May 2022 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in FAA
'Multifamily Florida' Finalist for National, State Awards
Multifamily Florida is a finalist in two categories of the national Association Media & Publishing Excel Awards. Josh Gold’s FAA Update titled "Everything I Needed to Know About Management I Learned from a Dog," published in the spring 2021 issue, is a finalist in the Best Column category. And in the Best Feature Article Category, the winter 2021 article by Diane Sears titled "Celebrating Differences: Industry Is Making Strides in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion," is a finalist. Winners will be announced on June 22.

Multifamily Florida is also a finalist for the Florida Magazine Association Charlie Awards in three categories: Best Column, Best Overall Writing, and Best Overall Magazine. Winners will be announced on August 5.
FAA Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open
Nominations are currently being accepted for the FAA Hall of Fame, the highest honor that a member of the association may have bestowed upon them. Each nomination must include a letter from the individual submitting the nomination. Nominations and supporting materials are due no later than June 3, 2022. Submit your nomination here. For more information, email FAA Executive Vice President Chip Tatum at chip@faahq.org
The official website for the in-person 2022 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show is now live with details about speakers, sessions, schedules, sponsors, a trade show floor map, and much more. View the details and then register before July 13 using the promo code SEED to get the best rate.

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.
An expert in senior living describes the challenges faced by older residents seeking housing, including the state Legislature's practice of sweeping affordable housing funds into other parts of the state budget.

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From NAA
The NAA website got a huge overhaul, which makes it easier for our members to find information. The site was built to address pain points users had with the current site. Additionally, as part of the build, NAA did extensive user research and user testing. The new site features… 

  • Cleaner design 
  • Improved navigation 
  • Enhanced search 
  • Content by audience type
 
NAA and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) have joined forces to provide a new digital income and expenses analysis experience. Income/Expense IQ provides you with enhanced income and expenses benchmarks that will equip your companies to better analyze their property’s performance and drive property values. 

We invite you to submit your 2021 financial data to the new Income/Expense IQ platform. Getting started takes just a few minutes. All participants will receive a complimentary 2021 benchmark report. The deadline for participation is May 1. Learn more.
Can social media platforms be effectively used for citizen advocacy? There are few who would debate the importance of social media platforms in today’s world. With the power of social networks being so profound, it begs the question: Can individuals harness this power to impact elected officials? The answer is a resounding “Yes.

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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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