FREEHOLD, N.J., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) is proud to announce today that Brett Taft, Vice President of Acquisitions and Integration, has been promoted to be Vice President and a corporate officer of UMH Properties, Inc. Samuel A. Landy, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, " Brett Taft has been a major driving force in UMH's growth in size and growth in income. He is fully familiar with UMH's business plan, our people and all of our properties. He has demonstrated an ability to put things in perspective, work with people, and achieve our goals." UMH Properties, Inc., which was organized in 1968, is a public equity REIT that owns and operates one hundred one manufactured home communities containing approximately 18,100 developed homesites. These communities are located in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Indiana and Michigan. In addition, the Company owns a portfolio of REIT securities. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/umh-properties-inc-announces-promotion-300381543.html SOURCE UMH Properties, Inc.