The Property Management Association’s Apartment Community Excellence Awards recognize excellence in the management of multifamily residential properties.

PMA has established criteria that will only honor truly exceptional properties. Esteemed property management professionals perform judging. The criteria judges will use to evaluate communities include, but not limited to, the following: Landscaping/Grounds/Curb Appeal; Reception Area/Leasing Center; Building Interior; Building Health & Safety; Common Areas and Amenities; Resident Services; Resident Events & Activities; Marketing Outreach; Community Service and Resident Retention.

Awards are given in four categories corresponding to different types of participating properties: market rate, lease-up (properties less than a year old), affordable (tax credit/government assisted) and senior (55+ communities that are 75% senior, including those that are affordable). Within those four categories, properties compete against those with comparable rents in the same state.