Bruce Ward, Alliance Residential

September 12, 2014


Alliance Residential’s Bruce Ward named 2014 ‘Executive of the Year’

Bruce Ward, Alliance Residential
Bruce Ward, Alliance Residential

Alliance Residential Company announced that Bruce Ward, the company’s chairman and CEO, has been named the 2014 Executive of the Year by Multifamily Executive, one of the leading trade publications for the multifamily housing industry.

One of the most prestigious honors of the multifamily industry, the Executive of the Year Award is given annually to the development or management professional dedicated to providing exceptional multifamily housing, exemplary customer service and strong financial performance.

The Multifamily Executive honor is based on the individual’s “achievements in the past year and throughout their career, leadership style and unique approach to handling day-to-day challenges and opportunities, impact on the company’s performance and reputation; and their involvement and ongoing commitment to the multifamily industry.”

Ward oversees Alliance’s development, acquisition and property management components. Along with the key executive group, he has developed or acquired nearly 74,000 apartment homes since company inception. Ward has more than 28 years of industry experience, and is the former Group Managing Partner of Trammell Crow Residential-West. He led the merger with BRE Properties, and served as Executive Vice President for BRE Properties and President for BRE Builders following the merger. He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, , and is a member of the Homeward Bound Board of Trustees and National Multi-Housing Council Board of Directors.

“Without question, Bruce is an exceptional real estate industry leader with incredible savvy in real estate investment — but, even more impressive is his ability to leverage the strengths of our associates to maximize growth and profitability of the organization,” said Jay Hiemenz, Alliance’s President/COO. “I’ve never worked with another leader who is so adept at quickly assessing people’s potential. It’s a major reason for our success, and has become a key part of our culture.”

The cover feature story on Bruce Ward’s outlook and plans for Alliance, as well as the multifamily industry as a whole, can be found in the September 2014 issue of Multifamily Executive. To read the entire article, visit

“I am honored to be recognized with the 2014 Executive of the Year Award, and would like to thank our 2,000 associates for making Alliance such a great place to work and contributing to our company’s success,” Ward adds.

Ward will receive recognition at the Multifamily Executive Awards Brunch and Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Multifamily Executive Conference at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.