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Every successful business is a partnership.

At the Conlin Companies, our business is to partner with our clients in all aspects of real estate investments. We have the experience to insure their success.

The team at the Conlin Companies manages over 8000 units in the Greater Des Moines area, along with 250,000 square feet of commercial, retail and industrial space. Our development division typically has $25 million of product under construction annually, and Conlin Brokers, has over 35 years of local experience buying and selling in today's market.

Our philosophy at the Conlin Companies is to maximize your real estate investment over the long term. Over the last 35 years, our company has grown to handle all aspects of real estate management and development. Our company is locally owned and managed by James and Roxanne Conlin, long-time Des Moines area residents.

Give us an opportunity to show you how our knowledge, experience, and integrity translate into your profitability. We make it our business to take care of yours.

Company Profile

Conlin Properties, Inc. was established in May of 1986 by James and Roxanne Conlin as a fee based property management company to serve the needs of single family condominiums, mobile home courts, commercial office space, and multifamily dwellings owners and users. This company was originated in 1977 as Mid-Iowa Management, and was sold to First Group on 1984 and became First Realty Property Management. It was re-established by Mr. Conlin in 1986 as Regency Management and Investment, and assumed its current name in 2000 as a part of the Conlin Companies.

The company is headquartered in Des Moines and manages properties throughout the Central Iowa area. The firm has approximately 75 employees throughout its various divisions.

Conlin Companies include several divisions:

Conlin Properties offers a wide range of services including property management, homeowners association management, real estate development, consulting, leasing, brokerage, and asset management.

James C. Conlin serves as founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Conlin Companies. Mr. Conlin has over 35 years experience in real estate in the Greater Des Moines area, and a personal real estate portfolio in excess of 1000 units. His team members include many years of expertise in the real estate arena.

Management Style

Conlin Properties, Inc., is a fee based asset management company. It centers its goals on appreciation and maximum income production of its properties. It also assists owners in the acquisition and/or sale of these properties making sure that each property is maintained at its maximum market potential. It also assists owners/franchisees to obtain additional development sites, and completes comprehensive studies of the sites and surrounding market areas. The company has completed site submission packages for national franchise corporations.

The management company employs a decentralized style of management and relies on strong training of its on-site staff members. All on-site personnel are trained in procedures upon hiring, which are updated and emphasized in monthly company meetings, and are supported at the site with a company procedure manual, which was developed in-house.

Additional Services

In addition, the company provides various other services including a full-time maintenance staff, consulting, retail management, and homeowner association management. In addition, the company is very active in site development and management of properties constructed under Section 42 of the IRS Code. The company presently manages over 1400 units under this program.


Team Members Profiles

  • James C. Conlin   (Company Founder and Chief Executive Officer)