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!
Trenae was born and raised in Queen City (Cincinnati, for those not in the know) and moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. In the Lykens Companies office, Trenae spends her time meeting with tenants, showing homes, apartments and rentals, and managing Lykens Companies properties in the Short North, Italian Village, Victorian Village, and more. As a Cincinnati native, Trenae grew up surrounded by the area’s fascinating architecture and rich culture. This influence, 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.
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 centers around Italian Village and Victorian Village, but he’s loved getting to know Weiland Park and Olde Towne East just as much. Logan’s 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. For Logan, it’s about more than apartments and rentals—it’s about making Columbus great.
Kyle grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania on a dairy farm. A lover of everything outdoors, he never thought he’d end up in the big city, but the Short North won him over. Now, he’s passionate about helping our tenants have the best homes possible.
Nicole became a Leasing Agent with Lykens Companies 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 Short North from apartment to apartment, Nicole devotes her time to communicating with tenants and promoting new rental properties. 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 development and help others become a part of the Arts District’s exciting growth, especially when it comes to apartments and rentals.
Ten years ago, Kim Mantle fell in love with the real estate industry. Yes, partly for the lively neighborhoods and the beautiful homes, but there was another piece to it—she loved being able to find the right home for people and see their faces light up as they walked through the door. For the last five years, Kim has focused on the Short North (and has loved living in Victorian Village herself). She appreciates the short walk to Goodale Park and the numerous great happy hours. She’s thrilled to join the Lykens Companies team and become your tour guide to the Short North.
Matt’s years of experience in art and photography have landed him behind the lens at Lykens Companies. If you see a Lykens Companies photo of the Short North, Italian Village, Victorian Village, or anywhere else, Matt took it. With Matt’s artistic eye, he captures the life that Lykens Companies’s apartments and rentals are known for. As the Content Developer at Lykens Companies, Matt has had the opportunity to witness and capture the restoration and repurposing of historical buildings. He loves 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.
Scott grew up in Cincinnati and attended Indiana University. At Lykens Companies, Scott is in charge of accounting. Trust us, the number of rentals and apartments we have in the Short North, Italian Village, and Victorian Village mean that there are a lot of numbers to sort through. 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 the Ohio State University and downtown Columbus—it allows for an interesting cultural “in between” to occur.
Bernard grew up on the Eastside of Columbus, he went to Centennial HS, then attended further education at Columbus State Collage. He has worked in the maintenance/ construction industry for 10+ years. Bernard enjoys improving properties and is excited to see the change and development that’s happening to the Short North.
Troy Major is another of our talented and trustworthy Maintenance Technicians. His passion is property upkeep. He wants your home to feel safe and comfortable and he has the tools and experience to do just that. A former Floridian, Troy has been blown away by the culture of the Short North. There’s no beach, but Troy finds that the neighborhood’s awesome restaurant selection makes up for it.