News Release

Apartment Industry Raises $61,000 For Wounded Warrior Project

Contact: Jim Lapides, 202/974-2360, jlapides@nmhc.org
For Release: January 19, 2012

BOCA RATON, FL–The inaugural National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) Walk for Our Troops raised $61,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project today, supporting an important program that aids veterans who suffered service-related injuries on or after September 11, 2001. The charity 3K walk/5K run took place during the 2012 NMHC Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, FL.

“I’m incredibly proud of the turnout for our service men and women,” said former Marine Jeff Stack, CEO of SARES•REGIS Group and Chair of the NMHC Walk for Our Troops. “By supporting organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project, we can ensure that every deserving veteran has access to the services they need.”

“On behalf of the thousand injured service members we aim to assist, we want to thank the participants in the NMHC Walk for Our Troops for their dedication to our nation’s heroes. Their commitment is helping ensure the tremendous personal sacrifices service men and women make for our country are not forgotten,” said Wounded Warrior Project Executive Director Steve Nardizzi.

The Wounded Warrior Project offers free programs designed to heal injured veterans and provides tools for economic empowerment. The inaugural NMHC Walk or Our Troops, which began at 6:30 AM at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, drew participation from nearly 200 apartment professionals.

In addition to the participants, the charity event received sponsorships from over 50 NMHC member firms, including: Alliance Residential Company, Alliant Capital LLC, Allied Realty Services, Apartment Guide, Apartment Finder, AT&T Connected Communities, AZUMA Leasing, Ballard Spahr LLP, Beekman Advisors Inc., Bergstrom Investment Management LLC, Berkadia, Bob DeWitt, Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boston Capital, The Bozzuto Group, BRE Properties Inc., Camden Property Trust, Carter Haston Holdings LLC, CEI, Comcast, CORT, Criterion Brock, Crown Advisors, Equity Residential, For Rent, Forest City Residential Group, Gables Residential, Green Street Advisors, Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC, Hessam Nadji, Johnson Capital, Jones Lang LaSalle, KC Venture Group LLC, LCOR Incorporated, Lincoln Property Company, Mark-Taylor Residential Inc., The Matteson Companies, Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC, Moran and Company, NorthMarq Capital Inc., NWP Services Corporation,  Orion Real Estate Services, Pacific Property Company, Paramount Investments, Passco Companies LLC, Pierce-Eislen, Pinnacle, Rainmaker, RealPage Inc., Rent.com, Ron Nickson, SARES•REGIS Group, Specialty Consultants Inc., Terry Wilkinson, Time Warner Cable, TriBridge Residential, Walker & Dunlop, and Yardi Systems Inc. 

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

If you would like to make a donation on behalf of NMHC's Walk For Our Troops, visit http://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/group-fundraising/nmhc2012

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Based in Washington, DC, NMHC is a national association representing the interests of the larger and most prominent apartment firms in the U.S.  NMHC’s members are the principal officers of firms engaged in all aspects of the apartment industry, including owners, developers, managers and financiers.  One-third of Americans rent their housing, and over 14% live in a rental apartment. 

For more information, contact NMHC at 202/974-2300, e-mail the Council at info@nmhc.org,
or visit NMHC’s web site at www.nmhc.org.

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