IAA: Bloomington

IAA: Bloomington

IAA: Bloomington is the Area Council of the Indiana Apartment Association that serves the greater Bloomington area.

The purpose of IAA: Bloomington is to promote, advise, and protect the general interest of the construction, ownership, and management of multi-family housing by engaging and uniting industry members through informative and engaging educational and networking events.

About the Indiana Apartment Association

The Indiana Apartment Association is a statewide trade organization serving the multifamily industry in the State of Indiana.

IAA Mission Statement

  1. To promote, advise and protect the general interests of the ownership and management of multi-family housing in the Indiana area by uniting those engaged in the business.
  2. To uphold the dignity of the property management profession and to acquire and disseminate useful business information among its members, to foster a spirit of cooperation among its members; to cultivate higher standards of practice and business ethics.

Contact Us

9100 Keystone Crossing

Suite 725

Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: (317) 816-8900

Fax: (317) 816-8911

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://iaaonline.net/bloomington/

Area Council

The Area Council is a critical component of IAA’s strategic plan. This council actively plans and executes local engagement strategies including educational and networking events, member recruitment and retention, and local advocacy efforts. Council members serve as the key contributors to new and existing services and programs throughout the year.

Council Members Include:

Mary Carter, Hays & Sons Complete Restoration

James Lee, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance

Westley Heagy, Leasing Professional, Millennium

Kyle LePore, Property Manager, Regency Court

Dezerai Legg, RentPath

Nikki Mosier, Property Manager, The Dillon

Roya Headley, Assistant Property Manager, Spruce Ridge

IAA’s resources extend throughout the Bloomington area, the state of Indiana, and at the national level. As an IAA member, you belong to a community of professionals that share mutual goals, interests and commitments. Becoming involved with your local multifamily network will allow you to make valuable connections with peers, share knowledge and gain insights into the latest trends in your profession.

Local Benefits

State Benefits

  • Utilize the Click and Lease Program to improve accuracy, save time and money, and protect your community
  • Recruit the best talent by posting your open positions and connect with job seekers on IAA’s Career Center
  • IAA actively advocates on your behalf at the Indiana General Assembly
  • Attend the largest regional multifamily conference in the Midwest. Learn about new products and services, attend educational courses to hear nationally-known speakers and network with peers
  • Access to the IAA website that allow members to share advice on topics of professional interest
  • FREE classes to increase industry knowledge, promote professionalism, and provide better services to apartment renters and owners – all designed to increase NOI
  • Receive a free subscription to IAA’s award-winning trade publication, INSites, which keeps members informed on local, state, and national activities

National Benefits

  • Protecting the industry through local, state and national advocacy initiatives and grassroots mobilization.
  • Network and learn about national apartment trends at NAA Meetings and Expositions.
  • National award-winning monthly magazine and newsletters to keep you updated.

Upcoming Events and Education in Bloomington

Member Mixer

Attending this networking event will give you the opportunity to meet other multifamily industry professionals, catch up with old friends and wind down after a long day. The evening will be filled with food, beverages, fun, and games offering the perfect forum to open doors to new contacts, enrich existing business relationships, and share great information. Don’t miss out; make the most of your membership by connecting with peers within the community.

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Sweet Grass Restaurant (405 W Patterson Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403)

Cost: $15/member; $30/non-member

Register here.

Upcoming Education Courses in Bloomington

Consumer Behavior Trends

This Consumer and Behavioral Trends Workshop will cover the shopper of today’s world and their journey. Attend this course to learn important trends that effect the consumer’s buying process.

The perspectives of the apartment shopper change, from the initial online search to the social media connection after signing. Learn how to entice potential renters with a strong marketing message, win the loyalty of your residents, provide a full spectrum of customer service, and connect with Millennials and Generation Z. In this session, attendees will gain an understanding of the content that consumers are seeking through an online apartment search, how to have a dynamic first impression, what is brand engagement and why it matters, and how to build trust.

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Bloom Apartments, 1051 S. Adams St., Bloomington, IN 47403

Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members

Instructor: Trisha Weise, ForRent.com

Register here.

Disaster Preparedness: Taking the Initiative

Every second counts in responding to an emergency, and effective managers have a plan in place for dealing with any situation that may arise. The purpose of this course is to prepare multifamily staff members for natural disasters and common emergencies. Every property should have an emergency response plan that addresses the property’s unique needs. Attendees will learn how to develop and utilize their plan when responding to fires, floods, tornadoes, or other natural disasters.

Additional topics to be reviewed include:

  • How to develop an emergency response team and who should be included
  • How to prepare documentation and contact information to have on hand
  • Training staff on emergency response
  • Strategies for communicating with residents and the media after an emergency or natural disaster
  • What should be included in an emergency response kit for your properties

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Bloom Apartments (1051 S. Adams Street, Bloomington, IN 47403)

Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members

Instructor: Jill Herron & Gavin Greene, Flaherty & Collins Properties

Register here.

