Drucker + Falk History

Associates long before World War I and before they ever dreamed of becoming business partners, a young Emanuel E. Falk assisted A. Louis Drucker in the Drucker family grocery store after school. Years later, in a small cinder block building in downtown Newport News where Mr. Drucker ran a successful insurance business, a now grown Emanuel Falk worked in real estate. At Falk’s urging, the two formed a Real Estate-Insurance partnership.

Each investing $100.00, Drucker + Falk experienced humble beginnings. With one typewriter and a part time associate who wrote insurance policies, kept the books, and served as secretary, the firm’s growing reputation for proactive stewardship and value enhancement of real estate assets resulted in significant growth.  By 1970, and after searching for expansion opportunities, David Falk Sr. opened an office in Raleigh, North Carolina to serve as a hub for markets throughout the southeast United States. 

With a property management portfolio that reflected exponential growth, the firm steadfastly maintained a successful balance of traditional values and conservative business practices with a forward-thinking emphasis on people, process and performance as a means of delivering optimal asset value to clients. Today, this time-tested philosophy remains the hallmark of Drucker + Falk.

Now under the leadership of third generation owners and Managing Directors, Wendy Drucker, Kellie J. Falk and David Falk, Jr., the firm continues to thrive.

To position the company for a new wave of growth and expansion, in 2005 Guy Buck was appointed CFO, and in 2009, Jim Ledbetter joined the firm as President and COO.

What started in 1938 as a small family business is today among one of the nation’s largest and most successful property management companies. Why? Because we never lost sight of the family character that embodies this firm, one rooted in integrity, sterling customer service and the delivery of optimal asset value to our clients.