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