Meet the REE Dev Team

Our leadership team is comprised of the industry’s leading housing developers, financial analysts, project managers, market researchers, and support staff.  Education and experience are the key to our team’s past and current housing successes.

LEADERSHIP
CRAIG BRINKMAN
principal
Craig is a Principal of Real Estate Equities Development and has been involved in real estate finance for more than 25 years. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. degree in Business Administration, with an accounting emphasis. Following graduation, he worked in public accounting for nine years at two regional CPA firms in the Twin Cities, with a substantial emphasis on businesses in the real estate industry.  At REE Development, Craig focuses on overall financial performance, financial reporting, corporate strategic and tactical financial initiatives, corporate and investor communications, and oversees all lender relationships and financing activities.  He also oversees the Company’s property management, human resources, IT, legal and insurance departments.
ANDREW SCHAEFER
principal
Andrew has been involved in the real estate and construction industry for more than 20 years. He is a 1998 Graduate of the University of North Dakota with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Prior to his employment with Real Estate Equities Development, he worked six years with Community Contractors, a general contracting firm, and several years for US Home Corporation (now Lennar). At Real Estate Equities Development, Andrew is responsible for project administration, management of the construction process, overall project marketing, market feasibility and financial analysis.
SHANE WRIGHT
principal
Shane has worked in the real estate development industry for over 20 years. He is a 1999 Graduate of Texas Tech University with a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Finance. Prior to his employment with Real Estate Equities Development, he worked for Jeffrey E. Smith Development in Columbia, MO developing affordable multi-family projects throughout Missouri that included both new construction and historic rehabilitation. Shane leads the land acquisition and sales and marketing teams at REE Development with a core focus on the management and growth of these divisions. Additionally, Shane works with the executive team on strategic planning, financial analysis and execution of the development processes.
CORPORATE TEAM
STEVE VON SCHMIDT
VP OF SALES & MARKETING
Steve brings over 25 years of experience in strategic sales and marketing as well as creative tactical implementation. Prior to joining Real Estate Equities Development in 2015, he led some of the most successful direct marketing companies in the country serving the senior lifestyle and hobby markets. His work has been showcased in a variety of marketing channels including magazines and websites such as Smithsonian, National Geographic, VFW and American Legion. Steve directs and manages all sales and marketing campaigns including overall goals and budgets as well as specific metrics and KPIs. He also provides training/development and creative services support across multiple platforms.
mark millard
VP of finance & operations
Mark brings over 25 years of experience in Accounting, Finance and Operational leadership roles across a variety of industries. He is a 1990 graduate from Alton College, England. At Real Estate Equities Development, Mark is responsible for a variety of accounting and operations functions that include analyzing key metrics for all departments and providing strategic oversight on major corporate initiatives. He is also responsible for implementing and monitoring best practices in Operations and Accounting.
STEVE JAHNKE
director of sales
Steve has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, national accounts, vendor management and customer service. Prior to joining Real Estate Equities Development in 2011, Steve was involved in the residential real estate market since 1996 where he specialized in sales of single family homes, new construction and land. He is responsible for the sales activities with the Village Cooperative senior housing division of REE Development. Additional oversight includes leadership and training of the Village Cooperative sales managers.
Wendy Huggins
Director of Property Management
Wendy brings over 15 years of property management experience. She has worked with multi-family, student housing and HOA management. Wendy’s objective at Real Estate Equities Development includes providing leadership and oversight to the Village Cooperatives across the country. Some of her key responsibilities will be managing and mentoring staff as well as working with each Village Cooperative’s Board of Directors.

