Indianapolis Area Events

2021 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.

Virtual Power Lunch Featuring Kim & Jason Kotecki

A Chance of Awesome: Finding Balance by Changing the Way You See

Has the stress of everything left you feeling worn down, exhausted and off-balance? Sometimes all you need is a little nudge from someone with a fresh perspective, someone who points out the answer that was there the whole time. This program is that little nudge and a great fit for anyone feeling discouraged and stuck amidst this continual season of change and uncertainty. You’ll learn how to recognize opportunities in road blocks and how to see dead ends as new beginnings. Because the difference between success and failure is not luck, it’s looking at your world in a whole new way! So come ready to spark some new ideas — and grab onto them. Remember, the people who see silver linings are the ones looking for them!

About Kim & Jason Kotecki:

Kim and Jason Kotecki are best friends, husband and wife, parents of three kids, entrepreneurs, authors, retro t-shirt wearers, and partners in crime on a crusade to annihilate Adultitis in themselves and the world! Kim is a former kindergarten teacher and a lover of all things whimsical. Jason is a professional reminder-er and permission granter who moonlights as an artist, author and speaker. He enjoys Star Wars, soft t-shirts, and brand new tubes of paint. Kim and Jason are the creators of Escape Adulthood, a company on a mission to help people eradicate Adultitis by offering real-world strategies, practical ideas, and permission to create a life filled with adventure, meaning and joy.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm EST

Location: Via Online Platform

Cost: $39/member, $70/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: $1,500

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 600 units affected by natural disasters. In 2019 alone, IAA’s Rebuilding Lives was able to help more than 65 individuals and 20 families.

The theme for this year’s event was Mari Gras! Prizes were given for: Best decorated lane, individual highest and lowest series!

If you aren’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, icemaker installation, fire and carbon monoxide safety installation, key control deadbolt testing, heating element installation, shock treatment setup, 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
  • Fridgidaire Icemaker Installation
  • Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation
  • Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test
  • SmartBurner Heating Element Installation
  • Smart Comfort Air Conditioner Repair
  • Queenaire Shock Treatment Setup
  • Race Car Competition

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 2020 IAA FUN Meetings:

Holiday FUN Meeting – IAA Trivia

December 10, 2020

Join us as we celebrate another successful year in the multifamily industry! Bring your whole team for an afternoon of trivia with Hambone’s Trivia. Get ready to register your team of 5 and brush up on your trivia – prizes will be given to winning teams! We’ll be giving away a $500 Door Dash Gift Card for 1st place, $300 Door Dash Gift Card for 2nd place and $200 Door Dash Gift Card for 3rd place.


– Register your team of 5

– The game includes the chance to win DoorDash gift cards, approximately 1 hour of live, hosted entertainment, 4-5 rounds of the best trivia you’ve ever experienced, and a really good time with family and friends. Hambone’s Trivia prides itself on questions that require reason, not just recall.

– Approximately 45 minutes before the event, the registrant will be sent via email the private YouTube live stream link, as well as two forms.

– One form is the ‘real’ answer form, the other is the ‘view only’. Share the ‘view only’ form with anyone playing with you remotely.

– Designate an answer sheet submitter, only one answer sheet is submitted per team.

– Be ready with your team name.

– If the registrant did not see the event email come through, have them check spam folders.

– If your team is not in the same place, most teams connect via Facetime, Zoom, Houseparty or conference call to collaborate.

Register online!

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 PAC Golf Outing has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!

See more from the 2019 Golf Outing

The annual event in its 17th year in 2019 benefited the Indiana Multifamily Housing Political Action Committee. The ’80s theme was a hit.

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

 Virtual Reverse Trade Show

Please join the Indiana Apartment Association at the Virtual Reverse Trade Show benefiting the National Apartment Association Political Action Committee (NAAPAC).

The Virtual Reverse Trade Show is a highly effective, targeted networking event that gives you the opportunity to meet privately with owners and key decision makers from property management companies.

This event will take place across two days, February 23rd and 24th. From 10 AM – 12 PM EST, you’ll have the opportunity to join virtual break-out meeting rooms to meet with owners/management executives one-on-one. These will be six-minute intervals over the two-hour session. All appointments will be pre-assigned and IAA will set your meetings based on your top choices! While the same management companies will participate on both days, Tuesday, February 23 will be geared towards maintenance and Wednesday, February 24 will be geared towards operations/leasing. Please sign up for the day that makes the most sense for your company.

The Reverse Trade Show format gives you the opportunity to have immediate contact with buyers from management companies representing over 99,000 units across the state of Indiana…and our list is growing.

To date, the following management companies have agreed to participate:

  • Barrett & Stokely, Inc.
  • Becovic Management Group of Indiana
  • Birge & Held Asset Management
  • Buckingham Companies
  • Dominion Realty, Inc.
  • Edward Rose & Sons
  • Englert Management Corp.
  • Flaherty & Collins Properties
  • Gene B. Glick Company, Inc.
  • HI Management
  • HILLS Properties
  • In Good Company
  • IRT Management, LLC
  • J.C. Hart Company, Inc.
  • Kittle Property Group, Inc.
  • Lauth Communities
  • Marquette Management
  • Milhaus Management, LLC
  • Pedcor Management
  • PRAXM Management LLC
  • Regency Windsor Management Inc.
  • Sheehan Property Management, Inc.
  • StoneCreek Communities
  • The Ardizzone Group
  • The Sterling Group
  • Van Rooy Properties

If you have questions, please contact IAA at 317-816-8900. Registration will be limited. Only one attendee per vendor company. The early bird cost is $375 per vendor attendee.If you have questions, please contact IAA at 317-816-8900. Registration will be limited. Only one attendee per vendor company. The early bird cost is $375 per vendor attendee. Proceeds from the Reverse Trade Show will benefit the National Apartment Association Political Action Committee (NAAPAC). The NAAPAC 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 your company is unable to make PAC contributions, please contact the IAA office.

