Our Team

Every employee of TWG brings a level of professionalism and experience that is invaluable in the real estate market. Knowing the complexities involved in real estate development transactions, construction and management is crucial and something that TWG employees excel in. TWG leverages the proven experience of our team to ensure that every TWG development is the best.

Team

The team members at TWG include some of the most passionate and knowledgeable people working in the Midwestern real estate market. TWG takes pride in the breadth of experience that it can offer to clients through its dedicated employees.

Joseph Whitsett

Joseph Whitsett

CEO

Joe Whitsett is the CEO of TWG Development and all related entities.

Joseph Whitsett graduated from Indiana University in 1981 with a B.S. in Accounting and in 1985 from the Indiana University School of Law.

In 1991, Mr. Whitsett joined the law firm of Ice Miller. His legal practice focused on taxable and tax-exempt financing for affordable housing developments, with a primary focus on the IRC Section 42 tax credit program.

In 2005, Mr. Whitsett withdrew from Ice Miller and joined Pedcor Investments where he was responsible for the development and financing of multifamily housing in Illinois, Iowa and several other states throughout the country.

In 2007, Mr. Whitsett resigned from Pedcor Investments to form TWG Development, LLC, a real estate development company based in Indianapolis. TWG Development specializes in the adaptive reuse of vacant buildings as affordable housing for families and seniors.

Mr. Whitsett has served on numerous committees and boards in Indianapolis including the local advisory committee for the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC),the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development, and was a co-chair of the Super Bowl 2012 Legacy housing committee. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the John H. Boner Community Center, Inc. and the board of directors of Canopy, Inc., a non-profit that provides temporary housing assistance to cancer patients.

Tony Knoble

Tony Knoble

President

Tony Knoble is the President of TWG Development and related entities. His responsibilities include overseeing development activities, structuring the financing for TWG projects, and supervising the operations of the construction company.

Mr. Knoble graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in the spring of 2006 earning a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance with a specialization in Real Estate. Mr. Knoble joined Pedcor Investments in May 2006. His responsibilities at Pedcor were to identify new developments in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Alabama and assist in the financing of those projects.

In 2007, Tony Knoble and Joe Whitsett co-founded TWG Development, LLC, a full-service real estate development company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tony is currently a board member of the Indianapolis Eastside Revitalization Corporation, a board member of the Good House, and a member of Penrod Sociey. He has previously been on the Mapleton Fall Creek CDC Housing Committee and a member of the Housing Committee for the Super Bowl Legacy Project. He is a member of YPO Indiana. Tony is in the Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40 2017 class.

Tony is married to Maureen Shiel Knoble and they have 2 children, Simon and Estelle.

Dennis Dye

Dennis Dye

Principal

Dennis Dye is a principal at TWG Development. He is responsible for site evaluation and acquisition, development, financing and sale for market rate and commercial projects. He also provides over sight of the financial operations of the company.

Dennis was previously Executive Vice President of Browning for 12 years where he was responsible for all development activities of the company. During his tenure at Browning the company developed more than $500 million of mixed use, office and industrial projects. In addition the company assembled significant land positions in key Indianapolis markets. Dennis gained experience with a number of diverse clients including Eli Lilly, Dow AgroSciences, Marian University, Purdue Research Foundation, Subaru Automotive, Amazon, Hartz Pet Products and Brightpoint among others. He also led the joint venture efforts for Browning with two publicly traded REIT’s.

Prior to joining Browning, Dennis served as Vice President and Partner of Camile Products where he led the company’s successful effort to raise venture capital funds to establish a US and European distribution network and fund product improvements. In 2001, he led a transaction to sell the company to Argonaut Technologies, a publicly traded company based in Foster City, California.

