Greater Gainesville Community Wins National Award

The National Apartment Association recently named The Flats at Tioga Town Center the 2022 ‘Large Community of the Year’

Gainesville, Fla. — The Flats at Tioga Town Center was recently awarded the ‘2022 Excellence Award’ for ‘Large Community of the Year’ by the National Apartment Association (NAA). NAA’s annual Excellence Awards program recognizes outstanding performance and leadership across the rental housing industry – celebrating builders, industry professionals and affiliated apartment associations that make unique contributions to the industry.

“NAA extends congratulations to The Flats at Tioga Town Center for being selected as a winner of this year’s NAA Excellence Awards,” said Bob Pinnegar, NAA President and CEO. He continued, “Throughout the past year, The Flats went above and beyond to create a lasting and meaningful impact on our industry. Your award emphasizes our sincere appreciation for all that you do.”

NAA’s Excellence Awards offers more than 25 award categories grouped in five focus areas: Affiliate; Anthony V. Pusateri; Community; Company; and Individual Achievement. Nominees had to submit applications and were chosen by a panel of volunteer judges. The Flats at Tioga Town Center was one of three finalists, including Artistry KC Luxury Apartments in Kansas City, Missouri, and La Mansion Del Paso Apartments in Brownsville, Texas. Winners were announced at the NAA Excellence Awards ceremony with a plated lunch on Friday, June 24th at the annual Apartmentalize Conference in San Diego, California.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and are so thankful for our fantastic Flats residents and Tioga Town Center community” said Cheryl Carroll, Regional Asset Manager for Hankin Apartments. She added “Receiving this award represents both a milestone and an outstanding achievement in the multifamily industry, one we couldn’t have achieved without the hard work and dedication of our stellar team.”

Tioga Town Center is an award-winning 23-acre mixed-use lifestyle center dedicated to outstanding quality in design and construction. Tioga Town Center presently features over 30 businesses and includes over 120,000 square feet of retail and office space, as well as The Flats at Tioga, which offer 40 luxury apartments, in addition to 144 brand new construction apartments in Phase II of Tioga Town Center. This new development added two new four-story apartment buildings with additional ground-floor commercial space, additional parking, a pool, clubhouse, and playground. The Flats at Tioga Town Center offer modern urban luxury 1- to 3-bedroom floorplans with state-of-the-art amenities in the heart of a vibrant community.

As a mixed-use development in Gainesville’s most consistently growing area, Tioga Town Center takes pride in creating a true ‘Live Shop Dine Play’ atmosphere, experience, and way of life. Tioga Town Center fully embraces the invigorating mix of living, shopping, working and dining with numerous retail stores and restaurants, Class A office space, health & fitness center, early childhood education, healthcare and professional services, and luxury residential apartments, all within a walkable, pedestrian-friendly environment. All this and more combine to make Tioga Town Center the modern, award-winning center it is.

This new award is just the latest in a series of additional recent recognition. Since 2020, Tioga Town Center, The Flats at Tioga Town Center, and ownership, Hankin Group and Hankin Apartments, were honored to be recognized by multiple organizations. The Flats at Tioga ranked in the ORA™ Elite 1% in both 2020 and 2021 Power Ranking by Multifamily Executive, powered by J Turner Research. The Flats ranked as the #5 ‘Top Communities Nationwide’ by the EpIQ Index in 2020, before elevating to the #4 spot in 2021 through SatisFacts and ApartmentRatings, and received an A+ & 97.37% approval rating. The Flats also won the ‘Conventional Property of the Year’ Award at both the 2020 and 2021 ‘A.CE. Awards’ celebrating Apartment Community Excellence by the North Central Florida Apartment Association (NCFAA). The Flats was voted ‘Favorite Local Apartment Complex’ by the 2020 and 2022 ‘Our Town Fave!’ Awards, hosted by Tower Publications, and was a finalist for the Gainesville Sun’s 2020 ‘Best of the Best’ Awards for Best Apartment Community. Hankin Apartments was recognized as the #1 ‘Management Company With 10-24 Communities’ in the Nation by the EpIQ Index. They were also named  2020 ‘Top Places to Work’ by The Philadelphia Inquirer and ‘Best Place to Work’ Multifamily since 2017.

For more information on residential leasing and The Flats at Tioga Town Center, visit, or call (352) 331-4000. For more information on Tioga Town Center, visit, or call (352) 331-4000. For more information on commercial leasing and availability,, or call (352) 505-7588.



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  • Virginia MacKoul, Owner, Impact Hive: 239.462.8640
  • Cheryl A. Carroll, Regional Asset Manager, Hankin Group: 352.331.4000

About Tioga Town Center:

Tioga Town Center is an award-winning 23-acre mixed-use lifestyle center featuring over 30 businesses, and 184 luxury apartments. For more information, visit:

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About Tioga Town Center Owners, Hankin Group & Hankin Apartments:

Pennsylvania based real estate developer, Hankin Group, purchased Tioga Town Center in 2017, as it represents a cutting-edge example of mixed-use development at its finest, both in Gainesville and on a national scale. Tioga seamlessly incorporates retail, office, luxury apartments, and green spaces within a single development. Recognized with numerous awards for quality, design and innovation, Hankin Group has served home buyers and the building community for more than 60 years. Today, the company remains dedicated to its founding ideals of building and operating to superior standards and providing the ultimate experience in service and support. For more information, visit

 About NAA:

The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 141 state, local and global affiliates, NAA encompasses over 92,000 members representing more than 11 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit NAA thanks its strategic partners Lowe’s Pro Supply, Yardi and The Home Depot.