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Our History

  • 1963

    James Klingbeil formed Klingbeil Management Group

    In 1963, James Klingbeil formed Klingbeil Management Group, Inc. (KMGI) to manage his various apartment projects, which eventually grew in number to exceed 20,000 units coast-to-coast.

  • January, 1970

    Tom Powell joined KMGI

    Tom Powell joined KMGI in January, 1970, as an apartment Property Manager in Columbus, Ohio. One year later, Mr. Powell was promoted and transferred to the Northern Virginia Office as Regional Director, responsible for the management of all of Klingbeil’s apartment projects on the East Coast, from New Jersey to South Carolina. During this period, Klingbeil built, owned, and managed a 1,050-unit apartment project in Springfield, Virginia, known as Pennsbury Village Apartments.

    January, 1970

  • 1978

    KMGI began the conversion of Pennsbury Village Apartments to Cardinal Forest Condominium

    In 1978, KMGI began the conversion of Pennsbury Village Apartments to Cardinal Forest Condominium. At the same time, Mr. Powell founded the Community Management Division of KMGI, and, as Senior Vice President, was actively involved in the management of over 5,000 condominium units in the Metropolitan Washington area.

  • 1981

    Certified Property Manager

    Mr. Alrutz has been a Certified Property Manager since 1981, and he has served on the IREM Executive Council for six years.

    1981

  • December of 1984

    Mr. Powell redirected the majority of his efforts

    In December of 1984, Mr. Powell redirected the majority of his efforts to the search for and acquisition of existing apartment projects in this area on behalf of Mr. Klingbeil. At the same time, Mr. Powell recruited and hired Edward Alrutz to direct the day-to-day operations of the Community Management Division. Prior to joining KMGI, Mr. Alrutz was employed for eight years with Shannon & Luchs as an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager for the Community Management Division.

  • 1987

    President of the Northern Virginia

    In 1987, he served as President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Additionally, Mr. Alrutz has served as a faculty member of the Professional Management Development Program sponsored by the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and has earned their Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation.

    1987

  • 1989

    Certified Property Manage

    In 1989, Mr. Alrutz was awarded the Certified Property Manager of the Year Award by the Northern Virginia Chapter of IREM.

  • October, 1987

    New company as KPA Management (T/A KPA Management)

    As part of an overall reorganization of Mr. Klingbeil’s various companies on a national scale, Mr. Powell and Mr. Alrutz purchased the Community Management Division of KMGI. As a result, a new company known as KPA Management (T/A KPA Management) became effective in October, 1987.

    October, 1987

  • June of 2003

    Mr. Alrutz as President

    In June of 2003, Mr. Alrutz purchased Mr. Powell’s portion of the company and became President.
    KPA specializes in the management of community associations in Northern Virginia exclusively, is licensed by The Commonwealth of Virginia and has earned The Accredited Association Management, AAMC from CAI.