“…this is the utopia of being a Duck” – Larry von Klein in Mighty Oregon
When you step into Larry von Klein’s office, a.k.a. the “Duck Cave” there is no questioning his long time love for the University of Oregon Ducks. In fact, Larry and his wife Carmen have been season tickets for Oregon Ducks football and basketball for 35 years and are currently season ticket holders for Ducks baseball and track teams.
The von Klein love for the University of Oregon began when Larry moved to Eugene from Seattle during childhood. Larry graduated from the University of Oregon in the late 1960’s with a degree in business followed with a masters in journalism.
Larry and Carmen von Klein have been managing apartments since attending the University of Oregon. Larry saw a need for a “hands-on” professional management company to properly manage the apartments and commercial properties. Thus the partnership of von Klein Property Management began with Carmen von Klein managing the company. Since that time, they have been property managers, owners and developers.
The von Klein commitment to The University of Oregon community continues today. In addition to their active involvement with UO athletic and community activities, the von Klein family is active with the UO Alumni Association where Larry has served as a board member and president of the Lane County chapter.
Larry and Carmen have proudly passed on their love for the University of Oregon Ducks to their children and a new generation of grandchildren! The family company also includes son Larry Jr., a partner in the business and 2002 U of O grad, and daughter-in-law Lauren, also a U of O grad. Daughter Christine von Klein Clapp rounds out the family business background with her extensive escrow and mortgage experience.