NAA Announces 2012 PARAGON Award Winners

National Awards Program Recognizes Apartment Industry’s Best 

Contact:  Lauren Boston, NAA Staff Writer, at 703/797-0678 or lauren@naahq.org 

ARLINGTON, Va. May 3, 2012—The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased to announce the 2012 PARAGON award winners. The annual awards program recognizes the multifamily housing industry’s top communities, executives, employees and affiliate programs.

The awards will be presented during the 2012 NAA Education Conference & Exposition, June 28-30, in Boston. The NAA PARAGON Awards recognition also will include the announcement of the NAA Community of the Year during the Opening General Session on Thursday, June 28. The winner will be chosen among the communities that won category-specific PARAGON Awards listed below.

NAA Individual Awards
Apartment Association of Metro Denver’s Mark Williams was named Association Executive of the Year. Pioneer Creek Townhomes Owner Bradley J. Sumrok, Arlington, Texas, was named Independent Rental Owner (IRO) of the Year (101-500 units). Tony Sculthorpe of Orlando, Fla.-based Coinmach Corporation received the National Suppliers Council (NSC) Achievement Award.

NAAEI Individual Achievement Awards
Tracy Williams (CAM, CAPS) of WRH Realty Services, Jacksonville, Fla., was named Professional Designate of the Year. Sandra Fick (CAM, NALP) of Charter Properties, Charlotte, N.C., was named Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) of the Year. Johanna Llorente (NALP) of Gables Residential, Austin, Texas, was named National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) of the Year. Lazarus Luna (CAMT) of WinnResidential, Worcester, Mass., was named Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) of the Year.

Affiliated Association Awards
The Atlanta Apartment Association received the Communications Award and Membership Development Award. The Bryan College Station (Texas) Apartment Association received the Community Service Award. The Austin Apartment Association received the Education Award. The Apartment Association of Greater Philadelphia received the Government Affairs Award.

Builders, Owners and Developers Awards
Best Community, Less than 5 Years (under 150 units) was awarded to Alta Henderson, Wood Residential Services, Dallas. Best Community, Less than 5 Years (over 150 units) was awarded to Alta 1900 Lofts, Greystar, Dallas. Best Community, 5-20 Years (over 150 units) was awarded to Mansions at Hemingway, Perry Reid Properties, Johnston, Iowa. Best Community, 20+ Years (under 150 units) was awarded to 26 West, Buckingham Companies, Indianapolis. Best Community, 20+ Years (over 150 units) was awarded to Camelot Court, First Realty Management, Brighton, Mass. Best Community, Green Housing was awarded to Gables Park Plaza, Gables Residential, Austin, Texas. Best Community, Specialty Housing – Affordable was awarded to Wilber School Apartments, Beacon Residential Management, Sharon, Mass.

NAA President Douglas Culkin, CAE, said, “The PARAGON awards recognize the outstanding contributions of multifamily builders, professionals and affiliated associations. By shining a light on these winning individuals, communities and organizations, all members of our industry benefit.”

A list of all winners and details about each will appear in the September 2012 issue of units magazine.

 

About the National Apartment Association

The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America's leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA's mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.

NAA is a federation of 170 state and local affiliates, comprised of more than 55,000 multifamily housing companies representing more than 6.2 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. Members in good standing of any affiliated association are automatically considered members of NAA and entitled to NAA benefits. NAA members represent all facets of the multifamily housing industry: apartment owners, management executives, developers, builders, investors, property managers, leasing consultants, maintenance personnel, suppliers and related business professionals throughout the United States and Canada. www.naahq.org.