RKW Residential

Finalist: Property Management Firm of the Year

Contact: Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

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Marcie Williams

Marcie Williams

Location: Charlotte, NC
CEO/Principal: Marcie Williams
Company Website: rkwresidential.com

About RKW Residential

RKW Residential is no longer simply an emerging player in the multifamily management industry — it has now arrived on the national stage as an industry leader, influencer and innovator.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., RKW has more than 35,000 units under management and consulting across eight states. RKW just made its entrance on National Multifamily Housing Council’s annual Top Property Managers ranking of the 50 largest multifamily management firms for the first time in its relatively brief history – a ranking based on portfolio size at the end of 2022.

Under the leadership of CEO Marcie Williams, RKW is one of the multifamily industry’s most compelling recent success stories. RKW has rapidly grown from a newly formed management company with less than 2,500 under management to a power player with a vast portfolio of top-tier assets throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic in just eight years.

In February 2022, RKW entered an exciting new chapter following the firm’s strategic acquisition by Alfred, the nation’s largest residential technology company. The move put RKW in position to scale nationally. RKW has successfully rolled out Alfred’s technology platform to the majority of the firm’s management portfolio in just one year.

RKW was an early adopter in the build-to-rent (BTR) space, first consulting on a BTR project in Boca Raton, Florida in 2018 – long before it became an industry buzzword. It earned several new management and consulting assignments from D.R. Horton – America’s largest homebuilder – in 2022 and expanded its portfolio to more than 5,000 BTR units managed or consulted on by the firm.

RKW impressively – and aggressively - expands while its leadership always prioritizes the firm’s People First Philosophy, prioritizing client relationships, employee satisfaction and top-tier customer service for its residents.