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SREG Executive Leadership

Executive Leadership

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

Gary Schottenstein

Gary L. Schottenstein

Chairman & CEO

WORK CAREER

  • SCHOTTENSTEIN REAL ESTATE GROUP . . . 1974 to Present!
    Multiple companies operated and managed including M/I Real Estate Co., Wyandotte Communities, dozens of LLC’s and other partnerships all merged or affiliated with SREG.
  • M/I Homes (NYSE: MHO) . . . 1976 – 2002
    Officer, Board of Directors, and employment jointly with M/I Schottenstein Homes and M/I Homes

SUMMARY OF ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Has personally developed over $2.5 billion of properties, including over 15,000 rental apartments, single and multi-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums, retail-commercial, and land sales in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida, not even including all public company business.
  • Has been involved in all phases, operations, and real estate functions including land development and lot sales, also single-family private and public companies, design, construction, marketing, advertising, service warranty, title, financing, and entitlements; licensed Ohio real estate broker and Realtor, commercial and retail property development, office, outlet, golf course communities, etal.
  • Had corporate offices during career at Little Turtle, Wyandotte East, Huntington Centre downtown Columbus, Route 161 and Tamarack, and at Easton since 1996.

BUSINESS BOARDS OF DIRECTORS OR ADVISORY COUNCILS

  • SCHOTTENSTEIN REAL ESTATE GROUP (Formerly M/I Real Estate Co.) 1974-Present
  • M/I Homes(MHO/NYSE) 1986-2000
  • M/I Homes Foundation 1990-2006
  • Fortune Brands (FO/NYSE) Builders Advisory Council 1997-1998
  • Wyandotte Communities 1974-1980
  • National Assoc. of Home Builders (NAHB) (Economic Advisors Council) 2000- 2008
  • Columbus Apartment Assoc. (CAA)- Director 1977-1985
  • Building Industry Assoc. (BIA) of Central Ohio – Director 1980-1986
  • University of Miami FL Business School Launch Pad 2009 – 2011

MAJOR BUSINESS AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Building Industry Hall of Fame inductee; NAHB Life Spike Honor and MAME Awards
  • CAA First Tribute Award of Distinction and Industry Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Only 3-time Real Estate Developer of the Year by Building Industry Association
  • Top Developer, Top Builder, and CEO Awards from national and local sources, including Columbus Business First Magazine, South Florida Business Journal, US Commerce Association, Smart Business Magazine, CEO Magazine, Columbus Monthly, etal. Numerous industry design, building, development, and community awards, including Better Homes and Gardens, American Wood Council, AlA Design, Columbus City Beautiful, Grand Marketing, etal.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SERVICE

  • BIA of Central Ohio and NAHB member for over 40 years, Board Director for 6 years, 8 years on NAHB, Economic Advisor’s Council, and 2024 Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Columbus and National Apartment Associations member for 50 years; Board Director for 8 years.
  • Honorary Member in the Association of Ohio Commodores, assisting State economic growth.
  • During career, memberships in Board of REALTORS, Urban Land Institute, Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio, Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO) Advisory Council, ICSC, University of Miami (FL) Business School Launch Pad.

PERSONAL / EDUCATION

  • Born in 1951 in Columbus, Ohio, son of Irving E. and Frances P. Schottenstein
  • Bexley City Public Schools (1969); The Ohio State University, BS Business Administration (1974)

COMMUNITY SERVICE AS BOARD OF DIRECTOR

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • American Red Cross
  • National Football Foundation – Godfrey Chapter
  • Buckeye Boosters Inc.
  • Columbus Jewish Federation
  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Bnai Brith
  • Touchdown Club of Columbus
  • Bexley Education Foundation
  • OSU Hillel Foundation
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Columbus Jewish Historical Society
  • Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
  • OSU Development – Columbus Regiond
  • Chabad of Palm Beach
  • ZOA
  • Congregation Agudas Achim
Brian Schottenstein

Brian Schottenstein

President

Brian Schottenstein graduated from the University of Miami, FL in 2009 with a BBA in Entrepreneurship. Brian is the President of Schottenstein Real Estate Group. Brian has been responsible for developing over $1 billion in multifamily and mixed use developments. He was recently named one of the Smart 50 executives by Smart Business Magazine and is currently a columnist for that magazine. Brian was also recently selected as a Future 50 leader by Columbus CEO magazine and 18 Difference Maker by Columbus Jewish News. Brian Schottenstein was recognized as one of Columbus Business First’s “40 Under 40.” Columbus Business First named Brian as part of the Power 100 in 2021-2023. He is on the board of several organizations including Co Founder of The Foundation, the Former President of the Columbus Apartment Association, Vice President of Lifetown where he recently received the Lifetown Legend honor and Treasurer of the Ohio State University Hillel. Brian was an Ohio Electoral College Member, Judge of Miss Ohio USA ‘12 and ‘17 as well as Miss Michigan USA in 2014 and a scorer for the 2013 Presidents Cup.

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 developed LAGO-A­-LAGO, a magnificent 17,000 square foot custom home he developed on speculation in Palm Beach, Florida’s iconic Estate Section, which he ultimately sold for $50,000,000. 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 MarketWatch. Corey received his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University­-Bloomington.

Our Executive Team

George M. Harmanis
George M. Harmanis

Chief Financial Officer & Senior V.P.

George has over 40 years of experience with both public and private organizations, including Schottenstein Real Estate Group, Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT), Ernst & Young, LLP and Premier Properties USA, Inc. He is an Ohio State University graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration, a licenced CPA and a member of the OSCPA and AICPA. Since joining Schottenstein Real Estate Group, George has been responsible for securing in excess of $900 million in construction and permanent financing for over 25 new developments for the company. George has served on several civic boards in the community.

