June 2022 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in FAA
Resilience Is in Season at FAA Annual Conference
Join Mariana Atencio, award-winning journalist, best-selling author, founder of GoLike Media Company, former Univision anchor, and former NBC News correspondent as she presents Harness Resilience and Take Control to Engage, Lead, and Succeed at the 2022 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show. Atencio will provide action items attendees can use to reclaim their power, lessen their fear of failure, and become more productive and motivated. 

For the best rate, register before July 13 at FAAconference.com and use the promo code SEED 🌱

Save even more by registering your entire team as a group. Bulk registration discounts are as follows:

  • 5–14 full conference registrants (full conference + APAC event and/or full conference) — take 5% off the total. 
  • 15–24 full conference registrants (full conference + APAC event and/or full conference) — take 10% off the total. 
  • 25+ full conference registrants (full conference + APAC event and/or full conference) — take 15% off the total.

All registrants must work for the same company and must register for the entire conference. For more information, email rona@faahq.org.

When you register, your confirmation email will include a link to reserve your room at the Diplomat Beach Resort at the special FAA conference rate. Limited rooms remain at that rate, so don't delay.

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Do you know an exceptional volunteer who is ready for a leadership role? Nominations for the FAA Executive Committee are now open.

Click here for EC nomination information page which includes the offices up for election, criteria, and the nomination form.

Please email chip@faahq.org with any questions.
Fewer than 150 tickets to the All Hands on Deck for APAC yacht party remain, and they are disappearing faster than a sandbar at high tide.

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate and support APAC while enjoying a private VIP cruise on the intracoastal waterway. Guests will enjoy a full dinner, open bar, and opportunities to purchase items at the silent auction. Boarding is at 6:45 p.m. and the celebration begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28.

Purchase your tickets with your full conference registration or separately for $225. Buy a bundle of 10 tickets and receive an additional complimentary ticket.

Buy your ticket today: Don't let the boat leave without you!
In a guest column in the Orlando Sentinel, Monica Ramsey, executive vice president of AAGO, and Chip Tatum, executive vice president of FAA, warn of the the unintended consequences of rent control measures.
Read more from the Orlando Sentinel.
From NAA
Each year, NAA's Excellence Awards, or Excels, recognize excellence and leadership in the rental housing industry. Excels celebrate communities, industry professionals, and affiliated apartment associations who make unique contributions to the industry. For the winners, receiving an Excel award represents a milestone and outstanding achievement.

Winners will be announced and celebrated during the NAA Excellence Awards ceremony on Friday, June 24 at Apartmentalize and will also be featured on NAA's website and in an issue of units Magazine.

Florida finalists include:

  • The Bahia Apartments, TLR Group (Major Rehab Community of the Year, BAAA)
  • Calirosa Winter Park, Epoch Residential (New Construction Community of the Year, AAGO)
  • Contemporary Housing Alternatives of Florida (Community Crisis Response of the Year, BAAA)
  • Chadwell Supply (Supplier Company of the Year, BAAA)
  • Ashlee Partin, Affinity Waste Solutions (Supplier Sales Professional of the Year, AAGO)
  • Donald Fort, Fort Family Investments (Independent Rental Owner of the Year, FCAA)
  • Eddy Perez, ARM, CAM, CAPS, Kettler (Emerging Leader of the Year, AAGO)
  • The Flats at Tioga Town Center, Hankin Apartments (Large Community of the Year, NCFAA)

Apply Today for Two Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Opportunities
Two opportunities are now available to help create diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace environments, develop leaders, and celebrate those advancing diversity and inclusivity within their organizations.

  • Alexandra Jackiw Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship: This scholarship offers CAM and CAPS credentials to people who are members of a racial/ethnic minority group, identify as LGBTQ+, have a disability, or are current or former members of the military. Apply today.
  • Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion Grant: This grant will be awarded to organizations that reflect NAA’s dedication to encouraging a workforce environment that is inclusive, supportive, and rich in diversity. Apply today.
As the rental housing industry and its residents continue moving toward post-pandemic life, developers and property managers are adapting existing amenity spaces and adding new ones to reflect a host of lifestyle reboots.

Read more from units.
Supplier Updates
Nominations for the Florida Suppliers Council chair, vice chair, and secretary are open. The FSC chair is the suppliers' liaison to FAA leadership as associates' vice president on the FAA executive committee. FSC officers hold positions on various other FAA committees as well. Email ralph@faahq.org for more information. Download a form here and submit it no later than Monday, July 25, 2022.
FAA offers opportunities to reach prospects at events throughout the year, including a new advertising opportunity now available on the supplier directory. Learn more.
Upcoming Events
FAA is a federation of nine local affiliates, representing more than 880,000 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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