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NAA Celebrates Excellence Award Winners

Excellence Award Winners

CONTACT: Todd Usher at 703-797-0678


ARLINGTON, VA  – The National Apartment Association (NAA) recently honored the 2017 NAA Excellence Awards winners during the 2017 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in Atlanta. The annual awards program recognizes excellence and leadership in the apartment housing industry, celebrating builders, industry professionals and affiliated apartment associations that make unique contributions to the industry.

Winners received their NAA Excellence Award during an awards ceremony on June 24. This year’s Excellence Award recipients were:

Builders, Owners & Developers Awards

Community of the Year – Windfern Pointe Apartments, Veritas Equity Management, Houston

Best Community, 1-5 Years (Up to 150 units) – Solaire Bethesda, Kettler, Bethesda, Md.

Best Community, 1-5 Years (More than 150 units) – Savoy at the Streets of West Chester, Hills Properties, West Chester, Ohio

Best Community, 5-20 Years (More than 150 units) – Avana Lenox, Greystar, Atlanta

Best Community, 20+ Years (Up to 150 units) – The Grove on Gladstell, Celtic Realty, Conroe, Texas

Best Community, 20+ Years (More than 150 units) – Windfern Pointe Apartments, Veritas Equity Management, Houston

Best Community, Specialty (Affordable Housing) – The Lofts at 30 Pine, Peabody Properties, Gardner, Mass

Best Community, Specialty (Military Housing) – Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, Lendlease, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Best Community, Specialty (Student) – The Arlie, Greystar, Arlington, Texas

Best Community, Specialty (Student) – The Radius, University Student Living, Minneapolis, Minn.

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

Energy Retrofit Award – University Towers, EdR, Raleigh, N.C.

Energy Reduction Award (Whole Building Data, Mid-Rise/Low-Rise) – The District, Bozzuto, Washington, D.C.

Engage and Educate Award – The Fenestra at Rockville Town Square, Bozzuto, Rockville, Md.

NAA Individual Awards

Independent Rental Owner (IRO) of the Year (100 units or less) – Hai Le, Dover Place Apartments, Houston

Independent Rental Owner (IRO) of the Year (101-500 units) – Bruce and Stephanie Petersen, Northchase Apartments, Austin, Texas

Chris Christenson Association Executive of the Year – David Brogan, New Jersey Apartment Association, Monroe Township, N.J.

National Suppliers Council Achievement Award – John Cullens, CXC Talent Solutions/, Dallas

NAA Rising Star Award – Stephanie Loyd, CAM, Blue Ridge Companies, High Point, N.C.

NAAEI Designate Awards

Professional Designate of the Year – Kimberly Hurd, CAPS, Intrepid Capital Investments, Indianapolis

Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) of the Year – Christine Galvez, CAMT, NALP, CAM, CAPS, Bohannon Development Corp., El Paso, Texas

Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) of the Year – Martin Schoolcraft, CAMT, Chestnut Hill Realty, Canton, Mass.

National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) of the Year – Monica Morales, NALP, CAM, Bohannon Development Corp., El Paso, Texas

Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS) of the Year – Charles Stroud, CAS, CSC ServiceWorks, Plano, Texas

Apartment Career & Education Industry Practitioner Award – Phil Carlock, CAPS, CPM, ECI Management, Atlanta

Anthony V. Pusateri Apartment Career Promotion Award – Equity Residential, Chicago

Affiliate Awards

Communications Award – Apartment Association of Southern Colorado

Community Service Award – Austin Apartment Association

Education Award – Washington Multi-Family Housing Association

Government Affairs Award – New Jersey Apartment Association

Membership Development Award – Atlanta Apartment Association 


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