Fort Wayne ROCs!A midst swirling controversy over a proposed rental housing ordinance from a Mayor's Task Force that could eventually include registration and inspections citywide, the Apartment Association of Fort WayneNortheast Indiana decided to take a few proactive steps to help independent rental owners become better landlords and neighbors. At an open house last summer attended by more than 45 rental property owners, Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, city (1990 pop. 173,072), seat of Allen co., NE Ind., where the St. Joseph and St. Marys rivers join to form the Maumee River; inc. 1840. It is the second largest city in the state, a major railroad and shipping point, a wholesale and distribution hub, Association staff and leadership listened to their concerns and needs. It was clear that independent rental owners who have no connection to any professional real estate or rental industry group were not getting the information they needed to keep themselves out of trouble, let alone run a successful rental housing business.
It then became the goal of Fort Wayne's Independent Owner Council and its Chair, Mel Hochstetler, the Region III liaison to NAA's IROC IROC International Race Of Champions
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The course began September 21, meeting twice a week for three weeks for a total of 18 hours of instruction. Seventeen participants, primarily recruited through an ad in the local Sunday paper Sunday paper n → (periódico) dominical m
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, gained knowledge on a variety of topics from Fair Housing to the local drug ordinance to debt collection. In between, they soaked up information on rental industry forms, insurance, protecting their investment, accounting methods, taxes, legal issues, make-ready, maintenance, resident screening, the importance of being a good neighbor, and Section 8.
One of the recommendations that the Rental Housing Task Force will be making to the Mayor is that education is needed to help solve the city's rental housing problems. Fort Wayne's Independent Owner Council now has solid data and proof that education is a powerful tool in the quest for Verb 1. quest for - go in search of or hunt for; "pursue a hobby"
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look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the better, safer, and more affordable rental housing in the city. The class improved community public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most with the Association and increased membership within the Association-- six of the participants became new members of the Association before the course ended.
Fort Wayne will offer the ROC again this winter. NAA NAA
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Grubb Management works on homes
Brothers Gordon and Clay Grubb learned about giving back to the communities they serve from their late father, Robert Grubb Robert Grubb is an Australian actor. He was born in Hobart, Tasmania on January 31, 1950. He studied acting at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), where he graduated in 1978. He played the role of Dr. Geoffrey Standish in the popular series The Flying Doctors. . When Robert Grubb began Grubb Management, Inc., of Cary, North Carolina Cary is the second largest municipality in Wake County, North Carolina and the third largest municipality in The Triangle (North Carolina) behind Raleigh and Durham. It is the seventh largest municipality in North Carolina. , he made it a priority to build and finance single family homes for people who could not otherwise afford a home. "Upon our father's death from cancer in 1995, we wanted to return to these roots and help people as he had done," says Gordon Grubb, the company's president. Inspired by their father's example, Grubb Management, Inc., is now a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity, nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization that enables low-income people to own affordable, livable housing. Headquartered in Americus, Ga., it was founded in 1976 by businessman Millard Fuller and his wife. .
The company sponsored its first home in Cary, North Carolina, in 1997 and has since constructed a home in Charlotte, North Carolina “Charlotte” redirects here. For other uses, see Charlotte (disambiguation).
Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the 20th largest city in the United States. . The homes are funded by Grubb Management, as well as through the contributions of subcontractors, vendors, and other companies associated with Grubb Management. The company holds contests within the organization to encourage employees to raise money and recruit volunteers to build a Habitat for Humanity home. The winner of a 1998 fundraising contest collected $1,000 in donations. That's a lot of work, considering the average donation was less than $25. From donations to pounding in the last nail, Grubb Management depends on its people to make this program a success.
In 1998, Grubb Management also helped to finance and promote a Habitat for Humanity house that was built by a local church in Lexington, North Carolina Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 19,953. It is located in central North Carolina, twenty miles south of Winston-Salem, near the intersection of I-85, U.S. Highway 29, U.S. . In 1999, Clay Grubb and members of the Grubb Management team helped spearhead the funding and development of a Habitat for Humanity House for the Charlotte Apartment Association (CAA Caa
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What has Grubb Management received as a result of their involvement with Habitat for Humanity? "The biggest reward has been helping a family in need help themselves," says Gordon Grubb. "It has given our company and team members a great sense of accomplishment and has enhanced our team-oriented environment dramatically." Gordon Grubb encourages others within the multifamily housing industry to get involved with Habitat for Humanity, either financially or through volunteering. "It makes you feel so good about yourself, your company, and your industry," he says.
AAGD AAGD Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (Dallas, TX) spearheads Dallas toy drive
The Apartment Association of Greater Dallas (AAGD) helped spearhead the recent Santa's Helpers Toy Drive, a fundraising effort that resulted in more than 20,000 toy donations from throughout the metro Dallas area. There were several collection points across Dallas. The AAGD had the largest contribution from among all agencies involved in the toy drive.
