2018 Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Pillars Awards Winners!

The Pillars Awards are broken down into five groups: Developer, Affordable, Marketing, Firm, and Individual with subcategories from there. Each group has its own page listing the finalists.

Below are all of the projects and the categories they won in.  Click on the photo for more detail about the winning project!  To see a listing of finalists by group, click on the name of the grouping.

Developer Awards

Developer Awards encompass the full spectrum of market-rate and for-sale multifamily products ranging from garden, mid-rise and high-rise apartments and condos to adaptive reuse, student housing, mixed-use communities, green building concepts and more. 

Best Garden Apartment Community


Ascent Cresta Bella              

The NRP Group                                             

Best Low-Rise Apartment Community


domain memorial    

Steinberg Dickey Collaborative    

Best Mid-Rise Apartment Community



TCA Architects                                       

Best High-Rise Apartment Community


one uptown

Faulkner Design Group

Best Condominium Community (Tie)


Brickell Heights                   the willson residences

Related Group                                         Bridger Builders

Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community

The Standard at Gainesville, Univ. of Fla

Humphreys & Partners Architects

Best Example of Green Building Concepts

Ten at Clarendon                               

CBG Building Company                       

Best 55+ Multifamily Development


Canvas Valley Forge            

KTGY Architecture + Planning                  

Best Mixed-Use Community


Parcels at Concourse  

Looney Ricks Kiss    

Best Adaptive Reuse


Millwork Lofts   


Best Repositioning of a Multifamily Asset

Alden Park                                   


Best Community Amenities

Signature at Reston town center

Hartman Design Group

Affordable Awards

Affordable Awards encompass products ranging from Affordable Apartment Community, Acquisition/Rehabilitation, to Workforce Housing and more.  

Best Affordable Apartment Community (Up to 100 units)


ACE 121                                     

Studio One Eleven                                       

Best Affordable Apartment Community (Over 100 Units)


Anchor Place                             

Century Housing Corporation                        

Best Acquisition/Rehabilitation of an Affordable Apartment Community


Bell Diamond Manor                  

Woda Cooper Companies                              

Best Resident Services at an Affordable Community


Kamakana Residences             

The Michaels Organization/Better Tomorrows    

Marketing Awards

Marketing Awards draw attention to overall community marketing campaigns, product identity and corporate branding efforts that illustrate consistent messages and themes that reflect the core values of multifamily communities and development firms.

Best Interior Merchandising of a Common Area


signature at reston town center

Hartman Design Group       


Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Unit        


Edge 1909

The NRP Group 

Best Interior Merchandising of a Leasing or Sales Center


Cortland Design

Best Overall Leasing or Sales Campaign for a Multifamily Community


Ten at Clarendon                    

CBG Building Company                                   

Best Property Website



Stantec / Bozzuto Management Company                

Individual Awards

Individual Awards reward multifamily professionals with exceptional leadership in individual community and regional property management who provide unsurpassed resident services by maintaining attractive, supportive living and leasing environments that boost occupancy and lease-up rates.

Property Manager of the Year


Lauren Hall                                  

Legend Management Group                                

One to Watch


Kyle Bach                                       

The Annex Group                                                 

Firm Awards

Firm Awards identify the best multifamily development firms, property management firms and general contractor builders in the industry.

Multifamily Development Firm of the Year

Development firm entries are evaluated on the overall quality of projects that have been developed in the previous three years; innovative development strategies and practices; ability to overcome obstacles; and success in achieving the company’s vision and goals.


Gables Residential                                  

Multifamily Builder of the Year

The Multifamily Builder of the Year is evaluated on multiple criteria. Candidates are judged on the quality of their development. The nominee’s reputation, history of completing projects on time, and history of completing projects on/under budget is also used in the evaluation.


fortune-johnson general contractors


Property Management Firm of the Year

Property Management entries are evaluated on significant achievements in the previous three years; innovative management practices; success in achieving the goals of the property's owners, including financial performance, commitment to customer service, resident promotion and retention, and commitment to employees through training, development and advancement opportunities.

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