a new grounds management partner requires proper due diligence to be sure you make a selection with lasting potential — changing partners

every year will never deliver the best results for your needs. Start by qualifying their capabilities: size of crew and support staff, account management structure, equipment, technology, and experience. This initial objective review will help quickly identify those firms which are even able to deliver the needs you have. However, it’s the more subjective qualities that have the biggest impact on results. Ask for and follow up on references … visit those properties and satisfy yourself that their appearance meets the standards you expect for your own grounds. Walk your property, several times, with any prospective partner. Ask them for their opinion and recommendations — be sure they don’t offer all praise; chances are your property isn’t perfect and if they fail to give you an honest evaluation, they probably won’t be willing to actively manage your needs throughout the year either. Finally, it’s your responsibility to draft a clear, concise and thorough specification document. Know exactly how big your property is, what services you are asking for and the frequency with which tasks will be performed. Obviously, you can create this outline by gathering input from each prospective firm, but unless

Getting Grounded in Grounds Management you are able to precisely compare each company bidding, choosing the best partner for your budget is not possible. Deliver your specification document to each bidding firm and request that additional recommendations beyond the scope you defined be bid as separate line items. When you do make your final decision, make sure one final time that the expectations of both parties reconcile. It serves nobody well to have a relationship fall apart over poor

communication. Remember, you will never find a grounds management firm that wants to lose money caring for your property ‌ they need to make a profit too. As with any business process and decision, being thorough and deliberate is crucial in selecting and directing a grounds management partner. If you have been clear and honest up front, and they have also been open with you in return, you will be able to build a long-term relationship with your provider. Having

a partner that knows your property, understands your expectations, and constantly looks to find ways to improve your image, is the ultimate goal in creating and maintaining enviable properties.

By: Jim Schill Schill Landscaping & Lawn Care Services, Inc.

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Understanding Tenant Rent Deposit Escrow Cases in Ohio


hio Revised Code §5321.07 is a section of the Landlord-Tenant Act that provides tenants in Ohio with the remedy of depositing their rent with the court. This is referred to as rent deposit/escrow. After initiating a rent deposit action with the court, a tenant must thereafter pay their full rent, on-time, to the court. A landlord may then seek its release.

Requirements for a Tenant to Deposit Rent The statute provides that a tenant must meet the following requirements to begin a rent escrow action with the court: • Be current with rent. • Not have caused the condition of which they complain. • Be a tenant of a landlord who has more than three apartment units or be a tenant of a landlord with three or fewer apartment units, who has not provided notice in writing of this fact to the tenant. If a landlord has three or fewer apartment units, the landlord should always include this fact in their rental agreements. • Provide their landlord with a written notice that sets forth the basis for their rent deposit at the place where rent is normally paid that sets forth the basis for their rent deposit. • Provide their landlord with a reasonable time or 30 days, whichever is shorter, to remedy the conditions described in their notice. (The reasonableness of the period of time will be determined by the severity of the conditions)

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If a tenant has not met each of these requirements, then they are not a proper tenant to begin depositing their rent with the court. However, even where a tenant has failed to meet one of the above requirements, a court will allow the tenant to deposit their rent. The court will then require the landlord to present evidence at a hearing to prove the rent deposit action was not proper. Hearings must be held within 60 days of application by landlord, absent good cause.

Grounds for Depositing Rent The Code requires that one of the following conditions exist to sustain a proper rent deposit case: • Violations of building, housing, health and safety codes that affect health and safety. • Failure to maintain common areas, elevators, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating fixtures and appliances in a good, safe and sanitary order. • Failure to provide receptacles for removal of ash, garbage, rubbish, when a landlord owns four or more units in the same structure. • Failure to provide access to running and hot water. • Failure to allow a tenant access to the apartment or a landlord’s entering the apartment without proper notice. • A governmental agency finding that the premises are not in compliance with building, housing, health or safety codes. • Breach of a duty imposed on the landlord by the lease.

If a tenant has provided notice and/or commenced a rent deposit action based on grounds other than these, their rent escrow is likely not a proper action. If a tenant acts in bad faith in instituting a rent escrow, the tenant may be liable for damages caused to the landlord. The tenant may also be liable for the landlord’s reasonable attorney’s fees if the tenant intentionally acted in bad faith.

