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Circle of Excellence Awards Ceremony

Circle of Excellence Awards Ceremony

Friday, November 3, 2023 at 6:30 PM (EDT) to Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

* Registration open until 10/14/22 at 11:59 PM ()

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.

New Format This Year:

The Awards Ceremony will happen at the opening of the event. We will then move into the party where dinner will be held. Live Entertainment and a Celebration will ensue

Transportation/Hotel Options:

There are multiple options to get to the event this year:

  • Drive to Jungle Island and Park
    • $15 Self Park
    • $20 Valet
  • Rent A Shuttle from your office with your team - Pricing increase after Aug 4.
  • Take Brightline from your destination and grab the free shuttle to the event. -   Groups of four to sixteen can save on fares by using promo code ALLABOARD at checkout to save 25% on SMART fares.
  • Rent a Hotel Room for the night from one of our two blocks. Free shuttle service from the hotel to Jungle Island.

For any questions, please contact

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 - Nominations Open April 10!

Bringing a streamlined nomination process!

Submit Your Nominations

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 supporting documents will not be eligible for judging or able to receive an award. 

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.

Circle of Excellence Award Nomination Forms:

1.1 Community Manager of the Year

1.2 Maintenance Supervisor of the Year

1.3 Regional/District Manager of the Year

2.1 Leasing Professional of the Year

2.2 Assistant Community Manager of the Year

2.3 Maintenance Professional of the Year

2.4 Housekeeper-Groundskeeper of the Year

3.1 Maintenance Team of the Year

4.1 Community of the Year - Affordable

4.2 Community of the Year - Garden Style

4.3 Community of the Year - Mid-High Rise

4.4 Community Exterior Curb Appeal of the Year

4.5 Community Amenities of the Year

5.1 Community Model of the Year

5.2 Community Clubhouse of the Year

5.3 Lease-Up Community of the Year

6.1 Social Media Excellence of the Year

7.1 Community Renovation of the Year

8.1 Supplier Company of the Year

8.2 Supplier Professional of the Year

Congratulations to the 2022 Past Winners

Supplier Company of the Year: Affinity Waste Solutions

Supplier Employee of the Year: Jermaine Weathersby

Social Media Excellence: Sunrise Harbor Apartments 

Community Model of the Year: Gio Midtown

Community Clubhouse of the Year: Wellington Vista

Community Exterior Curb Appeal of the Year: Atlantico at Alton

Community Amenities of the Year: The Residences of Thesis

Community Renovation of the Year: Avalon Miramar

Lease-Up Community of the Year: Wellington Vista

Affordable Community of the Year - Brenton at Abbey Park

Housekeeper/Groundskeeper of the Year: Joseph Belzinord 

Leasing Consultant of the Year: Brianna Dickson

Maintenance Professional of the Year: Ariel Rodriguez

Maintenance Team of the Year: Avalon Doral

Assistant Community Manager of the Year: Abigail Rodriguez

Maintenance Supervisor of the Year: Michael Gilianti

Community Manager of the Year: Meredith Randar

Regional/District Manager of the Year: Sara Cox

Community of the Year: Conventional Garden Style - Avalia

Community of the Year: Conventional Mid-High Rise - The Residences of Thesis

*Event prices and dates are subject to change.

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 3
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Registration Opens
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Awards Ceremony
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM After Party Enjoy live music and exclusive entertainment.

For More Information:

Kristen Hicks
Kristen Hicks
Event Specialist SEFAA

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