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Welcome New Members in April 2022!
Welcome New Members in April 2022!

We welcome our newest members to the AATC Family! We encourage everyone to extend a warm welcome when you meet them. As always, you can view detailed information about all of our members at our online directory: AATC Suppliers: https://www.aatcnet.org/supplier-directory AATC Property List:... Continue Reading

04/8/2022


Redbook Blues: Flat Broke
Redbook Blues: Flat Broke

Remember the "good old days" pre-COVID-19 when the Tarrant County economy was booming? Rents, occupancies, the number of units, and values are at all-time highs. Monthly rent delinquencies were in single digits. Those were good times!! While the full effects of COVID-19 vaccines are not known, my... Continue Reading

by Nicole Zaitoon
03/4/2022


President's Letter: Start Somewhere
President's Letter: Start Somewhere

Mark Twain once said, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” When you sit down to start a task, do you think about what you get out of it beforehand? Do you weigh what’s in it for you? Sure, we all do, and we shouldn’t start anything in life without knowing the... Continue Reading

by Patty Utley
03/4/2022


Pillow Talk: The PAC
Pillow Talk: The PAC

This year, we take an in-depth look at advocacy basics. Last month, we explored the process. The process involves procedures, rules, customs, and precedents. The process also includes the interactions between society and political institutions. This month, we look at AATC Political Action... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
03/4/2022


Circademics: One Thing. Really Well.
Circademics: One Thing. Really Well.

As a child, I looked forward to attending the circus every year. There is something about the Big Show that is invigorating—watching all that talent under one Big Top. It was always amazing to me that everyone knew their craft so well. The clowns were never out of character, and the... Continue Reading

by Katy Polanco
03/4/2022


When It Comes to UGM, AATC Has Heart
When It Comes to UGM, AATC Has Heart

AATC Community Services Chair, JoAnn Beard, BH Management, and UGM Bowling Title Sponsor, Amy Alvarez, MFI. According to a report from the Council of Economic Advisors, for every 10,000 people in this country, 17 of those are homeless. In Texas, that number is 9.4 out of every 10,000... Continue Reading

by JoAnn Beard
03/4/2022


Market Update: Mar 2022
Market Update: Mar 2022

Greater Fort Worth Still Bucking National Demand Trend National apartment demand fell 75% in January compared to January of 2021. While other major Texas markets fit into that picture to mostly lesser degrees, Greater Fort Worth was one to buck the trend entirely. All numbers will refer to... Continue Reading

by Jordan Brooks
03/4/2022


Education is an Adventure
Education is an Adventure

TAA Red Book Seminars 2022 ARE HERE! -- Sponsored by ALN First, the TAA’s Red Book Seminars are right around the corner. This year we will host 2-In Person seminars on March 30th and May 18th. Both seminars will be held at Hurst Conference Center from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Kimberly Sims of... Continue Reading

by Gregory Ann Goldrick
02/7/2022


Join a Committee!
Join a Committee!

One of the best ways for association members to realize a significant return on membership investment is by serving on one of our committees. You’ll meet new people, make new friends, and develop valuable new business relationships. Many of our volunteer-driven committees are open to... Continue Reading

02/4/2022


Market Update: Feb 2022
Market Update: Feb 2022

A Final Look at a Year For the Ages 2021 will be a year discussed and referenced in multifamily circles well into the future. Nationally, historic apartment demand sent average occupancy higher, lease concession availability lower, and rent growth into the stratosphere. The Dallas – Fort... Continue Reading

by Jordan Brooks
02/4/2022


Diversity and Inclusion: Will You Dance With Me?
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!
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