Team Members Profile

Brad Schafer

Principal, Schafer Richardson

Bradley J. Schafer serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Schafer is a Founding Principal of Schafer Richardson and has over 38 years of commercial real estate experience. Mr. Schafer focuses on strategic planning, real estate investment strategies, and capital formation. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Minneapolis Association of Realtors, and the Urban Land Institute. EMAIL: bschafer@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5840  

Kit Richardson

Principal, Schafer Richardson

Christopher (Kit) Richardson serves as Director and Secretary of the company. Mr. Richardson is a Founding Principal of Schafer Richardson and was a licensed Architect with over 45 years of experience in commercial real estate, real estate development, and architecture. Prior to forming Schafer Richardson, he was Vice President with Griffin Real Estate Company as an investment and land sales specialist for eight years. Prior to that, Mr. Richardson co-founded Architectural Associates, Inc., a Minneapolis based design firm with a focus on commercial interiors, in-fill urban projects, and historic preservation. He began his architectural career in the office of Ralph Rapson & Associates, having been a graduate program teaching assistant under Mr. Rapson at the University of Minnesota. He is an emeritus member of the American Institute of Architects, and a former member of the Urban Land Institute, the Sensible Land Use Coalition, Lambda Alpha Minnesota, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Tree Advisory Commission. EMAIL: krichardson@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5841

Steve Norcutt

Principal, Schafer Richardson

Steven G. Norcutt serves as Director and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Mr. Norcutt joined Schafer Richardson in 2009 as Principal and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Norcutt has over 35 years of experience in financial management, portfolio management and mortgage origination. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Mr. Norcutt served as Senior Vice President/Portfolio Manager of Structured Finance with ReliaStar (ING) for over 13 years. Mr. Norcutt serves on the Board of Directors of a NASDAQ member firm, New York Mortgage Trust (NYMT). He is the lead independent director and serves on the Audit Committee and Governance Committee. Mr. Norcutt is a member of the Urban Land Institute, National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, and Sensible Land Use Coalition. EMAIL: snorcutt@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5859

Greg Springer

Chief Financial Officer, Schafer Richardson

Gregory J. Springer serves as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Springer joined Schafer Richardson in 2014 and oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the business. His responsibilities at Schafer Richardson include accounting, planning, treasury, risk management, human resources, employee benefits, technology and transaction processing. Before joining Schafer Richardson, Mr. Springer held senior financial positions at United Health Group and Arthur Andersen LLP,  and served as the Chief Financial Officer of a privately-held technology solutions firm. Mr. Springer has developed an expertise in a broad array of financial and operational activities with a strong orientation to effective business processes, policies and controls. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and has extensive experience in public reporting, acquisitions and integrations, and banking relationships. EMAIL: gspringer@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.305.7081

Evan Richardson

Senior Vice President - Investments, Schafer Richardson

Evan C. Richardson currently serves as Senior Vice President - Investments. Mr. Richardson joined SR Realty Trust’s parent company, Schafer Richardson, in 2013. In that capacity he leads the company’s efforts to structure and capitalize new initiatives, investment funds, single-asset partnerships and joint venture activities. Today, Mr. Richardson is responsible for all capital markets activities within SR Realty Trust. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Evan was a member of the Capital Markets Group at Cushman & Wakefield (formerly NorthMarq). During his tenure, the Capital Markets Group listed, sold, or consulted on more than nine million square feet of commercial real estate representing approximately three quarters of a billion dollars of aggregate value. Mr. Richardson is a member of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties. EMAIL: erichardson@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612-359-5849

Jennifer Anfinson

Senior Paralegal-Risk Management Coordinator, Schafer Richardson

Jennifer joined Schafer Richardson in December 2021 and serves as Senior Paralegal-Risk Management Coordinator. She brings over 6 years of previous paralegal experience working for another large commercial REIT in Chicago, Illinois.  Her previous REIT legal experience includes Litigation and Claims, Bankruptcy, and Legal Real Estate and Finance matters.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Loyola University Chicago. At Schafer Richardson, Jennifer is a part of the legal team and focuses on risk management and claim matters, contract drafting and editing, and legal real estate transactions and financing. EMAIL: janfinson@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1597

Katie Anthony

Vice President of Development, Schafer Richardson

In her role as Vice President of Development, Katie is responsible for leading Schafer Richardson’s Development Team and integrating development services with the company’s other service offerings.  Katie joined Schafer Richardson in 2015 and has two decades of experience in the planning, real estate, construction, and sustainable design industries.  Ms. Anthony’s expertise includes new construction, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, neighborhood economic development, and master planning within the mixed use, market rate housing, affordable housing, homeownership, and creative office product types.  Katie is adept at leading teams through all aspects of the development process from feasibility analysis and financial modeling to construction management and marketing & lease-up. Ms. Anthony received a B.A. from Marquette University, has a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and practiced in New England prior to relocating to Minnesota.  She is on the Advisory Board for the Minnesota Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is involved in the Urban Land Institute, Minnesota Housing Partnership, and WIREDUP. EMAIL: kanthony@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.305.7084

