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Building on our momentum 2014 with the AMA Executive Committee

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ast year was a great one for our industry and for the AMA. We celebrated a year of major accomplishments which will position us for success for years to come. We recertified our SuperPAC; we expanded our business partnerships; and we enhanced our presence in the community through our Arizona Multihousing Charitable Foundation. People are the key to the success of any organization. Thanks to the leadership of our immediate past chair, Robert Hicks of Alliance Residential, we have increased membership and revenue and AMA 2014 EXECUTIVE have ensured the long-term sustainability of the Association. Our new COMMITTEE Board Chair, Kimberly Fitch of Nicolosi & Fitch, is laser-focused on Kimberly Fitch, Chair building our industry’s future leaders and has been the driving force Christine Shipley, Chair Elect behind the new AMA Lyceum program. Chris Evans, Vice Chair It’s also critical to educate our political leaders about issues that Amy Smith, Treasurer affect our industry. The construction of new apartments helped lead Dale Phillips, Secretary the recovery of the Arizona real estate market, and that creates opporRobert Hicks, Immediate Past Chair tunities for our association and for the community. Alongside the Capitol Consulting team we will continue our efforts to ensure that state and local policies are fair and do not hinder our ability to do business, but rather help our industry succeed. The AMA Board of Directors continues to work with our staff and members to create meaningful opportunities for networking, professional development and education. We are committed to supporting your business and we urge you to leverage your investment in the AMA. Take advantage of our member-only programs, community relations initiatives, education opportunities and everything else available to you through the AMA. Together we are going to have a great 2014! Tom Simplot President and CEO, Arizona Multihousing Association

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12 Developing the future The leadership of the AMA board of directors is ready for exciting challenges and opportunities in 2014. ON THE COVER: 2014 AMA Executive Committee at the Palomar Phoenix at CityScape. Photo by John Harris

8 Legislative Update 11 News & Happenings 16 Insurance 18 Best Practices 19 On the Scene 20 Events & Education 22 Spotlights

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AMA working to prevent drowning Seeks clarification on municipal pool code BY COURTNEY LEVINUS & JAKE HINMAN

Courtney LeVinus is a principal with Capitol Consulting and Jake Hinman leads legislative affairs for the firm. They can be reached at 602-712-1121.

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very year, the AMA considers issues to be addressed at the state level at the direction of the Tucson and Phoenix Government Affairs Committees. The committees, comprised of property management, attorney and developer members, set the AMA’s legislative priorities and provide their invaluable expertise. Every so often an issue arises in a local jurisdiction that requires legislative action. Though the AMA is cognizant of taking away local control, the AMA also realizes the importance of preemptive legislation when matters are of statewide concern. The regulation of swimming pools is an example of such. Early last year, the Tucson Fire Department began systematic inspections of all apartment communities within the city. Initially the fire department requested that managers allow inspectors into all occupied units. After meeting with the AMA and acknowledging the statutory prohibition against interior rental inspections and the potential Constitutional violations for the residents, the department instead focused their efforts on vacant units and common areas. During their swimming pool inspections, the fire department interpreted the fire code in a manner that required the removal of all existing “dual-key” lock mechanisms from the pool access gates. Apartment owners were then ordered to replace the dual-key locks with a “thumb-latch” on the egress (exit) side of the gate. This interpretation of the code prompted the AMA to once again meet with the fire officials. The AMA expressed the general concern that

Q&A: Knowing the law By Andy M. Hull

Q: One of our residents was deep frying a turkey for their holiday meal. The turkey caught on fire and almost caught our building on fire. The tenants, not knowing what to do, threw the burning turkey into our swimming pool. What type of notice can we give? A: You can definitely serve an immediate eviction notice because of the treatment of property damage and also to a potential fire, but also the damage caused to the pool from all the oil. Your only other option would be a five day health and safety notice not to do this again; also to assess the damages to the tenant. Q: We recently evicted a tenant. He has come into the office after the eviction order was signed against him and has all his money that is due and owing the property. He wants to pay and continue residing. We do not want him to live at the property any longer. Can we refuse his money? A: Yes. Once a judgement has been signed by a judge, it is at the landlord’s discretion if they want to reinstate the lease and allow the tenant to continue residing there, or simply require the tenant to vacate. If the tenant puts money through the night drop or delivers rent, the landlord should send a letter that they cannot accept the payment as reinstating the lease and they will apply it to the debt, and the tenant must vacate according to the court order. Andy M. Hull is the principal of Hull, Holliday and Holliday, PLC. He can be reached at 602-230-0088.

