Indianapolis Area Events

Save the Date – 2018 Multifamily Industry Summit

Join us on November 8, 2018 as we define 2018 and help provide insight for the coming year. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts on the economy, demographics, cyber security, and rental and sales trends.

More information on seminars and speakers to come.

2018 Bowling for Rebuilding Lives

The next “Bowling for Rebuilding” event will be on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis. Each team consists of four to six bowlers. The theme for the 2018 bowling event will be announced soon!

“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.

We plan to donate a portion of our proceeds from the bowling event to the Ronald McDonald House to help those families who are rebuilding their lives as they battle a childhood illness.

Mark your calendar now for the Tenth Annual IAA “Bowling for Rebuilding,” with net proceeds benefiting the “Rebuilding Lives” disaster relief campaign and the Ronald McDonald House!

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time: Registration: 1:30pm

Bowling: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Woodland Bowl (96th Street, east of Keystone)

Cost: $250 per team (includes 2 games and shoes for up to 6 bowlers); $20 Cheerleader (includes entrance to event, 1 drink ticket and 1 raffle ticket)

* Due to the popularity of this event, we are limiting the number of teams to 5 per Management Company.

Bring your entire team – managers, maintenance, leasing, sales!

Prizes will be given for: best decorated lane, individual highest and lowest series, plus some fun surprises! Come in from the cold, have lots of fun and participate in a very worthy cause!!!

Register online today!

The Official 2018 Maintenance Mania Games & Maintenance Appreciation Day

April 17, 2018 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, IN Farm Bureau Building


What is Maintenance Appreciation Day?

This is a day dedicated to the hardworking maintenance staff in the multifamily industry. The event will include two education seminars, a mini-trade show with maintenance focused vendors, the Maintenance Mania games, lunch, and a social hour with the Maintenance Mania Awards and overall Maintenance Appreciation Awards.

Event Schedule

  • Car check-in opens: 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Education Seminars (2): 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Lunch & Trade Show: 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Practice open: 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Check out all the games!
  • Maintenance Mania Competition: 1:00pm
  • Social Networking & Awards Ceremony: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

What is Maintenance Mania?

A competition in which apartment pros like you from around the country face maintenance-focused challenges that test their skills and knowledge to earn the title of Maintenance Mania® National Champion*. Check out the video on http://mm-naa.naahq.org/

8 challenges await you:

  • AO Smith Water Heater Installation
  • CFG Faucet Repair
  • Fluidmaster Toilet Repair
  • Frigidaire Icemaker Installation
  • Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation
  • Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test
  • Seasons Ceiling Fan Assembly
  • Race Car Competition

Are you the fastest? Here’s your chance to prove it!

To race your car down the 32’ long track, all you have to do is build a racecar from maintenance products ahead of the event. And if you just want to have a good time, then come and try your hand at the games.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds – Farm Bureau Building (1202 E 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205

Cost: Entire Day Registration: $59 per person (Includes seminars, lunch and participation in afternoon timed events); Half Day Registration: $39 per person (Seminars and lunch OR lunch and timed event competition)

Register online today!


2018 Maintenance Appreciation Awards – Entries will be accepted in the next few months!

Celebrate the hard work and dedication shown by the maintenance professionals in multifamily!

For the third year, IAA is introducing five maintenance focused award categories which will be presented during the Maintenance Appreciation/Maintenance Mania Day awards program on April 17, 2018 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The Maintenance Day 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.

