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.

Tony Knoble

Tony Knoble

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Tony Knoble is the co-founder of TWG Development and related entities.

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 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 has two children, Simon and Estelle.

Justin Collins

Justin Collins

Chief Operation Officer

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.

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.

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.

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.

J.B. Curry

J.B. Curry

Vice President of Market Rate Development

J.B. Curry joined TWG in 2014 and serves as the Vice President of Market Rate Development.

Mr. Curry oversees market rate and mixed-use multi-family development opportunities at TWG. His role includes acquisitions and negotiations, predevelopment due diligence efforts, market research, financial feasibility, deal underwriting, and securing financing. With TWG being a full-service developer, Mr. Curry also coordinates with design, preconstruction, construction, and management teams throughout the life of the project.

TWG’s market rate developments have recently expanded into Spokane, WA and Pittsburgh, PA with total costs in excess of $525MM across 2,900 units.

Mr. Curry graduated from Indiana University – Kelley School of Business in 2010 with a B.S. in Finance and minor in Political Science, and earned his J.D. from Indiana University – McKinney School of Law in 2013, where he served on the Indiana Health Law Review, Dean’s Tutorial Society, and founded the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Prior to joining TWG, Mr. Curry practiced law at Riley Bennett & Egloff, LLP where he represented clients in commercial and business litigation, as well as real estate transactions.

He serves on The Penrod Society “Evening with Penrod” committee supporting Indiana artists and enjoys traveling and the outdoors with friends and family.

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.

Dustin Detzler

Dustin Detzler

General Counsel

Dustin Detzler is an associate counsel 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 of 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.

Tyler Bowers

Tyler Bowers

Senior Development Analyst

Tyler Bowers, joined TWG Development, LLC in 2017 as a development analyst with the market rate division, and assists in commercial, market rate, 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. Tyler oversees market rate developments in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Tyler graduated from IPFW in 2013 earning his B.A. in History. While in undergrad, Tyler worked with a non-profit to fund affordable housing initiatives across the country. Prior to joining TWG, Tyler worked with a national valuation firm. While with this firm, Tyler took part in a statewide housing study for the state of Oklahoma, as well as performing commercial real estate valuations. Additionally, he spent two years with Bowen National Research as a market analyst, where he visited over 75 different markets and took part in housing studies for the cities of Evansville and Fort Wayne, Indiana and Charleston, West Virginia.

Michael Taft

Michael Taft

Development Analyst

Michael Taft joined TWG in 2018 as a Development Analyst assisting in commercial, market rate, 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. Michael oversees market rate developments in Georgia, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Michael graduated from Covenant College in Chattanooga, TN in 2018 with a double major in Economics and History, along with additional studies at Oxford University. While in undergrad, Michael worked for a variety urban development organizations including a neighborhood CDC, city planning department, and urban policy think tank. He is also a local history wonk and an avid music fan, having worked for an independent music label since the age of 16.

Lorenc Qorlaze

Lorenc Qorlaze

Senior Financial Analyst

Lorenc Qorlaze joined TWG Development, LLC in 2017 as a senior financial analyst. Lorenc assists with the team’s financing function, helping manage relationships with existing financial partners related to new transactions and existing properties in the portfolio. His responsibilities include identifying debt and equity financing for tax credit projects, managing due diligence, and reviewing financing and partnership documents.

Lorenc graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2014, earning a B.S. degree in Finance and Supply Chain Management, as well as a minor in Economics. Shortly after graduating, Lorenc joined CREA, LLC, where his responsibilities included underwriting new LIHTC apartment projects as well as reviewing the performance of existing projects in the company’s portfolio. While at CREA, LLC, Lorenc assisted in closing over 60 multi-family apartment projects ranging from $2 to $40 million in LIHTC equity per project.

While attending college at IUPUI, Lorenc was a Community Service Leader for the Center for Service and Learning. He volunteered with several non-profits throughout Indianapolis and helped with planning and coordinating multiple service events throughout the city.

James Viviani

James Viviani

Architectural Project Manager

James Viviani joined TWG in 2017 as a member of the in-house architecture team, bringing experience in market rate and low-income multi-family residential, senior living, retail, and office design and construction. Prior to joining TWG, he worked in architectural firms in his hometown of Cleveland, OH where he served a variety of clients including real estate developers, non-profit organizations, and professional services firms. He has been involved in projects across a dozen states and a wide range of construction types.

James graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC with a degree in architecture and has nearly fifteen years of experience in the architecture and construction industry. He has practiced across the range of interior architecture, new construction, substantial rehabilitation, and historic preservation. His interest in sustainability has served in the completion of myriad projects that achieved green certification under many different standards such as LEED and Enterprise Green Communities. His skills in design, project management, and contract administration support the mission of the design team at TWG.

Holly MacDougall

Holly MacDougall

HR and Talent Manager

Holly MacDougall is the HR and Talent Manager for TWG Development. She is responsible for full-cycle recruitment and talent acquisition, strategic planning and employee development. Holly graduated from Ball State University College of Business earning a B.A. degree in Business Administration specializing in Human Resource Management. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Prior to joining TWG, Holly joined the department of Human Resources at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, a neurosurgical practice based out of IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. While working at GCBS, she focused on talent recruitment and acquisition, talent development and employee engagement initiatives to increase productivity and improve company culture. Her previous experience also includes working as a Technical Recruiter for a local search firm. Holly started her Human Resources career at Foxconn, Inc., the world's largest Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, where she redesigned and implemented a new compensation structure for 850 employees. Holly joined TWG Development in 2017.

