Multifamily Industry Summit

IAA Events


All members and non-members must register for the events conducted by the Indiana Apartment Association. Click here to go directly to the online registration page.

Management Panel

The management panel discussion is an opportunity for associate membersto hear valuable information from key decision makers from several management companies regardingvendor/management relationships. There will also be time dedicated for Q&A.

Property Bus Tour

The Property Bus Tour is an excellent opportunity to visit apartment communities in your market. While touring apartment models and clubhouses, you will see unique floor plans, discover new industry trends and obtain great ideas – all while enjoying valuable networking opportunities!

Midwest Multifamily Conference

The Indiana Apartment Association proudly hosts the annual Midwest Multifamily Conference held at the Indiana Convention Center. This multifamily conference and trade show is the largest of its kind in the Midwest with more than 1,500 attendees.

  • October 25-26, 2016

PAC Golf Classic

Each year the Indiana Apartment Association holds a golf outing with all proceeds going to the Indiana Multi Housing Political Action Committee, the legislative arm of the organization. IAA lobbies the State Legislature on behalf of all members on issues that have direct impact on the multifamily housing industry. Learn more about the IAA PAC Golf Classic.

FUN Meetings

Throughout the year, IAA schedules three FUN Meetings held after-hours to provide members an opportunity to network. Learn more about IAA FUN Meetings. More information about the FUN Meeting sponsorship opportunities coming soon.

New Member Orientation

The quarterly New Member Orientation is for all new members, new employees and those who want to become more involved in the Indiana Apartment Association. IAA will host this event four times a year to accommodate all new members.

  • February 23, 2016
  • May 12, 2016
  • July 20, 2016
  • September 29, 2016

View the registration form for all four orientations here.

Maintenance Mania & Maintenance Appreciation Day

Each year, in conjunction with the National Apartment Association, IAA sponsors Maintenance Mania. This competition pits maintenance crews from different management companies against each other in timed events. Prior to Maintenance Mania, the Maintenance Mania kickoff is an opportunity for all maintenance technicians to try their hand at the skill-based games that are part of the State and National Maintenance Mania competition.

Power Lunch

The Power Lunch features a speaker focusing on information affecting the multifamily housing industry and gives IAA Members specific time dedicated to networking.

Rebuilding Lives Bowling Challenge

The Bowling Challenge is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals while supporting a philanthropic goal. Several dozen teams will be competing with special prizes for the year’s theme with best decorated lane, individual highest and lowest series, and always fun surprises. Rebuilding Lives was founded in 2009, after a year of severe weather throughout Indiana brought devastation to our management companies, our apartment communities and our residents. The Indiana Apartment Association decided to focus its philanthropic efforts on raising funds to assist our industry in times of need. Rebuilding Lives is the foundation for IAA’s philanthropic focus.

Chili Cookoff & Cornhole Tournament

Watch for details on the next Chili Cookoff & Cornhole Tournament in the fall of 2016. The event provides members with a fun opportunity for networking while enjoying great chili and some friendly competition.

Multifamily Industry Summit

The Multifamily Industry Summit at the Indiana Convention Center will take place on Monday, October 24, 2016 – the day before the start of the Midwest Multifamily Conference.
This year’s Industry Summit schedule is as follows:

