NMHC's Online Membership Application
Firm's can apply online to join NMHC by clicking the link below. You will be automatically directed to a login screen. Select "Create a Website Account" on the right-hand side. After creating an online account, you will be directed back to the online application. After submitting payment, you will be contacted by NMHC's Membership Department within 48 hours.
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Since 1978, the National Multifamily Housing Council has been the apartment industry’s leading advocate and strategic consultant. Founded by a small group of industry legends, including Sam Zell, Preston Butcher, Howard Ruby, Trammell Crow and Richard Fore, NMHC’s membership roster now reads like a "who's who" in the multifamily industry.
NMHC members are engaged in all aspects of the rental housing business, including apartment ownership, management, development, brokerage and finance. Backed by one of the most competent and professional staffs in real estate, the Council focuses on four key areas: federal advocacy, strategic information, industry research and public affairs. We also host the industry's most sought-after meetings and conferences.
NMHC is widely considered the leading national advocate for the apartment industry. For three decades, NMHC has leveraged our extensive contacts in Washington, DC with a fact-based approach to lobbying to actively shape the legislation and regulations that affect the apartment industry.
NMHC prides itself on providing thoughtful leadership to the apartment industry by always being ahead of the curve. We are acknowledged as the preeminent source of apartment-related information, through our newsletters, white papers, guidance memorandums, meetings and web site.
NMHC's research initiatives help members make informed business decisions. We offer quarterly reports on current apartment market conditions as well as our annual Apartment Strategies Conference. We also provide benchmarking surveys and special research reports on a wide variety of topics. Recent reports have covered the student housing sector, changing demographics, resident technology needs and more.
Industry Meetings and Networking
Networking is one the most valuable benefits NMHC offers its members. NMHC’s meetings are generally acknowledged to be the apartment industry’s most stimulating and thought-provoking gatherings. Varying in size and focus, the Council’s meetings offer participants in all phases of the industry the invaluable opportunity to candidly share information and insights, debate issues of common interest and hear nationally recognized speakers. Beyond our meetings, we offer members opportunities to exchange ideas through our Listserves and our online membership directory.
As the premier organization representing multifamily housing, NMHC seeks opportunities to actively promote the industry’s positive public image. NMHC's public relations program emphasizes the desirability of apartment living and the important role apartments play in creating strong, healthy and vibrant communities.
Our media outreach has resulted in hundreds of articles promoting renting in high-profile publications. We also provide numerous advocacy tools for members to use to counteract opposition to new apartments and to educate consumers about the benefits of renting.
The National Multifamily Housing Council provides leadership for the apartment industry on legislative and regulatory matters, advances research and the exchange of strategic business information, and promotes the desirability of apartment living.
Often described as a valuable early warning system and a behind-the-scenes insurance policy, the Council is actively involved in forming national housing policy and shaping the legislation and regulations that affect the industry. From public testimony before Congressional committees to selective participation in judicial proceedings, NMHC is consistently heard on the entire spectrum of housing-related issues. We concentrate our public policy efforts on issues relating to housing policy, finance, tax, technology, property management, environmental issues, human resources and building codes.
AIMS Fast Response Network
NMHC operates the Apartment Industry Mobilization Service (AIMS) — a powerful, computer-based system to mobilize grassroots support for NMHC legislative initiatives and to notify members of fast-breaking developments in the federal arena.
Political Action Committee
NMHC sponsors a political action committee exclusively representing the multifamily housing industry. The National Multifamily Housing Council Political Action Committee (NMHC PAC) was formed to support political candidates, especially U.S. senators and representatives who are dedicated to the preservation and production of multifamily housing. Helping to elect such public officials is one of the most important ways NMHC, through NMHC PAC, serves its members.
Although membership in NMHC is required to participate in NMHC PAC, it is funded separately and entirely on a voluntary basis.
NMHC’s meetings are generally acknowledged to be the most stimulating and thought-provoking gatherings of the nation’s senior apartment executives. Varying in size and focus, the meetings offer participants in all phases of the industry the invaluable opportunity to join together and candidly share information and insights, debate issues of common interest and hear nationally recognized speakers.
- The Annual Meeting in January is the largest of the year, is open to all NMHC members and always covers three days at a world-class resort in Arizona, California or Florida.
- The May Board of Directors Meeting is one of the most exclusive annual assemblies of apartment industry CEOs and senior executives.
- The September Membership Meeting is open to Board of Directors and Advisory Committee members and highlights apartment business issues and the exchange of cutting-edge ideas.
In addition to our membership meetings, NMHC holds a series of Members Only Forums on human resources, property/risk management and apartment research. We also host larger conferences on student housing, technology and apartment market strategies.
