Dave Kunkel, President
Dave Kunkel and Terry Lammers purchased Cecil Management Group, Inc. (CMG) in October of 2015 from Dorcas Cecil. CMG is one of the largest residential property management companies in the St. Louis Metro East area and currently manages approximately 900 residential properties and 60 homeowners associations encompassing around 4,500 households, with an office staff of 13 and a crew of 5 maintenance technicians.
Growth has predominately came from referrals of CMG’s client base over the last 35+ years. The growth and development of CMG’s professional staff has evolved in a similar manner. CMG has attracted high-quality, committed professionals and has invested in their training, development and growth. As a result of those efforts CMG is the recognized leader in the metro east whose success is the result of our Clients. A rebranding and marketing campaign has been launched featuring a new logo for the Company. CMG plans to continue to grow the Company and expand on past successes.
Dave Kunkel founded Kunkel Commercial Group in 2007 and has been working in all aspects of commercial real estate for more than 25 years. Since he began in the industry, he has enjoyed working closely with his clients, helping them make informed decisions that best meet their commercial real estate requirements. Dave always remains focused on the needs of his clients in the areas of leasing, tenant representation, development and property management. Dave learned the ropes of the real estate business by working at Trammell Crow Company in the ever-changing St. Louis market. There, he was responsible for maintaining in excess of six million square feet of office, medical, retail and industrial space. Before focusing his efforts in the Metro-East, he worked for Scott Properties where he leased and managed more than a million square feet of medical, office, retail and industrial space. As a Metro-East native, Dave was pleased to return to the area and open his own company where his customer-centered approach is focused on sales, leasing and property management services.
In July 2014, Dave and partner Terry Lammers opened Innovative Business Advisors which assists client with Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Valuations and Intermediary Services. More information can be found at www.InnovativeBBG.com. Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree from SIU-Carbondale. He resides in Shiloh with his wife Gail (who also works at KCG) and his son Travis. When not working he is an avid RVer.
Terry Lammers, CFO
Terry is a graduate of Webster University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He was the President and Owner of Tri-County Petroleum, Inc. for over 20 years. TCPI was a wholesale fuel and lubricants supplier servicing Southern, IL and the St. Louis Metro area. After successfully selling his company in 2010, Terry spent three and a half years with Regions Bank as a Vice President of Commercial Banking. Terry is a licensed Broker with Kunkel Commercial Group, Inc. In July of 2014 Terry teamed up with Dave Kunkel and started Innovative Business Brokerage Group, Inc. Innovative is the only full service business brokerage group in the Metro east area. You can visit their web site at www.InnovativeBBG.com.
Terry is a lifelong resident of the Highland, IL area where he currently lives with his wife and three children. Terry is an avid outdoors person and has enjoyed several North American large game hunts. Local involvement in community organizations include, President Highland-Pierron Fire District, 20 yr volunteer fireman for the Highland-Pierron Fire Dept., Past President of the Pierron Improvement Club, Past President of the Highland Rotary Club, Member St. Joseph Hospital Friends Board, Board member Highland Area Community Foundation, Mentor Highland Entrepreneurship Program.
Matt Cecil, Vice President
Matt has worked for CMG off & on since birth! He attended Bradley University then moved to Chicago to pursue a management career with Draper & Kramer & then The Habitat Company. After a 10 year stint in the big city, Matt returned to CMG in 2009 as Vice President to help Dorcas Cecil transition into retirement. Matt is a part owner in the firm, the Managing Broker and also in charge of business development. Matt’s entire career has been focused on property management & enhancing the field through customer based professionalism. He currently lives in St. Louis & enjoys being a member of a local Rotary Club.
Dana Korte, Sr. Property Manager/COO
Dana has been with CMG since 2002. She is part owner in the firm, the Chief Operations Officer and has been Property Manager since 2012. Dana has 20+ years of customer service experience. Taking on major roles in every department of CMG, the experience has given her the expertise to effectively manage our large portfolio. Her priorities are to continue streamlining the goals of the company and increase employee knowledge in order to maintain quality customer service. When Dana is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.
