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.


January Power Lunch Featuring Laurie Guest

The Guest Encounter: Better Service, Better Performance, Better Results

What happens when a customer encounters your business? Every encounter makes an impression and holds the power to nurture your relationship or nick it, to build your business or bruise it. Now, Laurie shares her insight to help you improve customer service.

Attendees will learn:

  • Three different categories of encounters and how each impacts the bottom-line
  • Ways to self-assess customer service levels
  • High-impact opportunities to shine that the competition is most likely missing

With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field followed by success as an entrepreneur, Laurie Guest speaks from a practical point of view on customer service and staff development.

About the event:

  • Date: Thursday, January 31, 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!

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: $1,600

View the sponsorship form.

For more information contact Director of Events and Expositions Concetta Lorah at 317-816-8900 or [email protected].

Bowling for Rebuilding Lives

Thank you to everyone who made Bowling for Rebuilding Lives on February 21 a success. Click here to see photos from the event on the IAA Facebook.

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. Our mission statement is as follows:

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.

A portion of the 2018 proceeds are being donated to the Ronald McDonald House to help those families who are rebuilding their lives as they battle a childhood illness.

Save the date for February 13, 2019, for the next Bowling for Rebuilding Lives fundraiser!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:

This energizing day is dedicated to the hardworking maintenance staff in the multifamily industry. IAA hosts  a mini-trade show with maintenance-focused vendors, two education seminars, the Maintenance Mania games, lunch, and a social hour where Maintenance Mania Awards are presented. Competitors and cheerleaders will enjoy numerous action-packed games that will have apartment pros like you taking part in industry related challenges designed to test skills and knowledge.

See more photos from the 2018 event here.

Looking to contribute to IAA’s future education? Shop with HD Supply between May 7 and June 11 and IAA could earn $6,000 provide local education to members. View the brochure with details here.

Save the date for next year! Maintenance Mania is scheduled for April 9, 2019.

2018 Maintenance Mania winners

Category Place Name Property Management Company
National 1st Place Overall Anthony  Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company
Championship 2nd Place Overall Daniel Moss Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company
Qualifying 3rd Place Overall Raymond Raines Circle City Apartments Barrett & Stokely
Program 4th Place Overall Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
5th Place Overall David Garcia Buckingham/Balmoral Van Rooy Properties
6th Place Overall Brandon Thomas Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company
7th Place Overall Austin Davis Westhaven Luxury Apartments Gene B. Glick Company
8th Place Overall Eric Poole Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company
9th Place Overall Angel Herrera Van Rooy Properties
10th Place Overall Ben Mohney Loper Commons Gene B. Glick Company
Water Heater 1st Place Anthony  Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company
2nd Place Daniel Moss Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company
3rd Place Raymond Raines Circle City Apartments Barrett & Stokely
A/C Repair 1st Place Anthony  Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company
2nd Place Brandon Thomas Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company
3rd Place Eric Poole Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company
Toilet 1st Place Anthony  Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company
2nd Place Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
3rd Place Daniel Moss Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company
Icemaker 1st Place Daniel Moss Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company
2nd Place Raymond Raines Circle City Apartments Barrett & Stokely
3rd Place Robert  Manuel The Woods of Eagle Creek Gene B. Glick Company
Fire-CO Safety 1st Place Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
2nd Place Eric Poole Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company
3rd Place Anthony  Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company
Key Control 1st Place Raymond Raines Circle City Apartments Barrett & Stokely
2nd Place Daniel Moss Carriage House West Gene B. Glick Company
3rd Place David Garcia Buckingham/Balmoral Van Rooy Properties
Ceiling Fan 1st Place Anthony  Alfaro Ashton Pointe Gene B. Glick Company
2nd Place Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
3rd Place Ben Mohney Loper Commons Gene B. Glick Company
Race Car 1st Place John Bryan Campus Van Rooy Properties
2nd Place Jose Torreblanca Van Rooy Properties
3rd Place Pablo Gomez Peppermill Van Rooy Properties
3rd Place Doug Hollandsworth

2018 Maintenance Appreciation Awards

For the fourth 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.