Understanding Tenant Rent Depostit Application for Release of Rent

Obtaining Release of the Rent

After learning of a rent deposit action, the landlord must apply for its release. This application may be made at any point after the rent deposit has begun. The Application may include:

The landlord can obtain release of the rent on deposit in any of the following ways: • Correct the issues and resolve the matter with the tenant. Have the tenant sign a release to be filed with the court. • Demonstrating to the court that the requirements for depositing rent (above) were not met by the tenant. • Demonstrating to the court that the landlord has no duty, under the grounds for a rent deposit (above). • Proving to the court that any conditions contained in the tenant’s notice have been rectified.

• A statement that the tenant has failed to meet one or more of the above requirements. • A statement that any complained of conditions do not meet the requirements of the code as proper grounds to institute a rent deposit. • A statement that any conditions that form the basis of the action have been repaired (if the conditions have been repaired). As stated, the rent release hearing will be held within 60 days after the landlord makes application for its release. To comply with the code, it is the landlord’s duty to apply for release.

After the landlord has successfully received an order from the court to release the rent on deposit, the clerk of courts will generally mail a check to the landlord. Any interest that accrues on the deposited rent will be retained by the court and the clerk of courts may charge a fee of 1% on the amount deposited. By Stephan P. Babik, esq. JAVITCH, BLOCK & RATHBONE LLP

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“Burton Carol Management’s possibilities are limitless.”

As you walk into the Burton Carol

Management headquarters, you are immersed in the culture of accomplishment that continued forward from what once was Consolidated Management, Inc. and is now Burton Carol Management, LLC. Joy Anzalone, Chief Operating Officer of Burton Carol Management, LLC believes that anyone who ever meets Bill Risman, founder of Consolidated Management Inc. (CMI), will forever remember his vivid blue eyes, incredible leadership and astounding success; traits also found in his

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son, Rob G. Risman (minus the blue eyes), who is President and CEO of Burton Carol Management. “Rob and I have worked together for well over twenty years and together we have moved mountains,” Joy proudly states. “Everything we have created at Burton Carol Management honors the traditions and excellence of CMI that we wanted to carry forward. It is a dream come true.”

The eminent duo’s most recent accomplishment was the successful reconfiguration of the apartment management end of Consolidated Management Inc. into Burton Carol Management—a feat that was not easily accomplished. “When you have a 50 year old family business owned by two brothers, Bill and Bob Risman, and each side of the family has different long term future goals, it is not easy to break that apart”. However Rob and Joy did so as a win/win for both sides of the family. Each side was able to achieve there long term objectives and formed new companies rising out of the success of Consolidated Management, Inc. – and for Rob and Joy, it was to create a management company comprised of excellent multi-family properties with a core group of outstanding associates that are like family. The Burton Carol name integrates the middle names of Rob Risman’s parents, William Burton Risman and Marion Carol Risman and represents the best of Consolidated Management Inc. Commencing operations January 1, 2010, Burton Carol Management, LLC is the apartment management successor to CMI, building on its solid foundations and flourishing presence in the multi-family management business. Seeking opportunities to grow, Burton Carol Management is

Burton Carol Management, LLC The Successor to Consolidated Management, Inc. actively looking to do so by acquiring new properties and expanding into new markets. Additionally they have launched a third party management division that will tap into the wealth of experience that already exists within their group. It is an area of expertise that will flourish and grow as they do. “We will be a natural at this,” says Joy, “as we only know how to do things one way. We will manage for others no different than we manage for ourselves, as it is our reputation that is on the line. We give everything we do 120%, and though we have been asked for years to manage for others, we were not willing to do so, until we could give it our undivided attention. The time is now.”

“The tough times have allowed us to become even better. Our properties are successful — and that never happens by accident.” Burton Carol Management has relocated to its new headquarters, located in the Chagrin Highlands corridor of Warrensville Heights. They bought the building in May of 2009 in anticipation of the move. Completed in 2008, this state of the art building is conducive to a happy and productive work environment. The company owns and manages approximately 25 properties containing over 4,500 suites, located in the Cleveland area as well as the Tampa Bay region and Metropolitan Detroit. The Burton Carol Management staff is comprised of almost all of the previous CMI associates. In addition to retaining the best people and the best philosophies of CMI, Burton Carol Management also kept the best group of properties that Joy refers to as “the dream team.” She means that on many levels.

