Foster City Exec to Chair Prestigious Real Estate Board

A Foster City real estate executive will head the arm of a powerful lobbying group that represents one of the nation’s most important industries.

The National Association of Home Builders announced on Wednesday that Foster City-based Legacy Partners President W. Dean Henry will chair its Multifamily Leadership Board.

The MLB represents the nation’s leading multifamily developers, owners and managers.

Henry, a player on the Bay Area real estate scene since the early 1970s, said in a prepared statement that he’s proud to lead the prestigious board.  

 “The multifamily industry is likely to face significant challenges in the next few years, and NAHB has been the leading voice before Congress and the administration on important issues like tax reform and the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” Henry said.

Henry is a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Center for Real Estate at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the former chairman of the board of the YMCA of San Francisco.

Henry  has been president of Legacy Partners since its 1998. He’s been an active member of the Bay Area real estate business since becoming a member of Western Region of Lincoln Property Company in 1973.

“The apartment and condo sector is an important part of NAHB’s membership and plays a vital role to the housing industry,” NAHB chairman Barry Rutenberg said in a prepared statement.

 “We look forward to working with Dean in his new role as chairman on a number of critical, common issues that are important to the Multifamily Leadership Board.”

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