MLP Directory

The Partners

Stan McCurdy and John Porta founded MLP in 1990. They have since created an impressive portfolio that includes a diverse range of residential and commercial projects.

Stan McCurdy
Partner Contact

As a founding Member of MLP, LLC, Mr. McCurdy has been instrumental to the firm''s growth specifically in the areas of transactional structuring, project management/design, and the day-to-day management of MLP's construction, management and development divisions.

Team Member Background

  • Prior to forming MLP and Porta-McCurdy Development, Mr. McCurdy was the President and owner of The Serenity Group, Inc., providing development management and construction disbursement administration for a wide variety of commercial projects.
  • Mr. McCurdy has also served as CFO for the St. Louis-based Kelly Properties, Inc., where, in addition to his responsibilities overseeing the financial management of several multi-million dollar projects, he was responsible for structuring and implementing a corporate reorganization into accountable profit centers.
  • Mr. McCurdy's financial expertise was highlighted early in his career through his successful structuring and management of joint venture transactions with New York's investment banking and public syndication communities in his capacity as Vice President of The Browning Property Company, a national real estate firm. Mr. McCurdy graduated from Anderson University with a B.A. in Accounting and is licensed as a C.P.A. in Texas, Florida and Missouri.
Stan McCurdy
Stan McCurdy

John Porta
Partner Contact

During MLP's 10-year growth into the nation's 18th top multifamily builder (NAHB's Builder 100 ranking), Mr. Porta has provided the firm extensive expertise in project development and construction management.

Team Member Background

  • Prior to forming MLP and Porta-McCurdy Development, Mr. Porta was the President and owner of Porta Properties, a real estate development and brokerage firm specializing in the acquisition/rezoning of residential subdivisions and the construction of custom homes, which was awarded two St. Louis Home Builders Association awards in 1987.
  • Prior to Porta Properties, Mr. Porta was a Partner in INVEST, a national multifamily development company where he was responsible for all project development, site selection, construction budgeting, expediting and negotiation of all related contracts.
  • Mr. Porta served as President of the Saint Louis Division of the Society of Professional Estimators from 1975-1976.
  • Mr. Porta began his career as the President and COO of The Porta Corporation, a prominent general construction contracting and management firm operating throughout the Midwest and South.
  • Mr. Porta attended Drury College in Springfield, Missouri. He received an AMDP from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
John Porta
John Porta

Other Key Team Members

Andrew Checkley
President Contact

Mr. Checkley is responsible for overseeing all of the day to day operations of MLP Management, LLC, its employees and its portfolio of managed properties. Andrew works closely with the ownership groups of each property as it pertains to critical issues including leasing metrics, operations, staffing, lender covenants, debt restructuring/refinancing, cash-flow analysis, financial reporting and variances, expense hedging and municipal compliance. Spending five years as a development manager for MLP Investments, Mr. Checkley is an integral part of the development process for in-house projects and offers the same insight to 3rd party clients. Andrew takes a very "hands-on", team oriented, value based approach to property management and works to instill the same throughout the MLP organization. He holds a Missouri Real Estate License and a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Doug Kramm
Director of Operations and Maintenance Contact

Mr. Kramm manages all maintenance personnel, repairs and supplies needed for the MLP portfolio of properties. He is responsible for the planning and budgeting all of the general maintenance and repair and any capital improvements projects for the MLP portfolio, as well as overseeing the quality of work preformed. This includes items such as rehabilitations, roof replacement, siding, sealing parking lots and any other improvements deemed necessary to maintain condition of property long term. For properties under construction, Mr. Kramm coordinates all property turnovers from the construction entity to the management entity. He brings 16 years of experience in multi-family housing maintenance, which includes management, maintenance, and both commercial and multi-family property maintenance.

Colleen Peck
Controller Contact

Donna Rudolph
Accounting Manager Contact

Ms. Rudolph has been involved in property accounting at MLP since 2000. She handles all aspects of the property management and accounting software support for all current properties managed by MLP, as well as all upcoming properties. These responsibilities include purchase, installation and training. Donna is our in-house administrator of the Timberline accounting software and eSite property management software and has helped to configure our software to be proficient in integrating both property management and construction job costing into one common platform, which we feel gives us an edge over other competitors' software platforms. Donna also prepares monthly adjusting journal entries, bank reconciliations, and financial statements for properties as well as completes the monthly loan draws for the properties under construction. She also assists in the annual audits as well as in annual budget preparation. Ms. Rudolph brings with her expertise a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Missouri at Columbia.

Michaela Siress
Operations Specialist Contact

Ms. Siress has been a part of the MLP since 2000. One of her specialties is contract procurement, as she spent nine years for the Pioneer Construction subsidiary of MLP, generating all new contracts between the owners and Pioneer Construction, as well as all related subcontracts. Michaela was also responsible for generating the general contractor billings to the owners for inclusion in the monthly construction loan draws for each project. She directly interacts with the subcontractors to ensure that normal paperwork procedures are adhered to. She verifies all subcontractor draws and invoices presented for payment prior to being submitted to the accounting department. Michaela manages subcontractor insurance requirements and certificates per project as well as disbursing monies to subcontractors and collecting lien waivers. Michaela has expanded her role at MLP to include Office Manager duties which consists forming relationships with our various vendors to ensure MLP obtains the best possible contractual pricing for all office related expenditures. Michaela is also responsible for the accounts payable process. She is in daily communication with the property managers to ensure that bills are being received and being paid timely. Michaela is highly trained in the Timberline software and is our in-house expert in regard to job costing.