2022 Emerald Awards Nominations Are Now Open!

Who is the best of the best in your community?

Nominations are now open for the 12th annual Washington Multi-Family Housing Association's Emerald Awards! The Emerald Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the multifamily housing industry of Washington.

 Prestigious and memorable, this event is an elegant sit-down dinner, and a fully staged and produced awards program. We keep the celebration going with an Emerald worthy after-party. Over 1,100 friends and colleagues will come together on March 4, 2022, to celebrate the accomplishments of the best of the best in property management in Washington.

Please review all of the information below and adhere to all deadlines to ensure proper submission of your Emerald Award nominations.

Who can nominate?

Nomination packets need to be approved by a regional/corporate supervisor. Certain categories require a Nominator Declaration to support the nomination. 

Who is eligible?

All multifamily employees are eligible.  

Submittal Forms

Nominations are due by 5:00 pm Friday, September 10, 2021. 

General Information

Award Descriptions

Nominations and award submissions are non-transferable. Participants, companies, and properties will be listed in the award program and subsequent media EXACTLY as they appear on the official Nominee Form. Please ensure spelling is accurate.

WMFHA reserves the right to alter or combine categories at their discretion. In addition, they may choose not to present an award in categories receiving less than a minimum of submissions.


Nominator Questions

Nominee Questions


Impartial judges and panelists will evaluate submissions. Judges will be selected from outside Washington and within the property management industry. 

Judging Process Details


Select categories will be shopped on a secret and/or scheduled basis during October and November 2021. 


Finalists in each category will be determined based on the scores of the nominator and nominee packets and/or the shops. Those finalists will proceed with additional judging and/or a panel interview during November and December 2021.

Important Dates

  • September 10 - All nominations due
  • September 30 - Nominee packets due
  • October/November - Judging (secret and scheduled shops taking place)
  • November - Finalists announced
  • December - Shops and panel interviews of finalists
  • March 4, 2022 - 12th annual Emerald Awards Gala

The road to the Emerald Awards stage begins now!  

View 2019 Emerald Award Recipients by category