leads by example and it shows in all that they do,” Joy exclaimed. Additionally Marcia Hayward,VP and Director of Property Operations in Florida and Joseph Kincaid,VP and Director of Property Operations in Michigan were key CMI associates who each had well over 20 years of excellence with CMI and bring that same excellence to Burton Carol Management. All three Divisional Vice Presidents started in entry-level positions and worked their way up. It is a theme that rings true to many of the associates who are a part of this company. As Burton Carol Management ventures into new markets and seeks new opportunities, they will encourage prospective clients to look at their current operation as a “reference guide of what we can do,” says Joy. “Our greatest strengths are, without a doubt, our people; our experience; our results; and our work ethic. Our reputation is everything to us. We would rather pass on a property that we did not think we could improve upon then just take an assignment for the fees. We are in this for the long term,” explained Joy. In today’s economic climate, many multi-family management companies are remaining stagnant, clinging to their residents and hoping for a nationwide economic rebound. Burton Carol Management is different from the majority, viewing the current economy as a positive opportunity for growth, expansion and a way to create an even more loyal customer base. “We are always looking for ways to improve our operations. It is what is so exciting about this business and it keeps us on our toes,” said Joy. In order to remain successful for over fifty years, “you have to be good,” said Joy. “The tough times have allowed us to become even better. Our properties are successful—and that never happens by accident.”

“John Petryshin,VP and Director of Property Operations for Ohio, and I have assembled a management team that is second to none. Our associates on site are exceptional and their longevity and dedication is remarkable. Our company has won the coveted NOAA Key Award Property Manager of the Year for two years in a row as well as multiple platinum, gold and silver awards. I credit that to John, who is relentless on the details, along with our fabulous Regional Property Managers, who encourage our people to be the best they can be. Every one of them

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Joy is well qualified to guide the company. She is a past Northeast Ohio Apartment Association President and currently NOAA’s Executive Committee Treasurer. Joy views her position at NOAA as an opportunity to participate in the collective sharing of knowledge and an opportunity to give back to the industry. Over the years, Joy has won the NOAA Award for Manager of the Year (1991) and Board Member of the Year (1997). Joy believes that, “to be truly successful in this market, you must tap into the benefits of being a part of NOAA. Not being a member is a big mistake!” She is extremely proud of Ralph McGreevy and how far he has taken the association during his tenure. Joy helped spear head the search for a new Executive Vice President of NOAA in 1997 that brought Ralph McGreevy to NOAA and readily acknowledges that he has taken this association further than anyone could have dreamed. She calls Ralph “the rainmaker of all times. Ralph makes it happen.”

“NOAA is one of the strongest apartment associations in the country... none even closely compare.” In addition to NOAA, Joy has participated in the Detroit and Tampa Bay apartment associations and believes that NOAA is, “one of the strongest apartment associations in the country... none even closely compare,” said Joy. She is frequently asked to share her experience through educational and motivational speaking engagements both locally and nationally for local apartment associations, other companies as well as Multi-Housing World. She is also a frequent panelist in the hotel industry—a passion she never gave up. Additionally she was recently interviewed for a book highlighting interviews with the 50 best property management professionals in the nation. She laughs about that saying “they must have run short of qualified candidates.” With more than 20 years of experience in the multifamily housing industry, Joy is a prominent individual in the industry. Joy graduated from Kent State University in 1980 with high hopes of becoming a criminal reporter and, unbeknownst to her, landed the opportunity of a lifetime a housekeeping job with CMI.

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Just after graduating from Kent, and weeks away from marrying her high school sweetheart, Joy’s mother passed away, leaving her devastated and heartbroken. With no energy or motivation to begin the job hunt, and with no money to pay the rent, Joy and her husband Tony moved into a CMI hotel in Willoughby, Ohio that Tony had just taken a job at. Out of desperation and convenience, Joy took a housekeeping job at the hotel and though she never set her sights on where that job would go she quickly began climbing the corporate ladder. With the support and encouragement of her husband and father, Joy believed that there were no mountains too high to climb. Her parents always raised her to believe in herself and to always strive to give everything her all . To this day Joy values her dads love and guidance and is devoted to him in every way. Joy also readily acknowledges that her mentor and role model in the business is Bill Risman, “who took me under his wing and taught me everything. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity that was given to me. Bill is everything I wanted to emulate in business and I had to work twice as hard just to keep up with him.” Within the first few years, Joy was promoted numerous times before her first management assignment at one of the CMI hotels in 1984. Joy received several promotions over the following years, including Vice President of CMI’s Hotel Division followed by Director of Properties of the Ohio Apartment Division in 1990, which is when she joined NOAA. Joy was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Management, Inc. in 1995 and remained there right through 2010 when she and Rob spearheaded the wind down of CMI. With that came the rebirth and creation of Burton Carol Management and as COO of the new and ambitious company, Joy believes that “Burton Carol Management’s possibilities are limitless.” The tag line of Burton Carol Management is Solid Foundations-Solid People and it rings true to exactly what this company is all about. With over 50 years of tradition behind Burton Carol Management, Joy echo’s loudly and often that, “There’s truly no stopping us now.” by Maren Guse