Billy Ponko

Billy Ponko

Architect

Billy Ponko joined TWG in 2018 as part of the architectural team. He has spent the last 3 years focused on multi-family projects driven by efficient and thorough design. As a Project Manager he’ll manage outside design consultants and liaison with our Pre-construction department. In addition he’ll help establish interoffice procedures, design standards, and evaluate materials. We are excited to explore the benefits of national purchase agreements and streamline the design and bidding processes.

Billy graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 with a degree in Architecture. Prior to multi-family, he worked on a broad range of building types and organized manufacturing processes for major Universities and Fortune 500 companies across the country. He has a passion for sustainable design by finding ways to improve on traditional construction methods and techniques. His goal is to achieve the same results, at lower costs and while remaining compatible with a broader segment of the construction industry.

Kerry La Prees

Kerry La Prees

Architectural Project Manager

Kerry La Prees joined TWG in 2018 as a member of the in-house architectural team, bringing a technical expertise from a diversity of project types including multi-family, office, hospitality, and education. Previously, he has held roles as Director of Design and Project Architect in firms in Indiana and Michigan.

A native of Indianapolis, Kerry received his Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University & his MBA from EDHEC in France. He has over fourteen years of experience in urban planning, adaptive re-use, historic preservation, interior design, and new construction – with an emphasis on energy efficient strategies. He has practiced principally in the Midwest, but has also lead teams on international projects in Mexico & Ukraine.

Doug Boehme

Doug Boehme

Development Analyst

Doug Boehme joined TWG in 2018 as a development analyst focusing on affordable housing tax credits, grants, and incentives. His responsibilities also include working with local and state economic development organizations throughout TWG’s existing footprint and targeted markets.

Doug is a graduate of Wright State University earning a B.S. degree in Marketing. The early part of Doug’s career was devoted to business development and executive leadership in the technology world working for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to privately held firms. Over the last ten years, he was engaged in the small business sector, providing consultation in the areas of strategic planning, start-up assistance, and exit strategy - most recently as a regional director for the Indiana Small Business Development Center. During his time at the ISBDC, Doug worked closely with various economic development organizations on a local, state, and national level.

Tyler Knox

Tyler Knox

Development Analyst

Tyler Knox joined TWG in 2017 as a Development Intern. Upon graduating, Tyler became a Development Analyst assisting in affordable housing developments. His responsibilities include GIS mapping, locating new sites, due diligence, analyzing the financial feasibility of projects, and coordinating development and financing structures.

Tyler graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in 2018 with a major in Liberal Studies and a focus in Urban Planning and Community Development. While in college, Tyler also interned for Big Car Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that focuses on space activation and public programming. He also served as Vice President of Congress for Indiana University’s student body where he connected the voice of students with the administration. His experience in these positions gave him a special understanding and appreciation for placemaking and community engagement.

Outside of work, Tyler is also an avid traveler and enjoys exploring new cities and restaurants in his free time.

Kendrel Bretz

Kendrel Bretz

Vice President of Market Rate Property Management

Ken Bretz is the Vice President of Market Rate Property Management 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

Vice President of Affordable Property Management

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
Management. In 2016, Chasity earned her Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) designation
through the Indiana Apartment Association and continues her involvement with the Indiana Apartment
Association. In January of 2018, Chasity became the Vice President of the Affordable Property
Management division for TWG Management.

Chasity is responsible for managing 23 properties in 4 different states, directing a staff of 35 that
consist of the Compliance Department, Area Managers, Service Coordinators, Maintenance and
Management staff at the site level. She ensures each community that TWG manages meets the
expectations of the ownership in the of area of financial performance, compliance, leasing,
maintenance and resident satisfaction.

Colleen Winship

Colleen Winship

Operations Manager

Colleen Winship provides support for TWG’s management software across all properties. She manages the external relationship with the software developers, manages the onboarding and training curriculum for new onsite employees, communicates and implements new upgrades and applications, ensures new and existing developments are properly recorded and managed in the software, among other projects.

Colleen joined TWG Development, LLC in 2014, shortly after graduating from Purdue University with a B.A. in Communications and a B.S. in Human Services. She has a solid foundation in management of tax credit and market rate properties gained through her experience managing several TWG Development, LLC properties from 2014 through 2016.

Colleen is the Vice President of the Midwest Support Foundation, a not-for-profit focusing on improving affordable housing. Colleen also holds a LIHTC designation as a Site Compliance Specialist (SCS).

Matt Kompara

Matt Kompara

Vice President of Preconstruction

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.

Keith Colgan

Keith Colgan

President of Construction

Keith is a Project Executive responsible for the construction management operations in the TWG Western region.

With over three decades of experience, Keith has successfully delivered projects of more than 8 million square feet with construction values exceeding $1 billion. Projects have ranged in size from $250,000 to $350,000,000.

Keith has managed a variety of construction projects types to include Class A Office, Healthcare/Medical, Higher Education, Industrial, Hospitality/Resort and over 2,800 Residential Multi-Family units throughout the eastern and mid-western United States.

Keith graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Landscape Architecture followed by Graduate studies in Construction Management at New York University and Real Estate Development Finance at Harvard University.

Keith Joined TWG in December 2017.