NAA Press Releases

Apartment Industry Statement on Assistant HUD Secretary Carole Galante

Contact: Carole Roper at 703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides at 202-974-2360WASHINGTON/ Aug. 13, 2014 — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) on Assistant Secretary for Housing/FHA...

Call for Presentations Opens for the 2015 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / Aug. 11, 2014 – Proposals are now being accepted for education sessions at the 2015 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition, February 17-18 at the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas.Individuals...

NAAEI Earns 2014 ASAE Power of A Silver Award

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / July 28, 2014 – The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) earned a 2014 ASAE Power of A Silver Award for the MI-BEST Certificate for Apartment Maintenance...

RealPage Pledges Half Million Dollars to NAAEI NOW Capital Campaign

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / July 21, 2014  – RealPage, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand property management solutions based in New Carrollton, Texas, announced a pledge of half a million dollars to the...

NAA Supports International Property Awards

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / July 15, 2014 – The National Apartment Association is proud to support the International Property Awards.Established in 1995, the awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by...

The Numbers Are In: NAA's 2014 Education Conference Website and Social Media Report

NAA is pleased to share its latest website and social media numbers from the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition. The NAA Communications department gathered and evaluated this information and is presenting the report as an infographic....

Apartment Industry Statement on Confirmation of Julian Castro as HUD Secretary

Contact: Carole Roper at 703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides at 202-974-2360WASHINGTON/July 10, 2014 - Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) on the confirmation of Julian Castro as secretary...

Weidner Apartment Homes Donates $1 Million to Help Build Talent Pipeline for Apartment Industry

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / July 8, 2014 – Weidner Apartment Homes has donated $1 million to the NAAEI NOW capital campaign, which is an effort by the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) to...

NAA, NMHC Win Top ASAE Marketing and Communications Award

Contact Carole Roper at 703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides at 202-974-2360WASHINGTON/ June 26, 2014- NAA and industry partner NMHC’s multimedia “Apartments. We Live Here.” campaign has won the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) Gold Circle...

NAA Announces Advisory Board for Maximize: The 2014 Multifamily Asset Management Conference

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 26, 2014 – Maximize: The 2014 Multifamily Asset Management Conference is pleased to announce the formation of its inaugural Conference Advisory Board. Comprised of some of the industry’s...

2014 NAA Exposition Draws Record Exhibitors, Attendees

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678DENVER/ June 21, 2014 – The tradeshow at the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition June 18-21 in Denver featured a record-breaking 417 exhibiting companies occupying more than 95,500 net square feet in...

2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition Draws Record Attendees

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678DENVER / June 21, 2014 – The 2014 National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference & Exposition welcomed more than 8,000 attendees to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver June 18-21—a record-...

The Enclave Named NAA Community of the Year

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678DENVER / June 21, 2014 – The Enclave has been named the 2014 National Apartment Association Community of the Year. The announcement was made at the NAA Awards Breakfast Celebration on Saturday, June 21 as...

Joseph Westlake Named NAA Innovation Tank Winner

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 20, 2014 – Joseph Westlake, President, SightPlan, Orlando, Fla., was named the winner of the NAA Innovation Tank during the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in Denver....

Lannon Quintana Crowned 2014 Maintenance Mania® National Champion

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 20, 2014 – Hometown hero Lannon Quintana earned the title of National Champion Friday, June 20, with a winning time of 1 minute, 17.485 seconds at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA...

NAAEI Honors Anthony V. Pusateri Apartment Career Promotion Award Recipients

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 16, 2014 – The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) will honor the Anthony V. Pusateri Apartment Career Promotion Award recipients during the June 21 Awards Breakfast...

NAAEI Honors David Hargrove With Apartment Career Education (ACE) Award

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 16, 2014 – David Hargrove, CPM, will receive the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) Apartment Career Education (ACE) Award during the June 21 Awards Breakfast at the...

NAAEI Honors Mike McHugh as National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) of the Year

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 16, 2014 – Mike McHugh, NALP, will be honored as the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) of the Year during the June 21...

NAAEI Honors Michael Markus, CAMT, as Apartment Maintenance Technician of the Year

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 16, 2014 – Michael Markus, CAMT, will be honored as the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) Apartment Maintenance Technician of the Year during the June 21 Awards...

