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NAA Excellence Awards

2021 NAA Excellence Awards

Each year, NAA's Excellence Awards, or Excels, recognize excellence and leadership in the rental housing industry. Excels celebrate communities, industry professionals and affiliated apartment associations who make unique contributions to the industry. For the winners, receiving an Excels award represents milestones and outstanding achievement.

Winners will be formally recognized at the virtual 2021 NAA Excellence Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 20, brought to you by Belfor Property Restoration. Winners will also be featured in an issue of units Magazine, NAA's monthly publication that reports on the apartment industry.

NAA is currently accepting applications for the 2021 NAA Excellence Awards through January 29, 2021. Submit your application today! 
 

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2021 NAA Excellence Awards Details

Important Dates and Deadlines

Applications Open: November 30, 2020

Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

Application Review: February 1, 2021 – March 5, 2021

Notification: March 10, 2021

Virtual Awards Ceremony: May 20, 2021

Volunteer Judges

The Excellence Awards rely on the generosity of NAA member volunteers who share their time and knowledge to help identify the best of the best.

Want to help?

Apply today and help us decide who is the best of the best in the rental housing industry. Selected judges will be required to review proposals from February 1, 2021 - March 5, 2021. Tell us a bit about yourself and your interests.

Virtual 2021 Excellence Awards Ceremony

All 2021 Excellence Award winners and nominees will be recognized during a virtual Excellence Awards Ceremony on May 20, 2021.

Stay tuned for further details!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the 2021 NAA Excellence Awards? Please email Carolina Zuniga to learn more. NAA Excellence Award Naming Rights and Award Category sponsorship packages are available.

NAA’s Excellence Awards offers more than 20 award categories. The award categories are grouped in six focus areas: Affiliate; Anthony V. Pusateri; Community; Diversity & Inclusion; Supplier Achievement; and Individual Achievement. Click the links below for a detailed description of the categories in each focus area.

2021 NAA Excellence Awards Categories

Affiliate Awards

The NAA Affiliate Awards celebrate the exemplary accomplishments of over 150 state and local associations across the country that are part of the NAA network.

These awards are only open to affiliated associations. Awards include:

Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the virtual 2021 Excellence Awards ceremony on May 20, 2021.

Anthony V. Pusateri Awards

The NAA Anthony V. Pusateri Awards celebrate projects, events & initiatives that promote apartment careers.

Awards include:

Community of the Year Awards

The NAA Community of the Year Awards represent the very best in the rental housing industry. These awards recognize excellence in a range of rental property styles and sizes.

Excels will be awarded to:

Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the virtual 2021 Excellence Awards ceremony on May 20, 2021.

Diversity & Inclusion Award

The Diversity & Inclusion Award represents the very best organizations that have contributed significantly in advancing diversity and inclusiveness within their organization. This award recognizes the initiatives, policies and practices of organizations that embrace diversity and inclusion across the rental housing industry.

Award include:

Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the virtual 2021 Excellence Awards ceremony on May 20, 2021.

Supplier Achievement Awards

The Supplier Achievement Awards recognizes individuals based on professional achievement and personal contributions to the apartment industry. Many individuals in the supplier community have made significant “above and beyond” contributions to the apartment industry.

Excels will be awarded to:

Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the virtual 2021 Excellence Awards ceremony on May 20, 2021.

2021 NAA Excellence Awards Sponsor

Thank you to our 2021 NAA Excellence Award sponsor, Belfor Property Restoration for their generosity and dedication to our mission. They support NAA; we encourage you to support them.

 

 

 


 

2020 NAA Excellence Awards Winners

Honoring the best in rental housing, the National Apartment Association recognized all 2020 NAA Excellence Award winners and finalists at a virtual ceremony on November 5, 2020 during APTvirtual. You can watch the 2020 NAA Excellence Awards here.

View the 2020 Winners
 

NAA Best Places to Work

This awards program identifies member organizations that encourage employee engagement and performance and foster collaborative and innovative work environments. It pays tribute to the employees and their hard work, which directly contributes to the success of suppliers, management companies and the entire rental housing industry. NAA will be accepting applications from February 1, 2021 through March 19, 2021.

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