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Embassy Tower:
Embassy Tower is a place where urban residents have everything they could ever need. The community offers a variety of classically designed apartment homes with all the modern amenities we have come to appreciate today. Embassy Tower is truly a place where urban residents have everything needed and where outdoor enthusiasts are only a short 10 minute walk to the Rock Creek Trail. Embassy Tower is surrounded by a plethora of entertainment options, various local parks, countless restaurants, and coffee shops that are within walking distance from your front door.

With outrageously large kitchens, stainless appliances, quartz counters and customizable closets the expansive roof deck and fitness center set in a pet friendly environment are just a few reasons to call Emabassy Tower home. The community is also located within walking distance of the Columbia Heights Metro Station, easily providing access to anywhere you want to be in DC. If you love DC and are searching for the perfect Adams Morgan Apartment, Embassy Tower is indeed the place to call home.

Tilden Hall:
Set along the District’s stately Connecticut Avenue corridor, Tilden Hall is carefully situated in the Cleveland Park neighborhood. With a Walk Score of 79, Tilden Hall offers all the conveniences of urban living right at your door step. Enjoy easy access to restaurants, entertainment, shopping and the Van Ness Metro stop is just three short blocks away. The University of DC, Rock Creek Park and the Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens are also steps from steps from your door.

Amenities to include modern chef kitchens with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, energy efficient heating and air conditioning with individually controlled Nest thermostats, in-home laundry, antique hardwood floors, and so much more.

April 08, 2015 – Wout Coster 1947 – 2015
Today we acknowledge the passing this morning of our friend, our boss, our partner, our mentor, our leader, Wout Coster. Wout started UIP 15 years ago with co-founder Steve Schwat. Previously Wout worked for a Dutch pension fund and pioneered mega projects that changed cities; for example, two towers in Atlanta and two in Boston. Here in DC he built Market Square on Pennsylvania Ave. He is missed by all who knew him.

April 03, 2015 – Ashleigh Keys and Aleta Orem join UIPPM
Ashleigh is joining our team as the DC Regional Manager. She brings over thirteen years of property management expertise, has achieved the designations of COS, CAM, CAPS and is a CPM candidate. Aleta is joining our team as Community Manager. She has managed large properties (600+ units) and has managed multiple sites. Her expertise and leadership will add to our strong PM team.

April 22, 2014 – Peter Bonnell and Heath Wilkinson Named Managing Partners Of The UIP Companies
The UIP Companies, Inc. of Washington, DC has two new full managing partners: Peter Bonnell, Senior Vice President of UIP Asset Management, and Heath Wilkinson, President of UIP General Contracting.

November 16, 2014 – UIP, Criterion Acquire Two MD Apartment Communities for $39.3 Million
Urban Investment Partners and Criterion Holdings have acquired two Maryland apartment communities with a total of 385 units for $39,340,000.

October 14, 2014 – UIP Completes Renovation at 1430 W Street, NW in DC
Urban Investment Partners has completed an extensive renovation of a 1910-era apartment building at 1430 W Street, NW, formerly known as The Madeira, transforming it into a Class A building with a full range of 21st century amenities. The building’s 38 modern apartment homes are leasing rapidly.

September 30, 2014 – Jennie Hawkins Joins UIP Property Management
UIPPM has appointed Jennie Hawkins as Vice President of Operations, serving as effective head of UIPPM. Kate Costello was also hired and will serve as Regional Manager for UIPPM, supervising all of UIPPM’s property management staff.

January 8, 2014 – Guest Suite Available at The Argonne
Friends and family of Argonne residents can enjoy up to 6 days in a fully furnished apartment home for only $75 per night, including parking, in DC’s hottest neighborhood. See your property manager for reservations.

December 04, 2013 – UIP Teams Up With Uber for the Holidays
Ride with Uber and be merry, it’s on us! Take $20 off your first ride (excludes taxi) when you use the code: UIPMERRY. First time users only.
Happy Holidays from the UIP Companies.

November 18, 2013 – UIP, PRP, And Perseus Realty Acquire 289-Unit Capitol Park Tower
A group that includes Urban Investment Partners (UIP), PRP LLC, and Perseus Realty has acquired the 289-unit Capitol Park Towers apartment complex in Washington, DC. The group plans to invest in significant improvements over the next several years.

