AANC E-Notes: 2022 1st Quarter Issue
IN THIS ISSUE:
- A Message from the AANC President
- E-Notes Premier Sponsor Message
- A Message from the AANC Executive Director
- AANC Announcements
- Member Spotlights
- State Suppliers: A Message from the SSC Chair
- 2022 Peak Partners
- AANC 2022 Conference
- Emerging Leaders: A Message from the NextGen Committee
- Tips for Optimizing Your Day in Property Management
- Legislative Update
- AANC PAC
- National Apartment Association
- Affiliate Spotlight
- AANC AFFILIATES: What's Happening Around the State
- Reader Feedback
I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! Between the incredible positives we’ve experienced as an industry (rising rents, increased occupancies, record valuations) and the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic (Omicron, supply chain disruptions, inflation), the last several months have been a bit of a roller coaster ride. As we work our way into the new year, though, it’s starting to feel like the world may be settling into its “new norm.” And while we all know that global circumstances can change at any time, there seems to be a general, underlying optimism amongst those in our business. Personally, I am encouraged about the direction of our Association, and look forward to seeing what we are able to accomplish this year.
On that note, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the newest members of the AANC Board:
Jennings Snider l SYNCO Properties
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Hello AANC Members,
I hope your 2022 is off to a great start and that life is treating you well!
Joshua Dick l AANC
March 23, 2022 l 10:00am l 1 CEC
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
Additional 2022 Educational Webinars!
2022 DE&I SCHOLARSHIP
The AANC DE&I Scholarship Program was created to encourage multifamily professionals from historically underrepresented demographics through fostering inclusive education and networking opportunities at AANC events.
This scholarship awards recipients with paid entry to AANC's 2022 Education and Legislative Conference, lodging, and a $100 food stipend.
WELCOME TO THE AANC BOARD!
AANC proudly invites you to submit a proposal to speak at the 2023 AANC Education & Legislative Conference (April 2023 l Raleigh, NC). We are currently accepting proposals as consideration for the opening/closing Keynote sessions and multiple Breakout Education sessions.
Go here to learn more and submit!
Get up to $1,000 off an NAA designation (NALP, CAM, CAPS, CAMT, CAS)! Named after long-time NC apartment leader Larry Cranford, the mission of the scholarship is to foster the professional apartment industry education and career development potential of selected up-and-coming multi-family rental housing industry leaders in NC. Larry was loved by many for his folksy ways, his absolute commitment to industry education, and his people skills. Larry taught apartment management and maintenance throughout NC for some 25 years. Larry was the AANC President from 1996-1998.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 14, 2022.
AANC HALL OF FAME
We are NOW accepting AANC Hall of Fame nominations for 2022 inductees! If you would like to recommend someone in the multifamily housing industry, contact your local affiliate today. All 2022 Inductees will be announced during the 2022 AANC Education & Legislative Conference Recognition Lunch in May. You can also learn more and find previous inductees here.
2022 SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING GOING FAST
The AANC 2022 sponsorship and advertising opportunities are going fast! Get in front of AANC's leadership, emerging leaders, and all members through the various opportunities still available below.
JOIN AN AANC COMMITTEE
Are you looking for different ways to get involved at the state level this year? AANC offers members different ways through our diverse group of committees.
Chief Operating Officer at A-Venture Management
After jobs in laser hair removal and spray tans, Jennifer Pittman stumbled into the apartment industry eager for a change – and she certainly found one. She started out calling the VP of A-Venture Management for about four months before being brought on as an Assistant Manager in December 2012, and hasn’t looked back (or left the company) since.
Now 10 years later, Jennifer is the Chief Operating Officer and oversees the company-wide portfolio, mentors and guides employees, sources new projects and works with maintenance supervisors. Despite her executive position, Jennifer is onsite everyday, sharing a smile with everyone she encounters and ensuring their award-winning properties and staff members are in good shape. Continue reading...
Regional Manager at Blue Ridge Companies
A property management veteran, Deidre Wilson has been in the apartment industry since 1996 and has no interest in leaving. Over the past two decades, she’s seen the evolution from handwritten work orders, flip phones and white-out to e-signings, iPhones and technologically advanced communities. The industry is constantly evolving and that’s what makes her job so exciting.
In her current role as Regional Manager at Blue Ridge Companies, Deidre oversees more than 2,700 units across North and South Carolina. Previously a Community Manager at multiple properties, Deidre has gained extensive knowledge of the markets included in her portfolio and enjoys working with a wide range of residents in both suburban and urban areas. Continue reading...
Hello AANC! I am so excited to be leading the State Suppliers Council in 2022 alongside Leah Vinansky. 2021 was a tough year, am I right? We went into the year SO hopeful and it quickly turned into 2020 2.0. We had event after event rescheduled and cancelled, frustrations everywhere by everyone in the AANC. BUT WE PERSEVERED. We stood together and found creative ways to stay connected, restructured events, created brand new offerings and generally worked together and supported each other throughout some of the most “unprecedented times” any of us have seen.
Betsy Kirkpatrick l BG Multifamily
The NextGen “SHETSY” Show with Betsy Kirkpatrick and Shane Raby
Season 2, Episode 1
Check out the video below!
AANC Legislative Update
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
NAA’s 2022 Issues:
Check out the full schedule today! We hope to see you there!
As we continue to address legal and legislative challenges it is vital that AANC remains a key contributor in the political process. This year is an election year and every dollar raised directly impacts AANCs legislative and advocacy efforts. Our greatest tool of influence is through our PAC. Collectively, we can leverage our giving power and support candidates who represent good government and understand the needs of the housing industry. Issues we are tackling in North Carolina:
- Emotional Support Animals
- Including summary ejectment training in mandatory magistrate training
- Rental Assistance
- Housing Affordability
To date, we raised 61% of our $25,000 goal for the year! If you haven’t donated to AANC PAC this year, you can help us close the gap! Donate today and back the PAC!
