2016 NMHC Annual Meeting

January 19 - 21, 2016
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek/Waldorf Astoria
Orlando, FL

The NMHC Annual Meeting is the multifamily industry's premier event featuring NMHC's exclusive networking with the industry's leaders, along with in-depth sessions on market intelligence and business strategy to ensure your success for the upcoming year. Open to NMHC members only.


Don’t miss the NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference preceding the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 19. The conference will be an entire day of trends, statistics and powerful business insight into what lies ahead in 2016 for the economy and our industry. This conference is open to members and non-members and requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting.

Download a detailed agenda.


Agenda At-A-Glance


Monday, January 18



3:00 – 7:00 PM

Registration/Social Lounge/Charging Station



Tuesday, January 19



6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Registration/Social Lounge/Charging Station


7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

2016 NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference

(Separate registration required)


3:00 – 4:00 PM

Committee Meetings

  • Diversity
  • Finance Committee and Subcommittees
4:00 - 5:00 PM     Executive Committee Meeting (By Invitation Only)
 Speaker: Lou Holtz, Legendary Football Coach and Analyst, ESPN (2004-2015)

3:00 – 5:00 PM

"Networking on the Lawn" Area


5:00 – 6:00 PM

Emerging Leaders Meet & Greet


5:00 – 6:00 PM

PAC Appreciation Reception (By Invitation Only)


6:00 – 7:30 PM

Opening Reception



Wednesday, January 20



7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Registration/Social Lounge/Charging Station


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

"Networking on the Lawn" Area


8:00 – 9:00 AM

NMHC Board of Directors Meeting with Breakfast


8:30 – 9:15 AM

Networking Breakfast


9:15 – 11:45 AM

General Session

  • Business Meeting
  • Terrorism in America
    • Moderator: David Schwartz, Co-Founder, CEO and Co-Chairman, Waterton
    • Speaker: Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst and Best Selling Author of "Manhunt"
  • A Conversation with Roger Staubach and Ron Terwilliger
    • Moderator: Doug Bibby, President, National Multifamily Housing Council
    • Speaker: Roger Staubach, Executive Chairman, Americas, Jones Lang LaSalle and former NFL Quarterback
    • Speaker: Ron Terwilliger, Chairman, Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners and Chairman Emeritus, Trammell Crow Residential
11:45 AM - 1:00 PMVIP Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

Noon – 1:00 PM

Emerging Leaders Lunch


Noon – 1:00 PM

Lunch on Own


1:15 – 2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

  • Keeping Up: Maintaining Competitiveness in a Constantly Evolving Sustainable Landscape

2:45 – 4:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • The 2016 Investment Outlook: Young Guns Pitch to Senior Leaders

  • Current Issues in Multifamily Construction and Development
3:00 - 4:30 PMWorkforce Housing Committee Meeting
3:00 - 5:00 PMStudent Housing Committee Meeting
 Speaker: Tom Koulopoulos, Author, Futurist and President & Founder, Delphi Group
4:00 - 5:00 PMCommittee Meetings
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Supplier Partner Alliance
4:30 - 5:30 PMCommittee Meetings
  • PAC
  • Tax

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Chairman’s Reception (By Invitation Only)


6:30 – 7:30 PM

Networking Reception


7:30 – 9:30 PM

Annual Dinner



Thursday, January 21



7:00 – 7:45 AM

Walk for Our Troops Benefiting Team Rubicon


7:45 AM – Noon

Registration/Social Lounge/Charging Station


8:15 – 9:15 AM

PAC Recognition Breakfast (By Invitation Only)

 Speaker: Mike Allen, Chief White House Correspondent, POLITICO

8:15 – 9:15 AM

Networking Breakfast


9:15 - 11:30 AM 

General Session

  • Walk for Our Troops benefitting Team Rubicon Presentation
  • Your Residents Have Spoken...Are You Listening?
  • A Conversation with Ben Bernanke
    • Moderator: Bob DeWitt, Vice Chairman, President & CEO, GID
    • Speaker: Dr. Ben Bernanke, Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Brookings Institution and Former Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System

11:30 AM

Meeting Adjourns

11:45 AM - 1:15 PMLuncheon & Photo Opportunity with Dr. Ben Bernanke (By Invitation Only)

Note: Agenda is subject to change.

NMHC thanks our generous sponsors!

Arbor Commercial Mortgage
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Camden Property Trust
Capital One Multifamily Finance
Equity Residential
Greystar Real Estate Partners
Hanover Company
Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P.
Hunt Mortgage Group
Jones Lang LaSalle
KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Meridian Capital Group
Monogram Residential
Moran & Company
MRI Software
NAI Global
Time Warner Cable
Trammell Crow Residential
UDR, Inc.
Walker & Dunlop
Wells Fargo

Additional Meeting Sponsors
Colliers International
Doster Construction Company
Heritage Title
Highland Commercial Mortgage
Marsh & McLennan
Monument Capital Management

Become a sponsor of this event:
Every year, many of our partners take advantage of this opportunity to market their organizations to the leaders and decision makers in technology, operations and student housing. Please contact Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org to learn more. 

