MPF Research Division of RealPage Announces Keynote Speakers for Apartment Markets Conferences
Industry leaders will offer a fresh perspective on multifamily housing strategies
(August 31, 2010) – MPF Research (www.mpfresearch.com), a leading provider of multifamily industry market intelligence, today announced their keynote speakers for their annual Southeast and Texas/Southwest Apartment Markets Conferences.
Christy Freeland, retiring chairman of Riverstone Residential Group, will deliver the keynote presentation at the upcoming Southeast Apartment Markets Conference on September 21st in Atlanta. Freeland will provide her perspective on lessons learned after more than 30 years in the apartment industry, as well as her outlook on opportunities and challenges facing the multifamily housing market in years to come.
Freeland helped to form Riverstone Residential Group through a buyout of Trammell Crow Residential Services in January 2006. Since then, the company has grown to rank among the industry’s property management powerhouses, operating more than 175,000 units in about 30 states. Freeland was instrumental in leading Riverstone through the acquisition of five property management companies during recent years.
Thomas W. Toomey, chief executive officer and president of UDR, Inc., will deliver the keynote presentation at the Texas/Southwest Apartment Markets Conference on November 2nd in Dallas. Toomey will discuss UDR’s introduction of new resident-focused technologies and emphasis on green living environments.
Toomey has spearheaded the vision and strategic direction of UDR, Inc. since 2001. Prior to his work at UDR, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO). During his tenure at AIMCO, Toomey was instrumental in the growth of AIMCO from 34,000 apartment homes to 360,000 apartment homes.
“We’re thrilled to have the participation of such knowledgeable and well-respected industry leaders at our conferences,” said Greg Willet, vice president of MPF Research. “Christy and Tom have so much wisdom and experience in the realm of multifamily housing, the audiences will gain a lot of value from their presentations.”
For more information on MPF Research, or to attend one of the MPF Research Apartment Markets conferences, please visit (www.mpfresearch.com) or contact Vanessa Hodge (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (877) 284-4938.
About MPF Research
A member of the RealPage family, MPF Research provides market intelligence and objective insights to the multifamily industry. The market intelligence offered by MPF Research is used in formulating and fine tuning business strategies in a variety of multifamily industry specialties, including investment, operations and development. For more information on MPF Research, call 877-284-4938 or visit www.mpfresearch.com.
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