April 4, 2017

2017 Leadership and New Committee Members Named
The NMHC Emerging Leaders program welcomed its 2017 leadership at the January Annual Meeting.



  • Chairman: Will Matthews, Cofounder, Multifamily Advisory Group Southeast, Colliers International
  • Vice Chair: Jessie Henry, Managing Director, Mill Creek Residential Trust
  • Vice Chair: Peter Kuzma, Assistant Vice President, Waterton Residential


Committee Chairs

  • Programming: Dave Bragg, Managing Director, Green Street Advisors, Inc.
  • Speaker Series: Chris Spendley, Director, Development, UDR


New Committee Members

  • Mike Aiken , Director of Investments, Bell Partners
  • Chris Lackett, AVP, PGIM Real Estate
  • Philippe Lapointe, Chief Operating Officers, Lantower Residential
  • Kelly Nagel, VP, Development, AIMCO
  • Carl Pankratz, Vice President, NorthMarq Capital



  • Casey Petersen (Student Housing), Senior Vice President, Peak Campus
  • Brian Henry (Supplier), Director of Sales,
  • Kelli Carhart (Sponsor), Managing Director, Central Region, Freddie Mac

And the Winner Is...Chris Lackett
National Multifamily Housing Council
Three of NMHC’s Emerging Leaders went head to head at the NMHC Annual Meeting in January in our version of Shark Tank. Waterton’s Peter Kuzma, PGIM’s Chris Lackett and Green Street Advisors’ Dave Bragg participated in the “ Young Guns Pitch to Senior Leaders,” session.


During this annual tradition, three young executives present a deal to a mock investment panel, drew a huge crowd. This year, their judges, that is the investment committee, included Bell Partners President Lili Dunn, LMC Managing Director and Head of Investments John Gray and Brookfield Properties Senior Vice President Jon Moore.


Competing against an attractive value-add deal and an alternative investment REIT stock play, PGIM’s Lackett took home the trophy with his presentation of a 430-unit new development deal in an emerging neighborhood in downtown Washington, D.C.

Learn more about Lackett’s deal and get the real numbers from all the deals here.

Emerging Leaders Connect at the NMHC Annual Meeting
Altogether, more than 250 young, rising professionals attended the 2017 NMHC Annual Meeting, using the special Emerging Leaders registration option that gives their firm a “plus one” to their registration caps for an under-40 rising star. They brought fresh talent and energy to the halls and enriched the program.


In addition to the Young Guns panel, the Emerging Leaders hosted a special opening night reception so attendees could have an opportunity to meet each other before the full slate of activities began.

There was also an Emerging Leaders lunch, giving these attendees another opportunity to network with peers. The lunch also featured a brief roundtable discussion of key industry trends, including the impact of rising interest rates, shifting demographics, changing parking needs, the pullback in construction lending and more.

2017 Speaker Series Schedule Announced

NMHC will once again sponsor four regional speaker series events to connect the industry’s up-and-coming leaders with industry titans. These small-scale events offer unique opportunities to not only build your own professional peer network, but also to interact with some of the industry’s most respected leaders and innovators.


This year’s schedule includes the following events:


Have You Joined our Emerging Leader LinkedIn Group?  
Did you know the Emerging Leaders program has a LinkedIn group? It's a great way to stay informed about upcoming Emerging Leader events and to discuss industry trends with your industry colleagues.

If you aren’t already a member, sign up today.

How Your Emerging Leaders Can Get Involved  
NMHC’s Emerging Leader program is open to anyone under 40, with five years of industry experience and 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.
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