In a real estate career spanning over forty years, Mr. Marling has functioned as a national real estate consultant, as well as an investor and developer in the Chicago and Florida markets. Today, located in Orlando, FL, he has primary responsibility for the identification and structuring of real estate projects for Investors’ Realty, the Village Partner Companies, and a select group of real estate clients. His career began with real estate appraisals and consulting, receiving his MAI designation in 1974, after which he started a national real estate consulting practice with his brother, Jules, where they expanded their activities into commercial development first in the Chicago area and later in Florida. The company became a full service real estate operation with the acquisition of the Sudler Company in 1985, adding over $150 million annually in residential sales, as well as the management of over 10,000 residential condominiums, including such landmark properties as the John Hancock Tower and Water Tower Place. Currently, Mr. Marling is the managing general partner of Brown Monroe Partners, Ltd. and the co-managing partner of the 325 unit Regency Suites Condominium / Hotel project. Mr. Marling received his BA degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and is a Florida Licensed Real Estate Broker.
Heidi J. Marling
Ms. Marling is President and the owner of Investors’ Realty, which holds a 50% ownership interest in all Village Partners Companies and its properties with Philadelphia based James S. Carr, AIA. This group of companies has completed almost a billion dollars in real estate transactions and built and developed over 4,220 multi-family units in Florida for clients, investors and its own account. Prior to co-founding Investors’ Realty, Ms. Marling was executive vice-president for the southeastern division of Sudler Marling, Inc., a Chicago full service real estate firm. Ms. Marling headed the sales, marketing and management of its commercial portfolio of office and retail properties. Ms. Marling began her career with Continental Illinois bank in the International division overseeing commercial banking activities in Japan and Korea. In 1978, Ms. Marling transferred to the real estate division of the bank, managing a portfolio in excess of $250 million in the southeastern United States. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BS in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance. Ms. Marling is a Florida Licensed Real Estate and Mortgage Broker.
Comptroller and Senior Vice President Residence Management, Inc.
Mr. Wilson is the Comptroller for all income producing properties and head of human resource functions for our companies. He has twenty years of experience as an accountant in hospitality, residential and commercial real estate, as well as development, acquisition, and property management experience. Prior to relocating to Central FL, Mr. Wilson worked in Washington, DC for Weichert Realtors, the Nation’s largest privately owned real estate firm, Montgomery Village Foundation, a large HOA management company, and Lowe Enterprises. Mr. Wilson attended Fairmont State University in West Virginia.
Executive Assistant/Project Manager
As a former banker and manager of our 192 unit Southern Oaks apartment community in Pensacola, Lacy Perry transferred to our Investors’ Realty/Village Partners corporate offices in 2013 where she functions as Executive Assistant to ownership (Investors’ Realty and Carr Investments, LP). Additionally, Ms. Perry provides financial reporting and support for all Residence Management, Inc. (RMI) entities. Ms. Perry’s well-rounded background also includes experience in hospitality management and marina management services. Ms. Perry is a graduate of the University of West Florida, with a BS in Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management.
James S. Carr, A.I.A.
Co-owner of Village Partners Owner of James S. Carr, A.I.A. and Associates
Formerly a senior partner of the nationally recognized architectural firm, The Martin Organization, Mr. Carr has worked extensively with homebuilders and developers throughout the U.S. on over 185,000 residential units. As a co-owner of Village Partners, Mr. Carr has developed over 4,220 multi-family units in Florida for our clients, investors, and his own account. Over a thirty plus year career, his main focus has been on multi-family communities and mixed-use developments. Mr. Carr received his BA in Architecture and Master of Arts in City Planning from Drexel University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, and a former Director of Alliance Bank in Springfield, PA.
Jules Marling serves as a senior advisor to Investors’ Realty, Inc. He formed The Marling Group with his brother John H. Marling in 1973. They later acquired Sudler and Company, which was renamed Sudler Marling, Inc. in 1985. Mr. Marling served as Chairman of the company, which managed about 10,000 multi-family units and had about $150 million in residential sales annually. Starting in 2000 he became President of Real Estate Research Corporation and remained a Managing Director of that company for about 10 years. Mr. Marling was also a partner in and co-developer of numerous real estate projects including Northfield Plaza, Carlton Towers, and several Florida apartment properties. He received his BA degree from Dartmouth College with Phi Beta Kappa honors and his MBA from Columbia University. He holds the MAI (Appraisal Institute), CRE (Counselors of Real Estate) and FRICS (Fellow Royal Institute of Surveyors) designations.
Director of Branding
Martin serves as the Director of Branding for Residence Management, Inc. Along with the company’s owners he is responsible for developing, coordinating and integrating all brand related facets of the company to include marketing, advertising and design. His primary responsibility is to find each properties position in the market and, with an in-depth understanding of our customer, create a brand that links our residents to our product. As a fine artist, his ability to merge market sensitivity with design enables him to develop a unique position for each of our assets within their specific market. Martin began his career in computer tech support for Neill Corporation and then expanded into a sales and design position for Pfizer and Ralph Lauren Polo. In 2003, he started Switch Branding to support his client base within all areas of commercial marketing and advertising to include both print, social media and film. Martin is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans with a degree in Fine Arts (concentration in graphic art/design); he has worked with RMI since 2005.
Director Design Development
Ed Biggs comes to Residence Management, Inc. with over 30 years of design experience having completed projects throughout the U.S., England, and the Cayman Islands. Working with RMI since 2000, he has been instrumental in implementing the face and identity of each community through creative interior design solutions. As a member of our team he works alongside ownership at the early stages of acquisition and development to insure each project is developed to offer our market the latest in design, technology, function, style and beauty. Ed started his career in New York City as the Manager of a prestigious antiques firm selling to the trade and subsequently left for a position with Federated Stores in Florida. After five years with Federated, he opened a highly successful upscale retail furnishing store in Sarasota, which he ran for fifteen years, before selling it to focus on design solutions for the resort, hotel and multifamily industry thorough Biggs Design Group, LLC. Ed is a Licensed Interior Designer in the State of Florida, and has been published nationally in Home Magazines as well as the Washington Post and Houston Chronicle for his innovative residential, resort and commercial interiors. Ed brings an enormous amount of creative energy to all projects, designed, and built by our affiliates, and managed by RMI.