Jodi Southwick
Jodi Southwick

Founder & President

Jodi founded NAAL in 2011 with the help several apartment locating companies in Houston and Dallas. Our small trade association has gone through several evolutions but it continues to grow and provide unique benefits to our members. Jodi builds and maintains all of the technical tools provided by NAAL including the Member’s Only Section and the website.

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 her first real estate tech company in 2005 to help apartment locators search apartment availability for renters. In 2015 the company evolved into Rental Advisors, LLC where Jodi serves as the Creator & CEO. Rental Advisors is the largest privately owned apartment database in the U.S. Offering maps, spreadsheets, and data feeds of apartment information and pricing in 35 markets.

Location: After 21 years in Houston, now located in San Diego, CA.
Company: Rental Advisors
Office: (619) 736-8807
Website: https://rentaladvisors.info/
Email: jodi@apartmentlocatorassociation.org

Lea Simpkins
Lea Simpkins

Property Relations

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. Lea is formerly a top producing RealtorĀ® at a traditional brokerage firm, she and her team of licensed real estate agents help organize apartment searches, schedule showings, and offer expert advice.

Location: Dallas, TX
Company: Texas Apartment Locating
Office: (800) 291-0959
Website: https://www.texasapartmentlocating.com/
Email: property.relations@apartmentlocatorassociation.org