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Development of the Year – High-Rise Video Submission

Recognize an IPOANS’ member that has demonstrated excellence in a new rental development. The development displays overall creativity in the following: suite and structural design, curb appeal, amenities, efficiency and functionality of space, aesthetics as well as sustainability practices.  While having a positive impact on the neighborhood it occupies and demonstrates relevance to its surroundings, history, and residences both tenants and neighbours. A development to qualify must be seven stories or higher and have an Occupancy Permit issued before January 31, 2023, for a development constructed in 2022.

General Guidelines

Length: Not to exceed 5 minutes
File Settings: HD (1080p or higher) and in a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio
File Format: MP4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
File Name Format: Company Name_Award Category_Nominee Name – i.e. Ace PM_Property Manager_Gail Sweet
Voice Overlay: Any portion of the video consisting of a slideshow or gallery must be accompanied with a voice overlay describing what is being shown.

Video Content

The video submission must contain the following information:

  • Highlight sustainability practices implemented
  • Highlight the development’s unique features
  • Highlight the developments most proud aspects
    Number of Units
  • Average Unit Size, 1BDRM, 2BDRM, 3BDRM, TH, PH
  • Rents, 1BDRM, 2BDRM, 3BDRM, TH, PH
  • Occupancy Permit Date
  • Website with links showing Suites, Common Areas, Curb Appeal, Lobby, Amenities, Noteworthy Features, and Finishes


Do a sound check: Limit as much unnecessary background noise as possible and take steps to eliminate feedback caused by echoing.
Check settings: Before shooting make sure that in your phone, laptop, or camera settings that you’re shooting in HD (1080p or higher) and in a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio.
Shoot horizontally: Shooting sideways will make sure your video fits in nicely with other submissions.
Lighting: Use natural lighting when possible. However, if you cannot, you can use the lights in your house to create a three-point lighting setup. Do not let yourself be backlit. Use a window as a light source instead of a background. The subject of your video should always be brighter than what is behind it.
Camera positioning: Make sure your camera is at or above eye level. This will provide a more flattering angle than if you’re looking down at your laptop or phone. Try to have your eyes level on the upper horizontal line using the rule of thirds to look like a pro.
Background: Pay attention to the background. White walls are fine but a little boring. Shooting your video with some open space behind you can add depth to the shot.

Video Upload

Click here to upload the video.

c: Kevin Russell
t: 902.425.3572