PARTNERING WITH ALPHA FRATERNITY MANAGEMENT IS TODAY'S SMART APPROACH TO INCREASED REVENUE GENERATION AND ASSURING STABLE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Not only will partnering with Alpha Fraternity Management lift a burden from the shoulders of the alumni volunteers, but you'll also see better short and long-term results for your property and your organization. Simply stated, we invest the time, systems, and resources that volunteers cannot. And, our clients often find the operational benefits derived offset the cost of our services.
THE OLD MODEL NO LONGER WORKS
The successful management of fraternity chapter houses is time intensive and requires unique programs, specialized services, experienced oversight, and demands high levels of member and parent communications.
It is becoming clear that the traditional model of having alumni volunteers manage the day-to-day operations of the facility, its leases, rental collections, food service, repairs and maintenance, and paying bills is too challenging for most groups to undertake through volunteer efforts. It takes too much time, effort and specialized skills for volunteers to consistently bear the burden of these duties.
More than 75% of fraternity chapters are under-capitalized and in a state of deferred maintenance.
ALLAN LUTES - PRINCIPAL
Allan Lutes has been involved in fraternity leadership for over thirty-five years. He served as Delta Tau Delta’s chapter president at the University of Michigan and founded the University of Michigan Alumni Interfraternity Council and Alumni Housing Association, serving as the IFC president while attending college. He has continued as an alumni leader on his chapter’s house corporation board and the University of Michigan Alumni Interfraternity Council. Allan is also the founder and executive director of Sigma Pi Lambda.
After college, Allan obtained his real estate license and began managing commercial and residential property. In 1989, he launched his construction company, now operated as Alpha Design+Build, which focuses on designing and constructing high-end residential and commercial projects. Alpha Design+Build has completed over 400 major projects for fraternity and sorority clients including designing, developing, and constructing chapter houses.
In 2006, Allan created a division within his real estate company to focus on the professional management of fraternity and sorority properties -- now known as Alpha Fraternity Management.
In addition to leading Alpha Fraternity Management and Alpha Design+Build, Allan currently oversees 760 apartments and 80,000 sq. ft. of commercial space in downtown Detroit as a licensed real estate manager, developer, and broker.
Allan has also been very active in charities, industry organizations, and his church, serving in many leadership positions. He founded Camp Liberty, Inc., a charity to benefit our military veterans, has been active in Labor of Love Livingston, a charity that performed $880,000 of free repairs for the handicapped, elderly, and financially challenged, and participates with the Washtenaw Home Builders Association Foundation, which provides community support and scholarships related to the building industry.