Cincinnati real estate executive Don Brunner, BRG Realty Group, has begun his term as 2022 National Apartment Association (NAA) Chairman. He was installed at NAA’s annual Assembly of Delegates, held in Cincinnati in November.
Brunner has nearly 20 years of real estate management experience and, as president and CEO of BRG Realty Group, oversees the company’s 47 properties across the Tri-State area representing 8,000 units. Prior to joining property management, Brunner worked as an industry supplier partner, which affords him a unique view of both facets of the rental housing industry.
“I’m delighted to officially welcome Don as NAA’s 2022 Chairman of the Board,” said Bob Pinnegar, NAA president and CEO, in a statement. “Both his steadfast commitment to rental housing and his vast industry experience will be incredibly valuable throughout his chairmanship. I join the entire NAA family in congratulating Don on this well-deserved honor and am confident that his leadership will bring about tangible progress at a paramount time for the apartment housing industry.”
Over the years, Brunner has been actively involved with a variety of initiatives for NAA at both the local and national levels. He is currently the president of the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Apartment Association and also served seven years as a Region 3 vice president for NAA.
“Our nation’s rental housing industry is at a critical crossroads,” said Brunner in a statement. “After a difficult couple of years, we’ve arrived at an important opportunity to build a stronger industry prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the future. Over the coming year, I look forward to working alongside NAA’s dedicated team of volunteer and staff leaders to create meaningful change for rental housing providers across the country.”
Also serving as part of NAA’s 2022 leadership are Chairman-Elect Ronda Puryear, Management Services Corporation, Charlottesville, Virginia; Vice Chairman Rick Snyder, R.A. Snyder Properties, San Diego, California; Treasurer Alan King, Berkshire Residential Investment, Alpharetta, Georgia; Secretary Chris Burns, Lincoln Property Company, Duluth, Georgia; and Immediate Past Chairman Rick Graf, Cushman & Wakefield, Dallas, Texas.