Researching Community Owners

Understanding Ownership Structure: understanding the corporate structure of your community’s owner is an important part of campaign planning. It is difficult to identify who holds the power to make the changes you want if you do not understand the internal power structure of the company. This handout offers an outline of the ownership structure of private companies, real estate investment trusts, and private equity firms.

We think one of the most important things you can do to push back against a large corporate owner is to connect with homeowners in other communities owned by the same corporation. For help connecting with other communities and working together to address common problems send us an email, info@mhaction.org.