Dana Moore, Vice President of Operations for Oakwood Management Company, was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Columbus Apartment Association (CAA) last week. Dana was one of four women honored for their hard work supporting CAA and for their contributions to the multifamily industry. The Hall of Fame features a select number of industry leaders who left a lasting mark on multifamily development in Central Ohio.
Dana talks about this award at one of Oakwood’s new communities, River & Rich, located in the Franklinton neighborhood. River & Rich represents a burgeoning new trend in multifamily development, a community that actively takes part in the neighborhood around it—so Dana was excited to spend time there to discuss her CAA honor.
Dana is a member of the Board of Trustees for CAA, where she sits on the Public Policy Committee and the 50th Anniversary Committee. She has been the Board President two times and has been a member of CAA for her tenure of over thirty years at Oakwood. Dana came to Oakwood as a property manager in 1986, when the company was still small. Today, Oakwood manages over 8,000 apartments around Central Ohio.
When asked what kind of impact CAA has had on her career, Dana said, “By being involved [with CAA] I interact with many other companies and we share our approaches to problems or situations. Since I as well as most of my immediate team have been at Oakwood for so long, it’s important to have a resource to get a different perspective.”
CAA has been serving the multifamily industry in Columbus since 1969. The association is comprised of 330 members, including Primary Members—apartment owners and property management companies—and Associate Members—companies that provide products or services for multifamily businesses. CAA represents over 104,000 rental units.
Oakwood is proud to have Dana as a team member and leader. Her advice for anyone starting their career in the multifamily industry? “Work hard and have fun!”