We Love Milwaukee

Dominion Properties emerged from a friendship, a partnership that was ignited by two regular guys, Christopher Adams and Michael O'Connor, in a dorm room at Marquette University. However a "big" idea doesn't become a reality without dedication, perseverance, savvy business skills, and a whole lot of hard work. Since 2000, we have literally been getting our hands dirty, working tirelessly to enhance some of Milwaukee's most vibrant neighborhoods. Why? Because we love this city and the people and buildings in it. This work is our passion; our purpose. It's how we make a difference every day.

Building Communities

From Whitefish Bay to Milwaukee's vibrant East Side, we purchase and invest in properties that need a little help. From historic buildings on busy streets like Belleview, Oakland and North, to underappreciated, undiscovered treasures in quiet neighborhoods, we have invested our savings, our time and our resolve to bring them back to their prime. Project after project, we have grown our portfolio. But what really matters to us is that we have created great places to live, places that people are proud to call home. These people are our residents. Every decision we make is based on what is right for the neighborhood and our residents — because giving back and contributing to our community is our ultimate goal.

Honor the Past, Welcome the Future

The team members at Dominion Properties are proud Milwaukeeans. Since 1986 we have lived and worked in the neighborhoods we continue to support. We will never forget where our "big" idea took root and how our residents' positive ideas and feedback regarding sustainability and community have helped guide us and our success. Every day we are looking for new opportunities to make a difference; a historic building to rehab, an infill property to enhance a neighborhood or a location where we can introduce a new level of sustainable living. We look forward to investing more in Milwaukee and hope you look forward to living in a Dominion property!

Awards


  • - LEED Platinum for Sage on Jackson
  • - LEED Platinum for Sage on Prospect
  • - Green Project of the Year, 2017
  • - WCrew Vision Award Judges Choice, 2017
  • - USGBC Local Leader Award, 2017
  • - The Daily Reporter Top Project, 2016
  • - Most Environmentally Friendly, 2015
  • - BizTimes Media Awards, 2015
  • - WCrew Vision Award for Ingenuity, 2015
  • - AOMA "Under 100 Units", 2014
  • - Up and Coming Firm of the Year, 2014
  • - The Daily Reporter Top Project, 2014
  • - Cream of Cream City, 2012
  • - Cream of Cream City, 2000

Mike O'Connor
Principal
CEO
Mike O'Connor
Principal
CEO


If you have heard of Dominion Properties, then we are sure you know Mike! He is the networking, big picture guy and creative visionary that every good partnership needs. While he's just as willing to get his hands dirty as any other member of the Dominion Properties' team, he likes to focus on fostering relationships in the Milwaukee business and real estate community. Growing up Mike made frequent moves between the cities of Milwaukee, Chicago, and Atlanta, but chose to return to earn a degree in Political Science from Marquette University. This political thinking helps him analyze situations, make good business decisions and build quality relationships. Outwardly, Mike is very social and fun to be around, while inwardly he is serious about finding properties, exploring them and closing the deal. He has a gifted vision about the potential of what each property and project could become and the energy to see that it does.

Mike believes in neighborhood integrity, sustainability and leaving a legacy; he wants Dominion Properties to leave a positive mark on Milwaukee. Recently receiving the 2012 "Cream of the Cream City Award" from the Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Milwaukee, Mike is recognized as a thoughtful steward of historic buildings. While the company greatly benefits from his leadership, so do the organizations he is involved with-- the Southeastern Wisconsin Apartment Association, Milwaukee RING, Milwaukee REIA and the Eastside Milwaukee Community Council. Focused, driven, and outgoing, Mike has big ideas for Dominion Properties and the City of Milwaukee.


Christopher Adams
Principal
CTO
Christopher Adams
Principal
CTO


His classic car is testimony to the fact that Christopher has an appreciation for great architecture and design. With a BS in structural engineering, he is the analytical, detail-oriented partner at Dominion Properties. While a bit private, he makes a big impact on every project. One day you might find him installing a kitchen in one of our buildings, just because he likes to be hands-on, and the next he will be negotiating the critical details of a multi-million dollar deal. From contractors to bankers, Christopher likes living and breathing every aspect of a project. His dedication to Milwaukee, commitment to sustainability, and love of history are critical in his personal and professional life. Christopher loves architecture and history so much that he and his wife, an associate professor of Art, Design & Architectural History, often plan their vacations around visiting historical locations.