Kimberley Beto

Senior Regional Residential Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Kimberley joined the residential property management department of Schafer Richardson in July 2022.  She is the Senior Regional Residential Property Manager and brings over 30 years of experience managing multi-family residential real estate.  Most recently she was the Senior Portfolio Manager with KMS for 25 years and a Regional Director with Centerspace. Kimberley has a Bachelor of Science degree from Asbury University and is an active member of the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association where she currently serves on the Professional Education Committee. EMAIL: kbeto@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.305.7096  

Tracy Brennan

Senior Construction Coordinator, Schafer Richardson

Tracy joined Schafer Richardson in October 2023 as our Senior Construction Coordinator who comes to us with almost 10 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining our team, Tracy worked at Doran Companies as the Construction Project Assistant where she was the liaison between project managers, engineers, sups and sub-contractors, she prepared contracts, and supported all aspects of the company’s ongoing construction projects. Tracy is most looking forward to building new relationships and expanding her knowledge in the constructions and real estate fields. In her free time, Tracy enjoys traveling, and spending time with friends and family near and far. EMAIL: tbrennan@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.770.0522

Erin Buckel, SHRM-CP

HR Business Partner, Schafer Richardson

Erin joined Schafer Richardson in May of 2023 to support the Human Resources team.  Her areas of focus are HR administration, performance and policy guidance, and training initiatives for employees and management.  She received her certificate with SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) in 2021. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Erin managed all human resource functions across the Midwest region of her previous company.  She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in psychology. EMAIL: ebuckel@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.305.7086

Jordan Cook

Corporate Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Jordan joined Schafer Richardson in April 2023. As a Corporate Accountant, Jordan assists in the day-to-day accounting functions including managing all corporate payables, cash receipts, account reconciliations and intercompany billings amongst Schafer Richardson’s portfolio. Prior to Schafer Richardson, Jordan graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 2021 and worked for UnitedHealth Group in regulatory reporting. EMAIL: jcook@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 651.558.7898

Kim Erickson

Office Administrator, 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. Her organizational skills, her ability to take the initiative, and her talent to catch on quickly have proven to be a great asset to the company. She is customer and client focused, and works hard to make sure the office is running effectively and efficiently. As Office Administrator, her priority is “director of first impressions,” maintaining a professional office environment by managing the front desk and office needs, and providing support to the accounting team. EMAIL: kerickson@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.371.3000

Jackie Evenson

Asset Management Analyst, Schafer Richardson

Jackie joined Schafer Richardson in July 2022.  As an Asset Management Analyst, she assists with the preparation of quarterly and annual reports along with reviewing financial statements, annual budgets, and key performance metrics. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, she was a Senior Assurance Auditor in the Financial Services Organization of Ernst & Young.   Jackie graduated with both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas. EMAIL: jevenson@sr-re.com  

Nicholas French

Property Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Nicholas joined Schafer Richardson in 2022. His primary role includes assisting the accounting team with the company’s owned and managed properties throughout multiple states. These responsibilities include entering accounts receivable and payables into Yardi, compiling month-end financial reports and bank reconciliations, completing CAM reconciliations and journal entries. Prior to Schafer Richardson, Nicholas graduated from St. John’s University in 2020 and worked for two years at CBRE as a Property Management Accountant. EMAIL: nfrench@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 262.409.0734

Eric Galea

Laborer, Schafer Richardson Construction

Eric has been in the construction field for five years and joined Schafer Richardson Construction in 2022. EMAIL: egalea@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 763.370.3408

Acacia Bard

Development Manager, Schafer Richardson

Acacia Galle joined Schafer Richardson in September 2022 and serves as a Development Manager. She is responsible for providing support to the development team throughout all phases of commercial, multifamily, and mixed-use projects. Her prior professional experience includes working as a Senior Assistant Property Manager with Cushman & Wakefield and clerking at Minnesota Construction Law Services. She has experience in project management, tenant relations, zoning and land use, and contract review. Acacia graduated from Xavier University where she earned a B.S.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. Currently, she is pursuing a law degree at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. In her free time, she enjoys testing out a new recipe from Bon Appetit, working in her garden, or going for a long run (or, more likely, a walk). EMAIL: agalle@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5845

