Wilkinson Family of Companies

Wilkinson Family of Companies

Since 1991 Wilkinson Corporation—parent of the Wilkinson Family of Companies—has specialized in commercial real estate transactions, managing the acquisition and disposition of multifamily apartment and student residential complexes, senior living communities, office and industrial buildings, and development projects on behalf of investors.


Over $1.8 billion total portfolio
More than 120 properties acquired
More than 80 have gone full cycle
16 properties developed or co-developed

We manage the process from acquisition through disposition, thriving in multiple economic cycles with geographic, asset class, and strategic diversification. We attribute our success to vertically integrated property management, internal asset management, and strong leadership.


  • Institutional-level operations and asset management team
  • Highest standards of transparency, reporting, and compliance
  • National operations historically across 18 states
  • Industry-leading asset repositioning experience

Our greatest assets are the people with whom we work—we place a huge priority on delivering an outstanding experience to our residents, do everything we can to exceed our investors’ expectations, passionately value our team members, and work to find ways of expressing this ideal. These are the pursuits that drive us to be the best at what we do.

We also hold a set of non-negotiable principles that guide our decisions, our actions, and our lives. We believe in:

  • Doing the right thing
  • Acting in the best interest of our residents and partners
  • Defining success by who we are
  • Building people
  • Modeling servant leadership
  • Continually pursuing excellence
  • Building beyond business
  • Creating quality relationships
  • Enjoying life with passion

As the parent of the Wilkinson Family of Companies, Wilkinson Corporation provides guidance for each specialized subsidiary—performing functions such as in-house legal counsel, general accounting, human resources, public relations, creative services, and communications capabilities.

To be a world-class leader in building exceptional people and out-of-the-ordinary wealth—a wealth of life including peace of mind, character, strong relationships, as well as financial growth.

Lonnie P. Gienger, Chief Executive Officer

Lonnie searches for and develops new business opportunities with the Wilkinson Family of Companies’ 360 Impact focus, increasing the positive impact on people and the planet. Lonnie also presents on building strong, multigenerational family legacy. Previously, he served as WC’s president and oversaw the company’s expansion into the senior living market. Prior to joining WC, he was cofounder/chair and president of two strategic management and executive coaching firms for leaders around the country. Lonnie’s passion is developing effective leaders who build organizations that have a lasting, multigenerational impact on society. His journey of learning to maximize impact in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors led him to author the transformational book, Beyond Business, How Your Company Can Build a Better World.

David McKinney, Vice President Investor Relations and Capital Markets

David started at Wilkinson Development, LLC in 2007 as senior vice president of operations. In his current role, he oversees much of the investor and partner interaction and communication. He also handles the strategic development of Wilkinson’s various real estate funds. Prior to Wilkinson, David worked as a risk manager and financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, developing a thorough understanding of capital markets and insight into structuring solutions suited to the unique circumstances individual investors face. He also spent nine years as a senior project manager at a global disaster recovery firm.