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Over 200 rental housing professionals attended the annual CAA Greater Fresno Tradeshow and Luncheon last month at Tornino’s Banquets. Twenty-seven local industry partners showcased their products and services at the March 24 event. The vendors — from carpet cleaners to advertising companies to security services — revealed how their offerings can save owners money while making their businesses more efficient. Guest speaker Angel Rogers from S.T.A.R. (Specialized Training by Angel Rogers) provided an in-depth overview of marketing, leasing and customer service. Rogers covered trends in staffing, review sites, social media and the hottest colors trends for 2015.

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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

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The California Apartment Association this weekend honored the Greater Fresno area's top rental housing professionals and properties during the 17th Annual Mark of Distinction Awards. On Saturday, Nov. 22, nearly 700 CAA members and industry partners brimmed with anticipation as they paraded into the Fresno Convention Center to find out who would receive the coveted MOD award.

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With core values like excellence, leadership, service and community, it’s no wonder that GSF Properties in Fresno is holding a fundraiser this month to help families affected by autism. Dan McCoy, vice president of operations at GSF, talked about the fundraiser, Evening Under the Stars, in an October 2014 Fresno Bee article. “Service is something we are very passionate about,” McCoy, a CAA Fresno board member, said in the story. “We touch a lot of people’s lives every day by providing them with homes. We feel that giving back to the communities where those homes are located is a natural… Read More

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Steven R. Hrdlicka, an attorney and member of the California Apartment Association’s Fresno board, will discuss laws affecting landlords and tenants on Welcome Home Radio this Saturday morning. Don Scordino, past president of the Fresno Association of Realtors, will host the show, which airs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on ESPN 940 AM. It can be heard from Bakersfield to Sacramento and the Sierras to the Central Coast. Hrdlicka will cover topics such as how to evict a delinquent tenant, and how a tenant can get a landlord to make necessary repairs in a timely manner. Listeners can call… Read More

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CAA Greater Fresno held its third annual Reverse Trade Show on Tuesday, June 10, at the Ramada Inn in Fresno. This event is a twist on the traditional trade show, with property management companies as the exhibitors and industry partner members as the attendees. Sixteen local property management companies served as exhibitors, bringing key decision-makers from operations, marketing and maintenance departments. Industry partner members had five appointments with companies they pre-selected, each lasting eight minutes. Twenty-three industry partner members participated at this business networking event. “The CAA Greater Fresno Reverse Trade Show provided a great opportunity to learn more about… Read More

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More than 80 local CAA Greater Fresno members attended the 16th annual PAC Golf Fundraiser at the River Park Golf Center in Fresno. At the on May 21 event, golf teams played the nine-hole golf course, and the Closest to the Hole prize went to local CAA Greater Fresno member Kenneth Hendricks. Other members played croquet.  The evening concluded with a tri-tip dinner. The event raised more than $4,000 for the California Apartment Association’s political action fund. Locally, the CAA Greater Fresno PAC makes political contributions to candidates receptive to the concerns of rental property owners and managers at the… Read More

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Meth-lab type explosions occur while making pot-based product The rental housing industry is seeing an explosion in marijuana use — literally. Property damage and personal injury reports have been rising as more drug manufacturers use butane to extract and concentrate compounds from marijuana. The end product is a clear, golden brown cannabis derivative known by different names, such as hash oil, dabs, shatter, wax, milk, ear wax, honey, snake tails, or butane hash oil. In the central San Joaquin Valley it is often called “honey oil.” In 2014, there already have been several reported cases of explosions in the Fresno… Read More

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The California Apartment Association wishes to thank the dozens of sponsors who helped make the 2013 Mark of Distinction Awards possible. The 16th annual event, held Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Radisson Hotel in Downtown Fresno, secured more than 30 sponsors. Fourteen, however, deserve special mention for their generosity and were honored on stage at the event.  HD Supply Multifamily Solutions, $3,000 (Diamond) Ferguson Enterprises, $2,500 (Emerald) For Rent Media Solutions, $2,500 (Emerald) Fresno Bee  $2,500, (Emerald) WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems, $2,500 (Emerald) Crime Scene & Fatality Decontamination, $2,000 (Ruby) Buckingham Property Management, $1,500 (Sapphire) CAA Value Insurance Plan, $1,500… Read More

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Besides celebrating the best in the rental housing industry, the 16th Annual CAA Greater Fresno Mark of Distinction Awards shined a spotlight on generosity.  The Central Valley Veterans, the main beneficiary of the event, received a $2,500 check from California Apartment Association member HD Supply Multifamily Solutions. The veterans group helps vets with everything from housing to employment to education. “It’s really wonderful what we can do as a group to help those in need in our communities especially the men and women who served in our military as well as their families,” said Jason Morvay, national accounts manager for… Read More

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