Please join FAA as we travel to Tallahassee for the 2017 Legislative Conference February 7 and 8. Make plans to join your peers and friends from across the state as we team up again for our journey to the state capital. This annual visit is extremely important, as it helps secure our grassroots lobbying base and promote our industry's legislative priorities.
Registration fee of $115 includes the legislative briefing, reception, and dinner with guest speakers. Deadline for the conference registration and hotel room reservations is Tuesday, January 31 at 5 p.m. To register, print this PDF and either scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to FAA, 105 East Robinson Street, Suite 301, Orlando, FL 32801. An interactive PDF will be available on the website soon.
The room rate at the Hotel Duval, 415 N. Monroe St., is $189 plus $10 parking (if applicable).
Click here to make your room reservation or call 888-717-8854 and mention "Florida Apartment Association" to receive the discounted group rate.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
8:30 - 9:50 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting
10 - 11:30 a.m. APAC Board of Directors Meeting/Legislative Committee Meeting
11:45 - 12:45 p.m. AE Council Meeting
11:45 - 1 p.m. Lunch Provided by FAA
1 - 4 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
5 - 6 p.m. Reception
6 - 8:30 p.m. Legislative Briefing Dinner
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Legislative Office Visits
Please contact Courtney Barnard, FAA government affairs director, at email@example.com if you have any questions. See you in Tallahassee!
Multifamily management professionals who are interested in becoming FAA leaders can ask their local affiliate executive to nominate them for the 2017 FAA Leadership Lyceum program. All supplier slots for the 2017 Leadership Lyceum class have been filled.
The FAA Leadership Lyceum works to identify and develop a well-informed and highly motivated group of emerging multifamily housing leaders: people with a broad-based vision and strong commitment to the mission and strategic objectives of the Florida Apartment Association and its local associations.
Any FAA member may enroll in the course through their local association. Lyceum candidates are required to complete three classroom modules that are each five hours. They must attend one FAA Board of Directors meeting, one FAA Legislative Committee meeting, the FAA Legislative Conference, and the FAA Annual Education Conference. If you're interested in more information or want to enroll, please contact your local association.
Management members of the Florida Apartment Association are eligible for a discounted registration fee of $675 to the 2017 NAA Education Conference & Exposition.
The National Apartment Association (NAA) has approved a new unit-based pricing structure that will replace the current pricing structure for the FAA Lease (Click & Lease powered by Blue Moon Software). NAA will be transitioning to the new pricing structure in a manner similar to what the Texas Apartment Association did last year when it moved to unit-based pricing.
During the transitional year, we will operate on two systems: the per-unit pricing system for new sales and renewals (administered by NAA), and click-based pricing (administered by FAA). NAA’s new unit-based pricing structure will automatically be applied when a property renews its annual Blue Moon site license in 2017. Until a property transitions to the per-unit pricing structure, the property will continue to order clicks. NAA is working toward an option which will allow for properties to switch to the new per unit pricing structure before their annual Blue Moon license renewal date — more information on that will be shared as it becomes available.
The annual renewal fee for the units-based model is calculated using the following formulas:
Apartment Package (50 units or more per community):
Small Owner Package (fewer than 50 units per community):
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights of multifamily housing deals and projects around Florida. Send news of acquisitions, sales, building starts, and renovations to email@example.com.
11/17 Crimson Ventures acquires Pensacola apartments
Tennessee-based Crimson Ventures has announced that its joint venture partnership with Residential Investment Advisors of Lebanon has bought the 86-unit Hilburn Apartment Homes in Pensacola, for $3.9 million. Read more.
11/17 400 Apartments Proposed at Deerwood Park
A 400-unit apartment complex is in review for Deerwood Park on land owned by GuideWell Group Inc., the parent company of Florida Blue. Read more.
11/15 Insula Cos. Acquires Winter Park community
Sarasota-based Insula Cos. has reached the milestone of $100 million in property acquisitions this year with the recent purchase of Calibre Bend Apartments in Winter Park. The two-story, 212-unit property was purchased for $29 million. Read more.
11/20 Altman Borrows to Build Tampa-Area Property It May Sell to Lender
The Altman Companies of Boca Raton obtained an $18.7 million loan to build a multifamily housing complex in Tampa — and may sell the property to the lender as part of the deal. Atlanta-based Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (PAC) loaned the $18.7 million to Altman for its planned 392-unit multifamily housing complex, part of a master-planned community in Tampa called Wiregrass. Read more.
11/17 Preferred Apartment Communities Announces Investment in Multifamily Development in Tampa
Preferred Apartment Communities announced that it closed on a loan investment of up to approximately $18.7 million, in connection with The Altman Companies plans to develop a 392-unit multifamily community in Tampa. Read more here and here.
11/14 Greystar buys Henry Torres’ condo-turned-rental project in Little Havana for $89M
In one of Little Havana’s most expensive commercial deals in recent history, Greystar just paid $89 million for the Astor Companies’ newly built InTown apartment complex. Greystar’s purchase covers a pair of 15-story rental towers at 1900 Southwest Eighth St. in Miami that together house 312 units. Read more.
11/10 RAIT Financial sells Miami Gardens apartments for $36M
RAIT Financial Trust has sold a bulk apartment and condo property in Miami Gardens for $36.2 million to a private investor.The 347-unit deal includes 260 apartments and 87 condos within a 412-unit complex at 701 NW 210th St. and 21010 NW Seventh Ave. Read more.
11/20 National developer buys 14 acres, plans apartments near Germain Arena
Continental Properties, based in Wisconsin, has purchased 14 acres from the University Highland Limited Partnership near Miromar Outlets. The property is bound by Estero Parkway, Interstate 75 and Ben Hill Griffin Parkway.Property records show the land sold for $6.78 million. Read more.
11/15 TGM Associates Acquires 386-Unit Garden Style Apartment Community in Sarasota
TGM Associates announced the acquisition of TGM University Park, a garden style apartment community with 386 units in Sarasota, FL. The property, completed in two phases 1997 and 2001, is comprised of 19 residential buildings built on a 40.5 acre site. Read more.
Facebook is facing a potential class-action lawsuit on the grounds that the social networking site allows racial discrimination in housing and employment ads, violating the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Uncertainty dominated the commentary written by key real estate analysts trying to forecast how the apartment industry and economy overall will be affected by the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. President.
It’s time to Apartmentalize, which means taking your career, your team and your business to the next level. You can do it all at the apartment housing industry’s largest, most important annual gathering—the NAA Education Conference & Exposition — convening June 21-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Registration is now open.
Next year’s FAA Annual Conference and Trade Show will be here before you know it! To that end, we’re providing you with the information you need to make your exhibiting/sponsorship decision earlier than ever before.
Changes to enable all suppliers to Florida’s multifamily industry to be more engaged with FAA members will go into effect in January, 2017. The changes were approved by PSC members at a meeting in St. Augustine on May 5 and ratified by the FAA Board of Directors on May 6.
Members of the FAA Product/Service Council have approved a new structure that will expand opportunities for all suppliers as well as more effectively connect multifamily communities and management companies with their suppliers.
PSC past chairs and current officers met late last year and developed the plan that PSC members voted to approve May 5 at the Casa Monica Hotel. The vote was ratified by the FAA Board of Directors the following day.
Here are details of the plan, which goes into effect January 1, 2017: