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September 21, 2017
2017 NMHC Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting Recap
NMHC Chairman Bob DeWitt (right) and Wisconsin-based Continental Properties CEO Jim Schloemer (left) greet Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (center) before a reception during the 2017 NMHC Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting.

Last week, members from across the country met in Washington, D.C., for NMHC’s 2017 Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting. The fall meeting is always heavy on politics and policy, and this year’s program included discussions with more than 15 members of Congress, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. But that wasn’t all.

Roughly 100 members came to town early to participate in the first NMHC Leadership Forum, a half-day event focused on diversity and inclusion as critical drivers of continued business success. We also brought back our popular Night Out at the Ballpark event and hosted a rooftop reception at the Newseum, where members networked to stunning views of the Capitol.

Research and innovation were big business themes, with AOL-founder Steve Case and J.D. Vance, investor and author of Hillbilly Elegy, leading a conversation about their new initiative to invest in promising tech companies outside of established urban tech hubs.

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Top Lawmakers Meet with NMHC Members

NMHC members heard from 15 influential policymakers and members of Congress from both sides of the aisle as part of the annual fall meeting.

First Leadership Forum Focuses on D&I as Business Imperatives

The half-day, pre-meeting event explored unconscious bias and how diversity and inclusion strategies can be effective countermeasures, benefitting companies’ bottom lines. 

Tax, Housing Finance Reform and NFIP Reauthorization Take Center Stage

As lawmakers talked policy, three main issues came into focus: reform of the nation’s tax code, an overhaul of our approach to housing finance and the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Apartment Returns Can't Be Beat

New research shows that apartment returns dominate other property classes regardless of holding period, geographic region and market tier.

New Advertising Push Highlights Demand for 4.6 Million New Apartments

NMHC/NAA launch the second phase of a joint public relations campaign aimed at highlighting the need for more apartments. A new companion report also makes recommendations on affordability. 

The Changing Face of the Short-Term Rental Business

A new wave of technology startups aims to address common apartment owner and manager concerns and create business-to-business partnerships that work for a variety of portfolio and risk profiles.

Committee Updates

The latest from NMHC's working groups on diversity and inclusion, emerging leaders, finance, PAC, supplier partner alliance and workforce housing.

Fall Meeting in Pictures

We captured all the best moments of the meeting, including featured speakers, the baseball game, lunch at the Newseum and the rooftop reception with members of Congress. 

Presentation Materials Now Available

See something or hear something interesting and want to check it out again? Members can access a number of presentations from the fall meeting here.
Thank You
NMHC thanks all attendees, speakers and sponsors for contributing to another productive Fall Meeting. 
We also invite members to check our meetings calendar for a list of upcoming events. Registration is currently open for the 2017 Student Housing Conference & Exposition in Tampa later this month and the 2017 NMHC OPTECH Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas in October.
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