NAAEI Honors Kristin Sizemore as Professional Designate of the Year

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 16, 2014 – Kristin Sizemore, CAMT, CAM, CAS, CAPS, will be honored as the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) Professional Designate of the Year during the June 21...

NAAEI Honors Bradley Roschyk as Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) of the Year

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 16, 2014 – Bradley Roschyk, CAM, CAPS, will be honored as the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) of the Year during the June 21...

NAA Announces NAA Innovation Tank Finalists

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 10, 2014 - NAA has announced the three finalists who will jump in the tank and swim with the sharks at the 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in Denver.The three brave and...

EPA Proposal to Expand Scope of Clean Water Act Lacks Scientific Evidence

Contact Carole Roper at 703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides at 202-974-2360WASHINGTON / June 10, 2014 — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) by Cindy Chetti, NMHC Senior Vice President of...

NAA Click & Lease; New Look, Same Gold-Standard Service

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / June 2, 2014 - NAA’s National Lease Program has been rebranded as NAA Click & Lease. Powered by Blue Moon Software, the program provides members with the most easy-to-use, cost effective and...

NAA’s Lauren Boston Featured in Media Relations Guidebook

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / May 22, 2014 – NAA’s Staff Writer and Manager of Public Relations, Lauren Boston, is one of the contributing authors to PR News’ new Media Relations Guidebook, Vol. 2. The guidebook...

NAA Announces 2014 Maintenance Mania® National Championship Finalists

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / May 19, 2014 – NAA is pleased to present the finalists for the 2014 Maintenance Mania National Championship.Maintenance Mania is a national program offered by NAA and presenting sponsor HD...

Apartment Industry Applauds Advancement of Johnson-Crapo Housing Finance Reform Legislation

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202-974-2360 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) by Cindy Chetti, NMHC Senior Vice...

San Diego State of Emergency Impacts Apartment Owners, Operators

State of Emergency declaration in San Diego County due to wildfires has an impact on apartment owners and operators. The San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA) has Emergency Resources on their website, as well as ...

Call for Speakers at Maximize: The 2014 Multifamily Asset Management Conference

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / May 9, 2014 – Speaker applications are now being accepted for the education sessions at Maximize: The 2014 Multifamily Asset Management Conference, Oct. 13-15, 2014 at the Omni Amelia Island...

NAA’s Lauren Boston Wins Hermes Creative Awards

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / May 9, 2014 – NAA’s Lauren Boston, Staff Writer and Manager of Public Relations, earned five Hermes Creative Awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an...

NAA’s Gillian Ginter Wins Three American Inhouse Design Awards

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / May 7, 2014 – NAA’s Gillian Ginter, Manager of Design and Production, earned three American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA, a news magazine for graphic designers and other...

NAA, NAAEI Announce 2014 Award Winners

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / May 5, 2014 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased to announce the 2014 PARAGON award winners. The annual awards program recognizes the multifamily housing industry’s top...

NAA, NMHC Win Four ASAE Awards for PR Campaign

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678 or Jim Lapides at 202-974-2360ARLINGTON, Va. / April 17, 2014 – NAA and National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) received three American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 2014 Gold Circle Awards for...

NAAEI Supports White House Initiative Partnering Colleges, Industry Associations

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / April 16, 2014 – Despite 49 months of private sector job growth, the “market for skills” is still not working as well as it should for American workers, job-seekers or industry. Many employers...

NAAEI, Dale Carnegie Training Offer Baltimore Course to Close Leadership Gap

Contact: Mark Evans at 979-492-1150ARLINGTON, Va. / April 14, 2014 – To help bridge a leadership knowledge gap in the apartment industry, the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) is partnering with Dale Carnegie Leadership...

NAAhq.org Redesign Wins 2014 ‘Best Associations Website’

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / April 9, 2014 – Blue Coda, the digital agency responsible for the National Apartment Association (NAA)’s website redesign, received the Web Marketing Association’s 2014 Internet Advertising...

NAA Announces 'Shark Tank' Inspired Contest for 2014 Education Conference Attendees

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678.ARLINGTON, Va. / April 1, 2014 – Do you have what it takes to swim with The Sharks? Enter Sink or Swim: NAA Innovation Tank by Friday, May 2, and find out.In this first of its kind National Apartment...

NAA's Lauren Boston Blogs for The Huffington Post

NAA's Staff Writer and Manager of Public Relations, Lauren Boston, is featured as a guest blogger for The Huffington Post. Check out "11 Things to Know Before Signing Your First Lease" for her humorous take on first-time apartment living.

