Receiving an award is one of the most sought-after career goals for property management teams. Making the finalist list could be easier than you think.

Working in property management? There’s still time to get your submission in for PPM Group’s ‘Best of the Best’ 2021 Property Management National Awards. The prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ awards event recognises outstanding achievement on a national level.

Final submissions will close for the 2021 awards on Monday, 14 June.

Entering is easy. Choose from 7 categories and just five simple questions to answer.

The Awards aim to encourage, recognise and promote excellence in service delivery, systems, technology, marketing, business development, leasing, personal achievement and best industry practices.

In 2021, continues its proud association with PPM Group as the major awards partner. David Berridge,’s National Agent Services Manager, said that recognising outstanding performance in Australia’s property management industry has never been more important.

“COVID-19 has put enormous pressure on property management departments, asking them to respond rapidly with social distancing, shutdowns, remote working and the impact on tenants, landlords and suppliers,” he said.

“This year’s awards will be a tribute to those efforts.”

Key dates: Award submissions close Monday, 14 June 2021.

Please note that the submission questions have not changed, and prior versions of the PPM Awards Submission document are still valid.

Awards presentation night | Live stream broadcast

This year, the PPM awards presentation will run in a new live stream format. The decision has been made not to hold the awards in person due to the 2021 PPM National Property Management Conference being postponed, per advice from QT Hotels (event hosts), third-party professional advice and other stakeholders.

The 2021 awards presentation will be a live stream announcement to the industry, with social cell gatherings at venues and restaurants (COVID-19 restrictions permitting), set up around Australia and managed by industry leaders, The PM Influencers, who will judge this year’s awards.

The awards presentation night date is still to be released.

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Together we recognise the industry leaders, who are judged by the industry leaders

Industry leaders | The PM Influencers

PPM will proudly welcome its ‘Best of the Best’ PM Influencer panel in 2021. Group founder and managing director Debbie Palmer said PPM Group was celebrating more than 20 years in the industry and wanted to use 2021 to give back.

“We made an executive decision to refine our national awards process. We wanted to give back to the founding Property Management influencers of the industry and make them our respected award category judges,” she said.

“We would like to officially introduce, recognise, respect and honour a wide scope of our PM influencers. [These people] have represented, supported, trained, consulted, built, shaped, modelled, given, impacted, changed and been the essence of property management on so many levels.”

The 2021 ‘Best of the Best’ Property Management judging panel is as follows:

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15 tips to stand out and win a PPM Award in 2021

    1. Most importantly: Enter the awards and give them a go.
    2. Prepare yourself by reading the questions and work towards fulfilling and achieving the criteria in advance.
    3. Be focused and work hard.
    4. Set goals and accomplish them.
    5. Find a mentor who can assist you. Talk to your co-workers or superiors for ideas.  There is power in collective thinking.
    6. Read the submission instructions and questions carefully.
    7. Attend training to gather ideas.
    8. Make sure you stick to the word limit.
    9. Focus on your key points, and don’t get off track.
    10. Start with a summary introduction and then outline in dot points (if applicable) how you have fulfilled the requirements, your achievements and why you are different.
    11. Use a coloured pen on your draft copy to highlight how many key points you have outlined if a question is not in a dot point format. Often points can be allocated to how many different concepts, actions, processes or ideas are shared.
    12. Evidence is the key to substantiate your submission—photos, document examples, reports, testimonials, surveys, editorials, etc.
    13. Check and triple check your submission to ensure that it makes sense and there are no grammatical errors. Ask a third party person to read it as well.
    14. Visualise yourself receiving the award
    15. Never give up. Not everyone wins an award the first time. An award-winning finalist is a grand title that will open up many doors of opportunity. Just do it.

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