Welcome to Royse & Brinkmeyer. You will find that our website is highly interactive for both residents and prospective residents. In fact, you can learn nearly everything about our company by clicking through our site including what our employees do for fun, how to light a pilot light, and news, sports, and weather within the Resident Center. However, our website is not our company; rather, our company is the people behind the operations. Many other companies have nice apartments and plenty of resources with which to maintain them. But what keeps people coming back to Royse & Brinkmeyer? Why do we foster the best reputation in town? Why would anyone new in town choose us over our competition when they`ve never heard of either?
"Our People" get it right.
Your apartment is much more to you than four walls, it is your
home. Similarly, working at Royse & Brinkmeyer is much
more to us than a job, it is our lifestyle. We take
pride in our people. This is probably why they stay loyal to
our company and to you, as evidenced by the long tenure of much of
our staff. The Royse Family look after our people, much like
your Community Manager looks after you and your neighbors. If
your previous landlord allows your neighbors to blare music
disrespectfully, throw their trash near (rather than in) the
dumpsters, and is generally apathetic towards their residents, then
we think you`ll enjoy the consideration that Royse & Brinkmeyer
extends to it`s residents. If you personally engage in the
above activities, then you may be happier living elsewhere (and so
will we). We`d like to invite you to become one of "Our
People".... after all, Your Friends are Already
Chief Executive Officer
Bob is a University of Illinois graduate and started his career in banking. He helped launch Royse & Brinkmeyer Apartments in 1996 alongside the owners. He has helped to make this organization what it is today by creating a portfolio of quality apartments with satisfied residents and a team of goal-oriented individuals to ensure that things stay that way. Bob's favorite part of the job is seeing how all of the planning and work Royse & Brinkmeyer does to get things right turns into satisfied residents. Bob is a pilot, golf enthusiast, swimmer, and fan of blues music.
Chief Operating Officer
Collin started his career at Royse & Brinkmeyer as a part-time painter on May 29, 2001 and was originally valued mostly for his height because he could reach near the ceilings without a step ladder. He then worked part-time as a Leasing Agent while attending the University of Illinois and accepted a position as Community Manager and web editor in spring of 2005. While managing at Royse & Brinkmeyer, he received his MBA from the University of Illinois in May 2009 and in 2010, he took over day-to-day operations for the company as Chief Operating Officer. His favorite part of his job is when everything balances perfectly: the happiness of the owners, the tenants, and his staff. When not at work, Collin loves to play tennis, go scuba diving, and climb mountains in Colorado.
Stephanie started at Royse & Brinkmeyer in January of 2012. She is the “mother” of the Leasing Office, decision maker, and the engine that keeps the office running. Stephanie provides the tools that the staff needs in order to lease and help the residents. Her work background consists of many different aspects that culminates in the positions she now holds as Office Manager. She has worked in event planning, sales, and customer service as well as a secretary and manager. The biggest driving force of her work is her staff and getting to know the customers and residents. In her time off, Stephanie likes going to the gym, cooking, reading, traveling, crafting, and making cookies with her large collection of cookie cutters.
Lauren began her time at Royse & Brinkmeyer at the beginning of July 2016 after graduating college with a degree in mass communications. If you contact the Leasing Office, Lauren will be the voice on the other end of the phone and probably the first face when you walk in the door. She loves interacting with both the current and future tenants that come into the office to ask questions, apply, or just simply to pay rent. In her free time, Lauren loves spending time with family and friends, crafting, singing, writing, and photography. All credit for these bios belongs to her!
Senior Leasing Agent & Custom Programs Officer
Kaitie joined the Leasing Office at Royse & Brinkmeyer in April 2009. She used to work as a server and also as a barista before deciding to enter the world of leasing. Kaitie loves the fact that she gets to interact with new people everyday. Besides the duties of a Leasing Agent, Kaitie is also in charge of training new staff, resident emails and events, and really being the skilled right-hand of Stephanie, the Office Manager. When not at work, Kaitie loves to spend time with her family, both immediate and, of course, her fur family. She also loves photography (and actually, all of the photos on this page are credited to her).
One of Royse & Brinkmeyer's outstanding Community Managers, Kara joined the company in February 2010. Kara's job as Community Manager is really about getting to know the residents on each of her properties. She spends much time on the individual properties making sure everything looks nice and rules are being adhered to. Kara has been working in property management since 1998, after getting her degree in hotel management. She enjoys working for Royse & Brinkmeyer because each day brings something new: from different people to different situations. In her time off, Kara loves to travel, tasting new food and seeing new sights in tandem. When she is not traveling, she loves spending time with her dog, Deuce, and she is an avid Illinois basketball and NASCAR fan.
The properties that Kara manages are as follows:
Gaby is one of our fantastic Community Managers, focusing on the core and Savoy properties. She began her time at Royse & Brinkmeyer in August of 2016. Her main duties are ensuring tenant relations with the company, and keeping an eye on the properties to be sure that current and future residents are happy with their homes. Gaby has been in the property management and housing sphere since 2010 through working as an inspector for Housing & Urban Development as well as a property manager for other companies. She loves how efficient and friendly the environment of the leasing office is as well as how team-oriented the office is run. Gaby is an avid cook, loves to travel, doing hair and makeup, and she has incorporated fitness and nutrition as a way of life. Most importantly, her passion in life his her son and her many pets.
The properties Gaby manages are as follows:
Craig began his time with Royse & Brinkmeyer in January of 2009. He is in charge of payroll, cash management (bank accounts), and the large financial statements. Craig has been working in the world of accounting with his own business, his church, and other businesses since the '70s. He really enjoys answering financial questions and he likens it to detective work, or the “why” behind the numbers. He loves working for Royse & Brinkmeyer because of the congenial atmosphere. When not at work, Craig enjoys listening to music, watching movies from his extensive DVD collection, and spending time with his family.