Jim Wittman, Senior Vice President & COO
Jeff Howell, Senior Vice President & CIO

Regency Properties, a retail commercial real estate company specializing in county seat communities, announced the promotions of two top executives and a restructuring of executive oversight and responsibilities.

Jeff Howell, previously vice president of acquisitions and business management, was promoted to senior vice president and chief investment officer (CIO). In this role, Howell will lead the acquisition, disposition, construction and asset management functions for Regency’s rapidly expanding nationwide portfolio.

Jim Wittman, previously vice president of development and leasing, was promoted to senior vice president and chief operations officer (COO). In this role, Wittman will lead the daily operations of all Regency-owned properties, including executive-level oversight of the business management division. He will also continue to oversee the leasing and marketing divisions.

“The promotions for these two outstanding leaders are well deserved and create strategic focus as we rapidly expand our footprint in county seat communities across the country,” said Regency President and CEO Kevin Hammett.

Regency Properties, a commercial real estate company specializing in county seat communities, has hired Jessica Wildeman as director of marketing. In this newly-created position, she will be responsible for overseeing the Regency Properties brand, managing all corporate marketing and public relations functions and promoting leasable spaces in Regency-owned properties.

Wildeman, an Evansville native, has worked in marketing for the past 10 years, in various management, public relations and marketing roles.  She has an extensive background in marketing strategies, social and digital media, public relations, and trade show/event management. Wildeman is a graduate of University of Southern Indiana and is actively involved with many local civic organizations.

“We are excited to welcome Jessica as the head of our marketing department,” said Jim Wittman, vice president of development and leasing. “Her strategic planning experience will help us create greater brand awareness for Regency Properties and expand our ability to develop new tenant relationships while supporting our expanding nationwide property portfolio.”

 

Regency Properties, a commercial real estate company specializing in county seat communities, has hired Jaclyn Hill as a senior accountant.  In this newly-created position, she will be responsible for budgeting, forecasting, auditing and maintaining fixed assets.

Hill is a Fort Branch, Indiana native and graduate from the University of Evansville. Most recently, she worked for Millennium Steel Service as assistant controller.  She is a member of the Association of Accountants and Finance Professionals and a Gibson County Economic Development Board member.

“Jaclyn brings a wealth of experience,” stated Barry Paddock, controller. “We are excited to add such an exceptional, qualified candidate to our team.”

 

Regency Properties, a commercial real estate company specializing in county seat communities, recently acquired Knox Village Square in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The acquisition is Regency’s second in Ohio, following East Pointe Plaza in Bucyrus.

The 206,972-square-feet center is located at 1500 Coshocton Ave., directly across from Wal-Mart Super Center. It features a diverse mix of national and regional tenants, including JC Penney and Peebles.

Regency Properties plans to renovate the center’s façade, with exterior upgrades expected to be completed by end of the year.

“Mount Vernon’s vibrant economy makes it an ideal community for acquisition,” mentioned Jeff Howell, vice president of acquisitions and business management. “Regency is excited to begin renovation and leverage our expertise working in county seat communities to bring new, nationally-recognized retailers to shoppers in Mount Vernon.”

Regency Properties, a commercial real estate company specializing in county seat communities, has hired Carrie Crawford as a leasing representative.  In this newly-created leasing representative position, Crawford will be responsible for attracting and retaining tenants to Regency-owned shopping centers.

Crawford is an Evansville native. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana. Most recently, Crawford worked with Old National Bank as a real estate manager. She has over 23 years of experience in the commercial real estate profession.

“Carrie brings with her a wealth of industry experience,” said Dan Brandon, director of leasing. “We are excited to add such an exceptional, qualified candidate to our team.”