At the April 19 PowerLunch, AAMD recognized Pat Stanforth for her incredible work in the multifamily industry that spans several decades. Pat is retiring this year from Griffis Blessing after nearly a quarter century of service as Senior Vice President.
As a Certified Property Manager (CPM), Pat oversees a portfolio of 45 communities and over 8,500 units in Colorado and Idaho. She has experienced a lengthy list of success stories including startups, management business, repositioning of properties, sales, take overs, acquisitions and volunteerism.
Pat’s leadership with the Colorado Apartment Association, the Apartment Association of Metro Denver, and the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado are unprecedented.
Her expertise, knowledge and experience on educational panels, advisory committees, advocacy groups, councils and boards have made her a true icon of our industry and our associations. Pat has been instrumental on each pillar of our organization- whether it’s networking, legislative work or breaking new ground on educational programs, she has always been on the forefront of advancing the profession. She has shattered the glass-ceiling with passion, leadership and professionalism.
Pat is known in our industry for her compassion, her sound judgment and as great communicator. She is invested in the success of her team and is a true role model and mentor to many.
Susan Lind described Pat as "always being so kind, fair, professional and friendly. Someone who believes in the important relationships with vendors and members of the Association, and is incredibly knowledgeable. It is a true pleasure to know and work with Pat!"
"It’s always been such an honor to work with Pat, said Carmen Azzopardi. "She has taught me so much, and because of her I have the ability to conquer anything!
"Pat is exactly as you see her, kind, smart, dedicated," added Scott Kirkwood, "a truly wonderful person on the inside and out. We are lucky to have had her as a leader for so many years."
Pat, on behalf of the AAMD and CAA, thank you for your years of service to our industry. It has been a true pleasure and honor working with you. You are a class act! Congratulations on your retirement. Enjoy your much-deserved time with Mark and your sons!