National Multifamily Housing Council
NMHC is the leadership of the trillion dollar apartment industry. Membership in NMHC provides you with the following benefits:
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, labor and
employment and building codes.
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 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 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 Council holds three membership meetings a year, each one offering a different setting and degree of intimacy.
In addition to our membership meetings, NMHC sponsors four important industry conferences that are open to non-members:
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’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, a landmark annual resident preferences survey and periodic surveys on technology topics.
Analysis 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 energy efficiency and sustainability, human resources, student housing, telecommunications regulations and emergency preparedness.
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.
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 Emerging Leaders Program
Designed to mentor the industry’s up-and-coming leaders, NMHC’s Emerging Leaders Program hosts regional Speakers Series and networking events around the country. Participation is open to anyone who works for an NMHC member firm and is under 40 with five or more years of experience.
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.