About Us

Committed to serve the local apartment and rental housing industry.

Welcome to the San Antonio Apartment Association!

The San Antonio Apartment Association (SAAA) is a non-profit trade association composed of diverse groups representing and serving the multi-family and rental housing industry whose purpose is to participate in the legislative process, promote professionalism through education, provide a means of communication to our members and support the surrounding communities.

We are comprised of over 1500 Property Owners, Management Companies and Multi-family Communities representing over 200,000 rental units. Our membership includes over 360 supplier companies providing products and services to our industry.

Visit Us At:

7525 Babcock Road , San Antonio, TX 78249
P: 210.692.7797
F: 210.692.7277

We moved into our building in January 2009 which was built with education and permanence in mind. The Barbara C. MacManus Professional Development Center can house up to 110 attendees. We are located across from Bamberger Way Nature Park between Hausman and De Zavala, near UTSA. Our hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SAAA is a proud local affiliate of the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) and the National Apartment Association (NAA).

ADA Compliance Statement: The San Antonio Apartment Association, Inc. ("SAAA"), is committed to upholding the standards of, and strictly complying with, the Americans with Disabilities Act (the "ADA"). It is the policy of SAAA to allow Service Dogs and Service Miniature Horses to accompany the person for whom the animal is providing a service in the areas of public accommodation at the office of SAAA and at SAAA events, programs and classes.


Mission Statement

The San Antonio Apartment Association educates, communicates and advocates for professionals in the rental housing industry.

Vision Statement

A future where rental housing is a valuable partner in every community, where everyone has a home.

Counties Served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Wilson and Zavala.


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 Lyceum Class
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
2019
  • SAAA Board Adopted the new Vision Statement
  • Launched website redesign and new Association Management Software to improve member service