Our People


Brad Schafer

Principal, Schafer Richardson

Brad Schafer co-founded Schafer Richardson Inc. in 1995 and has over 30 years experience in commercial and high-density residential real estate finance and development.

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Kit Richardson

Principal, Schafer Richardson

Kit co-founded Schafer Richardson, Inc. in 1995 and has over 33 years experience in commercial and high-density residential real estate, architecture and construction.

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Steve Norcutt

Principal, Schafer Richardson, Interim President, Synergy Builders

Steve Norcutt has over 25 years of experience in financial management, portfolio management and mortgage origination.

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Kelsey Gregory

Director of Asset Management, Schafer Richardson

Kelsey R. Gregory joined Schafer Richardson as Director of Asset Management in 2017.  She is responsible for investment management and operational oversight to support the financial and strategic goals of Read More

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Maureen Michalski

Maureen Michalski

Vice President of Development, Schafer Richardson

As Vice President of Development, Maureen works with the Company’s Principals to source new development opportunities, negotiate and structure joint-venture partnerships and initiate new developments.

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Jen Renkly, RPA

Director of Property Management and Leasing, Schafer Richardson

Jen Renkly joined Schafer Richardson in 2017 and is the Director of Property Management and Leasing.  With over 14 years of experience, Jen brings knowledge and expertise in the management field Read More

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Evan Richardson

Vice President of Capital Markets, Schafer Richardson

Evan Richardson joined Schafer Richardson in 2013 and works with the Company’s Principals to structure and capitalize new initiatives, investment funds, single-asset partnerships and joint venture activities.

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Greg Springer

Chief Financial Officer, Schafer Richardson

Greg joined Schafer Richardson in 2014 and oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the business.

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Katie Anthony

Senior Project Manager, Schafer Richardson

As a Project Manager, Katie approaches real estate development and operations from a practical standpoint and is committed to creating projects and programs that make sense for the long term.

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Benjamin Christianson

Senior Financial Analyst, Schafer Richardson

As a Senior Financial Analyst, Ben is responsible for creating and maintaining the company’s corporate financial models for the purpose of synthesizing data to establish a streamlined analytic foundation. He Read More

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Jeannie Collins

Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Jeannie joined the Schafer Richardson Property Management team in 2014.

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Mitchell H. Cox

General Counsel, Schafer Richardson and SR Realty Trust

Mitchell H. Cox serves SR Realty Trust and Schafer Richardson as their General Counsel. Mitch brings to us over 35 years of general corporate, business, real estate, merger and acquisition, Read More

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Emily Culpepper

Emily Culpepper, RPA

Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Emily joined the Property Management and Leasing team in August 2018 as a Property Manager. She comes with over 8 years of industry experience with a Bachelor of Arts degree Read More

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Kim Erickson

Office Coordinator, Schafer Richardson

Kim joined the Schafer Richardson team in 2015. She comes to the team with over 30 years of administrative and office management experience.

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Aaron Haho

Property Administrator, Schafer Richardson

Aaron joined Schafer Richardson in April 2018 as Property Administrator for Schafer Richardson Management Services. His responsibilities include assisting property managers prepare default notices and tenant correspondence letters, manage and Read More

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Tami Haight

HR Specialist

Tami has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Benefits, Payroll, and Project Management working for a large financial services company.

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Laura Hanneman

Investor Services Manager, Schafer Richardson

Laura J. Hanneman joined Schafer Richardson and SR Realty Trust in January as a member of the Capital Markets team and is the Investor Services Manager. In this role, Laura Read More

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Justin Harvey

Property Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Justin joined the Schafer Richardson team in 2017. His primary role includes assisting in the accounting of the company’s owned and managed properties throughout multiple states. Additional responsibilities include entering Read More

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Randy Hoversten

Controller, Schafer Richardson

Randy has over 30 years of experience in accounting and management in real estate related fields including real estate franchise systems, senior and affordable housing development, project management and property management in both profit and non-profit sectors.

