Multifamily Executive's 22st annual awards program is now open for entries. For over two decades, the program has honored the apartment industry's brightest people, top programs, and innovative projects.

This year’s categories include:

  • Executive of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Project of the Year (high-rise, 13+ stories; mid-rise, 5 to 12 stories; garden-style walk-up, 1 to 4 stories; student, senior, affordable, mixed-income, mixed-use, and adaptive-reuse and apartment renovation developments)
  • Best Amenity
  • Community Service
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Best Use of Proptech

Eligible submissions include projects that opened for occupancy between July 1, 2021, and Dec. 1, 2022, as well as activities and programs in progress during that time. Entries also are limited to projects in the U.S. and executives and initiatives from U.S. companies.

The application process is hosted online at www.mfeawards.com, where applicants can register and pay for their entries and complete the full materials-submission process. Early registration will end April 5, and final submissions are due by April 26. A single entry is $150, and entrants with three or more entries will receive a 30% discount on the total purchase. A late fee of $75 per entry will apply to entries registered after April 5.

New to the awards this year is the Best of Use of Proptech category. Submissions in this category should focus on specific technology solutions that have been a game-changer for multifamily owners, developers, and managers—whether solving a pain point, boosting NOI, or enhancing the resident experience—during the eligible timeframe of July 1, 2021, to Dec. 1, 2022. A panel will select the proptech finalists, who then will be asked to pitch the solutions at the MFE Conference, Sept. 26 to 28, in Dallas.

MFE also is seeking nominations separately for its seventh annual Hall of Fame inductee. Past inductees include Daryl Carter, Avanath Capital Management; Bob DeWitt, GID; Ric Campo, Camden Property Trust; Doug Bibby, National Multifamily Housing Council; Tom Bozzuto, The Bozzuto Group; and Jonathan Rose, Jonathan Rose Cos.

These nominees should be executives at the top of their field who have had a transformative effect on their companies and the multifamily industry as a whole. These community leaders must have been involved at various levels of their companies and have no fewer than 20 years of experience in the apartment industry. To nominate someone for this honor, please email a bio and headshot of the executive, a description of the executive's commitment to and involvement in the multifamily industry, a list of the executive's achievements, and letters of recommendation by April 26 to Christine Serlin at [email protected].