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Bradenton’s Kirk Downey Honored with 2023 NAA Lifetime Achievement Award

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ARLINGTON, Va. | December 5, 2023 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) has announced Kirk Downey as one of two 2023 NAA Lifetime Achievement Awards recipients. Downey was honored at NAA’s annual Assembly of Delegates, held in San Diego last month.

An industry veteran with vast experience across rental housing, Downey has dedicated his professional career to helping industry supplier companies succeed – including Supplier Partner Resource, where he serves as president today. Downey's leadership built the foundation of NAA’s National Supplier Council, transforming the group’s volunteer leadership from five to more than 70 individuals and establishing structure and accountability. Serving as a bridge between suppliers and property management companies, Downey’s proactive approach helped many across the industry navigate the challenges spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The NAA Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize recipients for their long-term history of exemplary national service and accomplishments to NAA and the apartment housing industry. This prestigious honor is awarded annually.

“Our industry is undoubtedly in a better place thanks to Kirk’s monumental contributions over the years,” said NAA President and CEO Bob Pinnegar. “Notably, his work to professionalize and transform the National Suppliers Council has fostered a more connected industry across the country. NAA is thankful for Kirk and we congratulate him on his well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.”


About NAA
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, education, and collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of 141 state, local and global affiliates, NAA encompasses over 92,000 members representing more than 11 million apartment homes globally. NAA believes that rental housing is a valuable partner in every community that emphasizes integrity, accountability, collaboration, community responsibility, inclusivity and innovation. To learn more, visit NAA thanks its Strategic Partners: The Home Depot Pro & HD Supply, Lowe’s Pro Supply and Yardi.