Jodi Southwick
Jodi Southwick

Founder & President

Jodi founded NAAL in 2011 with the help several apartment locating companies in Houston and Dallas. At the time, brokers wanted a vendor to start the association so all brokers and agents would feel welcome. Jodi builds and maintains the website, members only section, email templates and forms.

Jodi started her commercial real estate career in 1997 at CB Richard Ellis in Houston and continued in commercial real estate until 2004. Jodi is a natural data scientist and is passionate about real estate technology. She started Rental Advisors in 2005 in Houston with one market. Their flagship product is the Locator IDX available in 34 markets; the largest apartment database available to apartment locators.

Lea Simpkins
Lea Simpkins

Property Relations Chairman

Lea Simpkins has been serving as the Property Relations Chairman for NAAL since 2017. She aims to build solid business relationships between property management companies, apartment personnel and apartment locators. Lea is a professional communicator and problem solver. She is very responsive to our members and is the perfect choice to facilitate communication between our members and property management.

She is an accomplished broker/owner with Texas Apartment Locating. She brings a strategic yet personable approach to apartment leasing. Lea has built a solid reputation for her prompt friendly customer service and proven ability to guide tenants to successfully securing a place to call home.

Volunteer
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Join Board of Directors

Are you eager to become a valued member of the Board of Directors at NAAL? Unlock a host of advantages by joining our dynamic team.

As a board member, you’ll enjoy tailored roles that align with your unique talents, all while contributing to the success of our esteemed association.

To be eligible, simply become a member, and we’ll connect you with a position that complements your skills and expertise. The application is located in the Members Only Section. Take a leadership position within the apartment locating industry, contributing your insights to enhance its growth. Participate in shaping the future of NAAL by providing input from your unique experience. Elevate your professional journey with us!