Who We Are
The National Rental Home Council (NRHC) is the non-profit trade association of the single-family rental home industry.
The NRHC supports efforts to strengthen neighborhoods by filling an important need in today’s growing rental housing market. As more Americans choose to rent, our members are providing high-quality homes for lease in safe, desirable neighborhoods, offering access to good schools and a suburban lifestyle that might otherwise be out of reach.
The NRHC represents the owner-operators of these professionally managed homes and the vendors and service providers who support the industry.
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What We Do
The NRHC educates the public, the media and policymakers about the economic value of the single-family rental market and the benefits of large-scale, professionally-managed rental homes.
- Shapes industry standards through our Operational Guidelines and Terms & Definitions reports;
- Leads engagement in advocacy through conversations with the Administration and other thought leaders; and
- Provides research and resources to help educate policymakers, investors and the media on the single-family rental industry.
The NRHC’s six committees – Communications, Finance, HOA + Legal, HR, Operations and Technology – drive the NRHC’s initiatives and work to develop agendas that promote industry collaboration and share best practices.
Diane Tomb, Executive Director
As the NRHC’s first Executive Director, Diane Tomb leads the association’s day-to-day activities and works to advance its policy priorities. Diane is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur who founded DC-based public affairs and business advisory firm Tomb & Associates LLC in 2003. From 2011–2013, she served as President & CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and prior to that, she served as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and in the White House in both the Reagan and Bush 41 Administrations. She also served as SVP for communications at the Fannie Mae Foundation.
She currently serves as a commissioner on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform and is a member of the International Women’s Forum of Washington, DC.
President: Kevin Baldridge, President, Tricon American Homes
Mr. Baldridge is President of Tricon American Homes. In his role, Kevin is responsible for the company’s overall operating activities, including acquisitions, renovations and property management. He also establishes and carries out the vision and strategic direction of the organization and serves as the company’s liaison to Tricon Capital Group, TAH’s parent company.
Prior to joining TAH in May 2015, Mr. Baldridge served as President of Irvine Company Apartment Communities, overseeing all property operations, asset management, and acquisitions. Prior to his time with Irvine Company, Mr. Baldridge served as SVP for General Investment and Development in Boston.
Mr. Baldridge serves as President of the National Rental Housing Council, a non-partisan organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of the single-family rental industry. He has also held board positions on the National Multifamily Housing Council, the California Apartment Association, Serving People in Need, Families Forward, and JSerra High School.
Mr. Baldridge holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a M.Sc in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics (LSE).
Vice President: David P. Singelyn, Trustee and CEO, American Homes 4 Rent
David P. Singelyn is Vice President of the National Rental Home Council (NRHC), the organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of the 16 million single-family rental home industry on legislative, regulatory and capital market matters. Dave adds an extensive background in real estate, financial and operational experience with private and public companies.
Dave co-founded American Homes 4 Rent ® in October 2012 and serves as a trustee and Chief Executive Officer. Dave is also a member of the College of Business Administration Dean’s Advisory Council at California State Polytechnical University, Pomona.
From 2005 to 2012, Dave was Chief Executive Officer of American Commercial Equities (ACE), a private retail and office real estate company. Also, from 2003 through April 2013, Dave was Chairman and President of Public Storage Canada, a real estate company previously listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, where he built a management team that restructured the operations of Public Storage Canada. Prior to that, Dave served as the Treasurer for Public Storage, from 1989 through 2003, and as Controller of Winchell’s Donut Houses from 1986 to 1989.
Dave began his career at Arthur Young and Company (now a piece of Ernst and Young LLP). Dave earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Treasurer: Fred Tuomi, Director and CEO, Invitation Homes
Frederick C. Tuomi serves as the Chief Executive Officer and director of Invitation Homes. Mr. Tuomi has been the Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Waypoint Homes (“SFR”) since January 2016 and has served as a trustee of SFR since March 2017. Mr. Tuomi served as co-president of Colony American Homes, Inc. (“CAH”) from March 2015 and chief operating officer from July 2013 until the closing of the internalization of SWAY Management LLC, SFR’s previous external manager, and SFR’s merger with CAH. He was responsible for setting CAH’s strategic direction and leading the operations of CAH’s single-family rental operations including construction/renovations, marketing, leasing, property management, asset management, human resources and information technology.
Prior to joining CAH, Mr. Tuomi was executive vice president and president—property management for Equity Residential, which he joined in 1994. He led the development of Equity Residential’s property management group through years of rapid growth and expansion to become the largest multi-family REIT in the United States, while helping to pioneer its leading operational platform. Prior to Equity Residential, he was president of Residential Asset Management Group, a subsidiary of Post Properties.
