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Yardi Pledges $500,000 Investment in NAA Education Institute

Contact:  Paul Bergeron, Director of Communications, 703/797-0606 or [email protected]

ARLINGTON, 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) Capital Campaign.

The announcement and first installment of this investment was made Oct. 17 at Yardi’s inaugural Executive Briefing in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Yardi has cumulatively invested $800,000 in NAAEI. It ranks second only to Equity Residential, which has provided $1,500,000 to the Institute. In 2007, Yardi made a $300,000 contribution to NAAEI.

“NAAEI’s continued commitment to education is important to the future of this industry.  It will help us improve professionalism and the quality of service provided to the multifamily industry,” said Anant Yardi, President & CEO, Yardi Systems. “We are pleased to be able to support NAAEI in this quest and pledge our continued support.”

Yardi’s investment will be recognized during the 2012 NAA Assembly of Delegates, Nov. 8-10, in Indianapolis.

“Yardi has a strong commitment to the industry and our future work force,” said NAAEI President Bill Wollinger, CAPS, SHCM, President, WinnResidential, Boston. “We thank the entire Yardi team for the confidence they have placed in NAAEI in helping us to achieve the goals of the Institute.”

NAAEI is an independent entity created by NAA whose mission is to provide broad-based education, training and recruitment programs that attract, nurture and retain quality professionals and develop tomorrow’s industry leaders.

The Institute will:

  • Create awareness of apartment careers;
  • Develop a comprehensive managerial development program;
  • Work with NAA’s national network of affiliates to build a recruitment pipeline for the industry; and
  • Promote Apartment Industry Skill Standards for Leasing, Maintenance and Management careers.


About NAA: The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America's leading advocate for quality rental housing. Based in Arlington, Va., 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. NAA is a federation of 170 state and local affiliates, comprised of more than 55,000 multifamily housing companies representing more than 6.2 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. Members in good standing of any affiliated association are automatically considered members of NAA and entitled to NAA benefits.