HandyTrac principals have been innovating and creating programs for multifamily for over 20 years:
"Little Buddy" rent roll program; Clever Computer Internet Services; online key control and work order systems.
HandyTrac designed the first integrated biometric identity verification for key control systems, offering WiFi capability, bilingual options, and online key activity reporting. Providing added value to property owners, HandyTrac also markets and distributes WaterSignal, a smart water monitoring system that measures water flow in real time to detect leaks and conserve water.
HandyTrac Systems likes to consider itself the "Low Cost Leader" in key control!
HandyTrac Key Control is in use by over 800 companies including:
- Abbey Residential
- Alpha Barnes
- Atlantic & Pacific
- CF Res
- CIM Group
- Columbia University
- Northland Investment
- PB Bell
- Preservation Housing
- Realty Management
- Related Group
- Village Green
- Western National
We have made a big transition into keeping our specialty keys more secure and we couldn't have done it effectively without a product like HandyTrac. - University of Connecticut
We chose HandyTrac as our company-wide key control system after looking at similar products. We selected HandyTrac because it offers the best combination of features and value for our business. It is easy to set-up and install, simple to use and reasonably priced. The system is backed by a service plan that makes it an unbeatable value. – Altman Management Company
Western National Property Management initially selected the Handytrac system because of the bar code tag assignment that ensures the safekeeping of our resident keys. Handytrac has since developed the reporting capabilities and on-line access of the system to include daily key log reports, key maps for failsafe backup and employee activation/deactivation. The Handytrac system has been very reliable and we’ve received outstanding product support and great response time from their representatives.
- Western National Property Management
The simple, compact design ensures years of worry-free use with no maintenance issues and a very low energy footprint. We rely on the security this system provides and the online access which ensures we know where all our keys are 24/7. The price fits perfectly in our budget and the systems have all the essential features and functions of much more expensive systems. The expandability allows us to operate with the effectiveness on small and very large assets. HandyTrac has been the perfect choice for Milestone for nearly a decade and truly is a valued partner.
- Milestone Management
HandyTrac is a member of:
Chief Executive Officer
John Lie-Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer, has more than 30 years leadership experience in technology and Real Estate. In 1995, he started HandyTrac Systems to provide key control for the multifamily industry. He also launched WaterSignal, a leader in water conservation programs for real estate. In 1983, he founded Johnstown American, which managed 180,000 apartment and condominium units. Lie-Nielsen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Emory University in Atlanta with a BA in Economics. He has been awarded 3 patents.
Steve Alvarez, Vice President/Partner, has over 25 years of property management experience. He was Senior Vice President, Operations for General Investment and Development Co., and held executive positions with Alex Brown Property Management, Johnstown American and Epoch Management. Alvarez is a Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS), a Certified Manager of Housing (CMH) and a University of Florida graduate with a BSBA in both Insurance and Finance.
Larry Kratz, President, has over 20 years of experience in sales to the multi-family housing industry. In addition to his managerial duties, Larry also markets the HandyTrac key control system to customers in Florida, the Mid-Atlantic and North Eastern regions.
Prior to joining HandyTrac, Larry worked in technology sales for both Nextel Communications and AT&T. Larry also worked for Dean Witter Reynolds in New York City for 5 years.
Larry has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University.
Vice President Client Services
Debra Lie-Nielsen, Vice President Client Services, has over 20 years experience with HandyTrac Systems working directly with multifamily sites providing training and service on software and communications. Prior to this was an elementary school teacher. She has a BS degree from the University of Missouri in Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education.
OUR CORE VALUES
- Our relentless focus on cost control and efficiency assures lowest prices.
- We keep our promises to customers and to each other.
- Our products are built to last. Systems installed over 15 years ago are still going strong.
- We are known and praised for excellent service.
- HandyTrac holds 3 US patents and another pending.
We focus on customer needs, then invent and test solutions.