History

The San Antonio Apartment Association was founded in 1964.

Milestones:

1964
Association founded

1965
Bob Ross elected first president

1967
Association incorporated
Enid White hired as first employee at $50/month
35 members attended monthly meeting at San Antonio Inn
First apartment management school conducted (forerunner of CAM)

1969
First regular office opened at 10303 Sahara Drive; Cliff Morton donated adding machine and Allstate Furniture (now Cort) provided furniture at no cost
Occupancy survey started
Magazine started

1969-71
Started selling TAA leases

1972
NAA authorized development of CAM course (Barbara MacManus and Enid White participated in coordinating effort)

1973
Started selling TAA REDBOOK

1974
First Trade Show
First CAM course

1975
MAC-CAM Club (forerunner of CAM Council and Professional Designates Committee (PDC) founded

1980
Barbara MacManus and Bob Ross selected SAAA lifetime Board members

1983
Barbara MacManus and Bob Ross selected as first recipients of Stanley Hammer, Jr. Memorial Award

1984
First PLP and CAPS modules

1986
Office moved to 2929 Mossrock

1990
CAMT Council founded

1992
Completed first strategic plan for the Association

1993
Began providing industry compensation survey
Began providing market conditions report with rent and occupancy data

1995
Started selling TAA Bluebook
New NALP course offered

1996
New CAM course offered
Began providing industry operating expense survey

1997
Office moved to 4204 Gardendale, Ste. 200

2002
Office moved to 6363 De Zavala, Ste. 300

2009
Office moved to 7525 Babcock Road
Government Relations Director Hired               

2010
Established Independent Rental Owner (IRO)
First Business Exchange and Maintenance Mania events

2011
Social Media Added (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, and You Tube)
Leadership Lyceum Task Force
Bylaws Revision – 10-6-11
Future Fund Drive

2012
Launched new website
First Leadership Lyceuum Class
Teri Bilby was named new Executive Director

2013
New high-water marks for the following:
Over $30,000 raised for American Red Cross
$57,079 raised for PAC

2014
Jubilee Year!  SAAA Celebrates 50 years!
SAAA changes branding to reflect 50 years
Education Center named the Barbara C. MacManus Professional Development Center
New Sponsorship Program is launched

2015
SAAA updates logo and branding theme/colors
Launched website redesign to reflect new branding
New record attendance at Annual Tradeshow
Bylaws Revision - September, 2015

 

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