Advocate News

Triangle Apartment Association meets with Rep. Ellmers

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02) with the Triangle Apartment Association 

Congresswoman Ellmers toured The Bradford Apartment Community managed by Northwood Ravin before sitting down with members of TAA to discuss issues pertaining to the apartment indusry.  From the left, clockwise seated: Bob Metzger (President of the Board, TAA), Jeff Furman , Todd Whitlow, Norm Praet, Lewis Farmer, and Burwell Stark.  Behind: Laura Winner and Kevin Faircloth.

 

Candidate Adams with AANC

Candidate Alma Adams (NC-12) with the Apartment Association of North Carolina

The AANC leadership met with presumed NC - 12th District Congresswoman Alma Adams (D) at the new Retreat at Renaissance apartment community in Charlotte.  Pictured L-R: Tim Hose, outgoing AANC President with SYNCO Properties; Ben Collins with Crescent Resources; Representative Adams; incoming AANC President Jody Longwill with Burkely Communities; Dionne Nelson with Laurel Street Residential; and AANC/GCAA Executive Director Ken Szymanski.

 

Representative Capuano and member of Greater Boston

Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA-7) with the Rental Housing Association of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board

Pictured L-R: Gary Hofstetter, New Boston Fund; Chris Riley, Wingate; Congressman Capuano; Gordon Pulsifer, First Resource Companies

 

Representative McMorris Rodgers

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5) with the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association

Pictured L-R: Jim Wiard, WMFHA; Joe Puckett, WMFHA; Gail Duke, Madrona Ridge Residential; Rep. McMorris Rodgers; Greg Cerbana, Weidner Residential; Nikki Helmer, Pinnacle

 

Congressman Dennis Ross and BAAA

Congressman Dennis Ross (R-FL-15) with the Bay Area Apartment Association

Pictured L-R: Gabe Csizmadia, Pinnacle; Congressman Ross; Jeff Rogo, Bay Area Apartment Association

 

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA-38) and the Apartment Association, California Southern Cities

Pictured from L-R: Evelyn Arnold, Excellence Realty; Congresswoman Linda Sanchez; Carol Chen, Prudential California; Paul Bonner, Carbrier Apartments

 

Representative Royce and AAOC

Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA-39) Property Tour with the Apartment Association of Orange County

Pictured L-R: Irina Cioban and Emil Cioban, Santa Fe Property Management; JoAnna Baker, Santa Fe Property Management, Congressman Ed Royce; Julia Araiza, AAOC BOD; John Tomlinson, AAOC BOD; Jessie Childers, Santa Fe Property Management

 

Rep Mica and ContraVest

AAGO and Congressman Mica Construction Site Tour

Pictured L-R: ContraVest Construction Manager; ContraVest Construction Manager; Mark Ogier, ContraVest and Past-President of AAGO and FAA; Congressman John Mica (R-FL-07); Steve Ogier, ContraVest

 

Rep Mica tours construction site

Apartment Association of Greater Orlando

Pictured L-R: Steve and Mark Ogier with ContraVest give Congressman John Mica (R-FL-07) and his district director, Patrick Kelly a tour of one of their construction sites and home to a future apartment complex.

 

Rep Mica reviews plans with ContraVest

Apartment Association of Greater Orlando

Steve and Mark Ogier, partners of ContraVest shared construction plans with Congressman John Mica (R-FL-07) at a recent site visit. 

 

Jeff Lowry and Congressman Neugebauer

Lubbock Apartment Association

Jeff Lowry with Madera Companies and other members of the Lubbock Apartment Association met with Congressman Randy Neugebauer  (R-TX-19) in distruct to discuss the apartment industry. 

 

Rep. John Carney with the DAA

Senator Scott with Members of CAA

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and members of the Charleston Apartment Association

Pictured L-R: Marysa Raymond, Lynette Bland, Katie Chapman, Senator Tim Scott (SC), Wendy Tucker, Lisa Pelloni, Victoria Cowart

 

Senator Graham with Members of the Charleston Apartment Association

Members of the CAA and the AAGC help kick off Senator Graham's campaign in South Carolina

Pictured L-R: Chris Carter, Carter-Haston Real Estate Services; Ellen Hoffman, Nirenblatt & Hoffman; Senator Graham (R-SC), Victoria Cowart, Darby Development

 

Rep. Ann Wagner Tours St. Louis Apartment Community 

Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-2) meets with members of the St. Louis Apartment Association

Rep. Wagner toured the South Summit Apartments to learn more about the apartment industry and meet with management and apartment residents on February 7. South Summit is managed by The Lipton Group, which is a member of the St. Louis Apartment Association. With Congresswoman Wagner (center) are (from left to right) Stephanie Walther, property manager; Shaveena Anderson; leasing consultant; Heather Barger, area director for The Lipton Group; Congresswoman Ann Wagner; Steve West, service manager; Mandi Randell, marketing director for The Lipton Group; Tara Wilson, assistant manager at another Lipton community; Stephanie Martinez; property manager at another Lipton community; and Karen Shymanski, association executive of the St. Louis Apartment Association.