Dennis graduated from Butler University in 1986 with a BS in accounting and earned his MBA from Indiana University in 1991. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

He is active in the community serving many civic organizations including the Indiana Sports Corporation Board and Executive Committee, the Butler University College of Business Board of Visitors, and the City of Indianapolis 16 Tech Advisory Council. He was a Committee Leader for the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee and is currently chairperson for the Youthlinks Development Committee. In the past he served as the president of The Julian Center Board of Directors, a board member of The Indy Partnership, a board member of Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, a founding board member of the Indianapolis chapter of the Urban Land Institute and past vice president of Hillcrest Country Club. He has been a speaker and panel member at numerous real estate events locally and nationally.

Anna Barabas

Anna Barabas

Principal

Anna Barabas became involved in residential development and finance in 2010.

Mrs. Barabas graduated from Boston University School of Management in the spring of 2008 earning a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing.

Mrs. Barabas joined the marketing department of the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in August 2008, located in New York City, NY. Prior to joining the law firm, Mrs. Barabas held an internship position in the marketing department of Zipcar, a for-profit, member-based carsharing company located in Cambridge, MA. Her responsibilities at Debeoivse & Plimpton LLP included creating new marketing materials, researching marketing opportunities for the firm and assisting the Director of Marketing.

In 2010, Mrs. Barabas left Debevoise & Plimpton LLP to join TWG Development, LLC, a full-service real estate development company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

John Sullivan

John Sullivan

Vice President of Tax Credit Development

John Sullivan joined TWG Development in 2013 and acts as the Vice President of Tax Credit Development. Mr. Sullivan became involved in residential and commercial development and finance in 2006.

Prior to joining TWG, Mr. Sullivan served as a Vice President of Acquisitions for City Real Estate Advisors (CREA), a national syndicator of low income housing tax credits. In his role with CREA, Mr. Sullivan worked with LIHTC developers across the country to structure and close equity investments with institutional investors.

Additionally, Mr. Sullivan served in development and finance roles for Pedcor Investments and RealAmerica Development, both developers of affordable housing. At Pedcor Investments, Mr. Sullivan primarily focused on potential multifamily development opportunities outside of the company’s existing footprint. At RealAmerica Development, Mr. Sullivan coordinated the development and financing of multifamily and self-storage properties throughout Indiana.

Mr. Sullivan graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2002 earning a B.S. degree with concentrations in Management and Legal Studies and in 2006 graduated from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business earning an M.B.A. degree with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

Evan Voight

Evan Voight

Director of Finance

Evan leads the team’s financing function while managing relationships with existing financial partners related to new transactions and existing properties in the portfolio.

Evan graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2007 earning a B.S. degree in Finance-Real Estate. After a brief stint at a local, retail developer, Evan joined Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc., where his responsibilities included securing and financing LIHTC and market rate apartment projects, as well as, the company’s self-storage portfolio. While at Herman & Kittle, Evan financed over 6,500 apartment units and nearly 750,000 square feet of self-storage across the Midwest and Southeast. In aggregate, Evan secured and placed over $500 million in construction and permanent financing and approximately $175 million in LIHTC equity investments.

In 2015, Evan joined TWG Development, LLC as the Director of Finance to continue to build and expand the company’s existing financing relationships, while focusing on project financing, deal structuring, and the closing process.

Evan is a member of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute and recently completed his MBA in Organizational Leadership from Butler University. Evan is a mentor with the Starfish Initiative, a member of the Broad Ripple Village Association, and a regular volunteer for Meals on Wheels. In his spare time, Evan enjoys reliving the glory days playing basketball and soccer, scuba diving, live music, and watching IU basketball.

Elizabeth Whitsett

Elizabeth Whitsett

Development Director

Elizabeth Whitsett became involved in residential development in June of 2015.

Miss Whitsett graduated from the University of Virginia in the Spring of 2013 earning Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and Spanish.

Prior to joining TWG Development, Elizabeth worked as a nurse in New York beginning in 2013. During this time she held a position at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, specializing in skin cancer surgery.

