FAA APTitudes Newsletter
February 2016 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
Alex Sheen, founder of "because I said I would," an international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept, will be the opening keynote speaker at FAA's 2016 Annual Conference & Trade Show.
Marjorie Cook, who served as FAA's executive vice president from 1996 to 2014, died on Saturday, February 20, 2016, after a long illness. Her family is planning a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 5.
Last week marked the end of the fifth week of session. Many bills that could potentially affect the apartment industry are on the move! Here is an update of what happened in Tallahassee last week.
Management members of the Florida Apartment Association are eligible for a discounted registration fee of $625 to the 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in San Francisco.
The Liberty Group
Cardillo Law Firm
What's New Nationally
Charlotte, N.C., housing code states that landlords can’t collect rent on apartment homes that are in violation of building codes. But the law is written so vaguely that people may read it as meaning they do not have to pay rent while an apartment home is in disrepair — and they may end up getting evicted as a result of nonpayment.
Lifestyle Flooring, Inc
Freddie Mac
Naylor Association Solutions
What's New Around the State
Highlights of Multifamily Housing Deals and Projects Around Florida
On March 8th and 9th NAA will host its annual Capitol Conference and bring before Congress some of our most important issues. I say some because there are of course many, many concerns about which we would love to bend a Representative or Senator’s ear. To really be effective, however, we have to hone in on a couple of topics.
Joe Scarborough, former member of Congress and current host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, will deliver the keynote address at the Capitol Conference at 3:15 p.m. on March 8. The following day, NAA members will visit congressional offices with the goal of reaching all 535 on Lobby Day.
Supplier Updates
Commit to a platinum sponsorship of $10,000 or more and select your opportunities next month.
Members of FAA's Product/Service Council are invited to join memory expert and author Paul Mellor as he shares time-tested techniques for recalling names and faces, facts and figures, and more.
Mark your calendar for 2016 meetings.



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