PeakMade Announced as Second-Time Recipient of Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion Grant from NAA

PeakMade Announced as Second-Time Recipient of Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion Grant from NAA


The National Apartment Association announced that PeakMade Real Estate’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, Peak Link, was selected as a recipient of the Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion (IDI) Grant, sponsored by Home Depot Pro. The NAA Diversity & Inclusion committee carefully reviewed grant applications from throughout the country and selected recipients whose objectives align with the ideals set forth by NAA’s Diversity and Inclusion Vision Statement: “As the voice of the rental housing industry, NAA will model inclusion and embrace diverse backgrounds and perspectives to those with whom we work and exist to serve.”

“We are thankful for NAA’s support to elevate diversity, equity & inclusion within our industry,” said Jennifer Hill, Chief People Officer & General Counsel for PeakMade Real Estate, and Executive Sponsor of Peak Link.  “This award will further our commitment to ensure that our teams have the knowledge and skills to lead with a DEI focus.”

Peak Link’s grant proposal titled, Fostering Inclusive Excellence and Belonging Through Microlearning Live Training, was submitted to expand PeakMade’s micro-learning platform, Growspace, supported by a webcast speaker series pilot program with Blue Ocean Brain and their certified coaches. Through a three-step approach: assessment, conversation, and action, PeakMade aims to raise the diversity, equity, and inclusion competency of their property managers and provide a space in which they can confront their personal opportunities, have open dialogue with trained leaders, and create an action plan for how they lead their teams and to set measurable goals for the company.

PeakMade was also awarded the grant in 2021 with their submission, Fostering Inclusive Excellence and Belonging Through Intercultural Development Competence, which expanded PeakMade’s Intercultural Development Inventory Leadership Programs and provided additional support to leaders using intercultural competency assessments and coaching from professional inclusion leaders.

“We are incredibly grateful to have been awarded this grant for two years,” said Ashly Poyer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Council Chair for Peak Link. “Our work continues to evolve as we continue to foster a sense of belonging at Peak, and this grant allows us to bring our ideas to reality.”


PeakMade Real Estate, based in Atlanta, GA, is a diversified real estate services company, offering property management, development, and consulting services for conventional multifamily and student apartments.  PeakMade Real Estate was built to execute on strategies consistent with the goals and long-term investment strategies of its partners. When something is PeakMade, it’s not only built upon expertise and experience, it’s built upon a foundation of community. For more information on PeakMade Real Estate, visit


The Diversity and Inclusion Council for PeakMade Real Estate is tasked with promoting and supporting the companies’ vision for a diverse and inclusive community for all associates, customers, and stakeholders. Centered on education, awareness and action, the Council aims to collaborate both internally and externally on new ways to approach issues of equality in areas such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. The council plays an important role in ensuring that Peak is a place people can learn, feel valued, and be part of the change.


The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 149 state and local affiliates, NAA encompasses over 93,000 members representing more than 10.5 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity, and innovation. To learn more, visit NAA thanks its strategic partners Lowe’s Pro Supply and Yardi.


Blue Ocean Brain was founded to create exceptional learning served up in the way our brains learn best and believes that companies can achieve amazing success when their people have opportunities to learn and grow daily.  They are dedicated to designing and delivering the best possible microlearning experiences. Learn more about them at


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