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RICHMOND HILL, GA – FEBRUARY 4, 2022 – American Veteran Properties, a residential real estate brokerage specializing in serving military families and helping them build personal wealth, is pleased to announce its expansion in the Coastal Empire region with the addition of property management services. 

The agency, owned and operated by local industry veteran and former 3rd ID soldier Eric Lukkarinen, specializes in buying, selling, new construction, investing, and consulting on residential real estate and other property ventures. The company will also soon introduce training programs and seminars.

“We are thrilled to be able to serve our clients in new ways that will allow them to settle into new duty stations with the peace of mind that their property is being looked after properly by a company that prides itself on transparency and fairness,” Lukkarinen said. 

AVP’s owner points out that his property management operation will do things differently than other, more traditional companies. They strive to take the stress of being a landlord from the homeowner/investor by handling routine issues that crop up. In addition, AVP will not keep the additional fees that renters are often charged, such as pet deposits and late fees.

“When the renters are charged a pet fee, for example, that pet fee will go straight to the pocket of the homeowner — not AVP. We’re not going to charge our homeowners for every last thing we have to take care of at their houses. We approach our business relationships with our homeowners as more of a partnership,” Lukkarinen said.

The team of agents at American Veteran Properties works with veterans and their families to help them amass personal wealth through the acquisition and subsequent rental of residential property. When a military member who owns a home is assigned a new duty station, he or she can rent out the house and then purchase a new home – covered by Basic Allowance for Housing – at the new duty station. The process repeats until the veteran owns several homes that he or she can either sell for profits or use to continue generating rental income. In time, the homes pay for themselves many times over. 

American Veteran Properties offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. For more information, please visit, call 912-385-3000, email or visit them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.


For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).