 

NJAA meets with Rep. Pallone 

New Jersey Apartment Association

David Legow, Legow Management Company and Conor Fennessy, NJAA meet with Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06) to discuss current issues affecting the apartment industry.

 

     FCAA Meets with Rep. Crenshaw

First Coast Apartment Association

Laura Hulsey, MAA, Cynthia Haines, WRH Realty Services, Danielle Bush, Apartment Finder, Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL-04), Tracy Williams, WRH Realty Services, Katie Wrenn, Milestone Management, Peggy Queen, First Coast Apartment Association, Holly Jefferson, BG Staffing

 

Congressman Johnson Apartment Tour

Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX-03) Apartment Tour

Brad Forslund, Churchill Residential greets Congressman Johnson

 

Congressman Marchant tours Evergreen Farmers Branch

Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-TX-24) Apartment Tour

Kent Conine, NAHB, Robert Tinning, Churchill Residential, Congressman Marchant, Kathy Carlton, Apartment Association of Greater Dallas, Brad Forslund, Churchill Residential

 

Congressman Veasey at Pinnacle Park

Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX-33) Apartment Tour

(L-R) David Mintz, Texas Apartment Association, Robert Tinning, Chuchill Residential, Perry Pillow, Apartment Association of Tarrant County, Congressman Veasey, Brad Forslund, Churchill Residential, Tony Sisk, Churchill Residential, Lisa Rogers, Churchill Residential 

 

NAA Members with Rep. Henry Cuellar

    San Antonio Apartment Association

(Left to right) Mark Hurley, Jill Welborn, Renetta Quintana (SAAA Board President), Congressman Henry Cuellar, Liz Johnson, Mike Rust, and Hector Morales Jr.

     Members of SAAA attended a business forum breakfast in San Antonio and had an opportunity to meet with Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) before the event kicked off. 

 

NAA Members with Rep. Al Green

Houston Apartment Association

     Aimee Arrington (L) with the Houston Apartment Association and Izzy Garcia (R) of Maintenance Supply HQ (and a MO resident) attended a Missouri City Leadership Lunch and had an opportunity to meet with Congressman Al Green (D-TX-09). 

 

SDCAA presented Congressman Brian Bilbray with the “Congress Member of the Year” Award for his political career in San Diego as a defender of the industry. John Modlin, 2012 President SDCAA; Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA-50); Carroll Whaler, 2012 President Elect SDCAA;  Alan Pentico, Executive Director SDCAA

San Diego County Apartment Association

SDCAA presented Congressman Brian Bilbray with the “Congress Member of the Year” Award for his political career in San Diego as a defender of the industry. John Modlin, 2012 President SDCAA; Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA-50); Carroll Whaler, 2012 President Elect SDCAA; Alan Pentico, Executive Director SDCAA

 

Chris Carter (left) representing the Charleston Apartment Association has a meeting with Congressman Mick Mulvaney over coffee to educate him on issues affecting the apartment industry.

Charleston Apartment Association

Chris Carter (left) representing the Charleston Apartment Association has a meeting with Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-05) over coffee to educate him on issues affecting the apartment industry.

 (left to right) Chris Carter and Senator Jim DeMint

Charleston Apartment Association

(left to right) Chris Carter and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (third from left) with Ronald Wineholt (AOBA), Kathy Howard (MMHA) and Lesa Hoover (AOBA).

Apartment and Office Building Association and Maryland Multi-Housing Association

Maryland Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) (third from left) with Ronald Wineholt (AOBA), Kathy Howard (MMHA) and Lesa Hoover (AOBA).

NAA Chair-Elect Alex Jackiw asks members of Congress about tax issues at the Democratic National Convention.Right: Members of Congress discuss real estate policy issues at the Democratic National Convention.

Democratic National Convention

Left: NAA Chair-Elect Alex Jackiw asks members of Congress about tax issues at the Democratic National Convention. Right: Members of Congress discuss real estate policy issues at the Democratic National Convention.

