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Volume 4      Issue 6
       Table    of conTenTs

Letter from the President          3

anniversaries                      4

aPartment assoCiation LeadershiP   5

fund management                    8

Camden news                        9

faCiLities/ConstruCtion            9

it                                 10

marketing                          10

human resourCes                    10

emPLoyee deveLoPment               11

aroC                               12
droC                               16

hroC                               17

iroC                               18

LvroC                              20

troC                               21

born Leaders                       24
As we approach the end of 2011, we want to take this opportunity to express our

appreciation for your contributions to Camden’s success. Your dedication and

commitment to making Camden a Great Place to Work resulted in Camden moving up

to #7 on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work.

   2011 has been an outstanding year for Camden. After three years of declining

revenues, we bounced back in a big way this year. We were able to increase rents

across all of our markets, even as we raised our overall occupancy levels. Combined

with outstanding expense control, we are on track to significantly outperform our

budgets for the year.

   This return to increasing profitability has allowed us to make significant new

investments to improve the quality of our communities. So far this year Camden has

acquired 18 communities representing a total investment of $591 million. In addition

we began construction on 8 communities representing an investment of $414 million

and finally, we have repositioned 1,557 homes in 37 communities.

   Growth is exciting as it creates new opportunities for our Camden family. With

all the activity this year, it has been great to see so many Camdenites step up to the

challenges and in doing so, create value for themselves and our company.

   The holidays are a wonderful time to give thanks and reflect on the things most

important to us. Thank you for your continued commitment to excellence and we wish

you and your family a joyous holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
                                                        anniversaries
Lonnie C. Butler (Chuck) Celebrates 30 Years
Lonnie C. Butler (Chuck), Community Service Supervisor for
Camden Stonecrest, celebrated his 30th anniversary with Camden
on September 21. Lonnie, or Chuck as he is mostly known, has
had a long career with Camden, and his devotion to the company
reflects in his achievements—Previous Regional ACE Award
recipient, Maintenance Supervisor of the Year (GCAA) in 2008,
Camden Mentor, and was recently nominated for an award of
Service Supervisor of the Year, which he won last year. Butler holds
an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems, has served
in the US Army National Guard, has also served in youth groups
and The Boys Scouts of America for 25 years, and is currently
serving as Scoutmaster for Troop 4 in the Mecklengburg County
Council. Chuck is a Combat Robotics fanatic—has competed for
10 years, and has even hosted competitions for the past seven
years. Chuck has been happily married for 26 years and has two
children; a son currently attending BYU and a daughter in UNCG.
Talk about accomplishments... many congratulations Chuck!



Lauren (Tarlton) Jones Celebrates 25 Years
Lauren (Tarlton) Jones, Senior Administrative Assistant for Fund
and Asset Management, celebrated her 25th anniversary with
Camden on October 15. Lauren started her career as Secretary
in the Acquisitions department in 1986 for Century Investments,
Camden’s predecessor company. Lauren has had a lot to
celebrate this fall as she was recently married to Shawn Jones
and spent her honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas. Outside of work,
Lauren enjoys tennis and dancing, spending time with her 21
year-old daughter, Rachel and her dog, Riley. When asked about
her favorite memory at Camden, she says it was winning the
Regional and National ACE Award in 2001. Lauren’s tremendous
contribution to Camden over the years is greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Lauren!




Bill Ramsey Celebrates 20 Years
Bill Ramsey, Regional Manager in Austin, TX, celebrated his
20th anniversary with Camden on September 16. He began
his career with Camden as a Community Manager at Atrium
Cellini and Atrium Regency in 1991. After managing several
Houston communities, he was promoted to District Manager,
then Regional Manager and transferred to Austin, TX where he
oversees the operations of 10 assets containing more than 3200
units. Bill enjoys boating, fine dining and his precious four legged
child, Toby –the Scottish Terrier; not to mention… he is one of the
funniest people in Camden. Congratulations Bill!




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                               aparTmenT associaTion leadership

At Camden we know that it’s important to participate in local apartment associations and to keep up with the latest and greatest in the
apartment industry. Many of our Camden employees go above and beyond in this endeavor and hold positions within local apartment
associations. These positions are not to be taken lightly and require many hours of work by the employee and also demonstrates the
respect of the employees by others in the industry. Check out Camden’s impressive list of all the Camden employees representing
Camden in their cities:
Positions held as of December 1st, 2011

                           NAME              JOB TITLE               ASSOCIATION               POSITION HELD                YEARS



                         Alison Hall          Director of           Houston Apartment           Board of Directors            12
                                            Contact Center             Association
                                              Corporate



                        Barbara Kirk        District Manager        Nevada Apartment         Legislative Committee             4
                                                 LVROC                 Association          Board Secretary; Board
                                                                                           Liason; Chairperson of the
                                                                                             Legislative Committee




                       Brandy Burton       Leasing Consultant     Apartment Association        Charity Committee               3
                                          Camden Orange Court      of Greater Orlando
                                                 TROC




                        Christi Clark       District Manager        Atlanta Apartment        Membership Committee              5
                                                  TROC                 Association




                       Dahnn Brown        Community Manager          AZ Multihousing           Charity Committee               1
                                          Camden Pecos Ranch           Association
                                                IROC




                         Dan Cady          Regional Marketing       CA South Coast               PR Task Force                 1
                                                Director          Apartment Association
                                                 IROC


                        Deanna Jost         District Manager      Apartment Association     Board Member; Co-Chair             4
                                                  DROC              of Tarrant County       Career Development and
                                                                                              Lyceum Committee;
                                                                                               Golf comittee; TAA
                                                                                            Educational Foundation




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        aparTmenT associaTion leadership
     NAME              JOB TITLE            ASSOCIATION             POSITION HELD               YEARS



  Erica Reinke       District Manager       AZ Multihousing         Board of Directors             5
                           IROC               Association




