Lykens Companies is a locally owned business that has specialized in residential and commercial real estate & development since 1999. We serve urban communities of Central Ohio with an eye toward historical preservation. Our goal is to provide our clients with new innovative designs that accommodate their needs, budgets, and lifestyles while maintaining whatever made that specific property special in the first place. We make it a priority to provide quality workmanship, professionalism, integrity, and attention-to detail on every project.
There is no better way to increase the value of your property than to renovate. The decision to remodel your home, whether it’s a small update or a whole-house renovation, is a big one. That’s why we personalize all aspects of the building process, from design to implementation, to facilitate the production of all projects in the most efficient and cost effective way. In our many years of experience in the remodeling industry, we have perfected a step-by-step process which guides every project, big and small, and incorporates checks and balances at every phase to ensure your needs are always being met.
We’ve applied this same process to our rental properties. Whether it’s the Ohio State University campus, the Short North, Victorian Village, or Italian Village, we’re sure that we can provide you with the updated home you’ve been looking for. Contact us today for a showing. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Nicole became a Leasing Agent with Lykens soon after receiving her Business Associates in 2015. She is usually out of the office conducting tours throughout the Victorian Village and Italian Village. When she’s not running around the neighborhood, Nicole devotes her time to communicating with tenants and promoting new listings. As a Leasing Agent, Nicole is thrilled to learn new aspects of leasing and property management each time she goes into work. A Columbus native herself, she feels privileged to take part in the Short North’s expansion and help others become a part of the area’s exciting growth.
Sam grew up in the Short North and went to Ohio State. He’s excited to come full-circle and work in the same area where he grew up. At Lykens, Sam is in charge of billing, writes content for the website, and does other odds and ends. He’s learned a lot already about real estate and loves watching Lykens Companies take part in the development of Columbus’s urban-core.
Britteny moved to Columbus from a small town in Pennsylvania. Her position with Lykens Companies gives her the opportunity to get involved in the community and connect with people. As this is her first experience with real estate, she is enjoying learning her role in the company as a leasing agent. Her interest includes the renovation of a living space: seeing the transformation of something aged into a beautiful and renewed place. Britteny likes the Short North for its character and diversity. From art, food, coffee, or fitness there’s something for everyone and always something new to learn or discover.
Scott grew up in Cincinnati and attended Indiana University. At Lykens Companies, Scott is in charge of accounting. Here, Scott is combine his accounting skills with his love for the vibrant real estate market in Columbus. Beyond the culture, Scott appreciates how the Short North is centered between OSU and downtown Columbus.
If something breaks, Jim fixes it. In fact, that’s what he loves most about his job—that he truly gets to help people live better. Jim’s day-to-day is always different. After growing up all over Ohio and going to college at UNC, Jim has settled in Columbus. According to him, “nearly all that is cool happens between my house and work.”
After going to the College of Wooster for Business Economics, Logan is thrilled to be working in the Short North, a neighborhood he loves for its diversity, great food, and fun activities. His passion for Columbus’s urban development and his familiarity with accounting and financial optimization makes him the perfect fit for helping Lykens Companies continue to develop in an industry that will directly impact the future of Columbus.
Trenae was born and raised in Queen City and moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. In the Lykens office, Trenae spends her time meeting with tenants, showing homes and apartments, and managing Lykens properties. As a Cincinnati native, Trenae grew up surrounded by the area’s fascinating architecture and rich culture. This, mixed with a love for helping others, has given Trenae a passion for connecting people to places that feel like home. Between her appreciation of community that feels like family and her love for art, music, and great restaurants, the Short North has become one of her favorite areas in Columbus.
Matt’s years of experience in art and photography have landed him behind the lens at Lykens. With Matt’s artistic eye, he captures the life that Lykens properties are known for. As the Content Developer at Lykens Companies, Matt has had the opportunity to capture historical buildings and watch them get restored, repurposed, and brought into a new life. He’s also been able to challenge his craft and learn the art of real estate photography. His favorite part of the Short North is being able to enjoy the bakeries and coffee shops with close friends and family.
Darren has lived in Columbus for 30 years and has been an electrician for almost as long. As a member of our maintenance and emergency service team, Darren gets to keep improving the Columbus area that he’s gotten to watch grow for the past three decades. He understands that the Short North’s character comes from its people as much as its architecture and he loves being able to do his part in preserving that character.