The Nevada State Apartment Association (NVSAA) is a not-for-profit organization who provides the Nevada multihousing industry with legislative support, education and community outreach to benefit our membership and the communities we serve. The NVSAA is devoted to supporting the diversity, integrity and ever-changing environment of the multifamily industry. We are devoted to you.
NVSAA's Primary Obligations to its Members and the Industry
The NVSAA has extensive Government Affairs objectives. First and foremost, we are here to serve you in all legislative issues. We educate you on government activity happening at the Federal, State and at the city or local level through work with the National Apartment Association (NAA). NVSAA monitors all local city council and local organizations by utilizing its experienced Legislative Committee, who monitors all local legislation and how this legislation may affect the membership of the Association. Through monitoring and communicating these potential dangers, NVSAA strives to protect Nevada's apartment assets and integrity. With our members combined efforts, NVSAA can serve the industry's best interests and your best interests.
Below is a list of legislative issues in 2009 and 2011 which the NVSAA represented its members and worked to ensure these bills did not negatively effect our industry moving forward.
AB189 (Bill Defeated) NVSAA Opposed Bill
Bill extended eviction timeline
AB226 (Bill Amended and Passed) NVSAA Helped Amended Biill; Supported Amendment
Revises various provisions governing landlords and tenants.
AB313 (Bill Defeated) NVSAA Opposed Bill
Capped late fees and extended eviction timeline (which rolled over from AB189)
AB419 (Bill Passed Legislature; Vetoed by Governor) NVSAA Opposed Bill
Prohibited creditors from garnishing some debtor assets; NVSAA pushed Governor to veto with help of its Lobbyist
SB137 (Bill Passed) NVSAA Supported Bill
Provides for the placement of recycling containers in apartment communities; NVSAA pushed for language changes before supporting this bill; Those changes were implemented
The NVSAA offers a variety of educational offerings throughout the year to fit the needs of rental property owners, mid-to upper-level management company executives, property supervisors, maintenance supervisors and on-site personnel.
Education is critical in expanding and improving the multifamily industry. NVSAA's education program was designed and organized by your NVSAA Education Committee. The key to the success in our industry -- and that of our businesses individually -- lies in creating educated professionals who understand important issues and have top notch skills. Not only does education make for better management and better employees but it minimizes potential liabilities for owners and managers. NVSAA Education is put together with your needs in mind.
The NVSAA is dedicated to making a significant difference in your community. Each year, Association members, along with hard-working volunteers on the NVSAA Outreach Committee, focus on several projects to assist local non-profit organizations. Together with you, the focus is on helping to improve the lives of individuals in our community. These organizations benefit from NVSAA's generous contributions in terms of volunteer hours, in-kind services and direct funding. NVSAA continues to work with and support the following organizations:
NVSAA holds several outreach projects each year, such as, food drives, clothing drives, auctions, community improvement projects (like "Paint the Town") and aiding less fortunate families in our community.
Social Networking Opportunities
Throughout the year NVSAA hosts dinners featuring current issues facing our industry and with speakers who discuss topics which benefit members and non-members. NVSAA has an extensive calendar of activities, meetings and social gatherings which are designed to provide members an opportunity to build business and personal relationships, showcasing their company's products and services. Most of all, NVSAA just wants you to have fun!!
Some examples of NVSAA social events are:
Exciting Times for NVSAA!
Introducing Our New Billing Structure
This is a very exciting time for us! We are offering more opportunities for our members than ever in key areas: Education, Legislative, Networking.
We are also creating ways to do business better. This allows us to build upon our foundation, and facilitate future growth.
The Nevada State Apartment Association is pleased to announce a streamlined billing structure for our membership. We are moving to a calendar year membership cycle where all members will pay their dues in January and enjoy membership benefits through December of that year.
The goal is to shift our entire membership to this more efficient billing cycle by January 1, 2017.
As such, it’s important to begin the process now. Handling membership in this manner is in line with many other Associations across the country and is design designed to minimize confusion on expiration dates and make the budgeting process easier.
Our goal is to make the transition as easy as possible:
If your membership renewal falls due between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. You will receive an invoice that includes the remaining months of 2015 and all of 2016. Conveniently, your membership will be paid through the end of 2016. The remaining association members expiring in 2016 will receive prorated invoices to finish out next year’s membership. This process puts us on track to begin annual billing for the association, as a whole, in 2017.
Thank you for your cooperation as we make these changes! YOU are what makes the NVSAA the premier multi-family housing association in the region. Let’s keep going and growing!
If you have questions, you can reach me at 702.862.0165
My best to you,
Shelly A. Cochran
Record-setting tourism and the strongest convention attendance in several years are driving employment growth and creating apartment demand Las Vegas. Job growth is well above the national average, spurring developers to complete projects that were mothballed since the recession. In addition, multifamily permitting is trending more than 60 percent higher as builders rush to keep up with demand for rental space. While more than 1,400 apartments have been completed during the past year, vacancy fell sharply and concession activity nearly halted on well-located properties near employment hubs. The leisure and hospitality sector is providing the biggest job gains in the economy, although more corporations are relocating to the metro due to its position as a travel destination and the lack of a state income tax. The new workers hired by these companies are choosing to rent in prime areas to the southwest of the city, close to shopping centers, freeways and the Strip. Single-family housing costs in these areas are above the metro average, spurring strong rental growth and pushing vacancy down. Tightening operations will lift rents up 3.4 percent this year, more than 100 basis points above inflation.
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