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CAA would like to wish all our members Happy Holidays and a healthy and prosperous 2014!
NAA Legislative update
Greg Brown writes: "The end is nigh!
No, it's not the opening to the latest apocalyptic zombie thriller (though I do enjoy those), I'm referring to the end of the first session of the 113th Congress. For the first time in many years, Congress will go and stay gone from Washington, D.C., for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. 'Huzzah!' says every lobbyist, Hill staffer and political reporter in town. These denizens of the political machine have seen their holiday plans in years past scuttled altogether or spent nervously checking a mobile device every three and a half minutes for some development on the latest 'cliff' or other year-end legislative debacle. Not this year! Still, Congress would not know what to do without a looming deadline and there are legislative items in the mix that are on the clock."
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Join us for networking, food, drinks and entertainment by a lip and palm reader. Click here to register online or visit the NYKO event Web page for a faxable registration form. Sponsorships are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We look forward to seeing you there.
Booths on sale for 2013 exhibitors only
2014 booth sales for 2013 exhibiting companies only will open at 10 a.m. CST Dec. 19. All other exhibitors may register at 10 a.m Jan. 16, 2014. All exhibitors must be 2014 members in good standing to participate. Non-exhibiting vendors are not allowed to walk the show floor. Please click on the Trade Show page of the CAA website for registration details.
Welcome new member!
The Chicagoland Apartment Association offers five nationally recognized professional designations which are developed by the National Apartment Association Education Institute. After completing your coursework, project (if applicable), and exam, you become a NAAEI Professional Designate. As a designate, you must renew your designation by paying your renewal dues and acquiring Continuing Education Credits. If you do not renew your designation, it becomes invalid and you are no longer recognized as a NAAEI Professional Designate. By renewing each year, you have proven that you have participated in continuing education within the industry.
Download the Continuing Education Credit Reporting Form and mail with invoice and payment to NAAEI.
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We're looking for dynamic instructors for 2014!
The goal of CAA's Education Committee is to bring together peers for an information-sharing and world-class educational year. We are looking for high-level instructors who can address current issues and trends.
This is a great opportunity to share your success stories, challenges, opportunities, tangible action items and takeaways on a vast array of topics.
Instructor proposals will be accepted until Jan. 6, 2014! Click here for the instructor sign-up form.
Last call for Continuing Education Credits
Still need CEs for your NAA Designation renewal? Our online university has a catalog of more than 50 seminars plus access to Grace Hill's library (which will count towards your designation as long as you access it through us!). Most of the sessions are 50 minutes and good for one CE, so if you are in a crunch, you've come to the right place! If you have any questions, contact Jessica at Jessica@caapts.org.
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Plan would give Orland Park something familiar: New apartments
A plan before village hall that would bring 15 buildings and 231 rental units into the heart of downtown Orland Park could bridge a gap that developers say needs to be filled in town.
Orland Park, where nine out of 10 residents live in owner-occupied housing, needs more options for residents who want to rent and not own, the developers say.
Obama's Better Buildings Challenge expands to multifamily housing
President Barack Obama's Better Buildings Challenge — which has generated $2 billion in private financing for commercial and industrial building energy upgrades — is now expanding to multifamily housing.
Under the Challenge, building owners pledge to reduce energy consumption across their portfolios by 20 percent within 10 years. They also commit to share best practice strategies that can be substantiated with energy data.
The rental housing affordability crisis
Mortgage News Daily
A new study from the Harvard Joint Center on Housing Studies in conjunction with the McArthur Foundation looks at the growing importance of rental housing in the U.S. as households reverse their long upward trend in homeownership and increasingly turn to renting. The renter share of households climbed from 31 percent in 2003 to 35 percent in 2013 or 43 million households.
Small businesses get creative to cut health cost
Some small businesses offer medical screenings, walking programs, weight-loss plans to staff to improve health and lower health care costs.
Northbrook moves residential-retail development plan forward
A Northbrook development that may bring a Mariano's grocery store, a multistory apartment building, a bank, a Panera Bread and additional retail space to the northeast corner is gaining traction following its recommendation by the plan commission.
The plan, which first appeared before village officials about a year ago, encompasses 16 acres on the northwestern corner of the intersection of Skokie Boulevard and Dundee Road. Developers are Chicago-based Morningside Group and Schaumburg-based Crossroads Development Partners LLC.
Manhattan rental market losing steam as Brooklyn plows on
New York Daily News
Manhattan's sizzling rental market is finally cooling down.
For the third month in a row, the median rent in the borough fell, dropping 3 percent in November, compared with last year, to $3,100, according to a report from Douglas Elliman.
Manhattan rents are easing as Brooklyn rents continue to soar.
The median rent in the "'It' borough" rose 3.8 percent to $2,800, said Douglas Elliman, whose report focuses on North and Northwest Brooklyn.
72-unit apartment plan muscles onto Madison, West of Racine
Upstart developer Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group, co-founded by Sox and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, is tossing another West Loop apartment plan into play — this one on Madison just three blocks west of the developer's multiple building 81-unit project at Aberdeen and a few east of another chunk now underway at Ashland.
What workers want in a job
By Mel Kleiman
When an employee quits, most managers take it personally — and for good reason. For more than 20 years, employee exit interview research has been telling us the No. 1 reason the best people leave is because they feel they are being poorly managed. Whether you're recruiting managers or hourly employees, there are five specific things everyone wants from a job. If you can provide most or all of them, you'll be able to attract and retain the employees you deserve — the best.
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