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The Greater Dayton Apartment Association is a trade organization for companies that own and manage apartment communities and companies that provide products or services to the apartment industry.

Members of GDAA are rental housing owners, property management companies, individual apartment communities, and companies that service or supply products to rental properties.

GDAA currently represents over 132 Supplier Partners and over 38,000 apartment units in the Greater Dayton area.

Have questions about membership or the application process?  Contact us at 937-293-1170.

Management Company

Membership with GDAA gives you access to a wide variety of services and benefits designed to help you and your company gain the scope of knowledge and expertise essential to your success. Here are just a few reasons this is one investment you cannot afford to miss out on!

3-for-1 membership

When you become a member of the Greater Dayton Apartment Association (GDAA) you get three memberships in one: the GDAA, The Ohio Apartment Association (OAA), and the National Apartment Association (NAA). GDAA is the local affiliate of the National Apartment Association (NAA), representing more than 10 million apartment homes globally. By joining GDAA, you automatically become a member of the National Apartment Association and the Ohio Apartment Association and we pay your dues for you!

networking opportunities

GDAA has Signature Events that provide networking with industry professionals and create valuable new business alliances. These annual events are a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals within the industry, share ideas, and create relationships. The events are open to all member employees and require you to register on our website on the event page prior to attending.

  • General Membership Meetings 
  • State of the Industry
  • Annual Meeting and Mini Trade Show
  • Trade Show
  • Spring Golf Outing
  • Apartment Bus Tour
  • Maintenance Mania
  • GDAA Rent Foundation Events
  • Speed Networking (Reverse Trade Show)
  • Holiday Party

Education & Professional Development

GDAA offers opportunities for professional growth to our members through educational seminars and credential classes. You also have access to nationally recognized credential programs.  

NALP - National Apartment Leasing Professional
CAM - Certified Apartment Manager
CAMT - Certified Apartment Maintenance Technicians

Career Center

Members have access to our Career Center at the discounted member prices. Our career center is powered by Web Scribble, one of the nation's leading career center providers, and because they partner with so many apartment associations in the region and across the country, the pool of applicants is second to none!


One of the best ways to get involved with GDAA is through committee participation. You will get to know the people who are already deeply involved with the association! Committee volunteer opportunities provide GDAA members with invaluable networking channels, a chance to kindle and develop meaningful relationships with peers, and gain insight into the greater Dayton market.

Legislative Advocacy 

Make sure your voice heard.  GDAA assures your voice is heard, advocating for the multifamily housing industry at the local, state, and national levels.  

GDAA Rent Foundation

The GDAA Rent Foundation is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides member-only residents with rent assistance.  Click here for additional information on the GDAA Rent Foundation.  

In addition, all members can take advantage of Group Workers’ Compensation Program, and NAA's health insurance.  

primary membership exclusive Benefits

(In addition to the Membership listed above)

Access to the Click & Lease Software

Access to the Click & Lease software is limited to apartment association members only. With Click & Lease, everything you need is online and easily accessible. Speed up the preparation of legal documents, make your leasing process more efficient and streamline applications for prospective residents.

Click & Lease gold standard

NAA’s newest performance management and compliance software allows property management companies to consolidate processes and systems into one place for ease of use and transparency. Automate, save time, and trust that your properties are remaining compliant.

What you can expect from using NAA Click & Comply:

  • Mitigated risk and preventative maintenance for your properties
  • More efficient onsite teams
  • Improved performance
  • Streamlined communications
  • Dashboards to see property performance across your entire portfolio
  • Asset preservation
  • Implementation within 60 days

For more information click on the link below

Click & Comply

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Supplier Partner

Supplier partner exclusive Benefits

(In addition to the Membership listed above)

Advertising & Sponsorships opportunities 

GDAA offers a variety of sponsorship and advertising opportunities, including website exposure, throughout the year that will maximize your company's presence within the association and the industry.

membership Directory 

All GDAA members are listed in our Membership Directory on our website with basic information. Our Primary members utilize this when in search of a particular product or service. In addition to the online directory on our website, we mail out printed directories twice per year. There are several ways to upgrade your online Membership Directory listing to include your company's logo, featured information, additional contact links, and featured placement on the search page. For more information, contact Sue Feltner. 

Membership Lists

A benefit of being a Supplier Partner is the ability to request a list of our Apartment Community and Property Management members for your marketing needs twice a year. You can request a spreadsheet that includes the community name, full address, and unit count.  

Other opportunities 

Market brand exposure is important in order to highlight services and benefits to your desired target audience.  In addition to the annual Trade Show and the Mini Trade show, you can set up a tabletop display at a GDAA General Meeting.  Contact Sue for more details.

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