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Key Awards Property of the Year 2009 What It Takes to be Property of the Year Properties are not required to be a luxury communities to enter the Key Awards, nor does is a luxury community guaranteed any bonus points. The three categories of awards, garden communities, multi-story communities, and townhouse communities are judged on the same criteria. Each category receives multiple Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards. The Property of the Year is the best of them all. NOAA Executive Vice President Ralph McGreevy said, “To win Property of the Year, an entrant’s judging sheet has to be flawless, with perfect ratings in each of the over 60 criteria, including a number of hard-earned bonus points.”

The NOAA Key Awards are the apartment industry equivalent to the Oscar’s and the Property of the Year is NOAA’s “Best Picture.” Last year nearly 120 properties entered in the Key Awards. This year the annual celebration banquet will be moving to the Ritz-Carlton from Windows on the River in keeping with the prestige of these awards and welcoming more guests. The property of the year represents a commitment to industry best practices, attention to details, and welltrained staff. The 2009 Property of the Year was awarded to Stone Ridge Apartment Homes, owned and managed by Richland Communities. Stone Ridge Apartment Homes, situated in quaint Berea, are nestled into a hillside complete with lavish landscaping and welcoming signage. First time visitors are impressed by the entrance and clubhouse where property manager Maloni Miller’s office is located. In addition to the traditional comforts and conveniences one expects from a luxury apartment community, such as private patios, vaulted ceilings and walk-in closets, “Our spectacular Community Center offers a unique array of first class amenities including a beautiful clubhouse, resortstyle heated pool, state-of-the-art 24 hour fitness center, business center complete with Internet access, fax and copier service and a gourmet coffee bar for our resident’s enjoyment,” explains Miller. 30 • February 2009

The judging criteria fall within categories including: exterior building conditions, signage, landscaping, model unit presentation, and overall community excellence. Legal requirements and fair housing practices are also part of the judging. For example, not having a fair housing statement posted assures a poor finish, as does inaccessibility for the physically challenged. “We believe that class and comfort go hand in hand. We go above and beyond to provide the finest blend creating a memorable experience and first-class lifestyle,” says Miller.

“It was truly an amazing experience. We were all honored to be recognized for our accomplishments.” No matter the age or size of your property, the following tips and suggestions from Richland Communities, a twotime Property of the Year award winner, can help you better prepare your community for the 2010 Key Awards. Congratulations to Richland Communities and Stone Ridge Apartment Homes for your display of multi-family housing excellence in the Northeast Ohio community. The next Key Awards judging day is June 22, 2010 followed by the Key Awards ceremony on September 2nd, 2010. For more information about the Key Awards and how to enter your properties, contact NOAA at 216-241-1635. by Maren Guse

Property of the Year 2009 Richland’s Stone Ridge What it takes to win Property of the Year Tips and Suggestions from Richland Communities • Present a well maintained community in every aspect • Show only clean, well-maintained, market-ready apartments • Utilize new and fresh marketing campaigns directed at your targeted audience • Promote excellence in customer service by continuously training employees

• Strive to exceed what is expected by going above and beyond on all aspects of property management • Continuously train employees to meet the needs of your grounds and structures • Secure a positive and professional team environment – It takes unity and supportive team members to come together as one to build strength, diversity and success

