Published by the Northern Ohio Apartment Association

Suites Magazine is NOAA’s glossy, full-color publication comprised of industry news, features and events of interest to our membership. Suites Magazine is published bimonthly and our circulation reaches beyond NOAA to more than 2,500 owners, managers and site staff throughout Northern Ohio. Printed back issues are available by request (limited supply).

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Suites Magazine reaches an audience that owns or manages 137,346 suites in Northern Ohio. 848 Magazine circulated in print, 154 industries reached – From property owners, managers and maintenance to restoration, law firms, flooring, painting and financial institutions.


Property of the Year – Dover Farms

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Key Awards Images

NOAA Name Change

Trade Show

Back Issues


No Slowdown for Cleveland

15 Property Improvements to Make Right Now


Property of the Year – The East End Residences

NOAA joins National Apartment Association

2016 Industry Forecast


2015 Property of the Year – Terraces on the Green

West 25th Street Lofts

Winter of Discontent

How to win property of the Year


Statler Arms

Legal “War Stories”

Crocker Park – New Urbanism

Apartment Industry Outlook


Trade Show Special – Antique Hunters

Grand Bay of Brecksville / Terraces at Northridge

The Mentor-Mentee Relationship

(Buying) Power in Numbers

Historically High Occupancy


Stonebrooke Village Luxury Apartments

The Bobeck’s, a Family Affair

George Goudreau Jr.

Detroit Shoreway – Jeff Ramsey

200 West Apartments – Janene Kubit


No Slowdown for Cleveland

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Phragmites: An Invasive Species

Seven Landlord Virtues

The Cloud is quickly becoming the norm for storage

15 Property Improvements to Make Right Now


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10 Common Assistive Animal Questions

Group Purchasing Discounts

Cleveland Rents

That App Just Stole Your Identity

2016 Property of the Year

The East End Residences

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Communicating to Today’s Resident

Maintaining the Building Fire Alarm

Back to Basics

2016 Key Award Top 10 Award Images

A Surge of New Renters is Changing the Apartment Landscape

Prevent Concrete Cracking

Don’t Let Hackers Fool you with These Tricks

NOAA Joins National Apartment Association


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– Criminal Conviction Screening Policies

– Legislative Representation

– Hoarding and Its Implications on Landlord-Tenant Law

– REAC Nightmare in Northern Ohio

– 9 Warning Signs Your Computer is Infected with Spyware

2016 Industry Forecast

Clear skies ahead as Cleveland heats up in mid-July

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– A look at Cleveland’s apartment Market

– Apartment complex recycling

– New apartment projects data sheet

– Don’t let your phone be used against you

2015 Key Awards | Property of the Year

The Terraces on the Green – Comet Management

2015 Key Award Winner

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– Know you Members; Sandra Rodriguez – Fedor Manor Senior Housing

– Key Awards 2015 Photos

– Fiber Optics & “Gigabit Internet” Meet Multifamily Housing

– NOAA & ABC Fall Maintenance Workshops

– Trade Show Information

– How to Backup You Smart Phone Data

– Doing Our Duty

West 25th Street Lofts

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A Development Story not for the weak at heart.

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– Know you Members; Donna Rudnay, Extended Housing | Mon Cheri Davenport, Social Eyez, LLC

– The Permanent Concrete Waterproofing Solutions

– How Power Washing Extends the Life of Your Roof

– Top 10 Business Backup Requirements

– NOAA Legal Hotline Spotlight

Winter of Discontent


The winter of 2014-15 tested your resolve… and salt supplies, plumbing, concrete, snow removal and your residents’ patience.

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– Know Your Members; Janene Kubit, 200 West Apartments & Martin Cohen, H and M Mangement

– Key Awards Registration Form

– Apartment Security: What you really need to know

– Does This Password Sound Familiar?

How to Win Property of the Year


Here’s how, according to Key Award judges and apartment managers who have done just that.

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– Know your Members; Leslie Buike & Yvette Rouff

– Successful Selling Begins with You!

– Spring Cleaning – Mulch

– Simple ways to use e-mail more efficiently

– Tribute Victor Javitch


Property of the Year – Statler Arms


Multi-Story, Luxury ($951-$1,150), 1985-Present

scored 104.69%, highest of the 159 entries!

