Meg Sutton, NCIDQ
Development with Purpose

MEET OUR TEAM

The Avenue team features diverse development backgrounds with expertise in real estate investments, pre-construction management, repositioning, new developments, managing legal risk, design, and post-acute and senior housing operations. With a focus on the end user and the care provided upon conclusion of development, the Avenue team brings innovative solutions for wellness-centered healthcare, senior living properties, healthcare and medical real estate development.

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Laurie Schultz, CCIM

Laurie Schultz, CCIM

Principal & Co-Founder

Laurie has a true passion for developing innovative strategies with partners to create efficient models for healthcare real estate that are reflective of the rapidly changing care delivery models in the medical field, senior housing, and skilled nursing industries.

With a diverse development background, Laurie has spent her career balancing real estate investments with forward thinking healthcare trends.  Prior to co-founding Avenue, she developed projects in medical ambulatory care, post-acute rehabilitation, senior housing and market rate apartments exceeding $800 million in value. Ms. Schultz has an extensive background in advising healthcare systems and physician providers nationally to strategically expand, and created a predictive demographic model to target ambulatory care site selection.  She led a development team for the western half of the country for the largest skilled nursing development company in the nation focusing on short-term stay rehabilitation properties. Laurie has also developed 3,000+ units of market-rate, Class A, apartments and senior communities, and directed development for one of the country’s largest and most respected privately held apartment management and development firms, producing over $150 million of expansion across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Laurie is a licensed Indiana Managing Broker with a CCIM Designation and is the Indiana CCIM Chapter 2018 Past-President. She frequently is invited to speak at numerous real estate organizations and healthcare conferences including Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors Annual Conference and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).   Laurie graduated with cum laude honors from Butler University and is an active alumnus from the Lacy School of Business along with various other philanthropic organizations.

Laurie is an active fitness enthusiast and enjoys every new group fitness craze.  A constant traveler, she enjoys exploring the world and is an avid baseball fan, frequently traveling to cheer on her St. Louis Cardinals or her husband’s collegiate team on their many spring road trips. They are looking forward to many new family travel adventures with their young son.

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Mike Mattingly

Mike Mattingly

Principal & Co-Founder

Michael’s values and vision for delivering quality healthcare, via real estate, evolve around creating meaningful partnerships, financing structures and a cohesive team approach to development.

Prior to co-founding Avenue Development, for a decade, Michael led pre-construction management and real estate development support for medical and senior living owner/operating clients focused on national expansion, and in five years was responsible for the leadership of a portfolio valued more than $300 million, covering over two million square feet. Michael spent years assisting on pre-construction efforts and design-assist activities for one of the Midwest’s largest medical builders, with projects ranging from large high-acuity hospitals to outpatient centers and medical office buildings.

Michael is a Licensed Indiana Broker, Active with the Penrod Society and past member of the Alumni Board for Bishop Chatard HS. Michael graduated from Purdue University, BS Building Construction Management and Krannert School of Management, Finance.

Michael’s entrepreneur lineage runs deep through his immediate (and married) family. Both he and his wife’s sets of grandparents and parents have all owned and operated separate businesses dating back to the 1950’s. He enjoys spending time outside, at the lake and with his wife and two children.

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Adam Filler

Adam Filler

President, Avenue Construction

Adam has nearly two decades of pre-construction management, construction management, general contracting and subcontracting experience within the senior living, medical and multifamily markets totaling over 2 million square feet constructed.  While with one of Midwest’s largest and renowned General Contractors for 12 years, he constructed over a million square feet of senior living and medical space and a portfolio valued nearly $200 million.  Later, Adam led a senior living development and general contracting group to grow their general contracting revenue in his territory from $20 million to $80 million in a span of 2 years, adding an additional eight hundred thousand square feet of senior living constructed space to his portfolio.  He expanded his abilities with Avenue Development acting as VP of Development undertaking all aspects of development; including but not limited to, market research, land acquisition, proforma evaluation, general contractor selection, procurement of design, working with Towns/City on securing TIFs and approvals, etc.  Finally, he rounded out his understanding of construction by leading an Exteriors Division within the Multifamily space performing work such as Roofing, Siding, Windows and Decks; working together with the Team to grow Revenues from $13MM to $33 MM over a 3-year period.

Adam is a previous board member of the Construction Advisory Council at Purdue University, a Graduate of Emerging Leaders Group of ABC Indiana Chapter and a previous Board Member of Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development. Adam graduated from Purdue University, BS Building Construction Management.

