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Your advocacy efforts on behalf of the apartment industry are paying off in many ways during the 2019 session! Below is a brief rundown of the...

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It was an exciting week in Tallahassee for the apartment industry. During the fourth week of session, one of FAA's 2019 legislative priorities (HB...

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What's New in the FAA Keynote Speakers Announced for 2019 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show Legislative Update Emails Discounted Registrations...

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During the third week of session, committees took action on FAA priority legislation and other bills that could impact the apartment industry. Below...

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In this issue of Multifamily Florida Magazine: President's Message: 'Residents' Come in Many Breeds FAA Update: Building Organizational...

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Apartment Life With Pets By Randa Griffin Most Americans love pets, with surveys showing that more than two-thirds of American households have at...

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FAA Members Promote Key Priorities at Statehouse By Randa Griffin Record-breaking attendance at the 2019 FAA Legislative Conference in Tallahassee...

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Building Operational Goals With Your Team is SMART By Josh Gold, CAE, CMPFAA Executive Vice President The first session of each new FAA...

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‘Residents’ Come in Many Breeds By Bonnie Smetzer, CPM, HCCP, JMG Realty Inc. Apartment managers have come a long way in how we view...

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It was another busy week in our state's Capitol. As you know, FAA is tracking several pieces of important legislation and budget discussions that...

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The 2019 Florida Session is underway and FAA is tracking several pieces of important legislation that could impact the apartment industry. Below is...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEBRUARY 28, 2019 JOINT STATEMENT ON RENT CONTROL PROPOSALS On Behalf of: Bonnie Smetzer, PresidentThe Florida...

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What's New in the FAA FAA, AAGO Issue Joint Response to Rent Control Proposals Legislative Update Call Set for Friday, March 1 Discounted...

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Supporters of FAA's Apartment Political Action Committee (APAC) will savor international flavors, sights, and sounds at APAC's biggest night, Isla...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Members Prepare to Promote Priorities in Tallahassee Applications for New FAA Emerging Leaders Scholarship Due Next...

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The National Apartment Association has prepared the following guidance and resident communications to assist you in working with residents who are...

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2019 Legislative Priorities Click here for a digital copy of the Florida Apartment Association's priorities. #1. Support Sadowski Affordable...

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In this issue of Multifamily Florida Magazine: President's Message: A Note of Thanks... and an Appeal FAA Update: Turnover Can be Opportunity in...

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What's New in the FAA Two Leadership Lyceum Students Awarded Nan Cavarretta Memorial Scholarships FAA Announces New Emerging Leaders Scholarship...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Hires New Government Affairs Director 2019 NAA Advocate: Florida Delegation Dinner Leadership Lyceum: Q&A With...

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Nearly all candidates supported by FAA’s Apartment Political Action Committee won their races. In addition, FAA-supported Amendment 2 (to...

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What's New in the FAA NAA Chairman Installs 2019 FAA Executive Committee FAA Releases Compensation and Benefits Reports FAA Supports Amendment 2...

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The Florida Apartment Association is seeking educational session proposals for the 2019 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show. FAA wants to provide...

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Hurricane Michael Recovery Resources As Florida's Panhandle recovers from the impact of Hurricane Michael, here are some resources compiled by FAA...

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In this issue of Multifamily Florida Magazine: President's Message FAA Update Tracking the Customer Path to your Door Look Across the...

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Suppliers, prepare for liftoff! Plan now for the 2019 Florida Apartment Association Annual Conference & Trade Show — Beyond Orbit:...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Supports Amendment 2 to Save Cap on Taxable Property Values Remembering Linda Watkins Sip to Support...

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What's New in the FAA Register by Sept. 19 for the 2018 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show FAA Supports Amendment 2 to Save Cap on Taxable...

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The polls are closed for the 2018 primary and many APAC supported candidates will be on the ballot in the November election. Out of 40 supported...

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By Diane Sears “What brought you to us today?” That might seem like a simple question, but … it’s complicated. When...

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By Mary Shanklin From managing social media reviews to introducing bike shares, some of multifamily’s fastest emerging ideas are being...

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At the heart of every apartment community is the residents who call it home, and at the heart of every property owner should be the safety of their...

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By Lori Trainer, CAM, CAPS Pinnacle In just a few short weeks, my term as president will come to a close and my successor will be sworn in at...

