NAHB Honors Ted Schlossman with Daniel M. Grady Memorial Award
February 5, 2013 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posthumously honored Ted Schlossman with the Daniel M. Grady Memorial Award in recognition for his leadership of NAHB’s Multifamily Council and his dedication to the multifamily industry.
The Dan Grady Award is presented annually to an NAHB member who best embodies the spirit and dedication of its namesake to quality affordable housing and whose advocacy work with the association has made a difference to the housing industry. Schlossman’s daughter accepted the award on his behalf during NAHB’s International Builders’ Show last month in Las Vegas.
“Ted’s continued involvement and unwavering support throughout the years helped elevate the importance of multifamily housing issues within NAHB,” said Granger MacDonald, president of G.G. MacDonald Inc. of Kerrville, Texas, and chairman of NAHB’s Multifamily Council Board of Trustees. “He was a true icon who served this association for more than 50 years. Many of us in the industry not only viewed Ted as a friend, but also a trusted mentor and a source of wisdom and reason.”
Schlossman started his career as a builder in Newport News, Va., where he served as president of the Tidewater Builders Association and the Home Builders Association of Virginia. After relocating to Texas in the early 1980s, he focused on multifamily and mortgage finance. He was very active in the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association and the Texas Association of Builders, and in 2011 was inducted into its Texas Housing Hall of Honor, which celebrates people who have made significant and lasting contributions to the Texas housing industry. Last year, Schlossman received the Herman J. Smith Award from the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association. And in 2004, he received the TAB Lifetime Achievement Award that now bears his name. He was also a past recipient of the Robert J. Corletta Award, which honors exceptional achievements in the creation of affordable and low-income housing.
The award is named in honor of Daniel M. Grady, an NAHB builder who contributed nearly 50 years to the housing industry before his death in 1991. During his long career, Grady founded two companies that developed and managed affordable housing. Additionally, Grady served as a consultant to other developers, non-profit organizations and government agencies on how best to use programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create quality housing for lower-income families. Grady was inducted into NAHB's Housing Hall of Fame in 1992.