When the Cobb Galleria Centre was nothing more than artist renderings and a concrete slab, the Atlanta Apartment Association (AAA) was the very first client to sign a contract to host events at the now 22-year-old convention center.

“This is our favorite story,” said Russ Webb, vice president of Atlanta and Georgia Apartment Associations. “We have been a CGC client ever since, and it has been a great partnership.”

AAA now hosts most of its major events at the Cobb Galleria Centre. That includes four large dinner meetings (550-1,000 people), two large economic workshops (500 people), several of their larger education classes and their annual trade show, which uses three exhibit halls. These meetings are attended by multifamily industry professionals from across the region, and in some cases from across the country. The trade show is one of the largest apartment industry shows in the U.S.

“While our annual trade show is definitely our biggest event, the November STAR Awards program is one of our favorites,” Webb said. “This gala dinner features an awards program that recognizes the very best in our industry and celebrates our industry achievements, along with highlighting the top companies that participate in our Food-A-Thon providing millions of meals to the hungry in North Georgia.”

Webb said the location and complimentary parking at Cobb Galleria Centre make it a venue of choice for AAA. “There are many reasons we choose CGC, but the primary one is convenience. The location is second to none, and the free parking is a huge benefit to our attendees. It is great to work with a facility that knows us well, and that we know well. That partnership has helped create some magical events.”

The Atlanta Apartment Association is the multifamily housing trade association for the Atlanta Metro area. Founded in 1975, AAA is one of the largest local apartment associations in the country and an affiliate of the Georgia Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association. The Atlanta Apartment Association conducts cutting edge educational and training programs, guides its industry in the legislative arena, and encourages meaningful partnerships with the community. For more information, visit