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Barnegat, N.J.-Based Firm’s Cornerstone at Montvale Sweeps Affordable Community Category Awards, Named Community of the Year    

BARNEGAT, N.J. (May 6, 2024) Walters, a leading builder, owner and property manager, has been honored with seven FAME (Fabulous Achievement in Marketing Excellence) awards presented at the 21st annual ceremony by the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey (SBACNJ). The Barnegat-based firm’s Cornerstone at Montvale, located in Bergen County, swept the awards in the Affordable Community category, including the coveted Community of the Year honor. The ceremony was held on April 18 at South Gate Manor in Freehold, N.J.      

“We take great pride in building award-winning multifamily communities that meet the highest expectations,” said Walters’ Joe Del Duca, partner and director of affordable housing. “Receiving industry recognition again by Shore Builders reaffirms that we are attaining our goals.”     

Walters’ Cornerstone at Montvale, a premium income-restricted apartment community, opened in late 2023 and is fully leased.  

In addition to Community of the Year, Cornerstone at Montvale which was designed to attain LEED® and ENERGY STAR® certification, was presented with the following awards:  

  • Best Affordable Merchandising 
  • Best Signage  
  • Best Brochure  
  • Best Sales Office  
  • Best Architectural Design  
  • Best Logo Design  

“Cornerstone at Montvale is an extraordinary property located in a desirable community in northern New Jersey. It blends sustainable design with high-quality amenities and services,” added Del Duca.      

The FAME awards recognize building industry professionals for their successful sales and marketing accomplishments throughout the previous year. Located in Lakewood, N.J., SBACNJ is a chartered local chapter of the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); it is one of the largest local trade associations in the area.  

For more information on Walters’ numerous award-winning residential projects, visit 

PHOTO CAPTION:  Pictured (L-R) are Rebecca Capone, assistant property manager; Denise Martin, property manager; Courtney Boyle, assistant property manager; Theresa Rubino, property manager; Rylie Smith, regional manager; Chris Hall, lease up manager; Carrie Adragna, regional manager; Jackie Maresca, property manager. 


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