Industry Awards

AAGD Anthony Pusateri Legends Of Education Award

Legends of Education The AAGD Anthony Pusateri “Legends of Education” Award honors outstanding members, who exemplify high standards and a strong belief of the importance of education in the success of our industry.

To be chosen as a “Legend of Education” is a great honor reserved for those AAGD members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They strive for excellence and serve the association participating actively and contributing to the development of engaged programs that will benefit the professionals in the multi-housing industry. Below are the candidate requirements for nomination to the AAGD Anthony Pusateri “Legends of Education” Award:

The deadline for submission of nominations is April 30th.

  • Must be an AAGD member in good standing.

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of active involvement with an ongoing contribution to the development of our industry's education and career development platform. 

    Such contributions could include efforts on a local, state and national level, participation on committees, chair of committees, instructing courses and seminars.

  • Inspires others to become involved in educational and credential programs and encourages them to advance into industry leadership roles.

  • Must complete and submit the Nomination Form and questionnaire on or before April 30th.



Texas Apartment Association Professional Awards

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The Texas Apartment Association's professional awards recognize the hard work and contributions of industry professionals who work toward growth and development of their apartment associations and the community.

If you would like to nominate someone or yourself to represent AAGD for the TAA Professional Award please complete the form below. All submissions are due to AAGD no later than December 1st. Once we have received a nomination, the nominee will be contacted and sent a link for their category submission form and all other documents needed to qualify for the nomination.

Award Categories:

  • Rita Kirby Regional Property Manager of the year
  • Barbara MacManus Apartment Manager of the year
  • Mary Williams Maintenance Professional of the year
  • Anita Marcino Leasing Professional of the year
  • Bob Ross Independent Owner of the year

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NAA Designation Awards

National Apartment Association Excellence Award

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Each year, the National Apartment Association recognizes the distinguished efforts of builders, individual professionals and affiliated apartment associations and the unique contributions that they make to the multifamily housing industry through NAA's national awards program—the EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Award Categories

NALP (National Apartment Leasing Professional) of the Year

  • Professional leasing and marketing practices
  • Accurate and timely office administration
  • Customer service and resident retention
  • Role model as a team player

CAM (Certified Apartment Manager)of the year

  • Effective supervision of the site team
  • Sound financial management of the property
  • Customer service and resident retention
  • Enhancement of the asset value

CAMT (Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technician) of the year

  • Maintenance of the physical asset
  • Effective expense controls
  • Customer service and resident retention
  • Role model as a team player

Professional credential holder of the year (must be employed as middle management managing a portfolio of communities)

  • Achievement of portfolio goals
  • Team leadership and role modeling
  • Effective management and execution of multiple assignments and priorities
  • Development of industry personnel

The winner of the award will receive beautiful award, be highlighted in a story in AAGD's Rooflines Magazine, NAA's UNITS Magazine and win a trip to the National education conference in June to accept their award.

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