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Alexander O’Neill

Alexander O’Neill

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Alexander is committed to providing creative and practical solutions to managing legal risk. Prior to joining Avenue, Alexander practiced with the law firm of Krieg DeVault LLP for ten years in the areas of real estate and environmental law, and as in-house counsel with the largest skilled nursing development company in the country.

Alexander attended Purdue University, and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he graduated with a joint J.D. (cum laude) and Master of Public Affairs degree. While in private practice, Alexander was recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star. Alexander has served as pro bono legal counsel to the Central Indiana Land Trust and as a member of its Board of Directors from 2002-2013, including as President. Alexander is also a graduate of the Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series.

Alexander enjoys the outdoors and sports. He and his wife and their two children like to spend time skiing, hiking with their dogs, fishing, canoeing and watching or playing basketball. They also enjoy traveling and exploring different cultures and places around the world.

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Matt Kwapis, PMP

Matt Kwapis, PMP

Senior Vice President, Development

Matt has over a decade of experience dedicated to the seniors housing industry creating life-enhancing environments for America’s seniors and those who care for them. Prior to joining Avenue, he led project management and procurement operations for one of the nation’s largest professional services firm and was responsible for exceptional project execution on over 200 projects annually. Matt was responsible for leading teams dedicated to the roll out of both repositioning and new development programs across the United States for some of the nation’s largest operators and real estate developers in seniors housing.

Matt is a licensed Project Management Professional (PMP) and active member of the Project Management Institute.  He is also a graduate of Alma College, with a BA in Communication.

Outside of the office, Matt enjoys spending time with his family taking advantage of what each season of the year has to offer.  As an avid sports fan and eternal optimist, he spends each fall holding out hope that this will in fact be the year the Detroit Lions win the Super Bowl.

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Brian Lane, MBA

Brian Lane, MBA

Vice President, Strategic Development

Brian has a diverse operational background with over 25 years of experience in the senior living industry. During this time, Brian has held leadership positions in all facets of senior housing including serving as an on-site Executive Director as well as a senior leadership role as Director of Operations for one of the nation’s most well-respected operators. During this time, he garnered a specialized proficiency for opening both new skilled nursing and private pay communities, and was directly responsible for the successful launch of over 1,200 market rate senior housing apartments in three years. Prior to joining Avenue Development, he was Director at K2M Design leading the Senior Housing division, which allowed Brian to provide clients a unique ability to recommend design ideas based on his operational expertise. This distinction guided the creation of a multitude of new senior housing design concepts implemented across many new projects. His tenured experience providing operational, financial and strategic guidance across multi-site community platforms has made him a respected leader in the senior living industry. Brian graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Public Health/Health Administration and then received an MBA with Finance Concentration from Butler University.

Brian loves to spend time outside and with his family.  A crazy sports fan who loves to play golf and tennis and cheer his Pittsburgh Steelers.  Also loves to hike and snorkel–would love to scuba dive…but has not got the guts to swim with the sharks quite yet.

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Robin Keltner, CPA

Robin Keltner, CPA

Vice President, Accounting

Robin brings with her over 28 years of experience in the accounting field. She began her career working for a local CPA firm in the Business Valuations and Tax Departments before moving on to take over the Controller position at a large Office Supply Cooperative. While there, she managed the Accounting Department, maintained the company’s general ledger, along with preparing the financial statements for Executives and Board of Directors. As the company grew to over $200 million in revenue, she was instrumental in working with Banking Institutions to oversee the company’s financial needs. Robin obtained her Degree in Accounting from Ball State University.

When Robin isn’t crunching numbers, she is spending as much time outside as possible whether it is hiking, jogging, tailgating with her family or wherever the weather takes her.

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Brent Bauters

Brent Bauters

Vice President, Construction

Brent has 15+ years of construction experience throughout the United States in both the GC and Owner Agent roles, most of which were spent with Adam Filler, Michael Mattingly, Ashley Dyer and Lyndsy Cain at Meyer Najem Construction. While with one of Midwest’s largest and renowned General Contractors for 13 years, he also constructed over a million square feet of senior living and medical space and a portfolio valued nearly $200 million.  He has successfully delivered projects ranging from tenant improvements to 5-story ground-up construction and multi-facility campus development. As VP of Construction, he oversees development project progress from inception from the development team from preconstruction through warranty.

Brent graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Building Construction Management.

