The Only Guide You’ll Need for Apartmentalize 2024- Philadelphia Edition

This guide covers the best swag, must-attend events, top bars near the convention center, and the best conference sessions to help you make the most of this year’s NAA Apartmentalize.

Best Conference Giveaways

Attendees can look forward to some fantastic giveaways from top industry exhibitors. Be sure to visit these booths for a chance to win amazing prizes and enjoy exclusive perks.

Swiftlane (Booth #518)

  • 40 oz Yeti Tumblers (200+ tumblers)
  • Apple Watches
  • Gift Cards (Booth #2125)

  • $100K Raffle!

Perq (Booth #2349)

  • Prize Wheel: Spin for prizes

ResMan (Booth #425)

  • $1000 Travel Gift Card Raffle
  • Espresso Bar
  • Photo Booth

Rent. (Booth #625)

  • Raffle for Taylor Swift Tickets

Weblisters (Booth #1217)

  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Dyson Hair Airwrap

SmartRent (Booth #929)

  • Philly Cheesesteaks (first 200 attendees)

Zumper (Booth #2901)

  • Airpods Max Raffle
  • Preview of the new Open AI Leasing Agent

Zillow (Booth #1401)

  • Renter Journey Game
  • Photo Booth Activities 
  • Swag Prizes

SOCi (Booth #1640)

  • Apple Headphones
  • SOCi Swag
  • Complimentary Audit of Your Digital Presence

Jetty (Booth #3001)

  • Yeti Backpack Cooler

RemoteLock (Booth #965)

  • Raffle for a chance to win $250

Interplay Learning (Booth #3043)

  • VR Headset 
  • Diamondback tool belt
  • $100 Truwerk giftcard 

WithMe (Booth #1442)

  • Travel Package 
  • Headphones 
  • Suitcases 

Most Exciting Panels to Attend

Wednesday June 19th 

Session: Democratizing Centralization for Large & Small Firms

  • Time: 2:05 PM – 2:55 PM
  • Location: Terrace Ballroom 1, Level 4
  • Speakers: David Thomas (Director of Innovations, Veritas), Lucretia Kumah (Senior VP, Bozzuto), Sunny Juneja (CEO, Canopy Analytics)

Session: Bridging the Digital Divide in Apartment Communities

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
  • Location: 126AB, Level 1
  • Speakers: Jeffrey Kok (CEO, Aerwave), Dave Semyck (VP, Equity Residential), Guntram Weissenberger (President, Westover Companies)

Session: EI, AI, OHHH! Leveraging Emotional and Artificial Intelligence

  • Time: 3:10 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: 114, Level 1
  • Speakers: Gina Carter (VP of Ops, Blue Ridge Companies), Jennifer Carter (CEO & Founder, JMC Multifamily Advisor), Jesse Miller (Director of Real Estate, Greystar), Marysa Raymond (VP- Strategic Accounts Sales, Entrata)

Thursday, June 20

Session:The Indicator Light is Flashing: KPIs for Maintenance

  • Time: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
  • Location: Booth 1357, Level 2
  • Speakers: Megan Orser (CEO & Asset Manager at WAA), Eddie LeBoeuf (Maintenance Inspector, Lake Properties), Mary Gwyn (Chief Innovator, Apartment Dynamics)

Session: Is that Ancillary Income or Junk in your Trunk?

  • Time: 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
  • Location: Terrace Ballroom 2/3, Level 4
  • Speakers: Andrew Bowen, Gina Carter (VP of Ops, Blue Ridge Companies), Amanda Kitts (VP of Ops, RPM Living), Todd Whitlow (Partner, Brownlee Whitlow)

Session: Predicting Turnover: Using AI to Solve a $50 Billion Problem

  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Location: 114, Level 1
  • Speakers:Robin Flagler (President at AION Management), Jill Lesher (Head of Asset Management, Jonathan Rose Companies), Aaron Maas (EVP, Life Properties)

Friday, June 21

Session: Managing Rental Housing in the Face of Today’s Leadership Challenges

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
  • Location: Terrace Ballroom 1, Level 4
  • Speakers: Steve Matre (Senior VP Property Management, Chicagoland), Melissa Morris (HR Director, MAA), Kara Rice (Education, SwiftBunny)

Session: Navigating DEI Fatigue: Strategies for Advocacy without Alienation

  • Time: 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
  • Location: Booth 1357, Level 2
  • Speakers: Marci French (Asset Management, HRG), Rich George (Owner, NOI Coach)

