Jay Lopeman serves as the 2022 NAA National Supplier Council (NSC) chair. He deeply believes in the impact that involvement with the NSC from both the supplier partner and the owner-operator perspective can have. Listen in to hear Jay’s thoughts on the benefits of the NSC and why making connections at the local, state, and national level is so important.
“Between the owner-operators and the members, the local affiliate association leaders, and the supplier partners, all three are necessary to create a thriving multifamily industry."
In this episode, Mindy Price chats with Jay Lopeman to take a deep dive into the National Supplier Council (NSC). Jay explains that the NSC’s purpose is to provide innovative solutions that support clients’ needs through leadership, networking, professional growth, and business opportunities. He is proud of the council’s work, and he stresses that when members are committed through consistent engagement, there is an opportunity to be successful at every level.
Mindy next asks Jay to examine the importance of involvement at the local, state, and national levels, especially when it comes to the next generation of leaders. Jay emphasizes that involvement will fundamentally help in any process of one’s job through the development of invaluable relationships and an understanding of the needs that exist within the industry. Jay also explains how important LinkedIn has been for individuals, companies, and the NSC as it provides opportunities for connection and to communicate the value of your product or service.
Finally, Jay explains why listeners should consider joining the NSC. He says that networking will allow for intelligent conversations with partners about how your product or service can fill a need, and owner-operators can seek solutions from a variety of members who are experts in their respective fields. They close their conversation with advice for those seeking a career in the industry, with Jay highlighting how there will always be a need for housing and thus the supplier partners who help create that sense of home.
Priyanka Agarwal is a public relations expert with over two decades of experience in the field. In her current role, Priyanka serves as the public relations consultant for J Turner Research. She specializes in online reputation management, corporate content creation, and strategic PR planning. She is a contributory author for NAA, Multifamily Insider, and PR Daily. Priyanka holds a master’s degree in public relations from the Jack J. Valenti School of Communications, University of Houston.