Professional of the Year Awards Nominations

Best of luck to the 250+ Nominees!

​Each year the Austin Apartment Association recognizes outstanding individuals who achieved excellence and who are a leader in their field. The ten awards are Property Manager of the Year, Assistant Manager of the Year, Trailblazer of the Year, Leasing Professional of the Year, Maintenance Supervisor of the Year, Maintenance Technician of the Year, Regional Maintenance/Service Manager of the Year, Regional/Portfolio Supervisor of the Year, Independent Rental Owner of the Year, and Supplier of the Year.

The Austin Apartment Association will proudly announce the winners of the Professional of the Year Awards on December 10, 2021 during the APEX Awards event.
Over 250 Nominees in 2021!  Record-breaking year!

View 2021 Professional of the Year Finalists

A Letter of Recommendation from the nominee's immediate supervisor must be submitted with the nomination. 

Submit Letter of Recommendation for Nominee

Award Categories 2021

Property Manager of the Year

  • A  property manager with at least one year of experience as a property manager.
  • Any AAA member (owner/management/onsite personnel/suppliers) can nominate. Self-nominations are also accepted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the nominee's immediate supervisor must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021.

Assistant Manager of the Year

  • An assistant property manager with at least one year of experience within the multifamily housing industry.
  • Any AAA member (owner/management/onsite personnel/suppliers) can nominate. Self-nominations are also accepted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the nominee's immediate supervisor must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021.

Trailblazer of the Year

  •  Any AAA member with at least one year experience within the multifamily housing industry but less than five years experience who has shown excellence and progression in the field in 2021.
  • Any AAA member (owner/management/onsite personnel/suppliers) can nominate. Self-nominations are also accepted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the nominee's immediate supervisor must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021.

Leasing Professional of the Year

  • A leasing professional with at least one year of experience within the multifamily housing industry.
  • Any AAA member (owner/management/onsite personnel/suppliers) can nominate. Self-nominations are also accepted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the nominee's immediate supervisor must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021.
  • $40 fee for the blind shop must be paid by Friday, September 3, 2021.
    (Mail check to AAA or email/fax the Credit Card Authorization form found at the bottom of the page)
Maintenance Supervisor of the Year
  • A maintenance supervisor or manager with at least six months of experience in a supervisory role within the multifamily housing industry.
  • Any AAA member (owner/management/onsite personnel/suppliers) can nominate. Self-nominations are also accepted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the nominee's immediate supervisor must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021.
Maintenance Technician of the Year 
  • A maintenance professional with at least six months of experience within the multifamily housing industry.
  • Any AAA member (owner/management/onsite personnel/suppliers) can nominate. Self-nominations are also accepted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the nominee's immediate supervisor must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021.
Regional Maintenance Supervisor
  • A Maintenance/Service manager who oversees maintenance at multiple properties totaling 100 units or more and has at least two years experience within their current role.
  • Any AAA member (owner/management/onsite personnel/suppliers) can nominate. Self-nominations are also accepted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the nominee's immediate supervisor must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021.

Portfolio Supervisor of the Year

  • A property supervisor or regional manager who oversees at least three properties, supervises 100 units or more, and has at least two years of experience within their current role.
  • Any AAA member (owner/management/onsite personnel/suppliers) can nominate. Self-nominations are also accepted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the nominee's immediate supervisor must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021.

Independent Rental Owner of the Year

  • Company/Property must be a member of AAA & IRO should not be a third-party management company.
  • The Independent Rental Owner can nominate him/herself or be nominated by any AAA member.
  • A Letter of Recommendation must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021. Independent Rental Owners who are nominating themselves do not need to include a Letter of Recommendation.

Supplier of the Year

  • The company must be a member of AAA - a supplier/vendor, servicing the multifamily housing industry, with at least one year of experience in their current role.
  • Any AAA member (owner/management/onsite personnel/suppliers) can nominate. Self-nominations are also accepted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation must be submitted by Friday, September 3, 2021.

Submit Letter of Recommendation for Nominee