Dallas Executive Rick Graf Named 2019 NAA Vice Chair
ARLINGTON, VA – Dallas real estate executive Rick Graf, CPM, Pinnacle, has begun his term as 2019 National Apartment Association (NAA) Vice Chair.
Graf has more than 40 years of real estate management experience and, as President and CEO of Pinnacle, he is responsible for client relations and 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 (NAAEI) Board of Directors and Chair of the NAAEI NOW Capital Campaign to raise money for industry leadership and education programs. Graf also has been involved in NAA conferences and served as the Chair of the Conference Committee.
“Rick is very passionate about the rental housing industry, particularly when it comes to professional education,” NAA President and CEO Robert Pinnegar, CAE 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 Mike Clow.”
Also serving on NAA’s 2019 Executive Committee are Chairman Mike Clow, Greystar, Phoenix; Chairman-elect Mike Holmes, Easlan Management Company, Greenville, S.C.; Treasurer Don Brunner, BRG Apartments, Cincinnati; and Secretary Ronda Puryear, Management Services Corporation, Charlottesville, VA.
The National Apartment Association (NAA) serves as the leading voice and preeminent resource through advocacy, educationand collaboration on behalf of the rental housing industry. As a federation of more than 150 affiliates, NAA encompasses over 81,000 members representing more than 9.6 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. NAA thanks its strategic partners Maintenance Supply Headquarters and Yardi.