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At its Legislative Conference, the California Apartment Association spent Wednesday morning providing a crash course on the most significant legislation facing the rental housing industry in 2019. By the afternoon, more than 400 rental housing professionals, thoroughly prepped by CAA’s public affairs team, were ready for their walk to the Capitol, where they went from office to office, advocating for their industry in one of the busiest years in recent memory for landlord-tenant legislation.   The program started at 10 a.m. in a sprawling ballroom in the downtown Sacramento Sheraton Grand. Over the next two hours, CAA’s government affairs leaders… Read More

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Barry Altshuler of Equity Residential was officially installed Thursday as the 2019 president of the California Apartment Association’s statewide board of directors. Altshuler’s formal installation came during the Feb. 28 Board of Directors meeting. He began his term on Jan. 1 of this year. As executive vice president for Equity, Altshuler manages the firm’s Investments Group for the West Coast. He has worked in the real estate industry for more than 35 years and has been directly involved in several billion dollars’ worth of transactions and development. “I am proud to serve as board president for CAA, which represents the… Read More

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The California Apartment Association hired Mallori Spilker as its new government affairs director for the CAA Sacramento Valley division. She joins the public affairs staff in the Sacramento region led by Senior Vice President Jim Lofgren. “Mallori brings highly desired skills and experience to the position,” Lofgren said. “With the threat of rent control looming in Sacramento, we are very fortunate to have someone of her caliber on our side.” Before relocating to the Sacramento area, Spilker worked for two years in CAA’s North Bay division, establishing the government affairs and political action programs in Northern Marin and Sonoma counties.

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Joseph A. Lawton Jr., president of the California Apartment Association’s statewide board of directors, took the oath of office Thursday during the association’s March 1 board meeting.

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The Rental Housing Association of Sacramento Valley, a regional organization serving single-family and multi-family rental owners and managers, has announced its merger with the statewide California Apartment Association. Following the merger, RHA was renamed CAA Sacramento Valley, becoming one of several local divisions operating throughout the state. RHA had been affiliated with CAA as an independent chapter since 1951. CAA is the nation’s largest statewide association serving the rental housing industry. Its membership includes over 13,000 single-family and multi-family property owners and managers, as well as businesses providing products and services for the industry.

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The nominating period for the 2018 CAA Board of Directors is underway. Applications are due by noon Friday, July 21, 2017.

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The California Apartment Association, the state’s leading trade group for the rental housing industry, has tapped Greg Terzakis as senior vice president of its newly created Central California region. CAA’s Central California region covers a large swath of the Central Valley, from San Joaquin County to Tulare County.

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Joseph A. Lawton Jr., president of the California Apartment Association’s statewide board of directors, took the oath of office Thursday during the association’s February board meeting.

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The California Apartment Association has named Matthew Buck as its new executive in Orange County. Buck began his new role Jan. 3. With three years of experience at CAA, he previously served as vice president of public affairs for CAA Inland Empire.

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The California Apartment Association has named Ben J. Benoit as its new vice president of public affairs in the Greater Inland Empire. Benoit, who began Jan. 3, comes to CAA’s Greater Inland Empire office with a history of service to his community. Benoit has served as a council member for the city of Wildomar and has brought a strong voice to many regional boards.

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