Source: Arizona Multihousing Association
Each spring, the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA), the statewide trade association for the apartment industry, hosts its annual Tribute Awards program.
Arizona’s apartment industry annually generates 22,000 jobs, $699M in wages and $3.8B in economic output. Events such as the Tribute Awards are important because they elevate the industry and create motivation for improvement for more than 2,300 AMA members.
The Tribute Awards are about more than one night of recognition – being a nominee, a finalist or award recipient creates new opportunities for mentorship, leadership development and pathways for promotion.
Due to the current climate, the 28th Annual AMA/Cox Communications Tribute Awards ceremony took place virtually on August 21st. A total of 660 nominations from 34 member companies participated. Volunteers donated 575 hours of their time to judge all the nominees.
“The Tribute Awards program creates more opportunity for young, diverse professionals and creates new pathways for this talent pool to be mentored and succeed,” said Courtney LeVinus, AMA President and CEO. “The program continues to recognize and develop ethical leaders that positively impact thousands of apartment community residents by strengthening and elevating rental housing properties across Arizona.”
The AMA’s nomination and interview process is one of the most rigorous in the industry. AMA judges conduct an interview and nominees complete a questionnaire or aptitude test to keep the process impartial while learning more about each candidate. The playing field is level whether nominees are a large or small organization, in Maricopa County, or Tucson, or other counties around the state.
2020 Tribute Awards winners:
- Housekeeper: Roxanne Redfield, Greystar Real Estate Partners
- Service Technician: Ildefonso Alejandro Salinas Duran, Camden Property Trust
- Service Supervisor 1-199 Units: James Brancatelli, Quarterpenny Management Service
- Supervisor 200+ Units: Carlos Silva, PEM Real Estate Group
- Leasing Consultant: Isaac Davis, Bella Investment Group, LLC
- Assistant Manager: Kimberly Frampton, BH Management Services
- Community Manager 1-199 Units: Staci Zimmerman, Baron Property Services, LLC
- Community Manager 200+ Units: Nicole Woodley, Baron Property Services, LLC
- Property Supervisor: Sandra Giambanco, MEB Management Services
- Regional Service Supervisor: Troy Carnicle, BH Management Services
- Best Team & Community prior 2001: Denim Scottsdale Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC
- Best Team & Community 2001-2011: Encantada Queen Creek, HSL Asset Management, LLC
- Best Team & Community 2012-2019: 7160 Optima Kierland, Optima Realty Inc.
- Community Manager Outside the Valley: Hilda Lopez, Shelton Residential
- Maintenance Supervisor OTV: Jose Mills, Quarterpenney Management
- Best Team & Community OTV: The Colony, Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC
- Volunteer of the Year Tucson: Kimberly Barrow, MEB Management Services
- Volunteer of the Year Statewide: Michelle Sinclair, Evergreen Devco, Inc.
- Industry Partner Statewide: Mark Zinman, Zona Law Group
- Industry Partner Tucson: Natalie Evans, Apartments.com
- Corporate Employee of the Year: Luis Verger, Shelton Residential
- Arizona Executive of the Year: Lesley Brice, MC Residential
- Developers Award for Best Community Design, High Rise Style: The Link Phoenix, CA Ventures
- Developers Award for Best Community Design, Garden Style: Riverwalk, MC Residential
- Developers Award for Best Community Design, Mid/Low Rise Style: Arista at Ocotillo, P.B. Bell Companies
- Renovated Community of the Year: The Wexler, Chamberlin & Associates
- Affordable Community of the Year: Downtown Motor, MEB Management Services
- Appreciation for 28 years as title sponsor: Cox Communications