American Property Owners Alliance Announces Executive Director Appointment

Washington D.C.—The American Property Owners Alliance board has announced Colin Allen’s appointment as the first Executive Director for the organization.

The American Property Owners Alliance (The Alliance) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was launched in 2020 to protect and support property owners.

Colin will lead The Alliance in its mission to advance and promote solutions to property owners’ challenges. Colin will oversee efforts to educate property owners about federal issues and policies and mobilize a powerful collective of advocates to secure property owners’ rights and interests. His vision is to elevate the voices of Americans to safeguard the value of property ownership for families, communities and the country.

Colin Allen: “Voters of every background all across the country believe in our effort to protect and support property ownership. I look forward to helping current and aspiring property owners get involved in the political process and help them advocate for policies that create opportunity, build family wealth and protect their investment.”

Shannon McGahn: “Colin was an invaluable part of NAR for many years, and we are excited about his leadership of the APOA and his new role advocating for property owners and consumers. NAR and APOA align on many of the same goals and Colin understands the important role property ownership plays in building generational wealth for the American middle class. We look forward to continuing to work with the APOA as we advocate for our members, the real estate economy, consumers, and property owners.”

Colin brings more than 17 years of policy and legislative experience to the Alliance, which he will leverage to educate and mobilize property owners across the country. Prior to this appointment, Colin served as the Director of Government Advocacy and Policy Strategy at The National Association of REALTORS®. There he played a central role in the development and advocacy campaigns supporting homeownership and housing policy. His work focused on the legislative process, where he took an active role in the drafting and advocacy stages of legislation to reform insurance for home and commercial property owners, increase the availability of affordable ownership opportunities through Federal Housing Administration, and provide relief to independent contractors and small businesses.

Amber Hord




About the American Property Owners Alliance
The American Property Owners Alliance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to protect and support property owners. The Alliance educates property owners on federal issues, laws and policies; to advocate for owners’ rights and interests; and to mobilize when necessary to secure those rights and interests. The Alliance is primarily funded by NAR but operates independently from the association with its own board of directors and separate bylaws.
About the National Association of REALTORS 
The National Association of Realtors® is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.5 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.