Monday, October 31, 2011

T. Barry Brenneke to MMHA: Tenant Relationships Key

At this month's MMHA breakfast, keynote speaker T. Barry Brenneke explains that although it is easy to get caught up in the excitement over improving market conditions, it’s important to remember that maintaining good renter relationships is the real key to success. T. Barry Brenneke co-founded Guardian Properties with two family members in 1971. Mr. Brenneke developed and operated the apartment management division of the company for ten years before purchasing the company in 1981. Under his direction, Guardian grew to a 14,000 unit portfolio covering several western states. In 2001 he sold the business to his son Tom Brenneke. Tom now operates the company under the name Guardian Real Estate Services and Barry manages his personal portfolio of 600 units under the flag of GMC Properties. Barry was active in the founding of Metro Multifamily Housing Association.