Our History

Founded in 2002, the Detroit Metropolitan Apartment Association (DMAA) is a non-profit organization for rental property owners and managers, and supplier companies who serve them in the Detroit metro area. Representing over 100,000 apartment homes and over 300 supplier members in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Lapeer and St. Clair counties, the DMAA offers legislative support, professional development through educational programs and excellent networking opportunities. 


DMAA Founding Members

  • Jheri Brandt
  • Leah Brewer
  • David Chapman
  • Steve Davis
  • Richard George
  • Marianne Holman
  • Michele McGovern
  • Brenda Norts



What Members Say about their DMAA Membership

"DMAA allows me to contribute to an industry that has given me so much professional success. It is a great resource for legislative matters affecting our industry plus all members have the opportunity to participate in continuing education this is necessary to become and remain successful in any business." - Mirriam Livingstone, VP of Internal Auditing, Operations and IT Services, Village Green Companies


"I joined as a Business Partner with the DMAA and was immediately able to break into the apartment industry through networking and forming lifelong relationships. The leads for my company increased dramatically and through involvement with committees, it only gets stronger. DMAA does a tremendous job in promoting the use of Business Partnes." - Audrey White, Belfor

"Our DMAA member communities received 280 leads last year from the DMAA Motor City Apartments website. Many of these were converted to residents, more than paying for our membership costs. This is just one of the many ways we benefited from our membership." - Susan Carroll, Vice President & Partner, The Associated Management Company