Christopher is a member of the Historic Water Tower Neighborhood Association, Victorian Society in America, Society of Architectural Historians, and Urban Ecology Center. He and his wife have restored two historical homes, and twice he has received the "Cream of the Cream City" award from the Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Milwaukee. He even built a matching playhouse for his kids. Detail-oriented and dedicated, a history and architectural buff, Christopher has a passion for sustainable buildings and exciting plans for Dominion Properties and the City of Milwaukee.


Godfrey
CFO
Godfrey
CFO

An accountant and an analytical planner, Godfrey, our CFO, keeps projects profitable and everybody on task. Behind the number crunching is a green-hearted professional who is proud of the sustainable and community initiatives at Dominion. Godfrey makes his own biofuel for his diesel car, and in the summer, commutes to the office by bicycle. He is closely involved with all of Dominion Properties’ big ideas and exciting plans.


Carrie O'Connor
Special Projects
Carrie O'Connor
Special Projects

With degrees from UW-Madison and UW-Platteville and professional experience in a variety of fields, Carrie coordinates numerous behind the scenes projects for Dominion Properties.





Renee Kortendick
Leasing Director
Renee Kortendick
Leasing Director

Renee’s attention to detail and expert knowledge of Milwaukee’s great neighborhoods and our diverse apartment options and amenities make her an important resource for you as you settle into your new home. A UW-Madison International Studies graduate, Renee is a Badger Football fan, and she is an avid traveler and reader.


Michael Bucciantini
Leasing Agent
Michael Bucciantini
Leaseing Agent

Michael has an undergraduate degree in Film Studies from Southern Mississippi and has worked in a variety of service roles in small to mid-size cities across the country. He enjoys Milwaukee’s urban landscape and connecting potential residents with a Dominion Properties apartment that is a perfect fit. Outside of the work day, Michael finds time to photograph some of our great city’s scenery.


Patricia Davidson
Admin. Assistant
Patricia Davidson
Admin. Assistant

Coordinating the varied day to day details of our busy office comes naturally to this multi-tasking Eastsider with an affinity for sustainability. Likely to be your first point of contact for Dominion Properties, Tricia appreciates architectural beauty, proximity to Lake Michigan, and she is a natural ambassador for our company and our city.




Drew Nicholas
Maintenance Director
Drew Nicholas
MAintenance Director

As the lead for the Dominion Properties maintenance team, Drew keeps the properties in our portfolio looking and performing well ensuring that your living experience is first-rate. With a diverse academic and professional background in fields from law to carpentry, Drew shares our sustainable values and commitment to community. Now calling the Midwest home, Drew enjoys spending time on his hobby farm gardening and caring for his animals.


John Hecker
Building Maintenance
John Hecker
Building Maintenance

John is a multi-talented problem solver who began his professional career by studying mechanics and now focuses on electrical work. An outdoorsman, John’s active young family keeps him busy in evenings and on weekends.


Jon Bahr
Building Maintenance
Jon Bahr
Building Maintenance

In addition to being a veteran U.S. Army paratrooper, Jon brings plumbing expertise and twenty years of union carpentry experience to the Dominion Properties Building Maintenance team. Outside of his busy work and family life, Jon practices Karate and is an accomplished marathoner.




Art Amend
Building Maintenance
Art Amend
Building Maintenance

Art has an academic background in the automotive field and practical experience in property management. He is a thoughtful craftsman who cares for Dominion Properties’ spaces as if they were his own. Outside of the work day, Art is a proud father and classic car collector.


Joe Heindel
Building Maintenance
Joe Heindel
Building Maintenance

A twenty year veteran of the building industry, specifically window and glass installation, Joe is an experienced problem-solver. He has an affinity for cars, is an avid road biker and travel enthusiast who appreciates the manageable size and metropolitan feel of Milwaukee.


Rick Schmidt
Building Maintenance
Rick Schmidt
Building Maintenance

With deep roots in both the City of Milwaukee and the building services field, Rick brings a caring, resident focused and investigative mind-set to our Building Maintenance team. After hours, Rick enjoys cheering on the Packers and cooking for friends.






"I chose my apartment due to the phenomenal location. Everything is in walking distance for me and the Eastside has so much to offer in terms of recreation. It is a nice neighborhood."

- Ryan Perrault

"I would recommend Dominion Properties to anyone. They have been a pleasure to work with the last three years. They are timely, responsive, friendly, personable, fast, cooperative and energetic."

- Matthew and Jacque Martin

"Great landlords, great locations, great apartment maintenance! "

- Claudia Madero

"Dominion Properties takes good care of this residence. I have lived in this building for almost 16 years. The building and hallways are clean, the green space out front is cared for, there is good storage, and I feel safe here. "

- Mark Gilligan

Our Green Mission


We believe in preserving the integrity of historical structures and staying true to a property's signature details. Learn More