Professional property management services for residential and commercial spaces in Central Illinois

$150M Managed Portfolio

250,000 SF Office Space | 125,000 SF Retail Space | 305,000 SF Warehouse Space | 1,750 Apartment Units

Property Management Services in Champaign Urbana

Ramshaw Real Estate has a 30 year history of expertly managing properties for owners in Central Illinois. These services include tenant management, placement, maintenance, compliance, marketing, rent collection and accounting.  Our on-call property managers enable us to quickly and efficiently resolve issues. Utilizing streamlined processes, advanced technology and web-based portals, we make it easy for our customers.


Our goal is to generate the greatest possible net income for the owners of an investment property over that property's useful life. It is a common misconception that a property manager only collects rent, shows available space, and executes leases. The property manager's job is far more demanding and takes a high level of knowledge and experience. We are confident our team is proficient and capable to handle your property with great care and success.

The Ramshaw Real Estate Difference

Management Planning

Budget Preparation

Tenant Screening

Lease Negotiation

Accounts Payable/Receivable

Capital Project Implementation

Marketing & Advertising

Facility Maintenance

Security Supervision

Vendor Oversight & Bidding

Financial Reporting

Real Estate Tax Appeal

Asset Recovery & Receivorship

On-Demand, Digital Reporting

Multi-Family Leasing

Experienced. Friendly. Energetic. Ramshaw’s multi-family leasing representatives have these attributes coupled with refined professionalism. Our staff receives extensive, on-going property management training and prides themselves on being extremely responsive to the needs of clients, owners, and tenants. With much lower turnover than the competition, Ramshaw leasing representatives know the selling points and details of each property and are prepared to showcase your building's features to prospective tenants. All of our leasing agents are licensed with the state of Illinois and participate in the most current continuing education.

Show properties by appointment

Online service for lease application and execution

Perform detailed application screening and background checks

Prepare and execute detailed lease documents and addenda

Conduct move in and move out inspections

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Our on-staff maintenance team is trained and able to handle most maintenance requests, minimizing the need for outside contractors. This reduces costs for owners, while optimizing scheduling, prioritization, and customer service within our company. Many licensed providers are on staff to assist with various tasks such as refrigerant recapturing, plumbing, HVAC repairs, and other specialties.

24-hour emergency maintenance service

Detailed digital work orders and PO system

Online tenant maintenance portal

Digital move out inspections with pictures

Negotiated vendor discount pricing


Ramshaw’s marketing team develops and implements a wide range of marketing and advertising activities for the firm and its clients. Revamped in 2018, RRE’s user-friendly website,, is a main hub for interaction between tenants, owners, prospects, and leasing agents. As a frontline for information, we pride ourselves on consistently updating the website and having accurate, intriguing listings for our available properties. Our website now links to our back-end software, Appfolio, which is discussed in more detail below. The collaboration on the front and back end provides ease in transmitting information between parties.

Vacancy listings on the most heavily-trafficked sites for multi-family, commercial, and brokerage

Real-time syndication between Appfolio and listing services for accuracy and efficiency

Frequent social media content on multi-family, commercial, and industry-specific news

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To better assist our full-service accounting department, Ramshaw adopted Appfolio in 2015. Appfolio is a premier system for integrated accounting and multi-family, retail, office, and industrial property management. It creates a centralized database and allows our owners to generate comprehensive, real-time reports at their convenience. This decreases overhead expense and helps keep management rates low.

Monthly reconciled accounting for all accounts

Easy-to-read owner statements posted to the secure owner portal

On demand access to all monthly and year-end tax statements

Monthly proceeds directly deposited into your bank account

E-Check, Credit Card, and Electronic Cash Payment options for tenants

Technology Forefront

Managing property in a digital age is all about efficiency, accuracy, security, and cost-savings. With our property management software we are able to securely collect and disperse information to tenants and owners. Recognizing a need for increased security and accountability with some of our physical assets, Ramshaw purchased and enabled Keyper Systems to track and manage our property keys, company vehicle keys, and in-office laptops.

Appfolio Property Manager

Built-in rental comparison tool to maximize revenue and fill vacancies faster

Streamlined resident screening including background and credit checks in minutes

Owner payment more quickly and securely with direct deposit to a bank account

Safely collect rent payment online through e-Check, Credit or Debit Card

Electronic work orders and communication with vendors to solve maintenance issues

KEYper Systems

Electronically catalogs and tracks property keys

Easily accessible, digital log of who took which keys and when

Electronically controlled steel cabinet opens when user is fingerprint or PIN verified

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Featured Commercial Management

Trade Centre South

Trade Center South is a 120,000 sf office building with an on-site restaurant, Baxters American Grille for tenants such as 
Wolfram Research, Applied Research Associates, and University of Illinois to enjoy! 

Illini Plaza

Illini Plaza is a 110,000 sf office complex. It is home to
several University of Illinois tenants, Merrill Lynch, and the Champaign County Economic Development Corp, among others.

Shops at Glenn Park

Shops at Glenn Park is a 143,000 sf retail center. Large tenants include Planet Fitness, Ruler Foods, and RamClean in addition to eight other "small shop" retailers.

