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Real Estate Investor and Landlord Summit 2022


REI and Landlord Summit opening session

Dothan Housing Presses the Button on Innovation

Real Estate Investor and Landlord Summit 2022


Dothan, AL---On May 12-13, 2022, Dothan AL, Dothan Housing held the 1st Annual Real Estate Investor and Landlord Summit at the DoubleTree Hotel in Dothan, AL. This 2-day event attracted landlords, stakeholders, and housing authorities from the southeast region. Participants were able to attend seminars and workshops by several industry leaders, such as the below.


  • Raina Evans of Portland, OR, Owner and Administrator of the national Ready To Rent® program,
  • Attorney Sarah Taggert of Birmingham, AL, Sarah Taggart, P.C. Attorney at Law
  • Dr. Michael C. Threatt, Senior VP and COO of Dothan Housing
  • Desmond Douglas, Edmond Jones Financial Advisor
  • Anita Dawkins Weatherington, Broker, and Owner of Community 1st Real Estate
  • Lily Mendoza, REALTOR® and Dothan Housing Commissioner
  • Maurice Weems, HQS Inspector for Dothan Housing
  • Jordon Bonner, Landlord Liaison of Dothan Housing


The summit opening took place that Thursday with opening remarks by Mr. Samuel P. Crawford, President, and CEO of Dothan Housing, and consisted of several group sessions and break-out sessions addressing topics ranging from How to Pass Your Inspection the First Time-Every Time to Opening the Doors to Housing by Filling Vacancies with Educated Tenants. This event also included the introduction of a new annual event called The Build-Out Mixer, dedicated to networking between investors, landlords, and numerous housing stakeholders. 


As a member of the MTW Landlord Incentives Cohort, Dothan Housing is proud to have used innovative tactics to increase landlord satisfaction, improve communication, enhance customer experience, and cultivate better one-on-one relationships with our partners. The development of additional strategic partnerships with entities such as the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Dothan, AL, Three Sixty kitchen & bar®, The Social Firm, Premier Entertainment Group, and ADPH were critical in the success of this event and an active reflection of the "Why" for Dothan Housing. They look forward to imploring other strategies to restore the relationship between housing authorities and landlords, such as the Dothan Housing Vendor Fair taking place on July 28, 2022, and the Landlord Appreciation and Awards celebration taking place on November 1, 2022.