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When we bring out the best in our individual staff members, the entire team shines — including leaders. A quick search for “How to bring...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Members Urged to Support Affordable Housing Nominations for FAA Executive Committee, Hall of Fame Close...

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It might be hard to believe, but it is time to nominate FAA officers for the 2018-19 board year. Click to download the nomination document. The...

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FAA received a gold Excel award and three silver Excel awards from Association Media & Publishing, a professional organization for...

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What's New in the FAA Communities Can Get Help Becoming BearWise Nominations for FAA Executive Committee Now Open Floridian Crowned National...

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In this issue of Multifamily Florida Magazine: President's Message ...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Suppliers Learn to Maximize Opportunity Notables: Apartment Professionals on the Move Keynote Speakers Announced for...

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By Lori Trainer Pinnacle What do you think of when you hear the term “affordable housing”? Do you think of government assistance,...

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By Josh Gold, CAE, CMP FAA Executive Vice President For three days in late April, Florida Apartment Association staff and local affiliate...

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By Courtney Barnard FAA Government Affairs Director The Florida legislative sessions is 60 days long. It’s a small window of time for bills...

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Recent court rulings about whether a Florida resident can grow marijuana for his medical use have raised questions about potential impacts of...

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Behind the Bill
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By Randa Griffin When Gov. Rick Scott signed House Bill 529 on April 6, he signed one of the Florida Apartment Association’s priority...

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The Florida Apartment Association is thrilled to be a finalist in four categories of Association Media & Publishing’s EXCEL Awards. FAA...

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What's New in the FAA New Feature to Spotlight Apartment Professionals on the Move Keynote Speakers Announced for 2018 FAA Annual Conference &...

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Breaking News: Governor Scott signs HB 529 into law. FAA priority legislation protecting the doorstep waste collection industry has passed its final...

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The 2018 FAA End of Session Update Call audio is available on SoundCloud. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser:...

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What's New in the FAA Considering a Smoke-Free Policy? Property Managers Share Top 5 Tips Keynote Speakers Announced for 2018 FAA Annual...

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In this issue of Multifamily Florida Magazine: Be Prepared to Lend a Hand Promoting a Policy of Transparency Advocacy, Education Take Center...

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Sunday, March 11, marked the end of the eighth and final week of Florida’s legislative session. The legislature adjourned at 4:16 pm on Sunday...

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By Josh Gold, CAE, CMP FAA Executive Vice President Since the Enron debacle and accounting scandals near the turn of this century, it’s...

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By Wendy Annunziata At the Mission Springs Apartments, Hurricane Irma toppled trees, damaged roofs, and opened up a car-sized sinkhole...

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By Randa Griffin More than 160 members of the Florida Apartment Association gathered in Tallahassee for three days of meetings, education, and...

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By Lori Trainer Pinnacle Disasters like the hurricanes that hit Florida and other parts of the United States last year bring to light the...

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Friday, March 2, marked the end of the seventh week of the legislative session. Here is a summary of what happened in Tallahassee since our last...

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Celebrate and support APAC while enjoying a private VIP cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway at Boca Raton. Guests will enjoy a full dinner, open...

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What's New in the FAA Keynote Speakers Announced for 2018 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show FAA Board of Directors Update FAA to Host...

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Friday, February 23, marked the end of the sixth week of legislative session. Here is a summary of what happened in Tallahassee since our last...

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Friday, February 16, marks the end of the fifth week of legislative session. Here is an update of what happened in Tallahassee since our last...

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The 2018 FAA Mid-Session Update Call audio is available on SoundCloud. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser:...

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Wednesday, February 7 marks the midpoint of the legislative session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment industry are on the...

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APAC FAQs
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For information on what APAC is all about, please see the APAC Frequently Asked Questions Document. Or copy and paste this link into your browser:...

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Click here for full online E-Newsletter What's New in the FAA FAA Ready to Advocate for 2018 Legislative Priorities Three...

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Friday, January 19 marked the end of the second week of legislative session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment industry are on...

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2018 Legislative Session Week One Update Friday, January 12 marked the end of the first week of legislative session. Many bills that could...

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Call audio is available on SoundCloud. You can also copy and paste this link into your browser: ...

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Click here for full online E-Newsletter What's New in the FAA FAA Supports Residential Property Management Scholarship Fund FAA Committees Now...

