Joe Ekis


Joe is a co-owner of Premier Companies, a full-service property management and brokerage company.  Upon graduation, Joe began his career in real estate as a full-time property manager of 300+ apartments. With no property management experience, Joe learned the business and implemented numerous changes that improved overall operating efficiencies.  After three years on the job, Joe realized his education and construction background were a perfect fit and real estate became his chosen career.

In 1996, Joe began working for Professional Property Management as the manager of Sun Prairie Apartments. Sun Prairie is the largest apartment complex in Iowa with over 1100 units. This $60,000,000 complex consists of 50/50 mix of conventional and LIHTC apartments. While overseeing a staff of over 40 employees, Joe was responsible for all operations on the property. Over time, responsibilities evolved into one of overall operations for the property management company which consisted approximately 2500 units.

Joe began investing in real estate personally in 1999 as his employer felt it would make him a better employee.  By 2003, this hobby became his full-time career with ownership of approximately 200 units.  During his investing career, Joe has repeatedly invested at the right price, improved operations and sold or refinanced to begin the process again.

Married to wife Nicole, with two children: Carson and Emerson.