N.J. Apartment Assoc. announces finalists for 2014 Garden State Awards of Excellence

The New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) has announced the finalists for its 2014 Annual Garden State Awards of Excellence. In its 21st year, this annual program recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of NJAA’s multi-family rental housing member companies and their professionals.

Nearly 600 industry leaders and guests are expected at this year’s celebration, which will be held on Oct. 30 at The Hilton East Brunswick Hotel. The evening, which features a 1920s Soiree theme, will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m., and an after-party to continue the celebration.

“The multi-family industry is responsible for more than 44,000 jobs and over $5.7 billion added to New Jersey’s economy annually,” said Jean Maddalon, executive director of NJAA. “The Garden State Awards recognize excellence in this vital industry, and highlight the commitment of our membership to continuously improving the state’s diverse multi-family housing stock for the future.”

Nominations were open to all NJAA members, member properties and associate members, with the opportunity to showcase successes in more than 40 categories. These include company and individual achievements in management, aesthetics and green building, new construction and retrofits, as well as accomplishments in various associate categories. Individuals who have received industry designations through NJAA’s professional development sessions also will be recognized.

For a complete list of the 2014 finalists, visit www.njaa.com/gardenstateawards.

The New Jersey Apartment Association is a non-profit trade association representing owners, managers, builders, and developers of nearly 190,000 rental homes in New Jersey as well as hundreds of suppliers to the multi-family housing industry. The NJAA is dedicated to providing safe, clean and affordable rental housing to more than a million residents throughout the state. To reserve a table or to learn more about event sponsorship opportunities, contact Damaris Zayas at events@njaa.com or 732-992-0600.