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The 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities and Exhibitor Prospectus is now available online. The prospectus includes a wide variety of ways to reach your...

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By Josh Gold, CAE, CMP FAA Executive Vice President If you’re like many people, this time of year is about making resolutions....

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By Dan Tracy The economy has worked in favor of Florida’s multifamily housing industry pretty much since the Great Recession of 2007-08 by...

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By Dan Tracy Renting apartments and keeping them filled can be easy, as long as you are willing to work really hard and do stuff nobody else...

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BY LORI TRAINER PINNACLE Serving as the president of the Florida Apartment Association is an honor and a privilege that I do not take lightly....

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In this issue of Multifamily Florida magazine: Presidents Message: Be a Part; Growing Together Resolve to be Involved Numbers say rents...

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Click here for full online E-Newsletter What's New in the FAA FAA Supports Residential Property Management Scholarship Fund FAA Committees Now...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Installs 2017-2018 Executive Committee Florida Multifamily Rental Market Strong, But Faces Likely Slowdown Discounted...

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What's New in the FAA Hurricane Irma: How to Get or Give Help 2018 Leadership Lyceum Nominations Now Open Register to Be Heard on Legislative...

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The thoughts and prayers of FAA leaders, members, and staff are with all who are dealing with the effects of Hurricane Irma, especially those who...

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In this issue of Multifamily Florida magazine: Property Makeover Certifiably Green Shifting Demographics Best Face Forward President's...

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By Diane Sears Shifts in Florida’s demographics are leading to big changes in the multifamily housing market, and proactive communities can...

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If you’ve ever come back from vacation to overflowing email or a stack of mail and other documents on your desk, you might understand why half...

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By Trish Harris Whether you manage one community or oversee a portfolio, chances are you already juggle plenty of priorities and have never given...

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By Wendy Annunziata The website for Urban Place Apartments in Tampa features a pop-up screen that flashes the following message to prospective...

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By Shawn Wingate It’s hard to believe that my term as president of the Florida Apartment Association is coming to an end. Looking back over...

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Hurricane Irma Recovery Resources As Florida recovers from the impact of Hurricane Irma, here are some resources compiled by FAA staff. These...

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Hurricane Advisory As Florida closely watches Hurricane Irma, multifamily owners and managers have a unique challenge to provide information and...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Members to Set 2018 Platform Share Your Thoughts, Win a Prize Register by September 27 for the 2017 FAA Annual Conference...

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What's New in the FAA Latest 'Multifamily Florida' Features Annual Legislative & Legal Updates Last Call for Nominations for Executive...

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The creamy marble halls and brass wall sconces of the state Capitol building may not look like a battleground, but make no mistake: The 60 days of...

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By Alexis Vilaboy When you think of mold, do you imagine a relentless, living growth set on taking over multiple apartment units and draining your...

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In this issue of Multifamily Florida magazine: President's Message: Harness the Power of Your Voice FAA Update: Make the Most of FAA's New...

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Advocacy comes in many forms. As parents, we advocate for our children to receive the best possible care and education. As professionals, we...

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It’s out with the old and in with the new at FAA, digitally speaking. Our new website and member database are now fully live at faahq.org. If...

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What's New in the FAA Nominations for Executive Committee, Hall of Fame Due August 1 Register Now for the Best Pricing for 2017 FAA Annual...

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What's New in the FAA Register Now for the Best Pricing for 2017 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show Create a Profile and Log-in at FAA's New...

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It’s Cinco De Mayo and what should be the last day of the Florida legislative session. The 60-day session has been extended until at least...

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FAA's website has a brand new look and updated technology in an effort to better serve all our members. To get the most out of your member...

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This week marked the end of the eighth week of legislative session; there are only 7 days until the end of the 60-day legislative session. Many...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Launches New and Improved Website Suppliers: Stand Out with an Enhanced Business Listing Celebrate APAC with Food,...

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This week marked the end of the seventh week of legislative session, there are only 14 days until the end of the 60-day legislative session. Many...

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This week marked the end of the sixth week of legislative session, and there are only 21 days until sine die. Many bills that could potentially...

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This week marked the end of the fifth week of legislative session, we are nearing the final countdown of the 60-day session. Many bills that could...

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This week marked the end of the fourth week of legislative session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment industry are on the move....