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The views expressed here are generalized advice or information. Fact-specific questions should always be referred to legal counsel. Statements and opinions expressed in these legal columns are solely those of the author or authors. This advice does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Arizona Multihousing Association.

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new “thumb latch” requirement could put the community at risk of increased occurrences of unsupervised children or uninvited adults entering a pool area since access to the pool area could be achieved by simply reaching through or over the gate and releasing the “thumb latch.” The AMA also insisted that the use of dual-key locks was an industry standard that has been in place for most apartment communities in Tucson and throughout the state. What clouds the issue even further is the fact that the current State Pool Code, which already sets minimum standards for every pool in Arizona, seemingly contradicts the local fire code on this issue. This is notwithstanding the fact that all of the pools in Tucson, including the access gates, were initially inspected and approved by city and county officials during the construction process. Unfortunately the fire department disagreed with the potential injury risk and

Q: Should landlords enter into a written agreement when leasing corporate suites? A: Yes. A corporate suite is typically a fully furnished apartment, which is leased for short periods of time (typically from one week to one month). Any agreement for a corporate suite should, at a minimum, provide: 1) the parties to the agreement; 2) the length of the term of the agreement; 3) any costs related to enforcement of the agreement; 4) any associated late fees or attorneys’ fees for breaching the agreement; and 5) the landlord’s legal remedies for nonpayment of rent, and/or failure to timely vacate the

the AMA could not achieve a reasonable compromise with city officials. Thus the decision was made by the AMA government affairs committees to seek clarification from the legislature. In January, Senator Gail Griffin (R-Hereford) agreed to introduce the legislation that would simply clarify in the State Pool Code that the “use” of dualkey locking mechanisms was permissible and could not be prohibited by a local

corporate suite. Of course, the more detailed the agreement the better. A clearly written agreement can save significant legal fees and costs if things do not go according to plan with your corporate suite tenant, but please note you still may need to take legal action to enforce the agreement. Additionally, by providing clear guidelines, each party is on equal footing as they are aware of the terms and conditions of the agreement, and the ramifications for failing to abide by it. Michael Fletcher is an attorney with Koglmeier Law Group, PLC. He can be reached at 480-962-5353.

jurisdiction. The AMA will be meeting with key stakeholders on the issue and will continue to seek a resolution with the city of Tucson in order to protect the interests of AMA members and their residents. For any questions regarding this issue or any of the AMA’s government affairs programs, you may contact Courtney LeVinus or Jake Hinman at 602-712-1121.

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AMA NEWS & HAPPENINGS AMA Tucson celebrates new opportunities After five years with the AMA in Tucson, Joanna Grassinger is leaving to embark on a new career direction. Joanna has been an integral part of the expansion of AMA events and activities in Tucson over these last five years! We will be sad to see her Joanna Grassinger go but wish her all the best! Congratulations to Gretchen Hawkins who has been promoted to AMA Marketing and Member RelaGretchen Hawkins tions in Tucson. Gretchen has been at the AMA Tucson office for two years. Gretchen can be contacted at ghawkins@azama.org or 520-323-0643.

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Supporting the AMA, getting employees involved BY KIMBERLY K. FITCH, AMA BOARD CHAIR, NICOLOSI & FITCH

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imberly Fitch, the incoming AMA board chair, sees many opportunities for the AMA and its members in 2014.

“Taking over the leadership of the AMA board of directors is an exciting challenge and an opportunity to leave a legacy in our industry. I’m honored to work with the talented professionals on the executive committee and engage with our board of directors as we map out how to grow the association. And I am excited for the launch of this new look for our publication. I know you will enjoy this new format and I think it will be more engaging and informative. The investments we make today in the future of our Association and our corporate leaders will pay dividends for years to come. Developing the next generation of leaders for the AMA is a top priority for me. The AMA will launch our own version of the NAA's Lyceum program

here in Arizona in February. This program identifies emerging leaders and trains them to support the mission of the association and move our multifamily industry forward in the coming years. The attendees will participate in three days of interactive training, field trips, and leadership development skills. They will graduate as our Alpha Class at this year’s Holiday Party in December. Vested volunteer leaders in an association need to be cultivated and trained. The Lyceum program educates participants on local issues and the inner workings of the AMA, and supports their professional development. As leaders within our own companies, we have a responsibility here too. It’s critical that executives of our companies support their employees’ involvement in the AMA. The time invested in the Association helps protect our businesses through this time and financial commitment. We must be internal advocates of this training for our team members. In turn, those employees will be stronger leaders within our organizations.”