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm – Presentation: Hiring, Motivating, Retaining & Rewarding Best-In-Class Talent In A Time Of Major Industry Shifts
    Did you know that 70% of real estate firms are hiring? Or that around 60% of today’s real estate CEOs are expected to retire by 2020? Did you know that women could comprise nearly 40% of the C-suite positions within real estate by 2025? Did you know that managing generational differences and conflicts are now, and will continue to be, one of the major organizational challenges within multifamily firms? Join well-known multifamily Advisor and Organizational Consultant Christopher Lee from CEL & Associates, Inc. for a fast-paced examination of emerging talent trends, managing a multi-generational workforce, and how to become a best-in-class talent-centric organization. Emerging compensation trends and what leading firms are doing to attract and retain great talent will be included as part of this stimulating.
    Speaker: Christopher Lee
    Christopher Lee is President and CEO of CEL & Associates, Inc., one of the nation’s leading real estate consulting and advisory firms. Mr. Lee’s firm, founded in 1994, has provided strategic, management, compensation, organizational/operational and investment services to over 500 real estate firms. For over 30 years, Mr. Lee has served as an advisor to real estate firms seeking to grow, create enterprise value, improve performance, enhance brand differentiation, attract and retain great talent, drive revenue and profit performance, increase enterprise value and develop outstanding leaders. Mr. Lee is recognized as a “Real Estate Futurist” and is a frequent contributor to national journals and a keynote speaker at conferences sponsored by leading real estate organizations. Mr. Lee authored a book in 2012 entitled Transformational Leadership in the New Age of Real Estate, as well as From Good To Great To Outstanding, A Real Estate Leader’s Guide To Optimal Performance. Mr. Lee is active in the Urban Land Institute, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and active in many other real estate organizations including NMHC, BOMA, IREM, NAA and NAIOP. Mr. Lee’s national newsletter, Strategic Advantage, is now received by approximately 14,000 senior leaders within real estate companies. Mr. Lee has his Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Development.
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm – Presentation: If You Build It, Will They Come? Betting on the Future in New Developments, Value-Adds & Submarkets
    Many agree the low hanging fruit has been picked over. Yet even the densest cities such as New York City and Chicago continue to develop. With time being the greatest commodity and as traffic continues to worsen, residents want to live and work nearby. Hear from some of the today’s leading developers, architects, and city planners on cutting edge projects and value-ads in Indiana and beyond. Will you join this next wave?
    Speakers: Deron Kintner, Brandon Dickinson, Angela Smith Jones, and Kyle Bach
    – As General Counsel, Deron reports directly to the CEO and leads corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives, as well as serving as key legal advisor on all major business transactions. Deron advises on legal aspects of the company’s financing and developments, including negotiating critical contracts. Deron oversees the selection and management of all outside counsel.
    – Brandon Dickinson has been the Economic Development Director for the City of Fishers since 2015. Under his guidance, the City has continued to attract talent, jobs, and investment to the community, including the developments within the newly established Certified Tech Park, Metropolitan Airport, Fishers Nickel Plate District, and along the I-69 business corridor. Prior to joining the Fishers team, Dickinson served the City of Indianapolis in Mayor Greg Ballard’s cabinet as the Director of Enterprise Development. With an undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Dickinson is a graduate of the Regent University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Indiana. Brandon is happily married to his wife of two years, Giulia.
    – Angela Smith Jones was appointed Deputy Mayor of Economic Development by Mayor Joe Hogsett for his term beginning January 2016. In her role as Deputy Mayor, Angela deals with the traditional business attraction, retention and expansion of economic development. She is the corporate facing deputy mayor and focuses on corporate partnerships, development and downtown. Prior to that Angela was General Counsel and Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs with the Indy Chamber. As a lobbyist for the Indy Chamber, Angela advocated state and local legislative bodies on issues impacting the business community including; education, workforce, mass transit, environment and immigration. Angela also served as the staff liaison to several Indy Chamber councils and committees which worked year round to develop policies and positions of the Indy Chamber, as well as creating the legislative agenda. Angela worked with the Indianapolis Mayor’s office, City-County Council and the State Legislature to ensure that the Indy Chamber’s voice was represented as decisions were being made that impacted business in the Indianapolis region. Formerly, Angela was a Director with the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) where she worked with several boards in creating policy and regulating their professions. Prior to the merger of IPLA and the Health Professions Bureau, Angela served as the Deputy Director of the Health Professions Bureau and the Director of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana.– Kyle Bach launched Annex Student Living in 2009 to provide luxury student housing for colleges and universities that have limited housing options (if any) at regional campuses, community colleges, and Division II and III universities. Bach has developed more than 2,000 multifamily and single family assets throughout the Midwest with a total development value exceeding $250 million. Prior to establishing Annex, he worked for two large midwestern real estate development firms, The Sterling Group and Richsmith Development, where he had responsibility for site selection, entitlements, debt and equity offering structures, and various other pre-development structures.
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm – Reception
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm – Presentation: Industry Outlook
    This panel will provide an overview of occupancy, rental and sales trends throughout Indiana with a focus on the Indianapolis area. Is the market absorbing the increased development? Downtown Indy development momentum… how high can rents go
    Speakers: George Tikijian (Partner, Tikijian Associates), Hannah Ott (Partner, Tikijian Associates), Mike Dury (Senior VP, COO of PR Mortgage)
    – George Tikijian began his commercial real estate career in 1984 with CB Richard Ellis and since then has specialized exclusively in the sale of apartment communities in the Midwest. In 1988 he earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Over the following years George received many prestigious accolades including being named Top Producer at CBRE for 17 consecutive years. In 2005 George formed Tikijian Associates, which has become the premier Indiana apartment brokerage firm – selling more apartment communities in the state than any other firm. As Principal and Senior Managing Director of Tikijian Associates, George oversees all facets of the multifamily advisory, valuation and transaction processes. He is well known for his unparalleled market knowledge and is a keynote speaker at the Indiana Apartment Association’s Annual Industry Outlook. In addition, he is often a guest speaker at industry events and has been quoted in countless market publications.
    – Hannah Ott began her commercial real estate career in 2001 in South Florida at Realty World Commercial (now Capital Commercial). She was the Top Sales Broker in 2002 at Realty World Commercial among 20+ experienced brokers her first full year as a broker. From 2003 to 2008 Hannah was a broker in the Memphis, TN metro area at Crye-Leike Commercial where she was regularly ranked in the top 10% for overall business production amongst the company’s more than 1,000 brokers. Hannah joined Tikijian Associates in 2008 and became a partner in the firm in 2014. At Tikijian Associates Hannah focuses on business development, property analysis and valuation, marketing of properties and overall team management.
    – Mr. Dury joined PR Mortgage & Investments in 2007 as an investment officer. In his current position as Senior Vice President and COO, he oversees strategy and business development for multifamily and healthcare mortgage lending activities. The group was ranked #1 in the country in FHA Lending in 2010 and has ranked in the top 5 for five consecutive years. He specializes in the origination of numerous multifamily rental and health care housing finance programs. Since 2010, Mr. Dury has originated over $2 billion of multifamily loan volume.

