The WAA is Southeastern North Carolina's Best resource for the multi-family industry. We provide Training, networking opportunities, and other resources to the Apartment Communities and vendors. We strive to offer the best support we possibly can to allow the industry in the area to grow and flourish. The WAA is completely volunteer based and serves the Wilmington, Jacksonville, and southeastern North Carolina.
In 1986, Larry Cranford, originated this successful organization known today as The Wilmington Apartment Association. He was born on July 22, 1949, in Fulton County, GA.
Larry graduated from O'Keefe High School in Atlanta. He graduated in 1970 from West Georgia College with a degree in Psychology where he was a member of Kappa Phi fraternity. His first job after college was with the Boy Scouts of America, with which he remained active throughout his life. Larry was a proud veteran of the US Army.
He started a career in Property Management in 1973 where he had a lifelong career. Locally, he worked for Harbor Associates since 1987. He was a licensed commercial real estate broker and certified property manager. He was a co-founder of Wilmington Apartment Association and served two terms as President. He also served as President for the Apartment Association of NC for two years. He taught designation classes for the National Apartment Association. He was a trusted mentor to many during his life long career.
This trade association was created with the aim of forwarding these legitimate interests.
To promote the general welfare of the rental housing industry by maintaining professional standards and sound business practices among its members for the best interest of the industry & those served.
Our Association Hosts:
Dinner Meetings & Socials