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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

Chairman & CEO

Gary has over 49 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 broke 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 Counsel of the NAHB and on numerous civic and charitable boards. Gary has personally funded and managed over $2.5 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

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. Columbus Business First named Brian as part of the Power 100 in 2021 and 2022. 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.

Email Brian at bs@sregroup.com

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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.

George M. Harmanis

Chief Financial Officer and Senior V.P.

George has over 35 years of experience with both public and private organizations including 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 licensed CPA and a member of the OSCPA and AICPA. George serves on several civic boards in the community, including The Foundation.

Email George at gh@sregroup.com

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

Deborah L. Wilson

Senior 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

Senior 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

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.

Email Corey at cl@sregroup.com

Patrick F. Hyer

Vice President 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.

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.

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

Rae Kirkbride

Senior AP/AR/IT Coordinator

15Rae 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

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.

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.

Jon Goodman

Director of Pre-Construction

Jon graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 with a BS in Construction Systems Management. He has worked in multiple market sectors in the construction industry, including multi-family, retail, and mixed-use development. Jon started his career in Denver, Colorado and most recently worked for Ruscilli Construction for eight years. At Ruscilli, Jon had the opportunity to work in all capacities of construction management from Project Engineer to Project Executive. Jon enjoys spending his free time doing outdoor activities with his family.