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Effective Advocacy + Professional Development

Why Join?

Thanks for your interest in the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA), the leading membership organization representing commercial office building and multi-family residential real estate in the Washington, DC area! AOBA members own or manage approximately 309,000 apartment homes and 216 million square feet of office space in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Advocacy is Key

By joining AOBA, your company gains effective local, state and regional advocacy on issues critical to the area’s real estate industry. With four, full-time lobbyists on staff, AOBA’s non-partisan government affairs activities in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia provide members with substantial savings in utilities, taxes and other regulatory fees and costs-- savings that enhance the value of your membership investment and ultimately save significant dollars for owners, tenants and residents. Download the
2015 Year in Review for a brief summary of accomplishments.

Did You Know?

With its unique legal expertise, AOBA challenges utility rate increases in court and has successfully saved members millions of dollars over the past 30 years, by advocating for the reduction of proposed utility rate increases, as well as challenging the distribution of the proposed rates among customer classes and the design of the specific rate charges. There is no other real estate organization in the Washington, DC region that is committed to intervene consistently in utility rate cases.

Education, Information Exchange and Community Outreach

Throughout the year, AOBA provides professional development and certification opportunities. The organization also hosts special events for members to exchange information, connect with peers, recognize excellence through industry awards, and give back to our community. A special educational focus is placed on helping members attain their on-going energy efficiency and sustainability goals, and on professional development/ leadership skills for "rising leaders" in our industry.

Added Benefits: BOMA and NAA Membership

In addition, most AOBA members automatically receive the diverse membership benefits offered by the Building Owners and Manager Association International (BOMA), and National Apartment Association (NAA). AOBA is federated with both organizations and serves as the local BOMA and NAA affiliate.

Need More Info?

To learn how you can build on AOBA's record of success, download AOBA’s membership brochure, Build on our Success. If you have questions about membership benefits, or need additional information, please contact Jeanne Clarke at 202.296.3390 or email

Membership Application

For a full list of benefits and to apply online, visit our registration page. You wil be able to receive member benefits right away.

If you prefer to register offline, download the 2016 Membership Application, or call AOBA at 202.296.3390 to receive a membership package via mail.

Note for owner/managers: Please be sure to complete both the Application and the Supplement page. Also, note that owner/managers may add as many staff members as you like to AOBA's database so that your staff may receive information directly from AOBA!

Questions? Please contact Jeanne Clarke or call 202.296.3390.