Twin brothers, Dane and Derek Wilson, began what is now MiddleTown Property Group, in June 2013 when they purchased their first property — the house they rented while attending Ball State University. Over the next four and a half years, their personally owned portfolio grew to dozens of houses, eight apartment complexes and 200+ units. After outgrowing their property manager, in May 2016, Dane and Derek purchased the largest local property management firm in Muncie, Network Property Services (24 years old), bringing their combined managed real estate assets to over $75,000,000. They brought on Matt Abner as President and CEO to operate and continue to grow MiddleTown.
Dane and Derek are committed to improving their hometown of Muncie. They envision the quality of housing to rival West Lafayette and Bloomington, and have already started the revival.
Middletown Property Group operates two resident facing brands: BSURentals.com (Ball State student) and MiddleTown.rentals (conventional: Muncie/Ft. Wayne/surrounding communities).
It stems from our roots. Middletown is a name for Muncie that came about from a project called the Middletown Studies which looked at Muncie as the every-city, middle of America, and used it as an example of social trends in the United States. And while we hope to expand our reach beyond Muncie, we’re proud of our local roots.