MAA Insider: WooSox, Education Panel and MAA Awards!

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MAA Insider - September 2022
GBREB NEWS

GBREB Public Statement:  Proposed Boston Gas Ban

On August 16, 2022, Greg Vasil, CEO of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, issued the following statement in response to Mayor Wu's move to seek to ban fossil fuels in the construction of new buildings in Boston: 

“While we share and admire Mayor Wu’s dedication to combatting climate change, we are deeply concerned by fully banning fossil fuels from new construction and the negative impacts such a blunt change will have on the critical need for housing production. Construction costs are already too high due to inflation and national supply chain challenges. Banning fossil fuels in new developments will only increase costs further. This ban would be especially problematic in a city like Boston, which produces huge levels of housing and is an economic engine for all development. Housing production is key to overcoming our state’s housing crisis. Instead of taking part in the state’s pilot program to ban fossil fuels in new developments, we believe the city and state should await the results of the pilot program before considering if and how Boston may implement this ban.”

GBREB Public Statement: Proposed Boston Gas Ban
MAA Insider: Golf Photos,  Red Sox Summer Outing and WooSox!

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MAA Insider - August 2022
MAA President's & Achievement Awards 
Call for Entries are Open! 

 
The 2022 Massachusetts Apartment Association President's & Achievement Awards honor the hard work, great service, and important skills within our apartment industry. 
  
MAA encourages all apartment industry professionals to consider nominating deserving colleagues, impressive communities, and outstanding companies for the 2022 Awards. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony on Wednesday, November 30th at the Westin Copley Place. Learn more.
  
Deadline for Submissions is Friday, August 26!
 

Community of Excellence Awards
The Community of Excellence Awards recognize excellence in a range of multifamily property styles, sizes and ages and celebrate the best in property management, based on service to residents, to the community, financial performance. 

  • Affordable Community of the Year
  • Senior Community of the Year
  • Small Community of the Year (Under 150 Units)
  • Large Community of the Year (150+ Units)
  • New Construction Community of the Year (Small) (Under 150 Units, built within past 2 years)
  • New Large Construction Community of the Year (Large) (150+ Units, built within past 2 years)
  • Sustainable Living Innovation Award
  • Renovated Community of the Year - New Category 2022

Professional Achievement Awards
The Professional Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond within their professional career and made significant contributions to the multifamily housing industry.
  • Apartment Maintenance Technician of the Year 
  • Apartment Maintenance Supervisor of the Year 
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Leasing Professional of the Year
  • Apartment Manager of the Year
  • Independent Rental Owner of the Year
  • Portfolio Manager or Supervisor

Company of the Year Awards
The Company of the Year Awards recognize organizations for their significant contributions to their staff, local community and the multifamily housing industry. 

  • Leading Organization in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Supplier Company of the Year
 
To submit a nomination or to learn more about the award categories, please go to maaawards.com.

For questions, contact Sharon Cheng.

2022 MAA Awards - Call for Entries
MAA Insider: Golf, Seaport Property Tour and Red Sox Summer Outing!

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MAA Insider - July 2022
MAA Insider: Expo 2022 Photos Available,  Register for Education Event and Certification Courses!

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MAA Insider - June 2022
MAA Insider: Meet our 117 Exhibitors at the MAA Expo, Register for Education Event and Certification Courses!

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MAA Insider - May 2022
MAA Supplier Spotlight: Flamingo Resident Engagement!

Read all about Flamingo, this month's Supplier Spotlight.
MAA Supplier Spotlight - Flamingo
Register for Expo, Affiliate Spotlight Flamingo, Certificate Programs, and Recaps!

Read the April Insider.
MAA Insider - April 2022
Register for the Market Webinar 3/15 and the Expo!

Read the MAA Insider: March Edition.
MAA Insider - March 2022

2022 GBREB Foundation Scholarship Event:   June 7, 2022

The Fund was established in 2012 with the goal of assisting economically disadvantaged young people attend and graduate from college by providing them with financial aid counseling and economic assistance.  To achieve this goal the GBREB Foundation has with Bottom Line, a Boston based organization that helps students from low-income families find an affordable path to a postsecondary education, and then through college with mentorship and life skills to prepare them for the workforce.   

The GBREB Foundation has awarded over 400 , two-year scholarships, since its inception which range in amount from $ 1,000 to $5,000, and are designed to supplement and not affect the financial aide package that the student receives from the institution they wish to attend.  These “last dollar in scholarships,” can often be the determining factor in deciding whether or not to attend college.