Paul Gibbs

Senior Asset Manager, Schafer Richardson

Paul Gibbs joined Schafer Richardson as Senior Asset Manager in 2022 with a primary focus on office, industrial, and retail assets. Paul brings more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate including asset management responsibilities for The Excelsior Group and Vice President of Corporate Real Estate for TCF Bank (merged with Huntington Bank in 2021). In his role at TCF Bank, he provided senior leadership for the corporate real estate team through two bank mergers while overseeing the bank’s real estate portfolio, including asset management, strategic planning, transaction management, M&A due diligence, and lease administration for 680 sites in over 20 states. Prior to TCF, Paul was a commercial real estate broker where he focused on tenant representation and portfolio management. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul. He has been a panelist at SIOR’s World Conference and volunteers in various capacities for activities his kids are involved with. EMAIL: pgibbs@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 651.492.6318

Maggie Goldstein

Affordable Regional Residential Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Maggie Goldstein, an accomplished Regional Residential Property Manager, is committed to excellence in the management of Affordable Residential properties. With a wealth of experience overseeing a diverse range of communities, from affordable to market rate and luxury apartments, Maggie excels in cultivating strong communities and enhancing resident experiences. Her expertise extends to successfully revitalizing challenging properties. A proud Twin Cities native and certified Tax Credit Specialist, Maggie brings a solid background in property management since 2014, with a specific focus on LIHTC. With two decades of Operational Management experience, including an exclusive decade in property management, Maggie has consistently demonstrated success in developing and implementing effective processes and procedures, leading teams to attain operational excellence.

 

Recently serving as the Director of Property Management for EIG Property Management and dedicating eight years to Dominium, Maggie brings a wealth of expertise, showcasing her commitment and proficiency in overseeing a wide range of communities and contributing significantly to operational excellence.

  EMAIL: mgoldstein@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.2997

Michael Gross

Senior Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Michael joined the Property Management and Leasing team in June of 2022 as a Senior Property Manager. His responsibilities include managing Bassett Creek Business Center, The Machine Shop, three industrial properties, and a parking ramp in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. With over 20 years in the industry, Michael has experience in managing all types of commercial real estate including retail, industrial, and office. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, he worked for Cushman and Wakefield working on a portfolio of industrial properties through the Twin Cites Metro area. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of North Dakota and holds a Real Estate license in the State of Minnesota. EMAIL: mgross@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.239.7049

Tami Haight

Director-Human Resources, Schafer Richardson

Tami joined the Company in 2014 and has over 20 years of Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll experience.  At Schafer Richardson, she is the Director - Human Resource and serves as the liaison between employees, management, and executives.  In addition, she is responsible for managing all Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll activities. Before joining Schafer Richardson, Tami handled accounting activities for a variety of real estate and construction industries.  As a result, in addition to Human Resources, she is responsible for providing support in the financial and administrative aspects of the organization. Tami is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). EMAIL: thaight@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612-314-1695

Thomas J. Hainje

Associate General Counsel, Schafer Richardson

Thomas J. Hainje serves as Associate General Counsel for Schafer Richardson, and provides guidance to Schafer Richardson’s Development, Asset Management, Property Management, Construction, Leasing, Accounting, and SR Realty Trust teams on a wide array of legal matters. Mr. Hainje is an experienced real estate, business, and commercial transaction and litigation attorney.   Prior to joining Schafer Richardson as in-house counsel, Mr. Hainje spent more than 13 years in private practice at several respected law firms in Minneapolis. Mr. Hainje focuses primarily on real estate transactions, leases, real estate and business financing, contract drafting and negotiations, litigation, insurance, and business formation, structuring, sales, and acquisitions.  He is licensed to practice in Minnesota State Court (2009), Wisconsin State Court (2017), and in the United States District Courts for the District of Minnesota (2010), Western District of Wisconsin (2020), and Eastern District of Wisconsin (2020). Mr. Hainje holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Law from Winona State University (Summa Cum Laude), and a Juris Doctorate degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law f/k/a Hamline University School of Law. EMAIL: thainje@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1592

Laura Hanneman

Investor Services Manager, Schafer Richardson

Laura J. Hanneman joined Schafer Richardson and SR Realty Trust in 2018 as a member of the Capital Markets team and is the Investor Services Manager. In this role, Laura works on all aspects of the Company’s investor relations, equity sales, and marketing efforts. Most recently, Laura was a part of the Minneapolis Multi-Family Investment Sales team at CBRE. She brings nearly two decades of commercial real estate experience and involvement in over four billion dollars of investment sales to Schafer Richardson and SR Realty Trust. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from St. Catherine University.  She is a member of Team Women and has her Minnesota real estate salesperson license. EMAIL: lhanneman@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.305.7083

Justin Harvey

Senior Property Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Justin joined the Schafer Richardson team in 2017 and serves as Senior Property Accountant. His primary role includes assisting in the accounting of the company’s owned and managed properties throughout multiple states. Additional responsibilities include entering accounts receivable and payables into Yardi, compiling month-end financial reports and journal entries, completing CAM reconciliations, and scanning checks to the banks. He has also been integral to the implementation and maintenance of the Debt Manager module in Yardi. Justin brings 12 years of accounting experience to the company, including Property Management, Construction, and Restaurant related fields.  Previous to Schafer Richardson, Mr. Harvey was the Accounting Manager at Abdo Markethouse in Minneapolis, MN. EMAIL: jharvey@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.305.7091

