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Meet the Man Who Started the First-Ever Property Management Franchise

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This story appears in the May 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When Kirk McGary first got into property management in 1983, he had no grand ideas of building a national brand. He was a college student looking to escape his pizza-delivery job yet still pay the bills. So when some friends invited him to join their property management business, he jumped in. McGary went on to start his own company, Real Property Management, in 1986.

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It wasn’t until years later that he saw the business’s true potential. “I looked around the country and said, you know, nobody’s really doing this on a national level,” McGary recalls. 

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