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About Us

TKF Management, Inc., D.B.A. 1st Choice Property Management was formed in 1993 by Darryl Kazen to manage his family’s 40+ properties. The family is four generations of property management that all started in San Francisco, CA with a four story apartment building that was owned by Darryl’s grandfather.

After Darryl’s passing in 2015, his son, Rob Kazen has become the broker/owner of 1st Choice Property Management offering full-service property management to the Fort Worth and surrounding cities in Tarrant County.

We personally own and manage over forty properties and know the attention to detail each one needs. We take the time to manage and care for your properties just like we do our own so you can take the time to do what is important for you and your family and let us take the stress off your shoulders.

We are affiliated with the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), the National Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors, and the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors.

We manage your properties like we do our own

We personally own and manage over forty properties and know the attention to detail each one needs. We take the time to care for your properties just like we do our own and manage them as if they were our own so you can take the time to do what is important for you and your family and let us take the stress off your shoulders.

The Team

The Founder - Darryl Kazen 1946-2015, Broker and founder of 1st Choice Property Management, retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant (MStg).  He started with a group of rental homes of his and his family members. Friends and acquaintances then began asking him to manage their properties. In 2002 he stopped selling real estate and began managing properties full time.

Darryl was a longtime member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. He held the Master Property Manager designation. Darryl also was a member of the Texas Association of Realtors Property Management Committee. As a professional in the property management business, Darryl constantly strives to keep abreast of the ever changing rental market and the Texas State Property Code to better serve his clientele.

Darryl Kazen » MPM® RMP® 1946-2015
  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent since 1994
  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker since 1996
  • National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) since 1994
  • Master Property Manager (MPM®) – earned in 2004
  • Residential Management Professional (RMP®) – earned in 1999
  • NARPM Professional Standards (Ethics) Chair – 2002 & 2003
  • NARPM Professional Development Chair – 2007 & 2008
  • NARPM National Instructor – 2007 to present
  • Member of the Texas Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors
  • Retired in 1985 from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant
Rob Kazen » Broker/Owner
  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent since 2009
  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker since 2015
  • National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) since 2009
  • Residential Management Professional (RMP®)
  • Master Property Manager (MPM® Candidate)
  • Member of the Texas Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors
Leslie Kazen » Office Manager
Angela Brainard » Managing Agent
  • Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent since 2011
  • National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) since 2011
  • Member of the Texas Association of Realtors
  • Member of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors
Lynnette Sibley » Assistant Manager
Sylvia Arrambide » Managing Agent
Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent since 2011
Chris Hogan » Maintenance Coordinator