Amanda Hitzeman

Director of Compliance, Schafer Richardson

Amanda brings over 20 years of Multifamily experience with emphasis in the Affordable Housing sector.  She comes to us most recently from Affordable Housing Connections (AHC), as a Strategic Initiatives and Education Manager, where she collaborated with governmental and regulatory agencies to promote compliance with fair housing and lending related matters to improve industry performance in meeting the needs of underserved persons and communities. As Schafer Richardson's Director of Compliance, Amanda is a key member of the management team and a contributor to the overall success and future growth of the company’s affordable housing operations. She facilitates education and training regarding compliance, and monitors and coordinates responses to audits and other investigations. Additionally, Amanda is responsible for providing overall guidance, and oversight for the development, implementation, and ongoing administration and monitoring of practices which promote an effective Compliance Program. Amanda is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Business and Criminal Justice. She holds numerous industry-related certifications, including Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP), Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), Tax Credit Specialist, and Blended Occupancy Specialist. EMAIL: ahitzeman@sr-re.com

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. As Controller, he develops, maintains, and monitors the financial systems and controls for reporting accurate, timely financial information and analysis. He is also responsible for Human Resources. Before joining Schafer Richardson Randy served as Director of Finance and Asset Management for No Place Like Home Communities, CFO for Landvest development Corporation, Principal of Impact Management & Accounting and CFO of Realty World Upper Midwest Regional Franchise System and Affiliates. EMAIL: rhoversten@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5848

Kevin Howat

Senior Asset Manager, Schafer Richardson

Kevin Howat joined Shafer Richardson in 2022 as a Senior Asset Manager with a particular focus on the company’s multi-family assets.  Kevin has over 25 years of experience including COO responsibilities for two privately held apartment management companies.  He has also served as a senior asset manager with several institutional investment managers (Shearson/American Express, Hudson Advisors, Fortress Investment Group, Wildamere Capital Management) with portfolios covering all property types located in over twenty states.  In many of these environments, Kevin has authored policy manuals, coordinated risk management activities, and supervised accounting and reporting software implementations. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis and Clark College.  He is an active member of NAIOP Minnesota, including service as its public policy director. EMAIL: khowat@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.305.7092

Andre Ingram

Development Associate, Schafer Richardson

In his role as Development Associate, Andre is responsible for supporting the multifamily development team through all aspects of the development process including site selection, underwriting, and entitlements/permitting. Prior to his current role, Andre contributed his expertise on the Mixed-Use development team at Ryan Companies.

 

Andre received his master’s in public policy from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He has experience with zoning and land use, community engagement, project management, and market analysis. Andre is the Co-Chair of the Urban Land Institute's Real Estate Diversity Initiative and is committed to creating positive change in the built environment.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Andre is a firm believer in maintaining a balanced and active lifestyle. You'll often find him lacing up his running shoes, honing his boxing skills, or finding inner peace through yoga.

  EMAIL: aingram@sr-re.com

Brian Kelley

Vice President of Residential Property Management, Schafer Richardson

Brian Kelley is Vice President of Residential Property Management and joined Schafer Richardson in 2022.   Brian oversees all aspects of property management for Shafer Richardson's ever expanding portfolio of apartment communities.  A 30-year veteran of Minnesota's multi-family industry, he started his career as a Leasing Consultant out of college, and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for KMS Management in St. Louis Park.  Brian is committed to providing a quality housing experience for all renters and is excited to be a part of Schafer Richardson's plans to expand both market rate and affordable housing options in the Twin Cities and out of state. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and is an active member of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association.  Brian loves to travel and is an avid fan of the Minnesota Wild. EMAIL: bkelley@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.305.7089

Tom Kirberger

Project Manager, Schafer Richardson Construction

Tom is a Project Manager for Schafer Richardson Construction and brings over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial construction.  He is well-versed in carpentry, painting, drywall and tile work, and has completed over 200 jobs for SR Construction since he joined the company.  He also performs vehicle and equipment maintenance, and manages field staff to complete jobs. EMAIL: tkirberger@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.669.6001

Samantha Klabon

Marketing Coordinator, Schafer Richardson

Samantha joined Schafer Richardson in July 2023 as a Marketing Coordinator. With a knack for strategic marketing and a creative flair, she takes charge of a diverse range of responsibilities. From overseeing onsite listings to crafting captivating marketing collateral, managing social media strategies, and fulfilling photography requirements, Samantha plays a pivotal role in driving the company's marketing initiatives. Bringing valuable insights from her previous experience in Brand Marketing, Samantha infuses a fresh perspective into her work. Samantha earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of Wisconsin La Crosse.. EMAIL: sklabon@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1691