Renee Wittenauer, Property Manager/Broker
Renee joined CMG with 12 years of experience in Property Management. She has her Brokers License is part owner in the firm. Her passion is Real Estate with emphasis on Residential Property Management. Renee understands the importance of excellent customer service and she loves open and honest communication with owners and tenants. Her enthusiasm towards always improving policies and applications helps ensure that she is able to deliver a professional and successful property management experience. When not working, Renee enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Trish Fouts, HOA Manager
Trish joined CMG in 2013 & has transformed the HOA Department into an efficient & paperless customer service oriented operation. Trish is a licensed Broker previously with REMAX and Coldwell Banker Brown having practiced real estate since 1999. She is excited to announce she will be a first time grandmother in November, 2016. Trish resides in Swansea with her husband Larry.
Christina Mason, Accounting Supervisor
Christina joined our team in October 2015 and comes to us with over 10 years of management experience. She received her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Kaplan University. Some of her duties include preparing owner and HOA financial statements as well as monthly owner disbursements. She played a huge role in our go green initiative and helping the owners become familiar with our online portal system. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Diane Andersen, Accounts Payable
Diane has been with CMG since 2012 & splits her time with Judy Dempcy Homes. Diane came to us after 18 years of accounting experience at the Belleville News Democrat. Diane’s extensive background in real estate accounting has helped CMG become more efficient & paperless. When not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Cindy George, Office Manager & Leasing Coordinator
Cindy has been with CMG since 1997!! Often referred to as the ‘office goddess’, Cindy has been with CMG through tremendous growth & expansion. Prior to coming to work for CMG, Cindy worked for 21 years as a residential service representative for Ameritech – now AT&T. Cindy resides in O’Fallon & loves spending time with her daughter and grandkids.
Jennifer Sertich, Leasing Agent
Jennifer has been with CMG since January of 2016. Her experience in the field has reduced our vacancy periods and increased our online presence. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Missouri State University. She received her Real Estate Brokers License in 2015. Jennifer currently resides in Collinsville with her husband, Andrew. They rescued their two dogs Jaxson and Roman from a local shelter.
Stu Kasten, HOA Manager
Stu is our newest HOA staff member, joining CMG in 2014. Prior to CMG Stu was the managing member of Trend Management LLC, developing and managing multi-family properties in the Metro East area since 1977. Stu has been actively involved with the City of O’Fallon’s park system as a park board member, being instrumental in the parks master plan and the Family Sports Park. Stu’s passion is soccer, where he continues to be involved in the administration of youth soccer for the state of Illinois. Stu and his wife live in O’Fallon.
Anita Meise, Maintenance Assistant
Anita has been with Cecil Management Group since 2015, and has worked in the local real estate industry since 1998. Her organization and willingness to step in & resolve complex issues has proven invaluable. Her job experiences in the housing industry and property management has enhanced the performance of our Maintenance Department. Anita is originally from South Dakota and attended South Dakota State University. She resides in Swansea with her husband John and are proud new Grandparents.
Thiala Lawson, Administrative Assistant
Thiala is our newest staff member. Handling the front desk duties and assisting with our Home Owners Association Department. Thiala comes to us with over 15 years of customer service experience. When she is not at work she enjoys concerts, movies, traveling, music, and spending time with her daughter and husband.
Courtney Lintker, Maintenance Supervisor
Courtney joined CMG after graduating college early from Mizzou with her Bachelors degree and started working in the Property Management Industry. Always willing to learn new things, she worked in many aspects of the business and was quickly promoted to full time Maintenance Coordinator. At CMG, she will be our Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for coordinating and dispatching vendors to quickly resolve maintenance issues for tenants and homeowners. Courtney’s knowledge and expertise to communicate well and go the extra mile to excel at customer service make her a great asset to CMG, as well as our owners and tenants. When not at work, Courtney likes wood working and helps on her family dairy and grain farm.