The GBREB Foundation Event traditionally recognizes leaders in Massachusetts real estate, business, and government for their service to the community, especially those who are particularly philanthropic, or trendsetters and trailblazers in giving back to Greater Boston.  
 
2022 Scholarship Application:
We encourage eligible students to APPLY HERE by the April 1st deadline.  Questions on how to apply?  Contact Ryan Burton at Bottom Line [email protected]
GBREB Scholarship Event
Register for CAMT, calling for MAA Expo speakers, join a committee!

Read the MAA Insider: February Edition.
MAA Insider - February 2022

 

Dear MAA Members,

We want to thank you for your active participation and continued support of MAA! 2021 has continued to be a good year, despite the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. MAA hosted 10 timely webinars and we were happy to gather with our members again for our in-person Golf Tournament in July and MAA President's and Achievement Awards this month!

We are looking forward to what promises to be a great 2022 with upcoming events including the MAA Expo on May 10th!

Please check your spam email if you did not receive a renewal invoice from us last week.

Highlights of 2021 include:

  • We hosted two in-person events, the July Golf Tournament and MAA Expo in October, two socially distanced opportunities for our members to reunite
  • We hosted terrific educational programs including 10 webinars throughout the year.
  • We gave our members the chance to network and collaborate in-person and virtually at committee meetings in a hybrid format.
  • We hosted a robust and engaged President's & Achievement Awards, with the in-person dinner on December 1st at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston.

We hope you will renew your MAA membership, you won't want to miss out on all that's coming in 2022!

Annual membership dues are increasing beginning February 1, 2022. Renew before January 31st to keep your 2021 rate.

Here's how you can renew:

  • Renew Online by logging into your online MAA account. By renewing online, a receipt will automatically be sent to you. If you don't know your username and password, please email Kayla or Allison.
  • Fill out the completed invoice and send your payment to Kayla or Allison.
  • Call Kayla, (207) 423-5236 or Allison, (603) 204-1211 to renew over the phone.
  • Send your payment information via snail mail to MAA (Attn: Allison Silva), Three Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite, Boston, MA 02108.

*Please note the deadline for renewals is January 31st, 2022.


Renew your MAA 2022 Membership!
GBREB NEWS

New Report: Rent Control Would Cut Housing Supply, Lower Values & Tax Revenue in Boston, Across Massachusetts

A new analysis shows rent control proposals would drastically reduce the supply of apartments, property values and tax revenue in Boston and throughout Massachusetts if the Legislature rescinds the voter-approved ban on the policy.

The new NAA reports analyze the impact if a 3% annual cap on apartment rents is implemented in Boston or across the state, as proposed in current legislation. Among the key findings:
● New apartment supply will drop by more than 700 units per year;
●  Apartment property values will drop by more than $260 million; and
●  Property tax revenue to the City of Boston will drop by more than $2 million annually.

Across Massachusetts, the negative outcomes increase exponentially:
● Impacts 40%, or more than 18,000 units of foregone new housing stock and existing units potentially lost due to infeasible repairs and upgrades of existing stock;
● Apartment property values drop by more than $820 million; and
Property tax revenue to cities and towns will drop by more than $7 million annually.

The reports further notes that, in Boston, apartments and their residents contribute more than $54 billion to the regional economy annually, and support more than 228,000 jobs. Throughout the state, apartments and their residents contribute more than $60 billion to the Massachusetts economy each year, and support more than 268,000 jobs. But if a 3% annual cap on apartment rents is implemented, both the economic strength and massive workforce created by the apartment industry would come under serious threat.

IMPACTS OF RENT CONTROL: MASSACHUSETTS
IMPACTS OF RENT CONTROL: BOSTON

New Rent Control Report
Happy New Year! Check out what's happening this year and Renew your 2022 Membership!

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MAA Insider - January 2022

Postponed - Fall Date TBD

Thinking about the safety of our members and staff, we have decided to postpone Maintenance Mania scheduled for February 3rd. We will plan to host Maintenance Mania in the Fall! Stay tuned for more information!

For questions, please contact Kayla Burmeister.

Maintenance Mania 2022 POSTPONED

Upcoming Events

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2022 MAA CALP
ATI Restoration
9:00am
 
GBREB CRE Career Showcase
Zoom
4:00pm
 
MAA Panel: Excellence in Customer Service
CORT Furniture
3:15pm