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On the eve of the California Apartment Association’s June board meeting, members of the Legislature’s Moderate Democratic Caucus joined CAA VIPs for dinner. About 20 of the “Mods” attended the event Wednesday, June 17, at Mulvaney’s in Sacramento. Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, recognized the members of the caucus in attendance, and each spoke for a couple minutes. A highlight of the dinner included Sen. Jerry Hill presenting a Senate resolution to Ron Granville. The resolution recognizes Granville’s leadership as president of the Association in 2014. Photos by Mike Nemeth

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Four rental housing leaders will address the economy, apartment trends and other issues next week during CAA Connect — Northern California Rental Housing Conference & Expo. The multifamily executives will speak during CEO Panel – A Conversation with the Industry’s Leading Executives, scheduled from 1 p.m. to 1:50  p.m. in Ballroom K of the Santa Clara Convention Center. The panelists include the following: Mike Bissell, president of multifamily property management at the SARES-REGIS Group. Thomas Scott, president and co-founder of Cambridge Management Co. Jeff Bosshard, president of multifamily operations for Woodmont Real Estate Services. Julie Brawn-Whitesides, executive vice president at… Read More

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A small group of CAA Greater Inland Empire members broke bread with California state Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown and Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez last week. The event, Friday, March 13, at the Ontario Double Tree, marked the CAA division’s first Leadership Roundtable of 2015. The Roundtable came just a few days after CAA’s Legislative Conference, at which members from throughout the state visited with lawmakers at the Capitol. Although the Inland Empire delegation was unable to meet with Brown in Sacramento because of a scheduling conflict, the Roundtable provided another opportunity to meet with the lawmaker. Brown took more than an hour… Read More

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About 200 property management professionals from throughout California converged on Sacramento on Tuesday, gaining key insights into bills that could affect their businesses. Brimming with knowledge about the proposals, they then headed to the Capitol to sit down with lawmakers and discuss their concerns. These grass-roots activities helped define the California Apartment Association’s annual Legislative Conference. The daylong event began at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown, where CAA’s government affairs team explained why landlords should care about some of the most visceral bills introduced this session. Among the highest profile proposals for CAA are those dealing with short-term vacation rentals,… Read More

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The California Apartment Association has confirmed that Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen will speak at CAA’s Legislative Conference. Olsen, who represents the 12th Assembly District in the Central Valley, is the first mother of school-aged children to lead either a Republican or Democratic caucus in the California Legislature, according to her website. The lawmaker, first elected to the Assembly in 2010, became chief Republican whip in her first term. In 2012, the Regional Council of Rural Counties named her Legislator of the Year. Besides hearing from Olsen, Legislative Conference attendees will join their industry peers, head to the Capitol and… Read More

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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.

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A small group of CAA Greater Inland Empire members broke bread with four local mayors Friday, Oct. 17, during the association’s third Leadership Roundtable of 2014. With more than two elected officials taking part this time, organizers changed the format, pairing each member with a mayor during lunch. They got to spend nearly an hour together. The event took place at the National Community Renaissance’s office in Rancho Cucamonga. Participating mayors included Paul Leon (Ontario); Carey Davis (San Bernardino); Dennis Michael (Rancho Cucamonga); and Karen Spiegel (Corona). “I’ve never been to a rental housing industry event; it was an honor… Read More

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At the CAA Annual Membership Meeting, President Ron Granville, CPM, announced the results of the 2015 California Apartment Association Board of Directors’ election. Granville welcomed newly elected and returning directors to the board during the yearly membership meeting Thursday, Oct. 16.  Voting for the 2015 CAA Board of Directors closed Oct. 7. In accordance with the CAA bylaws, directors serve a term of three years; regional directors serve a term of two years. Newly elected directors begin their terms Jan. 1. 2015 newly elected members of the CAA Board of Directors, representing specific membership categories, are as follows: Independent Rental… Read More

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The California Apartment Association is working to defeat a November ballot measure that would levy unfair and exorbitant taxes that hurt both landlords and renters in Antioch. CAA’s campaign, dubbed “No on Measure O,” includes a coalition of seniors, homeowners and local business owners. However, this tax would not resolve the city’s chronic deficits — and is likely to be used for nothing more than City Hall salaries. Because Measure O was presented as a general tax, the City Council does not have to specify where or how the additional tax revenues will be spent. Besides singling out one segment… Read More

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Members of the California Apartment Association’s Inland Empire Division hosted a meet-and-greet breakfast with Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, R-Escondido. The gathering took place July 24 at Cape May at Harveston, a Sares-Regis Group property in Temecula. Several representatives from Sares-Regis Group, Alliance, Camden and National CORE sat with Waldron for more than an hour, sharing their concerns and discussing current issues at their rental properties. “The meeting provided Assemblywoman Waldron with first-hand information about rental housing needed to help protect our industry in the state Capitol,” said Tim Johnson, executive director of CAA’s Inland Empire  Division, also known as CAA-AAGIE. “Every… Read More

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