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

Maintenance Operations Contact

The Maintenance Operations position manages repairs and supplies needed for the MLP portfolio of properties. He is responsible for all of the general maintenance and repair and capital improvement projects for the MLP portfolio. 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.

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.

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 19 years of experience in property management and is CAM and CAPS Certified. She currently sits as member of 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.

Vickie Payne
Leasing and Operations Administrator Contact

Ms. Payne joined the MLP Management team full time in May, 2016 after working as a part time Accounts Payable Specialist since 2014. Having 12 years experience in the property management industry, she is in charge of overseeing the quality of the operations documents. She is instrumental in reporting to ownership the trends of the various properties' performance, including occupancy and traffic. She has also become a valuable leaser in her own right, turning several prospects into leases at many properties of the MLP Management portfolio. She is always willing to lend a hand to operations staff by assisting with leasing, ledger maintenance, corrections and on-going training.

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 help desk support for all current properties managed by MLP, as well as all upcoming properties. These responsibilities include purchase, installation and training. Donna 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 and financial statements for all managed properties. She also assists in the annual financial year end reviews/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.