About Us

Essential Realty Partners (ERP) was founded by industry veterans Rick Courtney and John Matheson to rapidly scale a national, middle-market, portfolio build of apartment and single-family rental communities. The executive team has over 75-years of combined industry experience and is solidly backed by top-tier private capital.

Based in Dallas, TX, ERP sources and acquires core-plus, value-add, and opportunistic investment opportunities in carefully selected high-growth markets.

ERP believes in an alignment of interest between sponsors and investors, as well as full and transparent reporting in both GAAP and IFRS.

Our Values


Conduct our business fairly; always with honesty, transparency.


Always strive to achieve the highest standards for all our stakeholders.


We take responsibility for our actions, performance and adherence to Our Values.


Always present a positive, dignified and businesslike image through our appearances, behaviors and interactions with others.


We celebrate individual differences and provide equality of opportunity and actively promote inclusion and advancement for all team members.

Environmental Stewardship

executing environmentally friendly business strategies and technologies.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide great service and quality living environments to our residents; while providing outsized, risk-adjusted returns to our investors, and opportunities for growth, diversity and advancement for our employees.

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ERP Capabilities Advantage

Fully integrated platform

Vertically integrated company offering in-house expertise in fund structuring and real estate investment and asset management to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for our investors.

National Network-Local Expertise

Our strong industry relationships create a robust sourcing network while our local best in class partners execute in the markets we have identified with the best potential to outperform.

Sourcing & Underwriting

Tech enhanced research and analysis platform that support a robust pipeline and national scale; while reducing risk with conservative underwriting and debt structuring.

Due Diligence & Acquisition

Highly experienced executive team that oversees all aspects of the legal, operational and physical asset inspections and optimal fund and deal structuring.

Operational Expertise

Experience-led business plan formulation and execution to optimize asset repositioning, operations and value creation.

Asset Management

Expertise in the identification and supervision of property management execution of operational enhancements, performance and valuation reporting.

Dispositions & Exits

Proper time and execute dispositions and investment wind-downs through active hold/sell analysis.

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