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Best Property Management Conferences for Rental Professionals

By on March 7, 2018 in Education with 3 Comments

Best Conferences for Property Management

This article has been updated for 2018 Property Management, Investor, and Real Estate Conferences.

Here’s a look at the top property management conferences in 2018 for managers, landlords, owners, investors, business leaders and key players in the rental industry.

Attending a property management conference gives you an opportunity to network with your peers and discover trends about the market, emerging technology, and renter interests.  These events are great educational opportunities to expand your personal knowledge and make connections to improve your business. The relationships you make may be new clients, friends or future partners – you never know who you will meet!

Property management conference are designed for investors, landlords, managers and professionals involved residential rental management.  These events are great for newbies looking to learn the ropes of the industry and veterans craving more information.

The following events are often hosted every year. If you missed one this year, check the event’s website to see when future events will be held.

January 2018 Conferences

NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference

Date: January 16, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
Host: National Multifamily Housing Council
About: The conference will be an entire day of trends, statistics and powerful business insight into what lies ahead for the economy and our industry. This meeting is open to members and non-members and requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting.

Multifamily Social Media Summit

Date: January 31 – February 2, 2018
Location: Napa, CA
Host: Multifamily Social Media
About: A One-of-a-Kind Conference for Managers and Executives Focused on the ROI of Social Media and Content Marketing in Retaining and Attracting New Residents. The program will feature case studies and panels of industry experts to give practical examples of how blogging and social media can benefit property management firms.

February 2018 Conferences

CampusConnex – NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition

Date: February 13-14, 2018
Location: Orlando, F, IL
Host: National Apartment Association
About: NAA’s Student Housing Conference & Exposition has been renamed CampusConnex! Everything student housing insiders need to succeed is at the 11th annual 2018 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition.  Get in on the latest trends, industry expertise, top suppliers and networking opportunities – all to take your success to the next level. Attendees include student housing marketers, leasing and sales specialists, property and portfolio managers, developers and suppliers.

March 2018 Conferences

Real Estate REvive Conference and Expo

Date: March 29, 2018
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Host: Citrus Valley Association of Realtors

About: This all-day event will feature nationally-acclaimed speakers, each focusing on a different aspect of the industry, from sales and marketing, to motivation, technology, and economics/market conditions. This is one of California’s largest Real Estate conferences of the year for Real Estate Professionals.

April 2018 Conferences

2018 REALTOR® Broker Summit

Date: April 4-5, 2018

Location: Nashville, TN

Host: National Association of Realtors

About: The REALTOR® Broker Summit offers an incredible two days of learning, exclusive insights, and networking opportunities. Stay on the cutting edge by discovering new technologies and business strategies from industry leaders.

NARPM Broker/Owner Retreat

Date: April 9 – 11, 2018

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Host: National Association Residential Property Managers

About: This 3 day event includes an Exhibitor Trade Fair and education classes for Designated Brokers, Company Owners, Regional Managers, and major decision makers.

CAA Connect Rental Housing Conference & Expo 2018

Date:  April 19, 2018

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Host: California Apartment Association

About: Invaluable education impacting the Rental Housing Industry; Get immediate answers to your most pressing management challenges; Prepare for trends that could impact your business; Identify the right vendors, products, and services for your business; Grow your personal brand networking with industry professionals; and stay ahead of the competition with ready solutions for future challenges.I

Texas Apartment Association Education Conference & Lone Star Expo

Date: April 25 – 27, 2018

Location: San Antonio, TX

Host: Texas Apartment Association

About: Get ready to Be What’s Next…The TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo offers you convenient, close-to-home, affordable professional development in a compact schedule that meets the needs of you and your team members. Find real-world solutions you can use in almost 60 seminars, and products and services that can set your property apart in the 410+ booth Lone Star Expo. Gain insights on preparing for success from TV Sports Analyst Tony Romo, the featured guest at the April 26 General Session.

May 2018 Conferences

Apartment Internet Marketing Conference

Date: May 6 – 9, 2018

Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Host: Apartment Internet Marketing

About: The Apartment Internet Marketing Conference (AIM Conference®) is the only multifamily industry conference that focuses on – Internet marketing, advertising and branding; In-home technology; Web technology and applications; Mobile platforms; Online leasing and customer experience; CRM systems and methods; Lead tracking; Resident retention and communication; and Social media.

June 2018 Conferences

Apartmentalize by NAA

Date: June 13- 16, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA

Host: National Apartment Association

About: The NAA Education Conference & Exposition has been renamed as Apartmentalize! It’s the same conference that you’ve come to expect from NAA, but with a new name. Join us to Apartmentalize in sunny San Diego, which means taking your career, your company and the experience your residents receive to the next level. Achieve greater success in all three areas by joining us in San Diego to attend the apartment housing industry’s premiere event.

September 2018 Conferences

Multifamily Executive Conference

Date: September 17 -19, 2018

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Host: Multifamily Executive

About: The conference will cover areas like Proven strategies from the industry’s best and brightest on how to boost the bottom line. Apartment and Condo News and Business Strategies for Multifamily Owners, Managers, and Developers.

Rental Housing Association Expo

Date: September 18, 2018

Location: Boston, MA

Host: Rental Housing Association

About: “The best professional development runs the gamut from training, idea exchange and recognition of success, all components of the Rental Housing Association’s Fall Conference and EXPO. Training comes from three nationally recognized speakers delivering industry relevant content; numerous networking opportunities and the trade show afford time for idea exchange, and the awards program celebrates individual and corporate excellence.”  –Jennifer Murphy is Director of Residential Leasing at Chestnut Hill Realty, 2017 RHA Education Committee Co-Chair

IREM Global Summit

Date: September 26 -29, 2018

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Host: Institute of Real Estate Management

About: The IREM Global Summit will go beyond borders to deliver a unique, contemporary experience for commercial and multifamily property and asset managers.

October 2018 Conferences

Maximize Conference

Date: October 1 – 3, 2018

Location: Austin, TX

Host: National Apartment Association

About: MAXIMIZE is the apartment industry’s sole conference dedicated to asset management and long-term value creation in multifamily housing and portfolios

NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition

Date: October 3 – 5, 2018

Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Host: National Multifamily Housing Council
About: This annual event is strategically timed to take place at the start of each new school year and serves as a platform to share the most up-to-date industry information including lease-up numbers, new developments, millennial marketing strategies, technological innovations, new industry entrants and much more.

Midwest Multifamily Conference

Date: October 9 – 10, 2018

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Host: Indiana Apartment Association

About: The Midwest Multifamily Conference is the largest industry conference dedicated exclusively to helping Midwestern apartment professionals reach new levels of professional success. Two action-packed days of learning, networking, and discovering innovative strategies for success in the apartment industry.

NARPM 30th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Date: October 16 – 19, 2018

Location: Coronado, CA

Host: National Association of Residential Property Managers

About: General sessions and workshops that are tracked Broker/owners, property managers, and all members. Engaging trade show exhibits where industry leaders converge and share tools, innovation and experience.

November 2018 Conferences

REALTORS Conference & Expo

Date: November 2 -5, 2018

Location: Boston, MA

Host: National Association of Realtors

About: Join NAR for their annual conference for real estate professionals.

Did we miss anything? If you have a favorite conference or want to see your event included in this list, let us know in the comments!


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About the Author: Kaycee (Wegener) Miller manages marketing and media relations for Rentec Direct, bringing a unique perspective to the world of property management and proudly shares industry news, products, and trends within the community. .


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  1. Charles Ellis says:

    How could you overlook the IREM National Conference, held each October?

  2. Looking forward to attend the IREM Global Summit.Thanks for the update.

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