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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 were recognized and celebrated at the virtual 2021 NAA Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 16, brought to you by Belfor Property Restoration. Congratulations to all of the 2021 NAA Excellence Awards Winners
 

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NAA will be accepting applications for the 2022 Excellence Awards from December 13, 2021 - February 11, 2022. If you would like to be notified when the next application period opens, please email [email protected].

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 will be held in-person at Apartmentalize in San Diego, CA - stay tuned for further details! 

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

2022 Excellence Awards Ceremony

All 2022 Excellence Award winners and nominees will be recognized during an awards ceremony at Apartmentalize in San Diego, CA. Stay tuned for further details!

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 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.

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:

  • Affiliate of the Year Award
  • Chris Christenson Association Executive of the Year Award

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:

  • Comprehensive Program
  • One-time Event or Project
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:

  • Affordable Community of the Year
  • Military Community of the Year
  • Student Community of the Year
  • Small (less than 150 units) Community of the Year
  • Large (more than 150 units) Community of the Year
  • Community Crisis Response of the Year
  • Major Rehab Community of the Year
  • New Construction Community of the Year

Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the 2022 Excellence Awards ceremony.

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:

  • Diversity & Inclusion Award

Please note, three finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be announced during the 2022 NAA Excellence Awards ceremony.

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:

  • Supplier Council Achievement
  • Supplier Sales Professional of the Year

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:

  • NAAEI ACE Industry Educator of the Year
  • NAAEI ACE Industry Practitioner of the Year
  • Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) of the Year
  • Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) of the Year
  • Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) of the Year
  • Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS) of the Year
  • Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP) of the Year
  • Independent Rental Owner of the Year
  • NAA Emerging Leader


View the 2021 NAA Excellence Award Winners


Awards Program 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.

 

 

 

 

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. 2021 Best Places to Work winners were announced on June 2, 2021. 

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