President's Pen, 3rd/4th Qtr 2023

Posted By: Craig Nardi the ApartMentor,

At the time that I am writing this, the TAA just held a fantastic Casino Night, our PAC is closing in on our 2023 goal of $33,000.00 and a new Board of Directors has been selected and voted in by you, our amazing members.


As the year winds down and my term as president draws to a close, I am left to reflect on how much I have appreciated this time and how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to serve as the Triangle Apartment Association President for these past two years. When I joined my first committee all those years ago, I had no idea it would lead to such an amazing experience that I am both proud of and thankful.


Looking back at January 2022, we were still unsure how the world would adjust post Covid and what a “New Normal” would look like and how the association would adapt and further our efforts. Now as we close in on 2024, I could not be more excited for the outcome. The TAA has continued to offer incredible classes, we have held amazing networking events that have allowed our members to connect and reconnect in so many ways. We have hosted incredible webinars and incorporated the flexibility of online or hybrid meetings when necessary.


Through our partnership with Copper Circle, we have continued to raise money and awareness to combat housing insecurity and increased our ability to offer more of our members amazing scholarships towards professional credentials.


While I could not be prouder to have played a role in the success our association has achieved, let me be the first to say that none of it would be possible without the extreme hard work and continued dedication by my fellow board members, committee co-chairs, committee members and above all, the incredible staff of the Triangle Apartment Association.  The level of care and pride you all put into the association could not be matched.  Thank you for all that you do.


2024 marks the 40th anniversary of TAA and under the exceptional leadership of Berry Craven and his Board of Directors I could not be more excited for what’s in store. 

    • New educational opportunities including a leadership development program.
    • Increased programming centered around Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
    • Opportunities to give back to the community working closely with Special Olympics. 
    • New fun and exciting events that will allow our members to network and connect with one another. 
    • The Association will continue to be the voice of our industry throughout the upcoming election cycle

All culminating in a 40th year anniversary party to celebrate the TAA’s past, present and future!


Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement, I look forward to serving with all of you in the years to come.

Craig Nardi, CPM, CAPS
TAA 2023 President