The UK Apartment Association (UKAA) has received its official charter marking its foundation as the first trade organisation in the UK focused solely on the rental sector. It was presented with the international charter by the National Apartment Association (NAA) in the United States and becomes the NAA’s first global alliance partner, leading the way for the growing UK’s rapidly expanding professional rental market.
The UKAA seeks to bring together all stakeholders in the build to rent market and help drive the professionalisation of the sector by sharing knowledge and best practice. A key part of this is learning from the experience of the US multifamily industry via the NAA, which encompasses over 72,000 members and nearly 170 affiliates representing more than 8.4 million apartment homes globally.
The charter was presented by NAA Chairman, Marc Ross and President, Doug Culkin to UKAA Founder, Roger Southam and Chief Executive, Michael Green during the 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in San Francisco.
Doug Culkin commented: “The conference we held last November in London was so successful that I am pleased to say it resulted in the launch this spring of NAA’s first global alliance partner, the UKAA. It is with pleasure that we present this charter to the first of what we hope will be many global partners.”
Roger Southam commented: “This international charter cements the fact that the UKAA is established and out there doing business. Attending the NAA conference, we have seen how an industry working together can deliver great service to its customers and how much we can learn working with the multifamily offering in the US. We are confident that we are putting the tools in place to have a home for multifamily in the UK.”