About Us

J. Keller – Your Premier Rental Partner

For six consecutive years, J. Keller Properties has been named the University of Michigan’s Best Landlord by readers of The Michigan Daily – with good reason. We serve our clients best. Whether you are renting or investing in rental property, our highly trusted and respected staff will take care of every aspect of your property needs.

Maybe you are a student with a fixed budget and specific needs. We will help you find the rental that will make your life most manageable while in school. Maybe you are an income property owner in need of a management team. Our expert staff will assist with everything from finding renters to collecting rent. And in both cases, property maintenance will be taken care of quickly and correctly. No worries there.

Let us show you why J. Keller Properties is Ann Arbor’s best property management company. Call today and talk to one of our trained specialists who will meet your needs.

Our Talented, Committed Team

The J. Keller team manages over 200 properties in the Ann Arbor area and has brokered over $150 million in real estate transactions. We’ve got the expertise and experience to rent, sell or lease your home with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. Get to know our management team here. Then, give us a call for your free consultation today.

Jon Keller | Associate Broker, President

Jon Keller’s enthusiasm and dedication to property management began when he lived in student housing while attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Just shortly after Keller earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University, J. Keller Properties was born. His previous experience working for a large property management firm and pursuit of his real estate career was the perfect recipe for the development of his own management firm. J. Keller Properties has earned the respect and reputation of a premier property management company and real estate brokerage since 2008 in large part to Keller’s track record and success. Keller is a licensed Associate Broker in the state of Michigan and oversees the Rentals, Real Estate and Investments divisions of J. Keller Properties. Keller and wife Lizzie have started the J Keller Foundation which focuses on helping the community in which they both grew up. Keller currently sits as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors. Contact Jon Keller.

Drew Fanelli | Realtor, Residential Property Manager

At J. Keller Properties, customer service and satisfaction is very important to us. That’s why Drew Fanelli makes such a phenomenal Residential Property Manager. He knows what his clients want and always delivers. Fanelli has been in property management since 2006 and has the experience to get clients exactly what they need.  Drew likes to say “no two days are alike in property management.” But rest assured, he’s seen enough to make sure you are taken care of. Fanelli easily navigates listings to find the perfect location for any prospective tenants. Fanelli received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Western Michigan University and is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the state of Michigan. Contact Drew Fanelli.


Ashley Wood | Office Accountant

Ashley Wood brings a wealth of accounting and payroll experience to J. Keller Properties. She has been with J Keller since 2014 and in that time whipped the accounting department into shape. Wood is a magician with a spreadsheet and a marvel on rent rolls. Her enthusiasm for improving systems and her disdain for mistakes makes her a formidable leader at J. Keller Properties. Wood oversees all in-house accounting operations. Any accounting questions are best directed at Ashley: Contact Ashley Wood



Mike Zanto | Realtor, Residential Property Manager

Imported from Grand Rapids in 2013, Mike joined the J. Keller team shortly after graduating from U of M with a degree in Sport Management. His passion for Real Estate and customer service is apparent in his daily responsibilities managing a portfolio of 200 properties. From the first showing to the last day of a lease, Mike provides exceptional service to our tenants and owners. Mike also specializes in helping tenants become first time home buyers as well as investor acquisitions. Contact Mike Zanto.



Jonathan Holton | Maintenance Coordinator, Licensed Builder, Realtor

Jonathan spent years in the building and construction trades and specializes in custom carpentry. He brings an abundance of project based knowledge and an organizational prowess to our team. Jonathan has successfully obtained his real estate license and his builders license since joining J Keller. After just one year on the team, Jonathan was promoted to Maintenance Coordinator. Keeping all our Technicians organized and informing owners of service items is a snap shot of how Jonathan spends his day. Jonathan’s work ethic and kindness towards others are an inspiration around the office. Contact Jonathan Holton



Allison Wood | Leasing Consultant, Realtor

Allison is a Michigan native, from Jackson, MI, and has been practicing real estate since 2021. Key to our administrative and application processes, Allison keeps us all connected. She enjoys helping our customers and handles the details with diligence and a positive attitude. Prior to joining the J. Keller Team, Allison worked on a local real estate team, where she primarily helped home buyers. She continues helping others reach their real estate goals here at JKP. Contact Allison.


Tim Sperendi | Maintenance Technician

Serving in property management and maintenance since 2003, Tim Sperendi is an invaluable asset to our team. He brings a vast skill set and phenomenal work ethic along with him everyday. Sperendi leads the company’s in-house lawn care and snow removal efforts. Keep an eye out for Tim cruising down your street inside the J Keller snow plow!



Brett Kotula | Maintenance Technician

Brett comes to J Keller Properties from the retail industry and has an eye for detail. He does much of our in-unit repair and assessment. Brett is a pleasure to work with and is a welcome face when maintenance is needed!



Matt Poley | Maintenance Technician

Matt comes to J Keller Properties as a long time Ann Arbor resident with a background in architecture and CAD design. He has spent time in fabrication and plasma cutting. Capable of everything from farming to metal work, this guy brings an incredible depth of knowledge to our team.



Majid Al-Awar | Realtor

As a seasoned entrepreneur, Majid Al-Awar operates his very own contracting company and is supremely passionate about providing the utmost quality and service to his clients. An Ann Arbor-native, Al-Awar is intimately comfortable with the area and community and uses this to the advantage of his real estate clients. Al-Awar received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the state of Michigan. Contact Majid Al-Awar.

Andy Oxender | Realtor

Andy Oxender is a real estate agent with seven years of commercial property management experience. He oversees the management and leasing of 20+ commercial buildings in southeast Michigan and is a graduate of Davenport University where he played college hockey.