Categories Include:

  • Best Maintenance Related Innovation Award
  • Best Green Initiative Award
  • Maintenance Above & Beyond Award
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Best Maintenance Team Award

Congratulations to IAA’s 2017 Winners

2017 Maintenance Mania Competition Winners:

Top Overall Winners:

1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company

2nd: David Garcia, Van Rooy Properties

3rd: Brian Neihaus, Van Rooy Properties

Fluidmaster Toilet Repair:

1st: Jose Torreblanca, Van Rooy Properties

2nd: Brian Neihaus, Gene B. Glick Company

3rd: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company

Kidde Fire & Carbon Monoxide Safety Installation:

1st: Alexander Salinas, Real Estate Equities

2nd: Ben Mohney, Gene B. Glick Company

3rd: Austin Poore, Gene B. Glick Company

Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt Test:

1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company

2nd: Ben Mohney, Gene B. Glick Company

3rd: Brian Neihaus, Van Rooy Properties

CFG Faucet Repair:

1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company

2nd: Ben Mohney, Gene B. Glick Company

3rd: Ben Mohney, Gene B. Glick Company

AO Smith Water Heater Installation:

1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company

2nd: Tommy Wicker, Gene B. Glick Company

3rd: Brandon Thomas, Gene B. Glick Company

Frigidaire Icemaker Installation:

1st: Armando Sifuentes, Gene B. Glick Company

2nd: Brandon Thomas, Gene B. Glick Company

3rd: David Garcia, Van Rooy Properties

Seasons Ceiling Fan Assembly:

1st: Anthony Alfaro, Gene B. Glick Company

2nd: Jose Torreblance, Van Rooy Properties

3rd: Brian Neihaus, Van Rooy Properties

Motorola Race Car Competition:

1st: John Bryan, Van Rooy Properties

2nd: Jose Torreblance, Van Rooy Properties

3rd: Doug Hollandsworth, Gene B. Glick Company

Race Car Best Use of Maintenance Supplies: Angel Herrera, Van Rooy Properties

Race Car People’s Choice: Devon Worm, Bradley Company

Spirit Award: Gene B. Glick Company

Spirit Award: Barrett & Stokely

2017 Maintenance Appreciation Award Winners:

Best Maintenance Team: Laurenz Place

Maintenance Above & Beyond Award: Robert Shively, Bradley Company

Outstanding Achievement in Maintenance Award: John C. Westling, AMP Residential

Best Green Initiative in Maintenance: Tristen Thomas, Barrett & Stokely

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 2018 IAA FUN Meetings:

Let us “Take you out to the Ballgame” as our own Indianapolis Indians take on the Toledo Mud Hens! 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, while cheering on our Indians!

This is one FUN Meeting “your team” should not miss!

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Time: 6:00pm – Gates Open

7:05pm – Game Starts

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Food & beverages served in the Corona Light Beach area

Location: Victory Field (501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46225

Cost: $30/member; $45/non-member

Please enter Victory Field from the Right Field entrance. (The Southernmost entrance off of West St.). You can pick up your beach wristbands and game seat tickets upon arrival.

Online registration coming soon!


Holiday FUN Meeting – December 6, 2018

Join us as we celebrate another successful year in the multifamily industry! Bring your whole team!

More information to come!

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: TBD

Cost: $25/member; $35/non-member

Online registration coming soon!

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.

More information on the theme and online registration coming soon.


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

2018 Reverse Trade Show

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Indianapolis Marriott North (3645 River Crossing Pkwy., Indianapolis, IN 46240)

IAA will host the Annual Reverse Trade Show on May 3, 2018. 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.

The 2018 Reverse Trade Show will take place on May 3rd at the Indianapolis Marriott North (3645 River Crossing Pkwy., Indianapolis, IN 46240). A current list of management companies attending, details on the event, and registration information coming soon.

2018 Power Lunch Schedule

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.

February 8, 2018

Johnny Quinn: Think Like An Olympian

Johnny Quinn is a U.S. Olympian in the sport of bobsled and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He is also a former pro football player spending time with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. Johnny is now a professional speaker that travels the globe to inspire audiences by delivering thought-provoking and action-packed speeches to businesses, schools, and organizations. He is the owner of the Johnny Quinn Agency – Farmers Insurance, helping clients all over the state of Texas. Johnny and his team deliver a Gold Medal customer experience for everything insurance: Auto, Home, Life, Specialty, Business, Commercial, and more.

