2019 Professional of the Year Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners of this year's prestigious Professional of the Year award!
Each year the Austin Apartment Association recognizes outstanding individuals who achieved excellence and is a leader in their field. The seven awards are Property Manager of the Year, Assistant Manager of the Year, Leasing Professional of the Year, Maintenance Professional of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Independent Rental Owner of the Year and Supplier of the Year.
Winners were announced at the Holiday Gala, December 12 at the Hyatt Regency Austin on Lady Bird Lake.
ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER
Camille Guimond, CAM | The Boulevard at Town Lake, Greystar
Camille has a passion to help others and always goes above and beyond, inspiring her team to do the same. Camille excels at resident relations and knows how to motivate a team which has helped her progress in her multi-family career from a leasing consultant through her recent promotion to a property manager. Camille has previously been awarded the James E. Solt Scholarship, which she used to achieve her CAM credential. In addition to Camille’s active participation in the Austin Apartment Association’s NextGen and Community Outreach committees, she has also served in her community as a Big Sister providing mentorship and direction to an at-risk child through the Big Brother Big Sister of Central Texas.
DOC YOUNG SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Shay Mickler, CAM, CAS | The Liberty Group
Shay is an exceptional manager who puts the needs of her employees and clients first to deliver the best possible product. She continues to look for solutions to her clients' needs and strives to ensure her team has the resources so they can provide quality candidates at the highest level. Her team will tell you, “Shay converts our mistakes into lessons, our pressure into productivity and our skills into strengths. She really knows how to bring out the best in her team.” Shay is also very invested in her community and the Association; she gives tremendous amounts of her time and energy giving back to the community by sponsoring and volunteering for charities like Ronald McDonald House and the Doc and Gayle Young Food Drive. Combining her professional talents and personal passions makes Shay an exceptional leader in the multifamily industry.
INDEPENDENT RENTAL OWNER
David & Leslie Shippy | Shippy Property Management
David and Leslie Shippy are Independent Rental Owners and founded Shippy Property Management in 2011 to operate their properties. They are dedicated to providing excellent customer service, resident retention through community events, and high-quality maintenance with fast turnaround. They also have a company initiative called #ShippyGivesBack which is committed to providing both money and volunteers for many charitable organizations and events around the state.
Kilish Shackles, NALP | AMLI Eastside, AMLI Residential
Kilish began his career with the apartment industry almost 9 years ago. At his first property over three years ago is where he gained all his knowledge about the apartment industry. While at his second property, Kilish reached his first goal of obtaining his NALP after winning the Solt Scholarship from the Austin Apartment Association. Within his first year with AMLI, Kilish achieved a goal hitting two million dollars in sales; and has achieved that each year since. Kilish has demonstrated through the years, that he is a fundamental part of the leasing team. His calm nature and ease of talking with people is such an important characteristic that makes him successful in his career. Kilish's optimistic personality, dedication, and work ethic proves why he is consistently the top leasing professional in the Austin region for AMLI.
Rolando DeHoyos, CAMT | Skyline at Barton Creek, Roscoe Properties
Rolando began his career in 2003. In 2017 he decided to continue his career as a service manager and join the Roscoe team at his current property, Skyline at Barton Creek. Rolando is a self-starter, team player, and his knowledge and organizational skills have allowed him to gain his CAMT this year. His dedication and ambition to grow are key to his success - and a few of the many reasons he was nominated for Maintenance Professional of the year.
Adrian Garcia, CAM, CAPS | Bluebonnet Commercial Management
Adrian Garcia is a Regional Manager who has supervised properties in Austin and San Antonio for Bluebonnet Commercial Management since March of 2018. He is extremely passionate about his craft, and dedicates personal time to advocate for the multi-family industry and support the Austin Apartment Association at every opportunity possible. Adrian has managed over 4,000 units in his thirteen-year career ranging from class C value-add to class A high rise assets with more than $8,000,000 in renovations. He is an accomplished leader with a wealth of industry knowledge and credentials including the CPO, CAM, CAPS, and IREM ARM.
Jodee Lauffer, CAPS | The Green at Plum Creek, Capstone Real Estate Services
Being passionate about creating a unique, high-caliber resident experience makes Jodee Lauffer, property manager at The Green at Plum Creek, a valuable part of the Capstone Real Estate Services team for the last 11 years. Under her leadership, her team creates an extraordinary backdrop for residents to recuperate and enjoy their daily lives. Inspired by her three high-spirited kids and with the unrelenting support of her husband, Jodee' strives every day to do what is right, not what is easy.