Our Company

Unlike most apartment complexes that bring in big, faceless, fee-based management companies to manage their properties, Solara is owner-managed by Bruns Realty Group, LLC. As owners, we are uniquely familiar with our properties and we have a vested interest to provide the best level of service possible. Concerns and issues are addressed quickly because we are the owners; no need to ask “permission” to get things done.

Bruns Realty Group is a small company with the big mission of providing the best customer experience possible. We are interested in building a relationship with our customers and to show our customers that they are much more than a rent check or an apartment number. Our loyalty is to our customers, and we’ll do all we can to make sure they have an outstanding experience with us.

We are always looking to leverage technology to improve the customer experience and decrease our impact on the environment. One recent convenience that we have put in place is our Resident Portal. The Resident Portal allows residents to pay rent, track your rental account and make maintenance requests when and where you want, 24/7, from your computer, tablet or smart phone.  Solara brings convenience to the next level with the use of Smart Home technology and our automated package concierge systems.

Bruns Realty Group was founded with the intent to become the best-in-class property management company. Unlike a typical management company who might rotate staff, you will see the same familiar, trusted, friendly faces on our properties, day-in, day-out.

Thank you for considering us for your next apartment home.  Should you lease from us, you will not be disappointed!

Our Mission

The sole purpose of Bruns Realty Group is to bring happiness to our residents. Our highly trained, dedicated and hardworking team is committed to excellence in service and bringing happiness to your home, day in and day out. This is a commitment that we take very seriously. If for some reason you are unhappy with any aspect of your stay with us, please immediately inform our team and we will work to resolve the problem quickly.

Owner, Dave Bruns:  As General Manager and owner of Bruns Realty, LLC, Dave is busy setting the vision for the company and helping lead our team of dedicated professionals. Dave is a hands-on owner and you’ll most likely catch him out inspecting properties, helping a team member, or plowing snow in the winter. Dave has built the company from the ground-up over a period of 25 years and he has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of property maintenance and management. Prior to running Bruns Realty full time, Dave pursued a career as an electrical engineer at General Electric. Dave lives in Troy with his wife Sandra and their Boston terrier and six cats.

Regional Property Manager, Megan Tetlack: Megan has been with Bruns Realty Group since August of 2019. Megan works very hard to create a wonderful experience for not only our residents, but for our team as well. Megan has been in the property management industry for over 15 years and and is skilled in all facets of multi-family home management. She has been an outstanding addition to the Bruns Realty Team and we are lucky to have her on board. It is a big task, but she is up for the challenge! When Megan is not working you can find her with her two little girls, indulging in spin classes, cheering on some Chicago sports teams (Go Bears & Cubs!), cooking and trying new recipes, hiking, concerts, and travelling. You can reach Megan at, 518-207-5836 ext. 3, or megan.tetlack@brunsrealtygroup.com.

Leasing and Marketing Manager, Sarah Wolfe:  Sarah has the pleasure of meeting with all of the prospective residents at each of our properties. She enjoys showcasing our beautiful apartment homes and sharing the vision of Bruns Realty Group with everyone she meets. Sarah also takes great pride in connecting with all of our followers on social media and sharing our passion for our residents, animals, and the environment across all platforms! In her down time, Sarah enjoys a good book and spending quality time with her husband Jordan, her two children, Maximus and Delilah, and their little kitty Jade.  Sarah can be reached at (518) 207-5836 Ext. 800 or sarah.wolfe@brunsrealtygroup.com.

Maintenance Supervisor, Todd Rasner: Todd brings with him an extensive background in the property management industry and is very knowledgeable with HVAC, landscaping, snow plowing,and heavy equipment operation. Todd has managed a variety of communities in the Capital District, ranging from 200-400+ apartment homes. Todd has an eye for detail and is always looking to stay up to date on industry trends, and training. Outside of work you can find Todd enjoying cars, trucks, 4wheeling, and snowmobiling. Todd can always be reached via phone, 518-207-5836 ext. 7, or email, todd.rasner@brunsrealtygroup.com.



Apartment Turnover Chief, Roseella Barber: Roseella (aka Shea) is a lady of all trades. Shea has been with Bruns Realty Group for a few years now. Shea is a hard worker who helps us meet our goals and is always ready to help any way she can. Shea loves to learn new things and is a great asset to our team!





Maintenance Technician, Matt Hanson: Matt recently joined our team and came to us with an extensive background in Maintenance. Matt is a go-getter who strives for solutions. Matt is excited to bring his experience to the team and also gain some along the way! Matt loves spending quality time with his young daughter, who is his pride and joy.


Maintenance Technician, Anthony Lloyd: Anthony is  HVAC Certified and has a strong background in maintenance and landscaping. Anthony is dedicated to making sure our properties are running smoothly. During Anthony's time away from work, he enjoys cars, trucks, and is in training for becoming a Full Time Volunteer Firefighter. 


Tel: (518) 207-5836   Ext. 800

Email: rentals@solaraluxuryapartments.com


 291 N Thompson St

 Schenectady, NY  12306


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