Since 1980, Mr. Ellis has been successfully involved in the operation of apartments and other residential rental real estate, handling a portfolio as large as 6,000 apartment units in four major markets. In 1984, Mr. Ellis began directing his efforts primarily to the individual investor/owner. His objective is to provide the same level of expertise and experience to the single family and duplex investor that is often offered only to large multi-family portfolios. Besides managing real estate, Rick is recognized as an industry expert in apartment marketing, property positioning, and the evaluation of rental markets and submarkets throughout the nation. Mr. Ellis is a much sought after speaker, making hundreds of presentations each year on topics from basic real estate management and resident retention to the economics of apartments.
Mr. Ellis received a Bachelor of Science in 1977 and Masters of Art in 1979 from Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas. He holds the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management. He also holds a Texas Real Estate Broker license and is an Eagle Scout.