Mr. Killinger, the co-founder of LLC Property Management, is well qualified as a professional manager of real estate, having owned and managed over 3,000 units since beginning his career in 1986. He also has committed his time to philanthropic ventures for the past 7 years. Between the years of 1991 and 1993 Mr. Killinger worked for Kennedy-Wilson Inc., the largest real estate auction company in the Unites States, and one of the larger commercial real estate management companies. Prior to entering the Real Estate auction business, Mr. Killinger owned and operated a real estate development company, specializing tin the acquisition and rehabilitation of high-end homes in the Los Feliz and La Canada neighborhoods of Los Angeles. During this time, Mr. Killinger acquired and disposed 16 high-end assets.
This experience proved highly valuable when in 1993 Mr. Killinger was instrumental in starting The Sands Group, the real estate auction division of Fred Sands Realtors, and in 1995 when Mr. Killinger, along with George Pino started their own investment and property management company: O.P.M. Investments (Off-Site Property Management). Mr. Killinger and Mr. Pino made their first multi-family acquisition in 1995, a small six unit building in a low-income neighborhood of Korea town in Los Angeles. Since then they have acquired over 20 buildings, rehabbing and selling most of them.
In 2002 Mr. Killinger founded Learning Links Centers, a new type of Socially Responsible Real Estate Investment company, geared toward investing in low to moderate income neighborhoods of larger metropolitan areas of the United States. Their first acquisition was a 29 unit apartment building located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Baldwin Village, an area known for its high density and high crime rate. To date, Learning Links Centers has acquired 7 buildings, for a total of almost 500 units.
In 2006, Mr. Killinger and Mr. Pino started CBI Commercial, a commercial real estate brokerage company with the goal of keeping their Client’s Best Interest in mind. As an additional service to their clients, they began taking on property management for a fee shortly thereafter, bringing with them their experience from managing their own portfolios. By utilizing their experience as developers, and taking the approach of property management from an owner’s perspective, Mr. Killinger has been able to successfully manage and turn-around non-performing assets for many of their clients. Mr. Killinger also served as the CFO of United Universe; an environmental Non-Profit agency. Mr. Killinger attended the University of Nebraska.