René True

Rene’ True received his real estate sales license right after graduating from Lafayette High School in 1977. By the age of 22, Rene’ closed a $1.3 million apartment complex transaction, and earned his real estate broker and principal auctioneer licenses. With an early interest in politics and a deeper interest in all things real estate, Rene’ was elected Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA – tax assessor) at the age of 26. As PVA, Rene’ gained experience valuing properties of all types including: residential, farm, industrial, commercial and multi-family. Later he served over three years as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, where he helped coordinate a statewide real property re-assessment program. Rene’ served 12 years at the KY Cabinet for Economic Development, the last three years as the Executive Director of the Office of Research and Information Technology, which included managing the state’s certified industrial site and building program and evaluating potential industrial sites.

Rene’ and his wife Leslie own and manage a portfolio of 10 rental properties in Frankfort, KY and one vacation rental condo in Hilton Head Island, SC. The couple specializes in renovating distressed properties for their investment property portfolio and owns the real estate brokerage firm True Real Estate Group. Rene’ has negotiated commercial and residential real property sales and leasing transactions, performed appraisals and valuations, and conducted real and personal property auctions. As part of the real estate brokerage activities, he has mentored others on how to successfully invest in income producing real estate. He has taught courses/seminars on investment property, financial analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, HP-12C and HP-10B calculators, property assessment practices, economic development, real estate practices & principles and real property appraisal. 

Rene’ received his BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Kentucky. He graduated from the Economic Development Institute, University of Oklahoma. 


$549,900  •  15 acres
Includes 5200 square foot barn (two full floors of 2600 square feet each), with concrete floor and electrical service.
True Real Estate Group

René True
327 Morehead Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601

Mobile: 859-312-6398