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The Importance of Mentorships
The Importance of Mentorships

The right mentor at the right moment can change the trajectory of a life! When an individual has the desire and the will to get to the next level, it’s a mentor that can step in to light the path and show them the way. Do you remember the first time that someone closed a door in... Continue Reading

by Jenny Jorgensen
01/6/2023


Congratulations! Mary Oldenburg
Congratulations! Mary Oldenburg

AAMD joins the Denver multifamily industry in congratulating Mary Oldenburg on her retirement! The moment Mary began her career in Denver, she immediately became involved with the Apartment Association, chairing nearly every committee at one time, and serving as the National Apartment... Continue Reading

01/6/2023


Getting Started with your Inclusion & Diversity Initiative
Getting Started with your Inclusion & Diversity Initiative

Practical Initiatives to Get Started On Here are four practical ideas to implement change that has a staying, powerful and longterm impact at your company: 1. Review Company Materials Your handbook, onboarding policies, websites/digital media, career development, hiring practices -... Continue Reading

11/4/2022


The (Not So) Scary Side of AAMD
The (Not So) Scary Side of AAMD

For the first five years of my career, I worked in student housing in Gainesville, Florida. Partly becauseI was young in my career and partly because Gainesville is a small town, I really had no idea how big the industry was that I was working in. It wasn’t until I moved to Denver in 2007... Continue Reading

by Amie Robertshaw
10/7/2022


Initiative Spotlight: Cardinal Group
Initiative Spotlight: Cardinal Group

Cardinal launched it’s DEI Council in the Summer of 2020. The purpose of the council is to ensure that all team members can bring their best true selves to work each day. The council seeks to empower each team member while elevating their voice in the future trajectory of the company... Continue Reading

10/7/2022


People-Meleon & The Art Of Matching Your Leasing Prospect
People-Meleon & The Art Of Matching Your Leasing Prospect

What are chameleons known for? Chameleons possess a host of physical adaptations which help them survive. Most notably, they are known for their swiveling eyes that help them pinpoint fast-moving prey and their color-changing skin helps them blend in, stand out to potential mates, and... Continue Reading

by Bob Donahue
09/12/2022


Don't Stop Believing in this Resilient Industry
Don't Stop Believing in this Resilient Industry

I spent a good deal of time over the last year or so trying to decide what my goals would be during my time as AAMD President. I actually spoke with several past presidents to gather their advice – and what I heard was fairly consistent – it was to narrow down my ideas to one or two... Continue Reading

by Amie Robertshaw
07/8/2022


Mentoring into New Dimensions (MIND)
Mentoring into New Dimensions (MIND)

On June 6, the Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD) launched Mentoring into New Dimensions (MIND), a mentorship initiative connecting young talent in the multifamily housing sector with industry veterans, helping them nurture the skills and confidence they need to succeed. Spearheaded by... Continue Reading

07/8/2022


Looking Back: A Year in Review
Looking Back: A Year in Review

"Life is not about finding our limitations; it’s about finding our infinity." – Herbie Hancock We have all found our infinity dealing with all that we have accomplished over the past two plus years with COVID. Navigating through COVID we all faced breakthroughs and setbacks. Each of... Continue Reading

by Angela Fletcher
06/3/2022


Putting Colorado Eviction Rates in Context
Putting Colorado Eviction Rates in Context

In August 2021, the Supreme Court’s rejection of the Biden Administration’s eviction moratorium provoked a wave of outrage from lawmakers, renter advocates and housing experts. ‘Millions of residents will be forced from their homes,’ they declared. ‘Prepare for an... Continue Reading

by Bobby Hutchinson
05/6/2022


UNSTOPPABLE SUCCESS: Remember The Past - Reimagine The Future
UNSTOPPABLE SUCCESS: Remember The Past - Reimagine The Future

Dr. Stevie Dawn Carter is a professional speaker, coach, and author based out of Mansfield, Texas, Dr. Stevie Dawn is addicted to success. As a 4-time business owner, Stevie Dawn has created multi-million dollar success in the areas of dance, corporate training, business, and coaching. As a... Continue Reading

04/8/2022


Windsor's Gio Ponce selected for NAA's 2022 Diversity Leadership Program
Windsor's Gio Ponce selected for NAA's 2022 Diversity Leadership Program

The National Apartment Association announced last month that Gio Ponce, Senior Property Manager for Windsor Communities, was selected for the 2022 NAA Diversity Leadership Program. The Diversity Leadership Program is a yearlong program where individuals will gain leadership experience through... Continue Reading

03/4/2022