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This week marked the end of the third week of legislative session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment industry are on the move!...

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What's New in the FAA Kicking the Habit One Community at a Time: Going Smoke-Free Takes a Concerted Effort Keynote Speakers for FAA Annual...

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By Diane Sears The resident comes home from a business trip, and right away it’s evident something is wrong. Very wrong. There’s water...

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Escape the Everyday through Teamwork By Josh Gold, CAE, CMP FAA Executive Vice President Picture yourself and a group of friends and colleagues...

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By Shawn Wingate Richman Property Services Inc. During Module I of the 2017 FAA Leadership Lyceum program, one of the students shared a favorite...

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Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the first quarter, 2017, issue of Multifamily Florida magazine. By Darren J. Ayoub ...

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In this issue of Multifamily Florida magazine: Tech Trends Legislative Conference Report Fair-Housing Remedies President's Message: Those Who Can,...

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What's New in the FAA Keynote Speakers for FAA Annual Conference Announced New Dates for May Board and PSC Meetings, Lyceum Module FAA Leadership...

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Florida Apartment Association Maintenance Legislation FAQs Information on HB 535 for the Apartment Industry 1) Why was this legislation...

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Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund Background: The Sadowski Act passed in 1992, creating a dedicated revenue source to fund Florida’s...

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Save the Non-Homestead Property Assessment Cap Background: In 2007, the Florida Legislature proposed constitutional Amendment 1, also known as the...

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Background: The Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) and the Florida Fair Housing Act protect persons from discrimination based on several factors such...

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What's New in the FAA Cavarretta Scholarships Awarded to 2017 Leadership Lyceum Students FAA Members to Share 3 Priority Issues with...

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FAA News: Sadowski Funds at Work SAIL Program Helps Fill Multifamily Housing Gaps By Wendy Annunziata The Viridian apartment community in St....

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What's New in the FAA Refunds Processed for 2016 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show Legislative Conference Registration Is Open Sponsorship...

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Shining a Spotlight on Our People, Purpose, Passion By Josh Gold, CAE, CMP FAA Executive Vice President The theme of the 2016 FAA Annual...

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By Shawn WingateRichman Property Services Inc. "Change is the only constant in life." — Heraclitus, Greek philosopher If there’s one...

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In this edition of Multifamily Florida Magazine: Giving Back Clearing the Air FAA News President's Message: Changing for the Better FAA...

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What's New in the FAA Legislative Conference Registration Is Open Leadership Lyceum Slots Still Available Discounted 2017 NAA Education...

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What's New in the FAA 2016 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show Cancellation Update FAA Installs 2016-2017 Executive Committee 2017 FAA Annual...

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What's New in the FAA FAA to Honor Volunteers of the Year, Hall of Fame Inductees New Pricing Structure Announced for FAA Lease Wine Tasting Will...

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In this edition of Multifamily Florida Magazine: Special Report: Staffing Rx Hiring and Keeping The Best Talent Staying Power Fixin' To...

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What's New in the FAA New Pricing Structure Announced for FAA Lease Numbers Talk: But What They Are Saying? Zika Advisory: CDC Guidelines Can...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Wins 2 National Awards for Legislative Efforts Conference Session Focuses on Doing Well by Doing Good Nominations for...

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What's New in the FAA Nominations for Executive Committee, Hall of Fame Due August 1 Time Is Running Out for Early Bird Discount on 2016 FAA...

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In this edition of Multifamily Florida Magazine: Yearly Report: Legislative and Legal Updates Legislative Advocacy Leads to Maintenance...

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What's New in the FAA Board of Directors Approves Changes to Bylaws Registration Now Open for 2016 FAA Annual Conference & Trade...

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What's New in the FAA Registration Now Open for 2016 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show APAC Contributions Support Legislative...

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Breaking Legislative News: FAA Maintenance Bill Passes House and Senate Bill Awaiting Signature of Gov. Rick Scott By Courtney Barnard A bill...

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What's New in the FAA Closing Keynote Speaker Announced for 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show Legislative Update Limited Number of...

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In this edition of Multifamily Florida Magazine: Apartment Communities Go On A HealthKick: Today's Healthy Amenities Run The Gamut 2016...

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Florida's 2016 legislative session has come to a close as both chambers declared sine die on Friday evening. It has been a whirlwind 60 days of...

