Executive Team

Leadership

Our outstanding executive team leads our associates and professional contractors, who are among the most experienced and reputable in the development, building, property management, and industries and profession.

Gary L. Schottenstein

Gary L. Schottenstein

Chairman & CEO
Gary has over 40 years experience for SCHOTTENSTEIN Real Estate Group, M/I Homes (NYSE: MHO), and M/I Real Estate Co. He is an Ohio State University (OSU) graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration, past licensed real estate broker in Ohio, and director and member of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA) and the Columbus Apartment Association (CAA). He has served on the National Economic Council of the NAHB and on numerous civic and charitable boards. Gary has personally developed over $1 billion of residential properties, not even including all of the public company operations, when he jointly worked as one of the original senior officers for M/I Homes (NYSE:MHO) for many years.

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Brian Schottenstein

Brian Schottenstein

President
Brian graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a BBA in Entrepreneurship and was one of the founding members of the University’s Entrepreneurs Club. Brian was recently named one of the Smartest 50 executives by Smart Business Magazine. Brian now oversees Schottenstein Real Estate Group as president of the company. He is on the board of several organizations including the Columbus Apartment Association, Columbus Jewish Federation, Agudas Achim synagogue board, Urban Land Institute young leaders advisor, and the Ohio State University Hillel. He is also active with OSU Fisher School of Business, Lifetown, and the Memorial Golf Tournament, which proceeds benefit the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Brian was a judge of Miss Ohio USA 2012, a judge of Miss Michigan 2014 and a scorer for the 2013 Presidents Cup.

Email Brian at bs@sregroup.com

Corey Schottenstein

Corey Schottenstein

Managing Partner

Corey Schottenstein is an innovator and a leader in today’s young business world. As Managing Partner of Schottenstein Real Estate Group, Corey works to expand the company’s real estate interests nationwide. Most recently, Corey spearheaded efforts to further expand and diversify the company’s capabilities with the introduction of Villa Lago- a­-Lago, a magnificent 16,500 square foot custom home to be built on speculation in Palm Beach, Florida’s iconic Everglades Island. Corey provides the underlying creative vision for each individual project and the company as a whole. Additionally, Mr. Schottenstein actively participates in all aspects of the company’s development and decisions—large and small—from new deal & product evaluation, analysis and pre­development planning to construction, design, branding, marketing, operations, sales and leasing. Corey is also directly responsible for overseeing the clubhouses and amenities maintain the highest standard of luxury, service and quality. In addition to his real estate interests, Mr. Schottenstein is also a published financial author, with articles featured in Yahoo Finance and CBS Money Watch. Corey received his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University­-Bloomington.

George M. Harmanis

George M. Harmanis

Chief Financial Officer and Senior V.P.
George has over 30 years of experience with both public and private organizations including Premier Properties USA, Inc., Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT) and Ernst & Young, LLP. He is an Ohio State University graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration, a licensed CPA and a member of the OSCPA and AICPA. George serves on several civic boards in the community.

Email George at gh@sregroup.com

Don Hunter

Don Hunter

Senior V.P. of Acquisitions and Development
Don has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry including senior management positions with Duke Realty Corporation and OhioHealth. Don has extensive development and asset management experience having led teams in the development and management of $2.5 billion in office, industrial and medical properties. Don graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He is active in the community having served as a volunteer for a number of community organizations.

Email Don at dh@sregroup.com

Gary Reitter

Gary Reitter

Senior V.P. of Construction / Development
Gary has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry of which more than half were with M/I Homes (NYSE:MHO) in the single family homebuilding business. Throughout his career Gary has been associated with many local and national organizations such as the Building Industry of America, Association of Builders and Contractors, and Builders’ Exchange.

Email Gary at gr@sregroup.com

Stan Bowen

Stan Bowen

V.P. of Construction
Stan has over 29 years of construction experience beginning building homes at M/I and Showcase Homes. His knowledge includes multifamily and commercial construction at Duffy Homes and Ruscilli Construction Co., Inc. Stan has skills serving in a variety of positions as superintendent, service manager, estimator, and project manager. He has been associated with the BIA of Central Ohio and Builders' Exchange.