Deborah L. Wilson
Deborah L. Wilson

Senior V.P. of Rental Operations

Deborah is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University where she earned a B.A. in Public Relations. She has over 30 years of experience in residential property management and customer service. She began her career in management with McDonald’s Corporation and then transitioned into property management. She gained experience with RJ Solove and Associates, M/I Real Estate Company, Associated Estates Realty Corporation and has been with Schottenstein Real Estate Group since 2007.

During her 17 years with SREG, she has overseen the opening and lease up of 15 brand new communities and has managed a portfolio of over 5000 units in Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. Deborah holds a real estate license in the State of Ohio and is an active member of the Columbus Apartment Association and currently serves on the Membership Committee.

Wes Smith
Wes Smith

Senior Vice President Acquisition, Development and Engineering

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 18 years of experience in the industry. Wes has been an integral team member in the acquisition and development of over $500 million in commercial properties with Schottenstein Real Estate Group. He is an active member in the community volunteering for a variety of community organizations.

Patrick F. Hyer
Patrick F. Hyer

Senior V.P. of Construction

Patrick is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in Construction Systems Management. With 20+ years in the construction industry, his career has given him an opportunity to work in various market sectors throughout the country. While working with Continental Real-Estate for 6+ years, Patrick was involved with Mixed Use Development Projects in Portland, OR, Houston, TX and Brentwood CA, where he held the positions of Owners Rep/Tenant Coordinator and Project Manager. Moving back to Ohio in 2008, Patrick worked with Grae-Con Construction for 9 years and most recently he worked for Elford Inc. as a Sr. Project Manager leading the Target Construction Team. Patrick appreciates his work experiences and professional relationships that have influenced who he is today. Patrick lives in Washington C.H. with his wife Kristi and sons Wesley and James.

Corey Lamb
Corey Lamb

V.P. 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.

Brad Holland
Brad Holland

Vice President, Engineering and Development

Brad has over 20 years of experience in the site development industry as a project manager with EMH&T. Brad’s experience crosses multiple jurisdictional lines throughout central Ohio where he has formed strong relationships with leaders in the site development industry. His breadth of design knowledge includes the development of single-family housing, multi-family housing, commercial, and utility and roadway extensions.

Steven Flowers
Steven Flowers

Director of Construction

Steven is a highly skilled professional with a diverse background in construction and project management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Production and Operations Management from The Ohio State University.

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Steven decided to take a leap of faith and establish his own construction and remodeling company. Over the course of 14 successful years, he demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise, delivering high-quality projects and earning a reputation for his professionalism and attention to detail.

Prior to joining the Schottenstein Real Estate Group (SREG), Steven served as a lead superintendent for Continental Building Company. During his time there, he supervised the construction of multi-family housing, student housing, and senior living projects. His strong leadership skills, technical knowledge, and dedication to quality made him an invaluable asset to the company.

In 2022, Steven joined SREG as a field superintendent, where he excelled in overseeing on-site construction activities and ensuring adherence to project timelines and specifications. Recognizing his talent and potential, the company offered him the opportunity to transition to construction operations in the Spring of 2023.

Cardale Jones
Cardale Jones

Community Outreach Director

Cardale Jones led the Buckeyes to the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship during the 2014-2015 season. His performances against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game, Alabama in the college football semifinals, and Oregon in the National Championship are some of the most iconic wins in Ohio State’s coveted history. Cardale played several seasons in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers. He graduated from Ohio State in 2017. Cardale is a founding partner of The Foundation and looks forward to connecting student-athletes with local charities.

Cammi Rose
Cammi Rose

Executive Administrative Manager

Cammi graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and has over 20 years of Executive Administration experience. Cammi has worked as an EA in several industries, including beer distribution, healthcare, and construction. She joined Schottenstein Real Estate Group in early 2023 as the Executive Administrative Manager. Cammi lives in Hilliard with her husband Josh, and their two sons, William and Dylan.

Rae Kirkbride
Rae Kirkbride

Senior AP/AR/IT Coordinator

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.

Carol Pegg
Carol Pegg

Senior Property Accountant

Carol graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.A. in History in 2008. Carol began her career in the medical billing field for 6 years and then joined the accounts payable department at zulily for the next 3 years where she gained the tools to improve her skills in finance / accounts payable. She joined Schottenstein Real Estate Group in 2018 as a part of the accounting / finance department.

James M. White
James M. White

Accounting Manager

James graduated from Shawnee State University in 2017 with a B.S. in Business Administration and with an associate degree in Information Technology. Upon Graduation, he began his career in the private accounting sector working for the Performance Automotive Network in Columbus, Ohio before joining the SREG team in late 2022. While at Performance he implemented new processes that improved accounting accuracy across two departments. James is also heavily involved in his community, The Hilltop, serving on several committees.

Mark McClain
Mark McClain

Maintenance Director

Mark was born and raised in London, Ohio and has over 23 years of experience in all levels of maintenance in multifamily housing. Mark joined Schottenstein Real Estate in 2007 and since becoming Maintenance Director in 2021 is responsible for overseeing maintenance services and the maintenance teams at our premier apartment communities. Prior to working for Schottenstein Real Estate Group, Mark worked at Associated Estates Realty Corporation as a maintenance supervisor for two of their locations in the northern Columbus area. In his free time, Mark enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Mark also claims to have several PhD’s in apartment maintenance and customer service but if there’s a degree on his wall we haven’t seen it.