WinnCompanies Honored for Leading Massachusetts in Investing in Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Throughout my career I have worked with individuals from all types of backgrounds and all walks of life. I am proud to be a part of an organization that values and strives to empower minorities and women. This award is a direct reflection of the core values and culture at WinnCompanies. 

Chenelle Brown, Community Relations Coordinator at WinnCompanies, Timothy C. Sullivan, Executive Director of MassHousing,  Arthur Winn, Founder and Principal, WinnCompanies, Gilbert Winn, CEO of WinnCompanies

Chenelle Brown, Community Relations Coordinator at WinnCompanies, Timothy C. Sullivan, Executive Director of MassHousing,  Arthur Winn, Founder and Principal, WinnCompanies, Gilbert Winn, CEO of WinnCompanies

MassHousing Recognizes WinnResidential as M/WBE leader for the 16th Consecutive Year

BOSTON (December 2, 2016) – For the 16th consecutive year, WinnResidential, the property management arm of WinnCompanies, has been recognized as the leader in partnering with minority and women-owned businesses by MassHousing, the independent agency responsible for providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts.

 In a Nov. 11 announcement, MassHousing said WinnResidential led all property management companies in M/WBE expenditures for maintenance and goods and services during the fiscal year that ended June 30 at properties financed by MassHousing.

During fiscal 2016, WinnResidential awarded nearly $4.4 million in work to minority-owned businesses (MBE), nearly $2.45 million to women-owned businesses (WBE), and $1.95 million to enterprises that were both minority and women owned. The total of $8.8 million represents 28.7 percent of the $30.6 million the company spent on vendors at properties funded, in part, by MassHousing in fiscal 2016.

“We appreciate being recognized as the only company to have earned the highest achievement ranking every year since this award’s inception in 1999. I like to think it’s a byproduct of our culture and values,” said Arthur Winn, founder and principal of WinnCompanies. “MassHousing deserves tremendous credit for its national leadership in support of minority and women-owned businesses in the multifamily industry.”

MassHousing tracks the annual expenditures under its Minority and Women-Owned Business vendor program in an effort to encourage equal opportunities for those businesses to benefit from work generated within apartment communities the agency has financed. WinnResidential managed 43 MassHousing-financed properties totaling 7,010 units in fiscal 2016.

“In the past 15 years, we have injected more than $149 million into the state’s economy through our strong relationships with minority and women-owned businesses here,” said Gilbert Winn, CEO of WinnCompanies. “They don’t just share in our success; they are key contributors to it. We value our M/WBE partnerships and the vitality these businesses bring to our communities.”

Read full list of MassHousing Awards