While in undergrad, she completed an internship with the Indianapolis-based Gennesaret Free Healthcare Clinics serving as a student nurse.

While in undergrad and in high school, Elizabeth was active with Big Brothers Big Sisters, a mentoring program.

In 2015, Miss Whitsett left her nursing position to join TWG Development, LLC, a full-service real estate development company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Justin Collins

Justin Collins

Controller

Justin Collins became involved in the real estate and accounting industries in 2006.

He was born on October 28, 1982 and grew up in Fort Wayne, IN. Mr. Collins graduated from Ball State University in 2005 with a B.S. degree in Accounting and then earned a Master’s degree in Accounting in 2006.

Mr. Collins joined Dauby, O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC (DOZ) in July of 2006 specializing in rental real estate audits and tax returns. His primary responsibilities at DOZ were to review financial statements, tax returns, partnership agreements, and low-income housing tax credit applications.

In March of 2012, Mr. Collins left DOZ to join TWG Development, LLC, a full-service real estate development company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Andrea Kent

Andrea Kent

Development Director

Andrea Kent became involved in the real estate and construction industry in 2001.

She holds a B.S. degree in Construction Engineering Technology from Purdue University and studied Urban Planning and Real Estate at the University of Washington.

Andrea first entered the real estate industry as a Project Engineer with Fluor, a full-service engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management company. While at Fluor she was involved with budgeting, scheduling, and the day-to-day coordination of subcontractors on pharmaceutical and hotel construction projects.

In 2007, Andrea worked as an Associate at S. B. Friedman & Company, a Chicago based real estate consultant company. While at the firm, Andrea worked with several municipalities in the Chicagoland area consulting them on their redevelopment needs. Specifically this involved market analysis, initial feasibility reviews, financial modeling, and community outreach.

In 2009, Andrea joined City Real Estate Advisors, Inc., ("CREA") an Indianapolis based full service Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity provider. She worked in acquisitions preparing and analyzing financial projections and reviewing and coordinating due diligence for low income housing tax credit transactions.

Andrea left CREA in 2011 to join TWG Development, LLC, a full-service real estate development company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jonathan Ehlke

Jonathan Ehlke

Development Director

Jonathan Ehlke has been involved in the finance and real estate industries since 2002.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2001 with a B.S. degree in Finance, Investments & Banking. He spent 4 years as a securities trader before joining Pulte Homes in 2006 focusing on new construction residential real estate.

In 2013, Jonathan joined the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). There he specialized in the allocation of state funding sources, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME, CDBG, and Development Fund, reviewing financial structure, feasibility, and readiness of projects for awards. He worked with community leaders, developers, and not-for-profit groups throughout the state to maximize the community and economic impact of allocations.

Jonathan joined TWG Development, LLC in 2014 as a Development Analyst. His responsibilities include acquisitions, due diligence, financial analysis and structure, locating developments outside of TWG’s existing footprint, and creating applications for project funding.

Jonathan is married to Heidi and they have 3 children, Evelyn, Lydia and Juliet.

J.B. Curry

J.B. Curry

Development Director

J.B. Curry is a Development Analyst for TWG Development, LLC and assists in commercial, market rate, affordable, senior, and mixed use developments. His responsibilities include acquisitions, due diligence, analyzing the financial feasibility of projects, coordinating development and financing structures, and locating developments outside of TWG’s existing footprint.

J.B. graduated from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business in 2010 with a B.S. in Finance and minor in political science. While in undergrad, J.B. worked with both the Carmel City Court and Indiana State Senate, and spent an internship as a business planning and financial analyst with Siemens AG in Alpharetta, Georgia. He earned his J.D. from Indiana University – McKinney School of Law in 2013, where he served on the Indiana Health Law Review and founded the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Upon graduation, J.B. joined Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP as an associate attorney where he represented clients in commercial and business litigation, as well as real estate transactions.