2018 recipients were:

Award Category Name Company
Best Maintenance Related Innovation Mike Beckman RealAmerica LLC
Maintenance Above & Beyond Dewayne Spates Best Management
Outstanding Achievement Gale Berning New Generation Management
Best Maintenance Team Brockton Communites Barret & Stokley

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


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. Start practicing now for this August event!

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.

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.

The 2018 PAC Golf Classic will be on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Eagle Creek Golf Course.

Our theme is Summer Camp!

Congratulations to the 2017 Golf Outing Winners

First Place: Pines Course – Scott Hall (Sagamore Ready Mix), Nic Babic (Sagamore Ready Mix), Brian Doak, Chad Tragesser (Custom Concrete)

Second Place: Pines Course – Adam Bailey (Birge & Held Asset Management), Aaron Ross (Birge & Held Asset Management), Adam D’Angelo (Merchants Bank), Brian Bouggy (Densborn Blachly, LLP)

Third Place: Pines Course – Johnny Hart (JC Hart Company), Todd May (JC Hart Company), Rich Hamilton (JC Hart Company), Mike Kalasmiki (JC Hart Company)

First Place: Sycamore Course – Scott Sexton (Impact Trash Solutions), Mark Juleen (JC Hart Company), Jon Faulkenberg (CBRE), Chad Side (Doctors Oxygen Services)

Second Place: Sycamore Course – Chuck Townsend (Sheehan Property Management, Inc.), Patrick Sutton (RealPage), Kenny Wilson (Sheehan Property Management, Inc.), Rich Marsh (Sheehan Property Management, Inc.)

Third Place: Sycamore Course – Shawn Brown (Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.), Joel Henney (Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.), Steve Lavery (Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.), Chad Paavola (Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.)

Last Place – Bob Gray (LB Gray, LLC), Alan Englander (JVM Realty), Tony Freije (Patora Fine Jewelers), Eric Smithers (LB Gray, LLC)

Longest Drive – Men’s Pines: Ken Koziol, Women’s Pine: Amy Burmesiter (Colliers International), Men’s Sycamore: Chad Side (Doctors Oxygen Services), Women’s Sycamore: Tami Chadwick (Landman Beatty)

Closest to the Pin – Men’s Pines: Chad Tragesser (Custom Concrete), Women’s Pines: Jenn Tapp (Sheehan Property Management), Men’s Sycamore: Tom Bergman (Emerson Village)

Longest Putt – Men’s Pines: James Rinker (Birge & Held Asset Management), Men’s Sycamore: Derek Miller (Flaherty & Collins Properties)

Best Decorated Hole – Pines Course: BrightView Landscape Services, Sycamore Course: The Sherwin Williams Company

Best Decorated Cart – The Liberty Group

 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.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Reverse Trade Show a success!

2018 Industry Summit

The annual Industry Summit is a can’t-miss opportunity for executives, developers, regionals, and management to hear about trends and developments in the Hoosier marketplace from local and national experts. Get the latest data on apartment construction, demand, supply, occupancy, and more.

The full-day Industry Summit consists of six seminars covering topics on the economy, demographic shifts, opportunity zones and affordable housing, tax reform, and more. The Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, Suzanne Crouch, will be the featured speaker over lunch.

Register now!

Schedule Overview

Join IAA on Nov. 29 for the 2018 Industry Summit at the Indianapolis Marriott North.

9:30am-10:15am Registration

10:15am- 11:15am Technology Disruptors in the Multihousing Industry

Speaker: Becca Wilson, Founder,

  • Defining sustainable disruptions versus temporary trends
  • Popular IOT technology trends that are becoming more in demand, such as utility management, AI prospect targeting, electric car charging stations, augmented reality tours, spa amenities, drone deliveries, parking alternations, sound insulation, and more
  • Unattended leasing: ID screening, smart phone deposit, and building access and the changing role of management in leveraging technology and telecommuting workforces
  • Are in-house software solutions an operating expense or an investment? How to integrate technology to customize work flows and monetize outstanding customer service
  • How demographics and immigration affect technology in the multifamily industry

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch featuring Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

Lt. Gov. Crouch served the Hoosier public in many roles, including as State Auditor from 2014 until she was appointed to her current role. As Lt. Governor, Crouch oversees a portfolio that includes Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA).