Apartment Industry Applauds Johnson-Crapo Housing Finance Reform Legislation

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202-974-2360 WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) by Cindy Chetti, NMHC Senior...

NAAEI Names Jason Eaves Winner of 2014 ‘Get Reel’ Apartment Career Video Challenge

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / March 13, 2014 – The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) selected Jason Eaves of Hawthorne Residential Partners as the winner of its 2014 “Get Reel” Career Video Challenge...

NAA's Doug Culkin Discusses Apartment Rents in Bloomberg

NAA President and CEO Doug Culkin weighs in on 2014 apartment rents in Bloomberg. Check out "Fed Inflation Goal is Elusive as U.S. Rents Stabilize: Economy" for his insight on the year ahead. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to Join NAA Advocates During Capitol Conference Lobby Day Luncheon

Contact: Carole Roper at 703-797-0616Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will be NAA’s special guest at a luncheon for all Lobby Day participants on Wednesday, March 12.NAA members are invited to stop by between...

$1.1 Trillion Apartment Industry Highlights Key Policies for Congress

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703-797-0616703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202-974-2360202-974-2360WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 — As Congress considers major policy decisions this year, they must take care not to lose sight of the one-third of the...

NAAEI Joins Business, Industry Groups to Close 'Skills Gap'

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / Feb. 25, 2014 – The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) joined 20 other business organizations on Feb. 20 to share plans to ensure students and workers have the knowledge...

NAA's Doug Culkin Discusses Supply and Demand in The Gazette

NAA President and CEO Doug Culkin is featured in The Gazette, a daily newspaper out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Check out "Apartment Rents in Eastern Iowa Rising as Demand Continues to Grow" for Doug's insight on the national supply and demand trends...

NAA Featured on Home Improvement Show Airing on Lifetime

Contact: Lauren Boston at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / Feb. 7, 2014 – Coming to a television near you, Feb. 20th’s episode of Designing Spaces™ airing on Lifetime Television will feature NAA President and CEO Doug Culkin, CAE, touring Hills...

NAA Hires Director of Conference Education Programming, Promotes Manager of Public Affairs

Contact: Lauren Boston, Staff Writer & Manager of Public Relations, at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va. / Feb. 5, 2014 – The National Apartment Association (NAA), America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing, hired Clark Ebbert as Director of...

NAAEI Celebrates February as Apartment Careers Month

Contact: Mark Evans at 979-492-1150 ARLINGTON, Va. / Feb. 4, 2014 – While some people are still struggling to find work or have simply given up the search entirely, the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) is...

2013 State and Local Policy Review Now Available

While state and local governments are already in full swing in 2014, we wanted to take a look back at 2013 and the many accomplishments of our affiliates. Highlights of the 2013 State and Local Policy Review include:Legislative victories such...

Happy 75th, NAA!

We are celebrating NAA’s 75th Anniversary throughout 2014, and invite all of our members—past and present—to join us in commemorating the occasion. We owe everything to you, after all.Please dust off your old photo albums and check in the back...

Apartment Industry Response to the State of the Union

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202-974-2360WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) by Cindy Chetti, NMHC Senior Vice...

NAA’s Greg Brown Quoted in Multi-Housing News

NAA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Greg Brown was quoted in Multi-Housing News about NAA’s 2014 legislative agenda. Check out “Operations & Technology: 2014 Legislative Agenda” for NAA’s primary concerns for the year ahead.

The Art of the Apartment: Brochure Highlights Apartments’ Significant Contributions

The National Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association Education Institute have created a new brochure to increase awareness and understanding about the multi-faceted apartment industry.The brochure communicates the industry’s...

Strong U.S. Rental Housing Demand Increases Need for Employees with Diverse Backgrounds

Media Contact: Mark Evans at 979-492-1150 or mark@thelyst.com WASHINGTON – Jan. 11, 2012 – As the nation’s unemployment rates slowly recover, the apartment industry continues to see strong demand for new employees in order to keep up with a growth...

NAA's Doug Culkin on 'Rentals' Well Kept Secret' in Today's Washington Post Express

Owners and residents alike are paying to partner with rental agencies. Check out “Rentals' Well-Kept Secret” for Doug Culkin’s take on the issue, including why New York City is often the outlier when it comes to brokers.

