CIP’s history dates back to 1938, when the Austin family started a small business that focused on brokerage services, insurance and managing a number of single-family homes.

In 1965, the Schleich family purchased the company, known at that time as Austin Realty. Since then, the company has continued to grow and expand into what is now known as CIP.

Today, CIP is one of the largest and most diverse property management and development companies in the Midwest. Our services focus on project development, asset management, residential leasing and commercial leasing.

We now manage 38 communities and approximately 6,500 apartment units in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. Our communities are located in Lincoln and Omaha in Nebraska; Ames and West Des Moines in Iowa; and Minneapolis, Bloomington and Woodbury in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

We’ve been recognized by our residents and industry organizations for excellence in property management and customer service.

And we continue to grow.

In 2017, we opened four new apartment communities in Nebraska and Minnesota while expanding others. In 2018, we opened three new communities in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.


We continue to manage other properties, as well, including about 250,000 square feet of commercial real estate, that includes business offices, restaurants, retail stores and warehouse space and hospitality properties that include hotels and a golf course.

Though our company has continued to evolve throughout the years, we remain firmly rooted in our
dedication to integrity and strong customer service.

Our mission has been, and will continue to be,
to provide those we serve with exceptional experiences.

Click below to view CIP’s full mission statement and core values.

Misson & Core Values