Indianapolis Area Events

2019 Power Lunch series

The Power Lunch is both a networking opportunity and a refreshing chance to learn from accomplished leaders as IAA brings speakers throughout the year to help motivate you and your staff.


August Power Lunch Featuring Kim Becking

Momentum Motivation

You will learn how to conquer change, boost resilience and build a Momentum Mindset® to accelerate success no matter what.

About Kim Becking:

Kim Becking is an engaging, high-energy, fun and impactful motivational keynote speaker, change and leadership expert, success coach and award-winning author who helps organizations and leaders conquer change, boost resilience and build a Momentum Mindset® to accelerate success no matter what.

Kim provides practical tools and strategies to effectively manage change, reduce stress and burnout and deal with difficult people, tough conversations, and hard issues.   Kim doesn’t want you to just bounce back after change and adversity – she wants you to develop a Momentum Mindset® where you bounce higher, push past limited thinking, get unstuck, and use the change and adversity in life as the fuel needed to propel you forward – faster, further, stronger and better than ever before.

After hearing Kim, audiences leave ready to take her relatable lessons and practical solutions and put them into immediate action.

Kim’s expertise on resilience and thriving in the midst of change has been featured in national media such as People, SELF, The New York Times, USA Today, Good Morning America and Lifetime Television.

Kim resides in Columbia, Missouri with her blended family of five and travels throughout the United States and internationally for conferences, conventions and events.

Event details:

  • Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Location: Indianapolis Marriott North (3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis, IN 46240)
  • Cost: $59/member, $90/non-member

Register online here!

Thank you to our August Power Lunch sponsors:



















Power Lunch Sponsorship

Have you attended one of IAA’s Power Lunches yet? One great way to introduce yourself and your company is to not only attend a Power Lunch, but sponsor the event for optimal exposure!

There are 3 different Power Lunches each year, and these events give Associate Members a chance to showcase products or services in a relaxed, informal social gathering. The majority of attendees at these events are members you might do business with currently, or would like to do business with in the future. Either way, you build relationships with those in the multifamily industry and show your support by sponsoring the event. The “Members Buy From Members” program supports our philosophy there is strength in numbers, and many of our Direct members understand the value of utilizing our Associates for their business needs.

Benefits of sponsoring a Power Lunch:

  • Networking with IAA Board of Directors at the VIP Table
  • Chance to speak in front of 130+ industry members and introduce your product/service
  • Your company logo will be used on all promotional flyers and email blasts – all eblasts will include a live link to your website
  • Your company logo will be on signage at the event
  • Your company will be listed as a Sponsor in INsites Magazine
  • Your sponsorship will also be listed on IAA’s website calendar with a link to your website
  • You will receive (2) complimentary registrations to the Power Lunch
  • Opportunity to set up a table top display and distribute promotional items or giveaways

Sponsorship for each Power Lunch: $1,500

View the sponsorship form.

For more information contact Director of Events and Expositions Haley Brutus at 317-816-8900 or [email protected]

Bowling for Rebuilding Lives

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 a part of its philanthropic efforts on raising funds to assist our industry in times of need.

Over the last ten years Rebuilding Lives has provided assistance to over 525 units affected by natural disasters. In 2018 alone, IAA’s Rebuilding Lives was able to help more than 60 individuals and 40 families.

Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 event a success. The theme was “I <3 Rebuilding Lives!” Prizes were given for: Best decorated lane, individual highest and lowest series!

If you weren’t able to participate, we would appreciate any assistance you may still be able to give to Rebuilding Lives. Click here to make a donation.

Maintenance Mania is a national competition where apartment industry maintenance technicians and supervisors are able to compete against each other in various skill-based games focused on frequent maintenance issues.  Maintenance professionals will race against the clock to see who is the fastest at water heater installation, toilet conversion, icemaker installation, fire and carbon monoxide safety installation, key control deadbolt testing, heating element installation, and air conditioner repair. The finale of the event concludes with a race car competition, where competitors build a model car using at least one maintenance product or part and race it down a pinewood derby-style tract.  This year’s competitors have the opportunity to test their maintenance skills and knowledge of the industry as they compete to ear the title of Maintenance Mania National Champion!

