May 09-11, 2018
Four Seasons Hotel
Dallas, TX

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The NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting brings together senior apartment executives from the industry’s leading firms. This meeting provides Executive Committee and Board members with an invaluable opportunity to candidly share information and insight on issues of common interest.

The Spring Board Meeting is open to NMHC Executive Committee and Board of Directors members only.

The 2018 NMHC Leadership Forum on Diversity & Inclusion will be held immediately before the Spring Board Meeting. Separate registration is required.

Keynote Speaker

Michael Steep Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities

Keynote Speaker

Viet Thanh Nguyen Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Keynote Speaker

George P. Bush Texas General Land Office

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Agenda At-A-Glance 


Wednesday, May 9


10:00 AM – 7:00 PM


11:00 AM – 2:45 PM

2018 NMHC Leadership Forum on Diversity & Inclusion

(Separate Registration Required)

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Committee Meetings

  • Emerging Leaders
  • Supplier Partner Alliance
  • Tax

4:30 – 5:30 PM

General Session

Speaker: Michael Steep, Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

7:00 PM Buses Depart for Executive Committee Dinner (By Invitation Only)

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Executive Committee Dinner (Off Property-By Invitation Only)


Thursday, May 10


7:45 AM – 7:00 PM


8:00 – 8:45 AM

Continental Breakfast Social

8:45 AM – Noon

General Session

  • The Robots are Here: How Artificial Intelligence May Upend the Multifamily Industry
  • Blockchain 101: What It Is and How It May Impact the Multifamily Industry  
  • HR&A Presentation/Government Affairs Update

Noon – 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Noon - 1:00 PM

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting 

1:00 – 3:00 PM

 General Session

  • Sustainability Fireside Chat
  • Risk is Revenue - Managing Risk to Protect the Bottom Line

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Committee Meetings

  • Membership Engagement
  • Workforce Housing
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Committee Meetings

  • Finance
  • Innovation

5:00 – 6:00 PM

General Session

Moderator: Sue Ansel, President & Chief Executive Officer, Gables Residential

Speaker: Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

7:00 – 8:30 PM




Friday, May 11


7:45 – 11:30 AM


8:00 – 11:30 AM

General Session

  • Business Meeting with Breakfast
  • New Technology in Construction/Apartment of the Future
  • A Conversation with George P. Bush
    Speaker: George P. Bush, Commissioner, Texas General Land Office

11:30 AM

Meeting Adjourns


Note: Agenda is subject to change.

Hotel Information

Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas

4150 North MacArthur Boulevard

Irving, TX 75038


We kindly ask that you (and your assistants) not automatically book registrations/rooms for these meetings unless you are reasonably sure that you'll be able to attend. (Please see "Meetings No Shows" below.)

NMHC's hotel room block is currently sold out for the night of May 8th; however, the Four Seasons still has availability on May 8th at a higher rate. Please contact the hotel's reservation department at 972/717-2499 to book your reservation. If you are booking a room for the night of May 8th, please ask the hotel to place you on a waitlist for the group rate for the night of the 8th. You will be notified by the hotel should anything become available. 

Room reservations should be made directly with the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas online or by calling the hotel's reservation department at 972/717-2499. NMHC set aside a block of rooms for meeting attendees with a cut-off date of Friday, April 13.  Our group rates start at $299 per night (plus applicable taxes). Please specify that you will be attending the National Multifamily Housing Council or NMHC Meeting when speaking to the reservations agent. Rooms are limited.  

We expect our room block to sell out. If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation at the Four Seasons, please contact Mackenzie Siem at before canceling with the hotel so she may reassign your room to another NMHC member on the hotel's wait list, if one exists.  Please check the NMHC website periodically for hotel update information.

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 for 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 Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas is approximately 7 miles from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) and approximately 10 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport (Love Field). For those of you arriving by air, you have the following alternatives for ground transportation:

  • A taxi from DFW will cost approximately $25-30 each way and will take approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic. Taxi service is available on the upper level of Terminals A, B, C and E, and on the lower level of Terminal D. A taxi from Love Field costs approximately $25-30 And will take approximately 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • An alternative to taxi service is the SuperShuttle. It is a shared ride service and may make multiple stops. From DFW, the cost is $15 per person, one way. From Love Field, the cost is $20 per person, one way. SuperShuttle also offers ExecuCar, which is a private sedan service, with rates starting at $47 from DFW and $65 Love Field, one way for up to three people. Contact the company online or at 972/456-3128 for hours of service or to make a reservation.


Please contact Mackenzie Siem at should you have questions regarding travel or hotel information.   Please call the NMHC office at 202/974-2300 for all other questions.

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Registration is contingent upon Executive Committee or Board of Directors membership dues being current.  The personal presence of our members is strongly preferred, therefore we urge you to send a senior representative from your company. Due to space limitations, we request that no more than three (3) senior representatives from a member company attend. (This limitation does not include spouses or social guests.)


Meeting Cancellation Policy

Meeting cancellations must be in writing to NMHC.


Late/On-site Registration

On-site registration will open on Wednesday, May 9 at the NMHC registration desk at the Four Seasons Resort.

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



Please do not hesitate to contact the NMHC membership department at 202/974-2300 or should you have questions regarding registration.   Please call the NMHC office at 202/974-2300 for all other questions.

Thank you to our NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting Sponsors:

Barings Multifamily Capital 
Berkeley Point Capital 
Camden Property Trust 
CoStar Group 
Eastdil Secured 
Google Fiber 
JBM Institutional Multifamily Advisors 
JLL Capital Markets 
Lincoln Property Company 
The Bozzuto Group 
UDR, Inc. 

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2018 NMHC Spring Board of Directors Sponsorship Opportunities: 

NMHC offers multiple marketing and branding opportunities for companies to take advantage of at this meeting. 

To view details of available sponsorship opportunities, including pricing, descriptions and benefits, please click here: 2018 Spring Board of Directors Sponsorship Opportunities.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to NMHC Executive Committee-level and Board of Directors-level members only. The minimum sponsorship for this meeting is $10,000. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting, please contact Melissa Rowan at