San Diego California Senior Community Earns Top National Honor

Oct 13, 2020

Owned and managed by Goldrich Kest, Columbia Towers, a senior community in downtown San Diego, has earned the coveted Community of Quality Award from the National AffordableHousing Management Association for its clean and safe housing and myriad activities that keep its residents intellectually stimulated.

Culver City, United States - October 13, 2020 /PressCable/ —

Columbia Towers, a senior community situated in a 16-story high-rise in downtown San Diego’s Marine District, has earned the coveted Community of Quality Award from the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for its clean and safe housing and myriad activities programs that keep its residents active, engaged and intellectually stimulated, announced Mike Drandell, CEO of Goldrich Kest, owner and manager of the property.

In addition to a swimming pool, built-in BBQ area, clubhouse, computer lab, fitness room and library, the pet-friendly Columbia Towers keeps residents active with, among other programs, yoga classes, arts and crafts, bingo and tea time. Furthermore, its activities director arranges outside excursions to museums, shopping destinations, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. Columbia Towers is near Seaport Village and Horton Plaza with easy access to the trolley. Featuring studios and one-bedroom units, some with balconies overlooking downtown, the property caters to those 62+ and/or who are disabled.

“We are happy to present Goldrich Kest with the Community of Quality Award for its remarkable contribution to serving seniors of modest means with quality housing that is both safe and healthy while providing a wide range of activities and other essential programs that improve the quality of life of its residents,” said NAHMA Executive Director Kris Cook, CAE.

Added Drandrell, “I’m proud of our team at Columbia Towers who work tirelessly to serve our residents in so many ways from meeting their daily basic needs to keeping them engaged through myriad activities. Goldrich Kest has a long history of providing senior housing with the goal of exceeding the expectations of our residents. Receiving this award helps validate our efforts.”

NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing, is a vital resource for technical education and information and fosters strategic relations between government and industry. NAHMA’s membership represents 75 percent of the affordable housing industry, and includes its most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies.

Recognized as one of the nation’s most successful real estate companies, Goldrich Kest is a privately owned family-run business that can trace its origins back more than 60 years to two entrepreneurs, Jona Goldrich and Sol Kest, who parlayed their meager savings into an empire.

Today, their descendants, known within the company as “G2: The Next Generation,” continue to build upon the eponymous company’s ever-expanding portfolio of residential, commercial, industrial and retail projects. Among them are 122 apartment buildings with 13,544 units, 5 marinas with 2,139 slips, 24 senior living facilities with 4,248 beds, and, scattered throughout the US, more than 6 million square feet of non-residential space. Dozens of its apartment buildings accommodate low-income families and Goldrich Kest offers free after-school and summer programs to keep its young residents engaged and eager to learn. For more information about the company, visit


Contact Info:
Name: Frank Groff
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Organization: Goldrich Kest
Address: 5150 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230, United States
Phone: +1-562-225-9981

Source: PressCable

Release ID: 88980815


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