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WMFHA Emerald Awards 2016

What an evening at the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) Emerald Awards! Pillar Properties sure made a big impact with three individual winners and one property winner. To top it all off, everyone in the audience of over 1,000 people definitely learned the meaning of Quietly Awesome!


Stadium Place was named Community of Year, a huge honor and recognition of the incredible work by the Stadium Place team.

Click on the video to see Property Manager Sarah Sandifer accepting the award.

Nicole Kellogg was named Assistant Property Manager of the Year for her work at Stadium Place. This is the second year in a row that Nicole has won this award and we couldn’t be more proud!


Click on the video to share the moment her name was announced!

Eli DeBerry was named Leasing Consultant of the Year for his work at Stadium Place.


Click on the video to see Eli’s victory!

Sidneigh Barks was named Rookie of the Year for her work at The Lyric.


Click on the video to see Sidneigh’s thank you speech!

It was such a thrill to see each of our winners accept their awards and share the meaning of Quietly Awesome with the audience. Way to go Team Pillar!


Honoring the Best of the Best!

Our team members are the heart of Pillar Properties and each year we honor those who have achieved remarkable success.  The E.P.I.C. Award, which stands for Excellence, Passion, Innovation and Commitment, is given annually to one person who is truly exceptional in all areas…which is extremely difficult with a team as talented as the one we have. Congratulations to Nicole Kellogg who was named the E.P.I.C. Award winner for 2015. As part of the award,  Nicole receives a generous cash prize, a trip to the annual NAA Conference and the opportunity to choose an organization that we will all support as part of our Pillar Passions program in 2016.

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Nicole Kellogg accepting her award at our annual holiday party.

Nicole was honored with the E.P.I.C Award for her accomplishments this year at Stadium Place. As Assistant Property Manager Nicole has been a leader at the property and has received tremendous recognition by fellow team members throughout the company. She is focused on the success of her property and her customer service skills are beyond compare. She was the winner of the WMFHA Emerald Award for Assistant Property Manager of the Year and she has the chance to win two years in a row as she is a finalist again this year.

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Eli DeBerry and Diana Norbury

The Pillar Properties Quietly Awesome Award is given annually to one team member from the Operations team, Maintenance team and the Seattle Office.  Eli DeBerry accepted the Quietly Awesome Award for the operations team from Diana Norbury, Vice President of Multifamily Operations. Eli is recognized for his work at Stadium Place where he lives and breathes customer service. Eli is frequently mentioned in online reviews from prospects and residents who are impressed with his efforts on their behalf. Eli is also a finalist for Leasing Consultant of the Year in the Emeralds Awards this year.

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Tyer Patton accepting his award from Scott Haines.

Tyer Patton was presented with the Quietly Awesome Award for maintenance by Scott Haines, Vice President of Construction and Plant Operations. Tyler has been at Stadium Place as Maintenance Supervisor since before it opened and does an excellent job in leading his team to provide a superior level of customer service. No matter what the circumstances, Tyler and his team step up and solve any and all problems that come their way. Tyler is also a finalist for Maintenance Supervisor of the Year in the Emerald Awards this year.


Billy Pettit presenting the award to Amanda Needham.



Billy Pettit, Senior Vice President, presented Amanda Needham with the Quietly Awesome Award for the Seattle Office. Amanda is committed to supporting the maintenance and operations team and she goes above and beyond every day to ensure everything runs smoothly. Her can do attitude and willingness to take on any  project make her an exceptional choice for this award.

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The award winners celebrating their accomplishments at the Pillar Properties holiday party!

Congratulations to all our award winners this year!

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It has been an awesome year for Pillar Properties! We attribute our success to our incredibly talented team members and their commitment to being quietly awesome.

We are honored to have our hard work recognized and are  greatly humbled by the awards our company has won this year.

2015 Pillar Properties awards include:

Washington’s Best Workplaces – Puget Sound Business Journal 2015

100 Fastest Growing Private Companies (#7) – Puget Sound Business Journal 2015

INC 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies 2015 (#874)

2015 Stadium Place awards include:

High Rise of the Year – NAHB 2015

Community of the Year – NAHB 2015

High Rise Project of the Year National Grand Award – Multifamily Executive (MFE) 2015

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The 2015 Inc. 5000

It has been a tremendous year of growth at Pillar Properties and we are honored to be recognized in The Inc. 5000 2015 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.

How did we rank?

Overall: 874 out of 5000

Real Estate: 35 out of 159

Seattle Metro Area: 13 out of 93

Washington: 19 out of 107

Thank you to our dedicated and passionate team members who made this success possible!

