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ARLINGTON, Va. / May 5, 2014 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased to announce the 2014 PARAGON award winners. The annual awards program recognizes the multifamily housing industry’s top communities, executives, employees and affiliate programs.
The winners will be recognized during the Awards breakfast with Alex Sheen on Saturday, June 21, during the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in Denver. The NAA Community of the Year, chosen among the communities that won category-specific PARAGON awards listed below, will be announced during the breakfast.
Builders, Owners and Developers Awards
Best Community, Less than 5 Years (under 150 units)—Highgrove, Lincoln Property Company, Stamford, Conn.
Best Community, Less than 5 Years (over 150 units)—The Metropolitan at Village at Leesburg, Kettler Management, Leesburg, Va.
Best Community, 5-20 Years (over 150 units)—The Enclave, Edward Rose & Sons, Midlothian, Va.
Best Community, 20+ Years (under 150 units)—Taft Street Properties, Lighthouse Property Management, Wyoming, Mich.
Best Community, 20+ Years (over 150 units)—Quality Hill, CRES Management, LLC, Kansas City, Mo.
Best Community, Green Housing—Residences at CityWay, Buckingham Companies, Indianapolis.
Best Community, Affordable Housing—John C. Anderson Apartments, Pennrose Properties, Philadelphia.
Best Community, Student Housing—U Square @ The Loop, Towne Properties, Cincinnati.
NAA Individual Awards
Independent Rental Owner (IRO) of the Year (100 units or less)—Kathy Dennison Adrianse, Lighthouse Property Management, Wyoming, Mich.
Independent Rental Owner (IRO) of the Year (101-500 units)—Jerry and Sharon Turner, Casa Del Sol Apartments, Houston.
Association Executive of the Year—Jon Lowder, Piedmont Triad Apartment Association, Greensboro, N.C.
National Suppliers Council Achievement Award—Andrea Massey, RealPage, Inc., Carrollton, Texas.
NAAEI Individual Achievement Awards
Professional Designate of the Year—Kristin Sizemore, CAMT, CAM, CAS, CAPS, Bohannon Development Corporation, El Paso, Texas.
Certified Apartment Manager of the Year—Bradley Roschyk, CAM, CAPS, Berkshire Property Advisors, Dallas.
Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician of the Year—Michael Markus, CAMT, Access Property Management, Cincinnati.
National Apartment Leasing Professional of the Year—Mike McHugh, NALP, Chestnut Hill Realty, Norwood, Mass.
Affiliated Association Awards
Communications Award—Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles.
Community Service Award—Houston Apartment Association.
Education Award—Houston Apartment Association.
Government Affairs Award—Utah Apartment Association.
Membership Development Award—Apartment Association of Metro Denver.
The NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) is also pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Apartment Career Education (ACE) Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of apartment career development and/or contributions made to, or on behalf of, the NAAEI, and its professional education interests and initiatives. David Hargrove, CPM, Greystone Asset Management, Houston, was awarded the Apartment Industry Practitioner award.
Finally, the Anthony V. Pusateri Apartment Career Promotion Award recognizes an individual, a company or an association who has made the biggest impact creating awareness of careers in the apartment industry among high school and college students, military veterans and spouses or career changers through outreach activities. The Houston Apartment Foundation was awarded the Comprehensive Apartment Career Promotion Award, and the Austin Apartment Association and Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation were awarded the Single Apartment Career Promotion Event Award.
A list of all winners and details about each will appear in the August 2014 issue of units magazine.
The National Apartment Association (NAA), currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, 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. As a federation of more than 170 state and local affiliates, NAA is comprised of over 63,000 members representing more than 7 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. For more information go to www.naahq.org.