This year’s CAA Greater East Bay GEMM Awards attracted a record-breaking 510 attendees. CAA Contra Costa Napa Solano and RHA Serving Southern Alameda County held the 13th annual celebration Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. The event honored the industry’s elite individuals and properties in 17 categories. Judges picked from nearly 300 nominees. And the winners are: Category: Lifetime Achievement Honoree: John Sullivan, Emerald Properties Category: Porter/Groundskeeper Honoree: Randy Bueno, SPM Properties, Inc. Category: Service Technician (1-150 Units) Honoree: Jason Ulloa, Castle Management Category: Service Technician (151+ Units) Honoree: Federico Cruz, Park Regency LLC Category: Maintenance Supervisor… Read More
In just four days, the Richmond City Council will again take up a proposal to institute rent control and a just-cause eviction ordinance. CAA is calling on its members with property in Richmond to attend the Tuesday, July 21, meeting and argue against these flawed policies. As they have in recent meetings, tenant advocates Tuesday will likely make impassioned pleas for rent control and a just-cause eviction ordinance, while arguing against the creation of a rent mediation board, the most sensible option under consideration. It’s imperative that CAA and its members continue to dispell the myths surrounding rent control and… Read More
As the push to adopt rent control and just-cause eviction in Richmond gains traction, it’s vital that members of the rental housing industry band together and voice their objections. Members can fight these flawed policies by either emailing City Council members or attending the Tuesday, July 21, council meeting. Advocates for rent control certainly will mount a show of force, wearing yellow shirts, carrying signs and raring to testify. They’ll come from groups such as the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization, Tenants Together and labor unions. The California Apartment Association’s membership must also… Read More
PLEASANT HILL — A panel of experts will offer an economic forecast next week for Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties and delve into the implications for the rental housing industry. The California Apartment Association’s 2015 Economic Outlook, set for Wednesday, Feb. 25, will provide an analysis of economic and demographic indicators in the region. Further, the panelists will explore what’s driving those indicators and likely impacts on the apartment business. CAA’s morning-long program will help landlords and property managers put market trends into perspective. With talk of rent control in some regional cities, it’s vital that multifamily professionals understand… Read More
Make sure your company gets the attention it deserves as hundreds of rental housing decision-makers gather for CAA Connect – Northern California Rental Housing Conference & Expo. This premiere California Apartment Association event returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center on Wednesday, April 8. Exhibitor booths and sponsorship opportunities are now on sale. Take advantage of this opportunity to put your products in front of the most influential members of the multi-family housing industry. What you need to know What: CAA Connect – Northern California Rental Housing Conference & Expo When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 Where:… Read More
Talk about a full plate. Besides great barbecue, the menu for CAA’s end-of-the-year membership luncheon in Pleasant Hill this month included a rundown on new laws, tips on saving energy, and philanthropy for local veterans. It was all served up Thursday, Nov. 13, at Back Forty Texas BBQ.
The California Apartment Association’s Ask an Attorney seminar series made its Solano County debut this week with a question-and-answer session in Fairfield. The seminar, held Thursday, Jan. 9, provided a venue for members to receive expert input about legal issues that owners and managers commonly face. Rental housing professionals asked about topics such as service animals, medical marijuana, bedbugs and new smoke alarm requirements. The speaker, attorney Brian Rosales, answered questions to clear any confusion and help property managers operate legally. Rosales, for example, urged attendees to inquire carefully regarding a tenant’s need for a service animal. “You cannot ask… Read More
A workshop on defeating bedbugs this week left only a few empty seats at the Concord City Council Chambers. The California Apartment Association and city of Concord designed the event, Monday, Nov. 18, with apartment owners, managers and tenants in mind, particularly with recently reported bedbug infestations in several apartment complexes along the Monument Corridor. Panelists included the following: Gail Getty, Getty Entomological Research & Consulting, Domus Institute Andrew M. Sutherland, UC California Urban Integrated Pest Management Tami Stuparich, vice president, general operations manager, California American Exterminator Puneet Singh, managing partner with the Law Offices of Kimball, Tirey & St.… Read More