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2014 AMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Back row, from left) David Adame, Reid Butler, Keri Conyers, Bob Venberg, Kim Pacheco, Chapin Bell, Ike Tippetts, Scott Clark, Lesa LaRocca, Jen Ambrosius, John Carlson, Omar Mireles, Adam Greco, Pam Sullens, Liz Culibrk, Mike Rochon. (Second row, from left) Mark Schilling, Jim Pierson, Matt Koglmeier, Vicki Allison, Pam Shelton, Melanie Morrison, Lynn Zoroya, David Kotin, Mike Clow, Greg Morehead. (Third row, from left) Robert Hicks, Amy Smith, Rondetta Troutman, Chris Evans, Pam McCarthy, Dale Phillips, Amy Davidson, Debbie Willis. (Front center, from left) Kimberly Fitch, Christine Shipley

For more information on the national program visit: www.naahq.org

Learn more about Lyceum Leadership Program The Greek Lyceum was a school of philosophy founded by Aristotle near the city of Athens in 335 B.C. Its purpose was to serve as a center for discussion, debate, reflection and study. The Lyceum works to identify and develop a well-informed and highly motivated group of

emerging multifamily housing leaders; people with a broadbased vision for, and strong commitment to, the mission and strategic objectives of the AMA. A common challenge facing the industry is the ability to identify association volunteers who are trained and motivated to move

the association forward, and who have the time to volunteer and have the support of their employers. The AMA is launching the Lyceum Leadership program in Arizona for its members this year. The first session of our Alpha Class will be held in February.


2014 Executive Committee Profiles Kimberly K. Fitch AMA Board Chair

Christine Shipley AMA Board Chair Elect

Chris Evans AMA Board Vice Chair

Nicolosi & Fitch As the Owner and Chief Financial Officer of Nicolosi & Fitch for the past nine years, Kimberly Fitch and her business partner manage more than 5,000 apartments in Arizona. Over the past 30 years, she’s built a proven track record managing conventional properties as well as HUD insured and Low Income Housing Tax Credit buildings. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Fitch has continued her service to the industry as the 2003 President of Tucson's IREM Chapter, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) since 2004. Fitch completed the National Apartment Association's (NAA) Lyceum program that grooms future leaders for the NAA. She is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and was voted Southern Arizona's CPM of the Year in 1997.  Fitch's interest in the quality of life beyond her profession includes serving on the Tucson Homeless Connect Board of Directors and chairs the Resources Committee. Their committee hosts events to connect homeless individuals with necessary services like housing, healthcare and more. They also put together backpacks for attendees with personal care items. Fitch earned her degree in English Education at Bowling Green State University and has two children in college - Chuck and Kelly.

Dunlap & Magee Christine Shipley, CPM is Vice President of Dunlap & Magee Property Management, AMO, responsible for the property management operations. Shipley joined the Dunlap & Magee team in 1990 and has more than 25 years experience in Real Estate management. A licensed Associate Broker in Arizona and New Mexico and the designated Executive CPM for Dunlap & Magee, she currently serves as chair elect on the Arizona Multihousing Association board and secretary on the Constable Ethics Standards & Training board. Born and raised in Arizona, Shipley is committed to giving back to the community through volunteer time with St. Vincent de Paul, Girl Scouts of America, and Special Olympics. In her off time, she can usually be found camping with her husband and two teenage daughters.

HSL Asset Management, LLC Christopher L. Evans is a US Navy Veteran and is the Designated Broker of HSL Asset Management, LLC. He joined HSL Asset Management when it was established in 2002 and is the Executive Vice President. He has had the unique opportunity to work hand in hand with five of the top third-party, apartment management companies in Tucson. Using this knowledge and prior management expertise, he created an owner/investor benefit method of managing multifamily properties. These efforts allowed HSL Asset Management to grow from the ground to over 10,000 units today. Evans is also on the AMA’s Tucson Government Affairs Committee and serves as Treasurer of the AMAPAC.

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February is Apartment Career Month One of the best retention strategies for companies is education. The AMA is proud to offer a variety of classes for members and their employees to earn their national industry designations or build their skills.

