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June 2015

Going Global

Going Global

June 2015 Issue

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Oh The Weather Outside Looks ...

Utility cost-conscious apartment owners are focused more than ever on conservation. Reducing water use typically appears near the top of their dashboard and many are finding ways to cut use through smart irrigation. Prometheus Real Estate Group passed $23,000 in...

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Fannie Mae: 'Green' Apts Earn Price Reduction

The Station House in Maplewood, N.J., became the first community to qualify for Fannie Mae’s Multifamily Green Building Certification Pricing Break during an April acquisition by Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI). Fannie Mae instituted the policy in February for multifamily...

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NAA Assumes Leadership Role on Several Timely Federal Issues

The NAA Government Affairs Department is now taking the lead on Copyright and Music Licensing, Employee Criminal Background Checks and Emotional Support Animals (such as companion animals). This is the first time that NAA has gained responsibility for Capitol Hill...

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John Tomlinson: Wearing Different Hats as Industry Advocate and Elected Official

John Tomlinson wears many hats around the City of Dana Point, Calif. As a third-generation owner of apartment housing, he serves as Vice President of the Legislative Council for the Apartment Association of Orange County (AAOC). He is also Dana...

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NAA Legislative Action Center

The Legislative Action Center is an advocacy tool that allows affiliates to send website-based messages immediately to their state legislators on pending issues important to the industry. IT’S FREE. As a NAA member, you can use this service as many...

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Education, Networking Top Membership Values

Networking, cost-saving ideas and dealing with regulatory burdens are among the primary reasons why national and regional apartment owners and managers commit fully to membership at their local apartment associations and NAA. Highlighting that value is a key component to...

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April Rent Growth Highest Since 2011

The U.S. apartment industry continues to exceed performance expectations, with real rent growth levels in April 2015 surpassing the cycle's previous peak set back in 2011, reports MPF Research, a division of RealPage. New highs in rent growth were seen...

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CoStar Acquires Apartment Finder

CoStar Group announced April 29 an agreement to acquire Apartment Finder and pair the apartment listing portal with CoStar’s Apartments.com service, operating the two as separate, complementary services, both powered by CoStar’s multifamily information. CoStar is buying the Apartment Finder...

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2015 NAHMA Affordable 100

How many housing units receive at least one form of federal subsidy in the United States today? The annual NAHMA Affordable 100 list provides this important data! THE NAHMA Affordable 100 comprises the largest affordable multifamily property management companies, ranked...

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Tapping Talent Hiring Military Career Changers

As the thriving residential property management (RPM) industry continues to grow, it can be challenging to find job candidates with the skills and experience needed for a successful RPM career. At Equity Residential, we’ve found a solution: Recruiting members of...

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Top 5 Features of RPMcareers.org!

Have you explored RPMcareers.org yet? This new website, developed by the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI), is designed to promote our industry and drive qualified job candidates to our doors-particularly recent college graduates, career changers and those in the military community...

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