In this interview series, our CEO Donald Davidoff sits down with key industry leaders and disruptors to tell the stories of the people behind the performance. Today, we’re joined by Kim Duty, the Sr. Vice President of Public Affairs & Industry Initiatives for the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), which is the leadership of the trillion-dollar apartment industry. NMHC is the place where the leaders of the apartment industry come together to guide their future success. With the industry’s most prominent and creative leaders at the helm, NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy, and action that enable both members and the communities they build to thrive.
Join us for a transparent look at why Kim believes affordability is the number one issue and existential threat to multifamily, the role data should play in driving decision-making, and her unique insights on what she wished she'd known when she first started in the industry.
About Kim Duty
Kimberly Duty is Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Industry Initiatives for the National Multifamily Housing Council. She has lead responsibility for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic communications program for the Council and for directing the association’s industry innovation and technology initiative.
She oversees and directs three broad initiatives: NMHC's member information/content strategy, including digital/web communications; public affairs and public relations; and special industry initiatives, most importantly the association’s work to create an ecosystem that encourages industry innovation in areas such as PropTech, FinTech, and ConstructionTech.
Prior to joining NMHC, Kim served as Assistant Director of the National Association of Home Builders' Multifamily Council where she managed the Council's legislative and regulatory issues and directed the group's communications and public relations program.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in International Relations from The College of William & Mary. Following graduation, she spent 18 months in Berlin, Germany working at the Berlin Public Affairs Office during the fall of the Berlin wall. Kim also holds a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), including serving as a past president of the Denver CREW chapter.