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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
Founding Principal

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Reggie Reed
Founding Principal

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Michael Sather
Founding Principal

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Landon Smith
Founding Principal

Senior Management Team

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Lane Gravley
President

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Brandon Smith
Vice President, Operations & Development

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Krystal Pierce
Vice President, Legal & Administration

Operations

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Colleen Lewter
Director of Corporate Operations

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Mandy Schackow
Transitional Property Manager

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Emily Adams
Operations Support Manager

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Jericho Ney
Operations Training Manager

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Kory Theil
Regional Property Manager

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Lisa Watson
Regional Property Manager

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Mallory Kelley
Regional Property Manager

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Devan Schaly-Brumbaugh
Director of Leasing

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Paige Solie
Corporate Leasing Manager

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Tara Eisele
Corporate Leasing Specialist

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Farrah Nelson
Digital Marketing Manager

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Bryce Andrews
Graphic Design Manager

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Nicole Busch
Graphic Design Specialist

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Carli Davis
Digital Marketing Specialist

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David Hughes
Director of Information Technology

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Logan Suko
IT Technician

Accounting

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Kate Walters
Accounting Manager

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Madeline Smith
Senior Property Accountant

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Michael Kaufman
Senior Property Accountant

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Zach Kaufenberg
Senior Property Accountant

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Chad Friedrichs
Property Accountant

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Alissa LaDuke
Corporate Accountant

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Brody Nielsen
Staff Accountant

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Kristin Moorhouse
Accounting Clerk

Legal & Administration

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Betsy Dornfeld
Transactions Manager/Legal Assistant

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Whitney Dickinson
Career Development Manager

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Miranda Koeck-Johnston
Human Resources Manager

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Janine Zimmerman
Executive Assistant

Finance

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Jayme Edin
Director of Finance

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Nick Sheak
Senior Acquisition Analyst

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Betsy Howerton
Financial Analyst

Commercial

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Kelly Mayo
Senior Commercial Property Manager

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Molly Anderson
Commercial Property Manager