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Pillow Talk: The Process
Pillow Talk: The Process

In 2021, we examined Advocacy by the Numbers. This year, we take an in-depth look at advocacy basics. Last month, we explored the three P’s: people, politics, and policies. If the right people make the right policies, then the politics will align. If politics comes before people or... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
02/2/2022


REDBOOK Blues - Don’t Like the Weather?
REDBOOK Blues - Don’t Like the Weather?

Texans like to make fun of our crazy weather. You have heard the jokes and one-liners: 1) if you do not like the weather in Texas, wait a minute, it will change; 2) we have four distinct seasons in Texas, they all happen in one week and in no particular order; or 3) nice winter we’re having... Continue Reading

by Nicole Zaitoon
02/2/2022


President's Letter: Will You Dance With Me?
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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


Pillow Talk – The Final Countdown
Pillow Talk – The Final Countdown

This is the final article in our year-long series: Advocacy by the Numbers. Last month, we explored addition and subtraction (i.e., the Census impact on redistricting). This month we finish our in-depth look at quantitative advocacy by exploring political action committees (PAC). AATC’s... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
12/3/2021