Dave Pinson was hired by Trinity in February 2011 as a regional director. He was in charge of supervising a handful of properties in Oklahoma and Fort Smith, just a small percentage of the company’s overall portfolio of approximately 2,500 units in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
The ensuing years at Trinity have been marked by the firm’s growth, and Pinson’s increased leadership. He was tapped as president in April 2015, and added the title of CEO a little more than a year later.
Today, the approximately $7 million company has about 315 employees and manages nearly 14,000 units in seven states (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Texas). Trinity will soon enter the Indiana market via acquisition.
“We’re a blessed company,” Pinson said. “We’ve had some phenomenal growth and some talented and good people.”
He said the growth plan for the next several years is distinct. The target is between 25,000 and 27,000 units under management.
“Our 2025 vision plan is to be one of the 50 largest property management companies in the U.S.,” he said.
Pinson, a native of Umpire in southwest Arkansas, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Arkansas Tech University. His career began in student housing, working first for ATU and later for Morningside College in Iowa. He was later director of housing and residential life at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.
“Dave has been one of the most impressive young people I have worked with in over a decade,” said Mark Mosch, a multifamily fund manager/investor and president of California-based real estate investment firm AndMark Management Co. “He truly takes responsibility for all of the commitments made by his enterprise, and I think that’s a key to their growth over the past few years.”
Married with three children, Pinson has a certified apartment manager designation through the National Apartment Association.