What is a PARAGON?

The NAA PARAGON Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the rental housing industry. These national awards celebrate that builders, industry professionals and affiliated apartment associations make unique contributions to our industry. For the winners, a PARAGON award represents a milestone along the path to personal and professional achievement. For our industry, the winners demonstrate characteristics that benchmark success.

Winners are recognized during the NAA Education Conference & Exposition in June. They are also featured in the September issue of units magazine, NAA’s monthly publication that reports on the apartment industry.

View the 2015 PARAGON Award Winners

Affiliated Association Awards
  • Communications
  • Community Service
  • Education
  • Government Affairs
  • Membership Development


Builders, Owners and Developers

  • New (1 to 5 years) - (2)
    • Small (up to 150 units)
    • Large (more than 150 units)
  • 5-20 years - (2)
    • Small (up to 150 units)
    • Large (more than 150 units)
  • 20 plus years - (2)
    • Small (up to 150 units)
    • Large (more than 150 units)
  • Green - (1)
  • Specialty any category - (1)
    • Affordable
    • Military
    • Student

NAA Individual Achievement


NAAEI Individual Achievement

NAAEI Designate Awards:

  • Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT)
  • Certified Apartment Manager (CAM)
  • National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP)
  • Professional Designate of the Year



Event Highlights

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Career Growth and Opportunity  

Learn about the perks and benefits of working in residential property management and some of the reasons the industry provides career growth, stability and endless opportunities.