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

Greg Tumulty - Star Apartments

DARA President (2017)


Hello and welcome to the DARA website. Today’s business climate for Landlords in the DeKalb and Sycamore metro area is very different from even 10 years ago. The current market is highly competitive and full of new issues such as Comfort Animals, pest problems not historical to the area, tax valuation concerns, and different rental requirements for individuals with criminal background history… to name a few. DARA is committed to providing relevant education and the experience of other landlords in the area to help meet these challenges. Our objectives are to help Landlords with better business practices so that more time can be invested in managing businesses and less time spent on finding out how to do it, to stay connected and involved with the local government and community, and to represent membership interests on a state level. Every quarter we hold a business meeting with social time beforehand. These meetings are a great place to connect with other landlords in the area who can be a great personal resource and to hear informative educational speakers. We look forward to personally meeting and working with you in the near future.

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