About Us

Meet the Team

Our mission at RentWerx is to provide comprehensive, reliable, trustworthy and cost-effective services to residential property owners and real estate investors in the Austin and Travis County area.

RentWerx is meeting and exceeding the growing demand for a professional, trustworthy, and cost-effective property management solution that owners can depend upon in the Austin market. We are constantly improving our processes and incorporating technology for your benefit.

We have an exceptional team at work for you.

Brad Larsen » Owner – Real Estate Broker
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Brad Larsen was born and raised in Iowa – his parents were both school teachers. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM and was commissioned as a 2LT in the US Army Infantry in 1996. He then graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa in 1998. He was able to earn a baseball scholarship for both schools as a shortstop. Brad later earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix in San Antonio, TX in 2011. After serving on active duty in the Army as an officer in the Infantry, Brad left the military as a Captain in 2002 and moved to San Antonio to pursue his interests in real estate. He has been managing single family homes since 2004. Brad is a member of the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR), Texas Association of Realtors (TAR), National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the National Association of Residential Property ManSagers (NARPM). Brad has been licensed since 2003 and has earned top honors in real estate to include the Platinum Top 50 award for agents in San Antonio. Brad is married to Leah Larsen and has two children.
  • Master’s of Business Administration – University of Phoenix, San Antonio, TX
  • Bachelor’s of Science – Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Associate’s Degree – New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM

Experience

  • Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)
  • Awarded the Residential Management Professional (RMP) Designation by NARPM
  • Prior Platinum Top 50 Awardee
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker since 2005, Licensed Salesperson since 2003
  • Accredited Buyers Representation Designation (ABR)
  • Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS)
  • Texas Residential Property Manager (TRPM)
  • Prior Awardee of the CRS Designation(CRS)
  • Graduate of Realtor Institute Designation (GRI)
  • Certified Member of Angie’s List
  • Lifetime member of the National Rifle Association
  • 10 Year Veteran of the US Army, serving as an Officer in the Infantry
  • Former College Athlete (NCAA Div II Baseball)
  • Master Property Manager (MPM®)
Leah Larsen » Realtor®
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Leah Larsen is the Co-Owner of RentWerx San Antonio with her husband Brad. She was born and raised near San Francisco, California where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Chico State. After many years working as an Inspector with the TSA, she has recently become part of the Sales Team. Leah and Brad handle all the real estate sales for owners wishing to sell the homes that are managed by RentWerx San Antonio.
Melanie Thomas » Director of Property Management, Realtor®
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Dedicated to her craft, driven to succeed, Melanie is an up and coming Texas Realtor® with the ability to elevate her client’s visions to the next level. With several years combination of project management and customer service experience she is able to apply her clients real estate dreams to a strategic plan, that will aid clients in reaching their ultimate goal, home ownership. Melanie’s commitment to providing efficiency, superior quality, and personalized service to each of her clients will help make each buying, selling or renting experience as stress free as possible. She invites you to contact her for great service and a friendly experience.
Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS)
Ruby Rowan » Portfolio Manager, Realtor®
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  • Seven years of apartment maintenance experience
  • Military Spouse
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS)

Ruby handles all of our lease agreements for new tenants, and renewals for existing tenants. She processes the applications and works with the staff and owners for approvals. If you have any leasing questions – give Ruby a call.

Kalin Jones » Portfolio Manager, Realtor®
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Kalin was born in raised in New Braunfels, TX. She comes to RentWerx with 7 years of Real Estate experience. She has a passion for Property Management and helping clients maintain their rental homes and providing excellent customer service. Outside of work, Kalin enjoys traveling and fishing with her Husband and two dogs.

Elisa Peiffer » Portfolio Manager, Realtor®
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Born & raised in San Antonio, Elisa has been able to utilize her love and familiarity with this beautiful city to work as a Property Manager, and a Real Estate Professional. Over the past 7 years she has been fortunate to work with individuals and families assisting them in finding the perfect place to call home.

Valerie Pedraza » Portfolio Manager, Realtor®
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I am married with three teenagers. I have lived all over Texas and have called New Braunfels, TX my home since 2005. I love being outside, country music and my French bulldog. I received my Real Estate license in 2016. I have been in multifamily and single family property management for 2 years. I have plenty of years of customer service prior to property management. I enjoy the real estate business whether it be managing, buying or selling.

Cristina Hinojosa » Portfolio Manager, Realtor®
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Cristina was born and raised in the greater Houston area, and moved to San Antonio in 2012. She has been around in this industry since 2016. Later on she got her license in ealry 2018. She keeps her clients happy with her excellent customer service.

Cristina loves the family vibe of the San Antonio and plans to make it her forever home. Cristina rocks at playing drumms and spends many hours on the road traveling to gigs!

