By Joshua Burd
The New Jersey Apartment Association is mourning the loss of a former president and longtime executive of the region’s multifamily industry.
The organization announced Monday that Brent Kohere, who led its board in 2012 and 2013, died over the weekend. Kohere spent more than 30 years in the apartment industry, most recently as a senior vice president of operations at Morgan Properties.
“Brent was an unbelievably avid supporter of the NJAA and multifamily industry and we are devastated to learn of his passing,” the association wrote in a statement. “The New Jersey Apartment Association sends our sincerest condolences to the Kohere family, Brent’s team members at Morgan Properties and all NJAA members who were touched by the legacy that he has left behind.”
Kohere, an NJAA member starting in 1995, was a longtime board member who played an active role in advocating for legislative issues important to the trade group, according to a 2012 announcement. His two-year term as president began in early 2012.
With Morgan Properties, Kohere oversaw all property management operations, marketing, leasing and training for both wholly owned and joint-venture assets, according to his company bio. He began his career in New Jersey with apartment property investment sales and condominium conversions, later moving to the property management and operations arena.
Before joining Morgan Properties, Kohere was a regional vice president and officer at Home Properties, where he was responsible for the company’s New York metro, Chicago and Florida markets.