Alyssa Klimek

Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Alyssa joined the Property Management and Leasing team in February 2017 as an Assistant Property Manager. She was promoted to Property Manager in April 2019. Her responsibilities include managing a variety of retail, industrial and office properties in Minnesota and Missouri owned by Schafer Richardson and Third Party owners.  Alyssa is also a member of BOMA Minneapolis and involved with the BOMA Emerging Leaders Council. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Alyssa worked at Transwestern as a Property Administrator for the Saint Paul Industrial Properties portfolio. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Saint Cloud State University and she is a licensed real estate professional, as well as licensed in the State of Minnesota in property, casualty, life, accident and health insurance. EMAIL: aklimek@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1690

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 office portfolio. Erin also works on behalf of third-party owners and tenants (landlord representation, tenant representation, sellers and buyers). Erin has 19 years of experience in commercial real estate, ranging from leasing (tenant and landlord representation) to investment sales, with an emphasis on nationwide Net-Lease sales. She also has a strong background in the sale of Tenant-In-Common (TIC) properties. Erin has been featured in several industry specific publications and served as a panelist at local and regional conferences. Erin is also well-versed in financial analysis of complex real estate properties and portfolios. Erin has a strong attention to detail and enjoys the intricacies of client relationships. EMAIL: elarson@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1692

Bryan Limmer

Maintenance Technician, Schafer Richardson

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 him a wide variety of skills and enthusiasm to the Osborn370 project in Downtown St. Paul. His most recent experiences include multifamily building maintenance as well as five years of service at the UTC Aeronautics Facility located in Burnsville, MN (formerly Rosemount, MN). EMAIL: bjlimmer7@gmail.com DIRECT DIAL: 952.261.9616

Mary Lundy

Director of Information Technology, Schafer Richardson

Mary Lundy is Schafer Richardson's Director of Information Technology and joined the company in 2022.  Mary works closely with the Controller as well as strategically with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, and she is responsible for ensuring that all areas of the company’s information systems and data security are maintained and up to date. Prior to working for Schafer Richardson, Mary worked for KMS Management for 23 years. In her role as IT Director, she was responsible for deploying, monitoring and maintenance of all computer hardware and software. Mary also served in the US Army for 5 years and operated and maintained the mobile computer systems for the Company. EMAIL: mlundy@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.282.1653

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 35 years of experience in real estate accounting. Her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of Schafer Richardson Construction's accounting, including A/R, A/P, Job Cost and G/L.  She works very closely with the Project Managers to set up budgets, produce pay applications and billings for all projects.  She also maintains and supports the construction software used by Schafer Richardson Construction. EMAIL: dmackenzie@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5846

Denise McCormick, RPA, CPM, LEED AP

Senior Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Denise brings 25+ years of experience in commercial real estate to the Schafer Richardson team. She holds several real estate designations including RPA, CPM and LEED AP and serves on St. Paul BOMA’s Education Committee. Denise McCormick joined Schafer Richardson in 2017 as a Senior Property Manager. She has extensive experience in all types of commercial real estate including retail, office, mixed use, industrial, healthcare, historic and federal government properties. Her love of historic properties sets her up well in her role as property manager of Osborn370, the former Ecolab building in downtown St Paul. EMAIL:  dmccormick@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL:  612.289.5805

Karley McQuillan

Senior Corporate Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Karley joined the Corporate Accounting team in August 2017.  As a Senior Accountant, Karley assists in day-to-day accounting functions such as managing all corporate payables and intercompany billings amongst Schafer Richardson’s large portfolio.  She is responsible for compiling timely and accurate monthly financial statements for both Schafer Richardson and SR Construction, LLC.  Karley also helps to oversee all new investment activity and quarterly distributions made by the REIT. 

She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Karley worked in public accounting as an auditor of privately held companies.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2014, where she double majored in Accounting and Real Estate & Urban Land Economics.

EMAIL: kmcquillan@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1698

Tom Mott

Vice President, Asset Management, Schafer Richardson

Thomas M. Mott joined Schafer Richardson as Vice President, Asset Management in 2020. He is responsible for the financial and strategic goals of SR Realty Trust and affiliated Schafer Richardson properties. Tom has over 30 years of experience in commercial property and asset management. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Tom served as Vice President, Asset Management for 9 years. He has been instrumental in the acquisition, repositioning and disposition of a variety of property types both locally and nationally. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from Minnesota State University (formerly Mankato State University) and Master of Science from Boston University. He is actively involved in NAIOP. EMAIL: tmott@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5844

Mickey Mulligan

IT Support Specialist, Schafer Richardson

Mickey Mulligan is Schafer Richardson’s IT Support Specialist and joined the company in May 2023.  Mickey works closely with the Director of Information Technology to provide day-to-day technical support to SR associates as well as ensure that all areas of the company’s information systems and date security are maintained, up to date, and compliant. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Mickey spent the last 14 years in a similar role providing hardware and software support – 2 years with Centerspace and 12 years with KMS Management. EMAIL: mmulligan@sr-re.com  