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Meg Sutton, NCIDQ

Meg Sutton, NCIDQ

Development Manager

Meg is an award-winning and NCIDQ-certified interior designer with over 15 years of experience in designing spaces for seniors and those who care for them. Prior to coming to Avenue, Meg led the creative direction for one of the nation’s largest professional service firms specializing in seniors housing. In that role, Meg was directly responsible for growing individual designers’ technical and creative skills, managing quality across the studio, and developing new business opportunities with internal and external partners. Meg graduated with a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee prior to beginning her design career, and her passion for fine arts helps her see design solutions in a different light. She is an active member of the American Society of Interior Designers and volunteers as a troop leader for her daughters’ Girl Scout troops as a commitment to teaching young girls about leadership and stewardship in their community.

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Bob Akin, CPA

Bob Akin, CPA

Development Manager

Bob’s professional background and expertise lends to a meaningful transition with Avenue in order to increase stability, visibility and organization within the development department and more specifically within the financing goals and tasks required for the firm. His forward-thinking approach to partnerships, and preservation of such, continues to help Avenue stand out among the industry.

Prior to joining Avenue, Bob spent over seven years working for a regional CPA firm where he built an expertise in tax compliance and advising for high net-worth individuals and small/medium sized businesses with a focus in the real estate industry. During his time in public accounting, Bob managed over 250 clients, with +/- $875M of net-worth, and grew a strong passion for providing the highest quality and professional service possible.

Bob attended Butler University where he achieved his degree in Accounting from the Lacy School of Business and he is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Indiana. Bob is an active member of the Penrod Society and Alumni Committee for Bishop Chatard High School.

Bob is an avid sports fan and loves to follow Butler basketball and the Indianapolis Colts. Outside of work Bob likes to stay active, whether it be fitness related or going on trips. In his free time, Bob enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially going on walks with his wife and dog.

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Joy Skidmore

Joy Skidmore

Development Manager

Joy has over 20 years of experience in real estate development and construction.  Joy has worked in the pre-development, brokerage, survey & engineering, architectural design and construction segments of both the commercial and residential industries.  By working within many different fields in the real estate development business across the nation, she has been able to gain a wide range of knowledge within each discipline needed from site contract execution to grand opening of a project.

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Ashley Dyer

Ashley Dyer

Office Manager

Ashley brings 18+ years of high level accounting, management, organization, and leadership skills to the Avenue family of companies. While with one of Midwest’s largest and renowned General Contractors for 15 years, she led the accounting department for a large, $150m+ annual, national commercial construction management company and has an innate ability to streamline best practices providing optimal results and timeless onboarding. Most of her most recent experience was within the healthcare industry including assisted living facilities, on-campus hospitals, ambulatory locations and small medical office projects. Her acute attention to detail and expertise are undoubtedly an advantage to the Avenue Team.

Ashley graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a B.S. in Business with a Minor in Spanish.

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Sydney Montgomery

Sydney Montgomery

Market Analyst

Sydney provides essential support to the Avenue Development Team. With an eye for detail and analytical talent, Sydney gathers data on consumers and competitors, helping the team make informed decisions. She is also responsible for preparing invoices and financial reports to assist with daily operations.

Sydney received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and is a Licensed North Carolina Broker. Her accomplishments and best practices bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. She is committed to providing exceptional service and delivering measurable results for Avenue.

Outside of work, Sydney enjoys spending time with her partner Caleb and their two cats, Jasper and Waffles. She loves to travel, explore new places, and stay active by hiking and biking.

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Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Executive Advisor

Gary’s mission is to transform healthcare via disruptive business models in housing, wellness delivery, local food production and other innovative methods.  As Executive Advisor, Gary consults with Avenue Development in its clients in their efforts to develop new skilled nursing, senior housing, active adult and intergenerational communities across the country. He also works with operators of these properties and health systems with integrated post-acute care to improve the delivery and coordination of care for our elders through program implementation and operational budget assessments.

Gary strongly believes the combination of sustainable local food production, preventative healthcare delivery via the direct primary care model, and housing innovations can result in the development of communities that improve people’s wellness and longevity.  He has combined these passions in his efforts as the Managing Director of Organic Health Investments and Owner of Rolling Fork Organic Farm, and coordinates numerous programs with various organizations and health systems to address the social determinants of health; access to local/healthy food, improving the quality of housing and improving socialization in local communities.