505 Business Innovation Center

505BIC is a 16,000 sf incubator-style office building and the home of Ramshaw Real Estate. Located near downtown Champaign, many of the single office suites are rented by counselors and legal professionals.  

Commercial Tenants

With over 30 years of experience in Central Illinois, we've had the honor of working with many diverse commercial tenants, including:

Featured Residential Management

Prestwick Point
Prestwick Point Apartments is located in Southwest Champaign with 36 two-bedroom apartment units. 
Kobuck of Savoy
Kobuck of Savoy is an 80-Bedroom Apartment Complex with one and two-bedroom units. 
Stratford Residences
Stratford Residences is a 78-bedroom apartment building in Downtown Urbana with studios, one and two-bedroom units. 
Castle on Locust

Castle on Locust is an 85-bedroom student apartment building on University of Illinois campus with one, two, three, and four-bedroom apartments. 

Tuscany Ridge

Tuscany Ridge Townhomes, located in Northwest Champaign, consist of 100 two and three-bedroom townhomes.

Presby Hall

250 Private Certified Housing beds for University of Illinois students. Offering suite-style residences with updated amenities, Presby Hall was the first LEED-certified building on campus.


A neighborhood located between Mattis and Windsor in Southwest Champaign, offers a variety of apartments, townhomes, and duplexes. Ramshaw Real Estate manages 74 units in this neighborhood. 


Developed in the early-mid 200's by Ramshaw Real Estate, Cobblefield Point condominium community houses 118 units, complete with a pool and clubhouse for residents to enjoy. 

Meet Our Team

Over 50 Ramshaw Real Estates employees take pride in the work that they provide for our customers. As an employer, we take pride in very low turnover and a vast majority of our staff being with the company 10-15 years.

Leasing Staff

Property & Portfolio Managers

Maintenance Team

Marketing and HR


Executive Staff


Site Managers

Professional Associations

Ramshaw Real Estate encourages continuing education and professional development. Our staff has worked hard to obtain membership in national and local associations and to receive accreditation with the following organizations:

National Association of Residential Property Managers
Institute of RE mgmt
Institute of Real Estate Management
Champaign Country Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Realtors
Certified Commercial Investment Member

What Others Say about Ramshaw Real Estate

"I think some of these college town apartment services can get a bad rap. Ramshaw has been an excellent landlord, really friendly, timely with their help, timely with maintenance."

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you a lot with your team for the care you took on my son throughout the whole year. Your communications with me was great. Thanking you again"

"They are very helpful staff, their properties well maintained and of quality."

Thank you very much for understanding and your great help, I am sure that Norris, the new tenants, and you, will all appreciate the Opportunity you gave for me to finish more properly.  I have enjoyed staying with Ramshaw again this past year – just as I did years ago when I lived in Stratford Apts!  Thank you for the nice apartment, and for everything during this past year!  When I return to Champaign, you will be the first company I will be contacting to try to find housing then.

I wanted to write a quick note mention how fantastic your maintenance man Shaun is. He was in our apartment today (May 30th, 2018) fixing a number of issues and was incredibly professional, friendly, efficient and communicated everything clearly. He explained what he was doing and what the process would be, which I really appreciated. I hope he keeps working for Ramshaw for a while and that you recognize what an awesome employee he is. Thank you kindly and please give my regards to Shaun for doing such a great job!

"I absolutely love these guys! They are a wonderful company to work with and I highly suggest them! "

"The service tech was courteous and completed the work in a timely manner. He listened to all my concerns and addressed them with a friendly demeanor. He comes by often to attend to things in my unit and has always been a knowledgeable and attentive employee of Ramshaw."

"Kalan was very professional, polite, and focused on doing the best job in completing each small task as efficiently and completely as possible. When one issue became more than simple, he changed his strategy and met the challenge with no indication that it was more than a different approach to the solution. He was neat and respectful with my property. There was no clean-up after he left. He represented Ramshaw exceptionally well."

"The maintenance crew here is the best I’ve ever seen. This is the only apartment I’ve lived in that actually fulfills the maintenance requests."

"I just wanted to let you know that the best part of living there at your complex was your maintenance men. I don’t remember when I have ever had such courteous, helpful and great guys who were always eager to correct whatever problem or request came their way. I am a firm believer that a job well done should be recognized just as one that is lacking professionalism. Tim, Shawn, Jason and all of the rest of these men are deserving of “kudos” for being the best at what they do!"



Tony & Rolando work extremely hard & non-stop every time they are out at my apartment. I really appreciate how great they keep the property looking. I went out and offered them bottles of water today.

References available upon request
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Retailers, restaurants and shops are usually immersed in day-to-day operations. Enlisting a professional management service allows businesses to focus on their goals while ensuring your property retains its value and future marketability.

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With over 250,000 square feet of office space currently managed, Ramshaw Real Estate is a local authority on tenant management, common area maintenance, and commercial accounting. 



Multi-family management requires a special expertise. Greater tenant interaction while maintaining satisfaction and long-term tenancy are our goals in the residential division. Our multi-family leasing and maintenance teams consistently receive 5-star reviews from our tenants who appreciate the speed and accuracy in handling their account.