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Industry training and continuing education are the vital links between an employee and the industry. There are several nationally recognized industry designations offered by NAA Education Institute (NAAEI)

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and the AMA, in addition to a multitude of issue-specific classes that can only help you to progress professionally and pursue any position in the industry that you desire. The professional and personal benefits of perfecting

and boosting your job skills through NAAEI’s designation programs and other continuing education opportunities are an invaluable way for you to shine as a top performer. See more classes and opportunities on page 20. www.azama.org


Amy Smith, AMA Board Treasurer Bella Investment Group, LLC Amy Smith formed Bella Investment Group, LLC in 2009 with her partner, Gina K. Picicci, and is the Managing Partner of the firm. Prior to building Bella Investment Group, Smith held positions in marketing, finance and operations with Real Property Services, Inc. for 18 years. Smith believes in a team approach with an emphasis on individual and community leadership that has helped make Bella the preferred employer for many property management professionals. Smith holds a B.A. of Public Relations and Marketing from Pepperdine University and has served on the Arizona Multihousing Association Board of Directors since 2006. She has earned her NAA CAPS designation and has begun instructing the course. She currently serves on the NAA Legislative Committee and is an Elemental Leader and Path Elements Profile™ Administrator for Laurie Beth Jones, Inc. Smith currently lives with her three teenagers in Flagstaff where she is an enthusiastic hiker and homeschool mom.

Dale Phillips, AMA Board Secretary Mark-Taylor Residential In his role as President and Designated Broker at Mark-Taylor Residential, Dale Phillips encourages innovation and creativity. Under his leadership the company has become the premier provider of management services to luxury apartment properties in the metro Phoenix area. He has driven much of the growth of MarkTaylor’s portfolio by introducing a highly successful team approach that combines finance, marketing and operations to deliver superior returns to owners. Phillips fosters a fun, engaging workplace in which entrepreneurial thinking, alternate strategies and innovative programs are encouraged and rewarded. He also serves on the National Multi Housing Council’s advisory board, and is involved with the National Apartment Association.

Robert Hicks, AMA Board Immediate Past Chair Alliance Residential Company, LLC Robert Hicks is a Senior Vice President of Operations for the Southwest region and is responsible for overseeing property operations for more than 30,000 units located in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. Over more than 15 years, Hicks has earned a reputation for excellence in multi-family housing operations, asset management, new business and financial analysis. His background includes increasing occupancy and maximizing profitability while exceeding resident, employee and client expectations. Prior to joining Alliance, Hicks was a Vice President for both MarkTaylor Residential and Family Housing Resources and also served with Equity Residential. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Arizona. www.azama.org

Time to Stand Up By Robert Hicks, Alliance Residential, Immediate Past Board Chair, AMA

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s I wrapped up my term as the AMA Board Chair, I was reflecting on the past 4-5 years of work that we have accomplished to weather the recession and bring members back to active engagement with their association. Today, I’m happy to report that participation continues to increase, Tributes was a soldout event, P&P grew again, and trainings are back on the rise. It’s an exciting time at the AMA and I am proud to have moved the conversation to a longer vision of the future. It’s imperative that the AMA begin the succession planning for the board leadership of this organization. Perhaps beginning with volunteer committees and events, we need to develop the skills and interest of strong associate and regular members so they can transition to board governance in the future. New companies in the market and growing companies need to identify up and comers and encourage them to dedicate their time to association engagement to protect and enhance their own businesses. It’s easy to say that the AMA offers the best networking and social events for members to grow their businesses. Our mission is really to be a watchdog for development and regulation on the legislative levels, city and state. Taxation of new developments will affect a growing market and the existing communities. We must raise significant dollars for a defense fund for the multihousing industry. Compared to other associations like ours, we are behind. Those groups have raised upwards of $500,000 or even a million dollars to fund education and advocacy campaigns. It’s got to be a top priority for every AMA member to be engaged donors to the PAC. After all, it’s a trickle-down effect in our business. If owners/operators are affected by new taxes, we have to slow down and cut back, and then our vendors are impacted too. We are fortunate to have some of Arizona’s top leaders governing the AMA. This executive committee, from diverse backgrounds and representing different areas of our great state, have committed their time and talent to growing this organization. Even at the pinnacle of their careers, they recognize and prioritize the work of the AMA. This stands as an inspiration to all of us and a challenge to the next generation of leaders. Apartment News > Spring 2014

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BEST PRACTICES

Q &A BY CASSIDY CAMPANA, AMA

A conversation with AMA member Alethea Miller

Q. How has Synergy Painting been engaged with the AMA and its committees? A. When I started with Synergy, I was new to the AMA so I joined the community relations committee that works with UMOM and the golf tournament committee. It’s a great way to meet new people.

