About Us

Kline Properties was founded in 2002, with the purchase of a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family home in the north campus area of The University of Texas at Austin. The company grew through a string of acquisitions and in September 2007, Kline acquired 2020 Apartments – a 103 unit apartment community located on South Congress street just one mile south of the Central Business District in Austin Texas.  Today Kline Properties owns a portfolio of 22 properties through its sister companies that include houses, duplexes, and apartment developments in and around The University of Texas and downtown Austin.

As we aggressively pursue and grow our business, we strive to ethically and aggressively service our clients so that they will have a one of a kind, positive experience. Our goal is to redefine your expectations with our professionalism, expertise, and service.

The Kline Properties Team

Kline Properties recruits, trains and supports all of our professionals so they can provide our clients with the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction. Our goal is to provide our staff with an infrastructure that is rooted in teamwork, training, continued education, and support. We are dedicated to serving you with integrity and professionalism.


David Kline – President – Originally from Columbia, SC, David moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas in the fall of 1999. David became a licensed real estate agent in the spring of 2002, and he founded the company as Davanjer Investments during the summer of 2002 before his senior year of college with the acquisition of a single family home in north campus.

Throughout the next 3 years, David grew the company through a string of acquisitions in the student housing market around UT, while also becoming a licensed real estate Broker. From September 2007 through February 2009, David focused on the redevelopment and conversion of 2020 Apartments to 2020 Congress Condominiums. During this time, David oversaw all aspects of the project – underwriting, acquisition, general contracting, and marketing.

David oversees all aspects of the company and looks forward to aggressive growth in the areas of acquisition, development, and property management.

Shannon L. Vance – Regional Manager – Shannon grew up in the multifamily apartment industry, practically teething on a Master Key. Being a third generation property manager; she was raised “on-site” and since then has acquired a very strong background in property management. “You can say it’s in the blood!”

Shannon holds several designations offered by the National Apartment Association (NAA): in 2002 she became a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) , then on to obtaining her Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS), and in 2007 she completed the Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) certification.

As a highly active member of the Austin Apartment Association (AAA): Shannon has served on the Executive Board, Board of Directors, participated on multiple committees, taught AAA offered courses, and authored articles in industry related publications.

Throughout her career, for her hard work and dedication, Shannon has been presented with several awards. In 2005 she won Manager of the Year through the Austin Apartment Association, she went on to win the Texas Apartment Association Manager of the Year in 2006. Shannon was nominated several times for the prestigious Supervisor of the Year Award by the Austin Apartment Association before winning the award in 2011.

In Shannon’s free time she keeps busy; enjoying time with her family, reading, rooting for the Houston Texans, outdoor activities with her three dogs and managing her rental properties.

Kerri Bryan – Assistant Property Manager – Kerri has been in the multi-family industry since 2005; she gained much of her experience while working for Gables Residential. She joined Kline Properties in 2012 and enjoys working in West Campus.  In 2015, Kerri became a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM).

In her spare time, Kerri enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. In addition to all of their many activities she enjoys watching UT Football, reading and spending time with friends.

Elizabeth Gates – Assistant Property ManagerElizabeth has been an Assistant Manager in the multi-family industry for 7 years and gained most of her experience from U. L. Coleman Properties in Louisiana and Cortland Partners in Austin.  

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and her two cats.  Elizabeth spends most of her weekends either on the lake or on her sports bike riding out in hill country or the racetrack.


Resident Testimonials

“I tell my friends that our space is luxurious and affordable and management is extremely supportive and helpful.”
– Amanda O.

“Everyone is very kind and looking out for our needs as opposed to what’s convenient for the company. We have experienced a few problems associated with random things. However, the response time and overall handling of the situation nullified any and all inconvenience.”
– David M.

“I feel very well informed as a tenent and our maintenence issues are usually resolved immediately.”
– Tabitha S.