Tammy Burtness oversees both the financial and physical operations of approximately 5,500 apartment homes and 550,000 sq. feet of commercial space located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Oklahoma. Ms. Burtness has over 25 years of experience in the affordable housing industry and is proud to say she gained all of her experience by working at MetroPlains Management. Ms. Burtness is also an owner of MetroPlains Building Services, LLC, a construction company located in North Dakota specializing in the rehabilitation of apartment communities.
Ms. Burtness is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) as designated by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and holds the STAR and C3P designations by Spectrum as well as the NALP (National Apartment Leasing Professional) designation through the National Apartment Association. Ms. Burtness is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ms. Burtness is the past President of the Lake Region Apartment Association and a past Board Member of the North Dakota Apartment Association. Ms. Burtness is a Board Member of the Rocky Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA). Ms. Burtness has been the past Committee Chair on the Best Practices and Education committee for the National office of Council of Affordable Rural Housing (CARH), as well as a past Board Member of this organization. Currently, Ms. Burtness serves on the Executive Board of the National CARH as the President.