Longtime advocates of theapartment industry, the National Multi HousingCouncil's leadership includes ( DougBibby, President; Cindy Vosper Chetti,SVP of Government Affairs; Kim Duty, SVP of PublicAffairs & Industry Initiatives; Mark Obrinsky,SVP, Research, and Chief Economist; and KennyEmson, SVP of Finance and Administration.


Based in Washington, DC and headed by president Doug Bibby, theNational Multi Housing Council represents the interests of the USapartment firms. It does this by advocating on federal legislativeand regulatory issues and conducting apartment-related research. Itis noted, for example, for its annual NMHC 50 rankings of leadingapartment firms and the biannual NMHC/Kingsley Associates RenterPreferences Report, which is the industry's largest survey withmore than 272,000 respondents.

Then there are its softer but still very influential activities.For example, its Annual Meeting is a leading industry event,bringing together equity and debt providers from around the worldwith industry development and acquisition/disposition specialists.It also works very hard to educate stakeholders on such issues assupply shortages and rising regulatory costs. To that end, NMHC hasdeveloped award-winning public relations campaigns that combineindustry data with digital marketing to influence policy. Inaddition, NMHC is leading efforts to provide alternative solutionsto expanding rent control policies. In fact, together with theNational Apartment Association, NMHC will soon release a majorreport on affordable housing solutions.

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Aygoren oversees the editorial direction and content for ALM’s Real Estate Media Group, including Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. In her tenure with ALM, she’s held roles of increasing responsibility, including Managing Editor. Aygoren has received several awards for her coverage including Best Trade Magazine Report from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and the James D. Carper Award for Young Journalists. Under her direction, Forum has received four national NAREE awards for Best Commercial Real Estate Trade Magazine.