Arizona Multihousing Association Archives

How to capitalize on hot Phoenix apartment market

The apartment market in Downtown Phoenix is hot, really hot, and members of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) are cautiously optimistic that the market will remain one of the hottest in the country for at least a couple more years. In a standing room only crowd of over 60 people, AMA hosted its second-ever Quarterly… Read More →

AMA Tribute Awards honors multifamily communities and leaders


Each year, the Arizona Multihousing Association brings apartment industry leaders together for one night at its annual Tribute Gala to celebrate the successes of the teams, individuals, volunteers and communities that are best in class. Last night, a sold-out crowd of 1,400 industry leaders gathered for the annual Tribute Awards gala to learn who would… Read More →

Smoking butts out of multifamily business

For years it’s been known that smoking is bad for your health, and it has been subsequently banned inside of restaurants, offices and outside building entrances. With a the help of a grant from Maricopa County, the Arizona Multihousing Association wants to foster smoke-free programs at apartments as well. “The purpose of the grant is… Read More →

P.B. Bell honored for Project Safe participation

by in AZRE Magazine | Events | In The Spotlight | Newsmakers

P.B. Bell, a leader in multifamily housing and real estate development, management and acquisitions, has been awarded for its outstanding participation in Project Safe, an interactive and family-friendly safety awareness program supported by the Arizona Multihousing Association. One of P.B. Bell’s Mesa communities, Reflections at Red Mountain, was honored for “Best Resident Participation,” while P.B.… Read More →

The Rental Renewal: Q&A with Tom Simplot

Tom Simplot, president and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association, has watched the hottest commercial sector light the way for new developments during the darkened years of recovery. Even though there are thousands of new units in the pipeline, Simplot weighs in on the cooler markets, the Class-A flood and important legislative wins. With the… Read More →

Greystar receives top awards from AMA

Greystar recently received five top achievement awards and industry-wide recognition at the 2015 Annual Tribute event organized by the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA). The AMA presented awards to rental communities and industry professionals that demonstrated excellence related to operating performance, community service, industry experience, teamwork and impact on the properties. The Arizona apartment industry’s 23rd annual… Read More →

Apartment industry contributes $9.9B to Phoenix economy

by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

The apartment industry emerged as one of the strongest sectors coming out of the Great Recession, and a new study shows just how much the Phoenix economy benefited from the rental boom. In 2013 – the latest numbers available – apartment construction, operations and resident spending contributed $9.9 billion locally and supported 99,900 jobs in… Read More →

Q & A with Tom Simplot, President and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association

Tom Simplot was named president and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) in July 2008. The longtime Phoenix resident has served on the Phoenix City Council, president of the Maricopa County Board of Health, Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, as chair of the Phoenix Historic Preservation Committee and was a member of the Phoenix… Read More →

Multifamily Dwelling in the Future Looks Luxurious

by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

Home ownership is down from 70 percent to 65 percent and rents are rising. “There are just more renters,” says CBRE Vice Chairman and Managing Director Tyler Anderson. There are also a lot more investors. “The low interest rates make multifamily investments very, very compelling,” Anderson says. “They didn’t lower these rates for the multifamily… Read More →

Arizona Business Community Supports HB2111

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The undersigned organizations and businesses want to express their strong support for the passage of HB2111 with the floor amendment that will be offered by Senator Steve Yarbrough. This final amendment represents major concessions to address concerns that have been expressed by the city representatives. This final amendment reflects the cities’ request for a separate… Read More →

Liv Avenida Team Wins 2 Top Honors At AMA Tribute Awards

  Liv Avenida and IPA Management are celebrating after two key team members were honored at the 2013 Tribute Awards hosted by the Arizona Mulithousing Association. Heidi Arave, was honored as Apartment Manager of the Year (200+ units) and Bill Kunce was awarded Maintenance Supervisor of the Year (200+ units). The 2013 Tribute Awards featured… Read More →

Sterling Grant & Associates Named Endorsed Insurance Broker for AMA

by in Business News | Property Management

  Sterling Grant & Associates was selected as the endorsed insurance broker of choice by the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA), the state’s apartment trade association. Sterling Grant was chosen because of its demonstrated expertise in providing specialized products such as the Sterling Crime Free Program, risk management education and service offerings tailored specifically for rental… Read More →

AMA Names Pierson to 2013-14 Board of Directors

Jim Pierson
by in Business News | Newsmakers

Jim Pierson was named as a new member to serve at the Board of Directors level for the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA). In this capacity, Pierson will serve a two-year term to participate in all of the practices and functions to assist in the oversight of the industry organization. Pierson, principal and co-founder of Legacy… Read More →

MEB Founders Honored by Gov. Brewer For Entrepreneurial Excellence and Commitment

MEB - Melanie Morrison, Libby Ekre, Jodi Sheahan
by in Newsmakers

Three Arizona women were the first to be named “Women of Achievement” by Gov. Jan Brewer recently. The proclamation, recognizing Melanie Morrison, Libby Ekre, and Jodi Sheahan of MEB Management Services, introduced Arizona’s “Women of Achievement” month celebrated in September. The three business partners are the first women to ever be honored with this award. The… Read More →