JOE MOOSBRUGGER
senior development MANAGER
Joe joined the Real Estate Equities Development team in 2017. He is a 2000 Graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Joe brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, both from a design standpoint and contracting services. At REE Development, Joe is responsible for construction oversight, design review, project administration and navigation of municipal requirements.
Austin Allen
senior development MANAGER
Austin has over 25 years of development experience in both civil engineering and real estate development. His career has varied between commercial and multi-family developments across the country. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Business Administration and a focus in Real Estate. Austin serves as a Project Manager for REE Development and is responsible for the entitlements, design review, project administration and construction oversight.
Evan Brinkman
development Manager
Evan joined the Real Estate Equities Development team in 2018. He is a 2018 Graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a BS in Business Administration with a focus in Real Estate. Evan has worked part time at REE Development in various capacities during college and had an internship with the company President during the summer of 2017. In his current role at REE Development, Evan is responsible for assisting in construction oversight, design review, project administration and navigation of municipal requirements.
DEB JENSEN
accounting manager
Deb has worked as an Accountant for over 25 years. She is a 1989 graduate of University of Wisconsin - River Falls, majoring in Accounting. Prior to joining Real Estate Equities Development, she worked for an equipment manufacturing company for 20 years. Deb’s responsibilities at REE Development include maintaining and preparing accounting records for corporate and cooperative entities as well as other day-to-day accounting functions.
cheryl hill
administrative assistant
Cheryl has over 20 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant in a variety of industries, most recently as a Senior Administrative Assistant for an Oil & Gas company in Denver.  Cheryl provides support to our Human Resources and Accounting departments. She also serves as the general office manager helping to ensure the HQ office runs smoothly.
Mary Beth Gammel
REGIONAL PROPERTY MANAGER
Mary Beth Gammel has over 15 years of property management experience and has worked in the areas of multi-family and tax credit properties.  Mary Beth’s responsibilities at Real Estate Equities Development include working with and providing oversight to the Village Cooperatives in Colorado.  Her main focus will be managing on-site staff and working with each Village Cooperative’s Board of Director.
SALES TEAM
dawn anderson
Sales Manager
Dawn has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry in the areas of sales, marketing, and customer service.  It is her time volunteering with seniors that led her to the Village Cooperative.  Her sincerity and empathy for people transitioning into the next chapter of their lives, coupled with an unrelenting passion to serve others creates a bond with her clients that is strong and enduring.  She previously served as Sales Manager for our Century Hills project in North Richland Hills as well. Dawn also loves to hike in the desert and spend time with her family. Most of all, she loves Texas y’all.
rhonda Olson
Sales manager
Rhonda has over 30 years of experience in healthcare including 10 years of experience in sales and marketing and the senior housing industry.  Rhonda is passionate about customer service and assisting seniors to find the best home to suit their needs and lifestyle, and she is very excited to bring the Village Cooperative home ownership option to Billings.  A native of Montana, Rhonda loves to spend time outdoors and also enjoys reading, baking, photography, and spending time with family.
Diana wolters
site coordinator
Diana has been in the real estate industry for 25 years. She started as a closing assistant and advanced to senior closer with a title company for 7 years.  Then Diana pursued an opportunity in real estate, where she received her license then broker’s license, and she has been involved in a variety of areas within the industry including commercial property and new construction. In each area, Diana learned the challenges and ever-changing markets! She is passionate about the real estate industry, helping people find their forever home or next project. She is excited to support our project in Broomfield, CO.
diana wolters
site coordinator
Diana is thrilled to also serve as the Site Coordinator for our Chatfield project in Littleton, CO through its completion this year. Diana also assisted in the opening of our Fargo, ND community.  In her spare time, Diana enjoys gardening, traveling, cooking, motorcycles, walks with her rescue dog Harley and cruising in her classic '54 Ford pickup!
Shelley Grav
sales manager
With over 25 years of experience in residential new home sales, Shelley’s focus has been on starting up new home communities and providing great customer service. Shelley’s background before real estate was in retail sales where she owned and operated small boutique-style shoppes. Shelley successfully sold out the Village Cooperative of Sioux Falls community and brought the Village Cooperative home ownership model to active adults in Broomfield. She is now managing our Erie project and excited to bring this fabulous home ownership option to active adults in this area!
jan leas
sales manager
Prior to Jan’s position as Sales Manager at the Village Cooperative, she held several national Sales, Customer Service and Site Management positions in her 15-year career with Coca Cola. Her experience provided a solid foundation for her next career as a Realtor licensed in Missouri and Kansas and focused on right sizing seniors moving into retirement communities. She also holds insurance licenses in Life and Property Casualty allowing her to work as a Prearrangement Counselor in the Funeral industry.  She is thrilled to utilize her years of expertise in sales and customer service and passion for helping folks navigate this exciting and fun chapter of life. Jan is a Kansas City native, and her hobbies include gardening with native plants, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Lisa doudy
Sales Manager
Lisa has worked in real estate sales and investments for 10 years with additional experience in customer service management. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Lisa is a Grand Junction native and thrilled to be serving the community again in her role as manager for our Grand Junction project.
janet st. peter
SALES MANAGER
Janet brings her extensive financial knowledge and customer service experience obtained throughout 25 years of banking leadership and coaching on financial literacy. She is proud to have been the founding Financial Counselor who developed the financial counseling/literacy program on seven college campuses throughout King County, Washington where she partnered with United Way Benefits Hub. She has volunteered on three non-profit boards and enjoys volunteering within the communities that she lives and works in.
Janet has successfully managed our Village Cooperative of South Sound (in Olympia, WA) and Fargo projects, and is now responsible for our Village Cooperative of Ute Valley project in Colorado Springs.
Angela Flippin
MEMBER SERVICES MANAGER
Phone: 816-468-1008
northland@reedevelopment.com
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