20 in their Twenties

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About 20 in their Twenties

The National Apartment Association's 20 in their Twenties celebrates the best and brightest rental housing professionals 29 years or younger at our largest event, Apartmentalize. These industrious career builders have already made great professional achievements and possess the potential to go far. 

With a free registration to Apartmentalize in Philadelphia, June 19–21, 2024, selected candidates will be recognized throughout the event, in NAA’s units Magazine and on NAA’s event website and social media platforms. Winners will also be invited to a free, invitation-only breakfast, a prime time for rising stars to network and showcase their talents with 11k other industry professionals.

20 in their Twenties, Class of 2024 applications are due: Friday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Submit Your Application

Nominate other qualifying professionals using the nomination form for the incoming class of 2024, today. All nominees will be notified to submit a completed online application prior to the deadline.

Still have questions? Watch this webinar with 20s alumni, check out the FAQs and Meet the Class of 2023 below.

Program Information

  • NAA membership is required
  • Must be 29 years or younger on June 21, 2024
  • Must be employed full time in the rental housing industry
  • Demonstration of making a meaningful impact at the workplace

  • How does the selection process work?
    Answer: Applications will be reviewed, and candidates will be selected by an NAA Task Force.
  • A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected based on the following:
    o    Quality of Overall Written Application (20%)
    o    Innovative Ideas (25%)
    o    Demonstration of Leadership (25%)
    o    Letter to Self (10%)
    o    Career Goal (10%)
    o    Reference (10%)
  • Applicants selected for the Class of 2024 will be notified via email no later than March 13, 2024.
  • Need more information?
    Answer: Reach out to Stefani Hurst.

    Meet the Class of 2023

    Meet the next generation of rental housing industry leaders.

    shirley alvarez

    Shirley Alvarez
    Account Executive
    CORT Furniture Rental
    Pompano Beach, Florida

    marcus armstrong

    Marcus Armstrong
    ACS Consultant
    J Turner Research
    Lubbock, Texas

    justine beardslee

    Justine Beardslee
    Sales & Marketing Manager
    Landmark Properties
    Gainesville, Florida

    taylor bruzas

    Taylor Bruzas
    Regional Property Manager
    Spokane, Washington

    amanda dehart

    Amanda DeHart
    Digital Marketing Manager
    RPM Living
    Phoenix, Arizona

    richard george headshot

    Richard George
    Brand and Development Manager
    The Breeden Company
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 

    jay guinto

    Jay Guinto
    Assistant Community Manager
    Orlando, Florida

    geoffrey hogan

    Geoffrey Hogan
    US Senior Manager, Resource Center - Student Living
    Memphis, Tennessee

    libby hollan

    Libby Hollan
    Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor
    Seattle, Washington

    ashley jenkins headshot

    Ashley Jenkins
    Multi-site Property Manager
    Trinity Property Consultants
    Odessa, Texas

    alex kennedy

    Alex Kennedy
    Regional Property Manager
    Trilogy Real Estate Group
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    mitchell lovell

    Mitchell Lovell
    Risk Manager & IT Support
    AMP Residential
    Detroit, Michigan

    ezekiel lucas

    Ezekiel Lucas
    Business Development Manager
    Rent Dynamics
    Logan, Utah

    tyler marker

    Tyler Marker
    Director of Marketing & Professional Development
    Zidan Management Group, Inc
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    faith marts

    Faith Marts
    National Trainer
    RealSource Properties
    Poinciana, Florida

    faith mendoza

    Faith Mendoza
    Performance Development Manager
    Avanti Residential
    Phoenix, Arizona

    khalil muhammad

    Khalil Muhammad
    Service Manager
    Essential Property Management
    Troy, Michigan

    gabriela ortiz

    Gabriela Ortiz
    Director of Marketing
    RPM Living
    Tampa, Florida

    william sexauer

    William Sexauer
    Acquisitions Associate
    The Lawson Companies, Inc.
    Franktown, Virginia

    kyle shipp

    Kyle Shipp
    Director of Digital Marketing
    RPM Living
    Phoenix, Arizona

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