PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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RK acquires properties with the objective of growth in value as a result of aggressive property management, including property improvements, revenue increases and cost-efficient operations. Our competent staff of in-house property management and clerical personnel supervises all maintenance, rehab and gardening efforts. Resident managers coordinate individual property needs under the watchful eye of the property supervisor. Our managers strive to keep properties occupied, residents satisfied and rental rates at the leading edge of the market.




Jim Gillen Director of Property Management

Mr. Gillen has been with RK Properties since 1986 and the Director of Property Management since July 2008. He is responsible for all aspects of managing over 4,000 units and 20 properties within several states (Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and North Carolina). He is also responsible for managing several Regional Supervisors, and over twenty community managers. Prior to joining RK Properties, Mr. Gillen was in the property management field in Oklahoma.

It was there he gained valuable experience supervising contractors, collection activities, bid solicitation, financial reporting and leasing. His track record at RK and previous companies is marked by outstanding occupancy and collection levels, as well as budgetary controls. Mr. Gillen has established credentials in the real estate business including his California Real Estate License.


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Steve Urquhart Regional Supervisor ( Georgia and North Carolina)

Mr. Urquhart joined RK Properties in 2008 as the company’s Community Manager handling the company’s Arizona properties. In July 2012 he was promoted to Regional Supervisor and his present responsibilities include three of our North Carolina properties and three of our Georgia Properties. Mr. Urquhart was previously employed in the airline industry as a gate agent and was promoted to VIP of Concierge of Airports and then to Base Manager for a small airport in northern Arizona. In 2004 he decided to change careers and move into the property management industry. After four years as a leasing agent elsewhere, he was hired by RK Properties.


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Samantha Arnold Regional Supervisor (Arizona and Nevada)

Ms. Arnold has worked in property management since April 2006 when she worked with Ovation Property Management as a leasing consultant and Assistant Manager. After leaving Ovation she has held similar property management positions with Lincoln Property Company, Riverstone, and Laramar Group. In November 2012 she joined RK Properties where she worked at The Willows at Town Center (Las Vegas, NV) as Business Manager and Community Director. In March 2016 she was promoted to Regional Manager for RK Properties’ six Las Vegas properties.


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Angelica Artis Assistant Regional - East Coast

Ms. Angelica Artis comes to RK Properties as the Assistant Regional Manager with over 13 years of experience in overseeing and directing the daily operations of commercial and residential properties.
She’s established her property management presences by starting as a Leasing Professional and gradually progressing to each position. Ms. Artis prides herself in professional development and implements training programs that contribute to the success of the portfolio. Her property management skills focuses on asset management, client relations, budget control, lease administration, vendor contracts, training, marketing, community lease-up and renovation project management.
Angelica serves on many industries related committees including Education, Programs, Government/ Industry Affairs and is a trained trainer for the apartment association. She currently holds professional designations CAM/NALP and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and Finance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


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Kelly White National Marketing & Support

Kelly White started in property management as a leasing professional in 2011. This is where she developed her passion for property management and customer relations.

In 2013 she came to RK Properties and continued her growth with successfully advancing to each of our onsite positions. This experience and commitment has given her an extensive knowledge to what our company stands for and what it takes to support our onsite operations in success. As our National Marketing and Support she leads all efforts in branding, communications, property website development, social presences and advertising. In addition to overseeing all property marketing platforms, Kelly works closely with onsite operations by giving continuous support and training in RENTcafe, leasing developments and Yardi platforms.


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