Pillar Properties makes the @Inc5000 2015! via @Inc

Puget Sound Business Journal’s WA Best Workplaces


We don’t just wear cool hats, we’re Quietly Awesome!” 

We are incredibly honored to be recognized as one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2015 Wshington’s Best Workplaces!

Our team took to Safeco Field at the Puget Sound Business Journal event rocking fabulous foam Pillar Properties cowboy hats to celebrate this truly phenomenal achievement! We had a great evening full of fun!

“Our collective success is a testament to all of the amazing people on our team, and there really isn’t anything more exciting than having the opportunity to celebrate moments like these with those who made it possible.”

Senior Vice President Billy Pettit

Way to go team!

Way to go team!

Click here to read the article about last night from the Puget Sound Business Journal featuring our team members!

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Scott Haines beats the throw with this tremendous slide!

Running the bases!

Pillar Properties Named Tops in the Nation for Resident Satisfaction!


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Our teams are constantly focused on customer service at Pillar Properties.  Its the cornerstone of our mission – to provide what we call a ‘quietly awesome’ experience for our residents.  That means our teams work diligently behind the scenes to make sure the experience inside our properties matches residents lifestyles, needs and expectations.  Being quietly awesome is a focus for everything we do and it is the guiding light of our customer service team.

That’s why we are especially proud to receive the SatisFacts 2014 National Resident Satisfaction Award for 2014.  SatisFacts is a national company that works with more than a million apartment dwellers annually to gauge their experiences.  We are thrilled that of the nearly 300 property management companies across the country, Pillar Properties is ranked in the top three!*

“Seeing Pillar Properties recognized with this award is exceptional but I can humbly say I am not surprised,” said Billy Pettit, senior vice president for Pillar Properties.  “This all comes back to the teams at each of our properties – The Lyric, The Wave and The Nolo at Stadium Place, The Century, The Corydon and The 101.  They are deeply committed to making our properties a special place to live and they are clearly succeeding.”

SatisFacts surveys all residents annually and again anytime a resident moves in, has a maintenance request or moves out. Based on those surveys, Pillar Properties also received an Exceptional Company Award (score of 4.5 or higher of 5.0) for resident satisfaction.  You can see the awards and rankings here.

“This awards shows us that our teams are responding to our resident’s needs and that’s what truly matters to us. We focus every day on ensuring that our property teams are quick to address any issues that arise for our residents.  That’s what makes Pillar Properties different from other property owners and that’s what being quietly awesome is all about,” said Pettit.

SatisFacts is the apartment industry retention and reputation management authority, working with hundreds of management companies and more than a million apartment units nationally.  You can learn more about the company here.



* Of companies with less than 2,000 apartment units



Celebrating our Team Members as Finalists of the Emerald Awards

We are thrilled to congratulate the Pillar Properties team members who have been named finalists in the Emerald Awards. This annual awards presentation, sponsored by the Washington Multifamily Housing Association (WMFHA), honors the top performers in the apartment industry in the Pacific Northwest.
It is a testament to our Quietly Awesome team that we have six people who are finalists this year! A big congratulations to the following:

From Stadium Place:

  • Tyler Patton, Maintenance Supervisor of the Year (301+ Units)
  • Nicole Kellogg, Assistant Manager of the Year
  • Lauren Reel, Leasing Consultant of the Year
  • Megan Vallor, Community Manager of the Year
Stadium Place Team Members Tyler Patton, Nicole Kellogg, Lauren Reel and Megan Vallor.

From The Corydon:

  • Richard Hughes, Maintenance Supervisor of the Year (1-150 Units)

From The 101:

  • Sam Hale, Maintenance Rookie of the Year


The Emerald Awards also recognize individual properties and we are pleased that The Lyric is a finalist for Community of the Year

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The Lyric Aerial View

and Stadium Place is a finalist for New Development of the Year.

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The Nolo and The Wave – Stadium Place

Please join us in congratulating our finalists and wish them luck when the winners are announced at the big awards presentation on February 12th.

Congratulations Stadium Place

Exciting news! Stadium Place won Multi-Housing News Magazine’s Gold Award for Best New High Rise Development in the Country.

The competition was judged by experts in architecture and design from around the USA, with a lavish awards ceremony hosted by New York’s iconic “Gehry at 8 Spruce Street,” the tallest residential rental tower in the western hemisphere.

Competition was fierce this year, and Stadium Place beat out Chicago’s gorgeous new luxury high-rise, K2, for the Gold Award.

Congratulations to everyone who collaborated to create Stadium Place. You are all Gold Medal winners.

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