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Independent Rental Owners (IRO)

What is an Independent Rental Owner (IRO)?

NAA defines an Independent Rental Owner (IRO) as an individual or individuals that own or manage rental properties, and are actively involved, from an ownership perspective, in the management of their properties.


Main Characteristics of Independent Rental Owners (IRO)



NAA offers education and training to IROs that help meet business goals and objectives. The 2016 NAA Education Confrence & Exposition features sessions specific to IRO concerns. For a full list of IRO specific sessions please click here.

Some of our webinar topics include: 

  • Hire Right the First Time
  • Bed Bugs
  • Financing Options
  • Companion Animals and Source of Income Protection


To view these webinars, please visit the AEX: Independent Rental Owners page

Designation for IROs
The Independent Rental Owner Professional (IROP) designation program is offered to the rental owner who manages their personally-held multifamily property or properties.

IRO Discounts on Products & Services
NAA’s new discount products and services program is guaranteed to provide substantial savings for Independent Rental Owner (IRO) members.

IRO Community on NAA Connect

  • Employment Handbook
  • Policies and Procedures Manual (Operations, Personnel & Payroll, Maintenance)
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist
  • Bed Bugs Documents
  • Affiliate Marketing Strategies
  • How to Set Up and Run and IROC Program


If you are interested in sponsoring Independent Rental Owner program in 2016 please fill out this form

You also have the an opportunity to communicate with your peers and gain a wealth of industry knowledge! Join the conversation today.

Thank you to our 2016 IRO Principal Sponsor