Throughout his 35-year career, he has served on numerous multi-family industry boards and executive committees, including the National Multi-Housing Council, California Housing Council, California Apartment Association and the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Since September 2014, Mr. Tuomi also serves as a director and on the Audit and Compensation Committees of Tejon Ranch Co., a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company. Mr. Tuomi serves on the board of directors and as treasurer of the National Rental Housing Council.
Secretary: Dana Hamilton, Head of Real Estate, Pretium Partners
Ms. Hamilton is the Head of Real Estate for Pretium Partners, where she oversees Progress Residential, Pretium’s single-family residential business.
Ms. Hamilton has more than 25 years of experience building successful real estate operating companies in the U.S. and Europe, including nearly 20 years with Archstone. At Archstone, Ms. Hamilton was President, Europe, responsible for building the firm’s first non-U.S. operating and investment platform and served on Archstone’s Executive Committee. Prior to her role as President, Europe, Ms. Hamilton was Executive Vice President, in charge of U.S. operations.
Ms. Hamilton has a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
President Emeritus: John B. Bartling, Former President and CEO of Invitation Homes
John B. Bartling is the first President Emeritus of the National Rental Home Council (NRHC). He previously served at the NRHC’s first president from 2015 until February 2018, during which time he led the organization as it evolved into a leading industry trade association.
Mr. Bartling served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Invitation Homes and on the Invitation Homes’ Board of Directors from November 2014 until November 2017. He has extensive executive management experience and 35 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Prior to joining Invitation Homes, Mr. Bartling served as a member of the Management Committee and Global Co-Head of Real Estate and Senior Partner of Ares Management LLC, a global alternative asset and private equity manager. Prior to Ares, he was the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of AllBridge Investments, LLC, a portfolio company of Ares Capital Corporation, owner of WMC Management Company, LLC, a privately held real estate operating company, and President and CEO of Walden Residential. Prior to that, Mr. Bartling served as the CEO and President of Lexford Residential Trust, Inc., a publicly-held multi-family REIT.
Before serving at Lexford, he was Director of the Real Estate Products Group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Previously, he served as an Executive Vice President of NHP Incorporated and held positions at Trammell Crow Residential and Mellon Bank, NA.
Mr. Bartling is the former Finance Chair of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). He served on the Board of Governors of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and has served as a director for Lexford Residential Trust, Walden Residential, Arnold Palmer Golf Management (APGM), as well as the Chairman of the Board of Ares Commercial Real Estate. Mr. Bartling is actively engaged in philanthropic endeavors, including having served on the boards of the Children’s Hospital Research for Ohio State University, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies: Leadership Forum on Pension Fund and Endowment Investments in Domestic Emerging Markets, as well as the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Association of Columbus, Ohio.
The NRHC operates six committees that serve as working groups to advance and promote the association’s priorities. The committees meet on a regular basis and report quarterly to the Executive Board.
Communications & Marketing
Chair: Nicole Conniff, Marketing, Tricon
Mission: This committee identifies strategic communications opportunities for the NRHC through proactive education about the industry and assists with press inquiries. Additionally, the Communications and Marketing committee shares best practices, aggregates examples of ways the industry gives back to communities, offers ideas on branding and effective uses of social media, and develops content for the NRHC newsletter.
Chair: Chris Lau, American Homes 4 Rent
Mission: The Finance committee handles issues related to capital markets and financial reporting, including: an ongoing effort to standardize industry terms and definitions; facilitating engagement with government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) such as the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; improving SFR securitizations; and engaging with Rating Agencies, academic researchers and other thought leaders.
Chair: Joanne Halliday, SVP-Counsel, Corporate Administration, American Homes 4 Rent
Co-Chair: Sherrie Suski, SVP, Human Resources, Tricon American Homes
Mission: The HR committee seeks to highlight best practices in the field of human resources for use in the single-family rental industry.
Legal and Homeowners Association
Co-chairs: Mark Solls, EVP and Chief Legal Officer, Invitation Homes; Cynthia Pinter, Director of Legal and Compliance, Invitation Homes; James Vance, Compliance Manager, Invitation Homes
Mission: This committee provides strategies to manage legal issues, and reviews HOA and municipality issues affecting the single-family rental housing industry. The committee is tasked with identifying ways the industry can work together to address these issues and highlight how the industry is an important part of the communities in which it operates. Members also discuss best practices for handling issues shared throughout the industry.
Chair: Todd Jable, Chief Technology Officer, FirstKey Homes
Vendor Chair: Merrick Lackner, Rently
Mission: This committee is focused on knowledge sharing and education, working with vendors to identify industry best practices and identifying technologies that will innovate the single-family rental industry. The group also strategizes on ways to solve shared technology issues, such as integration.
Chair: Alan O’Brien, Executive Vice President of Operations, Tricon American Homes
Mission: This committee is tasked with all aspects of operations throughout the industry, including vendor engagement, renter experience and customer service, development and deployment of technology, asset maintenance and preservation, and more.