Larken Associates’ Jessica Heckman, Director of Residential Asset Management, Earns Certified Property Manager Designation

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Larken Associates, a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management, is proud to announce Jessica Heckman, Director of Residential Asset Management, has earned the designation of Certified Property Manager (CPM) from The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Since joining Larken Associates as a commercial facility and property manager in 2008, Heckman quickly rose through the ranks earning a promotion to Senior Property Manager and subsequently stepping into the role of Director of Residential Asset Management in 2018. Currently, Heckman oversees a team of 45 employees across the firm’s expansive Larken Living rental portfolio, including property managers, leasing agents, maintenance workers, porters, and a capital improvement team. As Director of Residential Asset Management, Heckman plays an instrumental role in the success of each of Larken’s multifamily real estate assets, overseeing the onboarding of new properties, buyouts, property maintenance, and capital improvement strategies portfolio-wide.

“Early on, we recognized the tremendous asset Jessica was to our company and the importance of helping her advance her professional career within the organization,” said Lenny Tartamella, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Larken Associates. “Jessica has grown with us substantially throughout her career at Larken and this CPM designation is yet another testament to her dedication, work ethic and expertise in property management.”

Heckman is a staple in each of the projects that comprise the firm’s rapidly growing Larken Living residential portfolio, which spans 22 unique communities and is comprised of approximately 2,000 owned and/or managed residential units with over 2,000 units currently under construction throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Under Heckman’s leadership, the Larken Living brand has become synonymous with high-quality residential communities focused on exceeding the expectations of every resident who calls one of their properties home.

Earlier this summer, Larken Associates broke ground on its third multifamily development of 2020, the luxury 272-unit Reserve at Crosswicks in Bordentown, N.J. In May, Larken Associates broke ground on Hillsborough Village Center,  a 191-unit mixed-use building in Hillsborough, N.J., and The Enclave at Copper Chase, a 107-unit multifamily project on the site of the company’s The Reserve at Copper Chase multifamily community in York, Pa. Additionally, Larken Associates acquired The View at Mackenzi, a 224-unit apartment community in York, Pa. in April. With the firm entering one of its most ambitious periods of multifamily development, Larken Associates will leverage Heckman’s experience and knowledge to foster the creation of vibrant communities at each of the company’s new properties while continuing to bolster its existing residential assets throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

David Gardner, CEO of Larken Associates added, “Having the right people in the right positions at the right time has been at the heart of our company’s multigenerational success. As we prepare for what will be our firm’s most significant period of multifamily development to date, we are confident that Jessica’s combination of skills and experience makes her the perfect person to lead our residential management team as we enter this next chapter in the Larken story.”  

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About Larken Associates
Larken Associates is a regional leader in commercial and residential real estate building, development and management. Leveraging over 50 years of experience, they are dedicated to bringing great living and working spaces to life through a long-term ownership strategy and full suite of in-house capabilities. With a diverse commercial portfolio consisting of nearly three million square feet and 800 tenants across office, industrial, retail and mixed-use and approximately 2,000 owned and/or managed residential units across 22 unique communities, Larken Associates is deeply committed to the communities in which they work as well as the tenants and residents who call their buildings home. To learn more about Larken Associates, please visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.