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NAA Excellence Awards

The 2018 Excels Awards season has closed. Please visit here to the see the 2018 Winners. 

NAA's Excellence Awards, or Excels, recognize excellence and leadership in the industry. Excels celebrate builders, 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.

More information about the 2019 Excel Awards and how to apply will be posted once the new season opens. 

A full list of award categories is below.

Please note that in 2019 many of these categories may change or will be updated. 


Builders, Owners & Developers Community Awards

Enter your outstanding communities. Please note an entry fee of $200 is required for these categories. The Community of the Year is selected from the winners of the categories listed below.

  • 1 - 5 years old
    • Small (up to 150 units)
    • Large (more than 150 units)
  • 5 - 20 years old
    • Small (up to 150 units)
    • Large (more than 150 units)
  • 20 plus years old
    • Small (up to 150 units)
    • Large (more than 150 units)
  • Speciality markets
    • Affordable
    • Military
    • Student

For more information, click here

Individual Achievement 

Industry professionals make our industry what it is. Excels are awarded to:

Anthony V. Pusateri Awards

These awards celebrate projects, events & initiatives that promote apartment careers:

  • Comprehensive Program
  • One-time Event or Project

For more information, click here

Return on Energy Awards (R.O.E. Awards)

R.O.E. Awards were launched in 2016 to recognize members' achievements in energy efficiency.

  • Energy Retrofit
  • Energy Reduction
  • Engage and Educate

For more information, click here.

Affiliate Awards

Over 160 state and local associations across the country are part of the NAA network. These associations promote the industry day in, day out, helping members everywhere. These awards are only open to affiliated associations. Awards include:

  • Community Service
  • Communications
  • Membership Development
  • Government Affairs
  • Education

For more information, click here.