Thank you to our Industry Summit Sponsors: Tikijian Associates and PR Mortgage


Rebuilding Lives

Rebuilding Lives Logo

In 2008, the multifamily housing industry suffered losses from severe weather. From tornadoes to floods, apartment communities across the state saw devastation that reached beyond the owners and management companies and directly impacted the residents living there.

With that in mind, IAA started its philanthropic focus in 2009 to help apartment community residents who find themselves in a position of replacing their belongings and rebuilding their lives.

Our goal for the “Rebuilding Lives” campaign is to establish a support center to provide donations and emergency supplies when disaster strikes. At a time when a property and residents are facing losses due to fire or natural disaster, we want to be there…whether through donating clothing, food, water or a helping hand, the Indiana Apartment Association wants to support our members. Click here for information on how to donate.

Each year, IAA holds a bowling event where we seek sponsors and bowlers to raise funds for Rebuilding Lives. We continue to raise awareness and funds for this very important cause and we call on our members to donate.

Maintenance Mania


The Official 2016 Maintenance Mania Games & Maintenance Appreciation Day

April 20, 2016 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, IN Farm Bureau Building

Congratulations to IAA’s 2016 Winners

2016 Maintenance Mania Competition Winners:

Top Overall Winners:
1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company
2nd: Ben Mohney, Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: Brian Niehaus, Gene B. Glick Company

Fluidmaster Toilet Repair:
1st: Brian Niehaus, Gene B. Glick Company
2nd: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: Jose Torreblanca, Van Rooy Properties

Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation:
1st: Jose Torreblance, Van Rooy Properties
2nd: Brandon Thomas, Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company

Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test:
1st: Ben Mohney, Gene B. Glick Company
2nd: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: Raymond Raines, Barrett & Stokely, Inc.

CFG Faucet Repair:
1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company
2nd: Ben Mohney, Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: Jose Torreblanca, Van Rooy Properties

AO Smith Water Heater Installation:
1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company
2nd: Tommy Wicker, Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: Ben Mohney, Gene B. Glick Company

Frigidaire Icemaker Installation:
1st: Paul Palacios, Flaherty & Collins Properties
2nd: Angel Herrera, Van Rooy Properties
3rd: Jose Torreblanca, Van Rooy Properties

Seasons Ceiling Fan Assembly:
1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company
2nd: Raymond Raines, Barrett & Stokely, Inc.
3rd: Jose Torreblance, Van Rooy Properties

Motorola Race Car Competition:
1st: John Bryan, Van Rooy Properties
2nd: Jose Torreblance, Van Rooy Properties
3rd: David Garcia, Van Rooy Properties

Race Car Best Use of Maintenance Supplies: Marshall Highbaugh, Gene B. Glick Company
Race Car People’s Choice: Cheri Gable, Gene B. Glick Company
Spirit Award: Flaherty & Collins Properties
Spirit Award: Gene B. Glick Company

