About Us

Heartland Realty & Rentals, Inc. was incorporated in March, 2003 and is a licensed Real Estate Brokerage Company in the State of Illinois. Broker, Roman Basi, has been in the Southern Illinois real estate industry since 1997 and succeeded in the business from his father who started in the industry in 1980. Heartland Realty & Rentals, Inc. manages over 300 residential and commercial units in Illinois. The managed properties consist of apartments, duplexes, homes, storage units, and commercial buildings. In addition to managing properties, Heartland Realty & Rentals, Inc. assists clients in Buying and Selling properties. The corporate office is located on at the corner of new Route 13 and Pentecost Road, we are the first large tan building beside Ike Honda, main entrance and then we are the first door to the right.

Our Staff

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Roman Basi, Broker/Owner

Roman Basi graduated from Millikin University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. In addition, Roman holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University. Roman is a licensed Attorney in the states of Arizona, Illinois, Florida, and Missouri, a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois, and a licensed Private Pilot. He is currently working towards obtaining his CPA license. You can e-mail Roman at rbasi@taxplanning.com.

Roman’s primary duties include:

Meeting and Consulting with clients on real estate matters including: Leasing Commercial Space, Buying Property, Selling Property, Speaking nationwide, writing and researching.  Roman has been published in the following trade journals:  Illinois State Bar Association - Section on Federal Taxation, Productivity, Agency Sales, Industrial Distribution, Supply House Times, Distributor Link, I.D.A. Management Journal

Roman is a member of the following organizations:

Illinois Bar Association, Past Member of the Federal Taxation Section Council, Florida Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, Egyptian Board of Realtors - Current President, Past Director, Past Chair of the Grievance Committee, Marion Chamber of Commerce, Current Co-Chair of the Golf Committee.

Roman resides in Marion, Illinois with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and flying.
About working at Heartland Realty & Rentals, Inc. Roman states:  “I have always enjoyed the real estate business, and truly enjoy working side by side with my wife as we explore new opportunities for our business.”


Jennifer Barnett - Property Manager