Apartment Industry Statement on Passage of Tax Reform

As you may have heard, both chambers of Congress have passed the final version of the tax reform legislation, which will now go to the President for his signature.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) following the passage of the tax reform legislation.

“The National Multifamily Housing Council and the National Apartment Association applaud Congress on the passage of tax reform legislation and are pleased that the priorities of the apartment housing industry were largely addressed in the final bill. This legislation will help the multifamily industry meet growing demand to build 4.6 million new units by 2030. As the focus now changes to implementation, NMHC/NAA will continue to analyze and assess the impact of specific provisions on the multifamily industry.”

For more than 20 years, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) have partnered on behalf of America’s apartment industry. Drawing on the knowledge and policy expertise of staff in Washington, D.C., as well as the advocacy power of 170 NAA state and local affiliated associations, NAA and NMHC provide a single voice for developers, owners and operators of multifamily rental housing. Apartments and their 39 million residents support more than 12 million jobs and contribute $1.3 trillion to the economy.

Contact: Nicole Waugh at 703-797-0652

Click here to review the significant features of the law that relate to the multifamily housing industry.

Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) Training

BRAA has partnered with the Nation Apartment Association’s Education Institute to host a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) Training Course. This course features National Speaker, Rich George, who will prepare community managers and experienced assistant mangers to receive their CAM credentials. Training will be held at the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors located at 14101 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. It will take place Monday January 22, 2018 through Friday, January 26, 2018, 9 AM – 5 PM. Click above for more information.

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BRAA Forms: Click & Lease

In 2017 BRAA will no longer provide printed forms.  Instead, members are encouraged to participate in Click & Lease.

Click & Lease is a web-based leasing program offered exclusively to members of the National Apartment Association. This powerful and easy-to-use leasing program allows an apartment community to save time and money by speeding up preparation and printing of legal documents. In addition to providing greater efficiency to the onsite leasing process, prospective residents may fill out a rental application online, and property managers may audit and edit entire portfolios of leases with a few clicks of a mouse.

The lease and accompanying addenda cover every aspect of the rental process and are reviewed by expert attorneys to ensure legal compliance. The language of the lease is constantly monitored and modified to reflect new legislation or jurisprudence.

How NAA Click & Lease Works

1. After becoming a member of NAA, visit leaseportal.naahq.org and follow the sign up instructions or call Gina Torretti at (703) 797-0690.

2. Choose the package that’s right for you:

Apartment Package

Required for any community with 50 or more units.

Recurring Annual Fee:

  • NAA Affiliate Membership Dues (based on property location)
  • $300 Blue Moon license fee
  • $2.99 per-unit fee

Bundled Small Property Package*

Designed for multiple small properties owned or managed by the same company and located within the same affiliate territory with less than 50 units per property.

Recurring Annual Fee:

  • NAA Affiliate Membership Dues (based on property location)
  • $300 Blue Moon license fee
  • $2.99 per-unit fee

*To purchase more than one license at the same time, please contact NAA’s sales team at (703) 518-6141. We will work with you to ensure the proper set-up of the program.

Small Owner Package

Designed for communities with less than 50 units each.

Recurring Annual Fee:

  • NAA Affiliate Membership Dues (based on property location)
  • $100 per license fee (includes first 20 units)
  • $5.00 per additional unit fee

3. Set up Blue Moon preferences and PMS integration (if applicable) in collaboration with Blue Moon.

Baton Rouge Apartment Association Installs New Directors, Honors Peers

Recently the Baton Rouge Apartment Association, a Baton Rouge-based trade association representing owners, developers, investors, managers and employees of apartment communities and vendors who provide products and services to the industry, recognized members who have exemplified the high principles of the BRAA and its professional goals. The awards are presented annually for the recipient’s work that year.

The 2016 recipients were:

Brandi Parrish, Oakleigh Apartments, Sales Team Member of the Year
Eric Stacey, AC Lewis, Maintenance Person of the Year
Ashely Brown, Lakeside Villas, Service Team Member of the Year
Debbie Landry, Rent Path, Supplier of the Year
Nia Bookter, Latitude 30, Manager of the Year, Less Than 150 Units
Lynelle Smith, Ivy Park Apartments, Manager of the Year, More than 150 Units

The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the installation of the 2017 BRAA Board President, Chandra Giambrone, December 7, 2016 at De La Ronde Hall in Baton Rouge. Apartment Association of Louisiana President Melissa Ardoin swore in the executive team and directors.

Other members of the board of directors return to serve the second of their two year terms in 2016. Those members are:

Secretary/Treasurer for 2017, Brian May, AC Lewis Management
President-Elect for 2017, MacKenzie Sanders, Multifamily Management
President for 2017, Chandra Giambrone, Principal Properties

Directors at large:
Hazel Collins, Padial Real Estate
Brandi Milliet, 1st Lake Properties
Michelle Rabalais, Greystar
Phil Yeates, Yeates & Company
Debbie Landry, RentPath
Kimberly Lagarde , Cort Furniture