In Johnny’s presentation “Think Like An Olympian,” he will tackle the daily battles we all face when trying to accomplish our objective, in any arena of life. In this action-packed message, the audience will learn how to navigate obstacles, cultivate change, and develop a winning game plan to align what they do at home, at work, and in the community. With the right mindset, goal setting strategies, and techniques, we all possess (and can learn) the necessary tools to win. Join us on the eve of the Opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics!

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Drury Plaza Hotel (9625 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46290)

Cost: $59/member, $90/non-member

Register online!


April 26, 2018

David Rendall: The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness

What’s your problem? I’m serious. What do you wish you could change about yourself? What is the complaint that you hear the most from those closest to you, your friends, co-workers, and family members? Are you too loud or too quiet, too hyperactive or too sedentary, too organized or too messy? You get the idea.

So, what should you do? Most people think that they should find and fix their weaknesses. Unfortunately, this just leads to frustration and failure. Your weaknesses are actually the best clue to your strengths. Furthermore, building your strengths, not fixing your weaknesses, is your best strategy for success.

This presentation will encourage you to become more of who you are, not to turn you into someone else. It’s about becoming more different and more unique, not more average and more mediocre. You will learn how to:

  • Discover your distinctive strengths and weaknesses
  • Frame your unique characteristics in a positive way
  • Find situations that highlight your positive qualities
  • Maximize your self-control
  • Implement permanent procrastination

About David:

During the last fifteen years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, and State Farm. Prior to becoming a speaker, he was a leadership professor and stand-up comedian. He also managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. In between presentations, David competes in ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons. David has a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of three books.

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Indianapolis Marriott East (7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219)

Cost: $59/member, $90/non-member

Register online!


September 13, 2018

Featuring Jackie Carr

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Indianapolis Marriott East (7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219)

Cost: $59/member, $90/non-member


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 Pat Gleason at 317-816-8900 or [email protected].

2018 Chili Cookoff & Cornhole Tournament to Benefit the SAL Advanced Leadership Program

Chili and Cornhole – a winning combination!

Register for the Chili Cookoff and Cornhole Tournament to benefit the SAL Advanced Leadership Program. SAL was named after Sally Lentz-Crouse who was a leader in the multifamily housing industry and a pioneer in the real estate industry. To keep Sally’s legacy alive, the Indiana Apartment Association began an annual Leadership Retreat. After taking a two-year hiatus to reevaluate, revitalize, and rejuvenate the SAL Advanced Leadership Series, the SAL Task Force successfully implemented an impactful program that encourages professionals to reach higher levels of leadership.

In 2017, the SAL Advanced Leadership series and retreat moved current and aspiring leaders through a track that began with emotional intelligence coupled with communication skills; focused those communication skills to coaching a team, and finally, with driving the vision.  This program is designed for executives, department heads, and aspiring leaders with several years of experience leading a team. The speakers are experts in the field of organizational management, leadership development, and executive coaches.

Registration Options

Competitor – $50 (per player)

Attending as a competitor includes the following:

  • Compete with a partner in the fifth annual cornhole tournament supporting SAL
  • Sample and judge the chili made by the chili cookoff sponsors
  • Beer & wine
  • Ample networking opportunities & live music

Spectator – $30

Attending as a spectator includes the following:

  • Cheer on the cornhole tournament competitors
  • Sample and judge the chili made by the chili cookoff sponsors
  • Beer & wine
  • Ample networking opportunities & live music

Event Details

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: TBD

Online registration coming soon!

2018 Property Bus Tour

The Property Bus Tour is one of IAA’s most anticipated annual events! This year is no different. The Tour provides an excellent venue to visit 7 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!

Property stops will be announced at a later date!

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: Registration – 8:30am; Bus Tour – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Meet at the IAA Office

Cost: $120

Register online today!