-The Lubbock Apartment Association is all about connecting, educating and creating a culture of community with our valued members. And the best way to do that is by hosting fun and effective events where our members can learn, network, have a great time, make new friends and nurture relationships.
General Membership Luncheons - Almost every month the Lubbock Apartment Association (LAA) hosts a luncheon at a local venue. All members of the association are encouraged to attend. These luncheons host an industry, local or inspirational speaker to provide an education aspect to what is otherwise a great way to meet individuals in the rental housing industry and learn about the activities happening in the association. The meetings are informative and a lot of fun.
Business Exchange - The Business Exchange is a unique event that allows product service members to have one-on-one interaction with apartment industry decision makers. It has been described as a “reverse trade show”. Each participating product service member is able to have approximately 10 minutes with each decision maker to discuss his or her products and services.
Education Conference - Periodically LAA hosts an Education Conference for the membership. The Education Conference has top ranked seminars, with national speakers, which cover a variety of topics for owners, management, maintenance, housekeeping and Product Service members. Also, the Education Conference hosts a top tier trade show providing all our product service members booth space and give productive networking time.
Yearly Education Events - Each year LAA offers several credential classes. CAPS – Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor, CAM – Certified Apartment Manager, NALP – National Apartment Leasing Specialist, CAMT – Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technician, CAS – Certified Apartment Supplier, IROP – Independent Rental Owner Professional, CPO - Certified Pool Operator and SHCM – Specialist in Housing Credit Management. These certifications can be taken on location or online through the Association.
Legal Seminars - On alternating years LAA hosts either a REDBOOK seminar or a Fair Housing seminar to ensure that everyone has up-to-date information concerning the legalities involved in the rental industry.
State of the City Address - LAA is thrilled every year to have the current Mayor of Lubbock give the State of the City Address to our membership and members of the public. LAA has hosted the State of the City for 35+ years and welcomes the entire City of Lubbock to attend. The luncheon is the first opportunity for the Mayor to recap the city’s condition and milestones from the previous year. A portion of the proceeds from this event are donated to a charity of the Mayor’s choice. Through the years LAA has been able to donate over $200,000 to many charities.
Installation of Officers Banquet - Early in the year LAA holds an Installation of Officers Banquet. This is an elegant evening that highlights the past year’s activities and leadership. The National Apartment Association Chairman and Texas Apartment Association President attend and install the new Board of Directors and Officers.
Maintenance Mania Competition - Maintenance Mania is a national competition where maintenance technicians compete against the clock in various skill-based games and compete in a race car, soap box derby style competition. Competitors can participate in events at the local level which will qualify them for National Competition that is held at the annual NAA Education Conference & Exposition.
Golf Tournament - Every spring LAA hosts a Golf Tournament at a local country club. This is a fun day for golfers and non-golfers alike to network and enjoy some friendly competition and prizes. The day is packed with different activities and opportunities for you to market your company.