Comings and goings-and a split jury-were among the announcements made at the NMHC's annual dinner, held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Fla., during the association's 2008 Annual Meeting.
Ric Campo, chairman and CEO of Houston-based Camden Property Trust, was named NMHC chair. He succeeds outgoing chair Mary Ann King, president of Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Moran & Co.
Campo said that he will focus his two-year term on furthering NMHC's progress in a number of areas. "We will continue to pursue a more balanced national housing policy [since] current policy has favored home ownership at any cost," he explained. "Workforce housing will continue to be a high priority. And we will work with the ULI, NAHB, and other stakeholders to better define the 'green apartment' standards that will help the industry become more carbon-friendly."
Also announced at the annual dinner was the joint win by John Mc. Corcoran & Co. and Post Properties of the NMHC's second annual Good Neighbor Award. Braintree, Mass.-based Corcoran was recognized for its support of the St. Mary's Women and Children's Center in Dorchester, Mass. Post Properties won for its work through the Post HOPE Foundation, the Atlanta-based firm's charitable arm.
The Good Neighbor Award recognizes the philanthropic work of multifamily owners and managers. It is based on four criteria-financial involvement, employee involvement, length of participation, and its ease of replication. Corcoran and Post will split the $10,000 cash award between their two charities.