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NAA Excellence Awards

2022 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.

Applying is easy. Simply fill out the online entry form and submit the entry fee by credit card (please see Category Details below for pricing). Your entries will be panel-reviewed by NAA member volunteers and if selected as a finalist or winner, sections from your application will be featured in an online gallery.

Winners will be announced and celebrated during the NAA Excellence Awards ceremony on Friday, June 24 at Apartmentalize and will also be featured on NAA's website and in an issue of units Magazine, NAA's monthly publication that reports on the rental housing industry. 

Apply for an Excellence Award
   
Deadline to apply is February 11, 2022. 

2022 NAA Excellence Awards Details

Important Dates and Deadlines

Applications Open: December 13, 2021

Application Deadline: February 11, 2022

Application Review: February 14, 2022 – March 11, 2022

Notification: March 16, 2022

Awards Ceremony: Friday, June 24 at Apartmentalize in San Diego, CA 

Volunteer Judges

The NAA 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 14, 2022 - March 11, 2022. Tell us a bit about yourself and your interests.

2022 NAA Excellence Awards Ceremony

All 2022 NAA Excellence Award winners and nominees will be recognized during an awards ceremony on Friday, June 24 at Apartmentalize in San Diego, CA. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the 2022 NAA Excellence Awards? Please email Priscilla Mejia to learn more. NAA Excellence Award Naming Rights and Award Category sponsorship packages are available.

NAA’s Excellence Awards offers more than 25 award categories. The award categories are grouped in five focus areas: Affiliate; Anthony V. Pusateri; Community; Company; and Individual Achievement. Click the links below for a detailed description of the categories in each focus area.

2022 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:

There is no charge for the Affiliate Award categories. Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the 2022 NAA Excellence Awards ceremony.

Anthony V. Pusateri Awards

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

Awards include:

Applicants will be charged $50 per entry for the Anthony V. Pusateri Award categories. 

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:

Applicants will be charged $225 per entry for the Community Award categories. Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the 2022 Excellence Awards ceremony.

Company Awards

The Company Awards recognize and celebrate organizations for their significant contributions to their staff, local community and the rental housing industry as a whole.  

Awards include:

Applicants will be charged $225 per entry for the Company Award categories. Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the 2022 NAA Excellence Awards ceremony.

Individual Achievement Awards

The NAA and NAAEI Individual Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have made noteworthy achievements within their professional career.

Excels will be awarded to:

Applicants will be charged $50 per entry for the Individual Award categories. *Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the 2022 NAA Excellence Awards ceremony. 

View the 2021 NAA Excellence Award Winners

Watch the 2021 NAA Excellence Awards
 

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 for the 2022 Best Places to Work Awards from February 14, 2022 - April 8, 2022. If you would like to be notified when the next application period opens, please email [email protected].

Learn More

Upcoming NAA Best Places to Work Webinar 

Join us on March 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET for an educational webinar where you will learn how to successfully submit your organization for a NAA Best Places to Work award. During the session we will walk you through the nomination guide to detail all the important rules and guidelines and answer any questions you may have about the program or the employee satisfaction survey process.

Register Today!