Why Join AOBA?

AOBA is the leading membership organization representing commercial office building and multifamily residential real estate in the Washington, D.C. area. We are the local affiliate of the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA).

What are the Benefits of Joining AOBA?

Effective Advocacy is a Key Member Benefit

The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) is the leading membership organization representing commercial office building and multifamily residential real estate in the Washington, D.C. area. AOBA members own or manage more than 350,000 multi-family apartment homes and 185 million square feet of office space in the Washington, Metropolitan area. 

By joining AOBA, your company gains effective local, state and regional advocacy on issues critical to the area’s real estate industry. With six full-time lobbyists, and two full-time utility attorneys 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.

For highlights of a very productive 2018, download AOBA's 2018 Year in Review publication.

With its unique legal expertise, AOBA challenges utility rate increases in court and has 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, D.C. region that is committed to intervene consistently in utility rate cases.

Education, Information Exchange, Community Outreach

Throughout the year, AOBA provides professional development and opportunities to obtain professional certifications. 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 providing timely advocacy information and helping members enhance their management and leadership skills.

Added Value: 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 the National Apartment Association (NAA). AOBA is federated with both organizations and serves as the local BOMA and NAA affiliate. For example, by joining AOBA, multifamily property management firms may use NAA's popular members-only "Click and Lease" program.

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 call 202.296.3390 or email Jeanne Clarke.

Membership Application

To become a member, visit our Online Registration page, email Pascha Steward or call AOBA at 202.296.3390 ext. 760 with any questions or to receive mailed information.

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. Each staff member is encouraged to complete a member profile at https://www.aoba-metro.org/member-compass for easy access to event registration, previous event attendance and invoice payments.