IAA: South Bend

IAA: South Bend

IAA: South Bend is the Local Advisory Council of the Indiana Apartment Association that serves the greater South Bend Indiana area.

The purpose of IAA: South Bend is to promote, advise, and protect the general interest of the construction, ownership, and management of multi-family housing by engaging and uniting industry members through informative and engaging educational and networking events.

About the Indiana Apartment Association

The Indiana Apartment Association is a statewide trade organization serving the multifamily industry in the State of Indiana.

IAA Mission Statement

  1. To promote, advise and protect the general interests of the ownership and management of multi-family housing in the Indiana area by uniting those engaged in the business.
  2. To uphold the dignity of the property management profession and to acquire and disseminate useful business information among its members, to foster a spirit of cooperation among its members; to cultivate higher standards of practice and business ethics.

Contact Us

9100 Keystone Crossing

Suite 725

Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: (317) 816-8900

Fax: (317) 816-8911

Email: [email protected]

Local Advisory Council

The Local Advisory Council is a critical component of IAA’s strategic plan. This council actively plans and executes local engagement strategies including educational and networking events, member recruitment and retention, and local advocacy efforts. Council members serve as the key contributors to new and existing services and programs throughout the year.

Council Members Include:

Brooke Davis, Regional Property Manager, Bradley Company

Gavin Greene, Regional Property Manager, Flaherty & Collins Properties

Jennifer Huddleston, Regional Property Manager, Gene B. Glick Company, Inc.

Melissa Glass, Property Manager, The Addison on Main

Stacy Andrews, Property Manager, Willamsburg on the Lake

Jennifer Davis, Rent Path

Sabrina West, Property Manager, Emerald Pointe Apartments

IAA’s resources extend throughout the South Bend area, the state of Indiana, and at the national level. As an IAA member, you belong to a community of professionals that share mutual goals, interests and commitments. Becoming involved with your local multifamily network will allow you to make valuable connections with peers, share knowledge and gain insights into the latest trends in your profession.

Local Benefits

State Benefits

  • Utilize the Click and Lease Program to improve accuracy, save time and money, and protect your community
  • Recruit the best talent by posting your open positions and connect with job seekers on IAA’s Career Center
  • IAA actively advocates on your behalf at the Indiana General Assembly
  • Attend the largest regional multifamily conference in the Midwest. Learn about new products and services, attend educational courses to hear nationally-known speakers and network with peers
  • Access to the IAA website that allow members to share advice on topics of professional interest
  • FREE classes to increase industry knowledge, promote professionalism, and provide better services to apartment renters and owners – all designed to increase NOI
  • Receive a free subscription to IAA’s award-winning trade publication, INSites, which keeps members informed on local, state, and national activities

National Benefits

  • Protecting the industry through local, state and national advocacy initiatives and grassroots mobilization.
  • Network and learn about national apartment trends at NAA Meetings and Expositions.
  • National award-winning monthly magazine and newsletters to keep you updated.

Upcoming Events and Education Courses in South Bend

Also coming up in IAA’s Northern Council Areas!


Leading from the Heart

Effective leadership sets the tone for the whole organization. Instructor Sue Anthony with Regency Windsor Management Inc. will help managers prepare a model that builds the reputation and attitude of the property from the top down and establishes the roles that staff play in supporting the messaging. This course will discuss how leaders can facilitate team work and communication. Key takeaways will include:

  • The traits of a strong team and the roles leaders have in maintaining the momentum
  • How great leadership effects the bottom line and builds NOI
  • Why leading from the heart increases retention and occupancy rates
  • Using emotion for better storytelling as a sales tool

Instructor: Sue Anthony, Regency Windsor Management Inc.

Date: January 17, 2019. (Rescheduled from a previous date due to weather.)

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Tippecanoe Public Library – Downtown Library, 627 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

Register here!


Active Shooter Training

The Indiana State Police, with the assistance of school safety liaison Dr. Richard Hogue, has created this presentation providing key steps to follow should one encounter an active shooter. The City of Houston’s Mayor’s Office video, “Run. Hide. Fight.,” is incorporated into the training session, assisting businesses and other organizations in preparing to respond to the unpredictable possibility of an active shooter event.

The session includes a screening of the video, best practices for safeguarding oneself and others in the event of an active shooter, and a question and answer session. Police instructors will lead this interactive presentation.

Instructor: Sgt. Ted Bohner, Indiana State Police

Date: Wednesday, February 20

Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Location: St. Joseph County Public Library – Main Branch, 304 S Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601

Register here!