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DATE PRICE 12/21/09 $6,800.00 10/19/09 $94,000.00 12/2/09 $15,000.00 12/3/09 $15,400.00 12/3/09 $15,400.00 9/30/09 $13,000.00 10/7/09 $290,877.00 10/7/09 $290,877.00 10/7/09 $290,877.00 9/2/09 $18,500.00 11/4/09 $100,000.00 11/17/09 $29,900.00 12/1/09 $27,000.00 8/20/09 $72,000.00 11/12/09 $172,450.00 12/17/09 $677,300.00 12/17/09 $677,300.00 12/17/09 $677,300.00 12/17/09 $677,300.00 2/2/09 $47,000.00 12/2/09 $2,500.00 12/2/09 $2,500.00 12/4/09 $12,000.00 12/4/09 $2,481.00 12/4/09 $10,000.00 12/7/09 $8,200.00 12/7/09 $800.00 12/7/09 $800.00 12/10/09 $8,000.00 12/11/09 $20,000.00 12/14/09 $3,000.00 12/16/09 $1,971.00 12/16/09 $6,250.00 12/17/09 $14,100.00 12/18/09 $5,334.00 12/18/09 $5,334.00 12/18/09 $1,200.00 12/18/09 $16,000.00 12/21/09 $3,000.00 11/25/09 $11,000.00 11/30/09 $50,000.00 11/30/09 $50,000.00 11/30/09 $17,480.00 11/30/09 $78,800.00 12/1/09 $36,667.00 11/19/09 $33,334.00 11/20/09 $2,500.00 11/20/09 $250.00 4 11/20/09 $14,900.00 11/20/09 $14,900.00 11/18/09 $16,034.00 11/18/09 $46,667.00 9/24/09 $10,000.00 9/25/09 $48,000.00 9/3/09 $33,334.00 9/29/09 $5,000.00 9/4/09 $10,000.00 9/29/09 $19,500.00 9/2/09 $600.00 9/14/09 $2,000.00 10/1/09 $13,000.00

