Robert Locke

Robert graduated from Michigan State University in 1969 with a degree in Business and Marketing. Robert got his real estate license in 1973 and has practiced real estate sales, investing and property management ever since.  He and his wife Betty have bought over 150 houses for their own account and have located over 500 houses for their investor clients.

Robert started managing rentals for others in 1980 out of his basement as Crown Management Corporation and over 9,000 tenants have rented from Crown since then. Crown had acquired 14 other management companies in the past 10 years and Robert brokers the sale of management companies between others. Crown’s clients included accidental landlords, private investors, Real Estate Investment Trusts, banks, government agencies, builders, lenders and other brokers. Crown was managing 1000 single family rentals in 2015 when Realogy, a fortune 500 company (and the largest real estate company in the world), bought the company.

Robert is past president and board member of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.  He received the Residential Management Professional (RMP) designation in 1998, his Master Property Manager (MPM) designation in 1999, and Crown received the Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC) designation in 2000.

Robert is a frequent speaker at local, national and international real estate conventions.  He has been hired by attorneys needing expert witness in magistrates, state and federal courts on property management disputes and is a trainer in the real estate investing community. Robert is a certified instructor for the National Association of Residential Property Managers and a member of the Partners in Education for the Georgia Association of Realtors. Crown Investor Institute is an accredited school with the Georgia Real Estate Commission and their courses focus on issues of leasing, property management and real estate investing.



Residential Management Professional (RMP)

Master Property Manager (MPM)

Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC)

Georgia Association of Realtors Education Partner (PIE)


Georgia Association of Realtors

Accredited School Georgia Real Estate Commission

Georgia Real Estate Educator’s Association

Atlanta Board of Realtors

Certified Instructor with the National Association Residential Property Managers

For more on Crown go to www.CrownInvestorInstitute.com

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