Email Stan at sb@sregroup.com

Deborah L. Wilson

Deborah L. Wilson

V.P. of Rental Operations
Deborah is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University where she earned a B.A. degree in Public Relations. Deborah has over 20 years of experience in residential property management and customer service. She also holds a real estate license in the State of Ohio. Deborah started her career in the management program at McDonald’s Corporation. She then became a leasing manager for M/I Real Estate Co., before becoming a property manager for Associated Estates Realty Corp. (AEC) for the next 13 years. Deborah returned to SREG in 2007 as a Regional Manager and was promoted to V.P. of Rental Operations in 2012. She is also an active member in the Columbus Apartment Association and currently serves on the membership committee.

Email Deborah at dw@sregroup.com

Wes Smith

Wes Smith

V.P. Engineering/Development
Wes is a 2003 graduate of Ohio Northern University where he earned his BS in Civil Engineering and was President of the rugby team his senior year. He is a Professional Engineer with over 13 years of experience in site development with EMHT. Wes has a wide array of experience which includes the development of single-family housing, multi-family housing (apartments and condominiums), golf course communities, re-development, senior living, commercial, retail and offsite forcemain, watermain, sanitary sewer and roadway improvements.

Email Wes at ws@sregroup.com

Corey Lamb

Corey Lamb

Controller
Corey graduated from The Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in 2010, with a B.S. in Business Administration, double majoring in Accounting and Finance. While pursuing his degree he was an accounting intern at The Ohio High School Athletic Association and interned within the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP (D&T). Upon graduation, he began his career in public accounting with D&T in Columbus, Ohio and for four years, served on engagements for many clients within a wide range of industries and geographic distribution before transitioning to the private sector at SREG.

Email Corey at cl@sregroup.com

Harvey Lucas

Harvey Lucas

Maintenance Director
Harvey has over 30 years of experience in the maintenance service industry of which over half have been with MI Real Estate Co. and Schottenstein Real Estate Group. His career encompasses all phases of multifamily housing development including supervising the daily on-site operations, planning budgets, and customer service. He believes in ensuring that all properties deliver a high level of customer service. Harvey joined MI Real Estate Co. in 1999 as a Maintenance Supervisor and became the Director of Service Operations for all sites in 2012.

Email Harvey at hl@sregroup.com

Sarah Gilbert

Sarah Gilbert

Property Accountant
Sarah graduated from Malone University in 2013, with a dual B.A degree in Accounting and in Business Administration. Sarah began her career working as an auditor with Julian & Grube, Inc., a governmental accounting and auditing firm in Westerville, Ohio. During her time at Julian & Grube, Inc., Sarah audited various municipalities and nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Ohio. Sarah joined Schottenstein Real Estate Group in 2016 and is quickly becoming an integral part of the accounting/finance department.

Email Sara at sg@sregroup.com

Rae Kirkbride

Rae Kirkbride

AP / AR Coordinator and IT Administrator
Rae graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Rae began her career as a manager of a secretarial firm, where she remained for 18 years, before joining the business and promotions departments of Ohio Magazine. She joined Schottenstein Real Estate Group in 2002 and has since served in multiple areas in the accounting/finance department of the company; additionally, Rae serves as the company’s IT Administrator. In her spare time, Rae coordinates a volunteer-based ministry for the homeless.

Email Rae at rk@sregroup.com

Brenda Griffith

Brenda Griffith

AP Construction Coordinator
Brenda graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. Degree. Brenda began her career at the Department of Human Services – Marion County. She joined M/I Homes in 2000 and served in various areas including sales administration, accounting and job costing. In 2008 she joined Schottenstein Real Estate Group as the AP Construction Coordinator. Her professional certifications include Notary Public, State of Ohio.

Email Brenda at bkg@sregroup.com

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