iROP: Independent Rental Owner Professional

Friday, March 8, 2024
2:00 PM (CST)
to Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST)
* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 5:00 PM (CST)
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* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 5:00 PM (CST)
Category: Credential Program

Please note: After this program, the IROP Credential Program will no longer be offered.

Instructed by:
Matthew Haines, CALP, CAM, CAPS, CAMT, CAMT+E, CAMT+L, iROP, EPA 608, Owner KOMHATbI Property Management

Recommended for:
Independent Rental Owners   

Class Description:
An Independent Rental Owner has many roles in the operation of their rental business. Whether you own, manage or both, a single asset or 100 units plus, the success and growth of your business depends on your operational knowledge and the credibility that you establish.  Join Matthew Haines and learn best practices that can be implemented to successfully operate your investments and see true returns. You will also benefit from networking with other Independent Rental Owners who can provide you access to industry insight and guidance.

iROP Program Dates and Times:

  • Friday, March 8, 2024 / 2:00pm - 7:00pm (following the IRO Open Meeting)
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024 / 9:00am to 4:00pm

This course will teach you:

  • Key elements of successful rental unit ownership
  • Preparing and managing a budget
  • Planning taxes strategically
  • Establishing relationships with code department representatives
  • Protecting and insuring your investment
  • Increasing your property's energy efficiency to increase market value.
  • Screening, hiring, and training employees.
  • Scheduling unit inspections for preventive maintenance
  • Establishing rental rates and marketing to find residents.
  • Qualifying residents and complying with fair housing laws
  • Considering the important elements of an enforceable lease
  • Owner liability, rent collection, security deposits, and eviction.
  • Developing turnkey rental unit preparation and resident move-in processes
  • Showing the rental unit and qualifying and screening prospective residents
  • Managing resident retention and terminating leases

Requirements: To obtain the iROP credential, candidates must complete the following:

  • Successful completion of all iROP coursework and attend all classes. 
  • Meet all examination standards before July 1, 2024.

About the Instructor:
Matthew Haines, iROP, CALP, CAM, CAPS, CAMT+E, CAMT+L, NAAEI Faculty, EPA 608, Lead-Safe Certified, CPO

Matthew is the owner of KOMHATbI Property Management who purchases, renovates, leases, and manages both single-family and multifamily assets. Matthew serves the multifamily industry as an active member of the Board of Directors and member of the Legislative and By-Laws committee for AAGD; active IRO and Education committee member for TAA and NAA and is the current Vice-Chair of the NAA IRO committee.  Matthew is also an active member of AATC.  In 2018 Matthew was appointed to NAA’s Education Institute (NAAEI) Faculty as well as the Curriculum Development Committee.

He has been published in various industry publications including AAGD’s Rooflines Magazine and TAA’s Apartments Magazine.  In 2016 Matthew’s single-family home LLC was honored as the TAA Bob Ross IRO of the Year.  In 2018, the LLC which manages multifamily assets was awarded as NAA’s IRO of the year for 250 units or less.

Payment Policy:  
Payment is due no later than March 1, 2024.

Registration Information and Policy: 
All employees of AAGD Member Companies can create a login to gain access to member benefits. To learn how to create a member login, click here.

You must be logged into your individual account to unlock Member or Apartment Academy rates and the invoice payment option. Non-members will receive the non-member rate and be required to submit immediate payment with a credit card.

Confirmation e-mails will be sent when registration is completed, but are not guaranteed to be sent due to incorrect emails, security filters, etc.

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that any photos or videos taken of you at the event can be used by AAGD in future publications, flyers, promos, web/social media postings, videos and other media concerning the event, without compensation to you.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to the AAGD Education Department no later than March 1, 2024.  Substitutions are allowed, but ALL NO SHOWS WILL BE BILLED WITHOUT EXCEPTION. By registering for this program, you agree that you have read and understood the cancellation policy.

* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 5:00 PM (CST)
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* Registration open until 3/1/24 at 5:00 PM (CST)

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Program Pricing:

$383.00 - IRO Academy
$475.00 - Member                     
$575.00- Non-Member

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For questions or more information, e-mail or call us at (972) 385-9091.