Becca Maruquin » Leasing Coordinator
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I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. I graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology. I have been in property management since graduating college. Five years ago I made San Antonio my home with my husband and four kids! In June 2018, I received my real estate licenses and started working as the leasing coordinator here at Rentwerx at the end of 2018.

Brian Hughes » Director of Sales & Marketing
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Brian Hughes is a San Antonio native from Madison High School and San Antonio A&M University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He is one of the first points of contact for our new clients through all of his marketing efforts on behalf of the company through numerous media platforms including social media, internet advertising, and referral marketing. We are excited to have Brian on the team and we know he will do all he can to ensure a positive first impression for RentWerx San Antonio. If you have any questions on our property management services, be sure to get in touch with Brian. Try clicking the link below to schedule a call with him!

Leslie Sowa » Business Development
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Leslie was born and raised right here in San Antonio and Is a graduate of Churchill High School. After attending Texas Tech University for three years she made her way and home and finished with a Business Degree from UTSA. Leslie is happy to meet with you in your home to discuss our services and to show you why you need RentWerx San Antonio on your side when renting your property.

Laney Jensen » Assistant Bookkeeper
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Laney, a San Antonio native, is currently studying business with hopes of becoming an accountant. She is a great asset to the RentWerx team. We are excited to give her some experience and see her grow. When she isn’t crunching numbers and paying invoices, you can find her in the outdoors or spending quality time with her family and pup, Oliver.

Marco Cruz » Customer Service
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Marco brings 10 plus years of customer service to our team and he specializes in finding solutions for folks he comes in contact with. He is fluent in Spanish and has two children, one boy and one girl. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, and watching movies. He grew up in Indiana, so naturally basketball is his favorite sport. We are lucky to have him as part of the team and we feel he adds a lot to our customer service.

Fernanda Munoz » Customer Service
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I am a flight attendant graduate raised in the windy city (Chicago), I am fluent in Spanish and English. In my free time, I enjoy Baking / Decorating cookies and cupcakes. I Enjoy outside activities. And also like to spend time with my family and nephews!

Martin Ortiz » Inside Sales Agent
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Martin is one of the new members on the Inside Sales Team, he is a hardcore Spartan Racer and does Crossfit daily to keep in shape. Martin majored in Psychology and specialized in Human Resources, he is fluent in both English and Spanish and he’s bringing a new member to our pet family, Pepper, a mini Schnauzer! If you have a home that you want to rent reach him out!

Josh Reyes » Inside Sales Agent
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Josh is a natural born clown that will do any and everything to break a hard stair into a smile. Loves sports, reading, and laughing. Considers himself to be a down to earth handsome father of 3 beautiful children and happily married. Love to give to others and lives for the moments to make a positive impact to the World.

Arturo Pritasil » Service Team Director
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Arturo acts as the liaison between the Main Office Team and the Service Team members making sure everything runs smoothly. He majored in Multimedia Production and naturally he is an all digital lover. He loves spending time playing around with his two cats and go out to inline skate.

Kristen Robinette » Business Development
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Kristen has been working in Real Estate for over 5 years as a members of a both residential and commercial teams. Before joining RentWerx, she worked in Single Family Home Acquisitions, learning the ropes of real estate investment. This knowledge and experience serves her well working with our clients, as she has a background in several fields of real estate. She will be the first point of contact for many of our clients, and is excited to meet with anyone looking to learn more about RentWerx or Property Management in general. Have questions – give her a call!

Lexie Kiser » Maintenance Coordinator
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Lexie was born in Fort Polk, LA and raised all over the United States. Coming from a military family, she has learned first-hand the importance of service. She has applied that mindset and professionalism to her real estate career where she has quickly established herself as an effective asset to our property management team.

Ryan Sanders » Maintenance Coordinator
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Born and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Ryan graduated from Texas State University in 2012 with a Bachelors in Exercise & Sports Science. Since graduating he has had a growing interest in the Real Estate and Property Management industry which has led him to RentWerx. Ryan is also an avid fan of sports, including the Carolina Panthers and San Antonio Spurs. GO SPURS GO!

Alex Rojo » Maintenance Administrator
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Alex is one of our team members assisting in customer service and special projects. He is also fluent in Spanish and will be one of the first folks to answer the phones at the front desk! He is into Tae Kwon Do obtaining a black belt in that discipline. Most recently, he is training to run a full marathon with his training partner Luca, a Weimaraner (a close cousin to our office puppy – Daisy). He loves spending time with his daughter, and he says she is his motor! We are very glad to have him as part of the team and he will do all he can to assist the folks he comes in contact with.

Daisy » Office Puppy
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