Princeton has strong ties to the community and believes in creating and managing properties that generate pride for residents and neighborhoods alike. We prioritize giving back to the local communities we reside in and becoming exceptional partners and neighbors. This giving nature was born out of the philanthropy of our chairman and founder, James Herscot, who continues to set an example through his personal charitable endeavors.
Princeton Properties’ guiding light:
do the right thing, not just do things right.
We realize that our long standing success comes in large part from resident and community satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be in a position to give back as a way to say thank you! Our goal is to give back and strengthen the communities that we’ve been so fortunate to be a part of for the past 50 years.
Princeton Loves Local
During the most recent COVID-19 pandemic, Princeton started a “Princeton Loves Local” campaign to support local businesses, add a bit of light and happiness to their resident base, and provide Princeton property site teams the resources to support local charitable efforts within the communities that they work and live. Our employees regularly participate in numerous efforts including park clean ups, senior center visits, MSPCA donation drives and food pantry volunteer days. Princeton Gives Back is a regular and important aspect of our corporate and site level culture! This initiative is recognizing that the little things matter, and often add up to “the big things.”
- Our latest development project, The James, a Princeton Properties Community, in Haverhill, MA is our first fossil free construction project
- At several locations, Princeton uses multi-zone heating to reduce unnecessary electricity usage
- Princeton communities have Energy Star appliances in the apartment homes
- We provide comprehensive recycling programs at the majority of our communities
- Princeton uses a sand mixture instead of using ice melt on walkways in the winter months to limit toxic chemicals released into our environment
- Numerous web-based software packages have been incorporated into our regular work flow to reduce inefficiencies, unnecessary travel and paperwork within corporate and community offices
- To further conserve water, we have installed rain sensors on irrigation systems to ensure landscape watering only when needed
- We have partnered with NStar at numerous locations, completing total weatherization programs including wrapping boilers, insulating windows and installing energy saving light fixtures
- We regularly use low-voltage light fixtures in common areas and apartment homes, also adding motion sensors with timers when possible
- We instituted a bicycle lending program in Maine. If residents want to leave their cars parked, they can jump on a bike for the day reducing their carbon footprint
- Moving towards a paper-free workplace, we have a robust suite of on-line services for our residents giving them the ability to pay rent, submit online maintenance requests, and communicate directly with property teams.