The founders of 208.properties have the same appreciation and respect for home ownership and renting, even though they came from different backgrounds. Rollin and Kevin started their business partnership with the creation of Hawk-Hansen Properties, which operates and manages all their real estate holdings to include 208.properties. Since then they have expand their real estate services by adding r.Lee Construction, J2H Capital and 2HB Investments. The collaboration of the businesses allows them to provide a turnkey experience for their real estate investors and home owners.
CEO, founding partner
Rollin spent his younger years fixing up homes and selling them with his mother, while moving around the pacific northwest. After graduating high school, Rollin joined the military where he served eight years, all the while having to rent at a different location almost annually.
Rollin eventually transitioned out of the military to begin a career in finance, where he found himself traveling around the United States. During these times Rollin noticed one commonality, no matter where they moved, there was always a property management company to deal with.
Rollin's career in finance began as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. Rollin quickly understood and appreciated the importance of the role real estate could play within his client’s retirement and estate planning needs. Rollin soon became skilled in identifying commercial and residential real estate opportunities to help his clients create items such as increased cash flow, investment diversification, legacy gifting or in some cases, reduce risk. Rollin was later recruited by Wells Fargo were he continued to focus on wealth management strategies with his clients. Eventually Rollin decided to transition out of wealth management to pursue helping his clients with their banking needs, were he brought with him the desire to be as consultative as possible. Rollin held many roles during his tenure with the bank from product development, program management, learning and development, and treasury management consulting. Throughout those experiences, he always put the client first.
During Rollin’s time in the banking and investment industry, he had the chance to work with a variety of property management companies and property owners. During this time period is when Rollin unearthed there was no real passion in the industry and that property management companies viewed the clients as transactional business versus a fiduciary investment relationship.
Over the years, Rollin dealt with unfriendly property management companies and recognized inefficiencies. The passion to provide a service with one objective in mind was evolving. Rollin believes the property management industry is based on the same models and utilize a lot of the same resources but yet, they all say they can do it better than the rest. Rollin acknowledged the only way to be a valuable property manager to an property owner is to be truly fiduciary and simply serve as though 208.properties owned the property themselves. Our clients' interests are prioritized to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship.
President, founding partner
Kevin was born and raised here in the Boise area with family ties that span many generations. As the President/Co-Founder of 208.properties, Kevin knew early on he wanted to be a positive influence in the Boise community, as he's seen the Treasure Valley evolve into one of the best places to live. Kevin is the youngest of two sisters and three brothers, which is why Kevin has always been extra competitive and self-motivated. With all Kevin's siblings active in sports, he developed a hungry appetite for perfection and hard work. Kevin's strong values and ethics comes directly from his family upbringing. His parents believe personal success comes from work ethic, passion, dedication, and the mindset to never give up. These values and focus lead Kevin to be the current President of a local nonprofit in Laurel’s Legacy which helps individuals and families who have been impacted by cancer or other life-threatening diseases to help assist in daily living expenses. Kevin also applied the strong values in his younger years to obtain a baseball scholarship at one of the most dominating collegiate baseball programs in the country in Lewis-Clark State College. During Kevin's time there, he played in three NAIA World Series Tournaments and won the Golden Glove Award in 2014.
After graduating college, Kevin transitioned his work ethic and drive from the baseball field into the business world. Kevin realized early in his career there was an opportunity to provide transparency and better services in an industry that was very transactional. Kevin was asked to manage multiple family owned properties throughout the treasure valley. Kevin's natural strength was in the field doing market analysis, rental trends, and surveying properties to find ways to maximize cash flow on every door rented. He realized real estate is an essential piece to an investor's portfolio. He realized property managers were not consultative.
After a couple years of working with investment properties, Kevin found himself being invested in his customer's financial success. He wanted to increase his knowledge and ability to help clients in more ways than just their properties. That's when New York Life recruited him. Kevin quickly became a top producer with New York Life in the Idaho region. During his tenure, Kevin noticed a common theme, at each event he hosted or individual consultation he had with clients. While he guided his clients through their insurance and retirement needs, most of them had issues with rental properties. His clients loved the idea of owning investment properties but the day-to-day operations of running rental properties became too much work while those that used property managers at the time never spoke highly of their experiences.
Ultimately, Kevin's love and passion in real estate and property management was calling again. Kevin appreciates the importance of having real estate as a part of retirement planning, but understands most property managers are not invested in the client. Kevin collaborated with Rollin to bring 208.properties to the Treasure Valley with the one philosophy and that is honesty first, management second.
Ryan was born and raised in the wine country of California where he was taught from a young age to work hard and never stop learning. While Ryan’s main educational focus was in computer science and graphic design in his college years, he strived to learn trade skills in industries that interested him. As Ryan discovered his curiosity to learn specific skills was not just limited to his degree path, he developed a burning desired to pursue multiple disciplines from construction, marketing, web design, videography to list a few.
As Ryan progressed through schooling, he pursued work in the construction industry where he quickly advanced from just a day laborer to project supervisor in only a few years. While being a union carpenter, Ryan understood the seasonality of the industry he was in and wanted to diversify his occupation during winter seasons. That’s when Ryan reached out to a real estate investor and owner that he had made connections with to maximize the skill set he had gained over the years. This mutual beneficial relationship proved to be a perfect fit for Ryan and his expertise. At this time Ryan was supervising the operations and maintenance of all the properties in the investor’s portfolio. When the private owner decided to move away from the residential side of property ownership, Ryan spearheaded the renovations and sale of all the properties achieving larger profits than expected by the owner.
While looking into where his next adventure would take him, Ryan and his wife Katy decided they needed to make sure their daughter Ellie would have every opportunity she needed to live a fulfilling life. So, Ryan relocated his family to Boise to enjoy the breath-taking scenery, wonderful people and prominent educational system. Ryan was set on continuing his passion in property management in the Treasure Valley. Ryan recognized the growing need for quality management in the area and he wanted his 20 years in property management to be utilized to impact the community he and his family called home. Ryan’s experience and wealth of knowledge in management, construction, marketing, web design, videography was a perfect fit for 208.properties. Ryan’s ability to demonstrate the companies values and carry out our mission to be the most innovative property management consulting firm in the Treasure Valley is why we are so humbled to have him as one of our leaders.