1:00pm-2:00pm  Economic Development Successes and Growth Opportunities from a Local Government Perspective

Panelist: Alex Crowley, Director of Economic & Sustainable Development with the City of Bloomington & John Taylor, Economic Director with the Town of Avon

Learn about recent local economic development successes and potential future growth opportunities from government leaders around the state. Hear directly from experts on future redevelopment efforts and how multifamily developments may fit into the equation. Hear about areas that have been overlooked and now may be ripe for new multifamily development.

Alex Crowley is Director of Economic & Sustainable Development with the City of Bloomington.  His responsibilities are to lead the department’s efforts to enhance the quality of life for citizens by administering strategic programs and initiatives, which foster an environment where businesses may thrive and retain and create new, quality jobs.   Before joining the City, Alex helped to run and launch small businesses in and around Bloomington. His professional background combines advertising and operations management in a variety of fields including telecommunications.  He has held leadership positions at Ogilvy & Mather: New York, AT&T and Insight Communications.  He served on the Board at Cardinal Stage Company.  Alex is a native of New Haven, Connecticut and a graduate of Fordham College in New York.

John Taylor is the Economic Director with the Town of Avon. He served as the Director of Economic Development for Thomas P. Miller and Associates in Indianapolis for two years and as Director of Business Attraction for the Indiana Department of Commerce for five years. Taylor’s rural development expertise comes from over ten years as the Executive Director of both the Posey County Economic Development Partnership and the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation.

2:15pm-3:15pm Tax Reform’s Impact on the Real Estate Industry

Speaker: Chad Halstead, Partner, Katz, Sapper & Miller

In the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than three decades, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – otherwise known as tax reform – was signed into law Dec. 22, 2017. Select changes in this new law affect the real estate industry more than others and should be taken into account by owners, developers, managers, and contractors. Chad Halstead, a partner in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Tax Services Group, will discuss tax reform’s impact on the economy, implications for businesses and individuals, how key components should be interpreted, and more.

3:30pm-4:30pm Opportunity Zones and an Update on Capital Strategies

Speakers: Frank Hoffman, Partner, Ice Miller & Matt Kaercher, Senior Vice President, Merchants Capital

In the ever-changing marketplace, it is important for industry leaders to stay on top of government incentives and financing opportunities to make future growth plans a reality. This session seeks to provide attendees with important information regarding:

  • A new federal government initiative which impacts 156 areas across the state designated as Opportunity Zones. New investments in these under-served areas could result in tax advantages for investors. The Treasury Department recently unveiled important rules for investors seeking to finance developments under the program.
  • An update on debt, equity and alternative financing to ensure everyone is informed when making strategic decisions.

Frank A. Hoffman has over 30 years of general tax, finance and securities law experience with a focus on real estate development. He is a partner in Ice Miller’s Business Group.

Matt Kaercher serves as Senior Vice President with Merchants Capital. From 2011 to 2014, he served as a multifamily loan underwriter of $215 million in closed loans, and upon transferring in 2014, he has originated or co-originated over $600 million.

4:30pm-5:30pm Cocktail Reception

5:30pm-7:00pm 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?

Speakers: Tikijian Associates

George Tikijian is Principal and Senior Managing Director of Tikijian Associates. He oversees all facets of the multifamily advisory, valuation and transaction processes. He formed Tikijian Associates in 2005, and it has become the premier Indiana apartment brokerage firm – selling more apartment communities in the state than any other firm.

Hannah Ott is Senior Managing Director at Tikijian Associates, focusing on business development, property analysis and valuation, marketing of properties and overall team management. She has been with the firm since 2008 and a partner since 2014.

John Baker joined Tikijian Associates in 2016 as an Associate to focus his efforts on business development (primarily outside of the Indianapolis MSA), property analysis and valuation as well as marketing of properties.

Property Bus Tour

This is one of IAA’s most anticipated annual events! Typically a variety of new construction, rehabilitated, and mixed-use properties are featured each spring.

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 obtain great ideas — all while enjoying valuable a networking opportunity!

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)