National Multi Housing Council Names Betsy Feigin Befus to General Counsel


WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 12, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) named Betsy Feigin Befus to the newly-created position General Counsel, heading up legal affairs and legal advocacy initiatives on behalf of the organization

As General Counsel, Feigin Befus will develop legal strategies to advance NMHC’s organizational goals across various functional areas of the Council, including the amicus brief program and related legal advocacy efforts. In addition, she will lead key regulatory and legislative issues for NMHC and the Joint Legislative Program with the National Apartment Association, including telecommunications, labor and employment issues. Feigin Befus will also head up NMHC’s diversity initiative.

“Betsy has long provided in-house expertise on a wide variety of legal issues facing NMHC and the industry,” said NMHC President Doug Bibby. “Her new title codifies the leadership role she’s played for the Council for some time, and the industry will continue to be well-served by her counsel.”

Prior to joining NMHC in 2001, Feigin Befus served as Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor, where she drafted appellate decisions involving workers’ compensation matters issued by the Department. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colorado State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Colorado Bars.

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Based in Washington, DC, NMHC is a national association representing the interests of the larger and most prominent apartment firms in the U.S. NMHC’s members are the principal officers of firms engaged in all aspects of the apartment industry, including owners, developers, managers and financiers. One-third of Americans rent their housing, and over 14 percent live in a rental apartment. For more information, contact NMHC at 202/974-2300, e-mail the Council at , or visit NMHC’s web site at

Jim Lapides, 202/974-2360,

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