J.B. joined TWG in 2014. He currently serves on the Children’s Bureau, Inc. Young Professionals Advisory Board

Dustin Detzler

Dustin Detzler

Associate Counsel

Dustin Detzler is a Development Analyst with TWG Development, LLC and assists with commercial, market rate, affordable, senior, and mixed use developments. His focus is on due diligence and working with TWG’s investing and lending partners to close construction loans, permanent loans, equity investments and other financing.

Dustin graduated from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business in 2007 with B.S. in Finance. After graduation, Dustin worked in the financial services industry for 3 years before attending Indiana University – Robert H. McKinney School of Law and earning his J.D. in 2013. While in law school Dustin worked at Simon Property Group and rotated through its various legal divisions including finance, operations and development. Upon graduation, Dustin joined a local law firm as an associate in their Real Estate Group focusing on the buying, selling, leasing, developing, and financing of all types of commercial properties as well as real estate and business litigation.

Dustin joined TWG in 2015.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

Director of Architecture

Mike Thomas joined TWG in 2016 as the Director Architecture with the mission of bringing the Design process in house. He brings with him a background in Tax Credit Development and Design with two other local Development Companies. He held the roles or Architect of Record and Architectural Project Manager, each with its own benefits to the developers.

Born and raised in Indiana, Mike attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a degree in Architecture. Upon graduation, Mike moved to Florida where he earned his architectural license and gained a wide variety of professional experience working mostly in high-end residential design. After a downturn in the high-end market, Mike returned to the Midwest. Eventually, he settled in Indianapolis and establishing a career in the multi-family market with a focus on LIHTC projects.
Mike is currently licensed to practice architecture in 16 states and is the architect of record on over $150 Million worth of construction throughout the country. His portfolio includes numerous projects that have achieved green certifications including LEED Silver and Gold, Enterprise Green and Energy Star. He is also certified as an Earthcraft Building Professional in Virginia.

Sam Rogers

Sam Rogers

Development Director

Sam Rogers has been involved in the finance and real estate industries since 2000.

He graduated from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business in 2000 with a B.S. in Finance and International Business and minor in Political Science. After graduation, he spent 2 years in Real Estate Financial Consulting and 4 years in Construction related Manufacturing/Finance/Operations

Prior to joining TWG, Sam spent nearly 10 years with Duke Realty Corporation in various Underwriting, Capital Markets, and Transactional roles. While at Duke, Sam managed the company’s $1.1B Joint Venture with Chambers Street Properties managing all aspects of the venture from financial performance, leasing, development, legal, acquisitions/dispositions, accounting, asset management, and relationship management. Additionally, he was part of the transaction team for the company’s $1B Office disposition to Starwood Capital. Overall Sam has been involved in over $5.0B in transactional volume in his time at Duke.

Sam joined TWG Development in 2016 as a Development Director. His responsibilities include acquisitions, due diligence, financial analysis and structure, locating developments outside of TWG’s existing footprint, and creating applications for project funding.

Sam is active in the community and currently serves on the board of the Penrod Society, St Richard’s Episcopal School, and Prevent Child Abuse Marion County.

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Acquisitions Director

Ryan Kelly, CPA, CGMA, joined TWG Development, LLC in 2017 and acts as the Acquisitions Director. His responsibilities include acquisitions, due diligence, financial analysis and structure, locating developments outside of TWG’s existing footprint, and creating applications for project funding. Mr. Kelly spent ten years in public accounting with the CPA firms Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski (DOZ) and Whitinger & Company, with a focus in the real estate industry.

Prior to joining TWG, Mr. Kelly was the Chief Financial Officer of RealAmerica Development, a developer of affordable housing. In this role, Ryan structured and negotiated with debt and equity partners for all real estate transactions. He belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and served on the Indiana CPA Society Leadership Cabinet.

Mr. Kelly graduated from Ball State University in 2005 earning his B.A. in Accounting. Ryan is active in his community and serves on various boards.

