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Advocacy Partners

The partners listed below offer additional information and resources that you will find helpful in researching and executing your property management tasks.


Based in Washington, DC, NMHC is a national association representing the interests of the larger and most prominent apartment firms in the U.S. NMHC's members are the principal officers of firms engaged in all aspects of the apartment industry, including ownership, development, management, and financing. Nearly one-third of American households rent and over 14 percent of households live in a rental apartment (buildings with five or more units).

With its joint legislative partner, the National Apartment Association, NMHC serves as the apartment industry’s primary advocate on legislative and regulatory matters. The Council also conducts apartment-related research, produces strategic information on business-related issues, and promotes the desirability of apartment living.

For more information on NMHC, please visit their website.


Nashville Metropolitan Planning Commission

The Metropolitan Planning Commission is required to adopt a general plan for the physical development of Nashville and Davidson County. The MPC is charged with approving, approving with conditions, or disapproving subdivision requests. The Commission receives a recommendation from its staff, holds a public hearing and then makes a decision. The Planning Commission operates in an advisory role to the Metropolitan Council on zoning change requests. Other duties include recommending changes, as needed, to the text of the zoning ordinance and subdivision regulations, preparing the Capital Improvements Budget, and employing an Executive Director to direct the Metro Planning Department staff and carry out the work program of the Planning Commission.

For more information on the Commission, please visit their website.


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Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) facilitates strategic planning for the region's multi-modal transportation system by serving as a forum for collaboration among local communities and state leaders. The vision of the MPO is to develop policies and programs that direct public funds to transportation projects that increase access to opportunity and prosperity while promoting the health and wellness of Middle Tennesseans and the environment.

For more information on the Commission, please visit their website.


Nashville Civic Design Center

Founded in 2000, the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to elevate the quality of Nashville's built environment and to promote public participation in the creation of a more beautiful and functional city for all.

Towards this end, the NCDC:

  • Promotes the Ten Principles of The Plan of Nashville.
  • Educates the public about civic design through lectures by prominent speakers; presentations on the history and practice of urban design; and continuing education opportunities for design and development professionals
  • Provides professional staff and highly qualified design interns to consult on civic and other community development projects.
  • Facilitates public dialogue about civic design and its impact in Nashville.
  • Researches and publishes reports on various civic design issues.

ULI Nashville

Around the world, communities face pressing health challenges related to the built environment. For many years, ULI and its members have been active players in discussions and projects that make the link between human health and development; we know that health is a core component of thriving communities.

The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative will build on that work with a multifaceted program—including research and publications, convenings, and advisory activities—to leverage the power of the Institute’s global networks to shape projects and places in ways that improve the health of people and communities.

For more information, please visit their website. 


Join the GNAA Legislative Committee

The GNAA Legislative Committee brings important issues in the multifamily industry in the Greater Nashville area and the State of Tennessee to the attention of the GNAA Board of Directors for consideration in action.

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