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Benefits of GCAA Membership for Apartment Owner/Operators

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  • AANC and NAA  Your membership in the GCAA includes an umbrella membership in the Apartment Association of North Carolina and the National Apartment Association. GCAA, AANC, and NAA lobbyists in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Washington DC all work to insure the best possible political climate for multifamily housing.
  • Apartment Times Magazine  Our magazine, Apartment Times, is published bimonthly and mailed to the entire membership, to other apartment associations, and to local and state elected officials. Articles address industry-relevant topics as diverse as legislative issues, educational opportunities, marketing strategies, economic perspectives, fair housing issues, landlord/tenant law, NAA and AANC news, GCAA Committee updates, maintenance issues, survey results, market statistics, property profiles, and more. The Association’s Executive Director and President are regular contributors, and members are welcome to submit informational articles for publication. The magazine also includes a calendar of events and photo highlights of recent events. Advertising opportunities are available to GCAA members exclusively. Current issue here
  • Professional Credential Programs  GCAA is the exclusive local provider of the following National Apartment Association Education Institute credential programs:
NALP (National Apartment Leasing Professional)
CAM (Certified Apartment Manager)
CAPS (Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor)
CAMT (Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians)
CAS (Certified Apartment Supplier)
  • Education & Training  GCAA sponsors its own educational programs in the form of classes and seminars. Recent programs have included: Pool/Spa Operator Certification, Leasing Essentials, Fair Housing, Landlord/Tenant Law, Leasing/Marketing Strategies, Crime Deterrence, Bed Bug Issues, Maintenance Training (including Plumbing, Electrical, and HVAC topics), and Leadership Training. Click here for current seminar details.
  • Full Time Staff  The Greater Charlotte Apartment Association staff includes six tenured professionals (five full-time and one part-time) who are eager to assist you with your operational endeavors and to provide you with all of the benefits of association membership. Full staff profiles here
  • Legal Forms and Publications GCAA Membership gives you access to the AANC Lease Agreement and other quality property management forms that are recognized and respected by the North Carolina court systems. Other resource publications, such as the AANC Legal Handbook, the semi-annual Charlotte Apartment Report, and the biannual Salary Survey are available to members, as are some distinctive marketing and collateral printed materials. Forms/Publications details here.
  • Legal Handbook  This 400+ page manual is a comprehensive overview of the state and federal statutes and regulations that impact owners, developers, management companies, and on-site personnel. The text of the AANC Legal Handbook includes both the actual statutes and comments/interpretations from an attorney experienced in landlord tenant relations. One of the key features of this document is a line-by-line explanation of the AANC Lease Agreement, with distinct notations regarding any recent changes to that document.
  • Legislative Advocacy  The GCAA takes an active role in both state and local government activities. As the watchdog for the multifamily industry, the Association monitors land use planning, building & housing codes, utility rules, and public services. Current legislative efforts here
  • Membership Directory and Buyers’ Guide  This annual publication is provided for GCAA members’ exclusive use. The directory provides a wealth of information about each member, including contact information, owner/property affiliations, and, in the case of Associate members, both an alphabetical listing and a listing by type of service that these members provide to the industry. Additionally, and updated buyers’ guide, which lists Associate members by product/service type, is included in each issue of the Apartment Times magazine. Both the directory and buyers’ guide are also available online.
  • General Membership Meetings  General Membership Meetings are scheduled approximately eight times annually, normally in the form of an evening dinner meeting. The entire GCAA membership base is invited and encouraged to attend. Educational, informative, and entertaining programs at these meetings enable attendees to interact with other industry professionals. Each monthly meeting is an ideal opportunity for networking, prospecting, and showing support for the Association.
  • Media Relations Program  The GCAA staff works to update the local media and public officials on activities & developments in the Charlotte multifamily housing industry. These efforts also serve to improve public opinion of the industry, which continues to grow, change, and react to political and economic conditions in the region. GCAA representatives are available to convey the Association’s views on current issues, whether to various media or other interested groups.
  • Trade Show  This event is the highlight of the GCAA year, drawing over 1500 attendees annually. Associate members exhibit their products and services in a festive atmosphere, giving all the attendees, from on-site to owner/manager industry professionals, a unique opportunity to review all that GCAA member vendors have to offer. The GCAA Trade Show is traditionally held in March at the Charlotte Convention Center. 
  • Website  Relevant in content and accessible in design, the GCAA website offers members 24-hour accessibility to Association news, class & program schedules, industry information, current and archived editions of the Apartment Times magazine, and member contact details. At, members can register for GCAA events and programs, access the Membership Directory, order leases and forms, find industry news, pay invoices, renew their memberships, and update their contact information.
  • Social Media - GCAA maintains pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so members can keep up with association news, programs, announcements, and fun while you're on the go.
  • The Charlotte Apartment Index  Published twice per year by GCAA member Real Data, this survey of vacancies, rents, amenities, and relative market conditions is the best source for an accurate and current view of the Charlotte apartment market. The report is available in a variety of electronic formats. GCAA members receive a discounted rate for these products.