February 28, 2018

Related’s Jorge Perez Headlines Miami Event 

We are delighted to announce  Jorge M. Perez, chairman, and CEO of The Related Group will headline our first Emerging Leader Speaker Series in 2018 on April 4 in Miami.


JP_Headshot_180-200.jpgPerez is one of the most trusted and influential names in real estate and has been at the forefront of South Florida’s complex urban evolution for over 35 years.


Mr. Perez has generously agreed to host us at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, or PAMM, that he helped fund with a $40 million donation.


Reserve your spot at this event.


2018 Speaker Series Schedule Announced

NMHC will sponsor five regional speaker series events to connect the industry’s up-and-coming leaders with industry titans and to help emerging leaders build their professional peer network.

This year’s schedule includes the following events:

  • April 4 – Miami
  • June – Denver
  • September – Seattle
  • October – Houston 
  • November 7 – Atlanta 


And the Winner Is…. Ben Stoll

Three of NMHC’s Emerging Leaders went head to head at the NMHC Annual Meeting in  January in our version of Shark Tank.   


Ari Abramson of Continental Realty Corporation, Shawn Hansen with Greystar and Ben Stoll with Equity Residential presented their best investment deals to a mock investment committee that included John Akin with Gables Residential, Katie Bloom with Goldman Sachs and Chris Lackett from PGIM Real Estate and last year’s Young Gun winner.


Abramson presented a 2016 vintage, six-story mid-rise Class A core investment opportunity in the heart of Raleigh, N.C.  Hansen pitched a value-add opportunity on Wilshire Boulevard in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. Stoll sought (and secured) the win with a new construction deal in Washington, D.C.’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. 


The judges praised all the deals, but ultimately decided that, if they had a limited allocation allotment, they would go with Stoll’s ground-up development. 

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

Emerging Leaders Connect at the NMHC Annual Meeting 

More than 250 young, rising professionals attended the 2018 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 attendees another opportunity to network with peers. Mark your calendars for next year’s Annual Meeting January 29-31 in San Diego.

2018 Leadership and New Committee Members Named 
The NMHC Emerging Leaders program welcomed its 2018 leadership at the January Annual Meeting.


  • Chairman: Chris Spendley, Development Director, UDR
  • Vice Chair: Brett Richards, Vice President of Investments, LivCor
  • Vice Chair: Chris Lackett, Assistant Vice President, PGIM Real Estate

New Committee Members:

  • Ari Abramson, VP, Acquisitions, Continental Realty
  • Will Beam, SVP, Acquisitions, Heitman
  • Erin Beitz, Director, Investments, Carmel Partners
  • Chris Leggee, VP, Investments, Griffis Residential
  • Katy Slade, AVP, Development, Gables Residential


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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