In the October, 2013 issue of Units Magazine there’s a nice piece by a member of the Arizona Multihousing Association on the value of membership in local apartment associations.
Now surrounded by peers (AMA members) who had been in the industry longer, who had managed portfolios larger than ours and who had been influencing Fair Housing laws for years, I felt I was finally supported and armed for greater success in my profession.
The past six or seven years have been exciting. Flagstaff has grown and the inevitable competition has made its way to our little hamlet. I’m proud to say: We were not caught off guard. My time with the association has kept me aware of marketing and maintenance trends, saved me from exposing myself to undue legal liability and prepared me to hold my own with the “big boys.”
Of course we wholeheartedly agree that membership in a local association is a great benefit for any multifamily professional, but of course you should go read the entire article and see for yourself.