November 2019 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
Registration Now Open for 2020 FAA Legislative Conference
Registration for the 2020 FAA Legislative Conference is now open.This annual visit is extremely important, as it helps build relationships with our elected officials and promote our industry's legislative priorities.

Mark your calendars to travel to Tallahassee January 28 and 29 and join your peers and friends from across the state as we team up again to advocate for Florida's multifamily industry.
FAA's government affairs team and members met on Oct. 2 to discuss legislative priorities for the 2020 Florida Legislative Session. The priorities are:
  • Protect the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
  • Reduce emotional support animal fraud and abuse.
  • Clarify fire radio system requirements.
  • Allow local governments to offer affordable housing tax incentives.
Read more about the priorities in the upcoming issue of Multifamily Florida magazine.
The deadline to propose educational sessions for the 2020 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show is 11:59 p.m. on Friday November 29, 2019. Incomplete, late, or promotional submissions will not be considered. FAA wants to provide its members with educational and innovative speaker sessions that will actively engage and inform members. Speakers and sessions should stimulate discussions and address topics that directly impact members and all aspects of the multifamily industry. Please note, the call for presentations is for apartment industry management and supplier members only. Some restrictions apply to proposals from supplier members. Professional speakers and speaker agencies should email Ralph Robinson, FAA director of meetings, at [email protected].
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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.
Management Spaces Still Available for 2020 FAA Leadership Lyceum
FAA members from apartment communities and management companies who are interested in future leadership positions with their local affiliate or FAA are encouraged to ask their local association executives to nominate them for the 2020 FAA Leadership Lyceum. The seven slots allocated for members from supplier companies have been filled. Want to know more about the FAA Leadership Lyceum program? Watch this brief video .
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What's New Nationally
NAA President Bob Pinnegar, CAE, issued a letting commending U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson for seeking action against online companies that profit from selling sham documentation of emotional support animals. Read more.
Airbnb will verify every one of its 7 million listings by Dec. 15, 2020, to ensure their validity, according to its CEO Brian Chesky, as reported in the New York Post and reflected in the company’s new terms of service. Read more.
For the first time in nearly half a century, a national spotlight was placed on the housing affordability crisis and the candidates shared glimpses into how they plan to tackle this issue. NAA President Bob Pinnegar, CAE, released a following statement in response. Read more .
Supplier Updates
The Sponsorship Opportunities and Exhibitor Prospectus is now available for the 2020 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show, which will be held September 30 - October 2, 2020 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla. View the 2020 prospectus.
FAA offers opportunities to reach prospects at events throughout the year. Learn more.
Upcoming Events
FAA is a federation of 10 local affiliates , representing more than 700,000 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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