Starla Turnbo, Regional Director and Partner, began her
career in the multi-family housing industry 1985. Starla
assisted in the Charter of SMI Realty Management in 1993
and has held the position of Regional Director since 1995.
She was made partner in 2005.
Starla earned her Realtor® designation and license
from the Texas Real Estate Commission in 1988. She is a
member of the Houston Society of Apartment Property Supervisors
and has been the Committee Chair since 2003. She is a member
of the HAA Better Government Fund, the RCR Committee, Steering
Committee, and Educational Committee. She has served as
a CAPS instructor for the Apartment Association and volunteered
on the Citizen's Advisory Council. Starla chaired the Annual
Recruiting Campaign in 2005, 'Born to Recruit' which earned
her the cover of the Abode Magazine. She maintains close
relationships with key industry vendors and executives.
Starla is also a Feed the Hungry Volunteer and serves on
the Board of Directors for Incarnate Word Academy. She has
served her community as a Sunday-school teacher, College
and Career Instructor and as an overseas Missionary for
the LaPorte Worship Center. She is also involved in numerous
industry-sponsored fund-raising activities.
Starla is a well-respected pioneer and industry leader
in the Texas Market.