About PLK Communities

Get to Know Us

Founded by Peter Klekamp in 2001, PLK Communities started out as a real estate management company with a focus on multifamily and industrial properties. Throughout the years, PLK evolved into the ownership and management of retail, office, and self-storage facilities in the Eastern United States. With the acquisition, redevelopment, and management of multifamily properties, our focus is centered on exceptional service and distinctive living experiences for our residents.

Today, PLK has over 150 full-time associates and manages over 5,000 apartment homes across Ohio and Kentucky. PLK Communities has grown into the largest owner of multifamily units in the Cincinnati MSA while maximizing our value across a diverse portfolio of properties.


New Communities

Gentry East Apartments of PLK Communities

Gentry East

Factory 52 of PLK Communities

Factory 52

Reviews From Our PLK Family

"I've been with the company for just under a year and have excelled with the guidance of great teammates, through PLK's mission and vision of "LIVE Proud," which is the foundation of our culture. In that time, I have gotten to participate in three amazing philanthropy events that were designed to directly help the youth within our Tri-State community. Working at PLK allows me to be impactful in everything I do. I am excited to see what our future brings!"

Meeka Jones | Property Manager

The PLK Culture

Since 2001, we have built a reputation of leading with compassion. PLK is driven to continually support our local communities by donating our time and resources. Our diverse culture, our commitment to giving back, and our exceptional service are at the forefront of our company’s success. We put people first at PLK with our tight-knit team of multifamily professionals dedicated to making a difference for the homes we manage and the neighborhoods we serve.

The compassionate, driven team of professionals at PLK Communities have earned the reputation of delivering quality customer service with a hands-on approach to helping our community neighborhoods. We are devoted to building outstanding relationships within our teams, residents, and local communities. At PLK, we focus on what is most important – people.


As a private firm with an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, our team brings together a unique mix of core competencies in acquisition, finance, development, value-add renovations, and property management to achieve our long-term goals and objectives. We are deeply committed to investment in technology, staffing, training, risk management, marketing, revenue management, and asset management with the dedicated focus of ensuring our residents feel at home in communities that exceed their expectations.

Peter Klekamp of PLK Communities
Peter Klekamp

Founder/ Owner/ President

Megan of PLK Communities
Megan Lawhon

Chief Operating Officer

Jon of PLK Communities
Jon Blackham

Chief Financial Officer

Matt of PLK Communities
Matt Weis

Chief Capital Improvement Officer

Mark of PLK Communities
Mark Morrison

Vice President of Construction

Nick of PLK Communities
Nick Lingenfelter

Vice President of Development

Live Proud. Live PLK.