The eight challenges to prove your maintenance skills during the Maintenance Mania competition include:

  • AO Smith Water Heater Installation
  • Fluidmaster Duo Flush Toilet Conversion
  • Fridgidaire Icemaker Installation
  • Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation
  • Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test
  • SmartBurner Heating Element Installation – NEW GAME IN 2019!
  • Smart Comfort Air Conditioner Repair
  • Race Car Competition

Join us for a full day of fun!

Maintenance professionals are the unsung heroes of the multifamily industry and we want to dedicate a whole day of fun to you.  The day will start with two great education seminars, followed by lunch and a trade show full of maintenance vendors.  You will also get the opportunity to socialize and network with not only the vendors, but other maintenance professionals as well.  There will also be an hour of open practice for you to try out all of the games before the competition begins.  After open practice, the Maintenance Mania competition will begin!  The day will conclude with an awards ceremony where not only competition winners will be recognized, but winners of the Maintenance Appreciation Awards will be announced as well. During this ceremony, door prizes will also be handed out to attendees.

2019 Maintenance Mania winners

Category Place Name Property Company
Overall 1st Place Anthony Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
2nd Place Raymond Raines Circle City Apartments Barretty & Stokely, Inc.
3rd Place Daniel Moss Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
Water Heater 1st Place Angel Herrera Van Rooy Properties
2nd Place Daniel Moss Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
3rd Place Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
A/C 1st Place Eric Poole Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
2nd Place Daniel Moss Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
3rd Place Anthony Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
Toilet 1st Place Raymond Raines Circle City Apartments Barretty & Stokely, Inc.
2nd Place Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
3rd Place Ben Mohney Loper Commons Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
Icemaker 1st Place Phillip Parker Stonebridge Townhomes Gene B. Glick Company, Inc.
2nd Place Angel Herrera Van Rooy Properties
3rd Place Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
Fire-CO Safety 1st Place Raymond Raines Circle City Apartments Barretty & Stokely, Inc.
2nd Place Ben Mohney Loper Commons Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
3rd Place Judah Johnson Fairington of Clarksville Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
Key Control 1st Place Anthony Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
2nd Place Raymond Raines Circle City Apartments Barretty & Stokely, Inc.
3rd Place Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
Heating Element 1st Place Javier Garcia Brockton Communities Barrett & Stokely, Inc.
2nd Place Anthony Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
3rd Place Ben Mohney Loper Commons Gene B. Glick Company, Inc
Race Car 1st Place Angel Herrera Van Rooy Properties
2nd Place Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
3rd Place Nick Perez Van Rooy Properties
Best Use of Maintenance Supplies Chris Armour Van Rooy Properties
People’s Choice Dale Thomas Circle City Apartments Barrett & Stokely, Inc.
Cheerleaders Spirit Award Winner HI Management
Spirit Award Winner Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.

2019 Maintenance Appreciation Awards

For the fifth year, IAA promoted five maintenance-focused award categories during the Maintenance Appreciation and Maintenance Mania awards program in April at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The Maintenance Appreciation Awards were created to recognize excellence and leadership in the maintenance sector of the multifamily industry. These awards celebrate the hard work these individuals do on a daily basis. Award nominations are open to any maintenance staff even if they are not participating in the Maintenance Mania games.

2019 recipients were:

Award Category Name Company
Best Maintenance Related Innovation Charles Patton RealAmerica Management, LLC
Maintenance Above & Beyond Jeff Garrett Regency Multifamily
Outstanding Achievement David Garcia Van Rooy Properties
Best Maintenance Team Brockton Communites Barrett & Stokely, Inc.

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 2019 IAA FUN Meetings:

Indianapolis Indians FUN Meeting

May 29

Let us take you out to the ballgame as the Indians take on the Charlotte Knights in May. Bring your whole team and enjoy a night of hamburgers, hotdogs, beverages, and networking with other multifamily professionals. IAA has exclusive access to the Corona Light Beach Area for members to network!

Cornhole Tournament and FUN Meeting

August 15

This event includes food, drinks, fun, and ample networking opportunities. Part of the proceeds support Rebuilding Lives. “Rebuilding Lives” supports members of the Indiana Apartment Association throughout the state of Indiana by providing assistance to residents who have been affected by natural disasters.