Also coming up in:

IAA’s Southern Council Areas


Jeffersonville/New Albany

  • Sept. 20: HVAC Service Techniques. Learn more.
  • Nov. 7: Disaster Preparedness: Taking the Initiative. Learn more.

And more around the state!

Bloomington Local Government Contacts


John Hamilton: (812) 349-3406Local Government Proposals/Ordinances Currently Under Consideration

Find out more information about these ordinances here.

City Council

Regular meetings are generally held on the first four Wednesdays of each month. Check the agenda for start times.

View the City Council homepage.


District 1 – Chris Sturbaum: (812) 336-9171

District 2 – Dorothy Granger, Vice President: (734) 726-4384

District 3 – Allison Chopra: (812) 349-3409

District 4 – Dave Rollo: (812) 349-3409

District 5 – Isabel Piedmont-Smith: (812) 349-3409

District 6 – Stephen Volans: (812) 333-0900

At-Large – Susan Sandberg, President: (812) 320-8552

At-Large – Jim Sims

At-Large – Andy Ruff: (812) 349-3409

City Clerk

Nicole Bolden: (812) 349-3408

*City offices are located in City Hall (401 N. Morton St. 47404)

For details on how to obtain a rental occupancy certificate, please visit here.

View the City of Bloomington Website.

View the Monroe County Website.

Local Associate Members in the Bloomington Area


Amber Taylor

[email protected]


Categories: Applicant Pre-Rental Screening, Credit Bureau Reports, Criminal Reports, Resident Screening, Risk Management Services



Gina Jones


Categories: Advertising Apartments, Apartment Locator Service, Employment, Internet Advertising, Marketing


Bader Company

Lindsay Lawson

[email protected]


Categories: Insurance, Insurance for Renters


BGI Fitness

Joey Antico

[email protected]


Categories: Athletic Equipment, Exercise Equipment Sales & Service, Fitness Facility Design/Bicycle Rack & Storage Solutions, Fitness Flooring



Steve LaMotte

[email protected]


Categories: Investment Sales, Mortgage Banking, Real Estate Appraisers/Consultants, Real Estate/Brokerage


Cochran Exteriors LLC

Victoria Elliott

[email protected]


Categories: General Contractors, Renovation, Roofing, Siding


Ferguson Facilities Supply

Karin Berry

[email protected]


Categories: Appliance Distributors, Lighting Supplies, Maintenance Supplies, Plumbing Products/Supplies, Water Heaters


Hays + Sons Complete Restoration

Mary Carter-Myers

[email protected]


Categories: Emergency Services, Fire & Disaster Damage Restoration, Water Damage Service


Landman Beatty, Lawyers

J.F. Beatty

[email protected]


Categories: Attorneys, Collections, Evictions, Fair Housing Defense, Property Tax Consultants


Ray’s Trash Service

Erin Sterba


Categories: Appliance Recycling/Disposal, Document Management, Recycling, Trash Service, Waste Disposal


Rent Manager

Abbie Huffman

[email protected]


Categories: Accounting, Computer Software, Property Management Software, Rent Payments



Victoria Schuman

[email protected]


Categories: Advertising Apartments, Internet Advertising, Marketing


Wellman Exteriors

Chris Wellman

[email protected]


Categories: Chimney Sweep, Dryer Vent Cleaning, Gutter Int & Ext Cleaning


Wilmar Industries, Inc.

Jim Polster


Categories: Cabinetry, Kitchen & Bath; Lighting Supplies; Maintenance Supplies; Plumbing Products/Supplies; Window Covering

I am proud to be an activate member of IAA. The courteous & professional service IAA provides along with the educational seminars and networking with my peers, helps me succeed as a property manager.
Lisa Turner, Property Manager, Autumn Ridge Apartments
I have been in the apartment industry since 2008 and loved it the moment I started. The IAA is as strong as its members, so it is always great to recruit and meet new members. I am a firm believer in networking; getting to know, like, and trust others. On top of the networking opportunities, the IAA offers exceptional and important classes.
Alissa Morlan, Regional Manager, Chair, IAA: Lafayette, HI Management
As a team, we felt like we were a little slow in terms of how long it took us to join IAA, but looking back are so glad we did. It was one of the best decisions we made not just because it put us in front of our target audience on a monthly basis, but because we have been able give back and be active members of the industry. Sitting on committees, attending events / meetings, and diving in to serve and make an impact where we can has been so rewarding for all of us.
Matt Weirich, Co-Founder, CEO, Realync