The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is a trade association that represents the interests of the multifamily housing industry. NMHC’s members include apartment owners, developers, managers, financiers, and suppliers of goods and services to the apartment industry.
What is the NMHC?
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) is the leading trade association for the apartment industry. It represents the interests of apartment owners, developers, managers, and suppliers to the industry. The organization advocates on behalf of members to ensure that the apartment sector can thrive and provide quality housing for all.
NMHC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and maintains a staff of professionals who work on behalf of member companies to monitor and affect public policy in the multifamily housing industry. The Council also provides programs, data, research, and other resources that help companies run their businesses more effectively.
National Apartment Association
The National Apartment Association (NAA) is a federation of state and local apartment associations that work to protect the interests of the rental housing industry at the state and local levels. NAA also provides resources and education for apartment professionals, including apartment owners, executives, developers, builders, investors, property managers, maintenance personnel, and others. The organization partners with the NMHC on policy initiatives.
What Does the NMHC Do?
NMHC provides its members with resources and advocacy on issues critical to the multifamily housing industry. NMHC also produces research on trends in the industry, including data on rent growth, construction starts, and operating costs.
NMHC’s work helps shape public policy at the federal, state, and local levels and ultimately impacts the industry’s ability to build, finance, and operate multifamily residential communities.
The Council’s member companies are involved in all aspects of the rental housing business:
- Owners: Publicly traded REITs, private equity firms, investment banks, pension funds, insurance companies, and other real estate investors
- Developers: For-profit and non-profit developers of all sizes
- Management companies: On-site property management firms, third-party management firms, and software/service providers
- Suppliers: Manufacturers, distributors, lenders, and service providers to the apartment industry.
National Multifamily Housing Council Conference
The NMHC Annual Meeting is the preeminent event for apartment professionals. The conference features educational sessions on the latest industry trends, networking opportunities with industry leaders, and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest products and services for the apartment industry.
How to Join the NMHC
NMHC membership is open to companies and professionals involved in all aspects of the apartment industry, including owners, developers, management companies, financial institutions, suppliers, and service providers. There are several membership levels available and interested parties can apply online.
NMHC Membership Levels
|Executive Committee||$21,500 (by invitation only)||Highest decision-making body|
|Board of Directors||$16,500 ($10,000 for first year)||Decision-making body with two representatives from each member company|
|Advisory Committee||$6,500||NMHC Annual Meeting and conference attendance and other member benefits|