Renting Apartments in Bloomington-Normal Since 2010
Core 3 was founded by Mike Hundman and Ken Verkler in 2010. Mike and Ken started Core 3 because they themselves had been investors in numerous real estate, construction and development projects and saw something missing from Bloomington-Normal…a company for property owners that don’t have the time to manage, build/remodel or maintain their own property. They started Core 3 with the vision to be a full-service provider for all real estate related needs. Mark Fetzer became partner in 2014, after managing the operations of Core 3 since it’s founding.
In addition to providing property management services, owners may also select from other in-house services including:
- Snow Removal
- Brokerage (buying & selling properties)
Our offices are located in Bloomington, Peoria and Springfield and we currently manage over 2000 residential units, over 700,000 sf in commercial space, and 8 home associations with 325 units.
Our Mission: We strive to make properties work for owners, tenants and the community.
Our Vision: To be central Illinois’ preferred real estate services firm providing professional management, brokerage, landscaping, maintenance and construction services to all clients big and small. To recruit the best talent to create an amazing team that delivers the best in our community.
Meet the Owners
Mike grew up in Bloomington/Normal. He bought Hundman Lumber from his family in the early 80’s after managing the operations since 1974. After operating Hundman Lumber for nearly 40 years, he sold the business to Alexander Lumber in 2012. Over his business career, Mike has been an investor and managing partner in development projects including apartments, subdivisions, commercial buildings hotels and single-family homes. After selling Hundman Lumber, Mike and Ken Verkler started Core 3 Property Management.
Ken grew up in Cissna Park, IL. He moved to Bloomington-Normal in 1969 and started his masonry company in 1975. Ken started building homes and investing in real estate in the early 1980’s. He has been a partner in over 50 real estate developments including most of the residential subdivisions build in Bloomington-Normal over the last 40 years.
Mark is the current President of Core 3 and oversees the three divisions at Core 3 - property management, landscaping & maintenance, and construction services. As the President, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with other management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He also assists his employees in day-to-day problem solving/questions and communicates effectively with owners and leadership.
Mark has been in and around the Real Estate world all of his life. Mark’s background in building and developing gives him valuable expertise in maintaining high-quality properties while staying under budget. Mark holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Master’s of Science in Management, Strategy, and Leadership from Michigan State University. He values the relationships he enjoys with property owners and considers himself a partner in helping them maximize the returns on their investments.
He has an instinctive knowledge of the local market, having grown up in Bloomington. If you’re in the market for help with your property, you’ve come to the right spot. Whatever your real estate/property needs, he can help you reach your goals with confidence.