Alliance Residential Company‘s chairman and CEO, Bruce Ward, has been named 2014 Executive of the Year by Multifamily Executive, one of the leading trade publications for the multifamily housing industry. One of the most prestigious honors of the multifamily industry, the Executive of the Year Award is given annually to the development or management professional dedicated to providing exceptional multifamily housing, exemplary customer service and strong financial performance.
Ward oversees Alliance’s development, acquisition and property management components. Along with the key executive group, he has developed or acquired nearly 74,000 apartment homes since the company‘s inception. Ward has more than 28 years of industry experience, and is the former Group Managing Partner of Trammell Crow Residential-West. He led the merger with BRE Properties, and served as Executive Vice President for BRE Properties and President for BRE Builders following the merger. He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, the Homeward Bound Board of Trustees and National Multi-Housing Council Board of Directors.
“Without question, Bruce is an exceptional real estate industry leader with incredible savvy in real estate investment — but, even more impressive is his ability to leverage the strengths of our associates to maximize growth and profitability of the organization,” said Jay Hiemenz, Alliance’s president and COO. “I’ve never worked with another leader who is so adept at quickly assessing people’s potential. It’s a major reason for our success, and has become a key part of our culture.”
Ward will receive recognition at the Multifamily Executive Awards Brunch and Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Multifamily Executive Conference at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.