Erin Navratil

Property Administrator, Schafer Richardson

Erin joined Schafer Richardson in May 2022 and serves as a Property Administrator.  She assists the Property Management team with assessing and managing insurance certificates and licensures, initiates and updates financial reports and budgets, as well as assists with a broad spectrum of administrative responsibilities. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate with an emphasis in Property Management and Development and a minor in Finance from Saint Cloud State University. EMAIL: enavratil@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1699

Jen Nergard, RPA

Vice President of Property Management & Leasing (Commercial), Schafer Richardson

As Vice President of Property Management & Leasing (Commercial), Jen is responsible for the oversight of a team of professionals whose day to day goal is operational excellence and financial performance over a multi-state, commercial portfolio. Jen has a passionate approach to building relationships with owners and tenants by creating, identifying, and implementing strategic plans to achieve success.   

While focusing on the bigger picture, Jen brings managerial expertise, strategy, commitment and attention to detail into the establishment of standard operating procedures and process improvement while embracing the fast-paced real estate environment.

With over 17 years of experience, Jen is a natural leader whose experience in managing on behalf of an owner’s team, third party clientele and corporate clients enables her to approach each asset and relationship with a unique vision while enhancing value.

Jen received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University.  She is an active member of Building Owners Managers Association (BOMA) Greater Minneapolis chapter.  Jen has her MN real estate salesperson license and completed her RPA designation.  Additionally, Jen was named the Female Property Manager of the Year (2021) by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal.

EMAIL: jnergard@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.201.9211

Matt Niedenfuer

Vice President, Construction, Schafer Richardson

As Vice President, Construction, Matt is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of construction operations as part of the overall organizational strategy, as well as overseeing project execution from start to finish including planning, cost estimating, and staffing. Matt joined Schafer Richardson in 2023 and has wide-ranging experience in construction management including deep expertise in the multifamily industry. Matt’s expertise includes leading project management teams, overseeing contract negotiations, design development, budget preparation, procurement strategy and scheduling. Matt is adept at sizing up strategic parameters in terms of what works and what doesn’t and how a project is likely to impact the pro-forma analysis. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, he worked for Ryan Companies leading complex multifamily and senior living projects. He also previously worked for Doran Companies where he successfully executed the award winning 369-unit multifamily project in Minneapolis, including a 6-story wood framed building and 25-story post tension concrete high-rise. Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato. EMAIL: mniedenfuer@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1693

Mike Olson

Leasing Associate, Schafer Richardson

EMAIL: molson@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5843 Mike joined Schafer Richardson in 1997, and is primarily focused on leasing Schafer Richardson's Minneapolis office portfolio of over 500,000 square feet.  Over the past 11 years, Mike has completed numerous lease transactions that exceed 1 million square feet.  He believes in integrity and building personal relationships with current and prospective tenants to foster trust and familiarity with the leasing and renewal process, from inception to signature. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Mike worked in residential management with St. Paul-based Real Estate Equities.

Randy Olson

Foreman, Schafer Richardson Construction

Randy has been in the construction field for 43 years and with Schafer Richardson Construction for 3.5 years.  He has expertise in all aspects of construction and maintenance, and has been involved with over 100 jobs while at SRC. EMAIL: rolson@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.226.0343  

Paul Omann

Superintendent, Schafer Richardson Construction

Paul brings over 40 years of construction experience to the Schafer Richardson Construction team.  He has been working with SRC for 3 years as a supervisor and carpenter.  Paul has been involved in over 30 projects. EMAIL: pomann@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.860.3569

Peter Orth

Development Manager, Schafer Richardson

Peter Orth joined Schafer Richardson as a Development Manager in January 2022. He assists the development efforts throughout all stages of development including analyzing, sourcing and designing new development opportunities, coordinating predevelopment and closing due diligence and overseeing construction through completion & stabilization.  Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, he lived in St. Louis where he has experience in development of multifamily new construction as well as residential, mixed-use and hospitality rehabilitation in the Midwest region. Peter holds a Masters in Political Science from St. Louis University. EMAIL: porth@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.305.7098

Neal Oxborough

Senior Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Neal has over eight years of experience in finance and accounting in a multitude of different industries.  Within real estate related fields his experience includes property management, construction, real estate investment funds, senior and affordable housing.  As a Senior Accountant, Neal assists in day-t0-day accounting and reporting duties with the REIT, as well as, developing and maintaining the financial procedures for reporting accurate and timely financial information. Before joining Schafer Richardson, Neal served as a Financial Project Consultant for Robert Half SPS, a Finance Manager for r.Cup, and a Senior Development Accountant for Project for Pride in Living. EMAIL: noxborough@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.597.8527