 Hollie Lawing     Community Manager      Apartment Association    Career Development              1
                    Camden Westview         of Tarrant County
                        DROC




 Holly Casper        District Manager       Greater Charlotte      Programs Committee              1
                           AROC           Apartment Association




James Anderson       District Manager       CA South Coast        Govt. Affairs Task Force         1
                           IROC           Apartment Association




  Joya Pavesi       Regional Marketing      Greater Charlotte       Board of Directors             1
                         DIrector         Apartment Association
                          AROC




Kameryn Evans      Community Manager        AZ Multihousing       Networking Committee             1
                     Camden Legacy            Association
                         IROC




 Ken Sherman         District Manager      Triangle Apartment            President                 1
                           AROC                Association




Kirsten Jenkins     Community Manager       AZ Multihousing       Govt. Affairs Committee          1
                   Camden Copper Square       Association
                          IROC




 Kristin Misnick    Community Manager      Triangle Apartment     Govt. Affairs Committee          1
                    Camden Manor Park          Association
                         AROC


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        aparTmenT associaTion leadership
     NAME              JOB TITLE                 ASSOCIATION              POSITION HELD               YEARS


Melinda Graham     Regional Vice President      CA South Coast            Board of Directors             3
                           IROC               Apartment Association
                                                 CA Apartment             Board of Directors             1
                                             Association of San Diego




  Myra Rega          Regional Manager           Nevada Apartment            Board of Director            1
                          LVROC                    Association          Alternate of the Market
                                                                           Trends committee




 Rob Jeffreys       Community Manager          Triangle Apartment       Govt. Affairs Committee          1
                    Camden Westwood                Association
                        AROC



Rocky Sundling       District Manager         Apartment Association       President Elect for            8
                          LVROC                  of Metro Denver        2012; Joint Legislative
                                                                          Action Committee;
                                                                        Chair of the Economic
                                                                        Conference Committee




  Sarah Wind       Community Manager             IREM National           ARM Representative              2
                   Camden Cross Creek           Governing Council
                        DROC



 Shelley Stone       Senior Marketing         Apartment Association       Board of Directors;            3
                         Director               of Greater Dallas        Education Committee;
                          DROC                                           Property Supervisors
                                                                             Committee




Shirley Register    Community Manager          Triangle Apartment       Govt. Affairs Committee          1
                     Camden Overlook               Association
                         AROC




  Teres Keck       Community Manager                  ARM               Committee Chair Person           1
                   Camden Westchase
                        DROC




Vanessa Arevalo      District Manager           South East Florida          2011 President               1
                           TROC               Apartment Association



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                                                        fund managemenT

                                           The Funds Continue to Add Assets in Texas
During the third quarter, Camden’s discretionary investment funds (“Funds”) completed the last three acquisitions of the 11-asset, $320
million Verde portfolio, which contains 3,745 units located in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Camden Braun Station, the second
asset for Camden in San Antonio, closed on August 23rd. Camden Grand Harbor and Camden Woodson Park both closed in October and
are located in Houston.
     Subsequent to quarter-end, the Fund acquired three additional communities as part of a three-asset, $92 million portfolio. Camden
Downs at Cinco Ranch, Camden Piney Point and Camden Spring Creek are all located in the Houston metro area and continue to provide
growth opportunities for the tenured Operations teams throughout the city.
     Year-to-date, the Funds have acquired 18 communities totaling 6,076 apartment homes for $584 million. In all, the Camden Funds
currently have a total of 23 operating communities containing 7,363 apartment homes in 7 U.S. markets. These high-quality properties
have an average age of five years and a current occupancy of 95.3 percent.

    The six recent properties acquired in the Funds and leadership teams are as follows:
    COMMUNITY NAME                              # OF UNITS            CITY                COMMUNITY MANAGER                DM/RM

    Camden Braun Station                          240             San Antonio               Melissa Garcia                 Laura Rios
    Camden Grand Harbor                           300             Houston                   Heather McCain                 Kristin Pope
    Camden Woodson Park                           248             Houston                   Michelle Bergeaux              Evelyn Bartish
    Camden Downs at Cinco Ranch                   318             Houston/Katy              Tina Hurd                      Diane Totten
    Camden Piney Point                            318             Houston                   Louise Crawford                Amanda Flick
    Camden Spring Creek                           304             Houston/Spring            Leesah Alexander               Evelyn Bartish




Camden braun station— san antonio, tX                   Camden grand harbor—houston, tX                 Camden woodson Park— houston, tX




Camden downs at Cinco ranch— houston/katy, tX           Camden Piney Point—houston, tX                  Camden spring Creek—houston/spring, tX




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                                                       camden news

Camden Builders Partners with HomeAid Houston
 Camden Builders, Inc. has partnered with HomeAid Houston, a non-
 profit charity sponsored by the Greater Houston Builders Association,
 and Volunteers of America, Inc, a non-profit organization that provides
 a broad range of housing and supportive services in the Greater
 Houston area to over 3,500 children and adults each year, to construct
“Restoration Hill.” The project is a new 29,000 square foot building that
 will provide hope and housing for homeless women and children who
 are victims of alcoholism and drug abuse. The new building will provide
 more than 140 beds, as well as space for counseling and support areas.
 Camden is helping to raise donations of labor and material for the
 project. The new building will be located in Houston and construction is
 projected to start in the beginning of 2012.
                                                                            the “restoration hill” building is projected to start construction in the beginning
                                                                            of 2012. Camden is showing support by helping to raise donations for labor and
                                                                            material for the project.




