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Pinnacle

October 20, 2016 15:53 ET

Rick Graf Recognized as an Elite Leader in the Industry by Real Estate Forum

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - October 20, 2016) - Pinnacle announces Rick Graf, president and CEO of one of the nation's leading multifamily management firms, has been selected by Real Estate Forum as one of the most influential executives in the industry. Graf was recently honored in the publication's 70th anniversary issue as one of the elite leaders in commercial real estate.

With over 40 years of multifamily experience, Graf stands at the helm of a multi-state third party management firm which has celebrated a significant increase in portfolio size and revenue over the past two years. This success can be attributed to a multitude of factors including Graf's favorable position among major institutional clients across the country, a burgeoning multifamily climate and a recapitalization two years ago to enhance the company's leadership team and service platform.

Graf joined Pinnacle in August 1996 and stepped into a pivotal role as central region president before being named national president in 2008. After relocating the firm's corporate office from Seattle, Wash. to its current headquarter location in Addison, Texas, he added CEO to his title and began to guide the overall strategy and vision for the entire company. Graf continues this practice today and places a great deal of emphasis on building a favorable internal culture for more than 4,000 team members. His foundation for this culture revolves around "doing the right thing, being nice to people, remaining humble and serving the community."

Graf is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) and is active in the National Multi-Housing Council (NMHC), the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He is currently the Regional Vice President for Region 6 of the National Apartment Association (NAA) and a former President of the Texas Apartment Association (TAA). Graf holds a real estate degree from Richland College in Dallas, Texas, and was a former professor of real estate in the Dallas County Community College District.

About Pinnacle Property Management Services, LLC
Pinnacle Property Management Services, LLC, ("Pinnacle") is a privately held national real estate provider specializing in third party management of multifamily residential communities. As one of the nation's preferred third-party managers, Pinnacle's portfolio includes over 165,000 residential units and 2.5 million square feet of commercial assets. With the Corporate headquarters located in Dallas, Texas, Pinnacle has more than 4,000 employees located in 32 states. For more information, visit www.pinnacleliving.com.

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