Did you know AANC Launched a new PAC this year? The Multifamily Housing Coalition of North Carolina PAC is a bipartisan organization that allows AANC to accept both individual and corporate contributions. Unlike AANCs traditional PAC, these funds will not be used for direct candidate contributions. Rather, these funds will be used to expand the association's voice, educate legislators, and raise awareness to the challenges facing the multifamily industry.
If your organization would like to contribute to AANC and our ability to shape public opinion, the Multifamily Housing Collation of North Carolina is the perfect investment! Donate today and help us expand our reach!
NAA Update from Susan Passmore
At the January 2022 Winter Board meeting, the NAA Board collaborated in a review of the current strategic plan. This plan was written in 2017 and staff will be working with various stakeholder groups, and the Board, to update it this year. At the initial meeting, we felt the mission, vision, methodology in the plan was still very sound. In the coming months, focus will be given to collecting feedback and honing the plan themes.
NAA Advocate will be in-person March 8-9 in Washington, D.C. The NAA Government Affairs team continues to work with contacts on Capitol Hill to determine the restrictions and guidelines that are in place. Many affiliates are scheduling both in-person and virtual visits to accommodate these ever-changing Congressional operations. Please contact your local affiliate for more information about their scheduled visits.
Apartmentalize is gearing up to bring you success in a new light with some amazing speakers and game changers. The rental housing industry heads back to San Diego, June 22-24, with a fresh outlook and new metrics for measuring success from our Game Changers, General Session Speakers and Education Sessions. PTAA and TAA are partnering again this year to offer discounted registrations. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Over the last few months, I have had the privilege of serving on the PTAA Search Committee for their new Executive Director. I’d like to personally welcome Michael McKinney to the PTAA, AANC, and NAA extended family. Michael comes to us with a wealth of non-profit experience, housing, and related association knowledge. We look forward to working with him in his new role. I also recently joined the Upper State Apartment Association for their virtual reverse trade show. It was a whirlwind and very successful two-hour event where we reconnected with friends and made lots of wonderful new contacts.
If I can ever be of assistance to you or your association, feel free to reach out.
Susan Passmore l Blue Ridge Companies
NAA Region IV Vice President
Apartment Association of Western North Carolina (AAWNC)
In the first quarter of the year AAWNC hosted a Chili Cook Off and Bring Your Own Vendor Night. The chili and networking were both amazing! We also held a successful PAC Raffle for AANC PAC that evening.
Greater Charlotte Apartment Association (GCAA)
GCAA has had a jammed packed first quarter and we wouldn’t have it any other way! From Educational Classes; CAMT, CALP, Pool School, Train the Trainer and Virtual Supplier Success Series to our first three in-person events; Multifamily Economic Forecast Breakfast, the GCAA Annual Charity Bowling Tournament and our February Dinner Meeting with “Totally Toni” Blake! Heading into March, we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the GCAA’s Vacation Across America Trade Show on the 24th.
Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association (GFAA)
FTCC partners with W.S Wellons Realty, Inc. and Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association for new Property maintenance tech program.
Learn more here.
Piedmont Triad Apartment Association (PTAA)
BIG NEWS! The Piedmont Triad Apartment Association (PTAA) announced last month that they have named a new Executive Director, Michael McKinney. Mr. McKinney has been serving as the Executive Director of NC Realtors Housing Foundation and brings more than 30 years of experience in organization management, relationship cultivation and solicitation, business development, and diversity, equity and inclusion facilitation.
“We are excited to have Michael join the team at PTAA,” says Lisa Dudzinski, President of the Board of Directors of PTAA. “We look forward to PTAA’s progression under his leadership.”
Triangle Apartment Association (TAA)
Happy 2022 from TAA! By the end of the quarter, we will have hosted a number of committee meetings, BOD meetings, education seminars, membership orientations and events. We’d like to highlight two of our in-person events.
We kicked off the year with our Membership Dinner Meeting on Thursday, February 17. The evening included a 2021 Volunteer Appreciation Reception, Dinner Meeting, and Boards of Director Installations for three (3) BODS: Triangle Apartment Association, A New Lease on Life, and TAA Education Foundation. Our guest speaker, Denise Ryan, FireStar Speaking, shared her message of “Adjusting Your View in 2022”. Then, Craig Nardi, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co., was sworn in as 2022 TAA President. After sharing some remarks, Craig swore in the 2022 TAA Board of Directors. Elizabeth Godwin Riley, 2022 A New Lease on Life President, and Todd Whitlow, 2022 TAA Education Foundation President, were then called to the stage and swore in their respective boards. It was a fantastic start to the year with 295 in attendance.
0n Thursday, February 24, one of our 501 (c) 3 organizations, the Triangle Apartment Association Education Foundation, celebrated their 10th Anniversary. TAAEF awarded its first scholarship in the Fall of 2011. And after 10 years, we are thrilled to share that over 50 scholarships have been awarded. Thank you to the TAAEF Board of Directors and congratulations to all the scholarship recipients over the years!
Visit your local Apartment Association website to see what education is being offered and to register for upcoming events.
GCAA | Greater Charlotte Apartment Association
GFAA | Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association
GAPMA | Greenville Area Property Managers Association
PTAA | Piedmont Triad Apartment Association
TAA | Triangle Apartment Association
AAWNC | Apartment Association of Western North Carolina
WAA | Wilmington Apartment Association
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