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Vandette Steven BOESCH CHRISTOPHER JR 8/24/09 $95,000.00 Ib Property Holdings LLC MJS 80TH LLC;+ 9/9/09 $50,000.00 Lumbus-Johnson T Dorene BELOW MARKET PROPERTIES 10/1/09 $2,250.00 Lumbus-Johnson T Dorene BELOW MARKET PROPERTIES 10/1/09 $2,250.00 Lumbus-Johnson T Dorene BELOW MARKET PROPERTIES 10/1/09 $2,250.00 Lumbus-Johnson T Dorene BELOW MARKET PROPERTIES 10/1/09 $2,250.00 Lumbus-Johnson T Dorene BELOW MARKET PROPERTIES 10/1/09 $2,250.00 Stoutt Warren PENNY MAC LOAN SERVICES LLC 8/25/09 $7,000.00 Rre West Tech LLC W TECH LP 9/15/09 $4,500,000.00 Rre West Tech LLC W TECH LP 9/15/09 $4,500,000.00 Rre West Tech LLC W TECH LP 9/15/09 $4,500,000.00 City Of Cleveland KEITH PIERCE BUILDERS LLC 9/28/09 $3,687.00 Shaker Square Towers LLC SDPI LLC;+ 8/31/09 $931,000.00 Shaker Square Towers LLC SDPI LLC;+ 8/31/09 $931,000.00 Leader Real Estate Ltd CRANDELL PARK APARTMENTS LLC 9/10/09 $450,000.00 Leader Real Estate Ltd CRANDELL PARK APARTMENTS LLC 9/10/09 $450,000.00 Federal National Mortgage As. HANSLIK MARK A 8/25/09 $21,334.00 Shorebank Cleveland PITTMAN JAVON 8/28/09 $26,667.00 Taylor Michael A NJ FINDERS KEEPERS LLC 9/29/09 $52,000.00 Taylor Michael A NJ FINDERS KEEPERS LLC 9/29/09 $52,000.00 Ens Reo Group LLC AURORA LN SVCS LLC 9/9/09 $1,000.00 Smith Charles A FIRST-RATE DESIGN LLC 9/3/09 $300.00 Smith Charles A FISHER MILTON L 9/3/09 $800.00 Solonche Karen OPTEUM MORTGAGE SERIES 2005-4 8/28/09 $10,100.00 Gay Brandy A N ORTH COAST DIVERSIFIED 8/31/09 $300.00 Federal Natl Mtg Assn Fnma PATTERSON JEAN 9/11/09 $8,000.00 Gsd Investments LLC RICHARD T WILEY FAM PTSHP LTD 8/21/09 $76,800.00 Graham Chantrell D SIMPSON DOROTHY 9/14/09 $500.00 Federal Natl Mtg Assn Fnma ADAMS MICHAEL A JR/NANCY 10/6/09 $166,667.00 Federal Natl Mtg Assn Fnma ADAMS MICHAEL A JR/NANCY 10/6/09 $166,667.00 Erie Restoration Group Inc M/M PROPERTIES R/E TRUST 10/5/09 $42,545.00 Blue Ground Properties SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 10/1/09 $14,000.00 Point Lobos Funding LLC UNITED MANAGEMENT/INV LLC 10/6/09 $32,500.00 City Of Cleveland CHAMPION DARNELL L 9/28/09 $20,476.00 Garrett Terry BARNES ALBERT L/ELEANOR 9/3/09 $300.00 Adams Elsie US BANK NA 9/18/09 $700.00 Federal Natl Mtg Assn Fnma NGHIEM DUC 10/2/09 $66,667.00 Triskett Apartments LLC SENYITKO RUTH P 10/14/09 $425,000.00 Triskett Apartments LLC SENYITKO RUTH P 10/14/09 $425,000.00 Firstmerit Bk Na FANOUS MOHSEN 10/22/09 $39,000.00 Stonecrest Income & Opportunity BANK OF NY RAMP 2003RS9 10/22/09 $1,475.00 Stonecrest Income & Opportunity BANK OF NY RAMP 2003RS9 10/22/09 $1,475.00 Jenkins Kent HILL MARK W 10/26/09 $66,800.00 Odea Ltd GALAN GWYN 10/27/09 $170,000.00 Hurd Edward N Jr KLEIN JUDITH L 10/28/09 $115,000.00 Hurd Edward N Jr ESKIN ROBERT J. 10/28/09 $60,000.00 Urban Investment Group Inc WALRUS PROPERTIES LLC 10/30/09 $1,000.00 Pardamean Gabriel BARNES GARY S 10/30/09 $145,000.00 Pardamean Gabriel BARNES GARY S 10/30/09 $145,000.00 Ib Property Holdings LLC FRANKLIN MANOR APARTMENTS LLC 11/2/09 $93,800.00 Eisenberg Jeffrey C PARK PLACE SERIES 2005-WCH1 11/6/09 $31,000.00 Leader Real Estate Ltd LYDRIS MANAGEMENT III LLC 11/6/09 $225,000.00 Jp Morgan Chase Bank Na FEDERAL HOME LOAN MTG CORP 11/9/09 $40,000.00 Friedman Oina STEWARDSHIP FUND 11/13/09 $4,480.00 Marilu Properties LLC CREPD LLC 11/17/09 $160,000.00 Wja Properties Inc CHAGRIN INC 11/2/09 $440,000.00 Hartville Investment Co LLC 1845 PROPERTIES LLC 10/28/09 $215,000.00 City Of Hudson PROCACCIO VINCENT G/PAMELA C 10/29/09 $4,275.00 Gcp Management LLC BLUE SPRUCE ENTITIES LLC 8/26/09 $1,000.00 Rlw Business Ents TORMAX LLC 8/24/09 $11,040.00 Davis Charles E 14408-10 STRATHMORE TRUST;HOLM MAUDIE L 9/3/09 $300.00

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1749 Hayden Ave 1838 Hastings Ave 15997 Nelacrest Rd 333 Washington Ave 903 Oberlin Elyria Rd 903 Oberlin Elyria Rd 4943 Massillon Rd 1170 French Ave 11731 Lake Ave 11731 Lake Ave 13386 Madison Ave 1594 Ridgewood Ave 2066 Magee St 2107 Robin St 12002 Lake Ave 11871 Lake Ave 1574 Ridgewood Ave Madison Ave 2066 Magee St 1497 Coutant Ave 1497 Coutant Ave 804 N Central Dr #810 820 N Central Dr #826 726 E Erie Ave 1700 Washington Ave 5080 Lee Rd 3711 Mogadore Rd 3711 Mogadore Rd 3439 Grantwood Dr 3439 Grantwood Dr 6169 Ridge Rd 3439 Grantwood Dr 3439 Grantwood Dr 20201 Fairmount Blvd 20201 Fairmount Blvd 4376 Darrow Rd 4480 Kent Rd 4480 Kent Rd 4480 Kent Rd 4480 Kent Rd 4480 Kent Rd 2644-2655 University Blvd 2644-2655 University Blvd 2644-2655 University Blvd 3938 Tyndall Rd 189 Depot St 28674 Detroit Rd 28670 Detroit Rd 28670 Detroit Rd 28670 Detroit Rd 28670 Detroit Rd 28670 Detroit Rd 28670 Detroit Rd