                                          faciliTies/consTrucTion

TLC for your Signage
Keeping our communities curb appeal beautiful is an integral part of successful marketing for prospective and current residents. Simple
steps and a little TLC go a long way to ensure your property signage, pool furniture and golf carts are kept sparkling at all times. Helpful
hints include:

Sign Cleaning (minimum of once a year):                                 Pool furniture:
NEVER USE MINERAL SPIRITS                                               Especially in the spring and summer clean furniture weekly or
Metal signs:                                                            monthly. Contact your local furniture distributer for products to
Clean with mild soap and cloth and rinse thoroughly with low            use and use mild soap and water at a minimum.
pressure water.
Wax surfaces using Nu-Finish car wax and buff to shine just like
                                                                        Golf carts:
waxing your automobile.
                                                                        Use soft soap and low pressure water to carefully clean panels
For calcium areas, use “White Lightning” all-purpose cleaning
                                                                        and seats. Be careful to not get batteries and connections wet.
product that can be purchased in OPS from Namco Mfg.
                                                                        To polish use Nu-Finish car wax.
For scratches and stains use “Turtle wax” polishing compound
                                                                        If seat vinyl is stained use liquid vinyl cleaning products.
and scratch remover.

Travertine Stone:
Clean with low pressure water and soft cloth.
For stains use tile and stone cleaner or Namco brand “White
Lightning” all-purpose cleaner.

Granite stone:
Clean surface with mild soap and cloth and rinse thoroughly with
low pressure water.
If needed apply Nu-Finish wax and buff to shine.

Metal structural supports at main ID signs need to be inspected for
rust and primed and painted as needed using oil enamel exterior
paint. Contact Sherwin Williams Paint Co. to purchase this product.
Be careful to not get paint on the sign.

Note: do not clean letters that have gold leaf inlay. Painted letters
can be cleaned.


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                                                                          iT
Camden wins Multifamily Executive                                              InsideCamden Enhancements are Coming!
Award for Best Use of Technology!                                              By early 2012, all remaining corporate departments, all ROCs, and the
Camden’s implementation of Single Sign On software, led                        MAC/SMAC committees will have presence on InsideCamden. Watch
by Aaron Miller and Peggy Webb, was the winner of the Best                     for the My Alerts announcements as they become available. Please
                                Use of Technology award                        continue to submit your comments via the Company Suggestion Box
                                at this year’s Multifamily                     on InsideCamden! Your
                                Executive Awards.                              feedback was heard
                                                                               and slight tweaks to
                                     (from left to right) aaron miller,        the new InsideCamden
                                     kristy simonette, and Peggy webb
                                                                               such as condensing
                                     showcase the mfe award for best
                                     use of technology.
                                                                               down to one alert box
                                                                               were made.




                                                             markeTing
“CLEi” wins big at Fall Frenzy
Camden’s Marketing Department took home the victory this year
at Camden’s Fall Frenzy with their production of “Clei” (a spinoff
of the popular television show Glee). Through many songs and
dances the Marketing Department showed they had what it took
to win the coveted Fall Frenzy title.




                                                                                   marketing and the Contact Center depicting a popular glee image to celebrate their win.




                                                  human resources
Camden U-shorts on InsideCamden!
Camden U-shorts are “short” videos that provide training on
specific processes or activities. Most U-shorts are less than four
minutes long, and all are designed to quickly show you the steps
necessary to complete a process. We have U-shorts on many
topics, including how to reserve an employee vacation suite, print
a paystub in ETA or replace a toilet, and are continually adding
new topics. Our maintenance U-shorts are especially fun to watch
because these star Camden maintenance team members from
across the country demonstrating how to complete different jobs!
    U-shorts are accessible on InsideCamden so you can view
these at any time, as often as needed. Once on InsideCamden,
type “U-short” in the search box in the upper right corner to see
the many different topics.

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                                               human resources

Win Free Health Insurance for SIX months!
 Take your Health Risk Assessment today and be entered in a raffle to win free health insurance for six months. Human Resources
 will be running a campaign to help you take your first step towards a healthier life by taking a free, personalized health assessment
 at www.myuhc.com.
      By taking the online health assessment, you can identify your personal health needs, learn healthy habits and compare your
“lifestyle score” to others of the same age and gender.
      The assessment takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and you will be provided with immediate feedback on the current
 state of your health. In addition, your responses are used to help create a personalized online experience specifically for you.
      Plus, you’ll have access to several health improvement resources and interactive tools, such as quizzes, exercise programs,
 planned meals, and action steps to help you achieve your personal health goals.
      Based upon your score, an interactive online Health Coach may recommend up to three health improvement programs to help
 you achieve your personal health goals, such as:
	    	   •Nutrition	
	    	   •Exercise	
	    	   •Smoking	Cessation	
	    	   •Diabetes	Lifestyle	
	    	   •Heart	Health	Lifestyle	
	    	   •Weight	Loss	
	    	   •Stress	Management	
To get started, visit www.myuhc.com and once you are logged in on the
home page click on “Health Assessment.” If you haven’t yet registered with
myuhc.com, click “Register Now.” It’s quick and easy!

Complete your health assessment by January 31, 2012 and be included in
the raffle to win!!




                                          employee developmenT

Camden’s New Mentors
                to our newest Camden Mentors! The individuals listed below have successfully completed all of the requirements to
CongratulationsPROCESSING
       Mentors
become mentors on September 15, 2011.
         Graduates
                 NAME                                 JOB TITLE                               LOCATION
                 Ashley Green                         Leasing Consultant                      Camden Plaza
                 Olivia Taylor                        Leasing Consultant                      Camden Valley Park
                 Scott Iceton                         Leasing Consultant                      Camden South Congress
                 Joy Blackmon                         Leasing Consultant                      Camden College Park
                 Amanda Socciarelli                   Leasing Coordinator                     Camden Bayside
                 Kalona Hendry                        Leasing Consultant                      Camden Riverwalk
                 Andy Berg                            Maintenance Supervisor                  Camden Sierra
                 Levi Lara                            Maintenance Supervisor                  Camden Greenway
                 Shay Hoffman                         Resident Service Coordinator            Camden Vanderbilt
                 Kevin Allen                          Maintenance Technician                  Camden Passage
                 Case Critchlow                       Assistant Manager                       Camden South Congress
                 Jonathan Avila                       Maintenance Technician                  Camden Citrus Park
                 Tony Swafford                        Leasing Consultant                      Camden Design District
                 Yvanna Navarro                       Leasing Consultant                      Camden Huntingdon
                 Amanda King                          Assistant Manager                       Camden Westshore
                 Nichole Jackson                      Assistant Manager                       Camden Largo Towne Center


