Wendell Franklin, Chairman,  began his career in the multifamily business more than 45 years ago. Starting in the management division of a commercial real estate firm, he worked his way up through the ranks to become a senior multifamily executive at a large commercial real estate firm, overseeing the development and management of more than 15,000 units, and representing hundreds of partners in projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Wendell saw the future of multifamily early and led the development and acquisition of more than 200 major properties. He is one of the most respected executives in the industry with an excellent track record of success and value creation for owners and investors.