Who Is "We"
Robert M. Locke, RMP, MPM
This new enterprise is the result of the experiences of Robert M. Locke, RMP, MPM and the management company he built in Atlanta, Crown Realty & Management. Robert and his wife, Betty, started Crown in their home in 1980 and currently manage over 1,000 properties.
After 20 years of not chasing tenants after move out, Robert began his learning process in 2000. Although it took a while to figure out the rent recovery process it became a very profitable venture and an important ancillary business to his management company. Rent Recovery, LLC was established to help other landlords succeed in this new enterprise without the scars and costly learning curves he experienced.
Robert graduated from Michigan State University in 1969 with a degree in Business and Marketing. Robert got his real estate license in 1973 and has practiced real estate sales, investing and property management ever since. He and his wife Betty have bought over 150 houses for their own account and have located over 700 houses for their investor clients.
Robert started managing rentals for other investors in 1980 out of his basement as Crown Management Corporation and over 8,000 tenants have rented from Crown since then. Crown currently manages over 1,000 single family rental homes in the Atlanta area. Crown’s clients include private investors, Real Estate Investment Trusts, banks, government agencies, builders, lenders and many other brokers.
Robert is past president and board member of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. He received the Residential Management Professional (RMP) designation in 1998, his Master Property Manager (MPM) designation in 1999, and Crown received the Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC) designation in 2000.
Robert is a frequent speaker at local, national and international real estate conventions. He has been hired by attorneys needing expert witness in magistrates, state and federal courts on real estate disputes and is a trainer in the real estate investing community. Robert is a certified instructor for the National Association of Residential Property Managers and a member of the Georgia Real Estate Educators Association.
Anthony R. Locke
Tony was awarded state recognition while a teenager for his advanced technology skills. He then earned a bachelor’s degree and multiple advanced college degrees in pursuit of his career.
In 2008 he launched a non-profit that mobilizes volunteers into community service through donor designed giving. He has launched over 60 non-profit community groups in the last five years. He hosts more than 50 websites that he designed and now manages.
Tony organized our technology strategy and helps implement the necessary solutions which make running this business easy for our clients.
Tony is a vital part of our team. He is an excellent public speaker, copy editor, project manager and a solutions expert.
Tony’s passion is to help people succeed. He believes that “he with the dirtiest towel wins.” He has a broad range of knowledge within our industry and keeps increasing our effectiveness through his research and resources.
Tony is married with four children and lives within the North Atlanta area.
Denise graduated from the University of South Florida in 1994. She was a school teacher before joining Crown Realty & Management in 2000 as Robert Locke’s assistant. With no prior legal experience, she helped Crown grow their rent recovery department recovering over 1 million dollars in her first 10 years. She frequently attends court on behalf of our rent recovery business and assists our clients around the nation in their rent recovery business. She has handled the rent recovery operations and was instrumental in perfecting the process to recover money including sending letters, negotiating payment programs, preparing documents, filing court actions, preparing for and attending court and collecting money post judgment using interrogatories, garnishment of bank accounts, garnishment of wages, and securing liens on personal property. Denise’s 12 years of experience growing our rent recovery business is the foundation on which she will help you grow yours.