NAA's Doug Culkin Featured in Scotsman Guide, Q&A Covers State of Industry

NAA President and CEO Doug Culkin is featured in this month’s Scotsman Guide. Check out his Q&A for more on the state of the apartment industry, including why rental housing is a safe bet for commercial mortgage brokers.Read the article.

NAA President Doug Culkin Quoted in Albuquerque Business First

NAA President and CEO Doug Culkin was quoted in Albuquerque Business First about rental housing affordability. Check out “Housing Affordability Still Out of Reach For Many” for NAA’s take on the issue.Read the article 

NAA/NMHC Statement on Confirmation of Mel Watt as FHFA Director

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202-974-2360WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 – Statement from the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) by Cindy Chetti, NMHC Senior Vice President...

Retirees Home-Free From Burden of Owning

NAA’s Lauren Boston discusses why more retirees are trading in their homes for apartments—no more yard work included. Check out The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch story, “When It’s Better to Rent a Home in Retirement” for more.

NAA's Doug Culkin Releases Statement on Harvard’s Rental Housing Affordability Report

ARLINGTON, Va. / Dec. 9, 2013 – Following is a statement from Doug Culkin, CAE, President and CEO of NAA, on Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies Report: “America’s Rental Housing: Evolving Markets and Needs”:For the first time,...

NAA's Doug Culkin Quoted in Washington Post's Ready to Rent

Keep it down, will ya?NAA President and CEO Doug Culkin spoke with the Washington Post’s Express about tips to minimize apartment noise. Check out “Keep It Down, Will Ya?” for advice for residents and owners alike. Here’s a hint: No vacuuming at...

Gerry Henigsman Receives NAA Lifetime Achievement Award

Contact: Lauren Boston, Staff Writer at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 26, 2013 – Gerry Henigsman, CAPS, received the National Apartment Association (NAA)’s first Association Executive Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony Nov. 8 at The...

Ernie Martin Receives NAA Supplier Partner Lifetime Achievement Award

Contact: Lauren Boston, Staff Writer at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 26, 2013 – Ernie Martin received the National Apartment Association (NAA)’s first Supplier Partner Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony Nov. 8 at The Adolphus Hotel in...

NAA Names Leadership Scholarship, Honors Outgoing Chairman Alexandra Jackiw

Contact: Mark Evans at 979-492-1150 ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 11, 2013 — The National Apartment Association (NAA) has created a scholarship program for apartment industry minority employees as its way of honoring McKinley managing director of...

Brad Williams Named 2014 NAA Chairman of the Board

Contact: Lauren Boston, Staff Writer at 703-797-0678ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 – Dallas real estate professional Brad Williams, CPM, Lincoln Property Company, was sworn in as 2014 National Apartment Association (NAA) Chairman of the Board during...

NAAEI Names Leadership Scholarship, Honors Member William W. Wollinger

Contact: Mark Evans at 979-492-1150ARLINGTON, Va. , Nov. 7, 2013 — The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) has created a new scholarship program for apartment industry employees who are military veterans as its way of honoring...

Dale Carnegie Partners With NAAEI for Leadership Training

Media Contact: Mark Evans, 979-492-1150 ARLINGTON, Va. , Nov. 5, 2013 - Dale Carnegie Training, the international leader in performance improvement and corporate training has partnered with the National Apartment Association Education Institute (...

NAA’s First Lifetime Achievement Awards Presented At Assembly of Delegates

NAA will be presenting its first Lifetime Achievement Awards Friday, Nov. 8 during the Leadership Summit Luncheon at the 2013 NAA Assembly of Delegates at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. Gerry Henigsman, CAPS, Executive Vice President of the Apartment...

NAA Advises First-Time Renters in The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal article "Avoiding the Pitfalls of a First Lease" offers advice to first-time renters, including invaluable lease-related tips from NAA's Scot Haislip, Assistant Vice President of the National Lease Program. Haislip suggests...

Senate Testimony Highlights Need for a Separate Multifamily Solution in Housing Finance Reform

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703/797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202/974-2360WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2013 – Lawmakers considering the future of the nation’s housing finance system must understand that a “one-size-fits all” approach will not work. The...

NAA’s Frank Mauck Wins Regional Award

Contact: Lauren Boston, Staff Writer at 703/797-0678 ARLINGTON, Va.—NAA’s Manager of Communications Frank Mauck earned a regional award from the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE), a professional association for full-time and...

