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Release Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Media Contact: Caryl Bixon-Gordon (201) 796-7788

Multi-Family Housing Industry’s Premier Trade Event will Offer Education, Networking and Product Showcase

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 30, 2014 – The New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) will host its 25th Annual Conference and Expo from Monday, May 19 through Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Atlantic City Convention Center and the Borgata Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J. More than 1,500 property owners, managers, builders, leasing agents, maintenance professionals and vendors are expected to attend the premier trade show for New Jersey’s multi-family housing industry. The event offers opportunities to learn, network and explore the latest products and services on the market.

This year’s conference and expo will feature more than 240 exhibitor booths as well as a full roster of educational programs addressing the latest issues impacting the industry, from lease agreements, preventative maintenance and property management to fair housing. This year, Continuing Education Credits including Real Estate and Legal will be offered. NJAA will also provide opportunities to earn key designations such as CAM, CAMT, NALP and SHCM. Opportunities to network with industry experts include daily luncheons on the expo floor, as well as an “after-hours” cocktail reception and dance party at Borgata’s MIXX Nightclub.

“NJAA is proud to be celebrating the Silver Jubilee anniversary for what is widely recognized as the premier convention for New Jersey’s multi-family industry,” said William Dailey, president of NJAA. “Our 2014 conference will mark this milestone with even more opportunities to be inspired, informed and educated – and to relax and have some fun.”

Convention highlights will include:

  • Mon., May 19, 10:30 a.m.: Opening general session featuring an owner’s roundtable discussion of the state of the multi-family industry in New Jersey and nationally. Panelists include Luanne Acton-Ross, vice president of JMG Realty; Mitch Morgan, president of Morgan Properties; Ed Pettinella, chief executive officer of Home Properties; and Tom Beaton, senior vice president of The Dolben Company, Inc. The panel will be moderated by Brent Kohere of Home Properties, and immediate past president of NJAA.
  • Tues., May 20, 10:00 a.m.: Keynote presentation by Connie Podesta, author, educator, licensed professional counselor and former director of staff development and employee assistance. Her presentation, “Life Would Be Easy if it Weren’t for Other People: The Power of Relationships – Personal and Professional,” will provide insight into how to communicate, negotiate and mediate more effectively by decoding the mystery of human behavior.

Also as part of the Keynote program, NJAA will present its 2014 Legislative Awards. Legislators of the Year include Senator Chris Connors (R-Ocean), Ranking Member – Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee; and Asw. Marlene Caride (D-Bergen), Vice Chair – Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. NJAA’s Housing Champion award will be presented to Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III, of the N.J. Department of Community Affairs.

  • Wed., May 21, 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast presentation with nationally recognized speaker and author Doug Chasick. In his presentation, “Do Unto Others As THEY Want To Be Done Unto!,” Chasick, who is known as “The Apartment Doctor,” will discuss attitudes, policies and techniques for delivering customer service that truly serves today’s customers.

The event is open to NJAA members and non-member property owners only, and registration is required. Exhibitor space is available on a limited basis. Information and registration for members and exhibitors is available at njaa.com; non-member attendees please call 732-992-0600.

The New Jersey Apartment Association is a non-profit trade association representing owners, builders, developers and managers of nearly 190,000 rental homes in New Jersey as well as hundreds of suppliers to the multi-family housing industry. The NJAA is dedicated to providing safe, clean and affordable rental housing to more than one million families throughout the state.


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