2016 Maintenance Appreciation Award Winners:

Best Maintenance Related Innovation: Bill Hess, Flaherty & Collins Properties
Best Mustache in Maintenance Award: Renaldo Guerrero, Flaherty & Collins Properties
Maintenance Above & Beyond Award: Austin Poore, Gene B. Glick Company
Maintenance Above & Beyond Runner-Up: Fernando Hernandez, Flaherty & Collins Properties
Outstanding Achievement in Maintenance Award: Jason Watkins, Gene B. Glick Company
Outstanding Achievement in Maintenance Runner-Up: Scott Doll, Bradley Company

What Happens Next

The Maintenance Mania National Championship decides who is the fastest maintenance technician in the country. Two top individuals from each region will be eligible to go to the National Apartment Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 11am-12:30pm. Hotel, Airfare and NAA Convention Registration are all paid for by the National Apartment Association along with prizes equaling over $7,000!


  • Participants are required to be maintenance technicians who spend a minimum of 25 hours of the work week in the field and are primarily employed by a community that is an industry member in good standing with an affiliated local or state apartment association or a direct member of NAA.
  • Individuals are not allowed to compete in more than one Maintenance Mania event per competition year.
  • Participant substitution is cause for disqualification.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

Learn more about sponsoring this event.

Congratulations to IAA’s 2015 Winners

IAA’s Overall Winners
1st: David Garcia, Van Rooy Properties
2nd: Jose Torreblanca, Van Rooy Properties
3rd: Jose Morales, Van Rooy Properties

Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation
1st: Brandon Thomas, Gene B. Glick Company
2nd: Josh Holbert, Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: Enrique Alarcon, Van Rooy Properties

CFG Faucet Installation
1st: Brian Niehaus, Gene B. Glick Company
2nd: Josh Holbert. Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: David Garcia, Van Rooy Properties

Fluidmaster Duo Flush Toilet Conversion
1st: David Garcia,Van Rooy Properties
2nd: Jose Morales, Van Rooy Properties
3rd: Josh Holbert, Gene B. Glick Company

Frigidaire Icemaker Installation
1st: Enrique Alacron, Van Rooy Properties
2nd: Brian Niehaus, Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: David Garcia,Van Rooy Properties

Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test
1st: Enrique Alarcon, Van Rooy Properties
2nd: Jose Torreblanca,Van Rooy Properties
3rd: David Garcia ,Van Rooy Properties

Seasons Ceiling Fan Installation
1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company
2nd: Brian Niehaus, Gene B. Glick Company
3rd: Ben Mahoney, Gene B. Glick Company

Motorola Race Car Competition
1st: Jose Torreblanca, Van Rooy Properties
2nd: Pablo Gomez,Van Rooy Properties
3rd: Brian Niehaus, Gene B. Glick Company

AO Smith Water Heater Installation
1st: Jose Torreblanca, Van Rooy Properties
2nd: David Garcia,Van Rooy Properties
3rd: Enrique Alacron,Van Rooy Properties

PAC Events

The IMFHPAC is IAA’s bi-partisan political action committee that invests in candidates who are supportive of industry issues and are pro-business legislators. These funds aid in the election of candidates whose legislative voting records and/or positions on multifamily issues will enhance the business climate in Indiana. The IMFHPAC enables corporations and individuals to pool their political contributions and support candidates which help further IAA’s legislative objectives. A collective effort allows for visibility and access to candidates.

The effectiveness of IAA’s efforts and our ability to work toward favorably resolving these issues is dependent upon our level of exposure in the legislative arena, which IMFHPAC funds will help secure.

Click here for PAC brochure and instructions on how to donate.

IAA FUN Meetings

A FUN Meeting is a relaxed, informal networking opportunity. It is an excellent way to socialize with industry personnel and build relationships! What a great way to be active and involved! Check out the 2016 IAA FUN Meetings:

July 21, 2016


Let us “Take you out to the Ballgame” as our own Indianapolis Indians take on the Charlotte Knights! Victory Field is the place to be as we enter the Corona Light Beach at 7:30pm. Everyone will be enjoying hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks, and unlimited beer from 7:30pm – 9:00pm, all while cheering on our Indians! This is one FUN Meeting “your team” should not miss!

Register online!

December 8, 2016: Holiday

More information to come!

