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April 2015 In This Issue
Statewide News
Industry News
Industry Events and Education
Local Chapter Updates
First Atlantic Restoration Inc
Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions
Belfor USA
Statewide News
Please take a few minutes to complete this short 5 minute survey. Results will be presented during Lauren Curley's sessions at the 2015 VAMA Conference.
BRAC teams up with UVA to improve safety around campus.
Part of that plan is looking at enrollment growth’s effects on Blacksburg, Sands said. Another part is to further analyze demographic data that shows high school enrollment in Virginia remaining essentially flat for the next 15 years.
What's the risk - a common sense approach to managing risk.
Maxing Out Your Maintenance

Maintenance related complaints and disappointments have remained one of the top 5 concerns on resident surveys and on line websites for over 5 years straight (1). Be it slow, inaccurate, dirty or non-existent maintenance is a top reason why people are leaving communities and looking for ‘where the grass may be greener.’ Maintenance will make you a property management hero or can be a thorn in your side that you just can’t pull out. No matter how many bells and whistles we add to apartments or amenities we offer quality in servicing our clients’ maintenance MUST be a top concern of any property management organization. So, what are the secrets to maximizing our maintenance teams? How can we ensure that the quality of the work is one that satisfies the customer while maintaining the value of the asset? Are you doing all you can do maximize the key players on your team both inside and outside of the office?
It’s All About The People

Leah Brewer, NALP, CAM, "The Leasing Queen", will be presenting the sessions "Over the Rainbow Marketing Ideas" and "The Art of Hiring a Superior Leasing Specialist" at the VAMA 2015 Conference, on Friday, 4/17.
CVAA would like to remind all of our readers in the Richmond region to register your Kindergartner on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
Industry News
To support the NAA Network’s growth and strengthen its relationship with affiliates, NAA has also unveiled its second annual Affiliate Membership Challenge. Last year’s inaugural 2014 Affiliate Membership Challenge provided a fun and creative way for NAA to energize its membership and staff. Affiliates actively recruited non-member properties and companies in their local areas, growing their membership base and earning thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes along the way.
Multifamily Market Still Strong, Says Freddie Mac

Digested from "Freddie Mac Forecasts Strong Year for Multifamily Markets"
As generation Z begins to come of age and starts looking for apartment communities to call home, companies should revisit their technological capabilities and marketing approaches to make sure they’re tapping into the needs of this high-tech, authenticity-driven demographic.

Lisa Trosien, Founder
This article answers the important question: Is site speed important? According to Google, yes, and they take site speed seriously as site speed is linked to customer satisfaction. However, Google reminds us that site speed shouldn't trump content and relevance.
Deas Construction
Carousel Signs & Designs, Inc.
Industry Events and Education
It's not too late to register for the 2015 VAMA State Conference! Join us April 15-April 17 for cutting edge training sessions, trade show featuring exclusive sponsors and vendors, and a chance to win $1,000 cash AND expenses paid trip to NAA's 2015 June Conference in Las Vegas. You won't want to miss this annual educational and networking opportunity! Get your team registered TODAY for membership only rates.

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CVAA will be hosting our 6th Annual Maintenance Appreciation Day and Maintenance Mania on Tuesday, April 28th! This year our education courses will take place in the afternoon with our competition and reception kicking off at 5:15pm. We'll be giving away our newly added Spirit Award for the office team members that best support their maintenance crew and attend this event!
Local Chapter Updates
Could he be the most interesting man in Property Management? Read on to find out!
Maintenance and Management iron out ways in which we can all live happily together!
Ever wondered what's up with this guy? Well here's a little insight into a day in the life of HD Supply's Jason Myers!
What an amazing night! Congratulations to all our winners and nominees!
The Hampton Roads Apartment Council rolled out the red carpet on Thursday the 19th for Hampton Roads' largest multifamily rental housing event. HRAC's ACE (Apartment Community Excellence) Awards recognize excellence in the field of property management. And your winners are . . .
How did your local association celebrate National Multifamily Day?
Recap of the Spring 2015 Sold Out CAM Class!


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