Aaron Swain named partner of Columbia Residential in Atlanta GA

Columbia Residential Names Aaron Swain As Partner

ATLANTA, GA — Aaron Swain, President of Property Management and Operations for Columbia Residential, has been named Partner for the company and joins Noel Khalil and Jim Grauley as owners. Swain joined the company in 2018 and brings more than 30 years of experience in the management of affordable and mixed-income housing in the United States.

“Noel and I are most pleased to have Aaron join us as owner and partner in this business,” said Grauley. “Over the past two and a half years he has brought a new level of organization, professionalism, and excellence to our company and will lead the future growth of management operations.”

During the past year, the affordable housing industry encountered a unique set of challenges due to the outbreak of COVID-19, with senior housing communities being acutely impacted. Swain demonstrated exemplary leadership during this unprecedented time by enabling the company to successfully pivot without disruption to its operations.

“At the onset of COVID-19, we acted quickly to protect our staff and our residents,” Swain explained. “We made the conscious decision to keep our property management teams onsite to continue serving our residents and providing them the resources and support they needed. We knew that residents needed our help and were too vulnerable to negative life events if we did not stay open,” he continued.

Resident Services Team Assists Families By Securing More Than $300,000 In Rental Assistance Funds From Local And Regional Agencies

Since the start of the pandemic, the resident services team has assisted families by finding local and regional rental assistance resources in the amount of over $300,000 and counting. “Our resident services division is to be lauded for their hard work in securing these funds and supporting our employees and families,” said Swain.

In addition, team members conducted virtual calls with residents to ensure their well-being, delivered 1,083 backpacks filled with school supplies to support in-person or distance learning and worked to provide grocery deliveries, wellness checks, and mental health services for individuals who needed them. A virtual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Drive was also highly successful, granting 1,024 holiday wishes for families to have a brighter holiday season despite challenging times.

“I am proud of the dedication our team showed this past year to our residents,” continued Swain. As essential workers and under risk of exposure to their families, they understood how important our residents are.”

“I am proud of the dedication our team showed this past year to our residents,” continued Swain. As essential workers and under risk of exposure to their families, they understood how important our residents are.”

“Aaron’s influence during this past year cannot be overstated,” said Grauley. “His years of experience and tremendous foresight provided our team with a distinct advantage for how we were able to respond as a company in this new environment. As a new partner and owner Aaron will continue to amplify Columbia Residential’s position as an industry leader.”

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