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                                         employee developmenT
Camden U Graduates
Congratulations to the most recent graduates from Camden U! The individuals listed below have successfully completed all of the
         Graduates PROCESSING
required coursework for their degree programs from July 1, 2011 – September 30, 2011.
        Graduates
                NAME                                  JOB TITLE                               LOCATION
                Amber Effinger                        Leasing Consultant                       Camden Fountain Palms
                America Sweeten                       Leasing Consultant                       Oasis Sierra
                Audra Shinnebarger                    Community Manager                        Camden Summerfield
                Bethany Slovinac                      Leasing Consultant                       Camden Preserve
                Chip Morgan                           Assistant Manager                        Camden Old Creek
                CJ Johnson                            Maintenance Supervisor                   Camden Lago Vista
                Dania Baez                            Leasing Consultant                       Camden Providence Lakes
                Domingo Robles Perez                  Maintenance Supervisor                   Camden Potomac Yard
                Gina Flores                           Assistant Manager                        Camden Sierra
                Kalona Hendry                         Leasing Consultant                       Camden Riverwalk
                Karen Johnson                         Leasing Consultant                       Camden Renaissance
                Kimberli Monroe                       Assistant Manager                        Camden Passage
                Meg Rassassi                          Assistant Manager                        Camden River
                Miguel Bautista                       Maintenance Technician                   Camden Preserve
                Pat Raynor                            Maintenance Technician                   Camden Fallsgrove
                Robert Cutler                         Assistant Manager                        Camden Harbor View


Camden U Completions
Congratulations to the most recent training program completion from Camden U! The individual listed below has successfully completed
          Mentors PROCESSING
all of the required coursework for their training program from July 1, 2011 – September 30, 2011.
        Graduates
                NAME                                  JOB TITLE                               LOCATION
                Holly Casper                          District Manager                         Charlotte Regional Office




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Charlotte’s Fall Frenzy Included Fun, Food and Laughs
What is the best way to celebrate the end of a fun summer? Fall Frenzy! On Thursday,
October 6, the entire Charlotte team got together for an afternoon full of fun, food
and laughs. The weather was perfect and it was a great day to spend outside at one
of Charlotte’s local parks. Associates competed in a cheer competition, sack races,
spoon races and a water balancing race. Other talented associates participated
in a bake-off. To commemorate the day, everyone could get their photo taken in a
photo booth while dressed up in crazy hats and
glasses. After a fajita bar lunch an Ice Cream
truck was on hand for cool frosty treats. Each
property team had prepared a Camden cheer
to perform for the crowd. The winner of the
cheer competition will compete with the other
                                                                                                 Camden employees cool off with some frosty
AROC markets to win the AROC Culture Warrior
                                                                                                 treats delivered by an ice cream truck at this
Trophy. Camden Sedgebrook was the winner of
                                                                                                 year’s fall frenzy.
the Charlotte competition with their “Beat the
Reits” cheer. The day was topped off by prize
                                                                                                 aroC staff members (from left to right) rick
presentations for competition winners, and
                                                                                                 dellinger, robert boyd, Peter wild, and Linda
cupcake treats for associates. The second                                                        scrudato get creative at the photo booth during
annual Charlotte Fall Frenzy was a success!                                                      Charlotte’s fall frenzy.


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AROC’s Culture Warrior Trophy Winners
The AROC Culture Warrior Trophy is a coveted award presented to
the AROC team who best displays their passion for Camden Culture.
Each year, the teams compete in their markets for the top spot in their
city. Then, the top teams from each market are judged by an outside
objective party for the Trophy and bragging rights for the next year. This
year, Raleigh, Charlotte and the Mid-Atlantic teams each had to create
a Camden Cheer and perform it at their city’s Fall Frenzy. They were
judged on the clarity of their message, creativity, choreography and
decibel level (we like it LOUD)! In Raleigh, Camden Overlook took the
top prize, the Charlotte winner was Camden Sedgebrook and Camden
Summerfield took the Mid-Atlantic top spot. All performances were
videotaped and then judged by Travis Oden and Maria Maldonado,
visiting for budget camp. The winner of the AROC Culture Warrior Trophy
for 2012 is Camden Sedgebrook. Way to go Sedgebrook!

                                                                                                 Culture warrior participants and winners (from left to right) Janette
                                                                                                 hendershott, michelle dimmick, Larry talbert, tiffany bradley, and staci
                                                                                                 yeager show their custom made “malcolm says... beat the reits” shirts.




Camden Cares About Charlotte!                                                               Charlotte Celebrates Maintenance
Charlotte associates got busy on November 17th and 18th,                                    Appreciation Week
volunteering at the Crisis Assistance Ministries Free Store                                 Each year, Charlotte celebrates Maintenance Appreciation week.
warehouse. The Crisis Assistance Ministries Free Store provides                             The Maintenance Team members are recognized with a week of
donated clothing, household items, furniture, and appliances all at                         special recognition. The Charlotte Service Teams took some time
no charge to families in need, so that people can use their limited                         out on Wednesday, October 26th to go bowling and play laser
resources on other necessities. Charlotte associates sorted and                             tag! In addition to their outing, team members each receive a gift
inspected donations and stocked the Free Store shelves.                                     bag and card of appreciation and a treat for afternoon break. On
                                                                                            Friday, we end the week with breakfast delivered by a Regional
                                                                                            Office team member. Thank you to all Camden Maintenance Team
                                                                                            members. We could not do it without you!




