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Ron Akin, CPM
Corporate - Dallas
Dan Locklear, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Corporate - Dallas
Doug Graham, CAM
Executive Vice President
Corporate - Dallas

Ron Akin has more than 42 years of property management experience, and it’s that experience that informs the business philosophy of SunRidge Management Group.

Before SunRidge, Mr. Akin served for eight years as senior vice president for the western division of Johnstown Management Company, where he supervised 5 AVPs, 20 AVPs, and a real estate portfolio comprising 175 apartment communities and 45,000 units spanning the western section of the U.S.

His real estate career began in 1974 as a property manager for Crown Properties in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he rose through the ranks to the position of vice president, heading staff that included five AVPs and overseeing a portfolio consisting of 40 properties and 7,500 units.


Dan Locklear brings more than 35 years of real estate finance experience in his approach to overseeing all aspects of accounting, including payroll, cash management and the accounting information systems at SunRidge.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Locklear served for eight years as chief financial officer for Johnstown Management Company, where he was responsible for directing the departments of payroll, accounting, information systems, and cash management for a portfolio that consisted of as many as 750 properties and 150,000 units.

Mr. Locklear’s career in real estate finance began at the Trammel Crow Company in 1980, where he had operational responsibility for projects from raw land purchases, development, lease-up and sale or syndication.


Doug Graham brings more than 28 years of real estate management experience and oversees the day-to-day operations, in addition to his focus on client relations and business development.

Before SunRidge, Mr. Graham worked for McDougal Companies for nine years, where he worked as a manager, property supervisor and ultimately vice president of multi-family.

Mr. Graham began his career with SunRidge in 2000 as assistant vice president. He worked his way up to executive vice president, now overseeing 20,000 units across the nation. He has worked in a variety of markets, with an abundance of experience in student housing. He is also proficient in Mid-Rise and High-Rise housing.

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