Management

At Regency Properties, your success is our success. It is our objective in all that we do, and that is why we focus on what’s important:

  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Location
  • An excellent return on your investment

Our managers are highly qualified professionals… they are experienced, trustworthy and connected. Regency Properties is your partner in success.

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Kevin Hammett (CSM, CLS)

President & Chief Executive Officer

khammett@regency-prop.com

Mr. Hammett was appointed President/Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Managers of Regency on January 1, 2012. In this role, Mr. Hammett has global responsibility for the strategic direction of Regency towards the future while continuing to own, acquire, and operate retail properties in Regency’s target market areas. Mr. Hammett joined Regency in July, 2007 as Vice President of Accounting/Finance and Chief Financial Officer where he was responsible for the accounting and finance functions of Regency while serving as an officer of the company and a member of its Executive Management Committee.  Prior to joining Regency, Mr. Hammett obtained significant international business experience with the joint responsibility of serving as Executive Vice President, General Manager, and Board member for SMC Pneumatics (Canada) Ltd. and Chief Financial Officer,  Secretary/Treasurer, and Board member of SMC Corporation of America, a pneumatic component manufacturer. Throughout his 20+ year career, Mr. Hammett has served in financial management positions with Fortune 500 companies in the financial services and distribution industries.

In 1990, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana and has held professional designations as a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Mr. Hammett holds professional designations in real estate as a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) and a Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS). Mr. Hammett is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Urban Land Institute, and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association.


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Jeff Howell (CSM, CEM)

Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

jhowell@regency-prop.com

Serving as the Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer at Regency Properties, Mr. Howell provides the strategic direction and leadership for all acquisitions, dispositions and asset management. Mr. Howell joined Regency Properties in January, 2004.  As a seasoned executive and entrepreneur, Mr. Howell has over 24 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to joining Regency, Mr. Howell served as a Key Account Manager and Technical Service Manager, among many other managerial positions for Vectren Corporation, a Fortune 1000 leading energy delivery corporation in Indiana and Ohio. During his time with Vectren, Mr. Howell founded Midwest Property Management Inc., a property management company focused on the management of residential and commercial real estate.

Mr. Howell received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Supervisions from Purdue University, a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Evansville, and an Executive MBA from the University of Evansville. Mr. Howell has also earned the designations of Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) and Certified Energy Manager (CEM). He is professionally affiliated with the International Council of Shopping Centers, a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Indiana, and he holds a general contractor’s license. Mr. Howell serves on a number of Boards of Directors and is a dedicated committee member for many local organizations. Most notably he is a member of the advisory board for the University of Evansville Schroeder Family School of Business; a Board Member for the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana; Treasurer for Bible Baptist Fellowship Church; as well as a Board Member for the Property Owners and Managers Association of Evansville.

 


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Jim Wittman (CCIM, CRX, CLS)

Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

jwittman@regency-prop.com

Mr. Wittman is responsible for the leadership of the operation of all Regency shopping centers.  In addition, Mr. Wittman is responsible for the strategic direction of Regency marketing.  Prior to joining Regency in 2000, Mr. Wittman spent five years running a company that owned retail establishments in several states, and he was a stockbroker preceding that.  Mr. Wittman holds professional designations in the real estate industry as a Certified Retail Property Executive (CRX), Certified Leasing Specialist (CLS) and earning the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) title.  Mr. Wittman is professionally affiliated with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for which he has been a contributor on numerous panels, led round-table discussions, and also served as the organization’s Indiana Operations Chair from 2008 – 2011.  Mr. Wittman has held various positions with the Indiana Chapter of CCIM as well, including President in 2013.

In an effort to give back to his community, Mr. Wittman serves on various not-for-profit boards, including Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement of Southwest Indiana, for whom he has been elected to be the Chairman of the Board for 2015 – 2017.  He is on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Banking and Finance at the University of Evansville.   Mr. Wittman is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics.

 


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Kevin Rock (CPA, MBA, CGMA)

Vice President, Accounting & Finance
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

krock@regency-prop.com

Mr. Rock joined Regency in 2015 as Vice President of Accounting/Finance and Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the finance, accounting, and tax functions of Regency.  Prior to joining Regency, Mr. Rock has worked in executive management positions with large multi-national organizations leading various areas including financial reporting, strategic planning, working capital management, internal controls, forecasting, budgeting, and acquisitions/merger analysis.

Mr. Rock received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1992. He also received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana in 2002.  Mr.Rock holds professional designations as a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the Indiana CPA Society, Institute of Management Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Rock is a member of Green River Kiwanis,  a board member for Swirca & More, and also an active member at First Christian Church in Newburgh.

 


 

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Tracy Stutz (PHR, SHRM-CP)

Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

tstutz@regency-prop.com

Ms. Stutz serves as Vice President, Human Resources and Administration to Regency. She joined Regency Properties in December, 2015. Ms. Stutz is an experienced human resources professional, with over 23 years of experience. Prior to joining Regency, Ms. Stutz worked with two national companies maintaining an upper level management role. She also holds several human resources certifications including: PHR (Professional in Human Resources), SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resources Management-Certified Professional), and EHRA (Evansville Human Resources Association) member.

Ms. Stutz received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She then continued her education and received her Master in Public Administration from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee.