About Urban American Management
Urban American Management, a leading property management firm founded in 1997, owns more than 180 properties throughout the New York metropolitan area. Dealing mainly in multifamily real estate, the company focuses its resources on acquiring properties with potential for new infrastructure, improving energy usage, and revitalizing interiors. Urban American Management strives continuously for management practices that ensure safety, quality, and convenience for its tenants and maintains the philosophy that the resident and property manager share a mutual interest in the property's continued value and maintenance.
Recent energy conservation initiatives at Urban American Management include a companywide transition to LED, compact fluorescent, and other energy-efficient lighting options. Effective December 8, 2011, the firm halted all incandescent lighting purchases in favor of less consumptive alternatives. With more than 500 construction, supply, and maintenance personnel participating in a "Light Bulb Pledge" discontinuing all incandescent bulb replacements and use, Urban American Management stands to limit its carbon dioxide emissions by millions of pounds each year while saving money and reducing utility bills for its tenants. Throughout its history, the firm has allocated more than $10 million towards implementing sustainable energy practices at each of its developments.
Urban American Management additionally remains aware of and involved with other issues affecting the greater community. The company dedicates a portion of its resources to maintaining its Veterans Housing Initiative (VHI), a program focused on providing substantial housing discounts to military veterans returning to civilian life after international deployment. VHI offers one rent-free month for qualifying veterans signing leases with the firm and includes possible exemption from security deposit payments for veterans applying for higher education through the GI Bill.