2016 Bowling for Rebuilding Lives

The next “Bowling for Rebuilding” event will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Each team consists of four to six bowlers. The theme for this year’s bowling event is movies. Dress up with your team as your favorite movie cast!

Awards given out this year will include:
– Best dressed cast
– Best lane decoration
– Best team name
– Best supporting role (best overall group of cheerleaders)

Download the registration form and return it to IAA by February 5, or register online.

This is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, and it is only a few hours out of your day. Contact Lauren O’Neill at IAA, (317) 816-8900, if you have any questions. You can also e-mail her at [email protected]

Sponsored by:


Hays + Sons


Sherwin Williams

Gene B. Glick

Valet Waste

Learn more about sponsoring the 2016 Rebuilding Lives event.

You can help make staying at the Ronald McDonald House easier for our families by donating items from their Wish List during the bowling challenge:

  • Granola Bars
  • Liquid Laundry
  • Detergent
  • Snack Items (Little
  • Debbie’s, Individual Chips and Pretzels)
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Bottled Water
  • Pop Tarts
  • Cereal (Individual Servings)
  • Paper Towels
  • Lysol Wipes / Lysol Spray

Donors will get a raffle ticket for every donated item and will be entered into a raffle for a prize.

Rebuilding Lives was created in 2009 to help residents of apartment communities start rebuilding their lives after a disaster. Read more about IAA’s Rebuilding Lives Program.

PAC Golf Logo

Each year the Indiana Apartment Association holds a golf outing with all proceeds going to the Indiana Multi Family Housing Political Action Committee, the legislative arm of the organization. IAA lobbies the State Legislature on behalf of all members on issues that have direct impact on the multifamily housing industry.

The 2016 PAC Golf Classic was held on June 9, 2016 at the Eagle Creek Golf Club. The theme for this year’s event was TV shows.

2016 PAC Golf Classic Co-Sponsors

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landman lbgray

Thank You 2016 Sponsors!

A Better View Window Cleaning
Action Pest Control
Apartment List
Appliance Warehouse
Associa OnCall
Baumgartner & Company
BGI Fitness
Birge & Held Asset Management
Carrsun Furniture
CRG Residential
Elbert Construction
Flaherty & Collins Properties
For Rent Media Solutions
Frye Electric
Global Restoration
Hays + Sons
HD Supply
Holt Construction Group
Indianapolis Power & Light
Indiana’s Finest Wrecker
Jetz Service Co.
Landman & Beatty Lawyers
Lawnscapes Cut & Care
LB Gray
Maintenance Supply Headquarters
National Tenant Network – Indiana
NWP Services
P/R Mortgage & Investments
PPG Architectural Coatings
Ray’s Trash
Republic Services
Rite Rug
Ryan Fire Protection
Sims-Lohman Fine Kitchens & Granite
The Harding Group
The Liberty Group
The Sherwin Williams Company
Tikijian Associates
TNT Services
TransUnion Rental Screening Solutions
Valet Waste
Van Rooy Restoration
Wooden & McLaughlin

Congratulations to the 2016 Golf Outing Winners

First Place
Jerry Collins, Flaherty & Collins Properties
Bill Schrage, Schrage Development
Jeff Hammersley, Flaherty & Collins Properties
Dave Humphries

Second Place
Steve Lavery, Herman & Kittle Properties
Shawn Brown, Herman & Kittle Properties
JJoel Henney, Herman & Kittle Properties
Chad Paavola, Beacon Management

Third Place
Mike Petrie, P/R Mortgage & Investments
Vicki Vandivier, P/R Mortgage & Investments
Rex Barrett, Barrett & Stokely
Mike Dunlap, Merchants Bank

Last Place
Bob Gray, LB Gray, LLC
Alan Englander, LB Gray, LLC
Tony Freije, LB Gray, LLC
Joe Gadient, LB Gray, LLC

Longest Drive
Women’s Pines: Jenn Tapp
Women’s Sycamore: Alex Weddle
Men’s Pines: Paul Woodworth
Men’s Sycamore: Justin Barrier

Closest to the Pin Winners
Women’s Sycamore: Letti Scheidler
Men’s Pines: David Basch
Men’s Sycamore: Brad Brown

Longest Putt
Women’s Sycamore: Kelly Railing
Men’s Pines: Chris O’Donohue
Men’s Sycamore: Cole Willis

Best Decorated Hole
Pines Course: BrightView Landscape Services (Duck Dynasty)
Sycamore Course: The Sherwin Williams Company (The Golden Girls)