March 2022 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in FAA
Join FAA for a Post-Session Legislative Update on March 24
Please join us Thursday, March 24, at 11 a.m. for a post-session legislative briefing.
During this virtual meeting, the FAA government affairs team will provide an overview of the 2022 legislative session, the state budget, and the legislation that is headed to the governor's desk that will impact the Florida apartment industry. 

This event is open to all FAA members.

Email today to receive a calendar invite for this virtual briefing.
Florida's rental housing climate and potential legal and regulatory influences will headline the inaugural FAA Property Management Executive Forum on Thursday, March 17 at 1 p.m.

Panelists will discuss their perception of the current rental housing "climate" in Florida, and how legal issues and county/municipal regulatory proposals and interventions could impact operations. Attendees will have the opportunity, time permitting, to ask questions directly of panelists in this live moderated discussion.

This event is intended for management members who are on the multi-site level and above, including C-suite and other corporate executives. Register here.

Topics Will Include:
  • Limited apartment inventory and how supply is impacting their company or clients.
  • "Surf by" or "dial by" lawsuits and how they are mitigating risks.
  • Municipal and county ordinances, such as rent control and tenants rights, targeting multifamily operators and how they are responding.
  • Much more!
The National Apartment Association's annual education conference, Apartmentalize, will take place June 22-24 in San Diego. Save $100 off the early bird member rate by purchasing your registration through 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.
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"Tampa has experienced some significant population growth over the last several years and it’s really fueling a substantial demand for apartments in the whole metro region,” said Amanda White, Government Affairs Director for the Florida Apartment Association. White emphasized that because Tampa's population is expected to continue growing, the key is to increase the supply of all types of housing, specifically affordable and workforce housing in the area.

Read more from ABC Action News.
From NAA
Last year, NAA conducted a groundbreaking Mental and Emotional Health Survey for the rental-housing industry, with more than 2,300 employees providing feedback. This issue remains very important due to the pandemic, industry staffing challenges, and how this has affected people’s work and personal lives. 

Therefore, NAA will continue partnering with Swift Bunny to conduct another national employee survey, which will remain anonymous and complimentary, and take just two minutes to complete. Participating companies have the option to receive a report that summarizes their employees’ responses compared to the national benchmarks. 

The survey opens on March 14th and closes on April 15th. Click here to participate.
On February 9, the City Council of St. Petersburg voted 3-1 not to pursue the rent control. The City Council of Tampa reached a similar conclusion at their meeting on February 24. Rather than moving toward rent control, the Council voted to instead approve more rental assistance.

"We were pleased to see that the discussions in both St. Pete and Tampa noted that rent control is shown to have a negative effect on housing supply and investment in existing properties. Rather than pursue a failed policy solution like rent control, local governments should focus on addressing Florida's housing supply shortage by removing barriers to apartment construction," said Amanda White, FAA Government Affairs Director.

In today’s apartment marketplace, where rents and occupancy are at historically high levels, quality customer service is proving to be the differentiator.

Read more from Units.
Supplier Updates
Exhibit booths for the 2022 Florida Apartment Association Annual Conference & Trade Show will be available for purchase by any supplier starting Thursday, March 17, at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time at

Note: The link will not function properly on mobile devices. Use a desktop or laptop computer to purchase your booth(s).

Don't miss your chance to purchase a booth! Between medal-level sponsors and early registration for 2021 exhibitors, 91% of booths have already been sold.
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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