Mark-Taylor, Inc., San Marbeya Apartments donate to local school
Mark-Taylor, Residential Inc., of Scottsdale, Arizona Scottsdale (O'odham Vaṣai S-vaṣonĭ) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to Phoenix. Scottsdale has become internationally recognized as a premier and posh tourist destination, while maintaining its own identity and culture as " , and San Marbeya Apartments, a luxury apartment community developed and managed by Mark-Taylor, Inc., recently donated a "talking globe" and $10,000 to Laird Elementary School elementary school: see school. in Tempe, Arizona Tempe (pronounced /tɛm.'piː/) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a population of 169,712 according to 2006 Census Bureau estimates. during a special assembly of students and administrators. The interactive globe was a fitting gift for the school because students come from 25 different countries and speak 28 different languages. Forty-three percent of the students are non-English speakers. The donation will help fund the school's summer enrichment program, a threeweek summer school designed to give all students a head start on the upcoming school year.
Apartment association donates to local charities
The Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-Northeast Indiana's Community Outreach Committee recently delivered 47 boxes of Christmas gifts to the Fort Wayne Christmas Bureau for the Association's adopted family of eight. Association members donated over $3,000 of products and cash for the family. The Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-Northeast Indiana made their annual donation to The Community Harvest Food Bank. The association holds fundraising events throughout the year. Jane Avery-Doswell, executive director for The Community Harvest Food Bank, accepted a check for $2,500. For every dollar donated, up to $20 worth of food will be provided to those in need in the Fort Wayne area. The donation could purchase as much as $50,000 in food/items needed in Fort Wayne.
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Grand Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 197,800. , recently had a contest between all its members to donate canned goods for Thanksgiving for "God's Kitchen," an organization that helps feed the homeless. PMA challenges each member based on the number of employees and the number of units for apartment communities to collect the most canned goods. Timber Ridge Timber Ridge is a mountain ridge of the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians straddling the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia. Timber Ridge extends from the forks of Sleepy Creek at Stotlers Crossroads in Morgan County, West Virginia to Lehew in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Apartments of Wyoming, Michigan, won for the second year in a row with 3.56 pieces per unit.
PMA also held their Glastar Awards Banquet in East Lansing. Winners included: Ramblewood Apartments, Grand Rapids, Best Curb Appeal; Shannon Brandon, Cambridge Partners, Grand Rapids, Regional Manager of the Year; Gulfside Lake Apartments, Ann Arbor, Best Exterior Signage; Evergreen Point Apartments, Ann Arbor, Community Action Award; Willow Pond Apartments, Lansing, Best Brochure; Runaway Bay, Lansing, Best Apartment Guide Ad.
Michigan honors its best multifamily housing professionals
Michigan recently honored some of the state's finest multifamily housing professionals at the fourth annual Glastar Awards, which was held at the Marriott in East Lansing, Michigan East Lansing is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located directly east of Lansing, Michigan, the state's capital. Most of the city is within Ingham County, though a small portion lies in Clinton County. . Winners in 21 categories were selected from among the Ann Arbor Area Apartment Association, Greater Lansing Apartment Association, and the Property Management Association of Western Michigan.
New Jersey apartment association exec receives public service award
Randi S. Sumner, assistant executive director of the NJAA NJAA New Jersey Astronomical Association
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NJAA Not Just Another Acronym , has been awarded the New Jersey Society of Association Executives (NJSAE) Points of Light Award. NJSAE presents this award annually to a member of an organization who has demonstrated a commitment to helping those in need. In 1998, Sumner spearheaded the effort to rally NJAA members to create a holiday party for 1,000 needy children at the Meadowlands Racetrack on behalf of the NJAA. Sumner helped to expand this event to provide for more than 1,500 children from inner-city areas in northern New Jersey. She also led the NJAA's efforts to make 25 furnished apartments available rent-free for a period of time to Kosovo refugees. She is credited with similar efforts to help DCA (1) (Document Content Architecture) IBM file formats for text documents. DCA/RFT (Revisable-Form Text) is the primary format and can be edited. DCA/FFT (Final-Form Text) has been formatted for a particular output device and cannot be changed. and HUD Hud (hd), a pre-Qur'anic prophet of Islam. Hud unsuccessfully exhorted his South Arabian people, the Ad, to worship the One God. relocate people who became homeless as a result of Hurricane Floyd to NJAA member communities. Additionally, Sumner was instrumental in launching NJAA's program to assist New Jersey apartment owners in reducing the risks of lead paint hazards on their properties. AS a result of her hard work, which included serving as a liaison to the organization's members, hundreds of properties throughout the state have been certified as lead-free. At properties where lead paint could not be effectively removed, it is being safely managed. Sumner has been with NJAA since 1995.
CallSource presents leadership award
CallSource[TM] President Jerry Feldman recently presented the first annual CallSource Leadership Award for Excellence to Tami Siewruk, president of The Sales and Marketing Magic Companies, Inc., at the 10th annual Sales and Marketing Brainstorming Session in Reno, Nevada. The award scholarship will be presented to students majoring in Residential Property Management at Virginia Tech University. CallSource also awarded Siewruk a plaque in recognition of her contributions to the multifamily housing industry.