Emerald Nominee Resources

Nominee/Finalist Resources

The Road to the Emerald Stage Starts Here!

On February 10, 2017, the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association will host the 7th annual Emerald Awards. We are expecting another banner year, filled with the best and the brightest competing for their spot on the Emerald Stage!

While 2017 seems like it is several months away - the Nomination and Judging process for our Emerald Award candidates is thorough, equitable and time-consuming. For this reason - we must ensure that all deadlines are met - including the Call for Nominations. Please review the information on this page, and feel free to call our office with any questions you may have.

Best wishes to all 2017 Emerald Nominees!



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


Select categories will be shopped on a secret and/or scheduled basis during October and November 2016.


Finalists in each category will be determined based on the scores of the Nominator and Nominee packets and/or shops and interviews. Those finalists will proceed onto a panel interview during December 2016.

General Information

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 Information 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

Special Notes:

A shop can include a secret shop and/or a scheduled on-site interview

Panel interviews may be conducted on-site or at another location to be determined.

Not all nominees will qualify as a finalist

Questions? Call Tricia at 425.656.9077


Nominee Packet Due: September 30

Shops and Panels: Oct through Dec

7th Annual Emerald Awards Gala

February 10, 2017


Nomination/Judging FAQ's

Judging Criteria

Award Descriptions


All submissions are to be received by 5:00 p.m. at the WMFHA office on their specified due dates. Late submissions will not be accepted and exceptions will not be made. All entries are to be submitted in English.