ABOUT, DANNY MARTIN
As regional director for TriArc Real Estate Partners, Danny Martin oversees the day-to-day operations of properties in Houston and Lufkin. His passion for multifamily management stems from the belief that our business isn’t about apartments; it’s about people. When you’re in the people business, building trust with employees, residents, and contractors makes all the difference. The exceptional resident care provided by him and his team helps set TriArc properties apart from our competitors.
Joining TriArc has been somewhat of a reunion for Danny. He trained Cindy Cannon when she first joined the industry, and Carrie Brenneman is the one who first introduced him to the business. In 1996, she hired him as a bookkeeper for the Houston apartment community where he lived, and for a student struggling to put himself through college by waiting tables and cutting lawns, it was a pretty sweet deal. After six months at United Dominion Realty Trust, Danny was promoted to community director.
Danny came to TriArc from Francis Property Management, a Francis Investment Group company specializing in luxury class A properties, where he was business manager. Over the course of his career, Danny has served in management and senior management roles, supervising up to 24 employees at a time and managing over 2300 units for various property management firms. As regional supervisor for Q10 Property Advisors, he directed three multimillion-dollar renovations and oversaw operations for five Houston properties totaling 455 units. When Houston was hit with the Tax Day Flood of 2016, Danny was a senior property manager at Sheng Raamco Management. His property became a military helicopter drop-off for displaced residents. Coordinating with the Red Cross and the nearby church, Danny provided food and supplies and established a shelter using the property’s community center and vacant units while also tending to the needs of first responders and helping to set-up an additional shelter in the church gym. Sheng Raamco recognized him as Manager of the Year for his contributions. Danny was also twice nominated by the Houston Apartment Association for Manager of the Year,
In 2004, Danny took a hiatus from multifamily to start his own company, Sun City Landscape, where he was owner and COO. His crew of four quickly grew to 20 as he added home builders to his client base of about 50 residential and commercial accounts. Danny signed weekly landscape service agreements for around 150 model homes with numerous home builders including Perry Homes, Lennar Homes, Legend Homes, David Weekly, and KB Homes. When he returned to the multifamily industry five years later, Danny brought back valuable expertise in customer service, employee relations, purchasing, inventory, quality control, and production.
Danny enjoys showing others how to do something new and loves it when employees are recognized and advance in their careers. His management style evolved over years of coaching and athletic involvement. (Having played soccer himself since high school, Danny couldn’t wait to coach his own two sons in the sport. He has coached his oldest, now in high school, since he was eight.) Whether working with players or property managers, the principles are the same. Danny strives to actively encourage, consistently motivate, and always lead by example. His managers tend to laugh whenever Danny mentions his stint as a wedding/party DJ back in college.