We specialize in rental real estate for income and have 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.
While we have clients around the United States, our focus is real estate markets in Washington and Montana.
Why Invest in Rental Real Estate ?
Rental real estate is an alternative to a stock and bond portfolio for income.
Real estate crowdfsourcing gives investors access to new opportunities
Renter household growth has surged with the drop in homeownership
Rental Market Condition
Rent Increases Continue to Outspace Inflation
We saw earlier the relationship between interest rates using the 10-Year Treasury Bond as a proxy and the growth in rents for rental real estate. Whereas Interest rates have been steadily declining since 1980, rents have been increasing since 1960.
In the graph below using data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, we see prices for all consumer items compared to an index of rents for primary residences and an index of professionally managed apartments. Since late 2010, rents for primary residences and professionally managed apartments have managed to outpace inflation.
U.S. Households - Renters & Owners
Chief Executive Officer
Mack Schicktanz has been investing in real estate for over 12 years. His focus has been finding creative solutions for difficult real estate situations. He has also been a Realtor for the past 10 years and currently holds his license with Keller Williams in Billings, MT. Mack started college at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, where he studied biomedical sciences. Soon after, he decided to take a semester off to work at a clinic in Uganda, near the Kenyan border, to explore medicine in a more hands on way. As an EMT at the time, he was able to dive in and experience medicine first hand. After spending time with a number of doctors and discussing the pros and cons to a career in medicine, he decided to drop out of college and start investing in real estate. Here, he focused on flipping and acquiring rental properties. His mom, Linda, came up with the concept for C.K. Mack and the two of them worked to develop the model and create the first iteration of the website. Since then, they have recruited a top tier team and have perfected an investment model that solves many of the problems that most people have with investing. Linda has since retired, but her ideas continue to help push C.K. Mack forward.
Chief Operating Officer
Trent Currie brings valuable construction and investment knowledge to the team. Graduating from MSU Bozemen with a degree in accounting. He used his accounting knowledge to start and operate of his company BTU buster Energy Auditing for seven years. At this company he provided construction consultations in the capacity as a HER Rater, LEED AP, NAHB Green Build, and Northwest Energy Star Verifier. During this period he developed his own portfolio of rentals in several states, developed new construction, and performed multiple creative financing transactions.
Chief Technology Officer
Mustafa Ahmed is a passionate entrepreneur, bringing in several years of IT experience with fortune 500 companies. Since a very young age, he has been motivated to create unique and inspiring products. Under his leadership, C.K. Mack has developed a unique and one of a kind investment web platform. One of his core objectives is to create a web platform which is safe, secure, and easy to use. He and his team is working hard to make this product more innovative each day.