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How one property turned into many.
We serve Akron.

Halifax Rentals has become our umbrella from which we market our properties and manage our other companies.


The initial company, Halifax Development, was started in late 2003 by three young guys with a dream: Gabe, James and Kurt. The Company was focused on buying, repairing and leasing out student rentals at The University of Akron.

Ten years after Halifax was formed, another group was started to focus on off-campus housing. Patriot Land Holdings was formed by original members Kurt and Gabe, who brought Jeff on board, forming another trio. Two years later, Chris joined the Patriot group.


2014 bought another opportunity, a multi-unit building close to campus. Another company was formed, Halifax673, and brought together all of the investors.


In 2016, everyone involved in the rentals decided to create a company to be the “brand” of the different real estate companies. Halifax Rentals was born.

In the Fall of 2016, Zips Rentals was started as a marketing project to build name recognition with students, parents and within the community surrounding the college campus. 


As investors, we continue to grow our skills and real estate portfolio. Our companies give us different avenues through which we grow our knowledge of buying, repairing, leasing and selling different types of real estate.


Halifax Rentals represents several brands; founded by investors who are focused on growing thier portfolio, serving our tenants and buyers, and giving back to the local community.


Our focus has grown to include off-campus housing.


We currently own and operate 12 rental units located near The University of Akron, along with seven units off-campus: 5 single family homes and a duplex. 



Buy. Repair. Lease.

Our strategy for over 10 years has been simple - 3 words sum it up!


Our secret is that we haven't been afraid to get our hands dirty. 

Our real estate portfolio is built of houses that were in need of repair at the time of purchase. Then with some elbow grease, the properties were improved to be impressive homes in the community. 

The principals of the company have taken this formula to their personal properties as well. Each has personal experience with remodeling their own homes or other investment properties. The lessons learned as a group and as individuals have enabled them to become knowledgeable with the processes of buying and renovating many types of real estate.

Team Halifax

Kurt Seifert

James Mullen

Gabe Hajde

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