Andy Meador is vice president and director of capital projects with McDowell Properties, a real estate investment firm based in Plano, Texas. McDowell Properties acquires and repositions multifamily investments across the country. Meador started his multifamily career in the mid-1980s as a groundskeeper and worked his way to numerous maintenance positions including maintenance director and trainer. He has spent 32 years studying the habits of maintenance teams and knows the challenges they face every day. He is a faculty member of the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI). He is a past president of the Triangle Apartment Association and served on the Apartment Association of North Carolina board of directors.