November 2021 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in FAA
Registration for the 2022 FAA Legislative Conference is now open. Mark your calendars to travel to Tallahassee on February 1-2 and join your peers and friends from across the state as we team up to advocate for Florida's multifamily industry.

The annual Legislative Conference is your opportunity to make your voice heard in Tallahassee. This annual visit is extremely important, as it helps build relationships with our elected officials and promote our industry's legislative priorities.

The registration fee of $95 includes the legislative briefing and APAC reception. 
Contact if you require a paper registration form. 
The Florida Apartment Association (FAA) is pleased to announce that Chip Tatum, chief executive officer of the Apartment Association of Greater Orlando (AAGO), will join FAA as executive vice president on January 3, 2022. 

Following an extensive search, Tatum was selected by the FAA executive committee to replace Josh Gold, who has accepted a position as a senior vice president with NAA.
The Florida Apartment Association is asking multifamily industry professionals to propose educational sessions for the 2022 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show. FAA wants to provide its members with educational and innovative speaker sessions that will actively engage and inform. Speakers and sessions should stimulate discussions and address topics that directly impact members and all aspects of the multifamily industry. Learn more.

Please note: This call for presentations is for FAA members only. Some restrictions apply to proposals from supplier members. Professional paid speakers and speaker agencies should email Ralph Robinson, FAA director of meetings, at
Our continued success depends on the financial strength of APAC. Consider your APAC contribution as a form of business insurance. You are making an investment to ensure the election of candidates who will help protect our industry. Remember, your freedom to do business depends on our continued ability to advocate for your issues.

Thank you to our major investors for supporting the multifamily housing industry through their contribution to APAC.
Call for Participation: FAA Legislative Committee, APAC Board of Directors
Do you have a passion for the apartment industry and are you looking to become more involved in FAA's advocacy efforts? The Florida Apartment Association is preparing for a very busy 2022 Legislative Session and is in the process of recruiting volunteers to serve on the Legislative Committee or the Apartment Political Action Committee (APAC) Board of Directors. Email Amanda White, FAA government affairs director, at

Please note: Volunteering to serve does not guarantee a spot on the Legislative Committee or the APAC Board of Directors. Committee and board members are ultimately appointed by the FAA president.
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 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.
FAA Conference Videos Available on YouTube, Social Media
Click the links to view the 2021 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show videos on YouTube:

Or find the videos on FAA's social media:
FAA Unveils New Logo at 2021 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show
A new Florida Apartment Association logo — only the third in the organization's 50-year history — was revealed during the opening session of the 2021 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show. The new logo features three colors: orange to represent Florida’s premier crop, and two shades of blue, one representing the Atlantic Ocean and the other, the clear blue waters of the Gulf. The clean and classic typography represents the forward motion of the dynamic apartment industry. FAA member companies and communities that wish to use the logo are asked to follow these guidelines. The guidelines PDF includes links to download the logo in color or black and white.
FAA's HR&A Study: Tax Discounts are a Critical Tool for Solving Florida's Affordable Housing Crisis
A study commissioned by the Florida Apartment Association finds property tax discounts will increase affordable housing stock and spur economic growth across Florida.

The FAA study finds a 25% tax discount for participating housing providers in the Miami area, for example, could enable an average of 1,250 affordable apartments per year for residents earning up to 60% of the area median household income, roughly $48,840. As a result, the Miami area would see approximately 424 new jobs, $20 million in increased earnings, and $52 million in increased economic activity annually.

The FAA study provides additional evidence in support of state legislation to authorize these types of local tax discounts. For more information, read a press release here, read the study here, or visit
Amanda White, government affairs director for Orlando-based Florida Apartment Association, said a surge of new residents is one reason rents are going up. There are other factors too, including costs for new and existing apartment communities going up across the board. White said the Florida Apartment Association is lobbying the Florida Legislature to allow local governments to offer property tax discounts for affordable housing units.

Read more from the article on Bay News 9.
State Sen. Linda Stewart is preparing to introduce a bill titled “Miya’s Law” that would require apartment managers to conduct national background checks on employees.
The Florida Apartment Association said in a statement that they have been collaborating with Stewart and look forward to remaining engaged in the effort.

Read more from the article in the Orlando Sentinel.
From NAA
Diversity Leadership Program
NAA’s Diversity Leadership Program (DLP) provides up to 15 individuals from underrepresented groups with a 100% virtual leadership development opportunity, which incorporates mentoring, training and personalized assessments tailored specifically to each individual in rental housing.

All applications are due by Friday, December 3. Apply here.
Amid rising rents and tightening occupancy, operators see a hybrid future.

On a national level at least, the numbers say the apartment market took off over the summer. Just look at the July figures from RealPage: During the month, rents grew 8.3% year-over-year across the country—the most significant jump since the booming 2000-2001 era. At the same time, occupancy tightened to 96.9%—also the highest seen since the 2000-2001 era.

Read more from Units.
Leadership Lyceum
NAA’s Leadership Lyceum provides up to 34 individuals with an opportunity to develop as a volunteer leader. Active NAA members and volunteers with NAA Affiliates at the state, local or national level will experience an immersive and collaborative, in-person, year-long program, bringing together professionals from various organizations across the country to build knowledge and share experiences with each other. 

Competitive fellowship seats are available for members who meet Leadership Lyceum program and fellowship criteria.

All applications are due by Friday, December 3. Apply here.
Supplier Updates
The Sponsorship Opportunities and Exhibitor Prospectus is now available for the 2022 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show, which will be held September 28 - 30, 2022 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL. View the 2022 prospectus.
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 10 local affiliates, representing more than 830,000 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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