Dennis Dye

Dennis Dye

Principal

Dennis Dye is a principal at TWG Development. He is responsible for site evaluation and acquisition, development, financing and sale for market rate and commercial projects. He also provides over sight of the financial operations of the company.

Dennis was previously Executive Vice President of Browning for 12 years where he was responsible for all development activities of the company. During his tenure at Browning the company developed more than $500 million of mixed use, office and industrial projects. In addition the company assembled significant land positions in key Indianapolis markets. Dennis gained experience with a number of diverse clients including Eli Lilly, Dow AgroSciences, Marian University, Purdue Research Foundation, Subaru Automotive, Amazon, Hartz Pet Products and Brightpoint among others. He also led the joint venture efforts for Browning with two publicly traded REIT’s.

Prior to joining Browning, Dennis served as Vice President and Partner of Camile Products where he led the company’s successful effort to raise venture capital funds to establish a US and European distribution network and fund product improvements. In 2001, he led a transaction to sell the company to Argonaut Technologies, a publicly traded company based in Foster City, California.

Dennis graduated from Butler University in 1986 with a BS in accounting and earned his MBA from Indiana University in 1991. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

He is active in the community serving many civic organizations including the Indiana Sports Corporation Board and Executive Committee, the Butler University College of Business Board of Visitors, and the City of Indianapolis 16 Tech Advisory Council. He was a Committee Leader for the 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee and is currently chairperson for the Youthlinks Development Committee. In the past he served as the president of The Julian Center Board of Directors, a board member of The Indy Partnership, a board member of Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, a founding board member of the Indianapolis chapter of the Urban Land Institute and past vice president of Hillcrest Country Club. He has been a speaker and panel member at numerous real estate events locally and nationally.

Anna Barabas

Anna Barabas

Marketing Principal

Anna Barabas became involved in residential development and finance in 2010.

Mrs. Barabas graduated from Boston University School of Management in the spring of 2008 earning a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing.

Mrs. Barabas joined the marketing department of the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in August 2008, located in New York City, NY. Prior to joining the law firm, Mrs. Barabas held an internship position in the marketing department of Zipcar, a for-profit, member-based carsharing company located in Cambridge, MA. Her responsibilities at Debeoivse & Plimpton LLP included creating new marketing materials, researching marketing opportunities for the firm and assisting the Director of Marketing.

In 2010, Mrs. Barabas left Debevoise & Plimpton LLP to join TWG Development, LLC, a full-service real estate development company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ken Bretz

Ken Bretz

Regional Manager

Ken Bretz is the Regional Manager for the market rate arm of TWG Management, LLC. With 8 years of residential property management experience, he specializes in both new construction and historic rehabilitation lease-ups, lead generation, brand/identity development, strategic marketing strategies, and employee development.

Ken graduated from Indiana University 2007 with a B.S. in Rhetoric and Public Culture. Upon graduation, he relocated to Indianapolis to begin his career with Harbor Group Management Company. In 2013, Ken left HGMC to join TWG.

Chasity Sadowy

Chasity Sadowy

Regional Manager

Chasity Sadowy became involved in property management in 2005. Chasity first entered the property management industry as the Compliance Assistant with Pedcor Homes. In 2008 she accepted the Compliance Director position for Pedcor Homes. While there she was responsible for all state reporting, investor reporting, file auditing, staff training and overall compliance requirements for the LIHTC program for more than 4000 units in California, Illinois, Tennessee and Indiana.

Mrs. Sadowy holds several LIHTC designations such as Site Compliance Specialist (SCS), National Compliance Professional (NCP) and Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP).

In March of 2014 Chasity joined the TWG Management team as the Compliance Director. In September of 2014 she became the Regional Manager for the Affordable division of TWG

Tony Knoble

Tony Knoble

President

Tony Knoble is the President of the TWG Development and related entities. His responsibilities include overseeing development activities, structuring the financing for TWG projects, and supervising the operations of the construction company.