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Erin Larson

Marketing and Leasing Manager, Schafer Richardson

Erin joined Schafer Richardson in February 2016 as Marketing and Leasing Manager for Schafer Richardson Management Services. She focuses on property and new development marketing initiatives and leasing Schafer Richardson’s retail and Read More

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Amanda Janzen

Project Manager, Schafer Richardson

Amanda joined the Schafer Richardson development team in late 2013. As a project manager, she is responsible for all aspects of project management including pre-development due diligence and visioning, developing and managing budgets, guiding design, overseeing construction, and managing project lease-up and close out.

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John Klatt

Project Manager, Synergy Builders

John has been in the construction industry for more than 25 years and is a proven leader in tenant improvement.

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Alyssa Klimek

Residential Leasing and Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Alyssa joined the Property Management and Leasing team in February 2017 as an Assistant Property Manager.  She was promoted to Residential Leasing and Property Manager in April 2019. Her responsibilities include managing Read More

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Bryan Limmer

Bryan comes to Schafer Richardson with over twenty years’ experience in the building trades.  He has narrowed his interests the past seven years to building and facility maintenance, bringing with Read More

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Debbie MacKenzie

Accountant, Schafer Richardson

After working with Kit Richardson and Brad Schafer for many years at Griffin Real Estate Company Debbie joined them at Schafer Richardson in 1998 and now has over 30 years Read More

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Trevor Martinez

Project Manager, Schafer Richardson

As a Project Manager, Trevor is responsible for all aspects of the real estate development process including underwriting, due diligence, design, entitlements, financing, construction, lease-up, and close out. While he Read More

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Denise McCormick, RPA, CPM, LEED AP

Senior Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Denise McCormick joined Schafer Richardson in 2017 as a Senior Property Manager.  Denise brings over 25 years of experience in the property management field.  She has extensive experience in all Read More

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Jennifer Moya

Senior Paralegal, Schafer Richardson

Jennifer Moya joined Schafer Richardson in May 2019 and serves as Senior Paralegal.  In this role, Jennifer is responsible for the preparation and review of real estate and legal documents Read More

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Mike Olson

Leasing Associate, Schafer Richardson

Mike joined Schafer Richardson in 1997, and is primarily focused on leasing Schafer Richardson’s Minneapolis portfolio of over 500,000 square feet.

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Lori Parks

Property Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Lori has 20 years of experience in accounting and has focused on property management accounting for the past 7 years.

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Charles Patterson

Lead Building Engineer, Schafer Richardson

Charles Patterson joined Schafer Richardson in 2017 as the Lead Building Engineer overseeing operations for the Osborn370 Building in Downtown St. Paul. Charles has 20 years of experience in facility operations, Read More

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Dan K. Ruehl

Acquisitions Analyst - Schafer Richardson

Dan K. Ruehl joined Schafer Richardson in 2018 and serves as the Acquisitions Analyst for SR Realty Trust.  He is responsible for underwriting, due diligence and reporting functions for SR Read More

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Dan Schaffan

Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Daniel brings 27 years of experience in commercial real estate to the Schafer Richardson team. He has held a real estate license since 1985 and an insurance license since 2007. Read More

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Karley Smith

Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Karley joined the Corporate Accounting team in August 2017.  Her responsibilities include managing corporate payables, as well as monitoring intercompany billings amongst Schafer Richardson’s legal entities and its properties.  She Read More

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Shanna L. Strowbridge

General Counsel, Schafer Richardson

Shanna Strowbridge serves as General Counsel for Schafer Richardson and SR Realty Trust.  Shanna has nearly twenty years of experience in commercial real estate transactions and leasing matters in both Read More

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Ryan Voorhies

Senior Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Ryan has over 10 years of experience accounting in real estate related fields including property management, mezzanine lending, construction, real estate investment funds & trusts. As a Senior Accountant, Ryan Read More

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Clara Wolfe

Senior Development Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Clara joined Schafer Richardson in April 2019 as Senior Development Accountant. Her responsibilities include development project analysis, cost tracking and reporting, processing draws and partnering with the Development team.  Clara Read More

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Stephanie Zula

Accounting Specialist, Schafer Richardson

Stephanie is the newest member of the Schafer Richardson team joining in May of 2018.  Stephanie has over 25 years of accounting experience.  In 2003 Stephanie relocated from Phoenix to Read More

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