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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Contact Peggi Lewis Fu at peggi@naiopwa.org or 206-512-8915 for more information.

1. Who can nominate a project or a firm for an award?

Anyone on the team can submit a nomination as long as they have approval from the Owner/Sponsor.

2. How do I log in to the sytem?

The Night of the Stars online nomination system is separate from the NAIOP Washington State website. If you submitted a nomination last year, you are in luck. Your profile/login still exists. If you are new to the system, simply create a new login/password. 

3. Can I make a test submission, or download a printable copy of the form?

Of course! Feel free to walk through the system to understand all of the requirements. All test submissions will be deleted after July 15.  However, please note that all nominations must be submitted via the online application system by 11:59 p.m. July 15. Nominations sent by any other means will not be accepted. 

4. Do I have to be a NAIOP Washington State member to nominate a project or company? 

Non-members can nominate any outstanding project or company in our area. A NAIOP member must be on the team, which isn't hard to do. NAIOP Washington has more than 1,000 members and is the 4th largest chapter nationwide. To learn more about membership, visit our website

5. Is there a limit on how many projects or companies I can nominate?

There is no limit on the number of nominations from an individual; however, a project can only be nominated in one category. A nominated project can also be listed in the Developer of the Year for a firm.

6. Do I need to submit professional photos for the nomination?

Finalist photos can appear on the NAIOPWA website and social media, at the Gala, and in the Puget Sound Business Journal. Give us your best project photos from the start, and don't forget, a photographer's photo release is required.

7. What if I don't know which category to submit the nomination under?

Just pick the best category that applies to your nomination. Please contact peggi@naiopwa.org with questions about how to categorize your project. NAIOP Washington State reserves the right to reassign nomination award categories and create new ones.

8. Can I nominate a public/private project?

Unfortunately, the only category that permits public funding is Affordable Housing Development of the Year.  Nominations for all other categories prohibit public funding and/or public entities.