Best Property Management Conferences for Rental Professionals

Editor's Note: This article was originally published by Rentec Direct.

Best Conferences for Property ManagementHere’s a look at the top property management conferences in 2018 for managers, landlords, owners, investors, business leaders and key players in the rental industry.

Attending a property management conference gives you an opportunity to network with your peers and discover trends about the market, emerging technology, and renter interests.  These events are great educational opportunities to expand your personal knowledge and make connections to improve your business.  The relationships you make may be new clients, friends or future partners – you never know who you will meet!

Property management conference are designed for investors, landlords, managers and professionals involved residential rental management.  These events are great for newbies looking to learn the ropes of the industry and veterans craving more information.

The following events are often hosted every year. If you missed one this year, check the event’s website to see when future events will be held.

January 2018 Conferences

NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference

Date: January 16, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
Host: National Multifamily Housing Council
About: The conference will be an entire day of trends, statistics and powerful business insight into what lies ahead for the economy and our industry. This meeting is open to members and non-members and requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting.

Multifamily Social Media Summit

Date: January 31 – February 2, 2018
Location: Napa, CA
Host: Multifamily Social Media
About: A One-of-a-Kind Conference for Managers and Executives Focused on the ROI of Social Media and Content Marketing in Retaining and Attracting New Residents. The program will feature case studies and panels of industry experts to give practical examples of how blogging and social media can benefit property management firms.

February 2018 Conferences

CampusConnex – NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition

Date: February 13-14, 2018
Location: Orlando, F, IL
Host: National Apartment Association
About: NAA’s Student Housing Conference & Exposition has been renamed CampusConnex! Everything student housing insiders need to succeed is at the 11th annual 2018 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition.  Get in on the latest trends, industry expertise, top suppliers and networking opportunities – all to take your success to the next level. Attendees include student housing marketers, leasing and sales specialists, property and portfolio managers, developers and suppliers.

Real Estate REvive Conference and Expo

Date: March 29, 2018
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Host: Citrus Valley Association of Realtors
About: This all-day event will feature nationally-acclaimed speakers, each focusing on a different aspect of the industry, from sales and marketing, to motivation, technology, and economics/market conditions. This is one of California’s largest Real Estate conferences of the year for Real Estate Professionals.

April 2018 Conferences

2018 REALTOR® Broker Summit

Date: April 4-5, 2018
Location: Nashville, TN
Host: National Association of Realtors
About: The REALTOR® Broker Summit offers an incredible two days of learning, exclusive insights, and networking opportunities. Stay on the cutting edge by discovering new technologies and business strategies from industry leaders.

NARPM Broker/Owner Retreat

Date: April 9 – 11, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Host: National Association Residential Property Managers
About: This 3 day event includes an Exhibitor Trade Fair and education classes for Designated Brokers, Company Owners, Regional Managers, and major decision makers.

May 2017 Conferences

Apartment Internet Marketing Conference

Date: May 8-10, 2017
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Host: Apartment Internet Marketing
About: In addition to intensive learning sessions, we put attendees in control of their learning; from sessions, to debates, Ted Talk formats, contests, structured networking opportunities, small roundtables and brainstorming.

June 2017 Conferences

NAA Education Conference & Exposition

Date: June 21-24, 2017
Location: Atlanta, GA
Host: National Apartment Association
About: It’s time to Apartmentalize, which means taking your career, your company and the experience your residents receive to the next level. Achieve greater success in all three areas by joining us in Atlanta to attend the apartment industry’s premiere event – the 2017 NAA Education Conference & Exposition. Learn from world-class speakers and industry experts, network with nearly 10,000 of your peers, and get access to innovative products and services from over 450 top suppliers. Get Focused. Get Inspired. Get Going.

September 2017 Conferences

Multifamily Executive Conference

Date: September 18-20, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Host: Multifamily Executive
About: The conference will cover areas like Proven strategies from the industry’s best and brightest on how to boost the bottom line. Apartment and Condo News and Business Strategies for Multifamily Owners, Managers, and Developers.

Rental Housing Association Expo

Date: September 19, 2017
Location: Boston, MA
Host: Rental Housing Association
About: “The best professional development runs the gamut from training, idea exchange and recognition of success, all components of the Rental Housing Association’s Fall Conference and EXPO. Training comes from three nationally recognized speakers delivering industry relevant content; numerous networking opportunities and the trade show afford time for idea exchange, and the awards program celebrates individual and corporate excellence.”  –Jennifer Murphy is Director of Residential Leasing at Chestnut Hill Realty, 2017 RHA Education Committee Co-Chair

NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition

Date: September 25-27, 2017
Location: Tampa, FL
Host: National Multifamily Housing Council
About: This annual event is strategically timed to take place at the start of each new school year and serves as a platform to share the most up-to-date industry information including lease-up numbers, new developments, millennial marketing strategies, technological innovations, new industry entrants and much more.

October 2017 Conferences

Maximize Conference

Date: October 2-4, 2017
Location: Austin, TX
Host: National Apartment Association
About: MAXIMIZE is the apartment industry’s sole conference dedicated to asset management and long-term value creation in multifamily housing and portfolios.

IREM Global Summit

Date: October 10-13, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Host: Institute of Real Estate Management
AboutThe IREM Global Summit will go beyond borders to deliver a unique, contemporary experience for commercial and multifamily property and asset managers.

Midwest Multifamily Conference

Date: October 10-11, 2017
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Host: Indiana Apartment Association
About: The Midwest Multifamily Conference is the largest industry conference dedicated exclusively to helping Midwestern apartment professionals reach new levels of professional success. Two action-packed days of learning, networking, and discovering innovative strategies for success in the apartment industry.

NARPM 29th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Date: October 18-20, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Host: National Association of Residential Property Managers
About: General sessions and workshops that are tracked Broker/owners, property managers, and all members. Engaging trade show exhibits where industry leaders converge and share tools, innovation and experience.

November 2017 Conferences

REALTORS Conference & Expo

Date: November 3-6, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Host: National Association of Realtors
About: Join NAR for their annual conference for real estate professionals.


Did we miss anything? If you have a favorite conference or want to see your event included in this list, let us know in the comments!

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