WHY JOIN AASC?

Your membership with the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado (AASC) is a solid investment for your profession, your company, and the apartment industry as a whole.

At AASC, we are dedicated to promoting and advancing the needs of the apartment industry. It is your participation in AASC that provides the investment and resources needed to advocate at all levels of government, provide education of the highest caliber, and foster countless opportunities for career and business development.

Our members include apartment communities, apartment owners/management, suppliers, and professionals within the apartment industry! Unlike other associations, the "member" is your apartment community or supplier company, and anyone who works for the member company is automatically entitled to membership benefits. Here are just a few of the benefits members receive:

OWNER/MANAGER MEMBERS

Membership within the Colorado Apartment Association and National Apartment Association

NAA Products such as Click & Comply and Click & Lease

Legislative Advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Our legislative efforts save the rental housing industry millions of dollars every year

Legal Handbook - This book with over 225 pages and 32 easy to navigate sections is updated annually. It is a great resource for answering the day to day questions of property management.

Education Opportunities with industry Specific Seminars including Fair Housing, Meth ID, Legal Updates, National Designations and more.

Networking Opportunities that allow you to meet like-minded individuals within the industry, share ideas, best practices and create relationships.  Members receive discounted pricing on all events

Legal Rental Forms including leases, security deposits, legal notices, mold, carbon monoxide and more. Online lease program is also available.

Roundtables offer information sharing and discussions in a more intimate setting, both for senior level management and independent owners.

Mark of Excellence Awards where Southern Colorado's rental housing community comes together to celebrate at Peak Awards. As a member you become eligible for this exclusive award!

Free Subscriptions to NAA's Units magazines with industry news.

Valuable Survey Data to help you strategically position your organization. Discounted subscriptions for the nationally-recognized Vacancy & Rent Survey (published quarterly), the Construction Report (published quarterly) and Compensation Survey (published annually).

Membership Directory: Listing in the annual Directory and Resource Guide, your local guide to peers and products.

SUPPLIER MEMBERS

Access to our ever growing membership of owners, managers and communities. Our membership currently consists of over 40,000 rental units.

Membership within the Colorado Apartment Association and National Apartment Association

NAA Insurance Center available to members with less than 50 employees.

Members Use Members - The owner members of the Apartment Association use other members’ services. Owners know that supplier members are supporting their industry. Telling owners you are a member gives you a leg up on your competition.

Special Events designed to offer a rewarding experience through: networking, education, information, fun, outreach and celebration opportunities each year!

The Annual Trade Show and Education Conference is the largest multifamily housing trade show in the Southern Colorado. It is a one day show bringing our industry together.

Sponsorships and marketing opportunities are available for most events and functions, allowing companies valuable and distinctive exposure in front of the right target audience. Sponsorships come in many different shapes and sizes, creating the perfect image and message for your company’s budget

Membership Directory: Your company is listed in the annual Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide, which is mailed to every property and owner company.

Online Directory: Your company has a basic listing in the Online Membership Directory (open to the public) with the option of an Enhanced listing.

Free Subscriptions to NAA’s Units magazines with industry news.

Advertising opportunities in our Buyers Guide, monthly magazines and website.

HEAR what some of your fellow AASC members have to say:

"The Apartment Association of Southern Colorado offers so much for their members and community.  The encouragement and support they offer through MUMS- (Members using Members) and networking events allow all members to come together as a community and work with each other in the multi-family industry.  The education that is offered to both employees of multi-family properties and vendors is a integral part of helping our industry to grow and become experts in our field. There are so many opportunities to meet new people and have professional growth with AASC, which is why I am member of this great organization."

-Kerry Egelston, Senior Vice President with Griffis/Blessing, Inc.

“Over the 10 years I have been involved in the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado, it has proven to be the best opportunity to meet people in the Apartment Industry.  The networking and subsequent relationships I’ve gained would not be possible without the opportunities to volunteer on committees, or  to attend events and classes.

Through my involvement with AASC, I have increased my company sales, advanced personal growth, specifically in leadership development, and also learned how to better engage the local industry and our community. Without AASC I would not have the support, knowledge, or connections that being a member has provided me.” 

- Beckie Mellen, Project Manager with Arlun, Inc.

"As an independent rental owner, I began owning and self-managing my small portfolio after a 30 year career in corporate America.  While Property Management might seem simple and straightforward on the surface, there’s so much more than meets the eye!  I was lucky enough to spot a course called “Intro to Property Management” where I learned, more than anything else, that I didn’t even know what I needed to know.  The course was one of the many offered by the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado so one of my better early decisions was to join the association.  While I initially joined for the education, I quickly learned that networking with my peers and like-minded property managers was equally valuable. 

Then, the more I attended association events, the more I became involved in the legislative advocacy of advancing responsible laws for our industry.  And, oh yes, I was urged to join the association leadership, sat on the board, and served two terms as association president.  So, you might say, I was able to give back to the association and the industry in thanks for the many ways I personally benefited from all the association did for me.  It’s been a totally rewarding journey, without a doubt, to which my business prosperity and personal relationships can attest."

- Dana Lowry, Owner of Grand West Properties