Camden Cares members (from let to right) holly Casper, danielle buie-gonzalez,
Colleen hinebaugh, tracy stegall, mike thomason, Pete Carmichael, Chris Carver
(sitting on top of the sign), scott bolick, albert billings, tommy townsend, kacie burns,
ruth faircloth, angela Cutler, and tara Lafler (sitting on the ground) volunteered to       Charlotte’s maintenance team are celebrated and recognized for their hard work
sort, inspect and stock donations.                                                          during this year’s Charlotte maintenance appreciation week, which took place in the
                                                                                            month of october.




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Charlotte’s Softball Team                                                     Camden Places in Top Ten for Triangle
Shows Support for a Great Cause                                               Business Journal’s Best Places to Work
Camden associates in Charlotte recently participated in the                   2011 the Triangle Business Journal recognized 35 businesses
Greater Charlotte Apartment Association’s Charlotte Apartments                as the Best Places to Work in the Triangle. Our Camden Team
for the Cure softball tournament. All proceeds from the day benefit           was placed in the top 10 in the mid-size category. Winners
the Susan G Komen Foundation. The Camden Aces had a great                     were chosen based on an employee survey process conducted
showing in their first appearance as a team! They took their                  by Quantum Market Research. Our inclusion in this prestigious
game seriously by planning several practices leading up to the                group of businesses is a true honor and great reflection that Team
tournament. The ACES won their first game in a few innings, but               Raleigh knows how to Live the Camden Culture!
lost their second in a full eight inning game. Go ACES!




      the Camden aCes team consists of (from left to right, back row)
      kacie burns, bucky bradley, stacy tripp, donnie hood, vince
      villalvazo, (middle row) tracy stegall, rachel wirth, darcy nagel,
      tiffany bradley, Jamie malecki, richard stoner, (front row) michael
      Clark, scott bolick, and Jose bermudez.



Mid-Atlantic 2nd Annual Regional Picnic                                       Mid-Atlantic Maintenance Appreciation Day
The sun was shining down as it was all fun and games on September                                                                It’s no secret that our
22 when the Mid-Atlantic held its 2nd annual regional picnic. Highly                                                             maintenance      teams
competitive team members were able to join in on activities such as                                                              work hard! This is
the pie eating contest, hula hoops, dessert bake-off, and cornhole                                                               why, for the Mid-
tournament as a friendly way to prove who is really number one. Others                                                           Atlantic’s Maintenance
were able to enjoy a more leisurely pace by playing card and board                                                               Appreciation Day, we
games, horse shoes, soccer, and football. Properties also performed                                                              gave them the chance
their own Camden cheer showing off their unique and creative team                                                                to play hard too by
spirit. Camden Summerfield won first place in the Mid-Atlantic and                                                               taking them to enjoy
went up against the best teams from Charlotte and Raleigh to see who                                                             a couple hours of
would win the AROC Culture Warrior trophy! However they chose to                                                        laser tag on October 19th. The
spend the day, everyone walked away with smiles on their faces.                                                         day started off with a delicious
                                                                                                                        pizza party which led to several
                                                                                                                        games of laser tag and to top of
                                                                                                                        the day some downtime in the
                                                                                                                        arcade. Spencer Shemwell had
                                                                                                                        the highest overall score and
                                                                                                                        everyone received a Camden
                                                                                                                        beanie to help keep them warm
                                                                                                                        as we face another potentially
                                                                                                                        snowy winter!

                                                                              Jose mejia and danny robb (top photo) warm up for
                                                                              laser tag by playing arcade games, while brandon
                                                                              weems shows off the football he won in the arcade.
    hayley becker and shaun Lambert had a sweet time participating in
    the pie eating contest.


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Adopt-a-Highway Program
In October the Raleigh Camden Cares Committee completed the first
clean-up for their participation in the Adopt-a-Highway program. Our team
walked four miles and filled nearly 20 bags of trash and recycling leaving
our dedicated stretch of Airport Boulevard looking fantastic. As a perk of
the program Camden has a dedicated sign along Airport Boulevard.




                                                                                                           Camden employees (back row, left to right) shirley register, ken sherman,
                                                                                                           sean rodriguez, oscar moncada, thomas mayo, ricky houston, allie
                                                                                                           hartnett, (front row, left to right) kristin misnick, ricky marzolla, andrea
                   (from left to right) Joya Pavesi, shirley register and kristin misnick stand next to    estrella and Jessica moore participate in the adopt-a-highway program.
                   the sign dedicated to Camden for participating in the adopt-a-highway program.




Raleigh Celebrates 2nd Annual Fall Festival                                                       Raleigh Celebrates Maintenance
On October 14, all the Raleigh properties and district office                                     Appreciation Month
celebrated the 2nd Annual Fall Festival at Lake Wheeler. Activities                               Every year Raleigh dedicates the month of November as Maintenance
included a bake off contest—Jen Fitzpatrick of Camden Reunion                                     Appreciation Month. Each week something special takes place for the
Park won with her amazing cupcakes—corn hole and horseshoe                                        Maintenance Team members. They received breakfast/lunch cooked
tournament, sack races, tug of war and the competition for the                                    by the office staff, an outing for pizza and bowling, a Thanksgiving
main prize of the AROC Cultural Warrior. All seven properties                                     feast and a special delivery of cookies cakes and beanie caps. What
preformed their Camden Cheer and it was a tough competition.                                      a great month it was for everyone and a way to show how much
First place went to Camden Overlook, second place Camden                                          Maintenance Teams mean to Raleigh.
Lake Pine and third place Camden Governors Village. All in all
everyone had a wonderful day!




                                                                                                  (from left to right) Carl brownell, steven mayes, greg muir, and Joey bass have a
                                                                                                  good time during raleigh’s maintenance appreciation month.
Camden Lake Pine staff (from left to right) Joey bass, sarah Chisholm, Chris utke,
Jamie synan, murat ozi, andrea estrella, mike mayo and Leticia serrano took second
place at aroC’s Culture warrior contest.




