THE RealAmerica Family

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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RONDA SHREWSBURY WEYBRIGHT

President and Owner

Ronda has worked in the real estate industry since 1988 and founded RealAmerica in 1995.  She is a principal in all of the company-owned partnerships and oversees the senior management team and the strategic direction of each of the company’s divisions, including Development, Design, Construction, and Property Management.  She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Business with a BS in Finance/Real Estate and serves on the Boards of the Indiana Affordable Housing Council (IAHC), OneZone (formerly Fishers Chamber of Commerce), and Fairbanks Hospital. She is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO/WPO), holds an active Indiana Principal Brokers License and participates in numerous philanthropic activities in the community.

MELANIE
REUSZE

Chief Operating Officer

Melanie has worked in the real estate industry since 1995.  She is an Indiana licensed Real Estate Principal Broker and has worked in various positions within the real estate industry including positions at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and Ice Miller, LLP before joining RealAmerica in 2013.  Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in Public Finance and holds several certifications associated with the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, housing development, and property management.  After successfully leading the Property Management Team at RealAmerica for 3 years she has taken on the responsibility of RealAmerica’s Chief Operating Officer.

JEFF
RYAN

Vice President of
Development

Jeff has worked in the real estate and economic development industry since 1999 and leads RealAmerica’s  development team with all facets of project development including: project feasibility, market research, site selection, land closings, tax credit package preparation, zoning and planning approvals, pro forma analysis, and equity and debt financing. He has successfully completed projects in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio including 9%, bond, and market rate apartments. He has financing experience with HOME Investment Partnerships Program, The Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, NSP-3, historic tax credits, and Industrial Recovery Tax Credits. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University and also studied Urban Development Planning.

CHAD
GARRETT

Vice President of
Construction

Chad is the Vice President of Construction and responsible for planning and implementing RealAmerica’s construction project delivery strategy. He has over 25 years of construction management and executive leadership experience. His background encompasses a broad spectrum of large scale projects on a national level governing team efforts in the planning and construction of dense urban high rises, parking structures, multi-use developments, office, retail, healthcare and government building projects. His leadership history, utilizing industry-recognized best practices in multiple development classifications, lends to the apprehension of the complex organizational needs required for successful developments. Chad attended Ball State University as an Entrepreneurial major.

KERRY
LA PREES

Director of
Design

Kerry is a Registered Architect & Interior Designer in the state of Indiana with over 13 years’ experience with diverse project types, including international projects. He has designed and managed over 60 projects, including LEED certified and historic preservation tax credit projects. Kerry received both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design degrees from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and a Global MBA from EDHEC in Nice, France. He currently assists the Development Department in the analysis of development opportunities, prepares construction documents and conducts construction administration duties for multi-family and commercial projects.

OUR STAFF DIRECTORY

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TARA ARMS

Senior Regional Property Manager

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TAMMY BAILEY

Senior Property Accountant

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ARLENE BALDWIN

Property Accountant

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JENNY BANKS

Director of Human Resource

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BRIAN BECK

Director of Construction

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MARCHELLE BERRY

Real Estate Associate

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MELISSA CORNWELL

Accounts Payable Clerk

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JASON EDWARDS

Project Manager – Construction

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CHAD GARRETT

Vice President of Construction

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ANDREA GREGORY

Operation Coordinator – Construction

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MICHAEL LANG

Development Associate

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KERRY LA PREES

Director of Design

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TYLER McKEE

Director of Property Management

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KAYLA McNABB

Administrative Assistant-Construction

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LISA McNABB

Director of Compliance

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KARA POLSTON

Director of Accounting

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ANNA RANKIN

Regional Property Manager

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MELANIE REUSZE

Chief Operating Officer

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JEFF RYAN

Vice President of Development

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KELLY SEARS

Compliance & Marketing Specialist

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RONDA SHREWSBURY WEYBRIGHT

CEO, RealAmerica Companies

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BRIDGET SLAUGHTER

Office Manager

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YVONNE SLOAN

Executive Assistant

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MICHELLE WITHEM

Project Coordinator – Construction

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DONNA YOUNG

Resident Services & Dispositions Manager

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