"We're going to look for other ways to help these folks," says Jim Clarke, AAGLA
Executive Vice President.
According to Jim Clarke, Executive Vice President, AAGLA
, by concentrating on those communities with a higher preponderance of smoking, the program has the potential to impact thousands more residents.
Johnson was hired by Douglas Emmett, an AAGLA
member who manages office properties and luxury apartment communities in Los Angeles, the day he graduated from the ApartmentWorks CAMT program.
McCarthy was very receptive to [AAGLA's] requests and said he will work with his colleagues in Washington to try to get something done, says AAGLA
Executive Vice President Jim Clarke, who has known McCarthy since 1987.
Since then, ad sales have increased by 15 percent and AAGLA
is seeing an annual savings of 48 percent for production and an increase in net profit of nearly 26 percent.
By the time Vaughan was in and out of furniture stores, his grandfather and father were both independent rental owners (IROs) and active AAGLA members.
"He frequently went to Washington, D.C., to lobby senators on important industry issues," says Vaughan, who served as AAGLA president from 2009-2011.
A Also on the agenda, member Larry Cannizzaro said AAGLA
is in favor of immigration reform as a federal issue.
"We represent most of Los Angeles County and provide business services to people who rent," said Jim Clarke, Executive Director for AAGLA, who was joined by fellow members Rick
Clarke also explained that 43 percent of AAGLA's members are minorities and 41 percent are senior citizens, most of whom pur-chased their communities decades ago before rent control.
* Members of the Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles (AAGLA
) can obtain a full credit report from their association after passing an onsite inspection.