A constant innovator in senior housing, Gary has worked with Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of the Green House Project, which has now led to becoming an investor and advisor to Minka Homes which will revolutionize affordable housing for all ages. He is the former Senior Vice President of Mainstreet Health, and prior to joining Mainstreet provided consulting services to acute care hospitals and post-acute providers to address hospital re-admissions, strategic business development and new revenue cycle opportunities via GSS Management Group. Gary has an esteemed operations background, heading operations for Encore Healthcare, with 30 skilled nursing centers and 5 long term care hospitals and was the co-founder and Executive Vice President of Administration for American Care Communities, an assisted living start-up, growing from one AL/IL property in North Carolina to 28 across 4 states and selling the company to a public senior housing firm in 1999. Gary began his career with Beverly Enterprises, now Golden Living, involved with acquisitions, development and construction over a 10-year period. During this time, Beverly grew from 220 facilities to over 1,000 senior housing properties in all states except New York and Alaska.

Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Political Science degree from the University of Florida.

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Dick Holmes

Dick Holmes

General Superintendent

With 45+ years of experience, Dick Holmes brings invaluable talent to the Avenue Construction Team. Dick’s career in the construction industry began early on with a local masonry firm as a jackhammer operator. The love for the business later evolved to Superintendent position. Time and again, Dick has proven to be a top performer and a team player. His professional success is heavily based on his ability to deliver projects on time, willingness to work through difficult issues with all parties in mind and his desire to see the team success. His responsibilities include overall onsite coordination of subcontractors and vendors, quality control, safety, scheduling and as well as aiding in the growth of Avenue Construction Superintendents through mentoring. When not in the field, Dick enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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NEWS

Avenue partners with sevi health to deliver new model of integrated living

Avenue partners with sevi health to deliver new model of integrated living

Avenue Development

Senior housing developer Avenue Development announces that new Viva Bene active adult community brand has partnered with national primary care provider, Sevi Health.

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Healthcare developer, avenue, announces grand opening of broad ripple park family center

Healthcare developer, avenue, announces grand opening of broad ripple park family center

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Indianapolis-based developer, Avenue Development, in partnership with Indy Parks, the City of Indianapolis, and Community Health Network, announces the grand opening of the new 40,000 square-foot, multigenerational Broad Ripple Family…

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Mike mattingly, principal and co-founder of avenue development.

Mike mattingly, principal and co-founder of avenue development.

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Michael’s values and vision for delivering quality healthcare, via real estate, evolve around creating meaningful partnerships, financing structures and cohesive team approach to development.

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Operators embrace health care, middle-market active adult strategies as sector evolves

Operators embrace health care, middle-market active adult strategies as sector evolves

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As the wave of baby boomers approaches the senior living industry, companies playing in the active adult sector are honing their strategies to attract them. Two big trends have emerged…

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Senior living developer avenue launches active adult company focused on preventive care access

Senior living developer avenue launches active adult company focused on preventive care access

Senior Housing News

A senior living and health care developer is launching a new active adult company centered on middle-market rates and access to preventive care for residents.

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Proposed $30m senior living community in york twp. aiming to open by fall 2022

Proposed $30m senior living community in york twp. aiming to open by fall 2022

York Dispatch

A new senior living community with plans to include a movie theater, hair salon and library is hoping to break ground by next summer, developers said.

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Avenue development announces first ground break with randall residence

Avenue development announces first ground break with randall residence

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In partnership with Randall Residence, We announce the construction of a new senior living campus in Greenfield. Randall Residence at Gateway Park will consist of independent living cottages and apartments…

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Signature healthcare in elizabethtown has groundbreaking for new facility

Signature healthcare in elizabethtown has groundbreaking for new facility

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Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethtown on Wednesday celebrated a groundbreaking for the construction of a new 124-bed, long-term care facility for its Elizabethtown location and community.

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‘Magic’ multigenerational housing aims to alleviate social isolation

‘Magic’ multigenerational housing aims to alleviate social isolation

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The Future of Everything covers the innovation and technology transforming the way we live, work and play, with monthly issues on transportation, health, education and more. This month is Well-Being,…

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Resources

How Diverse Development Backgrounds Create Innovative Solutions

How Diverse Development Backgrounds Create Innovative Solutions

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The leadership team that makes up Avenue features a diverse development, construction, design and operations backgrounds with senior living and healthcare expertise. From pre-construction management to managing legal risk, design,…

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5 Facts About Developing Active Adult Apartments

5 Facts About Developing Active Adult Apartments

Avenue Development

From senior living to healthcare, multi-family to active adult developments, it takes experts to successfully develop efficient and financially feasible communities. There are many components to a development that require…

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3 Ways the Healthcare Real Estate Developer Delivery Model has Changed

3 Ways the Healthcare Real Estate Developer Delivery Model has Changed

Avenue Development

As a leading real estate developer specializing in healthcare facilities, Avenue Development is at the forefront of innovation and transformation within the industry. In this interview, Laurie Schultz, Principal and…

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