NMHC Emerging Leaders Update: Bragging Rights from the Annual Meeting, 2013 Calendar

Annual Meeting Recap[read]
Brendon Sullivan Takes Young Guns Trophy [read]
New Committee Members [read]
2013 Calendar[read]
Get Involved[read]

150 Emerging Leaders Attend NMHC Annual Meeting

More than 150 NMHC firms took advantage of a special registration option allowing them one additional slot at the NMHC Annual Meeting for an up-and-coming Emerging Leader in their company. 

The Emerging Leader registrants attended conference sessions and networking receptions where they were able to interact with the industry's leading senior executives.

The conference also featured Emerging Leader-only events, including a Meet & Greet and a special luncheon, to allow them to meet their peers and build their professional networks.

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Brendon Sullivan Takes Second Annual Young Guns Investment Pitches Trophy
Brendon Sullivan (Berkshire Property Advisors) won bragging rights as the winner of the Emerging Leaders’ second annual “Young Guns Pitch to Senior Executives.”

In what has become one of the highlights at the NMHC Annual Meeting, a mock investment committee of five senior executives heard pitches for four diverse investment opportunities from NMHC Emerging Leaders. This year’s panel included:

  • Lili Dunn (CIO, Bell Partners);
  • Greg Mutz (Chairman and CEO, AMLI Residential Properties);
  • David Schwartz (Managing Member, Waterton Associates);
  • Andrew McCulloch (Managing Director, Green Street Advisors); and
  • Marc Pollack (Chairman and CEO, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group).

Sullivan pitched a “Suburban Value Add in a Primary Market” investment, a 394-unit property in Quincy, MA, playing up its walkable location and easy access to public transit and NOI growth opportunities through targeted capital or management driven initiatives.  

He took the title—and the traveling trophy—from last year’s reigning champion, Blake Berg (JP Morgan). Berg presented a new construction opportunity to develop a mid-rise luxury apartment in the secondary market, but even the best land site in an affluent community couldn’t sway the senior execs to embrace his Birmingham, AL location.

The investment committee also passed on a “Pre-Sale/Pre-Stabilization Purchase” Class A property in Boynton Beach, FL as pitched by Will Beam (Heitman) and a “Core Asset Acquisition in a Core Market” in Marina Del Ray that Ian Couwenberg (Equity Residential) was offering.

Presentations with details on each of the investment opportunities are available on NMHC’s web site.

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Five New Members Join NMHC Emerging Leaders Committee

The first five founding members of NMHC’s Emerging Leader program rotated off the committee at the NMHC Annual Meeting, making way for five new members.

The new incoming members are:

  • Mark Bates (Vice President – Finance & Corporate Accounting, Holland Partner Group)
  • Phillip R. Deguire (Chief Executive Officer, The Wilkinson Group, Inc.)
  • Gerry Hedgcock (Acquisitions & Asset Management, Crow Holdings Capital Partners, LLC)
  • Ricardo Rivas (Vice President, Allied Realty Services, Ltd.)
  • Kara Wiard (Director, Eastdil Secured)

NMHC thanks the founding members who rotated off for their efforts in helping to establish the new program:

  • Blake Berg (Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management)
  • Katie Bloom (Vice President, Goldman Sachs)
  • Brian Eisendrath (Executive Vice President, CBRE)
  • Andy McCulloch (Managing Director, Green Street Advisors, Inc.)
  • Reggie Samuel (Managing Director, Leümas Capital)

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2013 Events Calendar

NMHC’s Emerging Leaders program will host five regional Speaker Series events in 2013. Registration is open to any under-40 employee of an NMHC member firm.

  • May 13 New York City
  • June 26 Los Angeles
  • September 19 Washington, DC
  • November 13 Dallas, TX

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How Can Your Emerging Leader(s) Get Involved

NMHC’s Emerging Leader program is open to anyone under 40 employed by a member firm. Designed to both create new networking opportunities and engage the next generation of multifamily leaders within NMHC, there is no limit to the number of employees a member firm can sign up for the program.

Like other NMHC events, we limit the number of registrations for our networking receptions and Speaker Series events to ensure these are engaging and valuable to the participants. However, there is no requirement that the same people attend the various events. In other words, a member firm can have 10 different people in our Emerging Leaders database and a different person from the firm could attend each event.

We encourage you to have the promising leaders from your company:

  • Sign upfor the NMHC Emerging Leaders Database

  • Join the NMHC Emerging LeadersLinkedIn Group

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