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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 →

The Rental Renewal: Q&A with Tom Simplot

Photo by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

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 →

Apartment industry contributes $9.9B to Phoenix economy

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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

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 →

AMA honors communities, leaders at annual Tribute Awards

Liv Avenida, IPA Management, which won the Developer’s Award for Best Community built in 2012-2013.

The multihousing industry has had a remarkable year of renewed optimism in the housing and rental markets. The Arizona Multihousing Association brings apartment industry leaders together for one night a year at its annual Tribute Gala to celebrate the successes of the teams, individuals, volunteers and communities that are best in class. On Thursday night,… Read More →

The 2012 Hammer Awards

Hamer - June 2011-fornewsletter
by in Featured | Politics

It’s that time of year to hand out some honors for the year’s best. So it is without further ado that I bring you the Third Annual Hammer Awards. Impact Player of the Year: State Treasurer Doug Ducey The keeper of the state’s checkbook took down Proposition 204 in a rout, and for that Doug… Read More →

Fundraising Event – Help Turn Brown Lots In Phoenix Green

fundraising - turning dirt lots green

On Monday, May 21st from 5:30- 8:30pm hundreds of people who prefer beautiful views over dirt lots will gather for a fundraising event, Turning Brown Lots Green benefiting the Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation. The Roosevelt Row CDC is a mostly volunteer organization that works to beautify and promote downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row neighborhood. Phoenix… Read More →