About BAAA

We are the Bay Area Apartment Association.

About Us

The Bay Area Apartment Association (BAAA) currently represents over 185,000 units in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. We are a 501c(6) not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the rental housing industry. BAAA offers Educational Programs, Legislative Updates and Provides Topical Information of Interest.

Membership includes individual owners, property management companies, suppliers, and vendors who provide products and services for the rental housing industry. Please feel free to learn more about our Leadership or visit Join BAAA for information on the benefits of membership.

Thank you for your interest in BAAA. If you have any additional questions please contact us.

Membership Benefits

  • Networking with industry professionals
  • Career advancement through educational opportunities
  • Legislative advocacy & government monitoring
  • National lease program
  • Bayline magazine monthly publication
  • Florida and National Apartment Association memberships included
  • Monthly meetings & special events
  • Leadership development through committee participation

Our Mission and History

BAAA provides Leadership, Education and Advocacy for the Rental Housing Community.

The Bay Area Apartment Association (BAAA) was created to extend one of the longest running associations of apartment owners, managers and related professionals in the country. Born as a merger in 1988 between the Pinellas Apartment Association (first chartered on June 7, 1928 as the St. Petersburg Apartment House Association, Inc.) and the Tampa Apartment Association, and chartered in 1963, BAAA today represents more than 165,000 multi-family rental units in Greater Tampa Bay.

BAAA from its inception has worked to provide efficient and consistent service to the renting public by providing owners, managers and suppliers with information, education and training designed to enhance their professional skills. Working with the Florida Apartment Association (FAA) and National Apartment Association (NAA), BAAA continues today to provide quality training with topical seminars on issues such as the Fair Housing Act, lead paint and mold, and provides monitoring and advocacy on legislative and regulatory activities that impact owners and managers.

Since 1928, the Association has realized the benefit of working with civic and elected leaders to assure the industry’s ability to provide clean, affordable housing for those who seek to live in apartment homes. Those efforts continue today with BAAA’s involvement with local chambers of commerce, governments, NGOs, and other coalitions and associations.

BAAA currently serves members in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Highlands, Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Citrus, Manatee, Hardee, DeSoto and Sarasota counties.