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The Preiss Company Announces Executive Reappointment to NAA Student Housing Committee

Company CEO and Executive Vice President begin their third term on committee dedicated to serving the apartment industry

RALEIGH, NC – April 20, 2011 – The Preiss Company, one of the largest off-campus student housing providers in the nation, is pleased to announce the reappointment of Donna Preiss and Susan Folckemer to the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) Student Housing Committee. The committee oversees the planning and implementation of the association’s annual, multi-day Student Housing Conference and Exposition.

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Preiss Company, Donna Preiss has been recognized by Triangle Business Journal as one of the Triangle’s most successful professional women and was awarded their 2006 Women in Business Award. She has also been honored by Business Leader magazine and Triangle Real Estate magazine as an Impact Triangle Real Estate Broker for 2007/2008. Recently, she participated in the “Young Turks” panel at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) 4th Annual Student Housing Conference & Exposition held in Las Vegas. Throughout her career, Preiss has participated in the development, acquisition, and management of over 12,000 multi-family beds and secured lending for just under $420,000,000 in development and investment property.

“The industry contacts I make and the timely information I receive through NAA are invaluable,” says Preiss. “The ability to anticipate industry trends or fluctuations in the market is what keeps us ahead of the curve and positioned for success. I’m proud to support NAA and equally honored to be again serving on the Student Housing Committee for a third year, alongside so many talented and dedicated professionals from across the nation.”

Susan Folckemer is The Preiss Company’s Executive Vice President and has overseen the development and acquisition of over 9,000 multi-family beds and secured lending for over $400,000,000 in development and investment property. She is responsible for all joint venture and partnership relationships, as well as acquisition and development activities. Folckemer has served as President for both Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) and the Institute of Real Estate Management Greater Raleigh-Durham Chapter (IREM). In addition to NAA, she also currently serves on the Student Housing Committee for the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC).

NAA is the nation’s leading advocate for quality rental housing. Its mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers, and suppliers, as well as maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public. NAA members represent all facets of the multifamily housing industry including apartment owners, management executives, developers, builders, investors, property managers, and leasing consultants. For more information, visit

About The Preiss Company
Founded in 1987, The Preiss Company is the leader in the development of new technologies, tools, and strategies for the student housing industry and acts as a receiver for several national banks. The company employs over 250 team members, has formed over 50 partnerships, and has developed over 20 projects stretching from Maryland to Texas. For more information, visit

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Amy Barger, Marketing Director
The Preiss Company
(919) 291-9224