Executive Real Estate Team
Donald R. Kenney
An entrepreneur. A leader. Donald R. Kenney has built a legacy of value-driven multifamily, commercial, residential, property management and investment enterprises in Central Ohio during the past 45 years. Despite market shifts and economic downturns, Kenney's innovative strategies have kept him on top as he has seized opportunities and taken advantage of emerging market trends.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Kenney attended The Ohio State University before founding Donald R. Kenney & Company Realtors in 1966. Today, DRK is ranked among the top five commercial real estate companies in Central Ohio.
In 1969, Kenney founded Triangle Investment Company. In the years since, the company has built more than 35,000 multi-family units, more than 8 million square feet of office and office distribution space and hundreds of other office, retail and commercial projects.
In today's very competitive market place, DRK and its affiliate organizations strive to produce the highest level of consumer satisfaction, which drives the overall success of the organization.
Rowland S. (Tre') Giller, III
Rowland S. (Tre') Giller, III is president and chief executive officer of Metro Development and Donald R. Kenney & Company (DRK). Under his leadership, the company has astutely stayed ahead of major shifts in the real estate market, finding success developing and selling multi-family and single-family communities throughout central Ohio. Mr. Giller’s emphasis on strategic planning, reducing labor costs, and implementing process improvements have led to record-setting growth and profitability.
At his direction, the company was among the first central Ohio builders to pivot its focus from single-family homes to the rental market. Since 2008, the company has constructed and sold more than 20,000 multi-family units in central Ohio, representing more than $3.5 billion in construction. The company also manages more than 3 million square feet of commercial space. Mr. Giller’s ability to identify potential building sites, navigate the zoning process while working with city, county and state government while managing construction costs, have led to Metro’s successful projects.
Mr. Giller, who has held numerous positions at Metro/DRK and its affiliated companies, has gained a deep understanding of the central Ohio real estate market. He has served as a real estate agent, sales manager and later acquired his realtor broker license. He currently is the broker for DRK’s brokerage operations. He foresaw the need for high-end apartments to appeal to young professionals and empty nesters who want amenities without mortgages. His ability to grasp complex issues and offer creative solutions has made him a sought-after partner for anyone looking to buy or build multi-family units or seeking advice about property management. He’s also an entrepreneur who has helped the company expand its services and develop new businesses, including the American Power and Light Company, a utility billing service that generates $40 million in revenue annually and serves 21,000 customers in central Ohio.
While Mr. Giller has been CEO, the company has reduced labor costs by 47 percent and increased its cash flow by 350 percent. Mr. Giller oversees a budget of $350 million and manages assets in excess of $1.5 billion. During his tenure as investment sales manager, his team has sold more than $2.1 billion in commercial and multi-family real estate. In addition to his role with Metro, Mr. Giller also oversees the management and operations of Village Communities, Triangle Commercial Management, American Power and Light and Columbus & Central Ohio Systems.
Governor John R. Kasich appointed Mr. Giller to serve on the Ohio Real Estate Commission Board in 2012, and he served as its president until the term ended in August of 2021. He is active with the Columbus Board of Realtors, the Ohio Association of Realtors, the Buildings Industry Association (BIA), and as a board member on the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), of which he was a past president of the organization. He also teaches real estate education courses and leads seminars for real estate professionals and potential investors.
Mr. Giller graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in history and a minor in photography. While at SMU, Mr. Giller was an all-conference football player; after graduation, he joined the Chicago Bears as a free agent. After his free agency with the Bears, he took a position with the Gordon Company, a food brokerage. He began in sales and quickly moved to sales manager before joining the DRK team in 1997
As Director of Commercial Operations, Leasing and Sales for DRK, Jaimine Johnson develops and implements long-term strategies for the commercial asset division in the investment management of office, industrial/flex, medical, retail properties. With more than $225 million in assets in the DRK portfolio, she has a proven record of success in developing strategies that drive revenue and increase overall business profitability.
Jaimine, who previously worked at DRK from 2007 to 2015, brings a wealth of real estate experience to the company. She has overseen transactions involving the asset management, sales, leasing, and marketing of commercial properties while executing initiatives to promote and support company growth, global planning, new business start-ups, and company branding. In her time at DRK, Jaimine consistently maintained a 97% tenant occupancy rate while increasing outside listings by 83%.
Jaimine’s recent real estate expertise in Columbus includes working as first vice president of Colliers Healthcare Real Estate Group. There, she directed the real estate strategy and operations to provide consultative services for healthcare systems and service providers in Ohio and on a national platform. She also served as senior vice president of commercial real estate at Huntington National Bank. She developed strategies to enhance the real estate portfolio comprised of $10 billion in office, retail, land out parcel, and warehouse properties.
She also garnered several awards for her work in the real estate industry.
Jaimine was selected for the "Top 20 to Know in Real Estate" for 2013-2014 and "Top 20 Women in Business" by Columbus Business First. She was also a Costar Power Broker in 2014. She held a position in the "Top 100 in Real Estate" for 2021 and was selected as one of the "Top 10 Business Women of the Year 2021."
Jaimine was recognized as the Top Leasing and Sales Agent for DRK from 2018 through 2021. She was recently listed as one of The 10 Most Successful Businesswomen to Watch in 2022.
She was named a 2023-2025 Columbus Realtor Directors winner, for which she was awarded a 2-year Commercial Realtor-At-Large Position from 2023 to 2024. Jaimine has also been elected to be on the 2024 Commercial Advisory Board and has joined the Ohio REALTORS® in 2024 Strategic Planning Committee.