Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

NAHB’s Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards highlight creative development concepts, innovative financing strategies, great design, and superior management and marketing in the apartment and condo marketplace.

The Pillars awards are held in high esteem by top-level multifamily development companies, management firms and experts in the field. The annual competition is judged by a jury of knowledgeable peers, each having a proven record of success in various facets of the multifamily industry.

Congratulations to the 2019 Pillars Winners! 

2019 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Award winners were announced during the 2020 International Builders' Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Modera Sedici, nominated by Mill Creek Residential Trust, was the overall Multifamily Community of the Year award winner. Crescent Communities was named 2019 Multifamily Development Firm of the Year.

Categories are broken down by general category developer, affordable, marketing, firm and individual.  


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  • Meet the Multifamily Community of the Year:

  • Modera Sedici

Nominated by:                  Mill Creek Residential Trust

Location:                           Washington, D.C.


Read more about Modera Sedici

2019 Quick Links:


See the Awards Presentation

Download the Award Winners Book

Download PDF List of Winners and Finalists


2019 Firm Award Winners:




Multihousing Pro Article:  Pillars 2020: Stepping It Up

Multihousing Pro Article: From Sea to Shining Sea

See Photos from the January Awards Luncheon 




Location:     Charlotte, N.C.



Multifamily Builder of the Year

Location:     Rosemont, Ill.



Property Management Firm of the Year

Location:     Camden, N.J.

2018 Multifamily Pillars Awards Quick Links:


Multihousing Pro Article:  Breathing New Life

Multihousing Pro Article:  Artful Amenities

Important Dates:

June 1, 2020:   2020 Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards Opens 

Fall 2020:       Finalists Announced

Feb. 9, 2021:    2020 Pillars Award Luncheon


The Pillars Awards are sponsored by the NAHB Multifamily Council