2017 BRAA Awards & Installation Dinner


Help us honor the best of our Multifamily and Product & Service Industries at the 2017 BRAA Awards & Installation Dinner.  This is a special evening when we recognize our members in the Multifamily Housing and Products & Services industries who have excelled throughout the year. Please join us as we recognize the nominees of the awards and present the winners with one of the highest honors recognized in our local industry. We will be presenting the following awards:

Manager of the Year Award (More than 150 Units)

Sherry Davis, First Choice Management/ Park East
Daniel Graves, Latter & Blum Property Management
Alissa Hood, 1st Lake Properties/ Regency Club
Amy Irwin, Morgan Communities/ Millennium Towne Center
April Marchand, A.C. Lewis Management/ Provincial & Crillion Apartments
Mary Nehlig, Greystar, Citiscape
Charlaina Poole, Multifamily Management Inc.
Mallory Seraile, Latter & Blum Property Management

Manager of the Year Award (Less than 150 Units)

Stephanie Rabalais, A.C. Lewis Management/ Juban Courts

Sales Team Member of the Year Award

Ashley Gochenaur, Key Management Company/ Mansions in the Park
Brooke Hackenberg, Principal Properties/ The Villas on Brightside
Tamaya Lewis Soileau, Greystar/ The District

Maintenance Team Member of the Year Award

Michael Coogler, BH Management/ Bristol Place
Wardell Jones, Key Management Company/ Mansions in the Park
Mark Sheffield, First Choice Management/ Park East
Emanuel Smith, First Choice Management/ Bellemont Victoria
Jay Triola, A.C. Lewis Management/ Hampton Court

Service Team Member of the Year Award

Ed Hopkins, First Choice Management/ Park East
Louis Stewart, Key Management Company/ Ivy Park Apartments

Supplier of the Year Award

Will Ballard, Noland Company
Randy & Jeanne Barbay, Excell Pro Carpet Cleaning
Chip Deal, Durasteam
Shawn Debarbieris, Cox Communication

Rising Star Award

Tarnisha Brady, First Choice Management/ Park East II
Jordyn Cohn, Greystar/ Citiscape
Kaneesha Grant, 1st Lake Properties/ Regency Club
Skyy Haynes, Key Management Company/ Mansions in the Park

We will also welcome the 2018 board members, thank our 2017 board members for their service, and install our newly elected BRAA Officers.  Please join us for this special event.

Purchase Tickets


Be an integral part of our evening by sponsoring the Awards & Installation Dinner. There are six (6) sponsorship opportunities available at $300 each. Each sponsorship includes:

  • One (1) company representative will be allowed to announce and present one (1) award at the podium
  • One (1) complimentary ticket to attend the Awards Dinner
  • Save $5 on additional Awards Dinner Tickets
  • On-stage recognition at the event by our new President
  • Sponsor ribbon for name badge
  • Sponsor recognition on all event print and electron materials
  • Logo recognition on BRAA website and registration page

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BRAA Board Retreat

Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) Training

BRAA has partnered with the Nation Apartment Association’s Education Institute to host a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) Training Course. This course features National Speaker, Rich George, who will prepare community managers and experienced assistant mangers to receive their CAM credentials. You’ll learn about:

  • Occupancy rates
  • Comprehensive marketing plans
  • Sales team management and product readiness
  • Equitable treatment of current and potential residents
  • Resident retention and the maintenance of a positive company image
  • Consistent and ongoing resident communication
  • Positive resident service and issue resolution
  • Enforcement of company policy in compliance with laws and regulations
  • Property inspections
  • Preventive maintenance programs
  • Service request process
  • Apartment turnover process
  • Contractors and vendors
  • Recruitment, hiring, orientation, and training of high-caliber employees
  • Systematic employee evaluation
  • Employment regulations and record keeping
  • Analysis of the property’s financial operations with corrective actions for underperformance
  • Monitoring of property performance to achieve the owner’s investment goals
  • Accounting principles and practices
  • Maximizing net operating income
  • Reporting property performance honestly and accurately

Training Details

Training will be held at the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors located at 14101 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. It will take place Monday January 22, 2018 through Friday, January 26, 2018, 9 AM – 5 PM. The cost is $825 for members and $925 for non-members. Absolutely no refunds will be issued. If for any reason you cannot attend the course, you or your company may send someone in your place. If you choose to drop the class and cannot replace your seat, you may receive a credit towards another National Training course.


NAAEI contact, Kim McCrossen, will be accepting registration; please download the Registration Form and send directly to her at kmccrossen@naahq.org or fax to (703) 797-0610. Make checks payable to NAAEI and mail to: Kim McCrossen, NAAEI, 4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22203. To pay by credit card please call Kim McCrossen at (703) 797-0610.

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Executive Committee Meeting