FAA APTitudes Newsletter
November 2018 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
FAA is happy to welcome Amanda Gill as the new government affairs director. 
Network with your peers while enjoying a reception and dinner at RPM Italian at the NAA Advocate Conference Florida Delegation Dinner. RSVP by Monday, February 25, 2019 to reserve your spot. 
Since FAA began the Leadership Lyceum course in 2009, more than 180 students have
graduated. Three 2018 graduates shared their thoughts on the experience.
FAA members can purchase a discounted registration for the NAA Apartmentalize Conference, which takes place June 26-29 in Denver. Click "Learn More" to download a registration form. Email rona@faahq.org if you have questions or require assistance. 
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The Florida Apartment Association is seeking educational session proposals for the 2019 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show. FAA wants to provide its members with educational and innovative speaker sessions that will actively engage and inform members. Speakers and sessions should stimulate discussions and address topics that directly impact members and all aspects of the multifamily industry.
The 2019 FAA Legislative Conference will take place February 5 and 6 at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee. Registration is now open online at www.faahq.org/events/2019-legislative-conference.
Twenty-eight companies representing 733 properties and 182,602 units took part in a 2018 study of compensation and benefits currently being paid to multifamily management and maintenance professionals across Florida. The survey sample represents 29 percent of Florida’s apartment industry.
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What's New Nationally
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By hosting regularly scheduled community events brimming with “great food” and making an effort to greet each resident by their name, apartment operators can earn great reviews.
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What's New Around the State
Florida state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) filed legislation (FL SB70 (19R)) last week that would add the State Housing Trust Fund and Local Government Trust Fund to the list of funds that can't be raided to help pay for other areas of the budget, according to Politico.
Hurricane Michael devastated the local real estate market in Bay County but real estate agents agree, down the line a robust market is going to develop — the best the county has seen in years, reports the Northwest Florida Daily News. 
As the economy has recovered, affordable housing is again an issue in many parts of Florida, according to Florida Trend. 
Supplier Updates
Plan now for the 2019 Florida Apartment Association Annual Conference & Trade Show — Beyond Orbit: Infinity Possibilities, October 2-4 at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.  
Save the Date: 
Monday, February 4, 2019
5 – 6 p.m.
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.
FAA offers opportunities to reach prospects at events throughout the year.
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