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Diversity and Inclusion: Will You Dance With Me?

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Diversity and Inclusion: Will You Dance With Me?

WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME?” I owe this metaphor, dance with me, to the University of Michigan’s Robert Sellers, their chief diversity officer. So, let’s break down this metaphor. It begins as DIVERSITY in that every single person is invited to the dance—everyone, then EQUITY... Continue Reading

by Patty Utley
02/2/2022


2021 Lone Star Award Winners!

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2021 Lone Star Award Winners!

This year’s AATC Lone Star Awards Leadership Celebration was quite an adventure! We saw safari hats, animal print, and hiking boots; we even had a herd of dinosaurs in attendance. AATC’s Lone Star event is a two-in-one celebration, we begin the evening by reviewing the past... Continue Reading

by Nicole McQuarry
02/2/2022


President's Letter: Will You Dance With Me?

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President's Letter: Will You Dance With Me?

It’s All About the People I am humbled and honored to be your 2022 AATC President. It became clear to me last Friday during our Lone Star Awards Leadership Celebration (every time the crowd got excited!) that this association is more than just networking events, educational programs, or... Continue Reading

by Patty Utley
02/1/2022


President's Letter: A New Horizon

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President's Letter: A New Horizon

Patty Utley, AATC President A New Horizon I want to welcome everyone to 2022 personally! Each year, AATC is busy planning all the upcoming events, education courses, and committee meetings. It is an arduous process that is difficult to imagine until you see it first-hand.... Continue Reading

by Patty Utley
01/13/2022


Market Update: Jan 2022

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Market Update: Jan 2022

Greater Fort Worth Submarket Spotlight It has been a historic year for the multifamily industry, and Greater Fort Worth has certainly been no exception. An average occupancy increase of more than 3% through November combined with an average effective rent gain of more than 15% resulted in a net... Continue Reading

by Jordan Brooks
01/13/2022


AATC Education

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AATC Education

Education had an incredible year in 2021! Nearly 1,000+ students benefited from AATC education programs in 2021. The Education Committee with Sarah Turner as the 2021 Chair planned and executed over 47+ programs which included Basic Pool Operator, Certified Pool Operator, EPA 608... Continue Reading

by Gregory Ann Goldrick
01/13/2022


Redbook Blues

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Redbook Blues

Gone The past two years have been a challenge for all of us. My hope is that in 2022 we get back to business as usual. But I did manage to learn a few things during the pandemic, SnowVid, and the Great Resignation. First, our industry is blessed with incredible professionals both onsite and... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
01/11/2022


Pillow Talk - The Basics

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Pillow Talk - The Basics

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi began the first practice of training camp each year by holding up a football and saying to his multiple championship-winning teams: “Gentlemen, this is a football.” Coach Lombardi took nothing for granted. He did not assume that past... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
01/10/2022


PSC is Essential!

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PSC is Essential!

AATC PSC Advisory Sets 2022 Schedule For as long as there have been property owners and managers, there have been vendors and suppliers. It could be argued that one could not exist without the other. It’s a very symbiotic relationship, and one that proves that regardless of your AATC... Continue Reading

by Ed Blinn
01/10/2022


Year in Review

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Year in Review

Bigger, Stronger, Better, Together – 2021 Year in Review Our AATC family overcame unprecedented challenges in 2021 and emerged bigger, stronger, better, and, most importantly, together. Last year brought unexpected volunteer and staff leadership changes; the AATC office sale; financial... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
01/10/2022


Lone Star Awards is Here!

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Lone Star Awards is Here!

LSA Presenting Sponsor Kristen Vick, Stowe's and Nicole McQuarry, American Landmark 18 Award Categories. 402 Nominations Submitted. 135 Finalists. 54 Category Judges. 130 Hours of Judging. 18 Winners. We thought we had seen it all in 2020, and then life handed us 2021. A pandemic, eviction... Continue Reading

by Nicole McQuarry
01/10/2022


Toys for Tots Christmas Reception - Dec 9th

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Toys for Tots Christmas Reception - Dec 9th

We are excited to say that the AAGD/AATC Toys for Tots Christmas Reception returns next week! Join us Thursday, December 9th at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel and all your DFW multifamily friends to showcase $85,000 in toys raised by AAGD and AATC members. What a feat! Another year where... Continue Reading

by Bob Duff
12/3/2021