|The Upper State Apartment Association (USAA) represents the entire upstate area of South Carolina. Since 1979, USAA has represented our area in regulatory and legislative issues that are vital to your business.
USAA continually raises awareness of the industry through outstanding education and public relations. The USAA currently represents over 25,000 units through 135 apartment communities and 100 vendor members.
- Promote the apartment industry.
- Develop active participation by exchanging ideas via networking events.
- Inform, educate and support members of the association.
- Give members the tools they need to follow all fair housing laws.
- Support professionalism in the industry.
- Advocate the benefits of apartment living.
Business Opportunities - USAA provides multi-family suppliers direct access to key decision makers through such avenues as networking meetings including an annual Golf Tournament and Trade Show, listing in the USAA Directory, advertising and sponsorship opportunites and committee involvement.
Education - We offer classes in several industry-specific topics so you can become licensed, certified and earn CEC's. The USAA 30 hour Property Management class is approved by the SC Real Estate Commission. This course is required prior to taking the state exam. National Designation classes are also available including NALP, CAM, CAMT and CAPS.
Legislative Lobbying - In order to ensure the best possible environment for multi-family housing, legislative representation is critical. On the local, state and national level - whether safety, environmental controls, construction or management issues - the lobbyists who represent our industry are actively working to protect industry interests.
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