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.

The NRHC:

  • 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.


NRHC Leadership

David Howard, Executive Director

David Howard serves as executive director of the National Rental Home Council, the nonprofit organization representing the interests of the single family rental home industry. In this capacity, David is responsible for managing all aspects of NRHC’s operating priorities and directing the organization’s legislative and public policy objectives.

Prior to joining NRHC, David served as chief development officer of the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where he was responsible for the organization’s overall fundraising, business development, constituent outreach operations, and government affairs activities. In this capacity, David also had oversight for the strategic management and implementation for all philanthropic and corporate fundraising and development programs.

David has also served in executive roles at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), an international research and policy organization supporting sustainable urban development and responsible land use practice; and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit), the trade association representing the REIT and publicly traded real estate industry.

Get in touch with David:

Email: dhoward@rentalhomecouncil.org
Phone: 202-679-7496


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: Dallas Tanner, President and CEO, Invitation Homes

Dallas B. Tanner is treasurer of the National Rental Home Council and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Invitation Homes and a member of the company’s board of directors since January 2019. As a founding member of Invitation Homes’ business, Mr. Tanner has been at the forefront of creating the single-family rental industry. Since the founding of Invitation Homes in April 2012, he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, and since August 2018 as interim President. Prior to the initial public offering of Invitation Homes in February 2017, he served on the boards of the company’s predecessor entities. Mr. Tanner has 17 years of real estate experience through the establishment of numerous real estate platforms. In 2005, he founded Treehouse Group, for which he privately sourced funds for platform investments, including single-family homes, multifamily properties, manufactured housing, residential land, bridge financing and property management. Mr. Tanner continues to be involved in Treehouse Group’s interest in Pathfinder Ventures, a Southwest-focused commercial real estate fund. In addition, he was a partner in a successful acquisition of First Scottsdale Bank of Arizona. Mr. Tanner served on the Maricopa County (Arizona) Flood Control board and on the advisory board of First Scottsdale Bank. He is actively involved in American Indian Services and served as a missionary in the Netherlands and Belgium.

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.


Committees

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.

Finance

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.

Human Resources

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.

Technology

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.

Operations

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.