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20th Annual Trinity Trash Bash                                                                 Camden Produces Winners
On Saturday, September 17, Dallas employees volunteered a few                                  at the ARM Flame Awards
hours out of their weekend to help clean up the Elm Fork of the
                                                                                               Two Camden employees took home awards at the ARM Flame Awards
Trinity River and the land surrounding it in Irving, Texas. Things
                                                                                               held on November 4 in St. Louis, MO. Irfan Saltaga, Maintenance
were left a lot cleaner!
                                                                                               Tech at Camden Cross Creek, won the IREM Maintenance Tech of
                                                                                               the Year Award. Kimberli Hoette, Assistant Manager at Camden
                                                                                               Westchase, won the IREM Assistant Manager of the Year Award.
                                                                                               Congratulations to Irfan and Kimberli on their achievements.




volunteers for the trinity trash bash included (from left to right) Jon-mark williams,
Cory blankenship, Jesus Cruz, and Jason harmon.
                                                                                                              arm flame awards winners included irfa saltaga and
                                                                                                              kimberli hoette (not pictured).




Camden Cares Race for the Cure
On Saturday, October 15, a group of 25 Camden employees walked in the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure in Northpark Centre in Dallas.
The Camden Cares group raised $5K for breast cancer research.




                           Camden employees (back row, left to right) kevin mcdermott, Camden family member, Joshua Pool, Camden family member,
                           gayle Lyerla, brad neustupa, Linda Chaffee, olivia taylor, (middle row, left to right) Janet melton, Camden family member, Jarah
                           Pranjic, misty beddoe, Jason harmon, ben tabera, shelley stone, (front row, left to right) Laci Coker, sheri gladden, Cameron
                           neustupa, dawn mathwig, Cynthia valdez, and karen yeoman participate in the susan g. komen race for the Cure.


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Move-in Day at Camden Miramar

During move-in day at Camden Miramar, nearly 1,600 students converged on the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Campus in
preparation for the start of classes and a new chapter in their life. Move-in is a special time for everyone involved and it literally takes a
village to create a successful Camden Miramar move-in. A successful move-in sets the tone for a great semester and a better transition
for students and their parents.
     Planning occurs 12 to 28 months in advance, as it requires the time and talent of all Corpus Christi Camden associates to help
prepare nearly 1,800 make-readies for summer conferences and fall move-in. Various organizations and community volunteers also
came out to assist students and their families as they unloaded and moved their belongings into Camden Miramar’s nine residence halls
and 10 apartment buildings. This year also marks the
opening of Pelican Hall, the newest residence hall at
Camden Miramar, and the buzz among the students
was exciting to see.
     The big move-in kicked off a whirlwind of events
for the 1,490 students who call Camden Miramar
home and an additional 75 students placed in
overflow housing due to an overwhelming demand to
live on campus. After settling in, they took part in a
string of orientation and social events that Camden
Miramar’s student staff hosts, including building
meetings, College Basics and a Welcome Luau.

Congratulations to the Camden Miramar team for their
efforts and diligence on a successful move-in day and
to reach 100% occupancy!



                                                                             move-in day at Camden miramar, where nearly 1,490 students begin calling Camden miramar
                                                                             their new home.




HROC Attends Take 5 Business Exchange                                                       HROC Attends UH Career Fair
On September 13, team members from HROC attended the                                        On October 20 HROC hit-up the University of Houston Conrad
Houston Apartment Association’s Take 5 Business Exchange,                                   Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Career Fair.
a fundraiser benefiting the HAA Better Government Fund and                                  The fair was a huge success! Recruiting from HROC were Amy
the Education Foundation. The event was a success, raising                                  Funk and Ashlea Wright, but they couldn’t have done it without
over $28,000 for the cause. Thanks Ron Wenger, Diane Totten,                                the amazing help from Kenna Galloway and Felicia Martinez
and Amanda Flick for representing Camden at this event!                                     from Human Resources! The booth looked awesome and the
                                                                                                                                   recruits took away a
                                                                                                                                   great deal of knowledge
                                                                                                                                   about Camden. HROC
                                                                                                                                   is excited about the
                                                                                                                                   talented candidates met
                                                                                                                                   at the fair and is looking
                                                                                                                                   forward to continuing
                                                                                                                                   a relationship with the
                                                                                                                                   University of Houston in
                                                                                                                                   regards to recruitment in
                                                                                                                                   the future.




                                                                                            university of houston recruits stand next to Camden recruiters felicia
    hroC representatives (from left to right) ron wenger, diane totten, and amanda          martinez (middle right), and kenna galloway (right) at the uh Conrad hilton
    flick attend the houston apartment association’s take 5 business exchange.              College of hotel and restaurant management Career fair.



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Camden’s USCA “Best of Local Business”
Camden Property Trust has been selected for the 2011 Austin Award
in the Apartment Building Operators category by the US Commerce
Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award
Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the
country who have achieved exceptional marketing success in
their local community and enhance the positive image of small
business through service to their customers and community. Way
to provide Living Excellence Camden Austin!




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Arizona Employee Appreciation Week                                                  CA Employee Appreciation Picnic
Camden Arizona declared Employee Appreciation Week                                  On October 12 the California onsite and regional office employees
September 19 – 23. Employees were recognized and appreciated                        enjoyed a picnic and games at the park in San Juan Capistrano.
                               for their efforts with banana                        Good food, games and fun was enjoyed by all!
                               splits, car washes, an Arizona
                               Diamondback baseball game
                               and more! Keep up the great
                               work Arizona!




      Camden sierra employees Jeff widger and gina flores (top photo) enjoy
      banana splits during the arizona employee appreciation week. Jeff widger         trish Carlson (top photo) participate in the hamster relay race during the
      also joined Jamie mckeel, erica reinke, misty newman, and diana walker           California employee appreciation picnic. onsite and regional staff (bottom photo)
      (bottom photo, left to right) at the arizona diamond backs baseball game as      take a moment to gather together and take a group photo during the picnic.
      part of the arizona employee appreciation week.




