Lou Baldwin Receives Beacon Award
The Bethesda Center for the Homeless presented Lou Baldwin with its first "Beacon Award". The award was presented for "helping Bethesda carry out its mission to move homeless men and women from streets to housing." Lou has been very active in the effort to eliminate chronic homelessness. He was appointed by Mayor Joines in 2006 to a Blue Ribbon panel which wrote the "Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness." Winston-Salem and Forsyth County then established a Ten Year Plan Commission and the Mayor appointed Lou as Commissioner.
Baldwin states "we are fortunate at Baldwin Properties to be able to play a key role in our community's efforts to house the homeless. I greatly appreciate receiving this honor and want to thank the Property Managers and Customer Services Representatives at our company, and also the great Case Workers from the Bethesda Center for their daily efforts that make this coalition work."
Lou Baldwin Elected to be 2011President-Elect/2012 President of the
North Carolina Association of Realtors
The election results for the 35,000 member organization were announced on September 19, 2010, following a one year campaign.
On September 29, 2009 at the NCAR Convention in Savannah, Georgia Realtor George Bell nominated Lou Baldwin to be the 2012 President of NCAR.
On January 20, 2011 Lou was installed as the 90th President-Elect of NCAR
The text of Realtor Bell's speech follows:
My name is George Bell, and I will serve as the 2010 President of the WS Regional Association of REALTORS.
It is my pleasure to place in nomination the name of Lou Baldwin of WS for 2011 President-Elect, and subsequently 2012 President of NCAR.
Lou has been a leader at the highest level in WS Association for 20 years. He was our President in 1997 and has received numerous awards recognizing his contributions, including the 2001 Realtor of the Year.
I offer you someone who is an established leader in the WS community. Lou is often called upon by our Mayor Joines and other city leaders to be at the table when tackling our community’s largest challenges, from downtown revitalization to ending homelessness.
Lou has received numerous recognitions for his community work. As an example, this past week the Bethesda Center for the Homeless gave Lou its first ever Beacon Award for his efforts in moving the homeless into housing. Also, he has named by the Triad Business Journal as one of “the 50 Most Influential People in the Triad.”
And as an active member of NCAR, I set forth before you a leader who will bring youth and energy to the job, while also having gained tremendous experience and insight through 20 years of active involvement on the state level.
Lou has chaired NCAR’s Property Management Division, served on the Executive Committee as a Regional Vice President, chaired the PAG on Issues Mobilization and served on the PAG on Structure. He serves on Budget and Finance and in 2010 he will chair the Legislative and Issues Mobilization Committees. Lou has served for 15 years as our Federal Political Coordinator to Congressman, now Senator, Richard Burr and was the first recipient of the “FPC of the Year Award’. He has also received the Regional service Award.
My fellow Realtors, I believe we have the right candidate, at the right time, for the future of NCAR, and it is my honor to nominate Lou Baldwin for 2012 President.
Thank you. Lou will you please stand and be recognized?"
Mark Thompson Named "Property Manager of the Year"
Mark Thompson, Vice President and Senior Property Manager with Baldwin Properties, was named the "Property Manager of the Year" by the Property Management Division of the Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors at the organization's December, 2008 meeting. This is a great honor for Mark and for Baldwin Properties.
Baldwin Properties' managers have received this award an unprecedented third time. Randy Honeycutt and Lou Baldwin are each past recipients.
Randy Honeycutt Receives PMD "President's Award
Also at the Property Management Division of the Winston-Salem Association of Realtor's December Meeting, Randy Honeycutt, Vice President and Senior Property Manager, received the "President's Award" for outstanding service to the Division.
This was a very special meeting. Baldwin Properties' Randy Honeycutt and Mark Thompson received the Division's two major awards, Lou Baldwin delivered the invocation and Mark Thompson serenaded those in attendance with several songs of the Christmas Season. Winston-Salem's Mayor, Allen Joines, was the keynote speaker.
Baldwin Properties' Good Neighbor Policy
Baldwin Properties is a professional fee based manager of scattered site commercial, residential and multifamily properties. We do not own properties, we manage properties for investors on a fee basis. Our company manages properties in dozens of neighborhoods throughout the Piedmont Triad. We have provided these services since our founding in 1928.
Our company has a proud history of improving properties and neighborhoods in the communities we serve. We want to be good neighbors and we appreciate good neighbors.
As Good Neighbors, we strive to always:
- obtain a criminal report on our prospective tenants and not rent to tenants that do not meet our criterion. Our policies weigh heavily against renting to prospects with felony convictions, drug or sex crime convictions.
- review credit information and landlord references as part of our screening process. We are 100% committed to offering properties in compliance with Fair Housing and we do not discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status.