Mr. Knoble graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in the spring of 2006 earning a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance with a specialization in Real Estate. Mr. Knoble joined Pedcor Investments in May 2006. His responsibilities at Pedcor were to identify new developments in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Alabama and assist in the financing of those projects.

In 2007, Tony Knoble and Joe Whitsett co-founded TWG Development, LLC, a full-service real estate development company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tony is currently a board member of the Indianapolis Eastside Revitalization Corporation, a board member of the Good House, and a member of Penrod Sociey. He has previously been on the Mapleton Fall Creek CDC Housing Committee and a member of the Housing Committee for the Super Bowl Legacy Project. He is a member of YPO Indiana. Tony is in the Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty Under 40 2017 class.

Tony is married to Maureen Shiel Knoble and they have 2 children, Simon and Estelle.

Nate Stoops

Nate Stoops

Vice President

Nate Stoops is the Vice President of Construction for TWG Construction, LLC. His responsibilities include daily oversight of project management, field supervision, internal development/management coordination, and preconstruction services throughout all phases of TWG projects.

Nate graduated from Purdue University, School of Technology in 2010 with a BS in Construction Management.

After graduation Nate joined Thompson Thrift Construction and specialized in multi-family construction management. His responsibilities included estimating, scheduling, purchasing, cost tracking, owner/architect/engineer coordination, and subcontract/vendor management.

Nate joined TWG Construction in August, 2012

Matt Kompara

Matt Kompara

Preconstruction Manager

Matt Kompara is the Preconstruction Manager of TWG Construction, LLC. His responsibilities include conceptual estimating, design management, project bidding, and subcontractor procurement / selection.

Matt graduated from Purdue University, College of Engineering in 2010 with a BS in Construction Engineering, and from Indiana State University, Scott College of Business
in 2012 with a Master of Business Administration. He is also a LEED associate. Matt has experience in the construction industry since 2006 including hospitality, multi-family, student housing, and retail / mixed use. Previous employers include Pankow Builders, LLC and Thompson Thrift Construction, Inc.

Matt Joined TWG Construction in November 2013.

Nate Ward

Nate Ward

Project Executive

Nate is one of two Project Executives at TWG Construction. His responsibilities include overseeing a team of field staff, project management staff and office staff. TWG Project Executives also head up recruiting new talent, manage subcontractor relationships and building owner/developer relationships throughout the construction process.

Nate graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in construction management in 2005.

Nate’s project experience includes medical, higher education, single family residential, multi-family and retail/mixed use. Project values ranged from $100,000 to $52,000,000. Previous employers include The Hagerman Group and Alderson Commercial Group.

Nate joined TWG Construction in August 2015.

Brent Smith

Brent Smith

Project Executive

Brent is one of two Project Executives at TWG Construction. His Responsibilities include overseeing a team dedicated to out of state work over several projects and states. This team includes Project Managers, Project Engineers, Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents and Project Punch Specialists. As a Project Executive, he also helps recruiting new talent, managing subcontractor relationships and building Owner/Developer relationships throughout the construction process.

Brent graduated from Indiana University with BA in Organizational Communication and a minor in Psychology.

Brent started a remodeling and new home construction business upon graduating high school that operated while in college and was successful for over 15 years. He then chose to take his career in a different direction by accepting a position as a General Superintendent for Drees Homes which led to a Project Manager position for Centex Homes. During this time, Brent built hundreds of luxury homes & condominiums and oversaw many superintendents in other communities. This experience led Brent to a Project Manager position with Sterling Construction, Vice President at Allied Diversified Construction and Director of Construction for WDG.

His project experience includes high rises, mid rises, luxury & low income multifamily housing, assisted living facilities, historical renovations, hotels, bars & restaurants, condominiums and single family homes with projects ranging upward and over $60 million.

Brent joined TWG Construction in January of 2017.