National Apartment Association Recognizes Yardi Founder


Award acknowledges CEO Anant Yardi’s nearly 40 years of work supporting the apartment industry

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) honored Anant Yardi’s service to the apartment industry with a rare Lifetime Achievement Award. The accolade was presented to Mr. Yardi, Founder and President of Yardi Systems, at a luncheon in National Harbor, Maryland, on Nov. 11.

NAA Chairman of the Board Marc Ross presented the award. “The Lifetime Achievement Award is NAA’s most prestigious honor. It is awarded to members with a long history of exemplary national service to the apartment industry. I can’t think of anyone who deserves this more than Anant Yardi. His work has helped to transform the industry,” Ross said.

Mr. Yardi is just the third person to receive the award in the history of NAA. He founded Yardi in 1982, and the company has seen a steady rate of growth ever since. In 2016, the company surpassed the 5,000 employee mark and was recognized as one of the world’s Top 100 Private Cloud Companies by Forbes Magazine.

Over the years, the company has also grown its philanthropic efforts, regularly supporting nearly 100 nonprofit organizations every year, as well as responding to humanitarian crises. In addition, Yardi has paid and pledged $1M to the NAA Education Institute over the last five years. Yardi is a Diamond Sponsor and 360 Degree Partner of NAA.

Mr. Yardi said he was surprised, honored and humbled to receive the award. “As a steward of the apartment industry, NAA has done a remarkable job promoting education, professionalism and the interests of our industry. It has been a pleasure and privilege to work side by side with NAA. I look forward to continuing our long and very satisfying relationship,” he said.

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 About NAA

For nearly 25 years, the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) have partnered on behalf of America’s apartment industry. Drawing on the knowledge and policy expertise of staff in Washington, D.C., as well as the advocacy power of nearly 170 NAA state and local affiliated associations, NAA and NMHC provide a single voice for developers, owners and operators of multifamily rental housing. One-third of Americans rent their housing and 38 million people live in an apartment home.

About Yardi

Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide. For more information, visit