Mr. Akin has over 35 years of property management experience.
Prior to starting SunRidge, Mr. Akin served for eight years as Senior Vice President for the Western Division of Johnstown Management Company, Inc. In this position he supervised a real estate portfolio comprised of 175 apartment communities and 45,000 units. Mr. Akins' portfolio spanned the Western section of the United States and encompassed 12 states and 30 cities. Mr. Akin directed the efforts of five Vice Presidents and 20 Assistant Vice Presidents. Mr. Akin began his real estate management career in 1974 as a Property Manager for Gold Crown Properties in Lincoln, Nebraska. During his tenure with Gold Crown, he was promoted and transferred through the ranks to the position of Vice President. In this position, Mr. Akin oversaw a portfolio of 40 properties and 7,500 units and directed a staff which included five Assistant Vice Presidents.
Mr. Akin earned his Certified Property Manager designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management in 1983. Mr. Akin served on the board of the Apartment Association of Greater Dallas in 1989.