■ Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has been named Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year as part of the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study, an annual brand equity tracker that measures and compares brand health among more than 1,400 brands across nearly 150 categories. In January 2015, Cypress Residential Group joined the Better Homes and Garden Real Estate franchise and is located at 270 South Limestone Street. To read more about the Harris Poll EquiTrend Study, go to Bit.ly/1BbWeK0.
■ Lexington-based Southcreek Management Co. has received the award for Outstanding Performance: Management Company as this year's 2015 Housing Management Conference held recently in Louisville. SMC provides full-service management to more than 1,700 income-based apartments throughout Kentucky.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo