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AOBA Kicks Off 2024 with Leadership Awards and 50th Anniversary Commemoration
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AOBA Kicks Off 2024 with Leadership Awards and 50th Anniversary Commemoration

The Apartment and Office Building Associate (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington held its Annual Meeting, which honored 2023 and 2024 recipients of Outstanding Associate Member of the Year and Sidney Glassman Memorial Awards. 2023 Outstanding Associate Member of the Year Award The Outstanding... Continue Reading

Date posted01/23/2024


At Issue VA - Evictions are Bad for Business
At Issue VA - Evictions are Bad for Business

Reporting by media outlets often frames the eviction process as a tool utilized by housing providers to increase profit margins. But the data show that this framing is factually incorrect. Evictions are expensive for housing providers to pursue and represent a sunk cost that cannot be recovered.... Continue Reading

Date posted01/17/2024


At Issue MD - The Effect of Synthetic Fraud on Rental Housing
At Issue MD - The Effect of Synthetic Fraud on Rental Housing

Fraud is a growing problem facing rental housing providers. The digital age has brought about new tools available to those who might take advantage to the detriment of other community members. For years, the industry has been dealing with online businesses offering fraudulent documentation of... Continue Reading

Date posted01/17/2024


At Issue DC - The Effect of Synthetic Fraud on Rental Housing
At Issue DC - The Effect of Synthetic Fraud on Rental Housing

Fraud is a growing problem facing rental housing providers. The digital age has brought about new tools available to those who might take advantage to the detriment of other community members. For years, the industry has been dealing with online businesses offering fraudulent documentation of... Continue Reading

Date posted01/17/2024


At Issue VA - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing
At Issue VA - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing

According to new Census data, nearly half of all renters in the Washington metropolitan area are now considered housing cost burdened. And despite a sharp drop-off in rent growth since the pandemic (November marked the fourth consecutive month of negative rent growth,) the region seems to be... Continue Reading

Date posted12/20/2023


At Issue MD - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing
At Issue MD - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing

According to new Census data, nearly half of all renters in the Washington metropolitan area are now considered housing cost burdened. And despite a sharp drop-off in rent growth since the pandemic (November marked the fourth consecutive month of negative rent growth,) the region seems to be... Continue Reading

Date posted12/20/2023


At Issue DC - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing
At Issue DC - Now is the Time to Invest in Critically-Needed Affordable Housing

According to new Census data, nearly half of all renters in the Washington metropolitan area are now considered housing cost burdened. And despite a sharp drop-off in rent growth since the pandemic (November marked the fourth consecutive month of negative rent growth,) the region seems to be... Continue Reading

Date posted12/20/2023


AOBA Celebrates 2023 Commercial Awards Winners; K.E.E.P., Engineer of the Year and TOBY
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AOBA Celebrates 2023 Commercial Awards Winners; K.E.E.P., Engineer of the Year and TOBY

The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) congratulates the distinguished winners of the 2023 Commercial Awards, including K.E.E.P. (Knowledge and Excellence in Emergency Preparedness), Engineer of the Year, and TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year). The... Continue Reading

Date posted11/16/2023


At Issue DC - Breaking Down One Dollar of Rent
At Issue DC - Breaking Down One Dollar of Rent

With rent levels dominating so much of the political discussion these days, there seems to be a prevailing misconception that housing providers are rolling in cash while residents struggle in our current inflationary economy. Contrary to this sentiment, the rental housing industry, which is... Continue Reading

Date posted10/19/2023


At Issue MD - Breaking Down One Dollar of Rent
At Issue MD - Breaking Down One Dollar of Rent

With rent levels dominating so much of the political discussion these days, there seems to be a prevailing misconception that housing providers are rolling in cash while residents struggle in our current inflationary economy. Contrary to this sentiment, the rental housing industry, which is... Continue Reading

Date posted10/19/2023


At Issue VA - Breaking Down One Dollar of Rent
At Issue VA - Breaking Down One Dollar of Rent

With rent levels dominating so much of the political discussion these days, there seems to be a prevailing misconception that housing providers are rolling in cash while residents struggle in our current inflationary economy. Contrary to this sentiment, the rental housing industry, which is... Continue Reading

Date posted10/19/2023


At Issue MD - The Housing Supply/Demand Imbalance is About to Get Much Worse
At Issue MD - The Housing Supply/Demand Imbalance is About to Get Much Worse

The Washington metropolitan region’s housing supply deficiency is well-documented. According to the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), we need to build 7,000 apartments per year just to keep pace with demand and not fall further behind... Continue Reading

Date posted09/14/2023