NAAEI Opens New Path for Lapsed Students Through CAMnesty Program

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 4, 2013 — Everyone deserves a second chance, and the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) is offering one to those people in the apartment industry who started but did not complete their Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation...

NAA President on CNBC: One-Third of America Rents

NAA President Doug Culkin appeared live on CNBC’s Worldwide Exchange, in an interview in advance of the release of June’s Case-Shiller Index.  He was interviewed by host Ross Westgate, who is based in London.  Worldwide Exchange has...

We Are Apartments Campaign Video Earns Coveted 2013 Videographer Award

Contact: Jeff Oldham, Managing Director at SevenTwenty Strategies, 202/962-3955WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 - The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) awarded the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), NAA and SevenTwenty...

NAA National Survey Helps With Budget Season

Just in time for budget season, NAA’s 2013 Survey of Operating Income & Expenses will be featured and in the September issue of units magazine. The article includes an executive summary of data and several national charts.NAA also released this...

Apartment Industry Applauds President Obama’s Call for a Strong Multifamily Sector

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703/797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202/974-2360WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 – Statement from the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and NAA by Cindy Chetti, NMHC Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, in response...

NAA Releases Statement on Harvard University Study

Contact: Frank Mauck, 703/797-0647ARLINGTON, Va. / July 12, 2013 – Following is a statement from Doug Culkin, CAE, President and CEO of NAA on Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies Report: “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2013...

2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition Draws Record Attendees, Exhibitors

Contact: Lauren Boston, Staff Writer at 703/797-0678  ARLINGTON, Va.—The 2013 National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference & Exposition welcomed more than 6,600 attendees to the San Diego Convention Center June 19-22—...

NAA Hires VP Communications, Marketing

Contact:  Lauren Boston, Staff Writer at 703/797-0678    ARLINGTON, Va., July 2, 2013—The National Apartment Association (NAA), America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing, has hired Rebecca M. (Becky)...

Apartment Industry Response to Housing Finance Reform Legislation

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703/797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202/974-2360WASHINGTON, D.C. – Statement from the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) by Cindy Chetti, NMHC Senior Vice President of...

NAA Today: Saturday, June 22 Edition

Why You Shouldn't Have Missed the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition$20,000 in cash prizes, Bono (well, a painting of him by Keynote Speaker Erik Wahl) and CIA secrets to help you spot a liar in your company; you missed all of that and...

NAA Today: Friday, June 21 Edition

NAA Keynote, Sir Richard Branson: Screw It, Let's Do It What a fantastic first day at the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition! Keynote speaker Sir Richard Branson and real estate developer and reality star moderator Bill Rancic brought...

Justin Heenan Wins Maintenance Mania® Competition

Contact: Frank Mauck at 703/518-6141SAN DIEGO, June 21, 2013 – Justin Heenan earned the title of National Champion Thursday, June 20, at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) annual Maintenance Mania® competition. Heenan, a member the Apartment...

NAA Today: Thursday, June 20 Edition

Wednesday saw thousands of apartment industry professionals descending on sunny San Diego which welcomed us with open arms.NAA Today will recap each day of the conference for you so you can see what you missed and plan for Denver next June.Below are...

New Video for Policymakers Debuts at Education Conference

NAA/NMHC have just completed a two-minute video for you to show to your policymakers to make the case for apartments. The video highlights the industry's economic impact and sets the stage for your conversations with policymakers. It also encourages...

Military Career Fair Connects San Diego with Employers, Donates $25,000 to Military Charities

 Contact: Mark Evans, 979/492-1150SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2013 — The apartment industry put out the call and San Diego-area veterans, transitioning military and military spouses answered it to meet with apartment industry employers, interview for...

NAAEI Honors Houston’s Jose Alvarado as Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) of the Year

Media Contact: Mark Evans ARLINGTON, Va., June 12, 2013 — As a maintenance technician at Houston’s Northlake Manor Apartments, Jose Alvarado, CAMT, CPO, knows the important role played by the maintenance team in not only keeping a property and...

NAAEI Selects Stephanie Anderson as Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) of the Year

Media Contact: Mark EvansARLINGTON, Va., June 12, 2013 — In her role as senior community manager at Harbor Village Apartments in Richmond, Va., Stephanie Anderson, CAM, has led her team of eight staff members to success using intense sales training...

