River Region Apartment Association
Thank you, Angie Ingram, Attorney at Law, for your generosity and support of the River Region Apartment Association. Without your sponsorship, the 2017 events and education for our membership would not be possible!
May Newsletter Contents...
- Letter from the President
- New Website
- Maintenance Appreciation Night Recap
- RRAA CPO Certification Class
- RRAA Ignite Scholarship
- Fair Housing Tidbits
- Hatching Hope of Alabama
- Employment Opportunities
- Membership Mentions
- Mark your Calendars- Upcoming Events
- Get Involved
- 2017 Board of Directors
Letter from the President, Eddie Gillenwater
The Power of One
In this short article I want to share with you how important you are to the property in which you are involved. I have been in the multi-family industry for over 25 years and during that time I have learned how important each member of a team is in operating a successful property.
Often we thing of one team member as being the key to success but which team member
is that key? Is it the Regional Manager, the Manager, the Assistant Manager, the Leasing
Agent, the Maintenance Tech, the Groundskeeper or could it be the Vendor?
Obviously it takes qualified Regional Managers to oversee the big picture. You also have to have the on-site Manager leading the team or there will be a disconnect in the operation. If you take away the Assistant Manager/Leasing Agent on large properties the leasing activity doesn’t take place. You certainly can’t lease units if the property has a reputation of not taking care of work orders in a timely and professional manner. So is maintenance the key? Oh yea, what about the grounds. If the grounds are cluttered and there is garbage everywhere no one will want to live on the property. I saw a potential sale of a property go down the tubes because the property
had trash everywhere on the day of the site visit.
Have you ever had everything going right only to have some product you need to complete a lease not delivered and installed in an on-time professional manner? Okay, I certainly have to add the vendor to our list in the power of one.
I am sure you get the picture everyONE is the key to success for any property. There are no most or least important team members. Without you being the best you can be at the job you do the property will suffer. I have been involved in the acquisition or management of over 100 properties. I have seen it time and time again when the property is successful everyone on the entire team is performing extremely well. When one team member under-performs there will be a problem on the property and the property under-performs.
My challenge to you is, “Be the best you can be at what you do. THERE IS POWER IN ONE.” YOU are the power that moves the property to success.
CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE!!
UP-TO-DATE MEMBER ROSTER
BLOG WITH MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, ARTICLES AND INFO
ONLINE EVENT REGISTRATION
MOBILE AND TABLET COMPATIBLE
Check it out!
RRAA CPO Certification Class
Thank you HD Supply for sponsoring this amazing class for our members!
RRAA Ignite Scholarship
YOU COULD BE A WINNER!
Fair Housing Tidbits!
Check out our Charity of the Year!
Often times displaced Residents are placed into a vacant apartment home or even in the clubhouse until a plan is devised for the next steps. Hatching Hope will be providing air mattresses, comfy bedding, and much needed supplies for that first night or two following a disaster. We will also have special focus on children by providing hand made blankets from local churches and schools and a book or coloring books to keep them focused on the good things! Each and every dollar will be used to build awesome care kits for these victims. And you can actually sponsor someone for $30! This will provide a victim with a air mattress, comfy bedding, and much needed toiletries. There is no greater feeling than that of helping others. Join us in this effort to make a difference across the state of Alabama! As always, we graciously accept your gift of time, so feel free to email Keli @ firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can help today! Find us on Facebook: Hatching Hope
RRAA is a corporate sponsor for Hatching Hope of Alabama!
Assistant Manager and Leasing Manager Positions Open
THE PARK APARTMENT HOMES
Asst. Manager Position Available
Leasing Manager Position Available
2100 Legends Dr
Prattville, AL 36066
Maintenance Technician Needed
Contact Barrington Place Apartments at 334-356-6860!
Please apply online at http://www.pegasusresidential.com/associates-and-careers
Must be HVAC Certified. Full time. Amazing Benefits. Click the link for more details.
The Point at Fairview Apartments, Prattville
Virginia Coleman got promoted to Community Manager & Megan Pettingill is now the New Assistant Community Manager.
NAA Education Conference and Expo- June 21-24 in Atlanta, GA
RRAA Beautification Awards- July 2017!
About the River Region Apartment Association
In 1972, a group of Montgomery apartment industry professionals met and formed The Montgomery Apartment Managers’ Association. Since 1972, this association has grown and transformed into what is now known as The River Region Apartment Association and includes twenty-five counties in south-central Alabama. The River Region Apartment Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to unifying apartment industry professionals through education, legislative advocacy and member services. RRAA members are rental housing owners, property management firms, apartment communities and companies that supply products or services to rental properties.
RRAA provides educational opportunities each year such as legal seminars, leasing seminars, and annual fair housing training. Much thought and planning has been put into annual events such as the Beautification Awards, Maintenance Mania and the River Region Awards in order to recognize our industry professionals and to allow industry professionals an opportunity to network. The Association communicates to the members through a monthly newsletter, The RRAA Insider, and the RRAA website has a fresh and informative look to provide members with local, state and national apartment industry information.
As always, a membership in the River Region Apartment Association makes you a member of the Alabama Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association.
2017 Board of Directors
Eddie Gillenwater, Arbour Valley
Jeff Davis, Carrington Park
Pat Cook, Residential Waste Service
Samantha Lord, Barrington Place at Somerset
Joe Johnson, Hunt Companies
Beau Daniel, Foshee Management
334-273-0313 ext 106
Angela Tucker, Montgomery Apartment Guide
Christine Kessler, The Paddock Club
Cori Cupido, RentPath
Joe Rainey, The Belmont
Kevin Kiser, HD Supply
Audra Froom, Hunt Companies
Emily Wallace, Peppertree Apartments
Brandy Hitson, The Co-Star Group
Angie Ingram, Angie Ingram, Attorney at Law, LLC