Tailwind Group is focused on building and sustaining unique, amenity-rich developments. We strive to create a setting where property values exceed market trends and people understand the true meaning of community.

Ownership Group

Since its inception, Tailwind Group has been led by its four founding partners: Kyle Smith, Reggie Reed, Michael Sather, and Landon Smith. Their leadership and guidance have helped grow the company exponentially. Each partner brings extensive investment, finance, and asset management experience to the team, as well as a broad network of industry and financial relationships. Most important, the four partners share an entrepreneurial vision. Their foresight in identifying purpose-built student housing as an emerging trend in the southern Minnesota real estate market has undoubtedly led to one of Tailwind Group’s greatest strengths: deep-seated experience in a relatively new asset class.

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Kyle Smith
Managing Principal

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Reggie Reed
Managing Principal

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Michael Sather
Managing Principal

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Landon Smith
Managing Principal

Senior Management Team

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Brandon Smith
Vice President, Operations & Development

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Shelby Thorne, CPA
Vice President, Accounting

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Krystal Pierce
Vice President, Legal & Administration

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Josh Sherburne, CPA
Vice President, Finance

Operations

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Jessica Dane
Regional Property Manager

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Colleen Lewter
Regional Property Manager

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Kory Theil
Regional Property Manager

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Emily Adams
Operations Specialist

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Farrah Nelson
Digital Marketing Manager

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Bryce Andrews
Digital Design Manager

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Nicole Mueller
Digital Design Specialist

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David Hughes
Director of Information Technology

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Logan Suko
Administration Technician

Accounting

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Madeline Smith
Property Accountant

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Karen Davis
Property Accountant

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Jalen Busker
Property Accountant

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Kristin Moorhouse
Commercial Property Accountant

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Jessica Hermanson
Corporate Accountant

Legal & Administration

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Whitney Dickinson
Training Coordinator

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Miranda Koeck-Johnston
HR Assistant

Finance

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Betsy Dornfeld
Asset Manager

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Nick Sheak
Financial Analyst

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Janine Zimmerman
Executive Assistant

Commercial

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Kelly Mayo
Senior Commercial Property Manager