August 2017 E-Newsletter


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 & Trade Show

Create a Profile and a Login at FAA's New and Improved Website

Notice of Meeting

What's New Nationally

Rents and Occupancy Stabilize Thanks to Fewer Deliveries and Tight Housing Market

Apartment Industry Provides Congress with Housing Affordability Solutions

Amazon Launches New Hub for Apartment Firms

Aptly Speaking Blog: "My RPM Story" – Kristin Pittro

Supplier Updates

Stand Out with an Enhanced Business Listing


FAA Members to Set 2018 Platform

Register today to attend the annual FAA legislative platform meeting on October 11. By attending you make your voice heard, and help determine FAA's legislative priorities for the coming year.

At the platform meeting you can learn about FAA's advocacy history and how to become involved in the FAA legislative and APAC committees, as well as recent legislative issues, APAC goals and totals, and plans for the 2018 Legislative Conference. When you register you will receive a link to a survey about the issues that are most important to you.

FAA lobbyist Kelly Mallette and government affairs director Courtney Barnard will discuss possible 2018 legislative issues and the upcoming midterm election. The meeting will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Grand Republic Ballrooms C & D.

If you are unable to attend the platform meeting but would like to share your thoughts about issues, send an email to

Share Your Thoughts, Win a Prize

Tell FAA what your think about Multifamily Florida and other FAA communications by taking a brief survey. Respondents who provide contact information will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card. 

If you missed the summer issue of Multifamily Florida, you can read a report on the 2017 Florida Legislative Session and other select articles online now. You may also view the entire digital version here.

If you did not receive a print magazine and would like to in the future, please view your profile on our website and update your mailing address if needed. Read more about how to create a log-in and update your profile.

Register by September 27 for the 2017 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Leave the bug spray and tent at home, but don't forget to bring your energy and excitement to this year's FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show. Camp FAA is bringing the adventure to Disney's Contemporary Resort, October 11-13. Get ready to soak in the expertise and bond with 1,500 of your colleagues.

You'll get to gather 'round the keynote speakers, including a Disney Institute speaker who will share insights into Disney's service philosophy and how Disney principles can be adapted for the unique needs of any organization. The closing keynote speaker is Yvonne Camus, who proves to her listeners that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things because she did just that when she and her team successfully completed Discovery Channel's Eco Challenge adventure race.

Sessions in between cover a range of topics from leasing to leadership, to updates on multifamily trends and legislative issues. Decide now how your troop will divvy up the sessions to cover the most ground.

Register online by September 27 for the best price. Registrations will be accepted on-site at an additional cost.

When you register online, be sure to log in to receive member pricing. You must have a profile on FAA's new website in order to log in as a member.

To review the registration brochure, click here.

P.S. Tickets are SOLD OUT for Food, Wine, & Fireworks, An APAC Celebration at Epcot. Tickets are still available for a wine tasting to raise money for the Nan Cavarretta Memorial Scholarship Fund. Your ticket includes a wine tasting with a sommelier and a commemorative wine glass. The fundraiser is sponsored in part by Invisible Waste Services. You may purchase a ticket when you register for the conference or separately.

Create a Profile and a Login at FAA's New and Improved Website

FAA's website has a brand new look and updated technology in an effort to better serve all our members.

In order to get the most out of your member experience, you will need to create a new login. With your login, you will be able to:

  • Register for events and classes.
  • Update your profile information to include a photo, bio, and other marketing details.
  • Track event attendance.
  • View and pay company invoices (for company management users).
  • and more!

In order to create your new login, please complete the steps below.

  • If your company is already a member of a local affiliate:
  • Click "Join" in the top right corner of the home page.
  • Choose "Create An Account."
  • Agree to the terms and conditions.
  • Enter your email and select a password.

Note: You also have the option to log in via your Facebook or Google Account. This does not allow us to log in to your social networks!

If your company is ready to join a local affiliate:

We are excited to have you as a new member! If you are an employee of an apartment community, management company, or supplier company that is NOT currently a member, we invite you to join one of our 11 local affiliates across the state of Florida. Joining a local affiliate automatically includes membership in FAA and in the National Apartment Association (NAA). To get started:

  • Click "Join" in the top right corner.
  • Choose "Become a Member."
  • On the map, click on your local affiliate to join.

We hope you enjoy all that our new website has to offer! If you have questions or concerns, please call 407-960-2910 or email

Notice of Meeting

The annual meeting of the membership of the Florida Apartment Association shall take place concurrently with the FAA Board of Directors meeting on October 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the Grand Republic Ballroom B at Disney's Contemporary Resort, 4600 North World Drive, Orlando, FL 32830. This notice is hereby given more than 30 days in advance of the meeting, in compliance with FAA Bylaws Article VIII, Section 2, and Article XIV, Section 2.

Supplier Updates

Stand Out with an Enhanced Business Listing

A more robust and comprehensive supplier directory has replaced the old PSC Buyers Guide, which in many cases only included one company under a specific category. In the new digital directory, every supplier member will be offered a basic listing with contact information and will have the opportunity to purchase an enhanced listing for $250. The enhanced listing will include premium placement, a company description, contact information, a link to your website, and social media feeds.

The supplier directory is just one of the many new features on the recently launched FAA website. To get the most out of the website, you will need to create an account (see related article in this issue).

Check out the new FAA Supplier Directory, a valuable resource for apartment communities and management companies seeking products and services.

To stand out with an enhanced business listing in FAA's supplier directory, purchase yours today.