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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

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Andy Hanson
Vice President, Accounting

Operations

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Colleen Lewter
Regional Property 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
Corporate Leasing Manager

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Paige Solie
Corporate Leasing Manager

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Caitlin Staniec
Corporate Leasing 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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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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Timothy Hlas
Property Accountant

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Chad Friedrichs
Property Accountant

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Alissa LaDuke
Property Accountant

Legal & Administration

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Whitney Dickinson
Training Coordinator

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Miranda Koeck-Johnston
HR Assistant

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Kristin Moorhouse
Executive Assistant

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Janine Zimmerman
Executive Assistant

Finance

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Betsy Dornfeld
Transactions Manager/Legal Assistant

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Nick Sheak
Financial Analyst

Commercial

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Kelly Mayo
Senior Commercial Property Manager