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As the Chief Executive Officer and President of International Housing Solutions (IHS), Guy Rankin strives to provide better housing alternatives to individuals living in underserved communities around the world. A private development firm focused on helping the 1.6 billion individuals worldwide in need of quality housing, IHS works with local organizations and all levels of government to create practical housing solutions that meet each community’s individual needs. As the firm’s CEO, Guy Rankin uses his experience in community development to oversee all of IHS’s design, building, and asset management programs. Mr. Rankin has developed a reputation for possessing a keen analytical insight and the ability to apply private-sector business strategies to public-sector projects. Under his direction, IHS has built thousands of new housing units that provide both a place to live and new jobs for the community.

Committed to sustainable development, Guy Rankin helped develop the nation’s first Platinum LEED senior-housing development. His firm pledges to offer each community the most sustainable housing options available, and its Housing Development Plants will train local workers in eco-friendly construction techniques. A commitment to environmentally responsible practices is just one of the ways Mr. Rankin’s firm strives to improve each community. IHS also works to ensure that the cultural integrity of each community remains preserved, and actively involves locals in the development of construction projects as a way to bring the community closer together. Mr. Rankin also built the first Platinum Affordable Housing Development in the United States for seniors, Cypresswood Estates, which has won over 12 local, state, and mational awards.

Considered an international leader in affordable housing developments and an innovative builder of sustainable housing, Guy Rankin earned worldwide recognition for his work in leading a team that housed more than 65,000 people in 18 days through his emergency response to Hurricane Katrina and ultimately housed more than 250,000 people. Mr. Rankin created America's Housing Choice Center, which facilitated the placement of thousands of people in housing in a short period of time. Mr. Rankin has housed people in over 41 states throughout the United States and is currently working on developing housing options for 62 nations throughout the world.