Leadership Team

Kyle Bach

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER and PRESIDENT

Kyle Bach launched The Annex Group, LLC, formerly Mecca Companies, Inc., in 2006 with the ultimate goal of providing student housing in emerging campus markets and affordable housing in large university communities. By creating memorable living and learning experiences for students through unique housing opportunities, Bach and his team serve as catalysts for economic development in communities across the Midwest.                                        

As CEO, Bach oversees the company’s strategy and growth, manages capital and effectively heads the leadership platforms for all companies under The Annex Group® umbrella.  Since its founding, Bach has been involved in over $500 million of real estate development during his tenure, developing more than 2,000 multifamily and single-family assets in the Midwest.

 Education : Bachelor of Science, Indiana University

Achievements: NAHB 2018 Pillars of the Industry One to Watch recipient, 2018 Recipient of Indianapolis Area 40 Under 40, 2015 Finalist of Indy’s Best and Brightest, Westside Community Development Corporation Member, YPO member

Tom Tomaszewski

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER and PRESIDENT OF ANNEX CONSTRUCTION

Thomas Tomaszewski is an experienced construction manager and development specialist. Tomaszewski actively has participated in all stages of development and construction on several different types of projects with a total value in excess of $250 million dollars. He worked as an engineer and subsequently served as a project manager for a mid-size commercial and residential developer/contractor.

Tomaszewski’s construction experience includes work on major civil infastructure projects; development and construction of single and multi-family communities, mid-rise commercial buildings, office parks, and rehabilitation and construction of single family housing.

Eduation: Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, Indiana University
Construction Engineering and Management,
Armor School of Engineering and Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology

Sam Hurley

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER and CPA

 Sam Hurley serves as the Chief Finance Officer for The Annex Group®  following his meaningful contributions while director of finance. With more than six years of public accounting and real estate experience, Hurley is well-versed in the multifamily housing industry, asset management and financial underwriting.

Prior to joining The Annex Group®, Hurley served as a senior financial analyst for a multifamily housing developer and a real estate tax consultant for a Big 4 accounting firm based in New York. Throughout this time, Hurley led multiple debt and equity financings on 4% and 9% affordable housing transactions and established a reputation for successfully aligning financial metrics to support business growth and strategy.

Hurley’s dedication to identifying optimal debt and equity candidates and impeccable ability to maintain relationships with existing investment partners has allowed The Annex Group® to secure its first opportunity zone financing structure while supporting the organization’s ultimate goal of providing affordable housing in emerging markets. Hurley also serves as a licensed CPA in the state of Indiana.

 Education: Bachelor of Finance and Accounting, Indiana University, Bloomington

Indiana Licensed CPA

CJ Lukaart

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

As Chief Strategy Officer, CJ is responsible for ensuring that The Annex Group® reaches its strategic vision through the alignment of strategy planning, business development, organizational growth, process improvement, financial planning, information technology, and the execution of the Company’s vision in close collaboration with all such key departments. As such, CJ oversees and supports the execution of the company’s short-term, medium-term and long-term strategy.

With almost 20 years of real estate experience, CJ began his career as a private practice attorney practicing in the fields of real estate and general corporate law. Most recently he served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President for a national healthcare real estate investment and development company where he was responsible for managing all legal aspects of the company along with leading and managing the development arm of the company.

CJ received his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law and is a member in good standing with the Indiana bar and the Michigan bar.

Julie Elliott

GENERAL COUNCEL

As General Counsel Julie serves as a strategic adviser and is responsible for developing and leading corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the interest of The Annex Group®.

With over 15 years of legal experience, Elliott previously served as the associate general counsel for a national real estate investment and development company where she was responsible for all legal aspects of development and leading a legal team to support the company’s development activities. Her belief in the The Annex Group® mission to enhance the lives of others through unique housing opportunities drew her to the company, where she’s driven to help achieve that purpose by advising the leadership teams to make the best possible legal decisions.

Julie received her Juris Doctor from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and is a member in good standing with the Indiana Bar.

Ryan Clark

Director of Development 

Joy Skidmore

Development Consultant

Lori Edwards

Development Manager

David Wesner

Real Estate Development Associate

Adam Calloway

Senior Staff Accountant

Amy Harnish

Marketing Specialist

Alexis Rippy

Receptionist

 

Construction Team

Adam Reedy

Director of Construction

Mike Watson

Project Manager

Paul Nieckula

Project Engineer

Jacob Walker

Project Engineer

Charles Evans III

Senior Superintendent

Greg Henning

Superintendent

Wayne Walker

Superintendent

Dave Armstrong

Superintendent

 

 

 

Linda Phelps

Contract Administrator