Christopher Barrow, co-founder and co-managing partner of Foundation Homes Property Management, has been named president-elect of the Marin-Sonoma branch of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.

His term begins immediately and continues through 2019. He will become president of the organization in 2020 and serve for two years.

“I am honored to have been elected,” said Barrow in the announcement Oct. 2. “It is important our segment of the real estate industry have a public voice and that our industry has a forum to discuss the issues facing tenants and owners alike.”

Foundation Homes manages more than $115 million of high-end residential long-term-tenant single-family homes, primarily in Marin County. It also has conducted an annual study of this segment of the market for the past three years.

“While property in Northern California is rightly viewed as expensive, there is a broad diversity in the marketplace,” he said. “NARPM provides property managers insights, educational opportunities and peer relationships to allow our members to better serve our segment of the real estate industry.”

Chesapeake, Virginia-based National Association of Residential Property Managers currently represents more than 5,200 members comprised of real estate agents, brokers, managers and their employees.

In 2010 Barrow and his wife, Darcy Alkus Barrow, started Kentfield-based Foundation Homes Property Management (, 415-507-9600). It is a property management, real estate investment, sales and relocation firm, serving Northern California.