- inform our tenants about the terms of our residential Rental Agreement and accompanying “Rules and Regulations”. These contracts call for our tenants to comply with the law and to maintain their homes in a safe and sanitary condition. For single-family residences the tenant is responsible for lawn care including mowing and raking leaves.
Appreciate and respect our neighbors in all of the communities we serve.
- enforce our Rules and Regulations: As a “scattered site property manager” we manage thousands of properties throughout the Triad. We can not be everywhere, all the time. We appreciate feedback from concerned neighbors and assure you we will follow-up appropriately. Due to privacy and contractual concerns, please know that we are not always able to communicate with outside parties as to what steps we are taking to address your concerns. If our tenants are found to be in violation of their Rental Agreement, and the violations are not remedied in a timely manner, we will evict the tenant.
- provide housing that is in compliance with the City Housing Code. We strive to maintain and improve the properties in our portfolio. If Code Violations are found, we work to remedy them in a timely manner.
- comply with zoning: we do not manage boarding houses or any non-compliant residential properties.
Baldwin President Featured in Winston-Salem Journal
November 2007 - Lou Baldwin, the president of the Baldwin Companies, was featured on the front page of the business section of the Winston Salem Journal on November 13, 2007. The article highlighted the efforts of Mr. Baldwin to revitalize the downtown area as well as announcing the expansion of the company with the opening of their new Greensboro office this month. The company is entering it’s 80th year of existence and has grown to include with offices in all three cities in the triad. To read the entire article click on the following link: Winston-Salem Journal Business Section.
Baldwin Introduces Weekly Email of Newly Available Rentals
May 2007 - The Baldwin Companies now offers a free weekly email of new Greensboro rentals, High Point rentals, and Winston-Salem rentals. Simply sign up for the service and rentals which have come available in the last week will be emailed to you every Wednesday. This will enable you to be the first to know about new rentals in your favorite neighborhoods as well as properties with rent specials.
You will receive a short email showing pictures, descriptions, and location of new rentals in Greensboro, Hight Point, and Winston-Salem listed in the last week. This is another way that Baldwin helps you to be the first to know about new rentals so that you can rent your dream home.
Baldwin Introduces Direct Dial Telephone Lines
November 2006 - The Baldwin Companies now offer direct dial telephone lines to property managers to improve ongoing interaction between property managers and clients and vendors. This has been accomplished through the Baldwin Companies investment in a new telephone system to better serve their customers and clients. The new system is being installed in phases over the next few months. The goal is to get our customers and clients to the information or the person they need to reach in the most efficient way possible.
Effective immediately, the main number is available for general questions and to help direct your call to the right person. If you already know the Baldwin professional who can best help you, the direct dial numbers are now available on our updated directory.
Baldwin Introduces Auto Debit To Save Tenants Time & Money
November 2006 - The Baldwin Companies are pleased to introduce our free new service designed to make life easier for our tenants. We are now offering a free auto debit service for those tenants wishing to save money on postage or gas. To fill out an application, click here, and fill out the form.
Baldwin Invests In Cutting Edge Technology
August 2006 - The Baldwin Companies have invested in a new telephone and upgraded computer system to better serve their customers and clients. The new system is being installed in phases over the next few months. The goal is to get our customers and clients to the information or the person they need to reach in the most efficient way possible.
Effective immediately our direct dial extesions are changing to four digit numbers. Please find the updated list in our directory.
Baldwin Companies and Hubbard Realty
Form New Residential Property Management Alliance
May 2006 – The Baldwin Companies and Hubbard Realty, two of the Triad’s leading real estate companies, announced today they have formed an alliance through which The Baldwin Companies will manage Hubbard’s residential real estate properties in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point.
Baldwin Company President Lou Baldwin says that Hubbard will phase out its residential property management division and transfer the management of its company-owned and fee-managed residential properties to Baldwin Property Management, a subsidiary of The Baldwin Companies. Hubbard also will refer future residential management business to Baldwin Property Management.
Baldwin says the alliance is not a merger or a company-ownership transaction. Both companies will remain individually owned and operated.
“We are excited about the potential of our alliance with Hubbard Realty and welcome its residential property management clients and residents to our company,” says Baldwin. “We believe the market share leverage that this alliance allows us to achieve will benefit our clients and we look forward to working with the Hubbard family and Hubbard Realty.”
Hubbard Realty, which has been involved with residential
property management since 1950, will continue to expand its commercial property management operations as well as its real estate development activities.
Bruce Hubbard, president of Hubbard Realty, said he was pleased to have formed the residential property management alliance with Baldwin Property Management.
“We consider Baldwin to be the top residential property management firm in the Triad,” Hubbard says. “As we focus on other aspects of our business, we know that our residential properties and those of our clients will continue to receive a high level of attention and care.”
Through this alliance, Baldwin Properties becomes one of the largest residential property management firms in the Triad.
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