The Justus Companies has developed and operated over 15,000 apartment homes and multiple commercial, hotels and lite industrial projects in the states of Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Tennessee and Florida. The unique Justus hands-on approach to property management puts people and relationships first — because properties are not just financial assets, they’re the places where family and friends live, work and thrive. Whether it’s a studio apartment for a retired senior, a three-bedroom apartment for a busy family or an office suite for a new startup, the Justus Companies’ property management team strives to consistently provide the best environment for every individual who chooses a Justus community.
Accounting & Finance – A forward thinking group of accounting and finance professionals oversees the fiscal health of all Justus assets utilizing the latest management and accounting software, instilling a strong financial platform.
Maintenance & Facilities – The longevity and physical condition of our assets are a testament to ongoing maintenance and capital improvement planning and implementation. Justus’s aggressive upkeep and preventive maintenance approach identifies repair needs before they arise.
Marketing & Leasing – Corporate Communications in partnership with property marketing and leasing teams implement strategic marketing and advertising plans focused on target markets. Justus consistently explores and evaluates strategies to retain residents, reach new prospects and increase occupancy.
Customer Service – Reliability, attention to detail and quality customer service foster satisfied resident and tenant relationships, resulting in higher renewal rates and profitability. The Justus Companies’ expectations for hospitality and service is to make every person feel like an honored guest.
- Walt JustusPresident/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Walter E. "Walt" Justus is the fourth-generation President and Chief Executive Officer of the Justus Family of Companies, an Indianapolis-based, privately held real estate development and management firm established in 1910. Walt has guided the direction of the company since 1987 and has been responsible for the successful delivery of multiple new development and construction projects. Walt is a principal in all the company-owned partnerships and guides each of the company's divisions, including property and asset management, development and construction. Walt spearheads the company’s support of multiple charities including the American Cancer Society, Riley Children’s Hospital and Indy Honor Flight.
- Angela MillerExecutive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Angela Miller works closely with the CEO to establish strategic plans to enhance profitability and develop a high-performing leadership team to best serve residents, clients, investors and community management teams. With over 20 years of leadership experience, Angela has an extensive background in operations, marketing and brand management, strategic planning, human resources and quality services. Angela began her career as a licensed Health Facility Administrator in California and is currently licensed in Indiana. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and Communications from the University of Evansville, and a M.S. in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Angela serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Indiana Assisted Living Association (INALA).
- Sarah CristVice President of Business Development
Sarah Crist manages key marketing relationships and develops strategic business partnerships for both our senior living and conventional communities. Sarah has 19 years of experience in healthcare with the last 15 years being at the Justus Family of Companies. Sarah was previously the Administrator of Freedom Senior Services and the Executive Director at Crestwood Village West and South campuses. Sarah has her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Applied Gerontology from Ball State University.
- Christopher EganDirector of Finance
Christopher Egan has over 20 years of financial experience in the real estate industry including five years with Ernst & Young and eight years in senior living property management. His experience includes HUD/FHA financing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and REIT structures. He provides accurate financial reporting for the executive team, leads financial strategy and planning and identifies accounting system and process improvements. Christopher holds a BS in Accounting from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
- Patrick SingletonRegional Director of Operations
Patrick Singleton oversees and assists senior living and conventional properties relating to operations management. Patrick has been with the Justus Family of Companies for almost 10 years serving in roles ranging from Operations Coordinator, Executive Director of several of our communities to Regional Director of Operations. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and has his Residential Care Facility Administrator and Indiana Real Estate Broker license.
- Ryan SkinnerRegional Director of Operations
Ryan Skinner oversees and assists senior living and conventional properties relating to operations management. Ryan has been with the Justus Family of Companies for over 3 years. He has management experience in Medical Adult Daycare, Non-Medical Homecare, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Assisted Living. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and has his Residential Care Facility Administrator License.
- Sara WalshDirector of Corporate Communications
Sara Walsh is responsible for the creative communications elements of the Justus Companies including brand development, advertising, social media, websites and other marketing channels. Sara also supports the Construction & Development Team with the interior design of residential and commercial spaces, including remodeling projects and new construction. Sara brings unique and effective solutions to increase occupancy and support resident retention. Sara received her Bachelors from Purdue University in Visual Communications and has more than 15 years of experience in agency, corporate and non-profit environments.
- Matt PhillipsRegional Director of Maintenance
Matt Phillips oversees and assists with all properties relating to maintenance upkeep, preventative maintenance, training, state, fire marshal and Homeland Security inspections. He has more than 9 years of experience in multi-family maintenance. He joined the Justus Companies as the Promenade Apartments Maintenance Supervisor in 2020, and then was promoted to Regional Director of Maintenance. Matt has education and training in HVAC, Pool Operation, Water Treatment, CAD/CAM and an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences.
- Wayne JonesDirector of Information Technology
Wayne Jones has over 30 years of experience working in information technology. Wayne started his career at the Justus Companies in 2003 as the “IT Guy” where he served many roles including web design. Wayne currently oversees over 200 computers and more than 20 physical and virtual servers. He is also responsible for the security systems, networks, administration and user helpdesks for all the Justus Companies locations. Wayne received his college education in the UK before moving to the United States.
- Shante Warren, SHRM-CPDirector of Human Resources
Shante is responsible for leading the Justus Companies’ human resources programs and initiatives. She oversees talent acquisition management, compensation and benefits, rewards, and recognition, and expanding the culture to become an employer of choice. Shante has been with the Justus Family for over 17 years serving in varies roles from Administrative Assistant, Assistant Director, and Executive Director of several of our senior communities, HR Generalist to Director of Human Resources. Shante holds a bachelor’s degree from IU Kelley School of Business, she is also a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
- Brenda GalloExecutive Assistant
Brenda Gallo assists “Wally” Walter G. Justus. Brenda is also responsible for handling the Justus Companies’ insurance programs, corporate legal issues, worker’s compensation benefits and various other accounting functions. Brenda joined the Justus family in 1984 while located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Brenda relocated to the corporate office in Indianapolis where she celebrates more than 30 years with the Justus Companies!
- Kelly HarmonSenior Trust Accountant
Kelly Harmon celebrates over 20 years with the Justus Company and is responsible for the accounting, financial statements and accounts payable for all the Justus Trust properties. She also oversees the property management accounting software for the conventional apartment communities. Kelly has over 24 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting and extensive education from IUPUI in mathematics and accounting.
Standing the Test of Time
For over a century, the Justus name has been synonymous with quality craftsmanship and value. As real estate brokers, homebuilders and senior housing experts, The Justus Companies has been an integral part of the history of Indianapolis.
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