Tel: (518) 207-5836   Ext. 800



 291 N Thompson St

 Schenectady, NY  12306


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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.

Resident Experience Manager, JoAnn Sifo:  As Resident Experience Manager, JoAnn is dedicated to doing what it takes to ensure each and every customer has an outstanding experience in his or her home. This runs the gamut of making sure that all repair and maintenance requests are handled quickly and efficiently as well as ensuring the move-in and move-out process goes as smoothly as possible. JoAnn just loves the variety and challenge of her job and interacting with customers and the team. In her spare time, JoAnn pursues her passion for bluegrass music through her band, the Dyer Switch Band.  JoAnn can be reached at (518) 207-5836 Ext. 3 or



Apartment Turnover Manager, Kim Williams:  Kim has the very challenging job of getting apartments ready for new residents. This task involves intensive cleaning and painting on a very tight schedule. Kim is very detail-oriented and takes great pride in her work. As a result, she excels at the job, producing sparkling clean and freshly painted apartments each and every time for our new residents. In her off time, Kim has a passion for all things arts and crafts and also volunteers her time mentoring disadvantaged youth.  Kim can be reached at (518) 207-5836 Ext. 4 or

Leasing Agent, Nancy Parker-Wilson:  As a people person, Parker is a natural as our Leasing Agent. She’s great at making prospective customers feel comfortable in exploring the many different apartment homes that Bruns Realty Group has to offer. Parker just loves her job of meeting future customers and it shows from her bubbly personality. Parker is a huge Perry Mason enthusiast as well as a raving New England Patriot fan. She enjoys spoiling her crazy cats, Samson and Perry Mason. Parker can be reached at (518) 207-5836 Ext. 2 or

Repair Technician, Shawn Green:  Shawn is dedicated to apartment repair and maintenance. Shawn’s passion is pleasing our residents and he is our “go-to” guy for most maintenance issues. Whether it’s repairing a leaky faucet or hanging those special curtains, he does his work quickly, efficiently and with a smile. Shawn takes great joy in raising his son and daughter and taking care of his several aquariums.



Project Manager, Matthew Wilson:  Matt is responsible for managing larger repairs, maintenance and renovation projects. Periodically he will chip in to assist Shawn with service requests. Matt is naturally goal driven and his focus is to get the job done correctly and on time. Customer satisfaction is his passion and with his generous personality he’s always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. Prior to joining Bruns Realty Group, Matthew was a union carpenter. Matt takes great joy in raising his two sons, Malachi and Barabus.  (518) 207-5836 Ext. 7 or