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Executive 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

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


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 2021-2023. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 development 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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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

Executive Administrative Manager

Cammi graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and has 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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