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NAHB Calls for Entries for the 2011 Pillars of the Industry Award Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 2, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Multifamily home owners and developers, property managers, architects, interior designers and multifamily industry professionals are invited to enter the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2011 Pillars of the Industry Awards competition.The Pillars Awards highlight excellence in apartment and condominium design and development, innovative financing strategies, and superior property management and marketing. Since its inception in 1990, the Pillars Awards program has earned its reputation as the most prestigious awards program of its kind.

“The Pillars Awards had a great year last year with the inception of a new virtual ceremony offering participation and attendance world-wide, and that momentum is sure to continue in 2011,” said Charles R. Brindell, Jr., NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board Chair and CEO of Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC. “The Pillars Awards not only highlight the top contenders in the industry, but also illustrate the quality of the companies and individuals that submit great entries each year.”

The 2011 award categories have been updated to reflect the evolution of the multifamily market with five new categories: “Best Example of Green Building Concepts,” “Best Transition from Sales Community to Rental,” “Best Workforce Housing,” “Best Lifestyle Programming,” and “Regional Property Manager of the Year.”

All applications must be submitted online at and will be accepted until May 13.

Award recipients will be honored during a two-part virtual awards ceremony web broadcast in the Fall.

Complete details, including eligibility requirements, categories, and deadlines are available at