Home Properties Baltimore Communities Recognized for Excellence

       Home Properties Baltimore Communities Recognized for Excellence

PR Newswire

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Nov. 28, 2012

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE:
HME) today announced its Baltimore area apartment communities have received
multiple awards for industry excellence at the 16^th Annual MMHA Star Awards,
as presented by the Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc. Home Properties
owns and operates 25 MMHA-member communities totaling over 11,000 units in the
Baltimore area.

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Among the most significant honors presented to Home Properties was the Shining
Star Award, given to Regional Vice President, Miki Wilson. This award honors
an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to MMHA. Home
Properties' Essie O'Donoghue, a leasing consultant at Owings Run Apartment,
received the GOLD Stellar Leasing Consultant Award, in recognition of
extraordinary selling attributes and ability to meet customers' needs.

Eight of Home Properties' Baltimore area communities have been designated as
Star-Certified by MMHA, a title given to communities that attain a 90% minimum
of required judging criteria for the highest standards of apartment living
excellence. Home Properties received SILVER and BRONZE Stellar Community
Awards, given to Middlebrooke Apartments and Saddle Brooke Apartments,
respectively.

"Home Properties' staff really 'wear' these awards as a badge of excellence,"
said Miki Wilson, Regional Vice President, Baltimore Region. "To be recognized
for the fine work they do year-round in such a competitive industry speaks
volumes about the exemplary service HomeProperties is privileged to give our
residents."

The Maryland Multi-Housing Association, Inc. is a professional, non-profit
trade association serving owners and managers of almost 161,000 rental housing
homes in over 600 apartment communities that house over 200,000 families in
Maryland. The Star Awards annually recognize apartment communities, service
professionals, leasing professionals, and property managers for significant
contributions to apartment marketing and maintenance.

Home Properties is a publicly traded multifamily real estate investment trust
(REIT) that owns, operates, develops, acquires and rehabilitates apartment
communities primarily in selected Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. An S&P
400 Company, Home Properties owns and operates 124 communities containing
43,489 apartment units. For more information, visit HomeProperties' website
at www.homeproperties.com.

SOURCE Home Properties, Inc.

Website: http://www.homeproperties.com
Contact: Charis W. Warshof, Vice President, Investor Relations,
+1-585-295-4237