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Drucker + Falk Ohio Apartment Community Receives 2021 Best in American Living Award

The Nicholas Recognized Among Top Multifamily Projects in the Nation

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently announced the 2021 Best in American Living Award (BALA) winners at the International Builders’ Show, naming The Nicholas, an Edwards Urban Community professionally managed by Drucker + Falk, among the year’s best.


The Nicholas, offering 230 luxury apartment homes, took home Platinum for the “Best Multifamily Development Four to Seven Stories – for Rent,” as well as “Best in Region – Midwest.” Transforming a parking lot into a vibrant, mixed-use community that has added new life to the urban core, this Downtown Columbus community impressed judges with its strategic development, mix of architectural styles, and addition of fresh details and character to the area.


Several teams came together to ensure the community’s developer, Edwards Urban, philanthropic vision of reinvigorating downtown Columbus came true. KEPHART, the architectural firm; Urban Five the builder; MKSK the community’s Landscape Architect / Designer; and Studio 4D the Interior Designer created a multifamily community that has been long-praised by its residents and now recognized nationally by reputable organizations like BALA.


In its 38th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, multifamily, affordable, remodeling, community, and interiors. BALA is built on the principle that all great homes start with great design, no matter cost or size.


Kimberly Krzemien, Director of Multifamily Management with Drucker + Falk said, “We are thrilled that The Nicholas was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders. The Nicholas boasts a customer living experience second to none. With dramatic city views, open living spaces with designer touches to the high-end amenity package and exceptional location, the community offers more than a residence – it offers a lifestyle.”


To learn more about life at The Nicholas, click here.




Founded in 1938, Drucker + Falk is a full-service real estate and investment firm, managing a diverse portfolio of more than 40,000 apartments in 11 states including Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Louisiana. With roots in third party fee management, Drucker + Falk specializes in multifamily management of all asset types, new development construction consultation and lease up, urban revitalization, asset repositioning and stabilization of challenging properties, mixed use management and due diligence services. With more than 3 million square feet under management, Drucker + Falk also offers commercial sales, leasing and management services. 

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