FAA APTitudes Newsletter
December 2018 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
FAA has awarded the Nan Cavarretta Memorial Scholarship to Brianne Kocher of North Central Florida Apartment Association and Beth Lakin of First Coast Apartment Association to enable them to participate in the 2019 FAA Leadership Lyceum program. 
The FAA Executive Committee and the FAA Board of Directors have established a new Emerging Leaders scholarship that will commence in 2019. The scholarship will be awarded to one recipient to assist financially with attending the NAA Advocate Conference in Washington, D.C.
Network with your peers while enjoying a reception and dinner at RPM Italian at the NAA Advocate Conference Florida Delegation Dinner. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, to reserve your spot. 
FAA members can purchase a discounted registration for the NAA Apartmentalize Conference, which takes place June 26-29, 2019, 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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Switch Electric
Switch Electric is a full service licensed Electrical Contractor specializing in Multi-Family industry. Service area includes the whole state of Florida with focus on the Tampa/Orlando markets. We stock materials for properties such as common area bulbs and ballasts, main breakers and meter bank parts for immediate response day or night. We service pole mounted lighting systems, sports court lighting, parking lot & street lighting. Available 24/7 @ 1-800-929-5035.
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The 2019 FAA Legislative Conference will take place Feb. 5-6, 2019, at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, Florida. 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.
If you missed any issues of Florida APTitudes or Multifamily Florida, visit our website at faahq.org/news/e-newsletter or faahq.org/news/magazine. After you catch up on back issues, take a brief survey and be entered to win a $100 gift card!
Driveway Maintenance Inc
What's New Nationally
Opportunity zones were created by the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in late 2017. This new program was added to the tax code to encourage economic development in low-income communities while providing tax deferment incentives for investors that have unrealized capital gains. 
NAA/NMHC applaud the recent guidance issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) limiting the Obama administration’s expansive definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). This reasonable reform will remove significant barriers to the operation and development of apartment communities.
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Registration is now open for several NAA upcoming events: CampusConnex, Advocate, and Apartmentalize. 
From medical marijuana and fair housing to fraudulent applications, here are NAA's top five stories to help you more effectively do your job in 2019.
Playmore Recreational Products & Services
Fitrev Inc
Supplier Updates
Plan now for the 2019 Florida Apartment Association Annual Conference & Trade Show — Beyond Orbit: Infinity Possibilities, Oct. 2-4, 2019, at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida.  
Save the Date: 
Monday, Feb. 4, 2019
5 p.m. – 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.
Upcoming Events



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