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Lone Star Award Nominations

June 20, 2018

Each year, since 2001, AATC has requested a call for entries into the most distinguished award available to the apartment industry. Some call it the ‘Oscars of multifamily’ and true to its name, it is […]

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Texas Multifamily Myths

June 20, 2018

Myth Busters is must watch television at my house. The series uses a combination of science and common science to test the veracity of rumors, urban legends, movie scenes, internet videos, news reports, and other […]

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due – Pillow Talk

June 13, 2018

I recently attended numerous graduation ceremonies and celebrations.  At each of these, the graduate(s) took time to thank those that made the achievement possible (parents, grandparent, friends, pastors, mentors, etc.). My favorite graduation event involved […]

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May Market Report

May 21, 2018

Taking Advantage of a Break in New Deliveries Compared to the previous few years, the Greater Fort Worth area experienced a subpar final quarter in 2017. Much of this was due to intensifying pressure from […]

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Senior Housing: An Exception To The Rule

May 21, 2018

The Fair Housing Act protects current and potential renters from discrimination based on: race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or familial status (legalese for families with children). You’ve heard “every rule has an exception” […]

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You Too Can Win Maintenance Mania!

May 18, 2018

I know what you’re thinking. Every year, you go to Maintenance Mania and try your best only to get beat out by the same people year after year. You wonder why you should even participate […]

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Crime Prevention

May 4, 2018

From mass shootings to human trafficking and the opioid crisis to domestic violence, media floods our world with stories about violence and crime. This bad news barrage overwhelms, angers, and alarms apartment residents, government officials, […]

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Room for Improvement

April 24, 2018

  AATC staff receives numerous calls and emails each month from members with questions about landlord-tenant and operational issues. In general, AATC staff will help our members find the answer in the REDBOOK. In the […]

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Pillow Talk – Comparable

April 24, 2018

Egg production was steadily declining at Happy Hen Farms. Farmer Smith’s chickens worked hard but achieved mediocre results. Farmer Smith reasoned his hens lacked motivation, so that evening he visited the local zoo. The next […]

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Why You Must Invest in Fair Housing

April 17, 2018

Is your team prepared and educated in Fair Housing? It’s not just about attending a class or checking a box online. It’s important that you discuss best practices on a regular basis to help your […]