The affordable housing industry's 2021 ranking of rural housing professionals!

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The business of developing, managing and owning rural housing is complex. Accessing capital to make properties affordable is challenging and utilizing multiple sources of funding is needed to make rural housing affordable. There is a unique breed of housing professional that has emerged over the years to tackle these challenges. The Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) is proud to recognize the 2021 top companies in rural rental housing.

TOP 20 MANAGERS

Company City/State Properties Units*
1 CAHEC Management Columbia, SC 331 13,225
2 Partnership Property Management Greensboro, NC 253 10,353
3 Woda Cooper Companies Columbus, OH 265 9,303
4 Hallmark Mangement Atlanta, GA 233 9,027
5 J & A Management Cornith, MS 264 8,270
6 AWI Managment Company Auburn, CA 17 8,259
7 Buckeye Community Hope Foundation Columbus, OH 200 7,455
8 RLJ Mangement Columbus, OH 200 7,455
9 TM Associates Management Rockville, MD 203 7,196
10 Huff Management Company Opelika, AL 147 6,934
11 Fitch Irick Partners Charlotte, NC 160 5,150
12 Belmont Management Oklahoma City, OK 123 4,620
13 CMS Management LLC Cornith, MS 143 4,492
14 PK Companies Okemos, MI 122 4,173
15 Viridian Management Enterprise, OR 140 4,163
16 Apartment Services & Management Auburn, AL 100 3,965
17 MAC Real Estate LLC Metairie, LA 108 3,751
18 Hamilton Valley Management Burnet, TX 96 3,524
19 Syringia Property Management Boise, ID 103 3,269
20 The Vantage Group Fyffe, AL 65 3,211

TOP 20 Owners

Company City/State Properties Units*
1 Woda Cooper Companies. Inc. Columbus, OH 259 9,161
2 Hallmark Companies Atlanta, GA 234 9,010
3 J & A Management Cornith, MS 259 8,134
4 CAHEC Management Columbia, SC 208 7,663
5 TM Associates Management Inc. Rockville, MD 179 6,289
6 Weaver Investment Company Greensboro, NC 148 5,994
7 Huff Management Opelika, AL 132 5,799
8 Fitch Irick Partners Charlotte, NC 157 5,082
9 CMS Management Corinth, MS 138 4,360
10 Belmont Development Company Oklahoma City, OK 114 4,317
11 PK Companies Okemos, MI 112 3,815
12 MAC Real Estate LLC Metairie, LA 108 3,751
13 Buckeye Community Hope Foundation Columbus, OH 92 3,589
14 Apartment Services & Management Auburn, AL 90 3,565
15 Hamilton Valley Management Burnet, TX 95 3,388
16 Chrisman Development Enterprise, OR 93 3,127
17 The Provident Companies Mansfield, OH 78 2,850
18 The Vantage Group Fyffe, AL 46 2,434
19 Intervest Madison, MS 71 1,830
20 Royal American Management Panama City, FL 45 1,608

TOP 20 DEVELOPERS

Company City/State Properties Units*
1 Greystone Affordable Development Raleigh, NC 35 1,186
2 Hamilton Valley Management Burnet, TX 29 1,166
3 PK Companies Okemos, MI 11 725
4 Woda Cooper Companies. Inc. Columbus, OH 10 452
5 The Vantage Group Fyffe, AL 4 417
6 Chrisman Development Enterprise, OR 10 379
7 Belmont Development Company Oklahoma City, OK 5 274
8 The Hallmark Companies Inc. Atlanta, GA 6 236
9 Fitch Irick Partners Charlotte, NC 6 218
10/11 CMS Management Corinth, MS 5 182
10/11 Dudley Development, LLC Ridgeland, MS 5 182
12 Huff Management Opelika, AL 2 176
13 Volunteer Management Jackson, TN 5 156
14 Buckeye Community Hope Foundation Columbus, OH 4 134
15 MAC Real Estate Metairie, LA 4 112
16 Apartment Services & Management Auburn, AL 2 112
17 TM Associates Management Rockville, MD 4 109
18 TJ Development Lansing, MI 2 96
19 Community Housing Initiatives Des Moines, IA 1 76
20 Green Street Housing Salisbury, MD 1 75
* Number of units/properties as of 12/31/2020 based on survey responses and industry estimates. Firms are ranked based on number of housing units. The number of properties is provided for informational purposes, not for ranking purposes.

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