The Michaels Organization isn't just one of the biggest affordable apartment developers in the country. It's one the largest apartment developers overall

And there's now someone new leading the company's development arm, the Michaels Development Co. Affordable Housing Finance's Donna Kimura reports that the company named Gary Buechler its new president.

He succeeds Ava Goldman, who recently transitioned to the role of executive consultant after 22 years with the organization, the last three as president of the development company.

“Gary joins us at a time when the Michaels Development Co. has a pipeline representing nearly $1 billion in total development costs, and a team of developers who are the best in the industry,” said John O’Donnell, president of The Michaels Organization. “With Gary’s wealth of experience in every aspect of development, we are confident he is the right leader to ensure Michaels Development Co.’s continued growth and success going forward.”

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