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Two Washington Firms Ranked on NMHC’s List of Top 50 Largest MF Owners

A pair of Pacific Northwest apartment companies were recognized by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) on its 2020 NMHC 50, the sector’s chief ranking of the nation’s largest apartment owners, managers, developers, builders and syndicators. Kirkland-based Weidner Apartment Homes is ranked No. 14, while Seattle-based Security Properties made its debut on the 31st annual edition of the rankings, coming in at No. 44.

Weidner has 56,262 units in its portfolio, while Security Properties has 25,120 units. The largest apartment owner in the country is Tennessee-based MAA, with 100,031 units. On the 2020 managers list, Seattle-based Avenue5 Residential was ranked No. 15, while Weidner came in ranked 25th.

Security Properties’ Dan Byrnes says, “We are currently the sponsor of choice in our target markets for over 30 institutional equity partners, and that would not be possible without years of significant contributions from team members across our entire platform.” Security Properties’ sustained growth in recent years is attributed to an outstanding team that places acute emphasis on the resident experience.

*Pictured Security Properties’ Heartline Apartments in Portland, OR

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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