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7th Annual Pinnacle of Excellence Awards 2021

An Evening with the Stars

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Friday, September 24, 2021
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
Ron Pearson Center
5820 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266-8223
United States
* Registration open until 8/12/21 at 11:59 PM (CDT)

Event Details

What are the Pinnacle of Excellence Awards?

The Pinnacle of Excellence Awards banquet is GIAA's way of celebrating the achievements of the finest professionals and organizations in the greater Iowa apartment industry. 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 at the annual Pinnacle of Excellence Awards banquet.

Each year we receive numerous nominations for award categories for Management, Communities, Maintenance, and Suppliers. This year's categories give our members an opportunity at the NAA Excellence awards.

The 2021 Pinnacle of Excellence Awards banquet will be held on September 24th from 5pm - 9pm at the Ron Pearson Center.

Early Bird Registration Ends: September 3, 2021 

Final Registration Ends: September 10, 2021


Nomination deadline: July 30, 2021 

Nominee video submission deadline: August 13, 2021
Finalist nominee interviews: August 25 - 27, 2021

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 outside our industry. 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 July 30, 2021. If payment is not complete by July 30, the nominee(s) will forfeit their opportunity to participate.**

***Ticket registration must be paid in full by September 10, 2021 to attend the Pinnacle Awards ceremony. If payment is not complete by September 10 registration will be forfeited.***

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

To solidify GIAA's commitment to legislative lobbying and support GIAA education, for each ticket purchased GIAA will be making a donation of $7.00 to PAC and GIAA Education.

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What are the award categories?

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
  • NAAEI Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) of the Year
  • NAAEI Certified Apartment Leasing Professional (CALP) of the Year
  • NAAEI Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) of the Year
  • NAAEI Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) 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

Category Requirements


Team/Property Awards

Categories for which communities can be nominated:

  • Affordable Community of the Year
  • Amenities Original Built After 2000
  • Amentities Original Built Before 2000
  • Community Crisis Response of the Year
  • Community of the Year (Large, 150+ units)
  • Community of the Year (Small, -150 units)
  • Major 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

Category Requirements

Agenda

September 24
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cocktail Hour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Awards Ceremony

For More Information:

Christy Steva
Christy Steva
Association Executive Greater Iowa Apartment Association
Pinnacle Nominations
Information for nominating your super star person, team, company, or property!   

Are you ready to begin your nomination?

To submit a nomination, simply purchase the ticket to receive the link to complete the form for each nomination. There is no limit to the number of entries in a category. All members of GIAA in good standing throughout the state of Iowa are eligible to enter. Each nominee will be required to submit a 3 minute video answering questions supplied to the nominee for each category by August 13. Each nomination must also be submitted with the following:

  • Entry fee of $50

 The information that you will need to complete the nomination online:

  • Nominee address and company name.
  • Nominee email address so we can let them know they have been nominated!
  • Correct spelling of nominee.

Please remember we utilize the nomination form for our awards and printed materials, so be sure to verify the correct spelling of the nominee’s name or company and email address

Interested in nominating someone?

To submit a nomination, simply purchase the ticket to receive the link to complete the form for each nomination. There is no limit to the number of entries in a category. All members of GIAA in good standing are eligible to enter. Each nominee will be required to submit a video answering questions supplied to the nominee for each category by August 13. Each nomination must also be submitted with the following:

  • Entry fee of $50
Click here now to purchase if you are ready to submit nominations. 

Questions should be directed to Christy Steva.

Our nomination process is online.  BEFORE YOU BEGIN... If you exit the form prior to completing it you will have to start over from the beginning.  You cannot save and start where you left off if you exit prior to completion. Please have your credit card information handy.