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Sexual Harassment in Housing: How to avoid Fair Housing claims against maintenance staff
Sexual Harassment in Housing: How to avoid Fair Housing claims against maintenance staff

With so many stories concerning sexual harassment in the media today, it is important that housing professionals and maintenance staff have a heightened awareness of the current laws and the risks of certain conduct, ranging from inappropriate comments to outright sexual assault. The Fair Housing... Continue Reading

03/23/2018


Budget Agreement Extends Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives
Budget Agreement Extends Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives

As part of the budget agreement reached on February 7 to keep the government open, two tax incentives that support energy efficiency investments in apartments, which expired in 2016, were renewed through 2017.The Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction allows owners of buildings with four... Continue Reading

03/20/2018


How the Apartment Industry changed over the last 50 Years - An Interview
How the Apartment Industry changed over the last 50 Years - An Interview

Christopher Dean: The way we do business in the Apartment industry, our tools and resources etc. have obviously changed a lot over the course of 50 years. What are some of the significant changes, differences or trends that have been altered or don’t even exist anymore? Susan: A big one is... Continue Reading

03/12/2018


Switching from Maintenance Tech to Operations
Switching from Maintenance Tech to Operations

I’m an experienced maintenance tech. I recently became aware that my company is considering offering me a maintenance supervisor position. I’m pleased about the potential promotion, but I have been privately considering a changeover to operations. Operations appeals to me and I believe... Continue Reading

by Carol Levey
03/9/2018


What Lies Ahead for Fanny and Freddie?
What Lies Ahead for Fanny and Freddie?

Is 2018 the year that Congress finally passes housing finance reform and puts an end to the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Housing finance reform is at the forefront of a full slate of issues that Congress may tackle in 2018. Both the House and Senate are actively working on... Continue Reading

03/6/2018


How to Develop Leads Through Email Marketing
How to Develop Leads Through Email Marketing

In today’s complex digital landscape, email marketing is the most commonly used digital media marketing tactic. Currently, 3.3 billion people around the world have an email account, which is an astonishing number of potential leads, right at your fingertips. According to Blue Corona, 57% of... Continue Reading

by Ashley Tyndall
03/1/2018


The Way Things Work
The Way Things Work

When I first got started in the multifamily industry as a leasing consultant I thought I was going to be rock star. I really did. Prior to getting into multifamily housing I had a successful career sales management and I figured that would translate well into the multifamily industry. Wrong! I... Continue Reading

by Rommel Anacan
02/23/2018


Econ 2018 Kicks off AAMD’s 50th Anniversary
Econ 2018 Kicks off AAMD’s 50th Anniversary

The 2018 AAMD Economic Conference was the official kick of the Apartment Association’s 50th Anniversary, where over the course of the year several activities and celebrations are planned. The first ever “Golden Loyalty” Award was presented to Standard Interiors for 50 years of... Continue Reading

02/20/2018


2018 Inductees to the AAMD Hall of Fame Announced
2018 Inductees to the AAMD Hall of Fame Announced

AAMD is proud to announce the following industry icons and Association leaders as our 2018 inductees to the AAMD Hall of Fame. The following individuals will be inducted and recognized at June Awards on June 21, 2018 at the Hyatt DTC. Karen Gladney Pat Hutchison Rick Kanas Peter Kudla DJ... Continue Reading

02/14/2018


John O'Leary to Headline AAMD's Keynote Lunch
John O'Leary to Headline AAMD's Keynote Lunch

AAMD is proud to announce the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Education Conference and Trade Show, John O'Leary! John's book, "On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life" was an instant #1 National Bestseller with over 100,000 copies sold and translated into 12 languages. John has... Continue Reading

02/12/2018


Denver Rents Decrease, Vacancies Increase as Denver adds 13,000 new apartment homes
Denver Rents Decrease, Vacancies Increase as Denver adds 13,000 new apartment homes

Average rents in Denver fell for the second quarter in a row, dropping to $1,396 at the end of 2017 down from $1,420 three months prior. “After including average concessions valued at $65, the average effective rent for an apartment in Denver fell to $1,331 per month at the end of... Continue Reading

by Christopher Dean
01/19/2018


Find a Good Mentor and Work Your Heart Out for Them
Find a Good Mentor and Work Your Heart Out for Them

A parable is told of Arkad of Babylon. When his son reached adulthood and prepared to journey out into the world, Arkad gave the young man a bag of gold and a clay tablet containing the lessons Arkad had gained in his many years on earth. The son went forth and after ten years of toil,... Continue Reading

by Teo Nicolais
01/12/2018