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

Since 2009, Mr. Checkley has been responsible for overseeing all of the day to day operations of MLP Management, LLC, its employees and its portfolio of managed properties, which currently includes 14 individual multi-family and retail assets (+/-1,300 apartment units and +/-100,000s.f. retail space). Andrew works closely with the ownership groups of each asset or partnership as it pertains to critical issues including leasing metrics, operations, capital expenditures, construction management, staffing, lender covenants, debt restructuring/refinancing, cash-flow analysis, tax increment financing, transportation development districting, financial reporting and variances, expense hedging and municipal compliance. Spending the early part of his career as a commodities trader and risk manager for Archer Daniels Midland Company and Koch Industries and seven years as a development manager for MLP Investments, Andrew brings a comprehensive knowledge of Market Based Management┬« practices, value creation and risk management techniques to MLP’s management team 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. Mr. Checkley was recently appointed to a seat on the Board of Adjustments for the City of Shrewsbury, Missouri, holds the elected position of President to the Hanley Station Transportation Development District and is serving as an elected (3yr) Board Member of the St. Louis Apartment Association. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has a Missouri Real Estate License.

Doug Kramm
Director of Maintenance Operations 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 improvement projects for the MLP portfolio, as well as overseeing the quality of work performed. This includes items such as unit 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 many years of experience in the construction industry, which includes management, maintenance, property maintenance, remodeling and new construction.

Sarah Moran
Regional Property Manager Contact

Ms. Moran is responsible for the successful management of all market rate and tax credit properties in the MLP portfolio. For new properties under construction, Sarah trains the staff and directs the advertising, marketing and lease-up. She is influential in the design and layout for the properties in the development phase. For existing market rate communities, Ms. Moran actively maintains communication with her trained leasing staff, co-ordinates all marketing efforts and performs regular on-site inspections to ensure the services provided are at the highest standards. Ms. Moran has more than 14 years of experience in property management and is CAM & CAPS Certified. She currently sits as member of IREM’s National Governing Council, a member of the executive board for St. Louis’ local IREM Chapter and has been both Chair and Co-Chair of the ARM committee.

Colleen Peck
Controller Contact

Ms. Peck joined MLP Management in 2013 and is responsible for managing the operations of the accounting department, which include cash flow analysis, treasury management, financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, insurance, bonding, budgeting, tax reporting and planning, and the coordination of the annual audits for all MLP entities. She also assists with on site operations and budget analysis, and oversees on site property audits, ensuring adherence to financial policies and procedures. In total Ms. Peck has over 20 years of experience in construction and property management accounting in which 15 of those years she held the role of Controller for a large, St. Louis based, and multi-family property Management Company. Colleen has a tremendous understanding of property rent roll and financial software, including OneSite, Yardi, Yield Star, E-Site and Timberline. Ms. Peck holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Management from Southeast Missouri State University.

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 and Construction Services 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.