Village Green Executive Vice President Named One of “CRE’s 2017 Best Bosses” by Real Estate Forum

August 22, 2017

The embodiment of delivering authentic experiences, the award recognizes Barbara Hale as an outstanding leader and visionary in the real estate industry
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. July 12, 2017 – Village Green, one of the nation’s largest apartment property management companies, is proud to announce Barbara Hale, executive vice president, has been recognized as one of “CRE’s Best Bosses” for 2017 by Real Estate Forum. Demonstrating exceptional leadership, innovative strategic thinking and comprehensive management and motivational skills, Hale has been instrumental in Village Green’s growth during her tenure, and in particular over the past year, helping to guide the company through a successful corporate leadership transition.

“We are thrilled that the CRE community is learning what we already know about Barbara, that she is an exceptional leader and passionate advocate for our people,” said Diane Batayeh, chief executive officer of Village Green. “Her dedication to this company, its employees and valued customers has proven vital to our mission of delivering authentic experiences daily.”

For the second year, Real Estate Forum compiled a list of industry leaders whose innovative management qualities have earned them recognition from employees, peers and other real estate professionals. Identified through a survey of industry players, recipients of “CRE’s Best Bosses” demonstrate unique aptitude and value within their respective companies.

With an extensive background in the hospitality industry prior to coming on board, Hale has been with Village Green for more than 10 years. She currently oversees Village Green’s corporate housing division (V-Suites), and all sales, marketing and branding services, initiatives, and practices for Village Green Holding, including business development. Among Hale’s highest achievements, V-Suites received national recognition as being one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2016 under her leadership.

“I’m honored to be the recipient of this award, and it is truly a testament to Village Green’s commitment to excellence and dedication to the growth and development of our employees,” Hale said. “I look forward to continuing this momentum and executing our goal of creating exceptional communities for our clients, residents and employees.”

Hale’s award comes on the heels of Village Green’s recent completion of a year-long strategic transition, including expansion into new markets, the implementation of new and innovative technologies and operational strategies and a new experience-oriented approach to customer service. Following an annual conference aimed at announcing the company’s new vision, Village Green is poised to deliver on its promise to help people live better, live social, and live green. Looking ahead, Hale and Village Green’s passionate team will remain focused on ensuring the customer is at the core of every interaction.
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About Village Green
Village Green is an award-winning Detroit-based apartment management company serving over 150 communities comprised of approximately 40,000 units throughout the United States. Focused on delivering exceptional living through passionate service, the company is operated by a team of industry-recognized professionals whom take great pride in delivering authentic experiences through valued relationships, tailored amenities and uncompromised hospitality.