NAA's Lauren Boston Wins Magazine Awards

NAA's units magazine was awarded two of the top three prizes in the category of “Magazine, Feature Stories” for the 2013 Association Media & Publishing (AMP) EXCEL awards. Staff Writer Lauren Boston authored both and was recognized at an awards...

NAAEI Recognizes Indianapolis’ Suzanne Peperak as its 2013 Designate of the Year

Media Contact: Mark Evans ARLINGTON, Va., June 10, 2013 — Now celebrating her 10th year working in the apartment industry, Suzanne Peperak, CAM, CPM, is one of a new breed of industry professionals who studied property management in college...

NAAEI Honors Justin Reilly as National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) of the Year

Media Contact: Mark EvansARLINGTON, Va., June 10, 2013 — As a leasing professional with Chestnut Hill Realty in Boston, Justin Reilly, NALP, has a unique ability to connect with anyone who comes into his office and to help them with whatever they...

NAA Launches Mobile Site

As part of the website redesign and launch this year, NAA has launched its NAA Mobile site. A condensed view of the NAA website, NAA Mobile is accessible to web visitors who access the site through a mobile device.Mobile users will be automatically...

NAAEI Honors Debbie Phillips for Dedication to Apartment Industry Education

Contact: Mark Evans at 979/492-1150ARLINGTON, Va., June 4, 2013 — For more than 25 years, Dr. Debbie Phillips has dedicated herself to teaching, to mentoring and to connecting college students with careers in the apartment industry. Her commitment...

$1.1 Trillion Apartment Industry Highlights Multifamily Job Growth for Congress

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703/797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202/974-2360WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013– Highlighting the economic strength of the apartment industry in front of Congress, Tom Bozzuto, Chairman and CEO of the Bozzuto Group,...

$1.1 Trillion Apartment Industry Highlights Multifamily Job Growth for Congress

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703/797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202/974-2360WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 – Highlighting the economic strength of the apartment industry in front of Congress, Tom Bozzuto, Chairman and CEO of the Bozzuto Group,...

NAAEI Honors Individuals, Associations for Contributions

ARLINGTON, Va., May 30, 2013 — It’s awards season at the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI), and among those being honored is a man hit hard by the recent economic downturn who found his calling in apartment maintenance, an apartment leasing pro...

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 26 - June 1

Hurricane preparedness, akin to other forms of awareness, strives to spread information about the dangers and hazards of hurricanes. According to the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center, understanding in advance vulnerabilities...

Military Career Fair Asks San Diego Veterans and Military Spouses to Enlist in a New Future in the Apartment Industry

Contact: Mark Evans at 979/492-1150 ARLINGTON, Va., May 23, 2013 — Calling all veterans, transitioning military and military spouses -- the apartment industry needs you! In partnership with the San Diego County Apartment Association,...

How to Help: Okla. Tornado Recovery

Our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to those suffering today in Oklahoma, following last night’s horrific tornado event. Many local apartment associations and member communities are doing all they can to support those affected by the tough...

National Apartment Association Launches Redesigned Website

 Contact: Julie Barden, Web Manager 703/797-0691   The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased to present the redesign of its website, www.naahq.org.With a cleaner, crisper and brighter look, the year-long project...

Multifamily Industry Launches New “Apartments. We Live Here.” Campaign

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703/797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202/974-2360WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 –The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) today unveiled a new integrated campaign titled...

2013 Maintenance Mania National Championship Finalists Announced

NAA is pleased to present the finalists for the 2013 Maintenance Mania National Championship!These finalists will compete for the national championship title during the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Expo June 20, at the San Diego Convention...

Apartment Industry Outlines Tax Reform Principles for Congress

Contact: Carole Roper, NAA at 703/797-0616 or Jim Lapides, NMHC at 202/974-2360 WASHINGTON – April 25, 2013 - Tax reform must be comprehensive and take special care not to harm the thousands of businesses involved in multifamily real estate nor...

NAA, NAAEI Announce 2013 Award Winners

National Awards Program Recognizes Apartment Industry’s BestContact: Lauren Boston, Staff Writer – UNITS Magazine at 703/797-0678ARLINGTON, Va., April 23, 2013—The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased to announce the 2013 PARAGON award...

NAA: Boston's Strength Not to be Forgotten

Our deepest sympathies and thoughts and prayers go out to the incredible people of Boston, as well as the participants and spectators and their families who were involved in the Patriots Day celebration and the Boston Marathon. As the entire nation...

