Recognition for Innovation and Leadership


From the beginning, Yardi Systems has been the recipient of numerous industry honors and awards.


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2016 | Insights Success 10 Fastest Growing Cloud Solution Providers

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Yardi Systems was profiled as one of the 10 Fastest Growing Cloud Solution Provider Companies in the December 2016 issue of Insights Success. The article discussed the advances Yardi has made in over 30 years of technology development, moving from one of the first DOS property management and accounting software products to the industry-leading provider of a diversified and integrated selection of cloud and mobile technology options for the real estate management community.




2016 | CSUCI Business Leader of the Year Award

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California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) recognized Yardi Systems as Business Leader of the Year at their 12th Annual Business & Technology Partnership Leadership event, which honors local businesses and technology partners alongside outstanding CSUCI faculty and students.


2015 | Inside Self-Storage (ISS) Best of Business: Best Technology Innovation

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Yardi won Best Technology Innovation in the ISS Best of Business category for its industry-leading self storage software solutions for small owners and management firms to the largest operators. The ISS poll invites self storage professionals to nominate their favorite products and service suppliers, and Yardi has emerged as the clear winner with its Yardi Genesis2, Store Enterprise and Store Advantage cloud-based applications. As the future of self storage management, Genesis2 delivers a powerful solution in a single database with unprecedented capabilities and add-on products, including integrated workflows, dashboards, online portals and payment processing to help self storage operators run their businesses more efficiently.


2012 | ALFA Best of the Best Awards, Technology Adoption Category

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Yardi and Pathway Senior Living were awarded an Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Best of the Best Award for developing technology to significantly simplify and automate management of Medicaid billing for Pathway communities offering a Medicaid option. Medicaid billing and coding is a complex process, and the Yardi/Pathway Medicaid billing solution reduces the amount of time and effort applied to this function and provides a greater assurance of accuracy across state Medicaid programs. The ALFA Best of the Best awards recognize innovative new programs and services that are creating the future of senior living. Awards are given in eight categories of operational excellence; both senior living provider companies and companies offering products and services to senior living communities are eligible.




2012 | Realcomm Top 35 People to Watch

Past Awards: 201120102008200720062005

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The Realcomm Top 35 People to Watch list identifies those people who are at the intersection of commercial real estate, corporate real estate, and technology and have demonstrated a willingness to go the extra length. Criteria for the award include 21st-century vision, persistence, patience, and willingness to fail. Recipients are recognized for achievements in enhancing the tenant experience, automating buildings, promoting paperless transactions and fostering efficient, flexible, sustainable and reusable design.

  • 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006: Anant Yardi, CEO & Founder
  • 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2007: Brad Setser, Vice President of Marketing
  • 2005: Peter Altobelli, General Manager of Canadian Operations


2010 | Inman News Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders List

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In 2010, company CEO and Founder Anant Yardi, and Senior Vice President of Point2 Saul Klein, were named to the prestigious Inman Top 100 List in the Technology category. The Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders List recognizes individuals whose "ingenuity, strength, conviction, power and persistence are driving change” in the real estate industry".


2009 | Realcomm Digital Impact Award

Past Awards: 2004

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Part of the prestigious Digie Awards, this honor is presented to “outstanding individuals who have consistently demonstrated tenacity and persistence in promoting technological innovation in our industry".

  • 2009: Brad Setser, Vice President of Marketing, earned a Digital Impact Award citing his tireless focus on relevant industry solutions and customer satisfaction, his consistent promotion of industry innovation, and his devotion to raising the bar of industry practices.
  • 2004: Anant Yardi, CEO & Founder, received the Digital Impact Award praising him as “visionary in respect to automation systems and the resultant benefits in property operations”.


2007 | South Coast Business and Technology Awards: Entrepreneur of the Year

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Anant Yardi was named 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year by the South Coast Business and Technology Awards committee for his demonstrated success with outstanding entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership in the fields of business and technology. The South Coast Business and Technology Awards were inaugurated in 1995 to “honor individuals and companies who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to ensuring the economic vitality of the South Coast of Santa Barbara County".


2006 | NAHMA Membership Recruitment Award

Past Awards: 2005

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In both 2005 and 2006, Mark Livanec, Director of Affordable Housing and PHA Sales, was awarded the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) Membership Recruitment Award for his recruiting achievements. This award is given annually to a NAHMA member who leads in new-member recruitment for the previous 12-month period. This awards program honors individual lifetime achievement, outstanding individual leadership in several categories, and outstanding partnership organizations.


2016 | MITS Professional Appreciation Award

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The award was presented to outstanding individuals from companies participating in the Multifamily Information and Transactions Standards (MITS) initiative. The MITS initiative is an internationally recognized data standards effort to support systems integration, information management, and automated data exchange for the multifamily housing industry. Award recipients are honored for their “leadership in, and commitment to, the development and implementation of apartment industry data standards”.

  • 2007: Deborah Brown, Development Manager for Standard Interfaces
  • 2005: Tamara Berndt, Residential Product Manager of Yardi Voyager property and asset management software


2004 | Multi-Housing News Hall of Fame

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For several years, Multi-Housing News (MHN) released an annual list of the “Dozen Who Make a Difference” — key figures who have had the greatest impact on the real estate industry over the past year. In 2004, MHN introduced its Hall of Fame listing, reserved for those figures who have “shaped the industry in a profound way, not just for one year or five, but for a decade or more”. That year, Anant Yardi, Founder and CEO of Yardi Systems, Inc., was inducted into the MHN Hall of Fame as one of the individuals who have had the greatest continuing impact on the real estate industry.