In the 1970s, Anthony “Tony” Rodriguez formed a.m. RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATES, inc. (AMR) and Congregate Management Services, Inc. (CMS) to develop and manage rental, affordable housing communities. The portfolio has grown to include 22 properties located in Pennsylvania and Ohio comprising 1,300+ affordable and market rate rental units, as well as commercial spaces. In 2012, Tony’s son Victor took over the reigns as president and has been leading the visioning and business expansion of AMR/CMS.
What sets AMR/CMS apart from its competitors is its focus on designing elegant and affordable living options for seniors and families with a strong focus on utilizing green, sustainable construction techniques and products to create more environmentally-friendly buildings. Boasting four LEED-certified projects, the company has begun using Passive House construction methods to further reduce energy consumption and lower utility costs for its residents.
Property types include new construction, adaptive reuse and government-subsidized communities. The majority of the company’s properties cater to seniors looking for independent living.
Amenity spaces in AMR/CMS projects can include:
- Media room
- Community room
- Craft room
- Laundry facilities
- Fitness area
- Beauty salon
- Outdoor patio
Constructing beautiful, well-designed and energy efficient buildings, which offer ample opportunities for socialization and shows a respect for the dignity of its residents, drives the work and visioning of AMR/CMS and its team of professionals.