FAA APTitudes Newsletter
 
October 2017 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
The 2017-2018 Executive Committee slate of officers was presented at FAA's annual meeting on October 11, 2017, and was approved by the board of directors. Officers were sworn in on October 13.
 
Florida’s multifamily rental market has outpaced much of the nation in occupancy and new construction during recent years, but some tough times may be in the offing, attendees learned at the 2017 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
 
Management members of the Florida Apartment Association are eligible for a discounted registration fee of $700 to the 2018 NAA Apartmentalize, formerly the NAA Education Conference & Exposition.
 
FAA management members who are interested in becoming FAA leaders can ask their local affiliate executive to nominate them for the 2018 FAA Leadership Lyceum program. All supplier slots have been filled.
 
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Register now to join your peers and advocate for Florida's multifamily industry at the 2018 FAA Legislative Conference January 30-31.
 
Take a brief survey and be entered to win a $100 gift card!
 
FAA's website has a brand new look and updated technology in an effort to better serve all of our members. In order to get the most out of your member experience, you will need to create a new login.
 
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What's New Nationally
If you a take a tour of new apartments in major cities, you might see some crazy amenities. Climbing walls, bicycle ramps, pet salons and even chicken coops have made their way into the industry’s newest offerings.
 
If the market is really in the past-peak rent-growth stage, as Sandi Dumas, Director of Operations at Cardinal Management Group, said at Maximize in Austin, renewals will take on even greater importance in the coming years.
 
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Renters Legal Liability (RLLĀ®), offers a risk management tool which provides owners/managers, with a property damage liability waiver for losses caused negligently by residents, for 5 named perils. By requiring property damage liability, owners/managers are seeing benefits to their communities and reductions to their P&C loss ratios. RLL has assisted countless clients in achieving this goal. RLL addresses administration, tracking, and compliance of units with the PDLW (Property Damage Liability Waiver) or HO-4 (Renters Insurance) Policies. RLL can interface with many current property management software systems, making integration seamless.
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Airbnb will open its first home-sharing community next year in Kissimmee, just outside of Orlando, creating greater buzz and controversy about how short-term rentals could impact apartment management. Working with Miami-based developer Newgard Development Group, Airbnb is designing a 324-unit apartment building that will carry the Airbnb name. The project, which has been in the works for the last year and a half, is scheduled to open Q1 2018.
 
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Supplier Updates
Next year’s FAA Annual Conference and Trade Show will be here before you know it! To that end, we’re providing you with the information you need to make your exhibiting/sponsorship decision earlier than ever before.
 
FAA's Product/Service Council members elected officers for 2017-2018 on October 11.
 
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.
 
 

 

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