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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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The city of Anaheim on Tuesday unanimously approved a self-inspection program for multi-family housing, allowing property managers to examine apartments themselves — without paying inspection fees. This represents a big improvement over Anaheim’s original proposal to charge property owners $16 per unit for city officials to handle the inspections. After learning of this proposal last year, the California Apartment Association immediately began negotiations with the city. Over a nine-month period, CAA’s South Coast/Orange County division successfully eliminated the fee and created the self-inspection program.  To show further support of CAA, the Anaheim City Council amended the ordinance during Tuesday’s meeting… Read More

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A multifamily housing expert will provide an economic forecast for Orange County’s rental housing industry next week during a lunchtime workshop hosted by the California Apartment Association. Jay Parsons, national market analysis manager for MPF Research, will speak Thursday, Feb. 27, during the Orange County Rental Housing Economic Outlook for 2014. The event, hosted by the California Apartment Association’s South Coast Division, will be held at Radisson Newport Beach, 4545 MacArthur Blvd.,Newport Beach Attendees will learn how Orange County compares with other counties in Southern California. Moreover, the event will review occupancy, rent, supply-and-demand and expectations for 2014. Parsons heads… Read More

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More than 140 rental housing professionals heard from Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey late last month during the California Apartment Association’s inaugural Professional Property Managers Forum. The event, formally known as Lunch Club, attracted representatives from more than 25 property owners and management companies, as well as industry partners. During his address, the mayor shared his vision for Riverside, centered on the theme “Together We’re Better.” Bailey also outlined the city’s accomplishments from the past year, such as the University of California, Riverside, becoming California’s first public medical school in four decades. Additionally, the mayor discussed economic development projects planned for… Read More

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Following negotiations with CAA, Anaheim won’t make landlords pay to have code enforcement officers inspect the city’s apartments. Under an initial proposal, the inside-and-out inspections would have cost landlords $16 per unit and been a requirement to register rental housing with the city. After talking with the California Apartment Association, the city opted to allow landlords to do self-certifications. This involves filling out a questionnaire that ensures best practices and declaring that each unit is free of hazards. “We were happy that the city brought a lot of stakeholders together to look at the first draft, because it needed some… Read More

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Rancho Santa Margarita – More than 200 people gathered at the Tijeras Creek Golf Club this month for the CAA South Coast Maintenance All-Stars contest. On Thursday, Nov. 14,  88 competitors showed their skills in eight maintenance-related games, as their teams cheered from the sidelines.  For the second straight year, Camden won the Team Spirit Award. Overall Winners 1. Matt Conti – Shea Apartment Communities 2. Tony Velasquez – Irvine Company Apartment Communities 3. Loudon Cheyne – AvalonBay Communities, Inc. Blind Tool Identification 1. Brian Abarca – Irvine Company Apartment Communities 2. Alex Araujo – Sares-Regis 3. Sonia Arellano –… Read More

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Top Orange County apartment executives will receive a data-driven forecast on the rental housing market Thursday, Nov. 7, during an event co-hosted by the California Apartment Association and Competitive Analytics. Attendees will include senior executives from companies such as Camden, Western National Group, E&S Ring, Sares-Regis, Far West, Avalon Bay, and others. The invitation-only event, being held at Competitive Analytics’ DECIPHER™ Theater in Costa Mesa, will feature an interactive session with: What-if? forecasts Competitive submarket rankings Provocative discussions of major apartment markets “Industry leaders will gain deep data-based knowledge on pricing, budgeting and investment strategies,” said David Savlowitz, chief executive… Read More

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