About Us

Meet the Team

Rex Rentals & Realty, Inc. is a progressive property management company that has serviced greater Saint Petersburg since 1995. Professionally managing residential property from single family to 40 unit complexes with innovation and personalized services.

The brokerage has been built from the ground up as an Asset Management Company with sales as an ancillary service. The building blocks have been continuously operating in the real estate field in the greater Saint Petersburg area since 1980.

Being a hands-on service in helping investors in purchasing residential and commercial properties; completing full restorations, leasing and full management of the portfolio; this is the backbone of today’s standards. Constantly staying abreast of the marketplace and utilizing skill sets learned in real life has kept the leadership at Rex Rentals & Realty, Inc. on solid ground.

Kym A. Ottaviani » CEO/BROKER

Kym A. Ottaviani showed at a young age an interest in construction and the arts. In 1979 closing his stained glass studio he moved to Clearwater, Florida to be a partner in an architectural salvage yard. Utilizing his skills in taking buildings apart before the wrecking ball, he started to buy 3 -4 bedroom houses. Once the remodel was complete he would rent out rooms on a weekly basis. In 1982 he bought a small motel on the beaches; moving into the new business arena did not work out as planned. In 1984 he had to change careers; he received his real estate sales associates license . Honing his skills with three different disciplines of brokerages; Kym really missed working more with the long term investors of industry. In 1995 Kym built from the ground up a property management company. Where the day to day operations of investment real estate is the major focus and sales in a secondary position. Rex Rentals & Realty, Inc., was formed in December 1995; delivering Rock Solid Property Management ever since.

Kym also is an active member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM ©) Serving on many different boards of directors and committees since 1996. He had the honor to be elected and served as a two time local chapter president. He has served on the local Board of REALTORS©; Property Leasing & Management Council. Most recently taking up the cause and working with the St. Petersburg Housing Authority in streamlining their process in making it more competitive for leasing.

Outside the office you can find Kym in his gardens, nightly walks or weekend trail hiking. Lovingly a very proud father of twin daughters that are in college (of course two different schools) and happily married for over 25 years to Dawn. As he states his polar opposite that keeps him balanced.