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Leadership Team

Property Management Business Solutions, LLC, owner of the Real Property Management brand, was founded by entrepreneur Kirk McGary who was recognized in 2012 by Ernst and Young with the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Doug Oler, co-founder of the Real Property Management franchise organization, brought extensive business and franchising experience. Lukas Krause, CEO, joined in 2012 and was recently named a HousingWire Rising Star.

Lukas Krause, Chief Executive Officer

  • Joined Property Management Business Solutions in 2012
  • Rose through the ranks starting as Vice President, Operations and then Chief Operating Officer in September 2013, and CEO in 2016
  • Proven track record of streamlining processes, implementing new technologies, building relationships and driving profitability
  • Named HousingWire Rising Star in 2015
  • As Senior Director of Global Expansion for Quiznos, played a major role developing the international infrastructure and growing the Quiznos brand to over 5,000 locations on four different continents
  • B.S., Marketing from Indiana University and Executive MBA from the University of Colorado


John Gohde, Chief Operating Officer

  • Joined Property Management Business Solutions in 2016
  • More than 30 years of experience in franchising
  • Responsible for franchise development and operations
  • Previously Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations at BrightStar Care
  • Held executive level positions at Cosi Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation, KnowledgePoints, Inc. and Wendy’s
  • Attended Michigan State University majoring in Business and received his Executive Management Certification in Management from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Bob Pifke, Chief Marketing Officer

  • Joined Property Management Business Solutions in 2013
  • World class marketing expertise
  • As Senior Vice President at Visa USA was instrumental in growing the VISA debit card business from $25 billion to over $500 billion in less than 10 years
  • Previous brand experience with M&M/Mars, Seven-Up, Armour-Dial, AT&T, Shell Oil Company, Compaq Computer, ProSource, FloorTrader and others
  • Past agency experience at Ogilvy, Ogilvy Direct and Frankel (now Arc Worldwide)
  • MBA and B.S. Communications from the University of Illinois, Urbana

Phil Romney, Chief Financial Officer

  • Joined Property Management Business Solutions in 2015
  • Started as Vice President, Accounting and named Chief Financial Officer in 2016
  • Responsible for all corporate accounting and finance functions
  • More than 30 years of accounting and finance experience at publicly traded and private companies in a variety of industries
  • Certified Public Accountant (Utah)
  • B.S. and MAcc, Accounting, Brigham Young University

Rounding out the leadership team are:

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.

Stacy Brown, Operations Manager

Stacy’s experience in the industry spans 25 years and includes single family homes, multi-family communities, large apartment communities, commercial properties and homeowners associations. She is a member of Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and Community Associations Institute (CAI).

Dee Park, Franchise Business Operations

Dee worked with McDonald’s on both the franchisee and franchisor side of the business which spanned over 30 years.  Dee also has experience in large scale projects including activation of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City that included planning, forecasting, staffing and execution of all operational aspects.

Nancy Rose, Human Resources Director

Nancy brings over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing human resources strategies, programs, policies and procedures.  She has expertise in the management of compensation and benefits, talent management, learning and development, and regulatory compliance.

Aaron Bracken, IT Director

Aaron Bracken has over 15 years of experience working with technology in franchising. As IT Director for Chem-Dry and N-Hance, Aaron worked with over 3,000 franchises spanning 30 countries.

David Freeman, Digital Marketing Director

David is a data-driven marketing professional with nearly 20 years of experience in digital marketing and lead generation. As Digital Marketing Director, his team’s focus is on helping develop a local digital footprint for 300+ franchisee locations. He is also responsible for strategic marketing for the Real Property Management national brand and Franchise Sales lead generation activities.

Board of Directors

Kirk McGary, Co-Founder and Chairman

  • Founded Property Management Business Solutions, LLC.
  • Instrumental in driving the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that has made the Real Property Management brand nationally recognized as the leader in residential property management
  • Formerly in finance and accounting with technology companies including Iomega Corporation and Hercules Aerospace, Inc
  • B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University and M.B.A., University of Utah
  • Received Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award

Doug Oler, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman

  • Visionary of the Real Property Management franchise model
  • Instrumental in negotiating national alliances to bring unique savings and business opportunities to franchise owners
  • Former owner/operator of several H&R Block tax offices
  • B.S., Agricultural Economics and B.S. International Relations, Brigham Young University
  • M.S., Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M