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Thomas R. Shuler to be Inducted into NAA Hall of Fame

Contact: Paul R. Bergeron III, Director of Communications, 703/797-0606

ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2012—The National Apartment Association (NAA) is pleased to announce that Thomas R. Shuler, CAPS, will be inducted into the NAA Hall of Fame.

Induction into the NAA Hall of Fame represents the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an apartment professional. Shuler is the 16th person inducted during the 73-year history of NAA and will be recognized at the 2012 NAA Education Conference & Exposition, June 28-30, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Shuler, 1994 President of NAA (now recognized as Chairman of the Board), retired from Berkshire in December 2011 after serving as Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer for nearly a decade, was responsible for the oversight of both Berkshire’s Property Management and Redevelopment & Engineering organizations and supervised an employee base of more than 700 professionals covering more than 30 markets and 30,000 apartment homes.

Shuler served in a variety of NAA leadership positions, and his industry peers hold his efforts in advocacy and education in high esteem. He served on the Government Affairs Task Force (2009), NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) Campaign Investor (2007), NAAEI Campaign Cabinet (2006), NAA Education Foundation (1997), and Joint Legislative Committee (1997).

Shuler was Legislative Vice President in 1989 (established by then-President Paul Nichols to assist NAA’s affiliates with the adoption and implementation of the five-year Grassroots Legislative Plan) and Chairman of the Certified Apartment Leasing Agent Committee (CALA) from 1988 to 1989 (CALA was a new education program leading to the designation of leasing agents).

Shuler was instrumental in developing and implementing the Joint Legislative Agreement between NAA and National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) in 1991 that has been one of the multifamily housing industry’s most effective advocacy tools.

Prior to joining Berkshire in July 2002, Shuler was a real estate consultant to the multifamily housing industry. From 1991 to 1998, he served as President of Insignia Management Corp., Chief Operating Officer of Insignia Residential Group and Executive Managing Director of the New York Stock Exchange-listed Insignia Financial Group, Inc.

During Shuler’s eight years with Insignia, the company initiated a growth program that involved acquiring 42 companies and resulted in the expansion of the managed portfolio from approximately 55,000 apartment homes to nearly 230,000.

Prior to his time at Insignia, Shuler worked at Hall Financial Group as President of Hall Management Corporation and oversaw a portfolio of 68,000 apartment homes.


About the National Apartment Association

The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America's leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA's mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public.

NAA is a federation of 170 state and local affiliates, comprised of more than 55,000 multifamily housing companies representing more than 6.2 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. Members in good standing of any affiliated association are automatically considered members of NAA and entitled to NAA benefits. NAA members represent all facets of the multifamily housing industry: apartment owners, management executives, developers, builders, investors, property managers, leasing consultants, maintenance personnel, suppliers and related business professionals throughout the United States and Canada.