2023 NAA Excellence Awards Winners Announced

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ARLINGTON, VA | June 15, 2023 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) has announced the winners of the 2023 NAA Excellence Awards, an annual program that recognizes excellence and leadership across the rental housing industry. This year’s award recipients were formally recognized at a ceremony during Apartmentalize, NAA’s annual conference and exposition, held June 7 – 9 in Atlanta. 

NAA’s Excellence Awards celebrate apartment communities, industry professionals and affiliated apartment associations that make unique and lasting contributions to the industry each year. You can learn more about the awards program here.

“Congratulations to this year’s NAA Excellence Award recipients who have demonstrated their steadfast commitment to making a long-term impact on the rental housing industry,” said Bob Pinnegar, NAA President and CEO. “In the face of enduring challenges, we applaud these leaders for stepping up to the plate and making tangible contributions that will benefit our industry now and into the future.”

A full list of the 2023 NAA Excellence Awards winners is included below.

Louisville Apartment Association
Affiliate of the Year (Mid-Size)

Austin Apartment Association
Affiliate of the Year (State/Metro-32)

The Residences at Brighton Marine
Affordable Community of the Year

Bozzuto Management
Major Rehab Community of the Year

Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community
New Construction Community of the Year

Anthem House
RISE Real Estate
Student Community of the Year

Dylan RiNo 
Large Community of the Year

The Watson   
Small Community of the Year

Thompson Thrift

Gables Residential
Leading Organization in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Village Green
NAAEI Dedication to Education

BG Multifamily
Supplier Company of the Year

Ishea Shepherd 
AMC Delancey Group
Emerging Leader of the Year

Dana Duckworth 
DEI Champion

Megan Orser
Smart Apartment Solutions and Smart Moves LLC     
Apartment Career & Education (ACE) Industry
Educator of the Year

Charles Stroud 
Stroud Consulting Group / Pappas Roofing & Construction
Supplier Sales Professional of the Year


About NAA
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 141 state, local and global affiliates, NAA encompasses over 92,000 members representing more than 11 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit www.naahq.orgNAA thanks its Strategic Partners: The Home Depot Pro & HD Supply, Lowe’s Pro Supply and Yardi.