September 9, 2013 – UIP Completes Renovations at 1841 Columbia in Adams Morgan
Urban Investment Partners (UIP) is nearing completion of a $7.5 million renovation of the 114-unit, eight-story apartment building at 1841 Columbia Road, NW, in the heart of the city’s storied Adams Morgan neighborhood. 1841 Columbia enjoys an unsurpassed location on the same block as the highly popular restaurants Café Napoleon, Mintwood Place, Cashion’s Eat Place, and Perry’s, as well as Yes! Organic Market.

February 21, 2013 – Move UiP with Renter Rewards
UIP is rolling out a brand new program for current residents who are interested in taking the leap from renter to home owner. UIPPM residents can apply 100% of their rent toward the purchase of a UIP condominium, up to 5% of the total sales price. Learn more here or contact Steve Schwat.

February 12, 2013 – Don’t pass up this rare opportunity at The Biltmore!
Located in the heart of historic Kalorama Triangle and overlooking Rock Creek Park sits the former home to William H. Taft, 27th President of the United States, and Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer prize winner and former investigative journalist for the Washington Post. The Biltmore combines historical charm with modern day conveniences. The Biltmore is within walking distance to everything, including shopping, entertainment and the Woodley Park Metro station.

November 30, 2012 – Now Leasing! Park Road Courts in Columbia Heights
Park Road Courts provides fabulous apartment homes in the heart of one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Columbia Heights.
 Located off the Green and Yellow Metro lines, Columbia Heights is a mecca of dining and shopping and home to Howard University. Find your new apartment home at Park Road today!

November 7, 2012 – How are we doing? Rate your experience! 
UIP Property Management, Inc. is committed to providing outstanding customer service.  Please take a few minutes to rate your experience. Your response will help us as we continuously work to improve our resident services. Take this quick survey and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Starbucks!

October 24, 2012 – House Hunters Visit Kalorama (CurbedDC)
Tomorrow night’s episode of House Hunters follows a couple who scopes out one of the units at the newly-renovated WY18, plus two other places in the area. Tune in at 10pm to see our city on the small screen.

October 22, 2012 – Historic Renovation Opens in Heart of Columbia Heights (UrbanTurf)
After an attentive yearlong renovation, Columbia Heights’ historic Park Road Courts is nearing completion. The 28-unit apartment building, overhauled by historic renovation experts Urban Investment Partners (UIP), is located at 1346 Park Road NW and will be ready for move-in in mid November. It is now open for tours.

October 9, 2012 – 12 Apartments Left at Petworth’s New Quin (UrbanTurf)
All of the remaining units include modern updates like central air and heat, brand new open-format kitchens with islands and built-in shelving, and completely updated bathrooms. They also have some rather unique conveniences like USB outlets, making it easy to plug in iPads and iPhones around the house. Stainless steel appliance packages complete the kitchen upgrades, and every apartment comes standard with energy-saving combination washer/dryer units.

October 9, 2012 – Find your new home in Brightwood NW 
The Brightwood NW community is a hidden gem located just north of Petworth and just south of Silver Spring with easy access to Military Road, American University, and the new Wal-Mart. Brightwood offers affordable housing options where you can get more space for less. Home to Fort Stevens and the National Battleground Cemetary, Brightwood is filled with Civil War History. According to, “On July 12, 1864, President Lincoln came under fire at Fort Stevens… an event that is commemorated annually as Fort Stevens Day.” The residents of Brightwood are second to none. The community is filled with passionate residents who truly care about the community. In a transient city where the sense of community can easily be lost, it is great to see a community filled with so much passion and history. UIP Property Management, Inc. manages several residences in the Brightwood community; 5912 14th Street NW, 716 Madison, 720 Madison, 723 Jefferson, 806 Longfellow and 810 Longfellow. Find your Brightwood apartment today!

September 26, 2012 – Green is the new Metallica: ShredFest 2012 a Success
Residents and community members came out ShredFest last Saturday, Sept. 15 to recycle their old electronics and shred their old documents. Residents also enjoyed some free shredded pork sandwiches and watched their old documents get dumped and shredded through giant blades! At the end of the day, we all took a look at the pile of confetti in the back of the truck. ShredFest is a community event where residents and community members can recycle old electronics and shred old documents to protect against identity theft and help to preserve the environment.
UIP Property Management hosts a variety of community events to enhance their residents’ quality of life, to preserve the environment, and to strengthen the community. Keep checking back for more UIPPM events!