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Orange County Register Top Workplaces                                        Camden Cares Helps Second Harvest Food Bank
Camden keeps the tradition going as they are once again named                On November 9, IROC California Regional Office and onsite
to the Orange County Register Top Workplaces list. Camden made               community employees participated in a “Camden Cares” event at
the 2011 list based primarily on employee surveys! Way to go                 Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine, California. The team assisted
Camden California!                                                           in packaging and sorting food to be distributed to member agencies.




                                                                                         the California Camden Cares team participate in the second
                                                                                         harvest food bank in irvine, California.



IROC Employees participate it the SCAA                                       Dana Point Turkey Trot
Apartment Association Maintenance Event                                      On November 24, California employees participated in the Dana
On November 17, California employees participated in the SCAA                Point Turkey Trot in Dana Point to benefit the Second Harvest Food
Apartment Association Maintenance Event in Orange County. Jaime              Bank and Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. Chip
Bolt did an outstanding job and won the lock set competition! Camden         Morgan completed the 5k in 27 minutes 25 seconds! Way to go!
also tied for First Place for Team Spirit! Congratulations to all!




                                                                             Camden employees and family members (from left to right) James, gina, Joseph & morgan
                                                                             anderson, heather Preston, Crystal & adrian hollinger, robert Cutler, Lori & rachel wilcox,
       California employees celebrate their victories at the sCaa            Chip morgan, and trisha beezley participate in the dana Point turkey trot on november 24.
       apartment association maintenance event.




Halloween IROC Style                                                         Camden Sierra Wins 2nd Place at
Trick or Treat! IROC employees dress up for Halloween to show                Maintenance Mania Event
their spirit.                                                                On November 17, Damien Shaffer of Camden Sierra was the second
                                                                             place winner in the Apartment Association Maintenance Mania
                                                                                                                   Event in Phoenix Arizona.
                                                                                                                   Way to go Damien and
                                                                                                                   great job!
                                                                                                                                       damien shaffer shows
                                                                                                                                       his second place medal
                                                                                                                                       at Phoenix’s apartment
                                                                                                                                       association maintenance
                                                                                                                                       mania event.
           (from left to right) Lori wilcox, melinda graham, trisha
           beezley, and dan Cady show their halloween spirit.


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Denver Summer Event
The Camden Colorado ALLSTARS are always looking for a challenge
and this summer they got several at their annual summer event on
August 19 at Sloan Lake Park. “SURVIVOR” (of the most competitive
tribe) was the name and theme of this year’s event. Prior to the day of
the event each community was provided with different color bandanas
to distinguish their tribes from the others and a tiki torch to be used
to create a display for the tribes. After competing in minute to win it
games and obstacle courses the tribes all came together to vote on
the most creative display.
The games are over and the torches have been extinguished until next
year when the survivors will yet again compete for the Colorado Cup.


                                                                            the Colorado Cup winners include (back row, left to right) Jesus flores, daniel hunter,
                                                                            mike myers, travis Jackson, (front row, left to right) Lori Jones, and brenda garcia.




AZ Charlie’s Hotel Event                                                    Rundle Elementary School Drive 2011
In September, Camden Breeze and Camden Vintage participated                 At the end of August all 29 of the Las Vegas Camden communities
in an event to support the local hotels. The PEP program was                participated in a school supplies drive to help the children in need at
                                       discussed and the word               Richard J. Rundle Elementary School. This at-risk school has a parent
                                       of the bird was spread to            resource center that Camden helps provide supplies for on a regular
                                       the employees of Arizona             basis. Our residents and
                                       Charlie’s Hotel.                     employees really came
                                                                            through and there were
                                           LvroC employees (left to         nothing but smiles when
                                           right)elisa Laufmann and
                                                                            the supplies were dropped
                                           tiffany Johnson participate at
                                           the aZ Charlie’s hotel event.
                                                                            off to the school.
                                                                            the 2011 rundle elm school
                                                                            drive was a great success thanks
                                                                            to Las vegas’ Camden employees
                                                                            and residents.




2011 Metro Denver Apartment Association Tributes Winners
The 2011 Apartment Association Tributes Winners were announced
in Denver. Tributes recognize achievements in management and
marketing excellence for the multifamily housing industry in Denver.
These prestigious awards are presented to the management firms,
apartment communities, supplier companies, and all of the industry
professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their work for
apartment homes and communities in the Denver Area. This year there
were a record 547 nominations submitted. Nominees were judged
initially through an online process by industry experts from across the
nation. Scores from the online judging determined the finalists, who
were then interviewed by a panel of judges. THE 2011 TRIBUTES
WINNERS ARE: Most Outstanding Maintenance Supervisor – Jeff
Crankshaw, Camden Pinnacle Most Outstanding Team – Camden
Pinnacle, Most Outstanding Regional Manager – Rocky Sundling,
Most Outstanding CEO – Ric Campo & Keith Oden!                              the metro denver apartment association tributes winners included mary beth white
                                                                            (most oustanding team—Camden Pinnacle) and Jeff Crankshaw (most outstanding
Go Camden!                                                                  maintenance supervisor).


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The Colorado Hummingbirds Light the Night with 6300 Stars
On September 22, over 20 of the “Colorado Hummingbirds” team
members participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the
Night” walking event. With only two months of fundraising, the team
raised over $6,300 and on that night they proudly wore their Camden
Cares t-shirts with ACE leading the way. The
success of the team was because of the
Dynamic Duo and Team Captains - Patty Mingis,
Community Manager at Camden Highlands
Ridge and Tonya Uhlman, Community Manager
at Camden Lakeway, who strategized and
came up with a very successful fundraising
plan. The goal was $5,400 and by the morning
of the walk it was surpassed by $600 and
money is still coming in.

aCe & trynity martinez (Camden Centennial’s Community                     the Colorado hummingbird team included (back row, left to right) tim
manager tabby martinez’s daughter) participate in the Light               applegate, ralph guglielmi, Zoey white, mary beth white, C.J. white,
the night event while also have having a good time.                       aCe, rocky sundling, Patty mingis, tabby martinez, trynity martinez,
                                                                          margaret black, megan stanley, (front row, left to right ) Caden Crosby,
                                                                          Jacob white, sarah martin, tyler sundling, taylor mingis, toyann
                                                                          martin, theresa simmons, tiffany stanley, and mackenzie owen.




