Velaire at Aspera is part of a major development that is taking up one of the last major land parcels north of Arrowhead in Glendale. (Photo courtesy of P.B. Bell)
AMA Tribute Awards honors multifamily communities and leaders
Each year, the Arizona Multihousing Association brings apartment industry leaders together for one night at its annual Tribute Gala to celebrate the successes of the teams, individuals, volunteers and communities that are best in class.
Last night, a sold-out crowd of 1,400 industry leaders gathered for the annual Tribute Awards gala to learn who would be honored as the best individuals, teams and communities in Arizona. These winners were judged in a competitive judging process and the 20+ winners were selected from hundreds of nominations from around Arizona.
“Thousands of new apartment homes came into the market this year, and as a result, hundreds of new permanent jobs were created, following thousands of construction jobs,” said Tom Simplot, president and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association.
“The AMA is proud to celebrate those leaders, those talented staff members working at the community level who make these apartment communities great places to live,” said Simplot.
Tribute Awards Winners 2017
Developer Award for Best Community (Garden): Velaire at Aspera, PB Bell Companies
Developer Award for Best Community (Mid-Low Rise): iLuminate, Baron Property Services, LLC
Renovated Community of the Year; Stone Oaks, Mark-Taylor Residential
Affordable Community of the Year: Aeroterra Apartments, Dunlap & Magee Property Management Inc.
Volunteer of the Year – Tucson: Rob Martin-Hart, Scotia Group Management, LLC
Volunteer of the Year – Statewide: Michelle Sinclair, MC Residential Communities
Industry Partner – Statewide: Scott Clark, Law Offices of Scott M. Clark P.C.
Industry Partner – Tucson: Kyle Kelly, Sunland Asphalt
Housekeeper: Christina Speaker, MC Residential Communities
Maintenance Technician: Benjamin Noreiga, Alliance Residential Company, LLC
Maintenance Supervisor 1-125: Rigo Tovar, Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC
Maintenance Supervisor 125+: Kevin Dorris, MEB Management Services
Leasing Consultant: Michael Wise, Alliance Residential Company, LLC
Assistant Manager: Liz Landes, Shelton-Cook Real Estate Services
Community Manager 1-125: RJ Brady, Mark-Taylor Residential
Community Manager 125+: Jessica Karl, Weidner Apartment Homes
Property Supervisor: Stacey Searl, Weidner Apartment Homes
Regional Maintenance Supervisor: Richard Leyte, HSL Asset Management, LLC
Best Team & Community prior 1998: Scottsdale Springs, Greystar Real Estate Partners
Best Team & Community 1998-2008: Belara, Fairfield Residential
Best Team & Community 2009-2016: San Norterra, Mark-Taylor Residential
Community Manager OTV: Khara House, Bella Investment Group, LLC
Maintenance Supervisor OTV: Justin Nichols, HSL Asset Management, LLC
Best Team & Community OTV: Silverado Apartments, Quarterpenny Management, LLC