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DENVER / 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-breaking year for the premier event in rental housing.
Industry leaders from 46 states and the District of Columbia, and representatives from four international countries reached new heights in the Mile High City. The NAA Exposition also featured a record-breaking 417 exhibiting companies occupying over 955 booths and covered four football fields with diverse products and services for the multifamily industry. Three lucky trade show attendees also took home a total of $20,000 in cash prizes, among other giveaways.
The innovative conference offered more than 50 breakout sessions across several learning areas, as well as world-renowned speakers, including actor, author and activist Michael J. Fox, ABC “Shark Tank” veterans Barbara Corcoran and Kevin Harrington, and because I said I would founder Alex Sheen.
Other highlights included a week-long celebration of NAA’s 75th Anniversary, the Maintenance Mania® National Championship and an Awards Breakfast to honor NAA’s 2014 PARAGON winners.
“The 2014 NAA Education Conference & Exposition brought together apartment developers, builders, owners, property fee managers, onsite personnel and supplier partners who are working together to move innovation forward,” said NAA President & CEO Doug Culkin, CAE. “Our event provides apartment leaders with opportunities to showcase our industry’s promise to offer real solutions to the most pressing challenges.”
The event’s Diamond Sponsors were Appliance Warehouse, AT&T Connected Communities, AZUMA Leasing, Coinmach, HD Supply, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, RealPage, Time Warner Cable, and Yardi. The Platinum Sponsors were Apartment Finder, Behr PRO, CORT, Criterion Brock, For Rent Media Solutions, Property Solutions and Restoration Affiliates. The Gold Sponsors were Apartment Guide, Apartments.com, Mac-Gray, Rent.com, ResidentCheck, Wilmar and Cox.
The 2015 NAA Education Conference & Exposition will be held June 24-27 in Las Vegas.
The National Apartment Association (NAA), currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, is America’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA’s mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public. As a federation of more than 170 state and local affiliates, NAA is comprised of over 63,000 members representing more than 7 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada.