Rohdie Group LLC, parent company of Rohdie Development & Management, was founded by Robert (Bob) Rohdie and a group of veteran professionals to develop, acquire and manage multifamily, for-rent residential communities, ranging in community size from 220+ to 500+ apartments. Over the past 25 years, Bob and his team have developed over 30,000 apartments in residential areas throughout the southeast.
The partners of Rohdie Development & Management are convinced that there is an opportunity to create vibrant and thriving residential for-lease communities, and they welcome the fun, fast-paced work environment that developing and managing apartments brings to their lives. Rohdie Development & Management identifies sites, hires general contractors, arranges financing and oversees the construction of every development. All phases of marketing, lease-up, accounting and operations will be performed in-house by Rohdie Management. With the partnerships of strong institutional domestic and international equity venture funds, Rohdie Development & Management plans to develop and acquire four to six multifamily, rental properties per year with a goal of managing 6,000± apartments over the next five years.
Robert (Bob) Rohdie
Robert (Bob) Rohdie graduated from NYU Law School in 1965 and practiced law for seven years as a real estate attorney for JC Penney Corp., Prime Motors and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. In 1972, Bob formed The Rohdie Company, a multifaceted real estate company that developed and managed properties in the northeast, Michigan and Texas. In 1985, he and a partner formed Coastal Equity Development Corporation (CED), a Florida-based development company. CED developed office buildings, condominiums and multifamily rental properties throughout the south and eastern parts of the U.S. Beginning in 1996, Bob developed multifamily housing as Rohdhouse Investments. Because of the excellent reputation and financial success of his many projects, Tarragon Corporation, a public real estate company traded on the NASDAQ, offered to enter into a joint venture with Rohdhouse in 1998. With Tarragon, Bob developed over 16,000 multifamily rental apartments and 2,000 for-sale residences in the southeast. In 2000, Rohdhouse merged with Tarragon and Bob was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Tarragon Development Corporation. He was also appointed to the Board of Directors. Bob announced his retirement from Tarragon in December of 2006.
Prior to joining Rohdie Development & Management, Ron Leichtner was an Executive Vice President at Tarragon Corporation, a publicly traded real estate company. He joined Tarragon in 2002 and was responsible for all capital market transactions, corporate and project acquisitions and joint ventures. Before joining Tarragon, Ron was a managing partner at Omni Development Company and its affiliate, Omni Funding Corporation, where he originated and placed real estate finance transactions in addition to developing properties. During a 20-year career in real estate, Ron has completed more than $3 billion in transactions nationwide.
Jennifer Nevitt Casey
Jennifer Nevitt Casey leads the property management and marketing teams at Rohdie Management. Jennifer advises the team on product design and development, correct market positioning and successful leasing strategies. Her extensive experience ranges from site selection to market research, product design directives, construction drawing plan reviews, identification of the unique selling proposition in each market, positioning the real estate asset within its micro market and establishing formal, best marketing and leasing practices. In addition to being a Partner at Rohdie Development & Management, Jennifer is also Chief Executive Officer of Bravo Strategic Marketing, Inc. Since 1993, she has developed return-on-investment strategies for real estate investment portfolios with a capitalized value exceeding $6 billion. Jennifer is nationally known in the multifamily for-rent arena as well as in for-sale housing circles. She is rated as one of the top presenters for the Urban Land Institute’s Residential Development workshops as well as the International Builders' Show. She was a contributing co-author of Urban Land Institute’s book entitled, “Multifamily Development Handbook,” and a contributing co-author of the National Association of Home Builders book entitled, “How to Excel at Leasing Apartments.”
As Executive Vice-President of Operations, Alyssa Rohdie facilitates the company’s financial preparation, documentation and reporting to the investors and clients of properties managed by Rohdie Management. She is a 1991 graduate of NYU and has been in the multifamily real estate industry since 1995 where she was an Asset Manager before beginning work at the Macklowe Organization as a property manager of high-end residential properties in New York City. In 2001, she joined Tarragon Corp as a Director of Marketing for new construction lease-up and for-sale assets with a total value exceeding $200 million. She transitioned to become the Operations Director for Tarragon Corp directly assisting the Chief Executive Officer on improving operations efficiencies, investor relations as well as corporate marketing and positioning.
Current Other Rohdie Group Properties:
Arch Street Apartment Homes, 100 Arch Street Place, Madison, AL 35758 256.325.4202 www.LiveArchStreet.com
Aldridge Apartment Homes, 3920 Puckett Creek Crossing, Murfreesboro, TN 37128 615.217.2541 www.AldridgeApartmentHomes.com
Garden District Apartment Homes, 100 Garden District Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29681 864.963.1000 www.LiveGardenDistrict.com
West Isle Club Apartment Homes, 3333 Duck Avenue, Key West, FL 33040 305.294.3124 www.LiveKeyWest.net
Madison Oaks Apartment Homes, 220 Calibre Downs Lane, Palm Harbor, FL 34684 727.787.6915 www.LiveMadisonOaks.com