Holiday FUN Meeting

December 5

Join us as we celebrate the year in the multifamily industry! Great for the whole team. The evening will be filled with food, beverages, and holiday cheer. This event will provide the perfect forum to open doors to new contacts, enrich existing business relationships, and share great information. Register online today!

The PAC Golf Classic is a fundraising event hosted by the Indiana Apartment Association to benefit the Indiana Multifamily Housing Political Action Committee (IMFHPAC). The IMFHPAC is the apartment industry’s Political Action Committee (PAC). The PAC is used to support candidates for local and state offices who demonstrate a pro business approach to government and are considered supportive of particular apartment industry positions. The IMFHPAC strengthens the apartment industry’s overall legislative effectiveness. These efforts have helped members save thousands of dollars by defeating unnecessary industry regulations. IAA continues to be the ONLY organization lobbying on behalf of the apartment industry. Supporting the PAC is a way for all companies to keep the lobbying efforts of IAA strong. Even for non-golfers, there are sponsorship opportunities available. For further information contact 317-816-8900. All proceeds benefit the IMFHPAC.

See more from the 2018 Golf Outing

The annual event in its 16th year in 2018 benefited the Indiana Multifamily Housing Political Action Committee. The theme of Summer Camp was a hit.

See photos from the event and more on winners on the Faces of IAA blog!

 Reverse Trade Show


This event raises money for the National Apartment Association Political Action Committee. This fundraiser is a highly effective business networking event that allows you the opportunity to meet one on one with owners and decision makers from property management companies. Vendors have the opportunity to have immediate contact with buyers on both the management and development/construction aspect of management companies representing more than 100,000 units across the state.

While the proceeds from the event benefit the National Apartment Association Political Action Committee, a portion of the money will come back to the Indiana Multi Family Housing Political Action Committee to spend on Indiana Members of Congress.

IMFHPAC is IAA’s nonpartisan 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.

2019 Industry Summit

The 2019 Multifamily Industry Summit is designed to meet the needs of executive, marketing, developers and regional level staff who want to stay informed on the latest economic and demographic trends impacting the multifamily industry in Indiana. The Industry Summit is your opportunity hear about the future of the rapidly changing multifamily market. You wont want to miss the full day of presentations by the most forward thinking professionals that will help you stay on the cutting edge.

Schedule Overview

9:30am-10:15am        Registration

10:15am-11:15am     Understanding Demographic Trends that Influence Renter Decisions

Keith Cole of Mitsch Designs, Ryan Kimura of RealPage, Lee Schmidt of Sherwin Williams, & Karin Berry of Ferguson Facilities Supply

In new construction or an apartment community rehab there are many implications to consider to attract different market segments. This session will cover trends you should consider from green features to color trends that will drive prospective residents to your property and help you reach your demographic target.

10:15am-11:15am     How Tax Reform Has Changed the Course of Deal-Making

Josh Malarsky & Katie Kulp of Katz, Sapper & Miller

The tax impact of deal-making tools such as public-private partnerships, state and local incentives, and TIF has changed significantly, and planning strategies and structuring have changed right along with it. Join Malarsky and Culp as they share how their multi-family clients are navigating these changes, what considerations need to be made, and how developers can best secure incentives in this post-tax reform world.

11:30am-12:30pm      Lunch Presentation: Economic & Demographic Trends Impacting the Multifamily Industry 

Chuck Ehmann, Real Estate Economist with RealPage

Ehmann will cover economic and demographic trends affecting the multifamily industry on a national level, as well as some state and local data and forecasts. Reflection on past forecasts, if we hit the mark, and new trends and concerns will be covered as well.

1:00pm-2:00pm         Secondary Markets in Indiana   

John Baker of Cushman & Wakefield & Eric Doden of Pago USA 

Doden and Baker will be discussing the transformations in secondary markets as they have evolved over the past 10+ years and how it has set the precedent for future development/redevelopment across tertiary markets in Indiana. They will be covering a variety of perspectives on what have been the largest contributors to driving growth, how multifamily has been impacted and what lies ahead for untapped markets.

2:15pm-3:15pm          A Long View on Short-Term Rentals

Donald Davidoff, President of d2Demand Solutions, Chelsea Kneeland of J. Turner Research, & Mark Juleen of J.C. Hart Company, Inc.

