February 2020 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
The National Apartment Association has announced that  Litigation Defender insurance is now available to NAA Click & Lease customers at no cost.This means NAA will pay the entire premium for the Litigation Defender coverage, which will be triggered whenever a plaintiff challenges a provision of the NAA Click & Lease or the related lease forms. Interested in learning more? Call 833-86-MYNAA, email  LeaseSales@naahq.org  or visit  NAA Click & Lease .
Because NAA, its affiliates, and individual members are often looked to as sources of information, NAA has released a document providing information about COVID-19. Read or download the PDF here.
'Multifamily Florida' Magazine Launches New Design
FAA's quarterly flagship publication, Multifamily Florida, has published its first revamped issue. The new look, designed by The YGS Group, is fresh and modern, with a new logo on the cover and interior pages that are easier for readers to navigate. The cover story highlights multifamily tech trends. The issue also includes a wrapup and photos of the 2019 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show. View the digital edition here or download a PDF here.
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FAA Members Advocate for Legislative Priorities
A total of 182 members of the Florida Apartment Association traveled to Tallahassee last month for the 2020 FAA Legislative Conference. The attendees learned about FAA's 2020 legilsative priorities at a briefing that featured live skits, and then caucused by affiliate to establish a game plan for meeting with their state senators and representative the following day. Read more and view photos in the spring issue of Multifamily Florida, which will be delivered in April. If you do not receive Multifamily Florida and would like to, please send an email to communications@faahq.org and ask to be added to the mailing list.
FAA Board Photos Available
FAA board of directors members and others who had professional head shots taken at the 2020 FAA Legislative Conference can now download their photos here.
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Emerging Leaders Scholarship Recipient Announced
Wendy Milenkevic has been named the recipient of the 2020 FAA Emerging Leaders Scholarship. Milenkevic is vice president of the board at the Bay Area Apartment Association, a member of the APAC board of directors, and a member of the NAA membership committee. The scholarship will assist with the costs of attending the NAA Advocate Conference in Washington, D.C., in March. The recipient was selected by the FAA Past Presidents Council.
FAA to Host Dinner for Florida Delegates to NAA's Advocate
The Florida Apartment Association and sponsor RentPath invite Florida Delegates to the NAA Advocate Conference to a catered reception and dinner at Joe's Seafood in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 10, 6 to 9 p.m. View details.
The National Apartment Association's annual education conference, Apartmentalize, will take place June 17-19 in Boston. Save $100 of the early bird member rate by purchasing your registration through the FAA. More than 11,000 rental housing professionals, 550+ exhibitors, and 150+ speakers will gather to discuss solutions and explore trends within the multifamily industry.  Learn more and register now.
From the NAA
The first line of defense for industry executives is keeping the employees they have happy and engaged through strong compensation, benefits and training. But after that, companies are looking at how to utilize technology to supplement those employees. Read more .
Difficult residents can make the world of property management a bit more complicated. Here's how to deal with them. Read more .
Supplier Updates
Exhibit Hall Hours Extended for FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show
The exhibit hall at the 2020 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show will be open for two additional hours, the FAA Conference Committee has decided. The committee met on Friday, January 17 to determine speakers, session topics, trade show hours, and other particulars. The extending trade show hours are in response to post-conference survey feedback from attendees as well as exhibitors. The committee also took into consideration the larger exhibit hall floor plan. The additional hours will not conflict with education offerings. The trade show will be open for a total of seven and a half hours. For new hours, view the updated 2020 prospectus.
Supplier companies that exhibited at the 2019 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show will be able to purchase booths for the 2020 event March 17, beginning at 9 a.m. EST. Emails have been sent to contacts at all 2019 exhibitor companies to confirm their contact information. Booths will go on sale to all other suppliers on March 24 at 9 a.m. EST at www.faahq.org/exhibit.
For more information, view the 2020 prospectus.
FAA offers opportunities to reach prospects at events throughout the year. Learn more.
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FAA is a federation of 10 local affiliates , representing more than 750,000 apartment homes in Florida. All community, management company, and supplier members in good standing of a local affiliate are automatically members of FAA and NAA.

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