Leadership

Paul Lange, President & CEO

A varsity baseball player at both the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia, Paul brings a uniquely sophisticated perspective and skill set to real estate investment and development.  Paul currently manages multiple equity funds and oversees the group’s projects under development with enterprise value in excess of $2 Billion.  Previously, Paul served as President of Buckhead Homes, LLC, which he grew into the premiere luxury residential brand in Atlanta along with his wife, Karen.  Buckhead Homes executed ultra-exclusive vertical projects in addition to the land development projects under its banner.  Paul’s responsibilities included site selection, structuring partnerships, marketing and all aspects of the design process.  Prior to forming Buckhead Homes with Karen, Paul was a commercial real estate broker at Carter & Associates and Insignia/ESG where he represented local, national and international clients in the acquisition and disposition of space across multiple asset classes.  He was awarded membership in the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors based on his performance and transaction volume.   Immediately pursuant to graduation from UVA, he worked in Washington, D.C. with Arthur Andersen & Co. in the firm’s Real Estate Services Group.  There he executed both feasibility analysis and portfolio valuation on projects in the Mid-Atlantic, Florida and Arizona.  Paul, a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, was honored with a Congressional Order of Merit in 2007 for distinguished achievement in business and was bestowed the prestigious award of being among Atlanta’s “40 Under 40” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  Aside from leadership roles on various committees and Boards, he has supported causes such as Habitat for Humanity and Foundation for a Drug Free World.

Karen Lange, COO/CFO

After graduating from University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, Karen worked as an equities research analyst for The Robinson-Humphrey Company.  Karen started her real estate career representing ownership and institutions of commercial assets at Peterson Properties, Carr America and Resource Real Estate Partners.  Karen pursued her passion for the residential real estate starting in 1999, acting as COO and CFO of Buckhead Homes in Atlanta where she oversaw all aspects of production and operations.  Karen has transitioned her uniquely sophisticated background into key leadership positions with the City of Atlanta and in the industry.  In doing so, Karen was elected the youngest former president of the Inner Atlanta Chapter of the Home Builders Association (largest individual chapter in the nation), and has served on various task forces for the City of Atlanta, playing a critical role in rewriting ordinances and the city’s zoning code.  Her institutional finance and operational experience, coupled with her unique understanding of jurisdictional and entitlement issues is an invaluable resource to current endeavors.  Karen is a member of Mensa International, and was bestowed the prestigious award of being among Atlanta’s “40 Under 40” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Ken Wilson, President - Construction & Operations

Ken is an executive-level professional with decades of experience in development and construction with large public builders as well as private companies. His background includes multi-market management of large-scale community development as well as product design, construction, sales and marketing for entry level homes to higher-end luxury product.  Ken has overseen the production of 20,000+- residential units in his career, along with roles in both commercial and hospitality.  He was recently Regional Vice President for Peachtree Communities prior to their acquisition by Century Communities.  Ken has overseen the annual production of 2,000+ units across multiple states and budgets in excess of $200MM.  Ken holds a BA in Construction Science from the University of Alabama and a Masters in Industrial Management from Georgia State University.

Jim Huffstetler, Senior Vice President - Land Acquisition & Development

Jim, an executive-level professional with an institutional real estate background, brings 30+ years of experience in all aspects of land acquisition and development experience to Rotunda.  A licensed civil engineer and general contractor, Jim has overseen both large commercial and residential projects at the private and municipal level.  Formerly with the likes of DR Horton and Oracle Design Group, Jim has overseen site selection, entitlement, due diligence, sale and/or development of more than 6,000 acres and 10,000 lots in his career.  He has managed projects in residential, commercial and mixed-use environments. Jim holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Georgia Southern University.

Neil Sargent, Vice President - Permitting, Inspections & Entitlements

Neil, an experienced construction expert, has been instrumental in forging strong relationships with individual municipalities so as to streamline the permitting, entitlement and inspections processes.  His knowledge of individual city and county codes and his efforts to forge personal relationships with individual inspectors and staff members has proven invaluable in enhancing cycle times and limiting delays.  Prior to joining the organization, Neil performed a wide array of executive and project management roles with Crown Communities, Legacy Communities, Peachtree Communities, Century Communities & Clifton Enterprises.  He has a BS degree in Geology from Georgia State University.

Ashley Reddick, Vice President - Project Design & Unit Finishes

Ashely brings prolific design, development and construction experience to Rotunda.  In addition to years of experience in residential development and construction project management, Ashley has also performed project management roles on multi-family, mid-rise and mixed-use commercial projects.  Ashley holds a BA in Landscape Design and a Masters in Real Estate from Auburn University.

David Calvillo, Vice President – Permitting & Inspections

David brings more than 20 years of experience in residential, commercial and multi-family development and construction.  He has worked on the development and construction of more than 3,000 units in his career, overseeing work on garden-style and mid-rise multi-family communities with Apex Masonry and The Integral Group to high-volume single-family home construction with the likes of Pulte Homes and Legacy Communities.  David has worked on projects overseeing work in multiple states.  David’s breadth of experience makes for a strong fit given the Rotunda model.  David has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Aut’onoma de la Laguna.

Chris Ryan-Lawrence, Sr. Asset Manager - Leasing & Property Management

Chris is a proven entrepreneurial leader with more than twenty-four years in the leasing and property management arena.  Chris, previously and executive with Equity Residential, was a founding partner and principal with Pegasus Residential based in Atlanta, Georgia, which manages 30,000+ units in 10 states before selling his interest in 2014.  He has managed more than 100 residential communities in his career representing 65,000+- units with an asset value of approximately $1.2B.  Chris is additionally a speaker on both local and national platforms largely due to his enthusiastic and passionate delivery method infused with a great deal of humor centered around electrifying organizations’ culture and business performance. Chris graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing.

Douglas Hooker, Senior Vice President - Controller

Doug is an experienced accounting and finance professional with extensive experience in all accounting functions.  His functions include execution on the individual property level as well as monthly, quarterly and annual reporting on both the individual property and Fund level.  Prior to joining the organization, Douglas has previously overseen accounting functions on Multi-Family, SFR, TH and commercial projects totaling over $750MM.  Douglas is proficient as well in multiple institutional-level accounting software platforms that streamline and automate accounting and finance deliverables.  Douglas holds a BBA in Finance from Howard University.

Don Buggeln, Vice President - Finance

Don brings a deep background in real estate finance working for national developers.  He is a certified appraiser, licensed broker, and is Argus Enterprise certified. His work in acquisitions, dispositions, investments, development, asset management, and institutional-level financial modeling brings a strong depth and breadth of experience to the team.  Don has extensive experience with contracts that come with real estate transactions and has earned an executive certificate from Vanderbilt School of Law.  Don has worked for the likes of Trammell Crow/Faison, Noro Capital, Equifax and Lowes. He has a BS from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Brenau University.

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