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Affordable Housing News & Views - April 2019
The housing industry lost a giant recently, a giant who made a difference in the lives of hundreds of friends and colleagues and thousands more he never met. Ken Baggett, CohnReznick’s former chairman and co-CEO, leaves behind an incredible legacy. Rather than our usual content this month, we want to spend time remembering Ken through those who knew him best. Please click through to read a few of what would be thousands of memorable moments, both professional and personal, and tributes that only those who knew him best can share.
One man started an industry in a spare bedroom in his home, and another man brought the opportunity of that industry to hundreds of people. Both men, from different generations, shared the same personality traits. They were kind, caring, and passionate. They were both gentle but determined leaders in civic, charitable, and business matters. They were competitive men and liked winning, and never gave up on a cause they knew was the right course. Bringing people together to form a powerful state or national association was a skill that they both enjoyed. And they did it easily. They created their own roadmap to success not knowing exactly what would happen or where they would go. They did not follow the crowd. Their business plan was built around the concept of “doing well by doing good,” each and every day. They did exactly that. Simply put, they were our pioneers.