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.
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer Contact
Mr. Bene' joined the management team at MLP in November of 2006 as the Controller for the Pioneer Construction entities as well as for the MLP apartment portfolio. In 2007, Tom assumed responsibility for the in-house Human Resource function as well. Tom is responsible for managing the operations of the accounting department, which include cash flow analysis, treasury management, month end reporting, payroll, accounts payable, insurance, bonding, budgeting, tax reporting and planning, and coordination of the annual audits for all MLP entities. In 2009, Tom was promoted to his current position of CFO, where he has successfully implemented various cost containment and deleveraging strategies across the entire MLP portfolio. Tom oversees a commercial insurance portfolio of over $120 million in value as well as a competitive employee benefit plan that covers over 60 employees. Tom is the primary point of contact between MLP and its various banking officers and has actively participated in loan refinancing and extensions of our current loan portfolio. Prior to joining MLP, Tom worked 5 years at Ernst & Young in St. Louis in Assurance and Advisory Business Services Group, leaving as a manager. Tom holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Tom has been a licensed CPA in the state of Missouri since May 2001.
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.
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.
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.
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.