Lori Parks

Controller - Property Accounting, Schafer Richardson

Lori has over 30 years of experience in the accounting field  focusing on property management accounting since 2002.   Lori joined Schafer Richardson in July of 2008 as the Property Accountant for the new SR Management division of Schafer Richardson.  As Schafer Richardson continued to grow she was promoted to Director of Property Accounting in 2019 and then to Controller - Property Accounting in 2023. Her responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of property accounting including A/R, A/P, G/L integrity.    She is also responsible for ensuring  the proper set up and tracking of new acquisitions within the accounting system.  Along with the oversight of monthly financials she handles year-end tax reporting, tenant CAM reconciliations and cash management for the SR Management and REIT property portfolios. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson Lori served as a property accountant for Griffin Companies. EMAIL: lparks@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5847

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, specifically in manufacturing facilities.  Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Charles worked for Multek Flexible Circuits in Northfield, MN where he supervised a team of seven that operated a plant containing approximately 300,000 square feet. EMAIL: cpatterson@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 763.242.9293

Tyler Roes

Senior Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Tyler joined the Property Management and Leasing team in June of 2023 as a Senior Property Manager. His responsibilities include managing The Banks Building, 530 N. Third, two industrial properties, and a parking lot in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. He brings 9 years of real estate experience and over 20 years of management and leadership roles. Tyler has experience in managing several types of commercial real estate including retail, industrial, and office.  Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, he worked for Colliers International working on a mixed portfolio of industrial, office and retail properties through the Twin Cites Metro area and Cushman & Wakefield in Southern California.  He holds a Real Estate license in the State of Minnesota. EMAIL: troes@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5855

Kyle Rosenthal

Residential Property Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Kyle joined Schafer Richardson in June 2023 as a Residential Property Accountant. Some of his main duties include preparing month-end financial reports and bank reconciliations, cash management, and processing of A/R and A/P. Prior to his current role, he worked at CBRE for 2 years as a Property Accountant. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University. Beyond the realm of numbers, Kyle finds joy in traveling, golfing, and supporting his favorite football teams. EMAIL: krosenthal@sr-re.com  

Tom Sawatske, CFA

Vice President, Acquisitions, Schafer Richardson

Tom Sawatske, CFA, serves as Vice President of Acquisitions. In this role, Tom has primary responsibility for leading the acquisition and finance efforts for SR Realty Trust (SRRT). His focus is on sourcing, underwriting, and closing new investment opportunities across multiple asset classes, including industrial, and multifamily properties in SRRT’s target geographies. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Tom worked at The Excelsior Group and its successor, Sotarra, with broad responsibility in acquisitions, development, and asset management. He also previously worked in the commercial real estate lending units of Wells Fargo and Bank of the Ozarks, originating real estate loans in excess of $1 billion. Tom holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and is a CFA Charterholder. EMAIL: tsawatske@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5857

Dan Schaffan, RPA, FMA, LEED Green Associate

Senior 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. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Daniel worked for nine years as Property Manager for Northern Tool & Equipment Company, Inc. Born and raised in Minnesota, Daniel attended and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business after being honorably discharged from the armed forces. EMAIL: dschaffan@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5852

Anna Scheetz, CCIM

Senior Asset Manager, Schafer Richardson

Anna Scheetz, CCIM currently serves as a Senior Asset Manager. In her role, Anna is responsible for executing the overall asset management strategy of SR Realty Trust and affiliated Schafer Richardson entities. Anna has been working in commercial real estate since 2011 and brings experience managing all types of real estate including office, industrial, retail, multifamily and senior housing. Anna has held various roles in asset management at Reuter Walton Development, Wildamere Capital Management, The RMR Group and Welsh Companies/Colliers International. Anna received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College. She is an active member of BOMA Greater Minneapolis, CCIM Minnesota/Dakotas chapter, MNCAR and NAIOP and has held board positions with BOMA and CCIM. Anna has her MN real estate salesperson license and completed her CCIM designation in 2019. EMAIL: ascheetz@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 952.228.9560

Monique Slaughter

Senior Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Monique became a part of the Property Management and Leasing team in October 2023, assuming the role of Senior Property Manager. Her duties encompass the oversight of a diverse portfolio of commercial assets spanning retail, industrial, and office sectors across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Monique served as a Senior Property Manager at Cushman & Wakefield, overseeing downtown office and retail assets. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Hospitality and Travel and Tourism Management from Johnson & Wales University – Denver, alongside a Real Estate license in the State of Minnesota. EMAIL: mslaughter@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5853

