CARROLLTON, Texas, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP), a leading provider of on-demand software and software-enabled services to the rental housing industry, today announced that Steve Winn, RealPage CEO and Chairman of the Board, was recognized as one of the winners for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Southwest Area North region. Steve was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous winners of the award, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. The winners were revealed at a special gala on June 23, 2012, at The Hyatt Regency Dallas.
"I am truly honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious award," said Winn. "This recognition is the result of the hard work by incredibly talented RealPage professionals working around the world. They have built a truly remarkable company and I was honored to accept this recognition on their behalf."Winn also acknowledged the importance of his company's relationship with clients. "For more than a decade, our customers have not only supported us, they collaborated with us to create the best completely integrated solution for the multifamily industry," continued Winn. "It's a privilege to be their technology partner. If we can continue to identify needs that our clients have—in many cases before they even recognize the need themselves—we will prosper for many years into the future." As a Southwest Area North award winner, Mr. Winn is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more. Winn received his award in the technology category for introducing Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, solutions to the multifamily and rental housing industry in 2001. He capitalized on the opportunity to develop applications that leapfrogged Windows and were delivered over the Internet. Today, under Steve's leadership, RealPage has an on-demand ecosystem of 49 integrated software solutions that help apartment owners improve asset yields. Additionally, he was honored for his leadership in taking, RealPage public in 2010, which was one of the 10 best-performing IPOs of the year.