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26th Annual AMA Gala Honors More Than 650 Nominees

The 2018 Annual AMA/Cox Communications Tribute Awards Gala was an evening of firsts: the first time there were more than 650 nominees, the first time a female won the Award for Maintenance Supervisor of the year, and the first time the finalists came from over 30 different management companies.

The AMA’s 26th Annual Awards Gala got off to a bang when the 2018 Finalists took the stage with BOOM!, performing a flash mob dance that won’t soon be forgotten. This was just a precursor of the evening to come as nearly 1,400 attendees gathered to celebrate the best and brightest in the Multifamily industry.

The Tribute Awards Committee, under the chairmanship of Nicole Wray with Greystar Real Estate Partners, worked tirelessly to host this evening, the highlight of the year for the AMA.

“This evening is about recognizing the true leaders in our Industry,” said AMA President and CEO Courtney Levinus, “These are the people who make our communities some of the greatest places to live in Arizona.”

The ceremony was emceed by Rommel Anacan, an Apartment All-Star and creator of “The Relationship Difference.”

One of the highlights of the evening was a video compilation of the finalists talking about what the tribute awards mean to them personally. Another stand out moment was the award for the most viewed finalist video, which was won by James Mackey with PB Bell, had over 5,000 unique views of his video. The video is now available on AMATV, please visit the website and take a look.

Along with recognizing our industry leaders, the Tribute Awards also recognizes some of Arizona’s best properties. The Affordable Communities of the Year award went to Dunlap and Magee’s Madison Heights, and the developers’ award went to Mark Taylor Residential District Lofts for garden style, and Optima Reality’s Optima Kierland for the low to mid-rise category.

Apartment All-Star and The Genius behind “The Relationship Difference” Rommel Anacan Emceed the evening and kept the program on schedule.

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