CAA installs board president, welcomes officers for 2019


Barry Altshuler of Equity Residential was officially installed Thursday as the 2019 president of the California Apartment Association’s statewide board of directors.

Altshuler’s formal installation came during the Feb. 28 Board of Directors meeting. He began his term on Jan. 1 of this year.

As executive vice president for Equity, Altshuler manages the firm’s Investments Group for the West Coast. He has worked in the real estate industry for more than 35 years and has been directly involved in several billion dollars’ worth of transactions and development.

Barry Altshuler

“I am proud to serve as board president for CAA, which represents the full spectrum of rental housing owners and multifamily owners in California,” Altshuler said. “CAA is committed to protecting the interests of all ethical rental housing providers, from corporate and mid-size owners to the mom-and-pop landlords who form the backbone of the association.”

Independent rental owners — those with 1-10 units — now make up 60 percent of CAA’s membership, according to data presented at Thursday’s meeting.

Assemblyman  Tim Grayson, D-Concord, honors outgoing Board President Joseph A. Lawton Jr., at right, with a proclamation.

Altshuler took the reins from Joseph A. Lawton Jr., who served two consecutive one-year terms as board president.

The board on Thursday also welcomed its other officers for 2019, including President-Elect Adam Goldfarb, CPM, Manco-Abbott, Inc; Vice President Melinda Graham, Camden Property Trust; and Secretary/Treasurer Cynthia Wray, FPI Management, Inc.