Real homes. Real community. Real commitment.

Meet RealAmerica

Real leadership with proven results.

Our senior leadership draws on deep expertise in real estate development, design, construction, and management. Addressing complexity and challenges through teamwork and creativity, each RealAmerica employee is principled, enthusiastic, and engaged in our mission.

President and Owner

Ronda Shrewsbury

Ronda is the president and owner of RealAmerica, an integrated group of WBE-certified companies providing development, design, construction and property management of multifamily and commercial properties. Ronda’s passion for affordable housing drives the company to focus on opportunities that address housing needs with new construction, adaptive reuse, mixed use and historic rehab developments. In addition to providing strategic direction and oversight for each division of RealAmerica, Ronda holds an active Indiana Principal Brokers License and continues to build on her experience in land and office development as well.

A graduate of the Indiana University School of Business, Ronda serves as the past president of the Indiana Affordable Housing Council (IAHC) and serves on the boards of Near North Development Corporation, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), The Indianapolis Zoo and 1st Source Corporation. Ronda recently helped to start Legacy25, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to wrap-around support and services for affordable housing communities.

“There is nothing I would rather do than build a community I would be proud to live in myself, that makes a positive impact on people’s lives.”

RealAmerica leadership team

Chief Operating Officer

Melanie Reusze

Starting in 1995, Melanie’s career focused on tax credits for affordable housing. She holds multiple certifications associated with the low-income housing tax credit, housing development, and property management, and became a recognized leader in the field while working at the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. Melanie managed RealAmerica’s property management division before becoming COO. A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in public finance, Melanie is a licensed Real Estate Principal Broker.
Vice President of Development

Jeff Ryan

With a strong background in real estate investment and economic development since 1999, Jeff has led development in Indiana, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio. His experience includes 9% tax credits, 4%/bond, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, NSP-3, historic tax credits, and Industrial Recovery Tax Credits. At Indiana University, Jeff majored in political science and also studied urban development planning.
Vice President of Construction

Tyler McKee

As a recognized authority in property and construction management, Tyler’s expertise includes lease-ups, state and federal inspections, multi-family, commercial, and storage development. He holds National Standard General Contractor and OSHA 30 certifications, as well as designations from the National Association of Home Builders of CAPS and HCCP. Tyler majored in risk management and insurance at Ball State University, with a minor in residential property management.
Controller

Ken Humphrey

For the past 30 years, Ken has worked in the real estate industry providing leadership to accounting teams with both public and privately held companies. As the Controller at Real America, Ken brings extensive experience in the areas of financial reporting and analysis, accounting close processes, major transactions, and external audit/tax return preparation. Ken is highly skilled in customer service, building lasting business partnerships with key stakeholders. He constantly looks for ways to strengthen overall financial and team member performance with a “What’s Possible” mindset. A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Accounting, Ken holds an active Certified Public Accountant license and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Director of Property Management

Anna Rankin

For more than 25 years, Anna’s work in the real estate industry has included local and regional property management, with a focus on lease-ups, state and federal inspections, and development of multi-family, commercial, and self-storage properties. As the Director of Property Management at RealAmerica, Anna brings focus, coordination, and leadership to management and maintenance issues throughout the company’s expanding portfolio. A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Anna also holds designations from HCCP and TaCCs.
Design Manager/Project Architect

Chuck Bowen

Chuck has 13 years of experience in market rate and tax-credit multifamily and mixed-use development and residential design. He combines deep industry knowledge with design expertise, construction document development, and an eye for detail. He oversees every aspect of the design process from programming and schematic design through construction administration- helping to create a symbiotic relationship within RealAmerica departments as well as consultants and contractors. Chuck graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture.

RealAmerica staff by department

Jeff Ryan

VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT

Anvir Purewal

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Chuck Bowen

Design Manager/Project Architect

Desiree Green

Graduate Architect

Tyler McKee

Vice President of Construction

Barry Perron

Preconstruction
and Estimating Manager

Judy Hilkert

Senior Construction Coordinator and Safety Manager

Jamie Kitron

Construction Accountant

Dave Stefanek

Project Manager
of Construction Operations

John Drasko

Construction Laborer

William Clay

Superintendent

Michael Engisch

Superintendent

Doug Burns

SUPERINTENDENT

Travis Clay

Construction Laborer

John McIntosh

SUPERINTENDENT

Mike Duke

Construction LABORER

Anthony Freiden

Construction Laborer

Anna Rankin

Director of Property Management

Kaloha Allen

Area Manager

Ken Humphrey

Controller

Anne Conway

Assistant Controller

Tammy Bailey

Yardi Support Specialist

Nancy Polley

Accounting & Office Manager

Raquel Diaz

Training Manager

Daria Parker

Compliance Manager

Tangela Hunt

Human Resource Manager

Yvonne Sloan

Executive Assistant

Chelsa Rowley

Accounting & Administrative Assistant

Nancy Polley

Accounting & Office Manager

Stephanie Michael

Marketing Manager

Danielle Sorrell

Digital Marketing Assistant

This is a great place to work. There are very good managers and all the equipment I need, I get!

Joseph PuckettMaintenance Technician

At RealAmerica, team means: T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More.

Steven JacksonRegional Property Manager

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