Members of Congress and industry leaders discuss housing policy at the Republican National Convention. NAA Chairman Jerry Wilkinson was one of the audience members questioning them on key issues.Members of Congress and industry leaders discuss housing policy at the Republican National Convention. NAA Chairman Jerry Wilkinson was one of the audience members questioning them on key issues.

Republican National Convention

Members of Congress and industry leaders discuss housing policy at the Republican National Convention. NAA Chairman Jerry Wilkinson was one of the audience members questioning them on key issues.

Jennings Snider, Rep. Sue Myrick’s Legislative Assistant Heather Whillier and Bo Proctor discuss a variety of apartment issues during their August visit.

August Recess

Jennings Snider, Rep. Sue Myrick’s Legislative Assistant Heather Whillier and Bo Proctor discuss a variety of apartment issues during their August visit.

Scott Wilkerson, Rep. Mel Watt, Tim Hose and Ken Szymanski talk about apartment industry priorities during their meeting.

Greater Charlotte Apartment Association & Apartment Association of North Carolina

Scott Wilkerson, Representative Mel Watt (D-NC-12), Tim Hose and Ken Szymanski talk about apartment industry priorities during their meeting.

 

Louisville Apartment Association NAA Vice President of Government Affairs Greg Brown and Louisville Apartment Association’s Gale Lively get a “photo op” with Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Louisville Apartment Association

NAA Vice President of Government Affairs Greg Brown and Louisville Apartment Association’s Gale Lively get a “photo op” with Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Bo Proctor, Tim Hose, Senator Kay Hagan’s Legislative Assistant Carrie Cook, Jim Simpson and Tim Dargusch meet during Congress’s August recess.

August Recess

Bo Proctor, Tim Hose, Senator Kay Hagan’s Legislative Assistant Carrie Cook, Jim Simpson and Tim Dargusch meet during Congress’s August recess.

Charleston Apartment Association Tori Stein, Victoria Cowart and Ellen Hoffman discuss apartment issues with South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott.

Charleston Apartment Association

Tori Stein, Victoria Cowart and Ellen Hoffman discuss apartment issues with South Carolina Representative Tim Scott.

Greater Lexington Apartment Association Sheila Pennington with the winners of the GLAA Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament benefitting NAAPAC.  Left to right:Sheila Pennington, GLAA Legislative Committee Chair, Leslie McClellan, 1st Place Winner GLAA Texas Hold Em, Brandon Cutwright, 2nd Place Winner GLAA Texas Hold Em

Greater Lexington Apartment Association

Sheila Pennington, GLAA Legislative Committee Chair, with the winners of the GLAA Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament benefitting NAAPAC Leslie McClellan: 1st Place Winner GLAA Texas Hold Em, and Brandon Cutwright, 2nd Place Winner GLAA Texas Hold Em. 

Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles

Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles

AAGLA President Rick Otterstrom, Executive Director Jim Clarke, Vice Presidents Ron Bowdoin and Joe Patel, and Directors Michael Millman and Arnie Corlin meet with House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, the House of Representative’s third ranking Republican. The group covered issues including solutions to the problems with Section 8 and the estate transfer tax in the Obama health care legislation.  Others at the meeting were Carol Chen, Elaine Hutchison from AACSC and Joe's daughter, Nikita.

Sandy Eckhardt and Brooke Mahoney shower Greg Brown with NAAPAC contributions from the Austin Apartment Association’s Board of Directors Meeting in March 2012.

Austin Apartment Association

Sandy Eckhardt, Milestone Management and AAA President Elect, and Brooke Mahoney, Greystar and AAA President, shower Greg Brown, National Apartment Association, with NAAPAC contributions from the Austin Apartment Association’s Board of Directors Meeting in March 2012.

Perry Pillow, Director of Government Affairs at AATC, in conversation with Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX-12) at a local fundraiser.

Apartment Association of Tarrant County 

Perry Pillow, Director of Government Affairs at AATC, in conversation with Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX-12) at a local fundraiser.

AAGD and HAA held their Annual Challenge Cup 2012 in May where AAGD retained the cup once again!

Apartment Association of Greater Dallas and Houston Apartment Association 

AAGD and HAA held their Annual Challenge Cup 2012 in May where AAGD retained the cup once again!

Event Highlights

NAAEI Leadership Experience: Powered by Dale Carnegie

NAAEI Leadership Experience: Powered by Dale Carnegie  

Responding to the need for leadership training within the apartment industry, NAAEI has partnered with Dale Carnegie Training to deliver a world-class program called the NAAEI Leadership Experience....