Who We Are

About the Company

RSK Properties is a Kansas City based real estate investment company.  Our mission is to provide, clean safe, affordable, and comfortable housing that positively impacts our community. We purchase residential properties that we renovate and restore for our customers. We seek to develop new build residential properties in the urban core, that incorporate sustainable design strategies. We are passionate about our industry and care deeply about the relationships with our partners, investors, and customers.

About the Owners

Rich Kniss is co-founder and CEO of RSK Properties. He is an Architect with over 30 years experience, including numerous multi-family projects. This experience has given him a solid foundation in the residential marketplace. He has devoted himself to himself to locating quality single-family and multi-family homes, bringing them up-to-date with repairs, and offering them for sale or rent.  Rich has a wife of 30 years and two teenage boys. He enjoys traveling with his family to new places in his spare time. He also supports non-profit agencies that assist special needs children.


Shawn Kalmus is co-founder and COO of RSK Properties. He is an Architect with over 21 years of experience on a wide range of project types. Shawn’s experience in project management and construction administration provide him an extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of construction projects. His natural leadership abilities help bring teams together for a common purpose.Shawn is an advocate for his Southmoreland Neighborhood Association. In his spare time, he tutors and mentors young students. Shawn enjoys taking in all the vast opportunities that Kansas City offers, and spending time with his wife and two teenage daughters.