Benefits of Membership

The Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh was founded in 1974 to serve as the official voice of the apartment industry in the area.  The Association is comprised of apartment owners, managers, investors, financial institutions, suppliers, subcontractors, utilities, and builders in the multi-family housing industry.

Our primary purpose:  sharing knowledge to build the industry, focuses on member education, legislative & regulatory action and promoting apartment living in the metropolitan Pittsburgh area.

Networking

Extensive opportunities for Members of AAMP to meet and interact with other members are one of the greatest benefits of membership. Members may gather together in various formats including General Membership meetings and other social events such as our annual golf outing, sporting clays and baseball game.  Our active Vendor Committee Members also host popular social and business gatherings such as private tours of newly built or renovated apartment properties and the Apartment Industry Trade Show, the largest apartment industry based business show in southwestern Pennsylvania.  As a member of AAMP you will have plenty of opportunities to increase professional contacts, exchange information and network with other leaders in the multifamily industry.

Professional Development

The association constantly provides a variety of seminars and professional development programs that are specifically designed to support the growth and education of apartment owners, their property management professionals and staff.  Our annual “State of the Industry” presentation is a highly sought and attended event as are our topical discussions that are part of every general membership meeting.  Seminars concerning property maintenance issues and certifications as well as programs involving leasing and marketing your properties are offered on a regular basis. Specialty programs on business management, property finance and employee relations are topics offered specifically for the benefit of our owner members.

Legislative Affairs

For forty years, the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh has represented the interests of apartment owners and managers on the local, state, and federal levels of government.  Advocacy on behalf of the industry has been a paramount responsibility of the association, is the foundation upon which the association was created and is results-based.  Over the years, AAMP and its members have been directly involved in legislation involving landlord  and tenant relations, fair housing, professional licensing and property maintenance codes to name but a few.  The Association monitors legislative and regulatory activities that have a direct impact on the multi-family housing industry and lobbies in favor or against any such activity that is viewed to have an impact on the industry.

When legislation isn’t the answer, AAMP is prepared to take legal action and has successfully won class action cases to defend the rights and interests of its members.  Recent examples of legal action taken by AAMP on behalf of its members include successful efforts to declare unconstitutional local government’s attempt to require union labor when contracting building maintenance and security services; defense of the tenant’s requirement to pay rent during an eviction appeal, and suspending rental owner registration requirements in the City of Pittsburgh. 

Forms and Documents

Laws and regulations are constantly changing and so too are the many forms, documents, and publications needed to comply with these laws.  AAMP members have access to model forms, leases and addendums developed for the needs of the members and are available through the Association office.  Guidance materials involving Landlord/Tenant Act, Actions for Recovery of Real Property and Security Deposit Requirements are also available to the members.

Valuable Member discounts

As a member of the AAMP you are entitled to group insurance programs and more.

Marketing and Promotions

Your membership gives you plenty of ways to gain exposure with advertising, marketing and promotional opportunities; the Member Guide Book, the vendor Trade Show and event sponsorship to name a few.