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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. While Benoit’s duties are wide-reaching, he’ll mainly focus on advocating for the rental housing industry within the halls of local government. CAA’s Greater Inland Empire office spans the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside and the eastern… Read More

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In San Bernardino County, District 1 Supervisor Robert Lovingood, a pro-business candidate supported by CAA’s political action committee, became the first incumbent to be re-elected in 20 years. In Riverside County, voters decided to keep Chuck Washington as their District 3 supervisor. Washington had been appointed to the seat by Gov. Jerry Brown. CAA Greater Inland Empire supported Washington, who is keenly aware of the need for high-density housing in Riverside County. In the city of San Bernardino, voters overwhelmingly passed Measure L, which was supported by CAA Greater Inland Empire, the mayor and six of seven council members. Measure… Read More

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ONTARIO — When it comes to the economy, things are neither booming nor busting, says Professor Jay Prag of the Drucker School of Management. Prag and Steve PonTell, chief executive officer and president of National Community Renaissance, spoke at the California Apartment Association’s Professional Property Managers’ Forum on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The CAA Greater Inland Empire event attracted about 80 rental housing professionals to the DoubleTree Ontario Airport. The good news is that Prag disagrees with the opinion of some economists, who are predicting another recession looming in the distance for the U.S. He said that a condition “just isn’t… Read More

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The California Apartment Association has named Matthew Buck as its new executive in the Greater Inland Empire. Buck assumed his new role July 1. Now vice president of public affairs, he previously served CAA members in the region as government affairs director. CAA’s Greater Inland Empire office spans the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside and the eastern region of Los Angeles County. “In his tenure as government affairs director for us the last few years, Buck has proven he’s ready to assume responsibility for CAA’s public affairs operations in the Greater Inland Empire,” said Tom Bannon, chief executive officer of… Read More

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CAA Greater Inland Empire’s new location is 10390 Commerce Center Drive, C-240, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.

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The California Apartment Association Greater Inland Empire has donated $10,000 to Inland Empire United Way. The funds will assist United Way in providing a safety net for those in crisis and helping youth to achieve future self‐sufficiency. Six months ago, CAA and United Way formed a partnership aimed at working together to battle poverty and homelessness in the Inland Empire, where one in four children are part of a family that is struggling to make ends meet. Since that time, CAA members have begun volunteering, donating, and exploring ways to support United Way’s mission in the region. “Inland Empire United… Read More

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A law in Hesperia that allows the police chief to order the eviction of tenants from rental housing violates the U.S. Constitution, the California Apartment Association says in a letter to the city. The police chief’s eviction authority is part of Hesperia’s Crime Free Rental Housing ordinance, a pilot program that took effect Jan. 1. The ordinance also requires criminal background screenings, conducted by the Police Department, for all prospective tenants and mandates registration and inspection of all covered properties as well as the use a of crime-free addendum. “Unfortunately, compliance guidance is impossible to provide as many key provisions… Read More

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The CAA Greater Inland Empire Advisory Board has unanimously approved Kelly Vickers from Sares-Regis Group as chairwoman for 2016. As a regional vice president for the Sares-Regis Group, Vickers oversees company operations in the Inland Empire and San Diego. She has more than 17 years of property management experience in both an on-site and multi-site capacity and previously worked for Lewis Management Corp., Beacon Property Management and Equity Residential Property Trust. With CAA, Vickers served as vice chairwoman on the Inland Empire board for the last two years and currently chairs its political action committee. Vickers said CAA Greater Inland… Read More

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  U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald this week thanked members of the California Apartment Association’s Greater Inland Empire Division for helping to end homelessness among veterans in San Bernardino County. In October, San Bernardino County asked CAA for help finding housing for the county’s remaining 200 homeless veterans. This prompted CAA and the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino to host a webinar on how CAA members could help. Several CAA members stepped forward to provide housing, including Cannon Management, the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, Quality Management Group and National CORE Renaissance.… Read More

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Nearly 400 people gathered last month for Tapped & Uncorked, an event that celebrated a year full of achievements by CAA Greater Inland Empire. The second annual event came to the Riverside Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 12. Jennifer Halstead of Alliance Residential offered enthusiastic opening remarks, welcoming her fellow members of the Greater Inland Empire advisory board and introducing CAA IE’s executive director, Tim Johnson. “This is what it’s all about, coming together as one,” Johnson told the audience. “We’re strengthening our industry through one shared voice. Participating in our events and being engaged fuels CAA Greater Inland Empire’s… Read More

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