As Bell Partners’ Chief Operating Officer, Cindy Clare, CPM, oversees the operations of nearly 50,000 apartment homes across the nation. She is responsible for all aspects of community management for both third-party and Bell-owned communities. This oversight includes community operations and maintenance, lease-ups, relationships with third-party owners, marketing and brand management. Ms. Clare is a recognized leader within the multifamily industry and a sought-after speaker on a variety of topics at national conferences. In 2011, she was named as one of The Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business”. In 2015, she was honored as one of the “10 Most Influential Women in Real Estate” by Multi-Family Executive. She was also honored with the Apartment and Office Building Association’s (AOBA) Sidney Glassman award for her exemplary work and contributions in education, training, management, administration, and legislation. Ms. Clare has served as President of the AOBA, President of The Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) Northern Virginia Chapter, as well as Regional Vice President for IREM’s Region III. She is currently a national faculty member at IREM and serves on the Virginia Tech RPM Advisory Board. In 2017, she was named Chairman of the National Apartment Association. Ms. Clare received her degree from the University of Virginia. She has 30 years’ experience in the multifamily industry, serving as President of Kettler Management, Vice President of Residential Properties for the Mark Winkler Company, and Senior Regional Manager for Charles E. Smith Residential.