Short-term rental offerings are a trend moving to the forefront in many markets. Property owners are faced with having to weigh pros and cons that have the potential to impact their residents and reputation. Learn about how short-term rentals can be structured, findings from a recent study that gauged resident attitudes and hear from senior-level executives who will provide insight on how they reached their decision on short-term rentals.

2:15pm-3:15pm          State of the Student Housing Market: An Economic Outlook 

Ryan Kimura, Industry Principal, Asset Optimization at RealPage

Ryan Kimura will cover the national, regional and local performance of student housing in this cycle. He will provide insight into forecasted performance of student housing in Indiana and discuss why student housing is becoming more and more attractive to investors.

3:30pm-4:30pm          Future of Multifamily – A Perfect Storm of Transformative Events

Chris Lee, President of CEL & Associates, Inc.

During his presentation, Lee will take a look at the real estate cycle and answer the questions: where are we and what is ahead? He will also cover the multifamily industry sentiment survey results, along with the industry outlook and multifamily talent trends. Lee will wrap up his presentation with key strategies for 2020, as well as startling 2030 predictions.

4:30pm-5:30pm          Cocktail Reception

5:30pm-6:30pm         2020 Industry Outlook

Presented by Cushman & Wakefield: George Tikijian, Principal and Senior Managing Director, Hannah Ott, Senior Managing Director, & John Baker, Senior Associate

Can the market continue to expand at its current rate? The panel will provide an overview of occupancy, rental, and sales trends throughout Indiana with a focus on the Indianapolis area. The Industry Outlook will discuss star properties, innovative new projects, recent sales, and more.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 9:30am – 6:30pm EST

Location: Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing (8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240)

Cost: Full day registration (includes all seminars, lunch, reception & Industry Outlook) – $165; Industry Outlook only registration (Includes Reception & Industry Outlook) – $79

Register online here!

Property Bus Tour

Don’t miss out on one of IAA’s most anticipated annual events! Register now for the 2019 Property Bus Tour on May 16. A variety of new construction, rehabilitated, and mixed-use properties will be featured.

This opportunity to spend time with multifamily professionals provides the perfect forum to acquaint yourself with seven remarkable apartment communities in the Indianapolis market. While touring apartment models and clubhouses, attendees will see unique floor plans, discover new industry trends and amenities, and obtain great ideas – all while enjoying a valuable networking opportunity!

Property Stops Included:

  • Roberts School Flats (Core Redevelopment LLC)
  • The Congress at Library Square (Buckingham Companies)
  • The Whit (TWG Management)
  • Harrison Place (Steadfast Management)
  • The MK (Milhaus Management, LLC)
  • Avant (Edward Rose & Sons)
  • One One Six Apartments on College (J.C. Hart Company, Inc.)

2018 stops included:

  • Quarry at River North (Gene B. Glick Company)
  • The Coil (Sheehan Property Management, Inc.)
  • Pinnex (Milhaus Management)
  • 360 Market Square (Flaherty & Collins Properties)
  • The Olivia on Main (Keystone Realty Group)
  • Woodland Terrace of Carmel (Justus Rental Properties, Inc.)
  • Maple Knoll (Marquette Management)

Invite Only Event

The Indiana Apartment Association will have a the brand new Topgolf event benefiting the Indiana Multi Family Housing Political Action Committee (IMFHPAC). This event will be replacing the Progressive Dinner and is reserved for owners and senior-level decision makers.

The IMFHPAC is IAA’s non-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. IAA is the only statewide organization dedicated to lobbying on behalf of the multifamily housing industry. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact Director of Events and Expositions Haley Brutus at [email protected].

Thank you to our sponsors:



Management Panel

This interactive panel discussion will provide an opportunity for associate members to hear invaluable information from key management company decision-makers regarding vendor/management relationships. The session will also include time for questions and interaction with these professionals who are directly involved in the management of their companies.

Panelists include:

  • Joe Powell, Maintenance Operations Coordinator, Sheehan Property Management
  • Kelly Robertson, Revenue Management Director, Gene B. Glick Company
  • Seanne Spangenburg, Associate Vice President, Bluestone Properties
  • Sean Pena, Regional Property Manager, Greystar

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Location: IAA Office (9100 Keystone Crossing, Suite 725, Indianapolis, IN 46240)

Cost: $59/member (breakfast included)

Register online!