Glamour, ball gowns, paparrazzi, and the occasional misguided Portland protester all take the back seat to honoring the very talented and simply amazing nominees for exemplary leasing, maintenance, property support, management, senior housing and affordable housing in Oregon.
The ACE Awards celebrate the front-line professionals who proudly create thriving apartment communities that are the role models for others to strive to emulate.
Would you like more information about the nomination process? Wondering how the winners are choosen? Download the Nomination Brochure for all the details!
ACE Award nominees encompass a wide array of Property Management employees. We encourage companies to nominate at all levels, from on-site leasing staff to portfolio managers. The titles may differ across companies, but generally ACE nominees are: Leasing Agents, Maintenance Technicians, Assistant Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, Managers and Portfolio Managers.
Nominations vary across categories but average about 15-30 per grouping. Companies may only nominate 15 employees and no more than 3 per category.
Winners are determined by a tabulation of the scores from the nomination questionnaire, nominee questionnaire, phone interview and letters of recommendation for a possible score of 75 points.
• The nomination questionnaire is worth up to 10 points, 5 points for the rankings & 5 points for the essay
• The nominee questionnaire is worth up to 25 points, 1-5 points awarded for each answer, there are 5 questions.
• The phone interview is worth up to 25 points, 1-5 points awarded for each answer, there are 5 questions.
• The letters of recommendation are worth up to 15 points, 5 points each , 1-5 points awarded for content and completeness.
Once the nominee packet is completed, all specific nominee & company information is redacted from all documents. The nominee questionnaire and the letters of recommendation are sent to out-of-state judges. They make their decision based only on the information provided with no background about the individual or company. The phone interviews are completed by Multifamily NW staff and not seen by the out-of-state judges.
Our judging panel consists of Executive Directors from Apartment Associations across the country. We strive to keep the anonymity of our nominees and using out-of-state judges helps us accomplish this goal.
The Judges’ scores and the phone interview scores are combined and sent to an accounting firm who will determine the winners based upon the total scores. The accounting firm will provide the winners in sealed envelopes that will not opened until the winner is announced on stage the night of the ceremony.