Kevin Ortner is the president and chief executive officer of Renters Warehouse, one of the fastest growing and highest-reviewed residential property management companies in the U.S. Mr. Ortner first joined the company in 2009 as a franchise owner for the Phoenix region. In 2015 Mr. Ortner went on to take the reins of the company leading it to immense growth, fueled by his vision and strategy. Renters Warehouse now manages more than $3 billion in residential real estate, servicing 14,000+investors across 22,000 residential homes in 42 markets and more than 25 states. In 2015, Renters Warehouse officially trademarked the term Rent Estate™ to redefine the entire Single Family Rental (SFR) industry as real estate gives way to this increasingly lucrative asset.
Mr. Ortner’s exemplary leadership led Renters Warehouse to become an eight-time honoree of the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing privately held companies in America. It has also been featured on countless media outlets such as NBC, Good Morning America, CBS, and HGTV. Mr. Ortner himself has been recognized with several awards and honors. He is a two-time honoree of the American Stevie Business Awards and also received the Executive of the Year Award in both 2015 and 2016, and an International Stevie Business Award for his achievements as CEO. Mr. Ortner attributes his success to his passion for helping everyday Americans like himself regain the lost American Dream of retirement security.
Mr. Ortner is active in a number of professional associations and serves as an advisory council board member for the Single Family Rental Association (SFRA) and as a governmental affairs committee member for the National Association of Residential Property Managers. Kevin is also a member of the National Rental Home Council. In 2017, Mr. Ortner published his first book, Rent Estate Revolution, through which he shares the Renters Warehouse philosophy and business expertise around single-family rentals and the power of real estate to drive long-term wealth creation, retirement security, and financial freedom for the everyday person.
Mr. Ortner received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical management technology, aviation, and business management from Arizona State University. The son of a police officer who also dabbled in construction, Mr. Ortner learned about real estate from the ground up, using that knowledge to acquire his first property at only eighteen. Mr. Ortner is a former corporate pilot, who enjoys his spare time by traveling, scuba diving, flying planes, and being with his wife and their two daughters.
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