Member Services

Our Apartment Association was born in Aug 1967 out of the collective interests of a small but visionary group of multi-housing owners and managers. The association now covers nine counties and supports over 250,000 rental units in the multifamily industry. During the past half-century, our association has been providing management and related services supporting employees, residents, and small business owners in the Fort Worth area. We have become known throughout the state and across the nation as an industry leader providing exceptional professional education curricula, effective advocacy initiatives, concise communications mediums, and unique business networking opportunities designed to support and encourage our members. Our vision for the future is quite simple — inspire the marketplace we represent.

FWAA is YOUR trade association – designed to inspire by providing award-winning professional education programs, exemplary public advocacy initiatives, effective communication mediums and a diverse network of forums for business-to-business exchanges. Quite simply, we’re here to help you be more successful!

We are where it started: PAC (political action committee), Business Exchange, Leadership Lyceum, and Maintenance Mania judging software all started here with us. Since 1967 we have been supporting the multifamily industry, its investors and colleagues, the owners and staffs and loving every minute of it! 

Our Service Area

FWAA represents more than 1,800 members
 in more than 75 municipalities throughout our 9-county region of north-central Texas. Although the majority of our attention is focused on the cities of Arlington, Bedford, Euless, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Hurst and North Richland Hills, we do our best to serve our entire region. In addition, we track advocacy initiatives in 45 school districts, nine central appraisal districts, 11 special impact districts and two college systems.

We represent the following counties: 

Erath, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, Somervell, and Wise counties.


Several property owners and onsite staff will only work with FWAA members – from turnkey services to major construction or restoration. Being a member as a supplier gives you direct access to these owners/managers and the accreditation of being a valued partner with us. When you really participate with your association you can increase profits and meet other clients, expanding your business through the state and nation with the connections you make in our association. 


To legally use the state level legal forms from applications to leases and eviction forms, you are required to be a member of your local association. As an added benefit you get access to Texas Apartment Association, National Apartment Association, Redbook & Blue Moon forms, discounted education classes, credential designations, private event invites, and so much more! 

  • ADVOCACY: We represent your best interests when it comes to dealing with every level of government rules and regulations. FWAA works closely with sister organizations like TAA, NAA, and the NMHC, as well as local government leaders to improve profitability and make sure that we are ahead of changes and policy updates. We make it our business to be in your business!
  • EDUCATION: We are determined to provide you with all the basics for your day to day business and the best of the best never stop learning! FWAA delivers the most up-to-date industry education practices and trends including NAA’s professional designate programs such as CAMT, NALP, CAPS AND CAS. Check out our education page on our website to see what education you and your coworkers can get involved with! 
  • RESOURCES: Our TAA lease forms are the best in the business and you have direct access to any lease form you could need at an apartment office. You from rental applications to pet addendums and utility details, we have got your basics covered. Our website contains a vast member directory as well. So you have direct access to a list of clients and services at all times. If you need a more specific or detailed list – just ask the staff!   
  • AFFILIATIONS: When you jump in the game with FWAA you automatically get a complimentary membership at Texas Apartment Association and National Apartment Associations. Most of our members are also involved with local chambers, other associations, and other state level groups. Each time you invest in FWAA, you join a group of people that truly care about giving back to the communities where we do business. Make sure you sign up for our volunteer list and come do community service and charity outreach with us! 
  • COMMUNICATIONS: From our online magazine to our website and social media platforms – we are constantly keeping you up to speed. Make sure you are up to date by subscribing to our online publication Dimensions Magazine for the latest on what is happening now from the perspective of your peers. Our website,, is also a great way to get the latest on local, state, and federal issues occurring in the industry. Make sure to bookmark our page so you don’t miss anything! 
  • LEADERSHIP: DFW’s Multifamily housing leaders hang out at FWAA. While honoring diversity, equality, and inclusion we are a large group that advocates for acceptance through community and mutual respect, while celebrating and embracing all individuals. You will get to know this group by helping with community outreach initiatives and spending time surrounding yourself with the people you are working with.  
  • NETWORKING: Connect with FWAA by attending one of our membership programs or events designed specifically to provide you with high quality networking opportunities while giving back to our local communities. We can get you in direct contact with top level executives and decision makers in the multifamily industry and also show you the charities and initiatives we support to better the industry. You will be a part of a community that will help expand your business mind and help you think outside the box. You’ll get to know clients, competitors, and partners that will help to drive your business into areas you never thought to explore. 

Membership and Sales:
Coni Leal,

Account Payables and Receivables:
Donna Merrill,

Special Events and Volunteering:
Mindy Barnes,

General inquiries:
Skylare Knight,

Chief Executive Officer:
Kevin Pellegrino,

Marketing, Advertising, Communications:
Ed Blinn,

Education, Classes, and Certifications:
Gregory Ann Goldrick,

Government Affairs and Legal Aid:
Perry Pillow,