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Real Property Management Named to Exclusive List of Top Franchises for Veterans

Recently the owner of Real Property Management Lehigh Valley, Riley Ockerman, was featured in an article about Real Property Management being added to a list of Top 100 Veteran Friendly Franchises.  With the unemployment rates of recent Veterans reaching 10%, well above the national average, it is encouraging to see companies that value the contributions Veterans can make to the business world.  You can find the original article here or continue reading below.  

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 15:55

SALT LAKE CITY – Franchise Business Review recently ranked Real Property Management, the nation’s leading property management company, on its annual list of Top 100 Franchises for Veterans, an exclusive list of companies that successfully recruit, incentivize and support military veterans.

“We are honored to be named among some the nation’s top brands in their industry that offer opportunities to America’s veterans,” said Kirk McGary, founder and CEO of Real Property Management. “We have seen a connection between the skillsets learned in the military and those needed to be successful in a franchise system. To be featured on this list is a testament to the culture of our company and dedication of our franchisees.”

Real Property Management is the nation’s leading residential property management company and the only property management franchise with a national footprint. The expansive resource and technology system provides franchisees with top tier processes to offer benefits to tenants and investors they simply cannot find at small management firms.

Managing combined assets worth more than $5 billion in single- and multi-unit properties, the company’s rental management services include marketing the property, finding and screening reliable tenants, completing the lease agreement, collecting rent, maintaining the property and arranging timely repair services on a 24-hour basis. Real Property Management also manages the legal compliance for both state and federal real estate law.

Real Property Management serves as not only a great franchise opportunity for veterans, but also a service for active military personnel looking to keep their investment property while deployed.

“As a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, I appreciate what active military go through, because I have been through it myself. The bottom line was: I saw that fellow marines had a problem, and there was a niche that needed to be filled. Real Property Management does a good job filling it,” said Riley Ockerman, Owner of Real Property Management in Leigh Valley, PA. “It was an easy transition for me because I am able to utilize the skills gained in the military, such as working in an uncertain environment and being my own boss while meeting a need in my community by providing a service to the military.”

Results of the 2013 Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises for Veterans are based on data compiled by the national market research firm focusing on satisfaction and performance of all active franchisees within a franchise system. Franchisees who categorized themselves as “veterans” answered 33 benchmark questions ranking their franchise system in areas of financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, core values, general satisfaction and the franchise community.

The complete list of Top Franchises for Veterans, including company profiles can be found at For franchise information or to find your local Real Property Management office


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