Stefanie Sokup

Director of Marketing, Schafer Richardson

In her role as Director of Marketing for Schafer Richardson, Stefanie leads the marketing efforts for the established multifamily portfolio, new construction developments, commercial, and corporate marketing. Working directly with development, owners, and architects for over 17 years, her professional expertise is in the areas of leasing, revenue growth, project management, renovations, floor plan/building design, marketing and lease-up, and public relations. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Stefanie has played an integral role in the successful development and leasing of both market rate and affordable multifamily housing throughout the country with both Village Green and Real Estate Equities. Ms. Sokup has overseen the successful project management and various phases of lease-up for over 3,000 multifamily units across 20 properties. Ms. Sokup holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Economics and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; and a Master of Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She also holds a Certified Professional Project Manager certificate from the University of St. Thomas-Opus School of Business. EMAIL: ssokup@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.263.7366  

Taylor Trautman

Property Manager, Schafer Richardson

Taylor joined Schafer Richardson in April 2021 and serves as a Property Manager. She brings 4 years of previous professional experience in the Logistics & Supply Chain industry. Taylor has quickly adapted to the commercial real estate world by gaining her MN Real Estate License and becoming a member of BOMA.  Her emphasis in building strong relationships, attention to detail, and ability to pinpoint and improve areas for efficiency makes her to be a positive asset to the Schafer Richardson team. Taylor holds a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Business Management from Gustavus Adolphus College. At Schafer Richardson she focuses on vendor and tenant relations, contract management, financial reporting and budgets, and also serves on the Schafer Richardson Marketing Committee. EMAIL: ttrautman@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1599

Claire VanderEyk

Senior Development Manager, Schafer Richardson

Claire VanderEyk is a Senior Development Manager at Schafer Richardson.  In her role, Ms. VanderEyk is tasked with analyzing new projects, working with lenders, investors and governmental partners while preparing and coordinating financing and equity packages for new development opportunities. Prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Ms. VanderEyk's professional work has been focused on affordable housing development, as Development Associate with Dominium Development, and most recently, a Senior Development Associate for Newport Midwest.  Ms. VanderEyk has overseen the successful closing of over 600 affordable housing units throughout the country, totaling over $97 million in total development costs. Ms. VanderEyk has a Master of Design Studies in Historic Preservation from Boston Architectural College.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Real Estate from St. Cloud State University.  She also has an Associates of Applied Science in Architectural Construction Technology from St. Cloud Community & Technical College.  Ms. VanderEyk is an appointed Commissioner of the Minneapolis Historic Preservation Commission as well as a member of the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.  She co-chairs the Preserve Minneapolis Events Committee and serves on the Real Estate Committee of Urban Homeworks as well as the Housing.  Planning & Development Committee of the Lyndale Neighborhood Association. In her free time, Ms, VanderEyk enjoys writing, she's an avid music fan and is always working on a new project on her 1880's home in South Minneapolis. EMAIL: cvandereyk@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5842

Brianna Vang

Commercial Property Accountant, Schafer Richardson

Brianna joined Shafer Richardson in 2023 as a Commercial Property Accountant. Her primary role includes assisting the accounting team with the company’s owned and managed properties throughout multiple states. These responsibilities include entering accounts receivable and payables into Yardi, compiling month-end financial reports and bank reconciliations, completing CAM reconciliations and journal entries.

Brianna graduated from Normandale Community College in 2015 and worked for three years at CBRE as a Property Management Coordinator and Accountant. She then moved on to grow her skillset while working in several accounting sectors ranging from non-profit, to retail, and client accounting for small businesses. After learning that real estate accounting is where her passion lies, she joined the Schafer Richardson team.

EMAIL: bvang@sr-re.com

Ryan Voorhies

Chief Accounting Officer, 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 Chief Accounting Officer, Ryan assists in day-to-day accounting and reporting duties, as well as, developing and maintaining the financial procedures for reporting accurate and timely financial information. Before joining Schafer Richardson Ryan served as a Senior Accountant for Talon Real Estate, an Accounting Manager for CBRE, and a Senior Accountant for Pearlmark Real Estate in Chicago. EMAIL: rvoorhies@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.359.5850

Jessica Welk

General Counsel, Schafer Richardson

Jessica L. Welk serves as the General Counsel for Schafer Richardson.   She leads the company’s legal team and supports Schafer Richardson’s Development, Asset Management, Property Management, Construction, Leasing, Accounting and SR Realty Trust teams.  She focuses on the legal aspects of development projects, from origination to closing, and provides legal guidance to the company. She brings more than 13 years of legal experience: prior to joining Schafer Richardson, Welk served as Senior Assistant General Counsel for Sherman Associates for over 5 years, and worked for law firms before moving in-house. Welk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and a Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. EMAIL: JWelk@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1697

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 also works with the Accounting Manager on reviewing loan and equity partnership documents, the project close process, preparing monthly statements, and other various project accounting responsibilities. Clara brings over 17 years of experience in real estate and property management accounting, including commercial, multifamily and hotels with her most recent position related to development and capital expenditure accounting across multiple real estate types. Clara received her BA in Accounting at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. EMAIL: cwolfe@sr-re.com DIRECT DIAL: 612.314.1593