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Dallas Executive Rick Graf Named 2017 NAA Secretary

NAA Contact:
Todd Usher

Dallas real estate executive Rick Graf, CPM, Pinnacle, has begun his term as 2017 National Apartment Association (NAA) Secretary.

Graf has more than 40 years of real estate management experience and as President and CEO of Pinnacle, he is responsible for client relations, the overall strategy and the vision of the company. Graf began his career as a porter and has worked his way to the top.

In addition, Graf has been actively involved as a volunteer at the national level since 1999 serving in a variety of roles. He’s a proponent of industry education and served as Vice President of the NAA Education Institute’s Board of Directors and Chair of the NAAEI NOW Capital Campaign to raise money for industry leadership and education programs. Graf has also been involved in NAA conferences and served as the chair of the Conference Committee.

“Rick is very passionate about the apartment industry, particularly when it comes to professional education,” NAA President and CEO Bob Pinnegar said. “He has been an active volunteer at the national level for quite some time. He’s been involved in some major initiatives with NAAEI to determine the future of the industry. He serves a vital role and will be a great resource for Chairman Cindy Clare.”

Also serving on NAA’s 2017 Executive Committee are Cindy Clare, CPM, Kettler Management, McLean, Va., Chairman; Jeff Lowry, CAPS, Madera Companies, Lubbock, Chairman-elect; Mike Clow, Greystar, Phoenix, Vice Chairman; and Mike Holmes, Easlan Management Company, Greenville, Treasurer.

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