Goldrich Kest Retirement Community In San Jose Earns National Honor

The Villa Fontana Retirement Community in San Jose, a property owned and managed by Goldrich Kest, has earned the Community of Quality Award, a coveted honor presented to facilities that successfully meet or exceed the stringent criteria established by the National Affordable Housing Management Association

The Villa Fontana Retirement Community in San Jose, a property owned and managed by Goldrich Kest, has earned the Community of Quality Award, a coveted honor presented to facilities that successfully meet or exceed the stringent criteria established by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA). The elegant, Mediterranean-style property boasts such amenities as a library, ice cream parlor, hobby area, and meditative courtyard. What further distinguishes it from other facilities serving seniors 62+ and/or who are disabled are the range of activities it offers including computer classes, yoga, and arts & crafts as well as monthly excursions to nearby museums, entertainment venues, and shopping centers to keep its residents happy and engaged.


According to the NAHMA, the Communities of Quality Award recognizes the achievements of affordable housing providers who make an unprecedented contribution to serving seniors of modest means by supplying essential programs and services for its residents. Properties are evaluated on the facility’s health and safety standards; financial solvency; staff credentials; programs and services offered to its residents; endorsements by local governments, state agencies, residents, and staff; and visual verification and reports. Villa Fontana earned a score of 97 out of 100.


“On behalf of the entire Goldrich Kest team, we thank NAHMA for recognizing the excellence and devotion of our Villa Fontana staff who work hard to create a warm, welcoming environment for our senior residents,” says Mike Dandrell, CEO of Goldrich Kest, one of California’s largest and most successful privately-owned real estate companies.


NAHMA is the leading voice for affordable housing management, advocating on behalf of multifamily property managers and owners whose mission is to provide quality affordable housing. NAHMA supports legislative and regulatory policy that promotes the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing, is a vital resource for technical education and information, and fosters strategic relations between government and industry. NAHMA’s membership represents 75 percent of the affordable housing industry and includes its most distinguished multifamily owners and management companies.


Recognized as one of the nation’s most successful real estate companies, Goldrich Kest is a privately-owned family-run business that can trace its origins back more than 60 years to two entrepreneurs, Jona Goldrich and Sol Kest, who parlayed their meager savings into an empire.


Today, their descendants, known within the company as “G2: The Next Generation,” continue to build upon the eponymous company’s ever-expanding portfolio of residential, commercial, industrial, and retail projects. Among them are 125 apartment buildings with 13,864 units, 2,087 slips with 5 marinas, 22 senior living facilities with 4,220 beds, and, scattered throughout the US, more than 6 million square feet of non-residential space. Dozens of its apartment buildings accommodate low-income families and Goldrich Kest offers free after-school and summer programs to keep its young residents engaged and eager to learn. For more information about the company, visit goldrichkest.com.


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