September 12, 2017
The Fairmont Hotel
Washington, D.C.
Add to Calendar 09/12/2017 05:00 AM 09/12/2017 05:00 AM America/New_York 2017 NMHC Leadership Forum: The Bottom Line Imperative of Diversity & Inclusion Washington, D.C.

Join us in Washington, D.C. for the first NMHC Leadership Forum: The Bottom Line Imperative of Diversity and Inclusion.

This NMHC Leadership Forum will focus on diversity and inclusion as critical drivers of continued business success with forward-facing content specifically designed for executives and senior-level apartment industry professionals. Engaging presentations and opportunities for attendee exchange will cover the role of leadership in leveraging diversity to drive innovation and business performance.


Open to NMHC members only, there is no fee to attend but registration is required.


View the preliminary agenda with speakers.

Agenda At-A-Glance

Tuesday, September 12
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM Registration
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM General Session
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Keynote: The Hidden Brain
  • Leveraging a Diversity & Inclusion Initiative for the Future of Work and Your Company's Success
  • Apartment Households and Residents: Present and Future Demographics
12:15 - 1:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 - 3:15 PM General Session
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Market Relevance
  • Gender, Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office
  • Closing Conversation
3:15 PM Forum Adjourns
3:30 PM 2017 NMHC Fall Board of Directors & Advisory Committee Meeting Begins
(Separate registration required)


Note: Agenda is subject to change. Photos may be taken at the forum 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 starting at $429 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 Meeting when speaking to the reservations agent to receive the group rate. Note: The Fairmont Hotel requires a deposit of the first two night's room rate when you make your room reservation. If your reservation is only for one-night, a deposit of one night's room rate will be required.

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 or 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, 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 membership meetings and forums. As part of your membership benefit, we’ve also made this event free to attend.

Unfortunately, when we do not charge a fee for a meeting, 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 if you have any questions regarding hotel or travel information.

Online registration is now close. 

Please register on-site once the NMHC Registration desk opens at 9am Tuesday, September 12.


The NMHC Leadership Forum: The Bottom Line Imperative of Diversity & Inclusion is open to all NMHC members.

Registration is contingent upon membership dues being current. Due to space limitations, we request that no more than six (6) representatives from a member company attend.

Late/On-site Registration

Registrations received after Monday, September 4 may result in your name and company being excluded from the 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 should you have questions regarding registration.

NMHC thanks our generous sponsors!

NMHC Leadership Forum Sponsor:
The Bozzuto Group

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Sponsorships are available for the NMHC Leadership Forum! Please contact Melissa Rowan at or 202/974-2372 to inquire about package details and pricing. Sponsorship Opportunities are available to NMHC members only. 

To confirm sponsorship, please complete and submit the 2017 Sponsor Pledge Form to Melissa Rowan at

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