September 26, 2012 – Come Check Out What’s On Tap…
We are excited to welcome our newest commercial tenant to the neighborhood! Uptown Tap House opened last week in Cleveland Park and they have a little something for everyone. On Monday, you can indulge yourself with some all-you-can-eat wings and watch Monday Night Football on one of their 20 TVs. Get the most bang for your buck on Wednesday and enjoy surf and turf for only $24. And be sure to check out all 40 of their beers on tap, any night of the week. Visit or follow @UptwnTapHouseDC on Twitter to learn more.

September 17, 2012 – Coming Soon: 1346 Park Road. Lease Now! Schedule a tour now!
Park Road Courts is ready for you to tour and call home. After a year long, complete renovation, 1346 Park Road NW is simply beautiful in every way. From the deep and thoughtful boutique lobby and halls to the 21st century outfitted apartments, the only thing left from the old original apartments are the antique wood floors that have been meticulously restored. The electric, plumbing and heating/cooling systems are all brand new, including everything from the walls to the bathroom tile to the kitchens, which have been outfitted with wood cabinetry, smartly sized appliances, including laundry equipment, microwave ovens and dishwashers. Come in and check out the USB recharging outlets, the chocolate brown bathroom tile and all the other special little features in this wonderful restoration you will want to call home. 1346 Park Road NW is comprised of mostly 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom apartments, designed in a perfect roommate-style configuration. Find your Park Road apartment today!

September 17, 2012 – 1349 Kenyon Street NW  – Newly renovated apartments are still available
1349 Kenyon Street NW – Newly renovated apartments are still available at 1349 Kenyon Street NW, around the corner from the Metro and in the heart of Columbia Heights. Many apartments have balconies and we there are a number of cool studio apartments still available. Of course, all of these apartments come with a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave ovens, UIPs exclusive USB charging outlets and so much more, including commercial laundry equipment in the cellar plus a secured and fob accessible bike storage room. The building also has beautiful and newly renovated exterior landscaping as well as lobby and stairs. Learn more about Kenyon House apartments today!

July 17, 2012 – The Meticulously Renovated Apartments of Kenyon House (UrbanTurf)
In addition to the 1920s detail, the meticulous renovation, and fantastic finishes, the prime location of Kenyon House, just one block from the Columbia Heights Metro station on the Yellow and Green Lines, earned the address a walkability score of 91. Or, in the words of, a “Walker’s Paradise.”

May 3, 2012 -The New Hampshire & The Quincy—Petworth Apartments with History (UrbanTurf)
Petworth is one of many DC neighborhoods for which the word “resurgent” has become a common descriptor. While that resurgence is in part due to the fact that the neighborhood is home to a number of new residential construction projects, one of the most charming aspects of Petworth is the existing architecture. Local developers Urban Investment Partners (UIP) recognized this when they bought and renovated The New Hampshire and The Quincy, two historic brick apartment buildings at the intersection of New Hampshire and Georgia Avenues.


January 17, 2013 – UIP Welcomes Back Long-Time Residents at 1346 Park Rd NW
Two long-time residents of Park Road Courts, at 1346 Park Road NW in Columbia Heights, returned to their homes after a yearlong renovation to their building. Ms. Bennett and Ms. Fuentes were temporarily moved into other apartments for the duration of the full gut rehabilitation. UIP covered all moving costs and provided custom finishes at no extra cost to these residents. The residents will enjoy their renovated apartments at rent-controlled rents, the same rent as they paid before they moved out for the restoration. 

November 5, 2012 – UIP Fights Hunger and Homelessness.
Urban Investment Partners (UIP) is joining the fight to end hunger and homelessness in the metro Washington DC area. This November, UIP will donate $1 to The Anne Frank House (AFH) for every canned food item donated at a UIP participating location.

October 11, 2012 – HGTV House Hunters will feature WY18 Condominiums.
Will WY18 impress two DC lawyers on the hunt for a new home? Find out on Oct 25 at 10 p.m. EST.

October 5, 2012 – Come See What All The Dust is About… At Kenyon House!
Nestled in the heart of Columbia Heights, Kenyon House is the perfect place for those who enjoy mixing modern with tradition.

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