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Kevin Ortner is the president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Renters Warehouse, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing residential property management company. The son of a police officer who also dabbled in construction, Kevin learned about real estate from the ground up as a kid, using that knowledge to acquire his first property as a college freshman. Since then, he has grown his Rent Estate holdings to build retirement savings and fund educational investments for his family.



In 2015, Kevin was honored with both an American and International Stevie® Business Award for his achievements as Executive of the Year. Since he has taken the helm at Renters Warehouse, the company has secured elite Honor Roll status on the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America and earned a coveted spot on the list for seven consecutive years. Renters Warehouse now manages more than $3 billion in residential real estate, servicing over 18,000 properties and 13,000 investors in over 35 markets across more than 20 states.



Kevin lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Tiffany, and their daughters, Macayla and Ainsley. His “why” in life is to help everyday Americans like him regain the lost American Dream of retirement security, and this book is part of that mission.

Renters Warehouse is one of the fastest growing and highest reviewed residential property management companies in America. Backed by growth equity investor and majority stakeholder Northern Pacific Group, and under the leadership of President and CEO Kevin Ortner, Renters Warehouse now manages more than $3 billion in residential real estate, servicing 13,000+ investors across 18,000+ residential homes over 35 markets and 24  states. NPG Managing Partner Scott Honour, who in 1999 was a founder of YapStone, a leading online rental property payment service provider, serves as Chairman.  


Renters Warehouse expertly serves everyday single-property homeowners as well as real estate investors. In 2015, the company officially trademarked the term Rent Estate™ to redefine the entire SFR (Single Family Rental) industry as more traditional real estate gives way to this new lucrative asset. Through their dedicated Portfolio Services Division led by Chief Investment Officer Anthony Cazazian, the company also brings professional, scalable and efficient single property management solutions to investment portfolios with both centralized services and local market expertise and staff. Not only has Renters Warehouse received the prestigious honor of being included on the Inc. 500 | 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in America seven consecutive years in a row, it was also named one of the “Best Places to Work” in Minnesota (where they are headquartered) by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The company was also honored as a best place to work in Arizona (a centralized corporate services center) by the Phoenix Business Journal in 2013 and 2014, and achieved a spot on the prestigious 2016 Top Companies to Work for in AZ list.  Nationwide, Renters Warehouse has been  honored as one of America's "Best Places to Work" in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Outside Magazine. Recognized as pioneers in real estate, business management and innovation, Renters Warehouse has been awarded 22 Business Stevie Awards both internationally and stateside.


In 2017, Renters Warehouse received an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) after meeting the BBB’s eight Standards of Trust and earning BBB Accreditation.

In 2016, Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC, a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) offering a wide array of services including operational risk assessments, assigned its MOR RV2 residential-vendor ranking to Renters Warehouse as a residential property manager, indicating that the company demonstrates proficiency in managing key areas of operational risk.

“Rent Estate changed my life. Every day, I feel the financial peace of mind it has brought to me and my family.”

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