East Cleveland Mayfield Linda SCOTT HUTCHISON PROPERTIES INC East Cleveland Commodore Housing LLC GO INVEST WISELY LLC East Cleveland Cba Commercial Assets 2006-2 REED REGGIE;+ Elyria Great Homes For You LLC DAVIS JASON E Elyria Kerchmar Mark A DAWSON LORETTA L Elyria Kerchmar Mark A DAWSON LORETTA L Green Salt & Light Investments LLC BROOKSIDE PROPERTIES INC Lakewood Cafarelli Gilberto CAFARELLI GILBERTO Lakewood Bttw Lakewood LLC NAUMANN RICHARD L Lakewood Bttw Lakewood LLC NAUMANN RICHARD L Lakewood Ib Property Holdings LLC LONG JOHN W JR Lakewood Ace Securities Corp 2004-Hs1 BOROSH LAWRENCE C/DONNA Lakewood Citimortgage Inc VARGA JULIUS D Lakewood Federal Natl Mtg Assn Fnma CLINE CARL L/BELINDA;+ Lakewood Marilu Properties LLC CREPD LLC Lakewood Marilu Properties LLC CREPD LLC Lakewood Bear Stearns Trust 2005-1 BEAVER KEVIN Lakewood Ib Property Holdings LLC LONG JOHN W JR Lakewood Dregalla Philip W CITIMORTGAGE INC Lakewood Wetula Leopold E ST PETER CAROLE Lakewood Wetula Leopold E ST PETER CAROLE Lorain Flesch Emil G F Jr FLESCH EMIL G F JR Lorain First Fedl S & L Assn Of Lorain CITY OF LORAIN Lorain Gsamp Trust 2006-Sd3 Mtg STAMMITTI MIKE E Lorain City Of Lorain HUD Maple Heights Gsd Investments LLC SKIDMORE SUSAN J Mogadore Federal Natl Mtg Assn Fnma SHAFFER KAREN M Mogadore Gregory Randall B FEDERAL NATL MTG ASSN FNMA Parma Argent Securities 2005-W3 BELANGER WOODROW L Parma Argent Securities 2005-W3 BELANGER WOODROW L Parma Milstein Properties LLC KUZMA FAM LTD PTSHP Parma House Under Of Blue Bottle LLC ARGENT SECURITIES 2005-W3 Parma House Under Of Blue Bottle LLC ARGENT SECURITIES 2005-W3 Shaker Heights Cura Personalis LLC RWR FAIRMOUNT LLC;+ Shaker Heights Cura Personalis LLC RWR FAIRMOUNT LLC;+ Stow Deecee Ents LLC GROSSO GEORGE D TRUST Stow Stow Kent Nonprofit Hsng STOW KENT GARDENS II DEV. CO Stow Stow Kent Nonprofit Hsng STOW KENT GARDENS II DEV. CO Stow Stow Kent Nonprofit Hsng STOW KENT GARDENS II DEV. CO Stow Stow Kent Nonprofit Hsng STOW KENT GARDENS II DEV. CO Stow Stow Kent Nonprofit Hsng STOW KENT GARDENS II DEV. CO University Heights Cura Personalis LLC RWR FAIRMOUNT LLC;+ University Heights Cura Personalis LLC RWR FAIRMOUNT LLC;+ University Heights Cura Personalis LLC RWR FAIRMOUNT LLC;+ University Heights Cura Personalis LLC RWR FAIRMOUNT LLC;+ Wellington Petsche Gary J LOPER WILLIOS E Westlake Barrington Gardens Assocs LLC BARRINGTON PLACE APTS LL Westlake Barrington Gardens Assocs LLC BARRINGTON PLACE APTS LL Westlake Barrington Gardens Assocs LLC BARRINGTON PLACE APTS LL Westlake Barrington Gardens Assocs LLC BARRINGTON PLACE APTS LL Westlake Barrington Gardens Assocs LLC BARRINGTON PLACE APTS LL Westlake Barrington Gardens Assocs LLC BARRINGTON PLACE APTS LL Westlake Barrington Gardens Assocs LLC BARRINGTON PLACE APTS LL

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