NAAEI Names Winner of its 2013 ‘Get Reel’ Career Video Challenge

ARLINGTON, Va., March 25, 2013 — The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) has selected Kelly Tabolt of Winn Residential as the winner of its 2013 “Get Reel” Career Video Challenge, which invites people working in the industry...

Oregon-Based Apartment Association Joins NAA

Contact: NAA’s Paul R. Bergeron III at 703-797-0606ARLINGTON, Va., Mar. 19, 2013 -The Multifamily NW, formerly named the Metro Multifamily Housing Association recently voted unanimously to join the National Apartment Association (NAA) as an...

Apartment Industry’s Top 2013 Priorities for Capitol Hill Released

Housing Finance, Tax Reform and Immigration  Contact: Jim Lapides at 202/974-2300 or Carole Roper at 703/797-0616 WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 – The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) released the...

Apartment Industry, Residents Contributed $1.1 Trillion to the Economy

Report Examines the Economic Contribution, Jobs from Construction, Operations and Resident Spending  Contact:  Jim Lapides, NMHC, at 202/974-2360 or  Carole Roper, NAA, at 703/797-0616  WASHINGTON, Feb. 12,...

Maintenance Mania Finalists Named for Regions 1, 3 and 9

Maintenance Mania Finalists Named for Regions 1, 3 and 9Congratulations to Sam Gilley of Continental Realty (Maryland Multi-Housing Association), Enrique Alarcon of Van Rooy Properties (Indiana Apartment Association) and Jason Frotten of Horizon...

New Jersey Apartment Association’s Maintenance Mania Featured in Local Publication

Monroe competition tests the fix-it skills of apartment workersClick here to read the article.

NMHC/NAA Renew Joint Legislative Partnership

Program continues two-decade unified voice for rental housing   Contact:  Jim Lapides, 202/974-2360 WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 – The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) will...

NMHC/NAA Renew Joint Legislative Partnership

Program continues two-decade unified voice for rental housing   Contact:  Jim Lapides, 202/974-2360 WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 – The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) will continue to...

NAAEI Teams with Apartment All Stars, Multifamily Insiders to Offer Webinar Series

Contact: Mark Evans at 979/492-1150ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2012 — The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) is partnering with Apartment All Stars and Multifamily Insiders to launch a new Webinar Wednesday series for...

NAA Event Helps Apartments Go from Green to Gold

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 3, 2012 - Don’t miss the chance to register today for the 2013 NAA Green Conference, April 15-17, in Baltimore.Join forward-thinking industry colleagues and learn ways to improve your community’s energy efficiency and bottom-...

Sir Richard Branson Set to Kick Off the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in San Diego

More Than 6,200 Attendees Will Gather June 19-22 To Hear Virgin Group Founder and Global Entrepreneur. Contact: Paul Bergeron, Director of Communications, 703/797-0606 or paul@naahq.orgARLINGTON, Va. Nov. 28, 2012—The National...

EQR, AVB Purchase Archstone: The Numbers

Archstone, the apartment owner that played a major role in the demise of Lehman Brothers Holdings, is being sold by Lehman to Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities for $6.5 billion in cash and stock.The deal announced Nov. 26 comes as a bit...

NAA Donates $75000 to Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts

Contact:  Lauren Boston, Staff Writer – UNITS Magazine, 703/797-0678 or lauren@naahq.orgARLINGTON, Va. Nov. 16, 2012—When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast in late October, apartment residents were among the millions affected by...

Yardi Pledges $500,000 Investment in NAA Education Institute

Contact:  Paul Bergeron, Director of Communications, 703/797-0606 or paul@naahq.orgARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 6, 2012—NAA is pleased to announce that Yardi has committed to an investment of $500,000 for the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI)...

In Recognition Original Texas Apartment Association President Dies

Texas Apartment Association  Contact: Joel Nihlean, Marketing & Communications Manager, Texas Apartment AssociationHe went by Bland, but Lloyd “Bland” McReynolds’ life was anything but. The founding member and first president of the...

Apartment Industry Message Carried by NAA at National Political Conventions

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 7, 2012 - The National Apartment Association (NAA) had a prominent role at two real estate policy forums with members of Congress held during the Republican and Democratic political conventions.NAA Chairman Jerry Wilkinson and...

