Southern Indiana Area Events

IAA Southern Star Awards

2020 Southern Star Awards

The Southern Star Awards recognize apartment communities of all types and sizes in various categories, as well as individual multifamily professionals and vendors in the Evansville and Jeffersonville area. Thank you to all who nominated your employees, teams, and properties. Award winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner taking place on November 19.

Registration Open for Awards Dinner!

Join us as we celebrate the stars of the Southern Indiana area at the 2020 Southern Star Awards Dinner. This event gives you the opportunity to enjoy a night of networking, honoring the best of the best in the southern region, dinner, and drinks. Winners of the Southern Star Awards will be announced during the dinner.

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020


  • Registration Opens – 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Cocktail Reception – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CST
  • Awards & Dinner – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CST
  • Post-Awards Party – 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. CST

Location: Riverfront Event Center – Located in Tropicana Evansville (421 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47708)

Cost: $75/member; $105/non-member

Register online here!

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2019 Southern Star Awards:

  • Property Manager of the Year: Janet Sandleben, Mission Viejo Villas, Interprop Management Company Inc.
  • Assistant Manager of the Year: Christopher Croslow, Ashley Pointe, Gene B. Glick Company, Inc.
  • Leasing Professional of the Year: Morgan Sipes, The Timbers, Edward Rose & Sons
  • Maintenance Supervisor of the Year: Kevin Biggs, The Timbers, Edward Rose and Sons
  • Maintenance Technician of the Year: Roger Cotton, Delaware Trace Apartment Homes, PEDCOR Management Corp.
  • Associate Member of the Year: Alicia Kaid, RentPath
  • Associate Member Company of the Year: CORT Furniture
  • Best Clubhouse/Leasing Office: Leisure Living Apartments, StoneCreek Communities
  • Best Affordable Housing Community: Delaware Trace Apartment Homes, Pedcor Management Corporation
  • Best Community Resident Retention Program: Delaware Trace Apartment Homes, Pedcor Management Corporation
  • Best Overall Property: Bryce De Moray Town Homes, Interprop Management Company Inc.

Southern Indiana Market & Legislative Update

The Market & Legislative Update will provide an update on three southern Indiana tertiary multifamily markets from a data perspective including historical trends in occupancy, rent growth, new construction, and economic development projects/initiatives.

The legislative update will include valuable information on recent state and national legislative changes that impact your property during the coronavirus pandemic. Local and state issues discussed include Governor Holcomb’s Executive Orders and their impact on a property’s daily operations, new restrictions in federal law on Notice to Quit requirements, and an update regarding new court procedures for evictions.  Additionally, there will be an update on legislative activity from last session, which includes a new law that prohibits municipally owned utilities from holding property owners responsible for their tenant’s utility bills and an outlook for the upcoming session.

Presenters include John Baker and Cameron Benz of Cushman & Wakefield and Lynne Petersen and Brian Spaulding of the Indiana Apartment Association.

Event Timeline

– 10am – Welcome

– 10:10am – Legislative Update

– 10:20am – Bloomington Market Update

– 10:40am – Evansville Market Update

– 11:00am – Jeffersonville Market Update

– 11:15am – Q&A

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am EST

Location: Via Zoom Webinar

Cost: $20/member, $40/non-member

Register online today!