2017 NMHC Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting

September 12 - 14, 2017
The Fairmont Hotel
Washington, DC

The NMHC Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting being held on September 12-14, 2017 at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. provides members the opportunity to connect with peers and engage with top-ranking Congressional and Administration leaders.


Open to all members.


Highlights include:


  • Prior to the meeting, take part in the first NMHC Leadership Forum: The Bottom Line Imperative of Diversity & Inclusion.  The forum will feature forward-facing content specifically designed for executives and senior-level apartment industry professionals. (Open to all NMHC members; separate registration required.)
  • An evening of baseball as the Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves at the Nationals Ball Park. (Spaces are limited and an RSVP required. A separate invitation will follow closer to the event.)
  • Insider Briefings and Panel Discussions featuring top-ranking Congressional, Administration and industry leaders held at the renowned Newseum.
  • Congressional Reception honoring House and Senate Members of Congress and their key staff.


Speakers include:

2017 NMHC Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee MeetingSeptember 12, 2017 01:00:00September 14, 2017 01:00:00Washington, DCSeptember 12 - 14, 2017The Fairmont Hotel Washington, DC America/New_York

Keynote Speaker

Steve Case
Chairman & CEO, Revolution, LLC and Co-Founder, AOL

Keynote Speaker

J.D. Vance
Investor, Commentator, Author of Hillbilly Elegy and Partner, Revolution, LLC

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY)
Chairman of Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)
Chairman of Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)
U.S. House of Representatives

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

Melvin Watt
Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Preliminary Agenda At-A-Glance


Download the preliminary agenda

Tuesday, September 12



9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.



10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

NMHC Leadership Forum: The Bottom Line Imperative of Diversity & Inclusion
(Separate registration required)


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings


  • Emerging Leaders
  • Supplier Partner Alliance
  • Tax

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

General Session: A Conversation with Steve Case & J.D. Vance


Speakers: Steve Case, Chairman & CEO, Revolution, LLC and Co-Founder, AOL; J.D. Vance, Investor, Commentator, Author and Partner, Revolution, LLC


5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception



6:00 p.m.

Board Buses to Washington Nationals Park



7:00 p.m.

Washington Nationals Baseball Game (Open to meeting attendees. Separate invitation to follow closer to event. Space is limited.)



Wednesday, September 13



7:45 – 11:00 a.m.




8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Social



8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Committee Meeting


9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Committee Meeting 

  • Workforce Housing
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Committee Meetings
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance

11:00 a.m.

Board Buses to Hill Luncheon and Meeting



11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hill Luncheon and Meeting (Newseum)


  • Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of Committee on Energy and Natural Energy Resources
  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Melvin L. Watt, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.     

Networking Reception (Newseum)

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI)




Dinner on Own



Thursday, September 14


7:45 – 11:30 a.m.




8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Social



8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

General Session



  • Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • B2B Short Term Rentals: Are New Tech Startups Poised to Change the Discussion?
  • Business Meeting and Roundtables


11:30 a.m.     

Meeting Adjourns


Note: Agenda is subject to change.  Please be aware that photos may be taken at the meeting and posted online.

Hotel Reservations

The Fairmont Hotel

2401 M Street, NW

Washington, DC 20037



Room reservations should be made directly with the Fairmont Hotel online or by calling 202/429-2400.  NMHC has set aside a block of rooms at the group rate of $379 single/double occupancy per night (plus applicable taxes) for meeting attendees, with a cut-off date of Monday, August 21, 2017.  Please specify that you will be attending the NMHC Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting when speaking to the reservations agent to receive the group rate. Note: The hotel requires a deposit of the first two night's room rate when you make your room reservation.


We expect our room block to sell out.  If the rooms sell out, the Fairmont can place you on a waitlist and will contact you as rooms become available.  In addition, contact Melissa Rowan at NMHC (202/974-2372) for an alternative hotel option.  If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation at the Fairmont, before canceling the reservation, please contact Melissa Rowan at NMHC directly at 202/974-2372 or mrowan@nmhc.org, so she can reassign your room to another NMHC member on the waitlist, if one exists.


Meeting No Shows

NMHC prides itself on bringing the leading apartment industry executives to our Spring and Fall membership meetings. As part of your membership benefit, we’ve also made this event free to attend.


Unfortunately, by not charging a fee, we have found that a not insignificant number of members automatically register for the meeting and book hotel rooms without knowing whether their schedules allow them to actually attend. And then a few weeks before the meeting when schedules are more solid, a fair number of these rooms/reservations are canceled.


We understand the desire to book a room and register for the meeting as an “insurance policy” in case you can attend. But we wanted to help you understand why that’s a problem for NMHC. First, it has serious financial consequences for us. We have to guarantee a certain number of rooms for every meeting, meaning we have to pay for them even if no one ends up using them. Last minute cancellations mean empty rooms (as well as food and beverage guarantees) that we can’t fill or alter, but must pay for.


We kindly ask that you (and your assistants) not automatically book registrations/rooms to these meetings unless you are reasonably sure that you’ll be able to attend.


We understand that emergencies come up and cause last minute cancellations, but if we can reduce the number of non-emergency cancellations, it will allow us to save money that we can redirect to other projects that directly support the industry.


Local Transportation

The Fairmont Washington is located at 2401 M Street, NW, approximately five miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  Those arriving by air have the following alternatives for ground transportation:


  • A taxi from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will cost approximately $15 each way and takes about 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • An alternative to taxi service is SuperShuttle.  It is a shared ride service and may make multiple stops.  From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the cost is $15 per person, one way. Contact the company online or at 800/258-3826 for hours of service or to make a reservation.



Contact Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org if you have any questions regarding hotel or travel information.

Register Now


Meeting Registration

The 2017 NMHC Fall Board of Directors & Advisory Committee Meeting is open to NMHC Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Advisory Committee members.


Registration is contingent upon membership dues being current. While the personal presence of our members is strongly preferred, if you are unable to attend, you are urged to send another senior representative from your company. Due to space limitations, we request that no more than three (3) representatives from a member company attend. (This limitation does not include spouses or social guests.)



Late/On-site Registration

Registrations received after Monday, September 4 may result in your name and company being excluded from the printed attendee list.


On-site registration will open on September 12, at the NMHC registration desk at the NMHC Registration Desk at the Fairmont Hotel.


Please note: NMHC reserves the right to close meeting registration should interest exceed space availability.



Meeting Cancellation Policy

Meeting cancellations must be sent in writing to NMHC.




Please do not hesitate to contact the NMHC membership department at 202/974-2300 or membership@nmhc.org should you have questions regarding registration.

NMHC thanks our generous sponsors!

Meeting Sponsors:
ARA, A Newmark Company
Berkeley Point Capital
BMO Capital Markets
Eastdil Secured
JLL Capital Markets
Lincoln Property Company
PNC Real Estate
Red Capital Group

View all 2017 Chairman's Circle and Friends of the Council Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Every year, many of our partners take advantage of this opportunity to market their organizations to the leaders and decision makers in the multifamily industry.

Browse the 2017 Fall Board of Directors and Advisory Committee Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities to see all of the ways you can promote your company at this meeting. Contact Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org or 202/974-2372 to inquire about item availability. 

Sponsorship Opportunities are available to NMHC members only. The minimum sponsorship level at this conference is $10,000.

To confirm sponsorship, please complete and submit the 2017 Sponsor Request Form to Melissa Rowan at mrowan@nmhc.org.