About Us


University Manors, Ltd. was established in 1997 by two former OSU students and has grown to an organization that owns and manages almost five hundred rental units in the off-campus area.  These units are all types and sizes, ranging from studio apartments to ten bedroom homes.

The company’s growth is reflected in their mission statement: “To provide the finest quality housing at the most affordable price.”

University Manors believes that a student’s relationship with their management company should be hassle free.  This is accomplished by keeping the properties in quality condition. In fact, we spend a great deal of time and financial resources reinvesting in our properties by upgrading and improving them.  If you have been in any of our homes, it is evident that University Manors strives to achieve a higher standard of off-campus living at an affordable rate.

As local owner-operators, we have a vested interest in each and every property.  This is in contrast to the many third party, off-campus management companies, who are not owner-operators themselves.

Our rental units are managed as though our sons and daughters are living in them, which in fact, many of them have!

If you are a student interested in a superior off-campus living experience, University Manors, Ltd. is the company for you.


Although, we have over 1,000 tenants, we don’t want you to feel like 1 in 1,000.  We love to get to know our tenants on a first-name basis.  Please stop in and say hello any time!

Kelly McCafferty-Pedersen, Leasing Manager – Kelly is originally from the Cleveland area, but has lived in Columbus most of her life.  She has worked for University Manors since August 2000.  She graduated from OSU in 2004 with a B.A. in Zoology and from Columbus State in 2009 with an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology.  While at Ohio State, she was a member of the Varsity Fencing team.  She’s married with multiple dogs.  She is very involved with several animal rescue groups.  She will even occasionally bring in her foster puppies to visit at the office – like us on Facebook for puppy updates!

Molli McKinley, Turnover Manager – Molli grew up in Lancaster, OH and moved to Columbus after graduating high school to pursue her property management career and attend college at Columbus State.  Molli has been in property management for over 15 years.  After a short break managing a popular Ohio tavern and attending Ohio State and DeVry, she came to work for University Manors in June of 2008.  Molli has a passion for helping children in need, she has been a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters organization and was a guardian ad litem with CASA.  She now devotes her time to her husband, children, and couponing.

Ashley Baker, Assistant Turnover Manager – Ashley was born and raised in Columbus, OH. After graduating high school in 2008 she attended Columbus State to be marriage counselor.  After realizing that wasn’t the career for her, she took some time off to do a little soul searching and focus on other things. During that time she found herself in and loving the field of property management.  She now lives outside of German Village with her two sons, DJ, Preston, and their dog, Taya.  She is the newest member of University Manors, since April 2015, and is very happy to be here!

Kris Commeans, Office Administration/Bookkeeper – Kris was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  She moved to Columbus in 1981 and has been working at University Manors since May of 2013.

Madison Corna, Office Administration/Bookkeeper – Madison worked for University Manors all through her college career at OSU beginning in February of 2007.   She graduated from OSU with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Science in 2010 and then went on to obtain her M. Ed. in Early Childhood Education in 2011.  She continued to work seasonally for UML while also pursuing a career in teaching.   In late 2014, she decided to leave the field of education and return full time to property management in January of 2015.  She is married with 2 beautiful daughters and 3 fur-babies (2 cats and a dog).


Our maintenance crew works incredibly hard year round.  They do their best to fix all repairs effectively and efficiently.   You will see them in your home and out on property from time to time so be sure to thank them for all their hard work.

Mike Fultz – Mike has lived in Columbus all his life.  He is one of our longest employees, having began working for University Manors in 1999.  He has been happily married with children since 1974.  He is also the Vice President of the Southeast Conservation Club where he enjoys camping and fishing in his spare time.  His favorite vacation destination is Jamaica. Ya’ mon!

Justin Fultz – Justin began working for University Manors in 2013 and graduated from Zane Trace High school in 2014.  He lives on a farm with horses, pigs, cows, goats, and more.  He loves to go hunting, fishing, and 4-wheeling in the country.  Justin welcomed his first daughter into the world in 2016.