October 2018 E-Newsletter


What's New in the FAA

NAA Chairman Installs 2019 FAA Executive Committee

FAA Releases Compensation and Benefits Reports

FAA Supports Amendment 2 to Save Cap on Taxable Property Values

FAA Issues Call for Presentations for 2019 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Registration Is Now Open for the 2019 FAA Legislative Conference

Did You Miss Something?

What's New Nationally

NAA’s Income & Expenses Survey: An Essential Budgeting Tool

Apartment Advocate: Property Tour Success: The Who, What, When, Where, and How of Getting a Congressperson on Your Property

Supplier Updates

2019 FAA Prospectus Is Now Available to Download Earlier Than Ever

Stand Out With an Enhanced Business Listing

Reach More Prospects With Year-Round Sponsorship Opportunities

Upcoming Events

2018-2019 FAA Events





NAA Chairman Installs 2019 FAA Executive Committee

NAA Chairman Jeff Lowry swore in the 2018-2019 FAA Executive Committee on Friday, October 5, at the 2018 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show closing celebration dinner.

Members of the new executive committee are: 

President -- Bonnie Smetzer, CPM, HCCP, partner and executive vice president, JMG Realty Inc.

Vice President -- Katie Wrenn, CAPS, director of training and development, WRH Realty Services Inc. 

Treasurer -- Kimberly Maggard, CAPS, CPO, vice president of operations, Royal American Management

Secretary -- Kristi Novak, regional property manager, The Altman Companies

Immediate Past President, Lori Trainer, CAM, CAPS, transition specialist, Pinnacle

AE Council Chairman -- Lindsey McClain, executive vice president, First Coast Apartment Association

Associates' Vice President -- Sabrina D'Ali-Mendoza, district general manager, CORT




FAA Releases Compensation and Benefits Reports

FAA recently completed research on average compensation and benefits for multifamily professionals across Florida and within each of its 10 local affiliate regions. 

The statewide 2018 Florida Apartment Association Compensation & Benefits Report includes data from 28 multifamily management companies representing more than 182,000 units — nearly one-third of the entire FAA membership. Base compensation and bonus information is provided for job titles from supervisors of regional property managers to leasing agents, as well as for maintenance professionals. 

Regional reports are available for each of FAA’s 10 local affiliate associations -- including SWFAA. Visit faahq.org/research for more information and to purchase your report(s).




FAA Issues Call for Presentations for 2019 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show

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

Event Details

The 2019 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show gathers multifamily industry professionals from across the state to engage in three days of educational sessions and events. The conference will take place October 2-4 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Fla.

Conference attendees include property managers, leasing agents, executives and staff from management companies, maintenance professionals, and industry suppliers. Members attend to improve their careers through professional development and peer collaboration. This is your opportunity to showcase your ideas to your peers and potential clients!

What We’re Looking For

FAA is focused on how individuals and ­companies can stay relevant through professional growth and development, no matter their experience or career level. FAA wants to provide sessions with practical solutions to common challenges that will have long-term career value.

Sessions should focus on trends, technology, and techniques vetted by theory, research, and practice. All presentations should highlight one of our nine industry-specific categories:

Affordable Housing
Risk Management
Revenue Management
Property Management

Attendees should be able to return to their organizations with a fresh perspective and the ability to implement change based on the knowledge they’ve gained through each session.

Supplier companies are encouraged to participate, but may not submit any promotional or advertising material. The proposed topic must be educational and relevant to the multifamily industry without explicitly promoting your company. In addition, supplier presentations should include one or more multifamily professionals to offer a management perspective.

Submission Process

All submissions for sessions and speaker proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on Friday November 30, 2018. Incomplete, late, or promotional submissions will not be considered.

Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

·        Relevance to multifamily housing industry

·        Intelligent and clearly articulated submission materials

·        Presenter/Speaker qualifications

·        Usefulness of information for attendees to apply to daily work life

·        Appropriateness to an advanced audience

Speakers will be selected and notified mid-February 2019. Selected presenters will be compensated with conference registration and housing accommodations. If you have any questions, contact Ralph Robinson at ralph@faahq.org or call FAA headquarters at 407-960-2910.

Click here to submit your proposal.




Did You Miss Something?

If you missed any issues of Florida APTitudes or Multifamily Florida, visit our website at faahq.org/news/e-newsletter or faahq.org/news/magazine.

After you catch up on back issues, tell FAA what you think by taking a brief survey. Respondents who provide contact information will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.  

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2019 FAA Prospectus Is Now Available to Download Earlier Than Ever

The 2019 FAA Prospectus describes sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show and beyond, and provides details for companies that wish to exhibit. The event will take place October 2-4, 2019, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.
The prospectus includes important dates to note, such as: 
February 8: Platinum/gold/silver sponsorship signed commitments are due.
March 15: Exhibit space selections begins for all 2018 exhibitors.
March 22: Exhibit space selection begins for all other suppliers. 
For details, download the prospectus at faahq.org/prospectus






Stand Out With an Enhanced Business Listing

A more robust and comprehensive supplier directory has replaced the old PSC Buyer's 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.

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.





Reach More Prospects With Year-Round Sponsorship Opportunities

FAA offers opportunities to reach prospects at events throughout the year. 

  • FAA Legislative Conference Reception and Briefing, February 4
  • FAA Board of Directors Meetings, February 5 and May 23
  • Leadership Lyceum Luncheons or Dinners, February 4, May 22, and August 22

Visit faahq.org/sponsorships for more information or email ralph@faahq.org