E-mail Benjamin Juchau
Benjamin Juchau works for DRK & Company as an association manager. Prior to joining the DRK team, Benjamin served as property manager for Ardent Communities in the Columbus area. He proficiently managed THE GRIFF; a large scale student housing project new to the Columbus market. He maintained over 90% occupancy for the first year and successfully reached over 95% pre-leased for the second year. He applied superior customer service, while working with new residents and contractors. Benjamin was also able to maintain a strict discipline in marketing, collecting rental payments and approving payables assisting in the overall success of the project.
Prior to joining Ardent, he was employed as an assistant facilities manager at NorthPoint Apartments in Rexburg, Idaho. He assisted in the construction of the community, working closely with subcontractors and OSHA safety as well as helping the developer maintain a timely construction schedule. Benjamin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from Brigham Young University – Idaho.
E-mail Clarissa Dean
As property manager, Clarissa Dean coordinates property management and compliance at DRK – including lease setup and commencement and lease compliance monitoring. Her list of property management duties include supporting the team with RFPs, budgeting, CAM recommendations, collections, expense control and contracting. But wait there’s more – Clarissa also assists with tenant improvement and capital expenditure projects such as bidding, contracting and project management.
Prior to arriving at DRK, Clarissa amassed significant experience in property management and leasing in the Columbus area. She served as assistant property manager for Nationwide Realty Investors, where she was tasked with managing renewals and delinquencies for a 252- unit property. She also served that company as a leasing consultant, responsible for cross selling and upselling within NRI’s portfolio. She also provided tours to potential residents and followed up on leads and executed lease signings.
Clarissa was also a Columbus Touring Ambassador from 2016-2018.
E-mail Christine Sweat
As property manager at DRK, Christine Sweat serves the company in a substantial number of operations. Not only does she coordinate property management and compliance – including lease setup and commencement and lease compliance monitoring – she also supports the property management team with CAM recommendations, RFPs, budgeting, expense control, collections, and contracting. Her property manager role also allows Christine to provide assistance with tenant improvement and capital expenditure projects such as bidding, contracting and project management.
Before joining DRK, Christine got extensive multi-family housing experience as a leasing consultant with Nationwide Realty Investors. There, she worked one-on-one with prospective residents, gaining valuable knowledge in community floorplans and amenities. She also assisted the property management team with renewals and resident retention.
Christine also developed a solid foundation of knowledge as a market analyst/internal research coordinator during her time with Bowen National Research. While there, her responsibilities included: conducting third-party market feasibility studies for syndicators and developers; traveling to markets to complete an analysis of site locations; and surveying all rentals and identified comparable properties within the market area.
E-mail Holly Ring
In her role as Property Manager, Holly coordinates property management and compliance at DRK – including lease setup and commencement and lease compliance monitoring. Her list of property management duties include budgeting, CAM recommendations, collections, expense control and contracting.
Holly also coordinates with property managers on global notices for properties throughout the northern Columbus region. She also prepares lease files, notarizes lease signings and handles compliance and correspondence.
Prior to arriving at DRK, Holly gained a diverse work experience, employed most recently as a criminal defense and appellate paralegal. Before that, she spent 10 years as the business development coordinator for Jim Keim Ford in Columbus.
Holly is also active in the community, volunteering to serve as vice president, treasurer and secretary of the Glendening Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbus State Community College, earning an associate of applied science degree in paralegal studies.