Granger MacDonald, a Kerrville, Texas-based builder and developer with 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2017 chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) during the association's International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla. MacDonald is chairman and CEO of the MacDonald Companies, a diverse development, construction, and property management enterprise with nearly 50 neighborhoods completed and managed throughout Texas.
"We look forward to working with incoming Trump administration and Democratic and Republican leaders in the new Congress to promote policies that will boost home ownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans," said MacDonald in a press release. "Specifically, we will seek to reform the regulatory process and ensure any tax reform efforts protect vital housing tax incentives that are needed to keep the economy moving forward. We will also urge Congress to enact comprehensive housing finance reform, with the federal government acting as a backstop in times of crisis, to protect the 30-year mortgage and bring the flow of private capital back into the marketplace."
MacDonald has been active in the NAHB leadership structure at the local, state and national levels throughout his career. A senor life director, he has served on the NAHB Board of Directors for more than 30 years and is a member of the NAHB Executive Board.
He has also served as chairman on several influential NAHB committees and councils, including the Federal Government Affairs Committee, the State and Local Government Affairs Committee, the Housing Credit Group, the Multifamily Council and BUILD-PAC, the political action committee of NAHB.
MacDonald was elected president of the Texas Association of Builders in 2010 and is a member of the Hill Country Builders Association, the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, and the Home Builders Association of San Angelo.
Actively involved in his community, he has had years of experience working with and serving on governmental commissions and boards. He served on the Kerrville/Kerr County Airport Board and the City of Austin Planning Commission. He was also chairman of the City of Austin Environmental Board and president of the Upper Guadalupe River Authority.
He and his wife, Kathy, reside in the Texas Hill Country. His partner in the MacDonald Companies is his son, T. Justin MacDonald, also a long-term member of NAHB.
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