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– Court Decision Benefits Owners Property Tax

– Prepare you Property for Next Spring

– NOAA Trade Show & Arcade Information

– Key Awards Results and Images

– Mayor Frank Jackson – Key to the Industry Award

– Using Videos to Onboard New Employees

– NOAA, Tri-C – Certified Manager of Apartments

2014 – August

Legal War Stories

Suites-2014-#3-web-coverFrom the Front Lines of Property Management

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Every now and again, when the stars align and the moon is full, landlords find themselves mired in something that leaps from the mundane to the bizarre. From the front lines of the apartment industry, we give you…

“War Stories.”

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– Message from the President

– Mentoring Network for Local Students Seeks Volunteers

– Student Laptop Buyers’ Guide

– Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Changes

2014 – May

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New Urbanism

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For Westlake, Crocker Park has created a viable downtown where there wasn’t one. Construction has started on phase III and the American Greetings corporate headquarters

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– Grocery Shopping Goes Cyber

– Key Awards Registration

– Stop Paying for Air

– Workers Compensation Open Enrollment

– Internet Policy and Productivity

2014 – March

2014 Apartment Industry Outlook

Suites-2014-#1-web-coverNearly 1,500 new units to come on line within the last year, due to open or are in the very early stages of development.

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– Tribute Jerome Spevack

– Overlay Verses New Roof

– Does it make Sense to Go Green?

– Tribute Lee Cohen

– Customers Who Don’t Pay

– Reminiscences of a Landlord Attorney

– Smart Technology Laundry Systems

– Essential Tips For Business Texting

2013 – November

Antique Hunters Trade Show

Suites-2013-#5-web-coverInformation & Exhibitors, Appraiser Profiles

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Qualified appraisers from Garth’s will be on hand to tell you about your family heirloom.

Trade Show Exhibitors participating in the silent auction will offer antiques for sale at their exhibits.

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– Is Your Roof Prepared for Old Man Winter?

– What Impressions are Your Images Making?

– Four Password Management Systems

2013 – October

Properties of the Year

suites-2013-#4-web-coverGrand Bay of Brecksville

Western Reserve Property Management

The Terraces at Northridge

Comet Management Services

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– NOAA Supports Metro Parks Levy

– Do You Ever Turn Your Computer Off?

– Electric Rates Will Dramatically Increase

2013 – September

The Mentor-Mentee Relationship

Suites-2013-#3-web-coverTaking career development into your own hands.

How to find a mentor and 10 rules to follow.

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– Bringing Your Brand To Market

– Reduce Operating Costs

– Cut Expenses with Submetering

– McKinley Grove has Opened its Doors!

– Email Marketing

2013 – April

(Buying) Power in Numbers

Suites-2013-#2-web-coverGroup Purchase your way to big savings.

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– Are Geese Annoying You?

– Significant Water Savings through Conservation

– Maximize Benefits of TV, Internet and Phone Contracts

– Hiring a Landscaping Partner

– Resident Screening: Why Bother?

– Three Expensive Missteps with your Data Backups

2013 – March

Historically High Occupancy

Suites-2013-#1-web-coverWe hear from seven NOAA members on how they are taking advantage of historically low vacancies in Northeast Ohio.

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– Dress for Success

– Message from the President

– How Strong is your Password?

2012 – November

Property of the Year

Suites-2012-#5-web-coverStonebrooke Village

Luxury Apartments

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– NOAA Electric Savings Program

– Recovering What is Owed

– New DOE Furnace Standards

– 5 Things to Protect Your Business

– Future Electric Rates Increase

– Providing Superior Customer Service

2012 – September

The Bobeck’s

Suites-2012-#4-web-coverA Family Affair

Joe Bobeck, wife Susan and son Joe Jr., share their insights on their family business in Cleveland, Ohio.

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– The First Apartment Book

– Resurfacing Kitchens & Bathrooms

– Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter

– New Group Purchasing Member – American Brass Manufacturing

2012 – July

George Goudreau Jr.

Suites-2012-#3-web-coverThe Goudreau Companies

George Jr. shares the history of the 86 year old Goudreau Cos.

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– Multi-Family Software Survey Results

– The Pros and Cons of Switching to VOIP


Jeff Ramsey

Suites-2012-#2-web-coverDetroit Shoreway

Community Development Organization

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– Concerned About Your Residents’ Bathroom Safety?

– Choosing the Right Vendor

– 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Getting an Avalanche of Spam

2012 – February

200 West Apartments

Suites-2012-#1-web-coverA Family Business

Dan Miclau and daughter, Janene Kubit, share their insights on their family business, 200 West Apartments located in Fairview Park, Ohio.

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– To Rent or Not to Rent

– Ethics of Landlording

– If Disaster Strikes, How Fast Could You Be Up & Running

– Culture Shift from Commercial to Social