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 & Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm EST

Location: Via Zoom Meeting

Early Bird Cost (before February 2): $375

After February 2 Cost: $425

Register online here!

2020 Virtual Multifamily Industry Summit

Join us virtually on October 15 for the annual Industry Summit! This is the most anticipated event for executives, developers, and managers to hear about trends and developments in the Hoosier marketplace from local and national experts. These sessions will be held via interactive Zoom meetings.

Schedule Overview:

9:30am-10:30am – Economic Overview with Chris Nebenzahl of Yardi

The United States has been in a recession for 6 months due to the numerous statewide shutdowns implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19. With more than 50 million unemployment claims and trillions of federal stimulus dollars spent, the U.S. economy has never experienced such a drastic and rapid decline. What will the recovery look like, and when can we expect to see economic indicators return to pre-COVID levels? What will the long-term economic effects of the pandemic be for Indiana and other parts of our nation? Chris Nebenzahl will discuss both short and long term economic impacts as a result of COVID-19 and offer his views on future economic growth.

10:45am-11:45am – Legal & Legislative Update: What Does 2021 Look Like with Russell Brown of ClarkQuinn & Lynne Petersen & Brian Spaulding of the Indiana Apartment Association 

Russell Brown and Brian Spaulding will discuss the status of courts after the expiration of Indiana’s eviction moratorium and Indiana’s new voluntary mediation program for landlords and tenants. IAA President Lynne Petersen and Brian Spaulding will give a 2020 Indiana Legislative Recap, preview the upcoming 2021 Indiana Legislative Session, provide a federal update, and future outlook after the 2020 election.

10:45am-11:45am – Navigating the Various Financing Structures in Today’s Market with Mike Dury of Merchants Capital & Adam Ehret of Barratt Asset Management

Discuss the appetite of the GSE’s, HUD, Life Ins., Banks, and CMBS in today’s market with COVID-19. Learn more aboLisa Tut leverage ratios, interest rates, COVID-19 Required Reserves, and other important underwriting guidance. Join this session for an update on the performance of multifamily properties from Class A-C, LIHTC properties, and project based section 8.

11:45am-12:30pm Break

12:30pm-1:30pm – Multifamily Insurance Outlook with Garrett Maloney of TBM Multifamily, Jeff Sanderson of Hylant, Suzanne Peperak of Barrett & Stokely, & Jeff Hoch of JLH Risk Advisor Consulting Services

Placing insurance for multifamily assets has presented new challenges over the past 20 months. Premiums are increasing and carriers are pulling back on the level of coverage they offer. Panelists will discuss why the market has changed, where things are heading, and strategies for reducing total cost of risk.

12:30pm-1:30pm – Student Housing Landscape with Jeff Adler of Yardi

How have Indiana universities adapted their education and business model to stay operational and solvent during the pandemic? How has purpose built student housing performed in its first true test since COVID-19 began? What are the key indicators to watch in the student housing sector as we begin to recover from the largest recession since the great depression? Jeff Adler will cover these topics and more that impact the student housing landscape across Indiana and the nation.

1:45pm-2:45pm – COVID-19 & Multifamily Technology with Lisa Trosien of Apartment Expert

Since the beginning of the pandemic, multifamily operations have been forced to adapt to a new way of doing business. This session will focus on occupancy and leasing trends, strategies to minimize vacancy and how to thrive in a market with declining rent rates. See how technology can help make your operations more efficient with touch-less leasing, remote management tools and more.

1:45pm-2:45pm – Turning COVID Problems into Design Solutions with David Stahl of Cuningham Group Architecture, Keith Cole of Mitsch Design, & Craig Pryde of KTGY

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has impacted our world and created a shift in what residents are looking for when it comes to apartment shopping. This session will focus on using the this shift to influence your design for future projects and renovations taking into consideration the new work from home culture, outdoor amenities and more. Staying ahead of the curve is more important than ever when considering the current state of the industry and looking ahead to the future.

3:00pm-3:30pm – Round Table Discussions: Insurance Premiums, Best Practices Regarding Safety in Urban Areas

3:45pm-4:45pm – Indiana Industry Outlook with George Tikijian, Hannah Ott, & John Baker of Cushman & Wakefield

How has the Indiana Apartment Market faired through the Pandemic? The panel will provide an overview of occupancy, rent, development and sales trends throughout Indiana. The Industry Outlook will discuss the impact of eviction moratoriums, reduced turnover, recent sales, the outlook for new development and industry innovation.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time: 9:30am – 6:30pm EST

Location: Via Online Platform

Full Day Cost: $125

Half Day Cost: $55

Thank you to our sponsors:

2020 Virtual Property Tour

The 2020 Virtual Property Tour took place via Zoom with a combination of live and pre-recorded video. Property staff in attendance talked about their property and answered attendee questions! A variety of new construction, rehabilitated, and mixed-use properties were featured.

Property Tours Included:

  • The Mark Fishers (Watermark Residential)
  • Spark (Milhaus Management)
  • Penrose on Mass Ave (JC Hart Company Inc.)
  • Penn Street Tower (TWG Management)
  • Vue Apartments (Herman & Kittle Properties Inc.)
  • RiverHouse (Buckingham Companies)

While touring apartment models and clubhouses, attendees saw unique floor plans, discovered new industry trends and amenities, and got inspired!

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].

Virtual Management Panel

This interactive panel discussion will provide an opportunity for supplier 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.

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am EST

Location: Via Zoom Webinar

Cost: $45

Register online here!