Property Management Inc. (PMI), an international property management franchise company, has found that the Veteran community has been a great resource for new office owners. One of those successful Veteran franchisees is Mike Hansen, PMI of Central Kentucky.
After opening his doors March 1, 2013, Hansen was able to add nearly 100 doors including residential, commercial and multi-family properties to his portfolio, organize branch offices in the remote areas around Lexington, KY, and assemble a staff of property managers.
“We have found that our Veteran franchisees have a great work ethic, are well disciplined and are goal oriented. They know how to implement systems and monitor success,” said Steve Hart, PMI President. “Mike is one of our superstar franchisees and a true leader.”
Hansen is an U.S. Army Veteran who retired as staff sergeant (SSG) in February 2013, after an honorable discharge due to injuries received during a combat deployment rendered in Afghanistan. These injuries left him ineligible to continue serving.
“When I began researching opportunities post-military, I decided I wanted to do something in the Real Estate industry. I was not, however, interested in just buying/selling real estate due to the economic factors,” said Hansen. “I quickly realized that I could perform professional real estate management and buy and sell if I owned my own company. After speaking with several franchisors, I decided on PMI because of their expertise in the commercial market, which is where my interest lies.”
“After starting my initial operations, I quickly realized the potential after becoming more familiar with what my competitors were not able to do in the property management industry. Being a part of the PMI family has allowed me to offer my clients and tenants services that just aren’t offered by most other companies, which makes it very easy to sell our services,” he explains.
“The great thing about PMI is that they do not tell me how to run my business, but they do provide me the support and systems that I need to ensure my success. Purchasing a PMI franchise is the best professional decision that I have ever made and for the first time in many years, the thought of where I will be in the future is very exciting to me!”
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