The Kenney Companies had its beginning in 1987 when owner Stephen
F. Kenney retired from an eight-year NFL career due to a back
injury. After his retirement Steve began his real estate career
by developing single family residential subdivisions in the North
Raleigh portion of Wake County. Kenney’s first project,
River Oaks on Falls of Neuse Road, began in the spring of 1988
and was an instant success, being named the Outstanding New Residential
Community in Wake County by the Raleigh-Wake Homebuilders Association.
Kenney followed River Oaks with other single family neighborhoods
and in 1992 was once again honored, this time as the Triangle
Developer of the Year.
In the mid 1990’s, while still developing
single family neighborhoods, Steve began the transition into
the development and ownership of apartment communities. In 1998
company was named the Outstanding Small Business in the Raleigh
Wake County region. By 2001 Steve had sold the last of his remaining
single family lots and was devoting 100% of his time to the multi-family industry, and created a new property management company, Kenney Realty Services. Since that time Kenney Realty Services and its staff have since garnered numerous awards and honors including being twice named as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.
In 2008 with the addition of Kenney Development the organization
is now vertically integrated, allowing it to control the entire
process of developing, building, owning, and operating its apartment
communities. The company moved into the field of student housing
in the fall of 2003, building projects to serve Western Carolina
University in Cullowhee, NC and the University of North Carolina
at Pembroke in Pembroke, NC. Since that time the company has expanded
its footprint to include South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.
From the process of selecting appropriate sites, to constructing
the apartment buildings, to operating and managing those facilities,
The Kenney Companies has positioned itself for continued growth
in its quest to be the number one full service multi-family company
in the Southeastern United States.
Latest News! -
Since January 19, Pembroke Pointe has raised over $1100 for relief
efforts for the Haiti earthquake. All donations will be sent to
Haiti Outreach Ministries, www.haitioutreachministries.org, and
Kenney Realty Services will be matching a portion of the donations.
We plan on continuing our efforts, and our goal is to reach $4000
total collected and matched donations.
Kenney Realty Services, the community management arm of Kenney Companies,
won the Satisfacts 2008 Exceptional Resident Satisfaction award!
Based on anonymous surveys of current residents Kenney Realty Services
won this award for superior service delivery and for demonstrating
they develop and maintain communities with a culture of outstanding
service and responsiveness to residents needs.