About Us

The AARDEN Story

Tom Lawitzke and Gary Wilson, friends since kindergarten, formed AARDEN with the goal of making a difference.

  • We want to make a difference in the everyday lives of our Residents by creating a neighborly sense of community, safety, serenity, respect and pride.
  • We aspire to make a difference in the broader Community where we do business by ensuring our moral compass always faces due North. We also strive to continuously promote grass roots volunteerism and philanthropy within our multifamily ecosystem.
  • We want to make a difference for our Investors - first by tirelessly qualifying the right value-added properties and second by leaving no stone unturned during our diligence on each mandate. Our goal is to maximize the potential of every asset we carefully select and passionately operate, with the ultimate goal of providing superior returns that exceed expectations of investors who have placed their trust and confidence in us.

Our carefully selected properties are currently in the greater Johnson City, Tennessee area, which is one of the fastest growing markets in the Southeast and is blessed with outstanding people, culture and natural beauty.