About Us

Management • Investment Property • Residential and Commercial


Swartz Properties has become the largest property management company in Decatur, Illinois, by earning the trust and confidence of every owner and tenant, year-by-year, since we began in 1978. Over fifty investors have entrusted Swartz Properties with the management of over 2,500 apartment, condo and house rental units.


At Swartz Properties, our commitment is to you, the property owner. We exercise fiscal responsibility to maximize your investment’s net operating income while maintaining property preservation, all at a fair management fee.


As your management team, we provide complete service in all aspects of property management:


  • Secure qualified tenants
  • Rent collection
  • Enforcement of leasing provisions
  • Establish rental rates for maximum income and minimum vacancies
  • Tenant relations and resident retention
  • Competitive surveys to stay on top of the local market


  • Full-time maintenance staff to make repairs
  • Routine and preventative maintenance programs
  • Average three-day turn around after vacancy
  • State-of-the-art communication for 24-hour service
  • Dependable workers at competitive rates
  • Property inspections to aid property preservation


  • Implementation of recognized accounting principals
  • Preparation of complete monthly financial reports
  • Fully computerized with the latest software technology
  • Summaries of maintenance expense by unit
  • Analysis of real estate taxes and property insurance

Management Rates

  • 10% of gross income
  • Varies depending on size
Chris Tuttle

Chris Tuttle

Real Estate Managing Broker
Commercial Leasing Specialist

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