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DE PA R T M E N T: GI V ING BAC K aago founDation Hosts Job sHaDoW Day Member Companies share Insights, Opportunities BY AMANDA HOANG, APARTMENT AssOCIATION OF GREATER ORLANdO A dozen teenagers who are living in foster homes spent an afternoon July 15 "shadowing" some of the multifamily housing industry's finest and learning what it means to be a regional manager, property manager, leasing agent, maintenance professional, supplier account executive, entrepreneur, and more. Six companies participated at seven job sites in and around Orlando, including Dominium, King Management, Baxter Restoration, PRG Real Estate, Concord, and Affinity Waste Solutions. The Apartment Industry Job Shadow Day was the first phase of an initiative by the AAGO Foundation Inc. to train, develop, and eventually place young people who have lived in foster homes into paying positions in the industry. "The mission of the AAGO Foundation is based on impacting lives and building a better community," explained Lori Trainer, foundation president. "What better way could there be to do that, than to offer opportunities to our youth? We look forward to watching this initiative grow and to changing the future, one child at a time." The AAGO Foundation partnered with Community Based Care of Central Florida and The City of Life Foundation to host the event, which was open to youths 16 and older. The AAGO Foundation Inc. was established in 2013 with the mission "to educate and empower central Florida's homeless, veterans, and teens aging out of foster care." For more information on the AAGO Foundation, AAGO, or the Apartment Industry Job Shadow Day, please visit ▲ Affinity Waste Solutions director of operations Gary Frost and director of sales Justin Frost chat with one of the participants in AAGO Foundation's Apartment Industry Job Shadow Day. Yaneira Lopez of Dominium's Chapel Trace Apartments explains some of the ins and outs of multifamily management to her "shadow" for the day. MULTiFAMiLYFLoRidA l Fall 2015 l 35

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Multifamily Florida - Fall 2015

President’s Message: Rewarding Reflections
FAA Update: What’s Your Brand?
Target Your Market
Lease It Like a Lease-Up
Hyperlocal Mobile Marketing
Legislative Update: Fair Housing, Fire Safety, and Veteran Homeless Ness
Become an Extra Ordinary Salesperson by Being Relevant
Checking Customer Satisfaction: Rare or Well Done?
Building Community: The Marketability of Community
Giving Back: AAGO Foundation Hosts Foster Youth at Job Shadow Day
Community Spotlight: Solaire at Coconut Creek
Apartments by the Numbers
Index to Advertisers /

Multifamily Florida - Fall 2015