2022 Pinnacle of Excellence Awards

Join Us to Recognize Our Industry and Our Stars!

Friday, October 14, 2022
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (CDT)
* Registration open until 10/7/22 at 11:59 PM ()
* Registration open until 10/7/22 at 11:59 PM ()
Event Sold Out
Purchase Tickets or Sponsor
Event Sold Out


The Pinnacle of Excellence Awards banquet honors the accomplishments of professionals and organizations in the state of Iowa's apartment industry. At the annual Pinnacle of Excellence Awards banquet, professionals from all walks of the Iowa apartment industry, from suppliers to leasing professionals to management, walk down the red carpet and celebrate their accomplishments. In addition, it's truly a night to honor our industry and all of the hard work that goes into being a stakeholder of rental housing.

We receive hundreds of nominations for award categories such as Management, Communities, Maintenance, and Suppliers each year.  Nominate your all-star or come and join us in the largest GIAA event of the year.  Either way you will never be disappointed with the Pinnacle of Excellence.

The 2022 Pinnacle of Excellence Awards banquet will be held on October 14th from 5pm - 10pm at the Marriott West Des Moines.





CoStar/Apartments.com - Milky Way Sponsor
Reliable Construction Services - Milky Way Sponsor
BAM Management - Program Sponsor
Perry Reid Properties - Drink Sponsor
Conlin Properties - Star Sponsor
Gavnat and Associates - Star Sponsor


Nominations are open to all GIAA members throughout the state of Iowa. All award winners will be determined by an unbiased panel of interviewers from our industry and outside of the state of Iowa (no judges from our state will be used). We look forward to honoring communities and professionals that stand-out and display excellence in their positions within the multifamily apartment living industry!



Contact the GIAA at ae@thegiaa.com or 866.562.4422
for alternative payment arrangement. All NOMINATIONS
must be paid in full by 
the nomination deadline. If
payment is not complete by the deadline, the
nominee(s) will forfeit their opportunity to participate.


Ticket registration must be paid in full by October
7, 2022 to attend the Pinnacle of Excellence event.
If payment is not complete by October 7, 2022
registration will unfortunately be forfeited.


***All Registrations and Sponsorships are Non-Refundable.***



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and support GIAA education, for each ticket purchased
GIAA will be making a donation of $10.00 to
NAAPAC and GIAA Education.



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Individual Achievement Awards

Categories for which individuals can be nominated:

  • Maintenance Supervisor of the Year, Individual Site
  • Maintenance Supervisor of the Year, Multi-Site
  • NAA Emerging Leader
  • Apartment Maintenance Technician of the Year
  • Apartment Leasing Professional of the Year
  • Apartment Manager of the Year
  • Apartment Portfolio Manager (Regional Manager) of the Year
  • Rookie of the Year in the Role of Onsite Maintenance
  • Rookie of the Year in the Role of Onsite Office
  • Rookie of the Year in the Role of Vendor Representative
  • Supplier Sales Professional of the Year


Team/Property Awards

Categories for which communities can be nominated:

  • Affordable Community of the Year
  • Community Amenities - Original Built After 2000
  • Community Amenities - Original Built Before 2000
  • Community Crisis Response of the Year
  • Community of the Year (151+ units)
  • Community of the Year (Less than 150 units)
  • Rehab Community of the Year
  • New Construction Community of the Year
  • Resident Activities - Conventional Community
  • Resident Activities - Senior Community
  • Property Management Company of the Year


All Category Requirements



October 14
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cocktail Hour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Awards Celebration
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM After Hours
* Registration open until 10/7/22 at 11:59 PM ()
* Registration open until 10/7/22 at 11:59 PM ()
Event Sold Out
Purchase Tickets or Sponsor
Event Sold Out


Pinnacle of Excellence Nomination Instructions & Requirements



Nomination Instructions and Requirements


Questions should be directed to association staff at ae@thegiaa.com.

For More Information:

Kristina Marshall

Kristina Marshall


Regional Vice President, BH Management Services

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