2019 Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Pillars Awards Winners!

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

Below are all of the projects and the categories in which they won. 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



The Wolff Company                                            

Best Low-Rise Apartment Community


The Residences at Pacific City  


Best Mid-Rise Apartment Community


The Harrison                                             

Humphreys & Partners Architects                                       

Best High-Rise Apartment Community


Waterline Square

GID Development Group

Best Condominium Community 



Solomon Cordwell Buenz                                       

Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community

One on Centre

Humphreys & Partners Architects

Best Military or Veterans Housing

NAS Fallon                             

CRC Companies                      

Best 55+ Multifamily Development


Vintage at the Crossings           

Humphreys & Partners Architects          

Best Mixed-Use Community


Central Place Residences  


Best Adaptive Reuse


Modera Sedici  

Mill Creek Residential Trust                            

Best Repositioning/Redevelopment of a Multifamily Community

Lakecrest Village                                  


Best Community Amenities

The Carson

Prometheus Real Estate Group

Affordable Awards

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

Best Affordable Apartment Community (Up to 100 units)


Seaside Harbor Apartments                                    

The Lawson Companies                                    

Best Affordable Apartment Community (Over 100 Units)


The Gateway at Willowbrook                            

Withee Malcolm Architects                       

Best in Green Affordable Multifamily Community


HANAC Corona Senior Residence                 


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


The McKenzie

Streetlights Residential  


Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Unit        


Aurum Falls River

Cortland Design

Best Interior Merchandising of a Leasing or Sales Center

Waterline Square

GID Development Group

Best Overall Leasing or Sales Campaign for a Multifamily Community


NOVEL | South Capitol                   

Hickok Cole

Best Property Website



Individual Awards

This award acknowledges rising stars in the multifamily industry. winners and finalists are considered the leaders of tomorrow, and have already made a significant impact on their organization through their hard work, dedication and leadership.

One to Watch


Taylor Brown                                      

The NRP Group            

Firm Awards

Firm Awards identify the best multifamily development firms, general contractor builders aND property management firms 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.


Crescent Communities                               

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.


McShane Construction Company


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.

The Michaels Organization