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The California Apartment Association will present a pair of economic forecasts in the next week – one in the Silicon Valley, the other in Southern California. Both events take place Thursday, Jan. 29. At the Southern California event, Greg Willett of MPF Research will speak at CAA Orange County’s Professional Property Managers’ Forum in In Newport Beach. Willett, head of the research and analysis team at MPF, tracks and evaluates evaluating trends in multifamily market fundamentals. He is well versed on multifamily market conditions and activity nationally, by metro, and in many individual neighborhoods. Willett began his tenure in the… Read More

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For the second time this fall, a division of the California Apartment Association has formally changed its name to more clearly reflect the region it serves. CAA South Coast is now CAA Orange County. Melinda Graham, chairwoman of the division, announced the official new name during the division’s annual meeting Dec. 5. The announcement came just a few weeks after the association announced that CAA-AAGIE is now CAA Greater Inland Empire. News of this name change came at CAA Greater Inland Empire’s Tapped & Uncorked event. As part of a statewide rebranding initiative, each CAA division reassessed its name. Stay… Read More

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By SHANT APEKIAN Republicans and Moderate Democrats – including numerous allies of the apartment industry — enjoyed major victories in California on Election Day, giving the California Apartment Association reason to celebrate. During this election cycle, the California Apartment Association’s Political Action Committee spent roughly $2 million ensuring the election of candidates who will defend the interests of the multifamily housing industry. Bolstered by CAAPAC’s political support, voter frustration with the status quo and record-low voter turnout, business-friendly candidates garnered vital wins. Statewide, Gov. Brown easily secured a fourth term, and Democrats once again swept all the constitutional offices. In… Read More

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In the 2000 film “What Women Want,” Mel Gibson’s character, Nick Marshall, can hear women’s thoughts. This ability provides veritable superpowers when it comes to relationships. You may never be a mind-reader like Marshall, but you can gain a better understanding of your tenants’ wants and needs, said Rommel Anacan, guest speaker at a California Apartment Association luncheon last week. Anacan provided key insights for keeping renters enamoured with their homes while presenting “How NOT to Lose Your Residents in 12 Months: The Secrets of Keeping Your Residents in Love With Your Community.” He delivered the presentation Thursday, Oct. 30,… Read More

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Aliso Viejo’s proposed ban on smoking in multi-family housing fizzled this week as the City Council decided to consider adding a city ombudsman instead. Such an advocate would likely listen to residents’ complaints and suggestions and help address their concerns, whether they focus on smoking or other issues. Nearly a dozen CAA Orange County members provided critical public comment during the meeting. The City Council made the decision late Wednesday after nearly two years of debate. City staff had recommended against a smoking prohibition, contending that smoking in apartments is a private matter between apartment owners and tenants. Thanks to… Read More

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Thanks in part to advocacy efforts by the California Apartment Association, the Huntington Beach City Council has reversed its decision to place a rent control measure on the November ballot. The council voted 4 to 3 on Monday, Aug. 11, to repeal the ballot measure, one month after voting to put the proposal before voters. The measure, if it had gone to voters and been approved, would have authorized the council to implement rent-stabilization guidelines for mobile home parks. “We are happy to see that rent control will not come to Huntington Beach anytime soon,” said Tommy Thompson, executive director… Read More

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The California Apartment Association’s South Coast Division presented a $50,000 check Tuesday, July 8, to help reduce homelessness in Orange County. The money, raised at a charity gala in May, went to the Orange County United Way for the Rapid Rehousing Initiative. “With our support, Rapid Rehousing will be able to help get kids and their families out of unstable housing situations, from shelters, motels, or living with too many people in an apartment, into their own apartments they can call home,” Melinda Graham, CAA South Coast’s board chairwoman, has said. Related coverage CAA South Coast gala raises tens of… Read More

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The California Apartment Association threw a charity gala in May, raising tens of thousands of dollars to help homeless families in Orange County. CAA’s South Coast Division hosted the event Wednesday, May 21, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The gala supported Orange County United Way’s efforts to move homeless families into stable, permanent rental housing. “CAA-South Coast was proud to partner this year with the Rapid Rehousing Initiative in order to help families in our community,” said Melinda Graham, chairwoman of CAA-South Coast. “Our inaugural gala demonstrated the commitment that our members have to this community. CAA is determining… Read More

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  In the above video, Tommy Thompson, executive director of the California Apartment Association’s South Coast division, discusses rental housing issues in Orange County with Lacy Kelly of the Association of California Cities. The interview will air on Cox Communications’ civic channel next week throughout Orange County.

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  The California Apartment Association will hold a charity gala this spring to reduce homelessness in Orange County. CAA’s South Coast division will hold the inaugural gala Wednesday, May 21, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. CAA has partnered with Orange County United Way to both reduce homelessness and ensure that children have permanent, quality places to live. “With our support, Rapid Rehousing will be able to help get kids and their families out of unstable housing situations, from shelters, motels, or living with too many people in an apartment, into their own apartments they can call home,” said Melinda… Read More

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