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Camden Cares Rallies for a Great Cause
The Camden Cares Committee of the TROC-Atlanta portfolio chose
to run a campaign drive and raise money for Standup for Kids,
www.standupforkids.org. Camden Atlanta employees creatively
arranged for various events for their residents to raise money for
the cause, including pizza & bake sales, ice cream socials, taking
a pie in the face for donations, and many other fun activities for
residents. These activities were also aimed at raising CLEi scores.
Their efforts along with the generous donations of their caring
residents raised $7,831 for Standup for Kids. Announcements
of the success of the campaign were made during their recent
Employee Appreciation Day
where all of the employees
rallied together wearing
purple co-branded t-shirts
with the Camden Cares logo                                                    Camden shiloh staff and Camden Cares members (from left to
along with the Standup for                                                    right) rhonda sorensen, steven Castardi, and Lisa bueker before
                                                                              and after the “Pie in the face” event.
Kids logo.




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2011 Circle of Excellence Awards
On November 18, the rain ended just in time for South Florida, as
the multi-family management stars came out for the 2011 Circle of
Excellence Awards hosted by the Southeastern Florida Apartment
Association (SEFAA). Among the attendees were Cornerstone
Group, Greystar, Riverstone and best of all Camden.
    The highlight (such as it was): Watching the assembled A-list
multitude witness our fearless leader District Manager, Vanessa
Arevalo at work for our local Apartment Association as she
presented awards and assisted with the installation of the new
2012 SEFAA leaders. Among the new 2012 leaders, Vanessa also
passed the baton of being SEFAA’s president to Sandy Downing
of Lincoln Property Company another multi-family professional
here in South Florida. Attendees capped the evening dancing the                 vanessa arevalo (right) does a good job representing Camden at the 2011 Circle of
night away celebrating all of our industry accomplishments.                     excellence awards in south florida.




Pinktober Month in South Florida
This year Camden South Florida was among those that share a vision of
a world without Breast Cancer. Each of our South Florida communities
hosted “Pinktober Month” where residents and prospects alike got
involved with the same activities on the same days District wide, all in
an effort to raise funds for the Susan G Komen foundation. Community
events such as Pink Cupcake stands, Breakfast-on-the-Go and our
resident favorite the Pink Marshmallow contest—where residents
were given a chance to guess how many marshmallows were in a jar
for $50 off their rent in exchange for a minimum $1 per guess—were
all a hit and helped Camden tremendously with our goal.
      Our greatest highlight of the month was cheering for team Camden
in the Susan G Komen Race for the cure held in Miami. Several of our
South Florida team members participated in the race in style as they
showed their support for the cause in the latest pink Camden Breast
Cancer Warrior t-shirts.
      After all of the events, Facebook post, Susan G Komen Race and
e-blast South Florida raised an unstinting $1,484.25 in community                       Pink cupcakes were part of the several activites the south florida
donations and $230 in SGK Race participation donations.                                 communities hosted during the “Pinktober month”.



Orlando American Heart Association                                              Orlando’s Alzheimer’s Walk
Heart Walk                                                                      On October 22, five Camden employees participated in this year’s
On September 17, 2011 Orlando employees participated in the                     Orlando’s Alzheimer’s Walk. The walk was held at Lake Eola in
Orlando American Heart Associated Heart Walk where they raised                  downtown Orlando. This was Camden’s third year participating
$170. Kudos to Orlando!                                                         and raised $1,008 for the Alzheimer’s Association.




the orlando american heart association was a big success and Camden employees         orlando employees and family members take a moment and gather
and their family members were in hand to support this great cause.                    together during the orlando’s alzheimer’s walk.


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Tampa Camden Cares Alzheimer’s Walk                                                   Tampa Camden Cares Race for the Cure
Tampa Camden Cares participated in this years Tampa Alzheimer’s                       The Tampa Camden Cares team participated in the Race for
Walk and raised almost $500. Way to go Tampa!                                         the Cure 2011 in Vinoy Park in downtown St. Pete handing out
                                                                                      Camden goodies to the masses.




                                                                                              kelly hicks and her mother Linda weaver participate in the race for
              Camden employees (from left to right) devlin ruiz and                           the Cure as part of the Camden Cares team.
              manny vargas attend the tampa alzheimer’s walk.




Light the Night                                                                       K-9 Joins Orlando’s Police Department
The “Light the Night” walk is an inspirational event; filled with lots                A Camden sponsored canine arrived just in time for the holidays
of love and care from every person that participated. Camden Bay                      at Orlando’s Police Department. “Camden” (as it was named) will
raised $385 through an online link posted on their Facebook page                      be the first single purpose dog in the history of Orlando Police
and from a drive-thru snack for our residents.                                        Department. An excited officer, who will be the new TAC drug
                                                                                      dog handler, will train the K-9 to be a working member of the TAC
                                                                                      Section and OPD by the end of December.




     (from left to right) salvatore Procopio, Liliana Padilla, alexandra morales,
     ananda Ziritt, and sebastian Ziritt attend the Light the night event.


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                                    BORN LEADERS




               AUSTIN                                       DOMINIC




Kristin Pope, District Manager in Houston,   Jarah Pranjic, Assistant Manager at
and her husband Ron welcomed their son       Camden Springs, and her husband Pavlo
Austin Christian Pope on October 15, 2011.   welcomed their son Dominic Bennett
Austin weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 ½”   Pranjic on July 22, 2011. Dominic weighed 7
in length.                                   lbs. 4 oz. and was 19 ¾” in length.




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