Q.What have you learned about working with other AMA members? TALK TO US

Have a “best practice” you’d like to share? If you would like to participate in our next member Q&A please contact Cassidy Campana at ccampana@ azama.org.

A. Networking is so important! It always makes me feel good calling a fellow AMA vendor for a great referral. I believe in positive karma — what goes around comes around!

Q. What has been your best success with the AMA so far? A. This was my first year participating in the AMC Golf lottery. Synergy has always been a

golf hole sponsor and we wanted to win a hole! With 150 people competing for seven holes, we had our fingers crossed. We got the hole and we won the lunch with Riverstone Residential. This was a great icebreaker for us as we had just started bidding some of their properties.

Q. In a competitive business, what advice would you give new members about how to leverage their AMA membership? A. I have learned to take every chance given to me not only to market Synergy Painting but to try to build relationships with everyone from vendors to company presidents. Go to as many AMA events as possible and get familiar with faces and meet everyone! Alethea Miller is the Regional Account Manager with Synergy Painting Inc. Reach her at Alethea@synergypaintinginc.com

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AMA members turned out in their holiday best for the annual Holiday Happy Hour, which was held Dec. 12 at the beautiful Palomar Phoenix at CityScape in downtown Phoenix. The special event, which included AMAPAC Silent Auction and Big Hearts for Little Hands Car Giveaway, was presented by Associate Member Council.

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EVENTS & EDUCATION STAY UPDATED AT AZAMA.ORG

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PHOENIX REVERSE TRADE SHOW March 20; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. El Zaribah Shriners Auditorium 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018

PHOENIX DINNER MEETING April 16; 5 - 8 p.m. Phoenix Country Club 2901 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014

PHOENIX EDUCATION CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW - TRIBUTES AWARDS DINNER May 7-8; Downtown Phoenix Sheraton Hotel, 340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix AZ 85004

Education Classes held at the AMA Gallery Space, 818 N. 1st Street, Phoenix 85004

AZ LANDLORD TENANT UPDATES FOR 2014 March 13, Sept. 16; 9 a.m. - Noon $20 ($40 non-members) Continuing education credits: Legal Issues Knowing how to use and comply with state law that governs all rental housing operations can save time, make you money and minimize legal difficulties. This is a must for any property owner, community manager and leasing consultant. This class will be instructed by an AMA attorney.

CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFICATION March 18, April 17; 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. $69 ($99 non-members) Earn State of Arizona certification and a two year CPR and first aid completion card. A breakfast and light lunch will

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CERTIFIED APARTMENT MANAGER March 25-27 and April 21-24; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $875 ($1,125 non-members) This designation program, recognized by the National Apartment Association (NAA), includes: Management of Residential Issues, Legal Responsibilities, Human Resource Management, Fair Housing, Property Maintenance for Managers, Risk Management, Financial Management, and the Research, Analysis and Evaluation module. The final CONTINUED PAGE 22 >

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AMA/FOR RENT MEDIA SOLUTIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT April 11; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. El Conquistador 10555 N. La Canada Oro Valley, 85737

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Feb. 25; 9 a.m. - Noon; $49 ($69 non-members) Join the AMA as we take the next step in discussing the newest bed bug legislation, liability issues and treatment procedures.

INTRO TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - LEASING JUMPSTART March 18; 9 a.m. - Noon $39 ($59 non-members) An in-depth introduction to the property management/ multihousing industry for new and prospective employees.

SAFETY & HANDLING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS April 15; 9 a.m. - Noon $39 ($59 non-members) Learn all about the newest and most current rules and laws concerning the safety and handling of hazardous materials.

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S.M.A.R.T - MAKING CHOICES TODAY THAT WILL IMPACT TOMORROW April 15; 9 a.m. - Noon $29 ($49 non-members) Save your community money and increase your owner’s bottom line. This course will help your community make better environmental choices and develop a plan for success.

THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN AND HOW OF NOTICES, ADDENDUMS AND DETAINERS! April 8; 9 a.m. - Noon $20 ($40 non-members)

Continuing education credits: Contract Law Developed by AMA attorneys, course covers five and ten day notices, addendums, notices to vacate, and more. Learn the steps of the eviction process, from notices, to forcible detainers and writs of restitution.

FAIR HOUSING May 22, Aug. 12; 9 a.m. - Noon $20 ($40 non-members) Continuing education credits: Fair Housing For rental property owners and managers, understanding and complying with fair housing laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is more important than ever. This interactive course will provide an overview of fair housing and ADA law and investigative procedures. This course is taught by an AMA attorney.

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