Session: Unlocking Potential: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining High-Performing Employees

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Location: Booth 1157, Level 2
  • Speakers: Jasmyn Sylvester (VP, Property Management- East at Pine Tree), Benjamin Underwood (Director, Greystar), Dawn Carpenter (Broker, Dawning Real Estate)

Post Conference Events to Attend


Location: Trademan’s– Wednesday, June 19 at 8 PM


Location: Harp and Crown– Thursday June 20th at 7 PM


Location: The W Hotel– Thursday June 20th at 5pm

NAA Apartmentalize Party

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Arts– Thursday June 20th at 7pm

Spots for Drinks Near the Show

Unwind after a day at the conference at some of Philadelphia’s top-rated bars. These spots offer the perfect atmosphere for relaxing with a drink and catching up with colleagues.

Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. : A speakeasy-style bar located on 18th Street, known for its expertly crafted cocktails and intimate setting. Perfect for winding down after a long day at the conference.

The Trestle Inn : Situated on 11th Street, this retro bar offers a unique experience with its 60s-themed decor, go-go dancers, and whiskey-focused drink menu.

Strangelove’s: Known for its craft beer selection and cozy vibe, Strangelove’s is a perfect spot to enjoy a pint and relax.

Bank and Bourbon: Located within the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, this sophisticated bar offers a refined experience with its extensive selection of bourbons.

Varga Bar: Nestled in Washington Square West, Varga Bar boasts a vintage pin-up theme and an impressive list of craft beers.

Tradesman’s: This spacious bar offers a unique experience with its industrial-chic decor, extensive whiskey selection, and smoked meats menu. Ideal for whiskey enthusiasts and BBQ lovers.

Spots for Cheesesteaks Near the Show

No trip to Philadelphia is complete without indulging in a classic cheesesteak. Check out these top spots near the convention center for an authentic taste of this iconic sandwich.

Cleavers: Situated on 18th Street, Cleavers is known for its high-quality ingredients and creative cheesesteak variations. It’s a great spot to grab a quick and satisfying bite.

Philly Cheesesteak Co: Known for generous portions and traditional Philly cheesesteaks. It’s a popular spot for both locals and visitors.

Shay’s Steaks: This spot combines the traditional cheesesteak with modern twists and high-quality ingredients, providing a fresh take on the Philly classic.

Best Restaurants Nearby

Philadelphia’s food scene is diverse and vibrant, offering something for every palate. Here are some top restaurants you should consider, all within a 10-minute walk from the convention center:

Friday Saturday Sunday: A modern American restaurant known for its seasonal dishes and intimate dining atmosphere. Perfect for a special night out.

Kalaya: Located in Fishtown, this Thai restaurant brings bold flavors and authentic dishes, providing a unique dining experience.

Her Place Supper Club: A New American restaurant in Rittenhouse offering a cozy, supper club feel with inventive dishes and a rotating menu.

Vernick Fish: Specializing in seafood, Vernick Fish provides fresh, flavorful dishes in a stylish, modern setting.

Parc: A French bistro in Rittenhouse Square, Parc offers classic French cuisine in an elegant, bustling atmosphere.

Top Activities in Philly

Aside from eating and drinking, Philadelphia offers a plethora of activities to keep you entertained. Here are some must-see attractions:

Independence Hall: Just a short walk from the convention center, Independence Hall is the birthplace of the United States, where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and adopted. A visit here is a step back in time.

The Liberty Bell: An iconic symbol of American independence, the Liberty Bell is located near Independence Hall and is a must-see for its historical significance.

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Home to an extensive collection of art and the famous “Rocky Steps.” Don’t forget to snap a photo with the Rocky statue at the base of the steps.

The Barnes Foundation: Located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this art museum houses an impressive collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early Modern paintings. It’s a cultural treasure trove worth exploring.

Reading Terminal Market: More than just a food destination, the market also offers a unique shopping experience with a variety of local vendors selling everything from fresh produce to handmade crafts.

Happy Apartmentalize 2024!

If you’re attending the NAA’s Apartmentalize conference, this guide is your go-to resource. It will help you navigate the conference, find the best nearby bars, and make the most of your stay in Philly. Get ready for a productive and enjoyable conference experience with everything you need right at your fingertips.

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