2018 ACE Nominations


Multifamily NW’s most cherished event is returning, and this time it's even bigger and brighter than ever.

The ACE Awards is the industry’s premier event giving your associates recognition within their industry and from their peers.  

We look forward to seeing you on April 24, 2018!

Show your appreciation for your brightest stars by nominating your employees for the 2018 ACE Awards today!


Nomination Deadline: February 28, 2018
Ticket/Table Reservations: TBD
Nominee Phone Interviews: March 12th thru March 16th 
Nominee Appreciation Luncheon: Wednesday, March 21st
ACE Ceremony: April 24, 2018

Nomination Details

Property Management companies may nominate up to 15 individuals, with no more than 3 people per category. Nominations cost $70.00 each and include a ticket to the nominee luncheon as well as a personalized nominee gift and pin. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, February 28th at midnight.

For your convenience, the ACE Committee has put together this handy 2018 Nomination Brochurewith all of the information you need!

The 2018 Nominations are setup in easy-to-use SurveyMonkey forms. This is the preferred method of submission, however you may use .PDF or word doc forms please contact Kristen Davies. All form information must be typed to be submitted.

Nomination Forms

Nominations are open from Monday, January 8th through Wednesday, February 28th
No submissions will be accepted after Thursday, March 1st at midnight. 

Property Support Person of the Year (Any Size Community) 
This person demonstrates a strong work ethic, a professional attitude and a willingness to learn from their peers to create a successful team. This award would apply to; housekeepers, porters, doormen, concierge staff, and all other team members who support the property in addition to the office and/or maintenance staff.

Civic Award 
The Civic Award is given to those who go above and beyond in their community and through their charity efforts. Those that show care and compassion helping others will make perfect candidates for this award.

Property of the Year (New 1-10 Years/Established 10+ Years) 
This award is given to a property that, as a whole, is exemplary. The property that receives this award will have set the standard for property operations, curb appeal, outstanding customer service and a cohesive team that truly cares about the property's overall appearance and operations.
Renovated Property of the Year  
Similar to Property of the Year, this category recognizes a property that has been renovated within the last three (3) years to improve its quality, aesthetics and/or all around value. Renovated Property nominees will be required to submit before and after photos of the work along with site plans.

Portfolio Manager of the Year (Any Size Portfolio)
This award recognizes the efforts, leadership and commitment of those Portfolio Managers whose attributes, quality and performance have helped to make their portfolio of properties and team a success. Those nominated for this award should possess exceptional leadership, property performance, financial performance and organizational skills. It is the leadership and skill set of the Portfolio Manager that motivates and inspires their team's performance. This person must have at least two years’ experience in this role.

Senior Housing Manager of the Year (1-199/200+ Units)
Above all, working in the senior housing sector requires a passion for working with seniors that fosters a home-like environment and encourages wellness, friendship and a positive connection to a supportive community. To be successful, a Senior Housing Manager must demonstrate strong leadership, market knowledge, relationship building and outreach marketing abilities in addition to overall property performance.
Rookie of the Year (Any Position) 
This award is a great opportunity to  recognize those individuals who have excelled within their first year and demonstrated a strong potential for long-term success in our industry. This person must have been in the industry for at least six months and have less than one years’ experience in property management.
Property Manager of the Year (1-99/100-199/200+ units)
The Manager of the Year award recognizes outstanding performance in the operations of the property. To be successful, a Property Manager must have a strong commitment to leadership, financial performance, resident retention and overall property performance.

Single-family Property Manager of the Year (Any Size Portfolio)
Like the Manager of the Year award, this award recognizes outstanding performance for managers of single-family residences. Single-family Managers often face many difficult situations without the help of a staff and at far-spread properties.
Assistant Manager of the Year (1-199/200+ units)
The Assistant Manager of the Year award recognizes efforts to aid the manager in outstanding performance in the operations of a property. To be successful, an Assistant Manager must have a strong commitment to leadership, resident retention, vendor management and overall property performance.
Leasing Associate of the Year (Any Size community)
This award recognizes the top performers in leasing. A good leasing person is performance driven and naturally successful because of enthusiasm for the position, follow-up, sales skills and exemplary customer service. A property cannot be successful without the commitment of a dynamic leasing person and their exceptional closing skills.

Maintenance Tech of the Year (1-99/100-199/200+ units)
The Maintenance Tech of the Year award was added to recognize efforts to support properties and management with outstanding performance. This person demonstrates a strong work ethic, a professional attitude and a willingness to learn from their managers to create a successful maintenance team.

Maintenance Manager of the Year (1-99/100-199/200+ units)
Maintenance Manager of the Year will be awarded to one who has shown outstanding efforts and organizational skills and who has maintained overall property performance and appearance. This professional demonstrates a strong ability to train and mentor others. A successful Maintenance Manager leads by example, possesses good leadership skills and always gives 110%.
Affordable Housing Manager of the Year (1-199/200 + units)
Being an Affordable Housing Manager requires strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, full working knowledge of affordable housing  program rules and excellent time management skills. This is a great way to recognize someone in your organization  that  works countless hours to ensure their property is always in compliance.
Compliance Specialist of the Year
There are many rules and regulations in the world of Affordable Housing, and Compliance Specialists have to be well versed in all of them. The Compliance Specialist is responsible for the evaluation and monitoring of properties to assure compliance with applicable affordable housing programs; keeps current on all changes in regional affordable housing regulations and assists in the distribution of this information to asset management and property operations staff on a regional basis