NMHC Emerging Leaders Group

NMHC Emerging Leaders Group
Open to Under-40 Employees (with 5 Years of Experience) of NMHC Member Firms

NMHC’s Emerging Leaders Group is designed to cultivate future leaders in the apartment industry.   The program offers national and regional networking events that allow emerging leaders an opportunity to meet and interact with their peers.  It also provides forums where participants can meet and learn from top industry leaders who share their insight, lessons learned and steps taken to achieve their success.

Participation in Emerging Leaders activities is available to all employees from NMHC member firms who are under the age of 40 and have at least five years experience.  Because the program is primarily an open networking program, member firms may have as many young leaders as they would like sign up.  There is no limit on the number of employees who can be added to our database. 

Add your name to NMHC's Emerging Leaders Database

2014 Events 
The Emerging Leaders Program hosts four regional Speaker Series events each year.  These events feature industry leaders in a fireside chat format followed by a reception and standalone regional networking receptions. To create high-level networking opportunities, participation is typically limited to approximately 75 people.

  • February 26 - San Francisco
  • May 12  - Boston                                
  • September 16 - Washington, DC           
  • November TBD - Atlanta                                

Sponsoring an Emerging Leaders event is a great way to get your firm in front of the front-line, up-and-comers in the industry.  Sponsorship is $5,000 per event and is limited to one firm per event for maximum exposure.  For more information, contact Julie Stalknecht at jstalknecht@nmhc.org or 202/974-2363. 

The 2014 Emerging Leaders Committee
The Emerging Leaders group is directed by a volunteer member committee.  Committee members serve a three-year terms and are appointed by the NMHC President. 

Michael Darling, Walker & Dunlop

Vice Chairmen:
Maxwell Peek, Waterton Residential
Jennifer Staciokas, Lincoln Property Company

Ian Couwenberg, Sack Properties
Syd McDonald, Valet Waste
Kris Mikkelsen, Engler Financial Group, LLC
Mark Bates, Holland Partner Group
Phillip R. Deguire, The Wilkinson Group, Inc.
Gerry Hedgcock, Crow Holdings Capital Partners, LLC
Ricardo Rivas, Allied Realty
Kara Wiard , Eastdil Secured
Allina Boohoff, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
John Gray, Lennar Multifamily Investors
Philip Meyer, Camden Property Trust
Nickolay Bochilo, Bell Partners

Get Involved

  • Add your name to the Emerging Leaders database here
  • Join the Emerging Leaders LinkedIn Group

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