El Paso, TX – August 1, 2021 – Hunt Companies, Inc. announced today that Brian Stann has been appointed as CEO of Hunt Military Communities. Mr. Stann will succeed John Ehle, who served as President of Hunt Military Communities since 2016 when Hunt acquired Forest City’s military housing portfolio. As CEO, Mr. Stann will be responsible for leading the strategic direction and operations of Hunt’s military housing portfolio. Hunt Military Communities is comprised of 165,000 residents in approximately 52,000 homes on Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Army installations across the USA.
“At Hunt Military Communities, we are consistently seeking to implement industry-leading standards and service to provide the best possible living experience for our military families,” said Guy Arnold, Chief Operating Officer of Hunt Companies Inc. “Mr. Stann brings top-notch leadership, understanding of military life, and passion for his work, all of which will continue to grow and embed these values in the HMC culture.”
Mr. Stann brings 18 years of progressive and dynamic leadership experience with a unique track record. Prior to joining Hunt, Brian served as Chief Operating Officer at FirstKey Homes, a single-family rental REIT that owns and operates more than 32,000 single-family rental homes in 25 U.S. markets. In this position, Brian was responsible for all company and property operations, including property management, marketing, construction, and platform execution. He also redesigned all operating procedures while acquiring over 20,000 new homes into the portfolio.
Notably, Mr. Stann completed two combat tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was awarded the Silver Star, Navy Commendation Medal, 2 Navy Achievement Medals (one w/ combat distinguishing device), and numerous other awards for gallantry in battle and superior performance of duties. Following his distinguished service in the marines as a captain, Mr. Stann became CEO of Hire Heroes USA, a veteran employment non-profit organization.
As a former world champion and UFC Fighter, while posted as CEO of Hire Heroes, he additionally provided in-fight color commentary during UFC broadcasts. Mr. Stann additionally served as Vice President of Corporate Real Estate for MedAssets, a leading healthcare performance improvement company focused on enhancing financial and operational systems for providers.
“Hunt welcomes Mr. Stann to our team,” said Chris Hunt, CEO of Hunt Companies, Inc. “Mr. Stann’s professional expertise, commitment to service, and impeccable leadership will add tremendous value to our mission to best serve our military family tenants and government partners.”
Mr. Stann received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and a Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. In 2010, he published a memoir “Heart for the Fight: A Marine Hero’s Journey from the Battlefields of Iraq to Mixed Martial Arts Champion.”
About Hunt Military Communities
Hunt Military Communities, the largest privatized military housing owner, offers unsurpassed quality and service to more than 165,000 residents in approximately 52,000 homes on Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Army installations across the USA. We do this through our core values: safety, kindness, efficiency, enthusiasm, and selflessness and our 5-Star Service commitment. With a 50-year legacy and a partnership with the Department of Defense, HMC strives to ensure the integrity of our military communities and the families who live there. For more information, visit www.huntmilitarycommunities.com.