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Centrally Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Haley Residential operates more than 40 multi-family properties across the United States. Haley Residential acquires and maintains apartment communities that provide quality living spaces to its residents and value to its investors.


Haley Residential was founded in 1992 as DEI Communities by Jack Haley upon his return to Omaha after decades of distinguished service in the United States Air Force.Under his leadership and personal efforts, the company grew to well over $60 million in multi-family holdings operating more than 2,000 units by 1998.

To do this, he formed a strong leadership team with expertise in the industry’s core disciplines: investment debt and equity, legal and transactional, strategic thinking and best practice multi-family operations. Continuing strategic and technological growth at Haley Residential requires the continuous improvement and entrepreneurial spirit spoken of in our Core Values.

The 2018 name change to Haley Residential serves to honor Jack Haley’s legacy as the organization moves into the next 25 years in business. Today, Haley Residential strives to anticipate industry innovation and work diligently to explore and adopt the best available tools to create both cash flow and property value. Haley Residential currently manages over 11,000 units in more than 40 properties across the United States valued in excess of $750 million.



John "Jack" E. Haley was born in Valley, Nebraska, on March 13, 1936. Here Jack worked with his father for the Union Pacific Railroad until he graduated from Valley High School in 1953. Jack earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before joining the United States Air Force in 1958. Jack retired in 1978 after 20 years of service in the Air Force. In 1992, Jack returned to Omaha, Nebraska, to found Dial Equities, Inc. with Omaha native Don Day. By June of 1998, Dial had multi-family holdings of $65 million.


Jack also founded an affiliated group of real estate operating and investment entities including Haley Associates, LP; the Haley Communities LP Funds, Haley Securities, and Haley Real Estate Group, which collectively own and operate multi-family holdings valued at more than $750 million.


Though Jack passed away on July 2, 2011, his vision continues today as his companies pursue his primary goals: to take care of investors and to manage a $1 billion real estate portfolio.