Vital Information Resources
NMHC is an acknowledged source of expert information on the apartment industry for Council members, policymakers, the general public and the press. Through its publications and forums, the Council highlights industry “best practices” and provides technical information on a wide range of topics. The Council takes pride in its ability to provide industry leaders with succinct, accurate, timely and comprehensive information.
- NMHC Apartment Wire: A must-read for top apartment industry professionals, Apartment Wire is a timely review of emerging trends in apartment finance, development, management and technology and more, featuring both exclusive content from NMHC’s staff of experts and provocative articles from across the web.is a concise summary of the latest and most important industry developments.
- Multifamily Markup: This weekly insider's view from Capitol Hill covers legislative, regulatory and judicial developments on a wide range of issues that could impact the apartment industry.
- Market Trends: Market Trends is prepared quarterly for NMHC members by NMHC’s research staff. The publication provides a concise, graphic summary of statistical trends important to the industry’s performance, including vacancy rates, rent increases, apartment starts, employment growth and apartment sales prices.
- Research Notes: Published quarterly, Research Notes provides data and analysis on topics of special interest to apartment industry professionals. Subjects include resident demographics, trends in apartment ownership and financing, and larger economic issues that affect apartment owners.
- NMHC News Watch: This biweekly e-newsletter provides a quick summary of noteworthy articles of interest to apartment executives.
NMHC’s research products are designed to help guide members’ business decisions, improve the industry’s policy and regulatory environment and educate consumers more fully about their housing choices. Perhaps best known for the NMHC 50, its annual ranking of the 50 largest apartment owners and managers, the Council also investigates how political, financial, demographic and other trends influence multifamily housing.
NMHC Benchmarking Surveys
To help further the apartment industry’s evolution into a highly professional industry, NMHC produces a series of surveys and benchmarking data to evaluate current property management operations and to guide the creation of new programs and procedures. They include an annual metro-level compensation and benefits survey, an insurance benchmarking survey and periodic surveys on technology topics.
White Papers and Regulatory Compliance Guidance
NMHC members can access a comprehensive library of white papers and regulatory compliance guides on a wide range of topics. Recent papers include online marketing, energy efficiency and sustainability, human resources, student housing, telecommunications regulations, emergency preparedness, renter demographics, emerging technologies and volatile insurance markets.
In addition to our must-attend meetings, NMHC also offers members further opportunities to interact with senior apartment executives.
NMHC Online Membership Directory
One of the most valuable benefits of membership is networking with other NMHC members. To help members network between Council meetings, NMHC maintains a searchable, online membership directory of apartment firms and apartment executives.
NMHC Career Center
NMHC's Online Career Center allows members to post jobs and recruit interns. The Center is part of the Select Leaders Real Estate Job Network, which means that NMHC member ads also appear on the job boards of nine other top real estate association web sites at no extra charge. NMHC members receive discounted pricing to post jobs on the network, and internship postings are free.
NMHC offers members a number of resources to promote renting over buying and to overcome NIMBY opposition to apartments. They include free PowerPoint presentations, consumer brochures for your leasing office, pro-apartment ads and more.
NMHC’s professional staff has been described as one of the most competent and professional in the real estate business. They are always available to respond to member questions. With solid expertise on the full spectrum of apartment issues, these professional resources are invaluable when members prepare to interact with government, the media and others in the real estate industry.
Reminder: Associate-Level Membership Change
Member firms are reminded that as of January 1, 2012, only firms whose primary business is owning, developing or managing apartments will be eligible for Associate-level membership. All other firms will be required to join at the Advisory Committee level or above. Existing Associate member firms that no longer meet the eligibility criteria for Associate membership will be invoiced at the Advisory Committee level beginning with the July 1, 2012 invoicing cycle.
Executive Committee (By Invitation Only)
The Executive Committee is a decision-making body and the highest level of Board membership. Please note: Two representatives from each member company will be voted on as the Lead and Alternate contacts for their respective firms.
Executive Committee members enjoy the following benefits:
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Annual Dues: $20,000 (By Invitation Only)
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a decision-making body. Please note: two representatives from each member company will be voted on as the Lead and Alternate contacts for their respective firms.
Board members enjoy the following benefits:
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Annual Dues: $15,000 (Board of Directors)
Advisory Committee members enjoy the following benefits:
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Annual Dues: $5,000
Associate members enjoy the following benefits:
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Annual Dues: $2,500
Membership dues in the National Multifamily Housing Council are not deductible for income tax purposes as a charitable contribution, but a portion may be deductible as a business expense or an expense incurred in the production of income.
Contact Membership at (202) 974-2300 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Alternatively, you may download a membership application by clicking here.
Membership Benefits subject to change.