Indianapolis Area Events

2020 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 Harvey Alston

Be the Best

What does it mean to Be the Best?  We hear it a lot but how do we get there? Hear how individual responsibility for achievement improves spirits, spurs growth, and changes lives.  Harvey’s powerful, soul-searching presentation uplifts people to a higher standard – to a level where people strive only for the BEST.

Attendees will learn:

  • To desire to perform better at their employment
  • Ways to demonstrate how to be more effective as a good leader
  • Understanding why you should be responsible and ethical in your field
  • Goals to become a better leader

About Harvey Alston:

Harvey Alston is considered one of the most dynamic, “high octane” speakers in America. He travels the country spreading his powerful, soul-searching presentations that uplift audiences to a higher standard and level where they strive only for the best.  People walk away from Harvey Alston’s presentations knowing they have just heard someone who “has been around the track a few times” and one who shares it in a way that people do not forget. He has the courage it takes to remind people that life is only what they make it, that self-respect does not come with the job, but is brought to the job by people who do the best. Currently, he is the author of the book titled Be the Best which is the philosophy for his enterprise Best Inc. He is the Coordinator for the Ohio High School Athletic Association Student Leadership Conferences, on the advisory board to the National Federation of High Schools, the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School and many civic boards, panels, and commissions, a contributing writer and photographer for the N2Publishing Magazines, and a member of the National Speakers Association.

Event details:

  • Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Location: Indianapolis Marriott East (7202 E 21st St.,, Indianapolis, IN 46219)
  • 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: $1,500

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 is Mari Gras! Prizes will be given for: Best decorated lane, individual highest and lowest series! Come in from the cold, have lots of fun and participate in a very worthy cause!!!

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: Registration – 1:30pm, Bowling – 2:00pm-4:00pm

Location: Woodland Bowl (3421 E. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240)

Cost: $300/team (includes two games & shoes for up to six bowlers), $25/cheerleader (includes entrance to event & one drink ticket)

Register online today!

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, 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
  • 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.

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

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

Registration Options: Full day: includes seminars, lunch, & participation in afternoon timed events – $64

Half day: lunch & timed event competition only – $44

Half day: seminars & lunch only – $44

Cheer & lunch: register to have lunch with your maintenance crew – $30

Cheer: register to cheer on your maintenance crew – Free

Register online today!

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:

Indy Eleven FUN Meeting

July 2020

Bring your whole team and enjoy a night of hamburgers, hotdogs, beverages, and networking with other multifamily professionals. IAA has exclusive access for members to network!

Cornhole Tournament and FUN Meeting 

August 13, 2020

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. Register online!

Holiday FUN Meeting

December 10, 2020

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!

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.

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Location: Eagle Creek Golf Club (8802 W. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46234)

Team Early Bird Cost (Before May 1): $725

Individual Early Bird Cost (Before May 1): $185

Dinner Only: $39

Register online today!

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!

 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.

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm EDT

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

Early Bird Cost: $375

Registration opening soon!

2020 Industry Summit

The 2020 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      Session 1

11:30am-12:30pm    Lunch Presentation

1:00pm-2:00pm       Session 2

2:15pm-3:15pm         Session 3

3:30pm-4:30pm        Session 4

4:30pm-5:30pm          Cocktail Reception

5:30pm-6:30pm         2021 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: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time: 9:30am – 6:30pm EDT

Location: Indianapolis Marriott North (3645 River Crossing Pkwy, 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 today!

2020 Property Bus Tour

Don’t miss out on one of IAA’s most anticipated annual events! Register now for the 2020 Property Bus Tour on May 14. 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!

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Location: Meet at the Indiana Apartment Association

Cost: $120

Space is limited! Register online today!

2019 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.)

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].

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.

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am EDT

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

Cost: $59/member (breakfast included)

Register online!