NAAEI Honors Mike McHugh as National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) of the Year | National Apartment Association

NAAEI Honors Mike McHugh as National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) of the Year

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678

ARLINGTON, Va. / June 16, 2014 – Mike McHugh, NALP, will be honored as the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) of the Year during the June 21 Awards Breakfast at the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in Denver.

Since 2010, McHugh, Norwood, Mass., has worked at several of Chestnut Hill Realty (CHR)’s communities, helping where the need was greatest. By the end of his first year, he was already inducted into the company’s $1 Million Club for leasing the equivalent of $1 million in total lease value. In 2013, McHugh received CHR’s On-site Leasing Professional of the Year award and was recognized as the Rental Housing Association’s Leasing Consultant of the Year. 

Among his accomplishments, McHugh volunteered to be the lead for a new lead-tracking software CHR was testing at one of its communities, and has since trained users throughout the company. While at Norwest Woods, McHugh leased 102 apartments—one third of the community’s leases that year. The following year, McHugh was responsible for nearly half of the leases. 

He is working toward his Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation and is a proud participant in local Relay for Life events.

NAA President & CEO Doug Culkin, CAE, said, “The PARAGON awards recognize the outstanding contributions of multifamily builders, professionals and affiliated associations. By shining a light on them, all members of our industry benefit.” 



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.