River Region Apartment Association
February and March 2017
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!
Letter from RRAA President, Eddie Gillenwater
Your Most Successful Year
As I starting writing this article I thought, the New Year is moving quickly. We have just ended the second month of 2017, 17% of the year is already gone. A lot of people made New Year’s resolution during December and hopefully got started on January 1st. I read somewhere that only 10% of the people who make New Year’s resolutions are still keeping them by the 2nd week of the year. If that is true then I have to ask you if you are one of the 10%. Many times our resolutions have to do with being more successful this year in life and in business than we were the last year. As you know success doesn’t always come easy. It takes planning, work, investment of time and energy and many times increasing our knowledge in areas we wish to be successful in. That brings me to the River Region Apartment Association. The RRAA will be provide numerous educational opportunities throughout the year. To make this “Your Most Successful Year” it will be up to you to take advantage of these educational opportunities so you can grow and remain on the cutting edge of the multi-family management business. As you know this business is always changing even though the fundamentals stay the same.
As I said at the January meeting we want to provide the education opportunities you need most. In order to do that we need to hear from you. If there is training in a certain area you need then let us know. We will do our best to provide what you need most. After all the success of the RRAA is based on you being successful. The challenge this year for all of us is to make this the most successful year ever. To do that will take work on your part and on ours. We are prepared and standing by to help you. Join us for the next education seminar.
March Newsletter Contents...
- 2016 River Region Awards Recap
- Annual Home Builders Association of Alabama’s Legislative Meetings/Reception
- We're Heading to Washington, D.C.
- 2017 Education Events
- RRAA Ignite Scholarship
- NAA Education Conference and Expo
- Hatching Hope of Alabama
- Employment Opportunities
- Mark your Calendars- Upcoming Events
- Get Involved
- 2017 Board of Directors
2016 River Region Apartment Association Awards Night
A huge "THANK YOU" to our sponsors!
Angie H. Ingram, Attorney at Law, LLC
The Darby Law Firm
Kyser Furniture Leasing
Colony Furniture Leasing
Montgomery Apt Guide
Thank you Tori Lassiter Photography for capturing our awards night beautifully!
Thank you Keli Lynch and Matt Smith for being great emcees!
And The Award Goes To...
2016 Community of the Year
Barrington Place Apartments
2016 Maintenance Team of the Year
The Crossings at Carmicheal
2016 Leasing Professional of the Year
Dustin Chavis- Barrington Place Apartments
2016 Assistant Manager of the Year
Kalyn Guthrie- The Paddock Club
2016 Manager of the Year
Christine Kessler- The Paddock Club
2016 Management Company of the Year
JMG Realty, INC.
2016 Executive of the Year
Beau Daniels- Foshee Management Company
2016 Vendor of the Year
Angie Ingram, Attorney at Law, LLC
2016 Associate of the Year
George Tatum- Kyser Furniture
Congratulations to all of our 2016 RRAA Awards Finalists!
Owner/Executive of the Year
Jake Flournoy – Flournoy Partners
Donna Chumley – Foshee Management Company
Dave Tieri – StoneRiver Property Management
Leslie Yielding – Ebsco Properties
Tameka Woods – Elevation Property Management
Beau Daniel – Foshee Management Company
Bonnie Flores – Flournoy Properties
Property Manager of the Year
Christine Kessler – The Paddock Club
Cliff Youngblood – The Crossings at Carmichael
Brenda McDonald – Saddleback Ridge
Kendra Sheffield – The Morgan at Eastchase
Lesley Traver – Sturbridge Commons
Vickie Brannon – The Arbors on Taylor
Stacy Gibby – Verandas at Mitylene
Assistant Manager of the Year
Jasmine Tippins – Broadstreet at Eastchase
Samantha Lord – Barrington Place
Emily Baker – Arium Homeplace
Kayla Davis – The Reserves
Kalyn Guthrie – The Paddock Club
Katie Lasner – Carrington Park
Mallory Mashburn – Foshee Downtown Lofts
Leasing Professional of the Year
Tinita Teal – Addison Park
Dustin Chavis – Barrington Place
Ava Wilson – The Heights
Sonya Taylor – The Morgan at Eastchase
Karey Wilkinson – Verandas at Mitylene
Ashley Hales – Legends at Taylor Lakes
Kenya Crumble – The Crossings at Carmichael
Maintenance Personnel/Team of the Year
Cody Willhite – Trilliam
Preston Collins – Addison Park
Saddleback Ridge Maint Team
Barrington Place Maint Team
Wade Garnett – Berry Hill Place
Verandas at Taylor Maint Team
The Crossings at Carmichael Maint Team
Management Company of the Year
Foshee Management Co.
StoneRiver Property Management
Community of the Year
The Crossings at Carmichael
The Morgan at Eastchase
The Paddock Club
Verandas at Taylor Oaks
Vendor of the Year
Angie H. Ingram, Attorney at Law, LLC
Colony Furniture Leasing
Darby Law Firm
Kyser Furniture Leasing
Montgomery Apartment Guide
Residential Waste Service
Suchocki's Painting Service
Associate of the Year
Angela Tucker (Montgomery Apartment Guide)
Angie H. Ingram (Angie H. Ingram, Attorney at Law, LLC)
Brandy Hitson (Costar Group)
Cori Cupido (RentPath)
George Tatum (Kyser Furniture Leasing)
John Palmer (RealFloors)
Kathy Turner (Colony Furniture)
Kevin Bell (Wells Printing)
Kevin Kiser (HD Supply)
Larry Darby (Darby Law Firm)
Pat Cook (Residential Waste Service)
Roy Ponder (Biosweep)
Scott Suchocki (Suchocki's Painting Services
The Annual Home Builders Association of Alabama’s Legislative Meetings/Reception
We're Heading to Washington, D.C.
NAA Capitol Conference and Lobby Day, March 7 – 8, 2017
2017 Education Events
Fair Housing Seminar- Register Today!
Wednesday, March 15th, 9am-4pm
50 Ocala Drive
Registration is now open!
Fair Housing Seminar
Facilitated by Wesley Aleshire
Location: Arrowhead Country Club
Wednesday, March 15th 9:00 -12:00
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00
Wednesday, March 15th 1:00 - 4:00
Enjoy a delicious buffet style lunch for $15 (optional) provided by Arrowhead CC.
The Fair Housing Course offered in the morning and afternoon is the same course. We know you can’t close your office…send half your staff in the morning and the other half in the afternoon!
Classes are FREE to RRAA Members!
Seating is limited…Register Today!
**2017 Membership Dues must be paid in order to attend**
RRAA Ignite Scholarship
NAA Education Conference and Expo
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!
Maintenance Assistant for Broadstreet at EastChase Apartments, a Foshee Community
Join a company which offers a great work environment and excellent benefits.
Broadstreet at EastChase
8462 EastChase Parkway
Coffee and Connections
Where: The Paddock Club
More Information: Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversations with the industry's best!
Maintenance Appreciation Night- Montgomery Biscuits Baseball Game
Friday, April 28th, 6:30pm
200 Coosa Street
2017 National Apartment Housing Day is Thursday, April 6
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