Staying Ahead in Leasing & Marketing

Are you looking to Stay Ahead in Leasing & Marketing? Do you want to learn advanced techniques for following up and closing the deal? Within this course we will review how to lease and close the deal based upon different diversity’s and locations, and why setting appointments is extremely important. Other topics such as, how to drive in traffic from social media, how selling customer service can lease the apartment and so much more! Even if you’re the most seasoned leasing consultant, you will leave feeling energized with a wealth of new ideas and techniques.

Instructor: Kristin Sanders

Date: Tuesday, March 5

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: The Patrician, 410 US 30, Schererville, IN 46375

Register here!


Maintenance Inspections & Standards REAC

This three-hour course is an introduction and overview of many different types of industry standards and inspections that impact the trade, with particular focus on the federal Real Estate Assessment Center inspection. Also covered will be what to look for and how to prepare in an organized and professional manner to achieve the highest possible REAC scores. Topics include:

  • Safety procedures
  • Preparing for different types of inspections (fire department, local housing authority, bank, REAC)
  • Action steps following inspections

Instructor: Herb Harr, Inspection Solutions & David Creek, Hays Gibson Property Services

Date: Wednesday, March 6

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Double Tree South Bend, 123 N. Doctor MLK Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601

Register here!



Navigating the Fair Housing Minefield

Fair Housing violations can cost thousands of dollars as you or your company must respond to a suspected issue. This year, IAA will be holding several Fair Housing classes around the state to help property professionals remain compliant. These classes will focus on the latest issues in Fair Housing from emotional support animals to website accessibility compliance. Bring questions and prepare for fast-paced and interactive sessions with your peers.

Instructor: Sherre Helmer, Dynamic Training for Results

Date: Tuesday, March 12

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Tippecanoe County Public Library – Downtown Library, McAllister Room B, 627 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

Register here!

And more around the state!

South Bend Local Government Contacts


Pete Buttegieg: (574) 233-0311

City Council

Regular meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Check the agenda for start times.

View the City Council homepage.


1st District – Tim Scott, President: (574) 538-1936

2nd District – Regina Williams-Preston: (574) 235-5983

3d District – Randy Kelly: (574) 235-5981

4th District- Jo Broden: (574) 235-5978

5th District – Dr. David Varner: (574) 291-1798

6th District – Oliver Davis: (574) 876-6938

At-Large – John Voorde: (574) 233-8933

At-Large – Gavin Ferlic: (574) 235-5979

At-Large – Karen White: (574) 520-4477

City Clerk

Kareemah Fowler: (574) 235-9221

Director of Code Enforcement

Randy Wilkerson: (574) 235-9486

*City offices are located at 227 West Jefferson Blvd. 46601

View the South Bend Government Website.

View the St. Joseph County Website.

Rental Registration

Annual registrations for rental properties are due by September 30 to avoid possible late fees. Registrations are handled by the Department of Code Enforcement. Visit here for additional information.

Local Government Proposals/Ordinances Currently Under Consideration

Member only benefit! Find out more information about these ordinances by logging in to IAA’s Member Only portal.

Local Associate Members in the South Bend Area

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Associate Membership in IAA opens doors!

If your business has a product or service needed by the multifamily housing industry, associate membership in the Indiana Apartment Association can be a valuable asset. IAA associate membership promises one thing: EXPOSURE. Your membership will open doors and help you achieve your business goals.

  • Gain direct contact with apartment owners and managers in your areas
  • Stay current on important industry developments in the multifamily industry
  • Boost sales of your products and services

Demonstrable benefits include:

  • Members Buy From Members campaign that encourages members on the site level as well is in the corporate office to contact associate members first when looking for a product or service.
  • Increased visibility through local networking and sponsorships of events in your area
  • Display your IAA pride through certificates, plaques, window cling, etc.
  • Access to member only information on the industry and association in our publications
  • Subscription to industry news and trends in INsites magazine and Multifamily Minute newsletter
  • And more! Contact IAA for full details

I am proud to be an activate member of IAA. The courteous & professional service IAA provides along with the educational seminars and networking with my peers, helps me succeed as a property manager.
Lisa Turner, Property Manager, Autumn Ridge Apartments
I have been in the apartment industry since 2008 and loved it the moment I started. The IAA is as strong as its members, so it is always great to recruit and meet new members. I am a firm believer in networking; getting to know, like, and trust others. On top of the networking opportunities, the IAA offers exceptional and important classes.
Alissa Morlan, Regional Manager, Chair, IAA: Lafayette, HI Management
As a team, we felt like we were a little slow in terms of how long it took us to join IAA, but looking back are so glad we did. It was one of the best decisions we made not just because it put us in front of our target audience on a monthly basis, but because we have been able give back and be active members of the industry. Sitting on committees, attending events / meetings, and diving in to serve and make an impact where we can has been so rewarding for all of us.
Matt Weirich, Co-Founder, CEO, Realync