Santa Barbara Rental Property Association Joins NAA

ARLINGTON, Va., July 16, 2012—The National Apartment Association (NAA) Board of Directors approved and welcomed the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association (SBRPA) as its seventh affiliate in California, effective June 27. SBRPA joins these...

Green Gables Park Plaza Named NAA Community of the Year

Contact: Lauren Boston, Staff Writer – UNITS Magazine at 703/797-0678 or lauren@naahq.orgARLINGTON, Va., July 6, 2012 — Gables Residential’s Gables Park Plaza in Austin, Texas, was named National Apartment Association’s (NAA) PARAGON Community of...

South Dakota, North Dakota Now Included in NAA National Lease Program

Contact: Justin Barker, 703/518 6141 ext. 129 or justin@naahq.orgARLINGTON, Va., June 13, 2012 -- The most widely used residential lease in the country, utilized by more than 15,000 apartment communities, has expanded its operations to 44 states. As...

NAA Reorganizes Meetings Sales Communications Departments

Contact: Paul Bergeron at paul@naahq.org or 703/797-0606ARLINGTON, Va., May 30, 2012 – The National Apartment Association (NAA), America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing, has promoted Jeremy Figoten, as its Senior Vice President of...

NAAEI Honors Individuals, Associations for Contributions to Industry, Education

Contact: Mark Evans, 979/492-1150 or mark@thelyst.comARLINGTON, Va., May 22, 2012 — It’s awards season at the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI), and among those being honored is a schoolteacher turned property manager, a...

NAA Announces 2012 PARAGON Award Winners

National Awards Program Recognizes Apartment Industry’s Best Contact:  Lauren Boston, NAA Staff Writer, at 703/797-0678 or lauren@naahq.org ARLINGTON, Va. May 3, 2012—The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased to...

Jerry D. Warshaw to be Inducted into NAA Hall of Fame

Contact: Paul R. Bergeron III, Director of Communications, 703/797-0606ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2012——The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased to announce that Jerry D. Warshaw, CPM, CAPS, Founder and President of Atlanta-based Warshaw...

Thomas R. Shuler to be Inducted into NAA Hall of Fame

Contact: Paul R. Bergeron III, Director of Communications, 703/797-0606ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2012—The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased to announce that Thomas R. Shuler, CAPS, will be inducted into the NAA Hall of Fame.Induction into...

NAA Hires Margaret Edgell Core, CAE As Assistant Vice President of Strategic Sales Initiatives

Association Sales and Marketing Expert to Build on NAA's Strategic Partnership Success Contact: Paul Bergeron, NAA Director of Communications at 703/797-0606ARLINGTON, Va., April 27, 2012 –The National Apartment Association (NAA), America’s...

NAA Community Site, Resource Center Wins National Social Media Award

Contact: Mary Scott, 703/797-0645 or mary@naahq.orgARLINGTON, Va. / April 9, 2012 – The National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Community Site and Online Resource Center has won bronze in the EXCEL Awards, given annually by  Association Media...

NMHC/NAA Commend Regulators for Advocating a Separate Multifamily Solution in Housing Finance Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       Contact:  Jim Lapides, jlapides@nmhc.org or 202/974-2360WASHINGTON, Feb. 21,...

Industry Celebrates February as Apartment Careers Month

NAAEI Encourages Job Seekers to Explore the Numerous Opportunities Offered by the Industry  Media Contact: Mark Evans at 979/492-1150 or mark@thelyst.com WASHINGTON – Feb. 9, 2012 – With the housing market still on shaky ground, more than 98...

Apartment Industry Response to President Obama's Real Estate Owned Intiative

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Apartment Industry Response to State of the Union Address

News ReleaseWASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 25, 2012 – Statement  from the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) by Cindy Chetti, NMHC Senior Vice President of Government Affairs:"We applaud President Obama’s...

NAA Waives Site-License Fee for National Lease Program

Electronic Lease Used By Millions Made More Affordable for Owner-Management Firms ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 23, 2012 -- The nation’s most popular apartment lease is now even more affordable for apartment owners and management companies of all sizes...

Apartment Industry Offers Wealth of Opportunities to Job Seekers

Strong U.S. Rental Housing Demand Increases Need for Employees with Diverse Backgrounds   Media Contact: Mark Evans at 979/492-1150 or mark@thelyst.com WASHINGTON – Jan. 11, 2012 – As the nation’s unemployment rates slowly recover, the...