On Thursday, January 19 the CAA inducted two new members into the Hall of Fame during the CAA Honor’s Reception at Scioto Country Club. Members celebrated Dave Anderson and Brett Kaufman surrounded by their colleagues, family, and friends. Laura Swanson, Executive Director began evening’s activities by welcoming CAA Hall of Famers, inductees, and those in attendance to celebrate. Swanson took a moment to give a very special thank you to the event sponsors, Homestead Companies, Kaufman Development, Redwood Living, Overmyer Hall Associates, Bailfish Services LLC, and Servpro. Following the announcements Swanson began the Honor’s program inducting this year’s Hall of Fame recipients. Beginning with Anderson Swanson highlighted some of his impacts on the CAA and community. His two initiatives while President were to be sure that everyone had fun being a part of the AA and the second was to create the first ever CAA All-Stars Awards program. Dave and his employees at Homestead Companies still have fun with the CAA today by sending a busload to the Expo each year, ready to enjoy all the tradeshow has to offer. However, Dave’s biggest impact on the CAA will be his philanthropic endeavors. He has been a stalwart member of the CAA Community Assistance Foundation Board, led the way in the CAA’s partnership efforts with the Red Cross and has donated numerous hours, countless dollars, and materials to charities, including Huckleberry House where they were responsible for the largest donations in history, in Central Ohio. Another CAA Past President and Hall of Fame member had the honor of presenting Anderson with his plaque. Swanson welcomed Rebecca Perry Damsen to the podium to do the honors. Following the presentation Anderson spoke briefly and fondly of his time with the CAA and thanked his family and friends who have been part of the journey. Next, it was time to recognize Brett Kaufman for his contributions to the CAA. Kaufman attributed his time as President to persuasion from Anderson, so it is only fitting they were honored on the same evening. During his tenure Kaufman made it the mission of the CAA to “continue from strength to strength” and during a tumultuous time in the industry he succeeded. Kaufman created the Apartments Alive! Rental Road tour partnering with the Columbus Dispatch and local media to give 85 area properties a way to showcase the industry and everything it has to offer. As a result, the CAA won an NAA Paragon Award for the efforts which included an extensive PR campaign focusing on rebuilding and rebranding the industry as the economy recovered from recession. Much like Anderson, Kaufman has a legacy of philanthropy and service to Central Ohio. He and Kaufman Development have donated time and funds to many worthy organizations, and it is his mission to foster mental and physical heath in his properties, for his residents and employees and to give back. CAA Past President, Brian Schottenstein had the honor of presenting Kaufman with his Hall of Fame plaque, and like Anderson, Kaufman took the opportunity to say a few words. Recognizing those in the room for their efforts and also thanking his family, friends, and employees he graciously accepted the tribute. Swanson ended the evening by recognizing all the CAA Hall of Fame members in attendance and officially inducting Anderson and Kaufman into the esteemed group. With one final tribute and asking everyone raise their glasses in salute to the newest CAA Hall of Fame members Swanson gave a celebratory toast before inviting everyone to stay, enjoy the music, food and comradery.