Property Managers, Partners, and corporate staff gathered in Santa Barbara, CA this October for the NALS Annual Management Conference. “The American Riviera,” also NALS Apartment Homes’ headquarters, provided the perfect venue for another year of educational seminars, team-building, and a celebration of the past years’ successes.
A major theme of this year’s conference was longevity. The Partners discussed their long-term approach to investments and operations, and renewed their commitment to ongoing employee training and development. Supporting a culture of collaboration and adaptability has been central to NALS’ long-term success, along with the long-term employees who champion that culture year after year. NALS was founded is 1989, and is proud to have fifty-six employees with over 10 years at the company. The Partners congratulated and thanked these team members for their continued loyalty and dedication, and warmly welcomed new faces into the growing NALS family. Then the group reviewed new challenges and opportunities facing the multifamily industry, and how NALS would continue to nurture employee success in the long-term.
On a lighter note (and conveniently in-step with the longevity theme), NALS Property Managers’ also enjoyed a day of vineyard tours and wine tasting in Los Olivos and Santa Ynez, CA. Winemakers shared their wines and winemaking processes, allowing managers to sample wines from various stages in the fermentation and aging process. Lunch and wine tasting at Bella Cavalli Farms & Vineyard with winemakers Jeff and Joanne Lockwood was certainly a highlight.
The Annual Conference closed with a group dinner in the Funk Zone of downtown Santa Barbara, followed by annual awards and special recognitions. This year, the top recognitions were awarded to:
2016 Rookie of the Year: Meredith McIntosh, The Park at Mill Plain (Vancouver, WA)
2016 Special Recognition: Jose Banda Jr, MacArthur Ridge (Irving, TX)
2016 Achievement Award: Sheila Gallegos, Talavera (Santa Fe, NM)
2016 Beautification Award: Rose Jasler & Jadit Tejeda Castro, Tierra Pointe (Albuquerque, NM)
2016 Community Award: Yajaira Baez, Park Trace (Norcross, AZ)
2016 Positive Online Presence: Sabrina Six, San Tropez (Scottsdale, AZ)
Congratulations again to the 2016 award recipients and to all NALS team members on another successful year of providing Apartment Living Made Easy® to residents across the country!