Primary membership overview

Primary Membership is held by management companies, firms, partnerships, or corporations whose business is the construction, re-construction, ownership, and/or management of multi-family dwelling units. The GDAA is designed for Property Management Companies with a strong commitment to the rental housing industry. 

Memberships are company-wide, so all apartment communities, staff, and employees of the company, within the GDAA territory become a member of the GDAA once the Management Company joins. Each employee can have their own account profile on our website so they can receive upcoming event emails, track education courses, and receive member prices on event registrations. All employees with an account will have full access to the GDAA website.

Dues structure

A Primary Member pays for all units owned and/or managed within the geographic jurisdiction held by the Association through the National Apartment Association charter. GDAA counties include Allen, Auglaize, Clark, Darke, Greene, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble,  and Shelby.

All GDAA memberships follow the calendar year (January 1st -December 31st). All memberships expire on December 31st, regardless of when you join, and we prorate dues on the 2nd consecutive year of membership.*  If you join anytime between February - November you will pay the full 12-month dues price upon membership approval and will pay the prorated dues on January 1st of the following year. 

 *GDAA is on a January - December billing cycle. All memberships expire on December 31st, regardless of when you join. You will be invoiced upfront for a full year and prorated during the second year (based on the date that you join). The second-year invoice will be due on January 31 of the following year (regardless of when you join). Come renewal in January, your invoice will be prorated for the amount of time you were a member in your first year of membership. Please call our office for further explanation.

Primary Members joining or renewing dues while under construction shall pay dues on the total number of units approved by their county building department (certificate of occupancy) upon application or renewal of membership to the Association.  

2024 dues are $3.27 per unit (with a minimum of $274 per year) up to 1000 units. Over 1000 units’ dues are $3,270.00 plus $.53 for each unit over 1000 units.  

There is a $50 application fee.  

Primary Membership (Management Company) DIRECTIONS:  


1. First, click on the 2024 Primary Membership Application button below and follow the directions to complete the membership application.

Primary Membership Application Online


Primary Membership Application Download

2. Second, click on the link below to create your Member Compass. Your Member Compass is your account on our website. You will be able to keep track of your events, invoices, staff, and more!

Primary Membership- Online Member Compass


Thank you for your interest in joining the Greater Dayton Apartment Association.