Founder of United Properties of West Michigan LLC, Certified Residential Management Professional (RMP®) Owner/Broker of United Properties of West Michigan a Residential Property Management Company, Licensed Real Estate Broker, CE Instructor for Realtors, Licensed Builder, Owner of Pit Bull Collections a Licensed Collection Agency for Landlords, RPOA Board Member serving as treasurer, and member of the Programs & Education Committee. Russ has 40+ years of experience as a Landlord, including buy and hold and flipping Single Family Homes. He has been involved in dozens of major rehabs making them functional for today’s markets including student housing.
He founded United Properties in 2005, which specializes in residential property management and remodeling services for national and international clients. He was the first person to receive the RMP® designation from the National Association of Rental Property Management (NARPM®) in western Michigan and one of only three in the entire state of Michigan. Russ’s past experience includes, wholesale distribution, retail, commercial development, financial business consulting and business merger and acquisitions. Russ is a member of several associations including NARPM®, RPOA, GRAR, MAR, NAR, NREIA. He attends national conventions with various associations each year to keep up on the latest technology, business strategies and laws relating to residential property management.
Russ has been happily married for over 35 years, has 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Tim, his second son is now running the day to day operations of United Properties and the family business is currently being transitioned to Tim.