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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.


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.



Lucas Krause

Lukas Krause, President

Lukas rose through the ranks to become President. He started as VP Operations, was promoted to COO, and in 2016 became CEO of the company. He has a proven track record of streamlining processes, implementing new technologies, building relationships and driving profitability. As Senior Director of Global Expansion for Quiznos, Lukas played a major role developing the international infrastructure and growing the brand to over 5,000 locations in four continents. Lukas was named among HousingWire Magazine’s 2015 Rising Stars, which acknowledges the top 40 industry professionals under age 40 who have driven their organization and the entire real estate industry


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.

Jennifer Potter

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 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.


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 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.


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


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


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


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