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, H2 Realty, J2H Capital, 2HB Investments, 208.media, and Boise Postal Plus. 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.
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Molly tripp, CPA
Molly was born and raised in Idaho. She grew up in Southern Idaho and graduated with a degree in Accounting from Idaho State University. After graduating she eventually moved to Boise and started working towards her CPA license. She became a CPA in September 2000.
As a wife and mother of three, Molly is very family-focused and spends most of her time with her family and extended family that live in the Boise area. Because of her love of quilting and embroidery, she and her mother, Anna Leonard, were the Featured Quilters in 2010 at the Boise Basin Quilters Quilt Show. Molly enjoys teaching others how to embroider, crochet, and applique and has given many classes in the Treasure Valley.
Over the years Molly has worked as a public accountant conducting audits and preparing tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts. She was also the controller of a local lumber company for over six years. She has served on the board of several local non-profit organizations and volunteers for many events.
Molly has been a catalyst in helping 208.properties build strong financial guidance and support for our investors. Her experience over the years of public accounting provides a unique knowledge as to what is required for property owners and real estate investors to report their rental income, job costs and schedules on their taxes.
MARKETING SPECIALIST | CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Originally from Vancouver, WA (suburb of Portland, OR). Mareesa moved to Boise, ID to attend Boise State University. At Boise State University, she received a BBA in Business Management and Marketing. Her attention to detail and passion in marketing was instilled from a young age.
Think about the last campaign, catchy slogan, or print/digital ad that was in front of you. Behind every piece of marketing material is a message, cultivated and created to spark an idea within. Mareesa's mission is to do just that - inspire, educate, and advocate for the consumer.
Nathan is originally from Vancouver, Washington and is a recent graduate of Boise State University where he received a BA in Finance. After just a few short years living in Boise, Nathan has made it his permanent home and hasn’t looked back since. Boise offers everything Nathan sought in aspects of community, quality of life, and environment.
Nathan personal drive and passion to best serve his clients and their interests is how he found himself with 208.properties. He is knowledgeable, determined, and has a fresh outlook on the market and his clientele benefit from his fresh perspective. Nathan’s ability to be a team player and self-starter will help ensure success in the Real Estate Industry. As a young professional, Nathan started his career in real estate his Sophomore year of college in 2015. On his own time, Nathan has studied digital marketing services thoroughly, which has become a necessity in the real estate industry. He has been able to stay ahead of the game when it comes to marketing plans and caters to the needs of each individual client and property owner he serves.
Over the past 5 years, Nathan has developed a diverse skill set in sales, marketing, adobe suites, and customer service through his start ups and his internship with 208.properties his senior year. Since Nathan’s internship he has become one of our best photographer and video editors whiling continuingly improving all our rentals, real estate listings and digital marketing. Nathan is always looking for ways to make sure all his tenants and investors are happy with their experience with 208.properties.
Everett’s roots reach back to small-town, eastern North Dakota. Growing up, one of his major influences was his grandfather, a Lt. Colonel in the United States Airforce, who lived close by. His grandfather embodied the values of integrity, and honesty—and instilled the importance of these same virtues in Everett. While in school, Everett was a 4-sport athlete. He loved working together with a team, and thrived on the challenge of the game. Ever on the move, Everett wanted to be outside, seeking adventure. From a young age, when Everett wasn't engaged in athletics, he could be found hunting out in the field, or fishing by the river. Some of his other, long-standing hobbies, include playing guitar and photography.
After High School, Everett attended Iowa Western Community College. While there, he was a two-year starter on their baseball team, and appeared in back to back at the JUCO World Series. An early blue-collar background honed a hard work ethic and fueled his desire to expand his professional portfolio, which lead to experience in sales, marketing, event management, and public speaking. A love of the mountains drew Everett to Idaho. After spending time exploring the eastern half of the state, he moved to Boise and earned a degree in Finance from Boise State University.
Everett has always had a passion to think big, and to tackle complex problems. Naturally his studies lead to a fascination of economics and complex markets. This desire to use his skills and interests is what brought him to 208.properties. Everett’s ability to focus on the numbers while finding the best value and strategy for his clients real estate needs has played right into how we are helping our increasing portfolio. Everett combines creative thought and a strategic approach, in order to produce the best experience possible for his clients.
Everett felt at home at once, in the forests and hills around the city, and in the music scene Boise has to offer. If he is not working, you can bet he’s hiking the wilderness of Idaho, enjoying what this great state has to offer.
valley market insider contributor | content writer
Jake Nuttall has lived most of his life in the Treasure Valley. After graduating high school in Caldwell, he worked a variety of jobs in a variety of places, from assisted living in Utah to processing salmon in an Alaskan seafood plant. He now attends Boise State University, where he is studying English with an emphasis in writing, rhetoric, and technical communication. He can be found juggling work, school, and getting his two-year-old daughter to take naps.
Jake started writing for 208.properties during his internship from Boise State University. Jake currently research and writes our weekly content that strives to explore community property management and real estate issues in an informative and engaging manner. Honesty and transparency are values just as vital to writing as they are to property management, and Jake’s partnership with 208.properties brings the Treasure Valley community useful information in a rapidly changing market.