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ELEVATING PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT STANDARDS

OUR ORGANIZATION

Kirk McGary began working in property management over 30 years ago, and he and co-founder Doug Oler, started the first-ever property management franchise in 2005. Since then, hundreds of other entrepreneurs have joined the Real Property Management organization. Along the way, we have refined systems and processes, added new technologies, built best in class training systems, and created first class marketing tools and continue to lead the industry.

OUR FRANCHISEES

We truly value our franchise owners, and collectively continue to refine property management and grow the Real Property Management organization.

Power of a National Brand

Franchise Owner Backgrounds

Leadership and Support Team

When you buy a Real Property Management franchise, know that you are supported by a leadership team who has years of experience in their fields, invaluable to your success. In addition to the executives listed below, there is a team of experts in property management, business coaching, marketing, training, and accounting ready to support you.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Jeff Pepperney, President

Jeff was named president of Real Property Management, the largest single-family property management organization in North America, in September 2019. Jeff is a Certified Franchise Executive through the International Franchise Association with more than 20 years in executive leadership roles in franchise and consumer services.

Jeff’s career in franchising began as Director of Operations with Sears Garage Solution, where he quickly promoted to Vice President of Operations and then President of Sears Home & Business Franchises where he led five franchise brands supporting franchisees in growing their businesses and achieving success.

Jeff is an engaging leader who possesses a winning blend of team leadership, strategic talent, and practical experience. He is skilled in managing large, complex enterprise operations to produce exemplary results, via hands-on involvement and a commitment to success.

Jeff leverages a unique mix of strategic, operations and analytical expertise, consistently exceeding revenue and performance goals by aligning staff talents and effort with organizational objectives. He is an influential leader who creates immediate impact, produces results and fuels profits.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College.  Jeff and his wife Kirsten grew up in Northeast Ohio and have two sons, Luke and Mark.  Luke attends The Ohio State University and Mark is in high school.

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John Gohde, Chief Operating Officer

With more than 30 years of experience in franchising, John is responsible for franchise development and operations. He most recently served as Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations at BrightStar Care. Prior to that, he held executive level positions at Cosi Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation, KnowledgePoints, Inc. and Wendy’s. John attended Michigan State University majoring in Business and received his Executive Management Certification in Management from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Kent Frogley, Vice President of Marketing

Kent Frogley joined Property Management Business Solutions in 2018. He has previous brand experience with companies such as M&M/Mars, General Mills, Proctor & Gamble and Franklin Covey. Kent also has global marketing experience in consumer package good, professional services as well as higher education. He attended Northwestern University where he received his MS in Integrated Marketing Communications.

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Tim Sedgwick, Director of National Accounts

Tim joined Property Management Business Solutions in 2012.  He has managed Strategic Alliances, conference planning, and various operations roles during his tenure.  As Director of  National Accounts, he heads up our relationships with all national partners and seeks new relationships to further solidify the Real Property Management system as the industry’s best property management organization

Phil Romney

Phil Romney, Chief Financial Officer

Phil Romney has over 35 years of accounting/finance experience in a variety of industries. Phil began his career in the Seattle office of KPMG and has since held senior leadership positions in companies in the utilities, biotech, insurance and on-line retail industries, and working most recently for Amazon.com. He is a CPA and has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting.

Valerie Mikita

Valerie Mikita, Director of Franchise Development

Valerie has 12 years of sales experience and manages our franchise development team. Prior to joining Real Property Management, Valerie spent 4 years with Enterprise Rent-A-Car working through their management trainee program into fleet management, and then spent 4 years with Northwestern Mutual selling insurance and investment opportunities. Valerie received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.

THE RECOGNIZED LEADER

Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Real Property Management #1 in Property Management, and Forbes recognized Real Property Management as a Top 10 Franchise, $0-$150,000 investment. In addition, we have been ranked in the Franchise 500 for seven consecutive years, and the Inc 500 for four consecutive years. We have also earned awards for franchise worthiness for veterans and for franchisee satisfaction.

In addition to awards, reputable media sources frequently seek our expert opinion for features related to housing, the real estate market, and property management.

Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® recognized Real Property Management for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and brand power.
Real Property Management was also acknowledged by Franchise Business Review as a 2017 Top 200 franchise opportunity, based on franchisee satisfaction and performance.

Read about awards and recognition in our Newsroom

OUR VISION, PURPOSE, AND VALUES

Our vision, purpose and values define who we are collectively as a franchise system. We believe they truly reflect who we are, because we not only live by them when it is advantageous to do so, but more importantly, when it is not.

OUR VISION

Become the most recognized, respected and successful property management organization in America.

OUR PURPOSE

We strive to improve lives and our communities by continuously elevating property management standards.

OUR CORE VALUES

Relentlessly innovative
Unwavering Integrity
Unquestioning reliability
Fervent belief in entrepreneurial success
Sense of family

ARE YOU THE RIGHT FIT FOR A REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FRANCHISE?

Carlos“Franchise Support is absolutely the #1 benefit. You can’t beat that. Having 30 years of experience supporting you from day one is invaluable.”

– Carlos de Varona, Franchise Owner, FL