Welcome to DARA!

DeKalb Area Rental Association

We are:

  • Rental property owners and property managers united to promote safe, affordable quality housing, fair business practices, and the preservation of property rights.
  • Owners and managers sharing their thoughts and experiences in a forum that generates ideas, promotes economies of scale, provides efficiencies  and develops business relationships.
  • An educational organization keeping members abreast of current and pending laws and legislation, and to provide a clear voice in state and local government.

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A message from our President

Glenn Roby – Greco Consulting Partners / Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Association of NIU

DARA President (2018)


Greetings and welcome to the DeKalb Area Rental Association (DARA) website. Our Board of Director’s and membership take great pride in holding high standards when it comes to the DeKalb County rental housing market. We know renters have several housing options in our community. DARA believes we are in a unique position to aide in meeting those needs. We know our members provide some of the best practices when it comes to opportunity, ownership, and oversight (property management). As President, I can confidently tell you that DARA is extremely focused in the DeKalb County community we serve. We have strong relationships with the City of DeKalb, City of Sycamore, and Northern Illinois University. Our members sit on various committees and boards within these governmental bodies and institutions. Simply put, DARA is “committed” and “connected”.

  Please take a look around our website to learn more about us. From our quarterly membership meetings, our regular executive board meetings, and our monthly email updates we provide information and continued education for our members. DARA membership is constantly updated on changing local, state and federal statutes so we can adjust and/or advocate for better practices and policies. DARA’s advocacy (in conjunction with local, regional, and state associations) insures our membership is engaged and informed. We support efforts that insure greater value to renters and landlords in our community.

Our members collectively own and/or manage a significant portion of the DeKalb rental housing market. A large part of the “DARA Advantage” is we not only have the perspective of quantity but also focus of “QUALITY” in our rental offerings. We are invested in safe and quality housing options for those we serve. We are excited that you have chosen to reside and/or do business in DeKalb County. This is a thriving and welcoming community. DARA is an invaluable part of driving positive change and improving the rental housing market in our area. On behalf of all DARA members we thank you again for your interest in our community. If the DARA board or I can be of any assistance please let us know.

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