On April 25-27, Key property managers from McAllen, Tex. to McComb, Miss. gathered to commemorate a year of hard work and professional accomplishments. Hosted at The Palace Casino in Biloxi, The Rockstar Awards included time for staff bonding, education seminars, and plenty of fun.
The event started on Wednesday in true rock n’ roll fashion with a tour bus escorting property managers to the hotel in Biloxi. Upon arrival, the Key Team was treated to a happy hour before setting sale on a sunset cruise aboard a beautiful antique schooner.
The next morning began bright and early with friendly competition as the staff dueled it out in a rock wall climbing competition. Lakeside Villas property manager Angela Bernard out climbed the field to bring home the gold medal. After an impressive showing of strength and determination, the group came back together for team building on the ropes course and zip line.
Following a little rest and recovery, Key’s regional management team lead an afternoon of professional development education sessions. Property managers enjoyed group discussions on leading with confidence, time management, and career growth as well as a vendor presentation from Apartments.com.
As Friday morning rolled around, it was time for the main event – The Rockstar Awards Breakfast. Key properties and their staff were recognized for outstanding success and commitment to company values. The following teams were honored for their work:
Property Manager of the Year – Skyy Haynes (Mansions in the Park)
Assistant Manager of the Year – Michelle Estrade (Chapel Creek Apartments)
Leasing Agent of the Year – Ashley Buettner (Ivy Park Apartments)
Maintenance Supervisor of the Year – Kenneth McDuff (Chelsea Apartments)
Maintenance Technician of the Year – Deondre Sanders (Ivy Park Apartments)
Groundskeeper of the Year – Michael Carroll (Robley Place)
Extra Mile Award – Johanfry Lopez (Rice Mill Lofts)
Rising Star Award – Angela Bernard (Lakeside Villas)
Rockstar Award – Sonia Munoz (Las Palmas)
Corporate Team Member of the Year – Lydia Perez (Baton Rouge)
Key Dream Team Award – Mansions in the Park
Property of the Year – Robley Place
Most Improved Property – Botanica Apartments
Best Revenue (Less Than 200 Apartments) – Chelsea Apartments
Best Revenue (More Than 200 Apartments) – Lakeside Villas
Best NOI (Less Than 200 Apartments) – Chelsea Apartments
Best NOI (More Than 200 Apartments) – Lakeside Villas
As the week came to a close, the entire team was energized and ready to return to their properties
“The Rockstar Awards are such a special opportunity to honor and reward our staff,” said Angie Allen, President of Key Management Company. “Each and every one of our staff members have contributed to the growth and success of this company and we were so proud to recognize their accomplishments.”
The Rockstar Awards would not have been possible without generous sponsorships from our vendors and valued partners – Realpage, Cort Furniture, HD Supply, Priority Floors, Rentpath, Massengale-RCI Landscaping, Apartments.com, and Grace Hill. Thank you for your support!