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Circle of Excellence Awards Ceremony

Circle of Excellence Awards Ceremony

Friday, November 18, 2022
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM (EST)

* Registration open until 10/21/22 at 11:59 PM (EDT)

Event Details

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Circle of Excellence Awards Ceremony! 

The Circle of Excellence Awards Ceremony is the premier South Florida Apartment Industry awards celebration. This is THE event where we recognize apartment communities, companies, and individuals who have gone above and beyond for the success of the industry. The Circle of Excellence hosts hundreds of guests each year and is one of the largest apartment industry awards celebrations in the State of Florida. This celebratory event is focused on honoring an industry, a lifestyle, and a profession that makes the South Florida Apartment Industry one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most successful in the nation.

Dress Code


* Please note: Strongly suggested no flip-flops or jeans for the event.


Limited complimentary valet parking is available at the front door of Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Garage Self-Parking is available in the garage behind Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort.

Menu Options: (please choose one when ordering ticket)

- Slow Braised Short Ribs with a Red Wine Reduction

- Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Key Lime Beurre Blanc

* These meals above are served with Aged Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus.

Vegetarian and Vegan Option:

- Roasted Portobello Mushroom with Zucchini Carrots, Green Beans, Yellow Squash, Roasted Tomato Nage, and Tofu

* All meals will be served with Burrata Salad, Double Key Lime Creation Pie, fresh rolls with butter, brewed coffee, and assorted specialty teas.

Dietary Restrictions

Please notify us during registration of any dietary restrictions. On-site requests are not guaranteed.

For groups of 10 attendees or more, let us do the registration for you!


Become a Sponsor

Packages are now available for members interested in showcasing their support and services! This will be a perfect opportunity for companies to gain significant brand recognition. Browse through our current prospectus and contact if you have any questions!


Awards Information

Bringing a streamlined nomination process!

Nomination Platform Instructions

The Circle of Excellence Awards has 20 different nomination categories ranging from individual awards to apartment community/company awards to supplier categories. Each nomination category requires different supporting documentation. Nominations submitted without the supporting documents will not be eligible for judging or able to receive an award.

Put your nomination in now!

Judging Process

The awards are judged by prestigious apartment industry experts who are known nationwide. Each nomination category is reviewed by multiple, hand-selected judges. Each judge completes their scoring matrix, which is collectively evaluated and added up. The nominee then with the highest overall score wins the award for that category.

Nominations Criteria Checklist

Nomination Criteria checklists are provided for each nomination category. This checklist will include details regarding the specific criteria for each nomination and provide the scoring matrix that corresponds with each nomination. If supporting documents are not submitted towards the specific criteria, the nomination will not receive the points for that category. 

Nomination Category Descriptions

Children's Harbor


This season SEFAA's Community Service Committee is partnering with Children's Harbor. Their mission is to serve seriously ill children and their families through unique, no-cost services at their two facilities. Their illness populations include children with cancer, organ transplants, autism, serious burns, the visually impaired, and spinal cord injuries, among others. Be an "Everyday Hero" to a child and family when you donate to Children's Harbor. 

Congratulations to the 2021 Past Winners

Supplier Company of the Year - Affinity Waste Solutions

Supplier Employee of the Year - Bianca Rossano

Concierge of the Year (In-House) - Gary Parker

Best Online Presence - Sofia Coral Gables

Community Model of the Year - The Quaye at Wellington

Community Clubhouse of the Year - Atlantico at Aquabella

Resident Activities of the Year - Alluvion Las Olas

Community Exterior Curb Appeal of the Year - Avalia

Community Amentities of the Year - Alluvion Las Olas

Lease-Up Community of the Year - Avalon Doral

Affordable Community of the Year - Villa Esperanza A Rental Community

Housekeeper/Groundskeeper of the Year - Kevin Billins

Leasing Consultant of the Year: Garden Style - Sheila Baker

Leasing Consultant of the Year: Mid-High Rise - Francis Khawly

Maintenance Employee of the Year: Garden Style - Jose Carlos Paz Daz

Maintenance Employee of the Year: Mid-High Rise - Jean Paul Rojas

Maintenance Team of the Year: Garden Style - Avalia

Maintenance Team of the Year: Mid-High Rise - Sunrise Harbor Luxury Apartments

Assistant Manager of the Year: Mid-High Rise - Carlos Pizarro

Maintenance Supervisor of the Year: Garden Style - Freddy Aries

Maintenance Supervisor of the Year: Mid-High Rise - Ariam Rodriguez

Community Manager of the Year: Garden Style - Antoinette "Toni" Cowan

Community Manager of the Year: Mid-High Rise - Melissa Guardarramos

Regional/District Manager of the Year - Patrick Lewis

Community of the Year: Conventional Garden Style - Camden Portofino

Community of the Year: Conventional Mid-High Rise - Sofia Coral Gables

*Event prices and dates are subject to change.

SEFAA Values Your Health & Safety: 

As certain events proceed as scheduled, the SEFAA Team is taking several measures to protect the health and well-being of our members. Please read below for our recommendations, along with specific protocol in place that aligns with the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines

  • We kindly ask anyone that is feeling ill or exhibiting flu-like symptoms to please hold off on attending any SEFAA programs, out of respect for fellow members and participants.
  • Be mindful of everyone’s space and ask before shaking hands or greeting a fellow member.
  • Complimentary tissues and hand sanitizer stations will be available on site. Attendees are encouraged to use proper hygiene and wash hands as frequently as possible.
  • Spaces that allow for open outside doors and windows will be utilized to increase air circulation in the area.
  • Venue staff will be responsible for cleaning and disinfecting all areas (e.g., offices, bathrooms, and common areas), focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces.
  • Signs that promote the daily practice of preventive actions will be featured during on-site programs.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations and No-Shows are still responsible for payment. If you cannot attend the event, please remember that your registration is transferable for the same event. If you send someone to replace the original registrant, please ask that person to give the name of the person they are replacing at check-in. This will help prevent double billing.

Accounts Receivables: If your account is past due 60 or more days, you will not be able to register for any of our upcoming programs, seminars, or educational events until your account is brought up to current. The account can be brought current through Member Compass or by calling the SEFAA office at 561-447-0696.


November 18
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Welcome Reception Enjoy the cocktail hour, featuring music, cash bars, photo opportunities, and lounge areas.
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM Seating Begins Promptly Guests need to be seated for the Awards Ceremony to begin.
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Awards Ceremony & Dinner The 2022 Awards are presented concurrently with a three-course dinner, including dessert.
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM After Party Enjoy live music and exclusive entertainment.

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