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Last week marked the end of the seventh week of session. There are only a few days left before the end of session on March 11. Many bills that could...

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What's New in the FAA Keynote Speaker Announced for 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show Celebration of Life to Remember Former FAA Leader...

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FAA Legislative Update: Week Six Last week marked the end of the sixth week of session. There are only two weeks left before the end of session on...

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FAA Legislative Update: Week Five Last week marked the end of the fifth week of session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment...

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Last week marked the end of the fourth week of session, as well as the halfway point of the 60-day session. Many bills that could potentially affect...

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The Florida legislative session is in full swing. This past week marked the end of the third week of session, as well as the FAA annual Legislative...

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What's New in the FAA MAA Becomes 1st Diamond Level APAC Investor Cavarretta Scholarships Awarded to 2016 Lyceum Students Discounted 2016 NAA...

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FAA Sets Legislative Priorities, Plans Statehouse Visits:Members of the Florida Apartment Association established four 2016 priorities at their...

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What's New in the FAA Discounted 2016 NAA Education Conference Registrations Available Now FAA Sets Platform, Plans Statehouse Visits Legislative...

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In this edition of Multifamily Florida Magazine: Growth Continues in Multifamily - But For How Long? Legislative Update: FAA Sets Platform,...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Sets Platform, Plans Statehouse Visits Legislative Days Registration Is Open FCAA Gathers Food for Needy AAGO...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Launches Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing Program and Certification, Plans Additional Presentations Pre-Legislative...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Prepares to Launch Smoke-Free Multifamily Housing Program FAA Board Member Addresses Rent Theft Issue It's Not Too Late...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Attends BCMHA 'Cruise out of Summer and Sail into Fall' Trade Show Register Now: This Could Be FAA's Biggest Conference...

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What's New in the FAA Cavarretta Scholarship Program Established APAC Campus Challenge is Just Around the Corner What's New Around the State Market...

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In this edition of Multifamily Florida Magazine: Target Your Market Lease It Like A Lease-Up Hyperlocal Mobile Marketing Legislative Update: Fair...

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What's New in the FAA Introducing 'Florida APTitudes' Legislative and APAC Update What's New Around the State Market Report What's New...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Highlighted in Units Magazine 'Naked Negotiating' Seminar Offered to PSC Members Registration Open for 2015 Annual...

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Florida's 2015 legislative session has come to a close as both chambers have declared sine die after a whirlwind 60 days of session. FAA can claim...

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Legislative Session is in its final week! The last day of legislative session is May 1, 2015. Here are all the important movements on FAA's priority...

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We have just finished week seven of legislative session and we down to the final two weeks! Here are all the important movements on FAA's priority...

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We have just finished week six of legislative session and we are on the countdown to the final stretch! Here are all the important movements on...

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We have just finished week five of legislative session and although it was a short week for lawmakers, there was movement on three issues important...

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What's New in the FAA 3 Bills Important to Multifamily Industry Pass State Legislature; Maintenance Exemption Tabled Teams to Take 'Campus...

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In this edition of Multifamily Florida Magazine: 2015 Session Delivers Wins Despite Challenges Protect Your Community: Keep Up With Fair Housing...

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Legislative session is almost halfway over and FAA's priorities are moving full steam ahead. Here is an update of ourprogress in Tallahassee this...

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We just finished the third week of legislative session and FAA can already claim two legislative victories! There was not much movement of FAA's...

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We just finished the second week of legislative session and many bills affecting our industry are on the move! Here is an update of what happened in...

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The 2015 Legislative Session has begun; for the next 60 days FAA will be working with lawmakers to advocate for the multifamily industry and to...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Delegation Meets with Members of Congress Early Wins in 2015 Legislative Session Benefit Affordable Housing Funds, Fair...

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What's New in the FAA Annual Conference to Feature Bobby Bowden as Keynote FAA Members Meet with Legislators to Advocate on Key Priorities FAA...

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What's New in the FAA FAA Joins Successful Push to Save Terrorism Risk Insurance Program FAA Announces Priorities for 2015 State Legislative...

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In this edition of Multifamily Florida Magazine: An Ounce of Prevention: An Organized System for Maintenance Saves Time, Trouble, and Money...

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For a complete and comprehensive list of all past FAA e-newsletters from June 2010 to today, please visit our Florida APTitudes page.

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