Online registration is now closed. 

Please visit us at the NMHC Registration Desk to register on-site starting at 3:00 pm Monday, January 18.

NMHC Annual Meeting Networking Passes

For the 2016 NMHC Annual Meeting, member firms who have used all of their registration slots based on membership level and/or sponsorship support can now purchase Networking Passes for $375.These passes allow additional colleagues from member firms and corporate event coordinators to be on the hotel premises during the meeting and for the onsite corporate events.

All individuals must display an official NMHC meeting badge to be allowed on the hotel grounds.
 No corporate or custom badges will be permitted on the premises, including at any corporate events held at the meeting site. 

Security will prohibit any individual without an official NMHC meeting badge from accessing the NMHC meeting and event areas.


Official NMHC meeting badges are only available to:


  • Full registrants for the Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference, Annual Meeting, and Annual Meeting Emerging Leaders
  • Networking Pass registrants

Please note, registrants of the 2016 NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference must have a full registration to the Annual Meeting (includes Emerging Leader registrants) or an Annual Meeting Networking Pass to remain on the grounds after 3:00 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2016.


Nonmembers are not allowed to purchase Annual Meeting networking passes or full registrations and will not be allowed on hotel grounds during the Annual Meeting.


Networking Passes will be
permitted in the following areas:

  • NMHC networking on the lawn
  • Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek/Waldorf Astoria hotel grounds
  • Firm-hosted corporate events
    held at the meeting site
Networking Passes are 
not allowed to attend:

  • NMHC meeting sessions
  • NMHC committee meetings
  • NMHC breakfasts, receptions and dinner


Policies for Networking Pass Registrations

  • The individual must be an employee of an NMHC member firm in good standing.
  • Member firms must use all available full Annual Meeting registration slots to be eligible for Networking Passes. Individuals interested in a Networking Pass should check with their firm’s lead or alternate contact to verify that all full registration slots have been used before registering.
  • Networking Pass registrations from a member firm which has not fulfilled all full registration slots will automatically be cancelled. Refunds for cancellations will not be granted for Networking Pass registrations.
  • Complimentary Networking Pass registrations are not available based on membership level or sponsorship support.
  • Networking Pass registrants may make arrangements for their hotel accomodations using the NMHC centralized hotel reservation system. Instructions on how to make hotel arrangements are included in the meeting registration confirmation email. Rooms are limited.   

2016 NMHC Walk for Our Troops Benefitting Team Rubicon

We are excited to announce the launch of the 5th Annual NMHC Walk for Our Troops. The 3k fun run/walk will take place on January 21st during the 2016 NMHC Annual Meeting at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Florida. 

This year, we are supporting Team Rubicon, an organization that unites the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Please join NMHC, Chair, Jeff Stack, and the NMHC Supplier Partner Alliance by pledging your dollars to Team Rubicon as we make this event our highest priority. We ask you to honor our veterans and their families, and the mission of Team Rubicon as they continue to serve our country and help others around the world. 

To learn more about Team Rubicon, please watch the video below or visit their website, www.teamrubiconusa.org

Donation Information

To participate, please donate online via NMHC's Team Rubicon donation page

Separate registration is not required to participate in the walk. We request walk/run participants to make a minimum $25 donation to Team Rubicon. Each contributor of $25 or more will receive a commemorative t-shirt that can be picked up on-site.

If you can't make the walk/run and prefer only to make a contribution, we would be most grateful. 

If you prefer to send a check, please make checks payable to "Team Rubicon" and if possible, reference "NMHC" in memo, and send to their National Office:

Team Rubicon
Attn: Amanda Smerdel
300 N Continental Blvd., Suite 100
El Segundo, CA 90245

Sponsorship Information

We have four (4) sponsorship levels this year: 


Four Star:$10,000 and above
Three Star:$5,000 - $9,999
Two Star:$2,000 - $4,999
One Star:$500 - $1,999

The deadline to become a sponsor is Friday, December 18.  If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Melissa Rowan by email mrowan@nmhc.org or by phone at 202-974-2372. Please go to NMHC's Team Rubicon donation page to make your donation. If you need an invoice for your company's sponsorship donation, please contact Amanda Smerdel at smerdel@teamrubiconusa.org. If you prefer to pay via check, please view the check instructions above.

Please email an .eps file of your logo to Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org by Friday, December 18.

Sponsors will be recognized by having their logo displayed on the commemorative race t-shirt and banner. The logo will be displayed on the screen at the beginning of the general session that morning. For additional sponsorship information, please contact Melissa Rowan, NMHC Meetings Manager, at mrowan@nmhc.org.