About Us


Rent Control, TOPA, a biased judicial system, and overly burdensome regulations, help to make DC one of the most anti-landlord jurisdictions in the country. Our team is working aggressively to advance the interest of owners of small multifamily and rental property owners in the Washington Metropolitan region.

Dean Hunter, CEO
Dean Hunter is the President and CEO of The Small Multifamily Owners Association. Dean is an experienced multifamily investment sales and financing broker. Hunter is the Managing Member of The Small Multifamily Group of KW Commercial, a regional network of real estate advisors specializing In multifamily investment sales. Hunter has worked as a legislative counsel for both local and federal officials. He is a graduate of American University and Howard School of Law.
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Richard Bianco, General Counsel
Richard Bianco is the General Counsel of The Small Multifamily Owners Association. Rich is an accomplished litigator and the Managing Member of RJB Law, a Washington, D.C. based firm specializing in real estate, landlord and tenant, association representation, and litigation. Bianco is a graduate of Moravian College and Rutgers Law School. 
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ADVISORY BOARD 

Chairman 
Chris Wallis, CEO, Fred A. Smith Co. - Sustaining Sponsor 
The Fred A. Smith Management Company is a leading Washington, D.C. property management company providing professional property management services since 1946. Their experienced team specializes in the management of multi-unit apartment buildings, individual residential properties, and condominium associations as well as individualized services such as accounting, and regulatory compliance. Fred A. Smith Co. manages approximately small apartment buildings for over 300 individual owners.
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Keith Carr, Vice President, Thos. D. Walsh Inc. - Sponsor 
Thos. D. Walsh, Inc., has provided real estate services in the District of Columbia for over 100 years.  The company has provided exceptional residential and commercial property management services to thousands of property owners and has helped thousands of Washington home buyers and sellers navigate the housing market.  They will screen tenants, handle repairs, navigate DC regulations, and provide other services to maximize your rental income.
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Rhianna Campbell – President DC Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers.
The DC Chapter of NARPM is an association of 55 small residential property management companies representing approximately 5000 individual rental property owners in the District of Columbia.
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Karissa Spann – President DC Rental Housing Provider Association. 
DCRHPA is an association of landlords, investors, and prospective owners that provides over 4,000 rental housing providers participating in the DC Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).
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