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Redbook Blues: Internal Customers
Redbook Blues: Internal Customers

As WAK Property Management President, I am focused on two customer bases: external (current and future residents) and internal (employees, owners, investors, etc.). As the leader of WAK, I’m keenly aware that my company’s best assets wear tennis shoes! Our employees matter. Your... Continue Reading

by John Gillespie
06/7/2021


Look for the Watermark 
Look for the Watermark 

John Mitchell served as AATC's CEO for nearly 29 years. I recently heard an excellent sermon comparing change to a sudden attack of vertigo. At first, glance that may sound like a weird analogy but look deeper. If you’ve never experienced this dizzying experience, watch out! It’s... Continue Reading

by John Mitchell
06/7/2021


Pillow Talk: Twenty-something
Pillow Talk: Twenty-something

Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby depicts the excesses of America in the “roaring” 1920s. Last century’s roaring ’20s has become this century’s raging '20s: global pandemic, contentious elections, social justice reform; and more importantly to multifamily... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
06/7/2021


President's Letter: A Season of Change
President's Letter: A Season of Change

I am writing this as your President-Elect knowing we have quite a bit of change occurring all around us in our personal lives, communities, the Association, and our general society. While we head into this continued change, our main focus should be clear communication and a plan for how we move... Continue Reading

by Michael Payne
06/7/2021


AATC Announces $5,000 in scholarship Money Still Available.
AATC Announces $5,000 in scholarship Money Still Available.

Members of the Apartment Association of Tarrant County are eligible to apply for educational financial assistance from the AATC Scholarship Fund which provides professionals in the property management industry with financial assistance toward professional growth and continuing... Continue Reading

by Lane Beene
06/7/2021


Become a Certified Apartment Leasing Professional!
Become a Certified Apartment Leasing Professional!

Earning your CALP credential, many people's first industry credential shows your employer that you're committed to a career in residential property management. Set Yourself APART from other leasing professionals by earning your national designation recognized across the country by the National... Continue Reading

by Sarah Turner
06/7/2021


Partner with Tenants Now to Apply for Free Rent, Utilities Assistance 
Partner with Tenants Now to Apply for Free Rent, Utilities Assistance 

By Kristen Camareno, Mindy Cochran and Mary-Margaret Lemons Prevent Evictions and Pay Your Bills COVID-19 and the subsequent eviction moratoriums of the past year created a cruel irony for many property owners and landlords: tenants who lost jobs or income as a result of the pandemic could no... Continue Reading

06/4/2021


Welcome New Members!
Welcome New Members!

As we get geared up and prepared for the summer, let us turn the heat up by welcoming our newest supplier-partners, properties, and management-owner members! Let us give them a warm welcome in being a part of our AATC family. We encourage you to shop our dedicated members first for any of the... Continue Reading

by Charles Stroud
06/4/2021


Stabilized Properties Holding Their Own
Stabilized Properties Holding Their Own

Stabilized Properties Holding Their Own Apartment demand was up through April of this year compared to the pre-pandemic level of April 2019, rent growth has reemerged, and average occupancy has held steady despite an increase in new supply for the Greater Fort Worth market. This rebound is an... Continue Reading

by Jordan Brooks
06/4/2021


Don't Miss out On CAM or CAS!
Don't Miss out On CAM or CAS!

The Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) is a vital link between the resident and the community owners and investors. Earning your CAM credential gives you the knowledge to increase your community’s net operating income. Whether you’re new to apartment management or a long-time property... Continue Reading

05/12/2021


President's Letter: You Can’t Spell Challenge Without Change
President's Letter: You Can’t Spell Challenge Without Change

As we shift from Winter to Spring, change is in the air! Sometimes we have incredible Texas sunshine and blue skies and then, sometimes 5 minutes later even, we have 40 mph winds and driving rain…as with all things that change, we adapt and overcome! This month I’d like to challenge... Continue Reading

by Jason Busboom
05/11/2021


New Members: Apr 30, 2021
New Members: Apr 30, 2021

Even after Cinco de Mayo, we still have to continue the celebration by welcoming our newest supplier-partners, properties, and management-owner members! Let’s give them a warm welcome in being a part of our AATC family. We encourage you to shop our dedicated members first for any of the... Continue Reading

by Charles Stroud
05/11/2021