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Honesty. Integrity. Quality. No exceptions.

Oden Hughes is a fully integrated development and construction firm that specializes in building Class A+ multifamily communities in major Texas markets. Substantial industry experience combined with extensive market knowledge enables us to identify and create opportunities other developers miss. We only build in premiere locations, and our relentless focus on the bottom line allows us to develop best in class communities at competitive prices. We consistently deliver strong returns to our investors without compromising on quality or fairness. At Oden Hughes, we don’t just build apartments that people are proud to call home. We cultivate confidence and trust, and ultimately build relationships, with every deal.

They are quality people, and they are very good at what they do. When working with Oden Hughes, it is a true collaboration and they are absolute professionals."
- Bill Miller HFF

We’re a team of hard-working individuals that value fine craftsmanship.

Steve Oden, Jr. | Principal

Mr. Oden co-founded Oden Hughes and oversees all development. He also manages investor relations and operations.
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Mr. Oden Jr. co-founded Oden Hughes in 2010 and oversees all development as well as operations and investor relations. In commercial real estate for 18 years, Mr. Oden has nearly two decades of experience in multifamily development and renovation. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Oden is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin, the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi Housing Association. Mr. Oden also serves on the advisory board of the State Bank of DeKalb.

Craig S. Hughes | Principal

Mr. Hughes co-founded Oden Hughes and shares responsibility for overseeing development, operations and investor relations with Mr. Oden.
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Mr. Hughes co-founded Oden Hughes in 2010 and oversees development, operations and investor relations with Mr. Oden. In commercial real estate for 25 years, Mr. Hughes has extensive experience in contract negotiations and partnership structuring, and has managed the acquisition, entitlement and pre-development activities for multiple land investment partnerships. Mr. Hughes graduated from Baylor University and is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin, the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi Housing Council.

Eric Taylor | Principal

Mr. Taylor oversees all in-house and third-party construction and is a co-founder of the Oden Hughes construction division.
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Mr. Taylor oversees all in-house and third party construction as president of the construction division at Oden Hughes. In the construction industry since 1993, Mr. Taylor joined Oden Hughes in 2011. He previously served as Vice President at Austin-based Brown-Taylor Contractors LP. Prior to that Mr. Taylor was Project Manager at Trammell Crow Residential for 10 years where he worked on over 4,500 multifamily units throughout Austin and San Antonio. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University.

Stephani Park | Principal

Ms. Park oversees all in-house and third party property management services.
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Ms. Park oversees all in-house and third party property management services. She joined Oden Hughes in 2014 and previously served as Regional Vice President at Riverstone Residential Group. Ms. Park has more than 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry and has supervised properties in Texas, Arizona and Louisiana. She is a licensed Texas Real Estate Salesman and Texas Real Estate Broker. She plays an active role in the Austin Apartment Association and currently serves on the Executive Committee as Vice President Elect.

Mac McElwrath | Managing Director

Mr. McElwrath is responsible for overseeing development.
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Mr. McElwrath oversees development, and has worked on more than 7,750 multifamily units over the course of his career. He joined Oden Hughes in 2010 after nearly three years as Development Associate of multifamily at Simmons Vedder Partners.  Mr. McElwrath graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance. He is a member of ULI, Real Estate Council of Austin, and serves on the Board of Directors for KIPP Austin Public Schools.

     

Howell Beaver | Vice President of Development

Mr. Beaver oversees development primarily in the Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth markets.
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Mr. Beaver oversees development primarily in the Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth markets. Prior to joining Oden Hughes in 2013, he was a commercial appraiser in Atlanta and worked in asset management at Urban American Management in New York City. A two-time graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Beaver earned a B.A. in history and a MBA from the McCombs School of Business.  He is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin and serves as the Chairman of the Legacy Council for the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease.

Tim Shaughnessy | Vice President of Development

Mr. Shaughnessy oversees development primarily in the Houston and San Antonio markets.
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Mr. Shaughnessy oversees development primarily in the Houston and San Antonio markets. Prior to joining Oden Hughes, he was a real estate manager and fellow at SAI Properties in New York where he sourced and managed financing, acquisition and development opportunities. Mr. Shaughnessy earned a master’s degree in real estate from Cornell University and holds a dual B.A. degree in Economics and Urban Planning from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a fellow and Young Leader with the Urban Land Institute and a member of its Multifamily Council.    

Stephen Bedell | Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bedell oversees the company’s day-to-day accounting, financial reporting, banking relationships and tax compliance.
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Mr. Bedell oversees the company’s day-to-day accounting, financial reporting, banking relationships and tax compliance. Mr. Bedell is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. Prior to joining Oden Hughes in 2013 he was Controller at Patient Conversation Media Inc. He previously served as a Senior Financial Analyst at Astrotech Corp., a public commercial aerospace company, and Controller at Patton Medical Devices. Mr. Bedell graduated from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA and MPA.

Graham Bass | Vice President of Asset Management

Mr. Bass is responsible for maximizing the performance and value of Oden Hughes properties.
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Mr. Bass is responsible for maximizing the performance and value of all Oden Hughes properties. Prior to joining Oden Hughes in 2015, he served as vice president of Austin-based Castle Hill Partners. Mr. Bass earned a BBA and a MBA from Texas A&M University.

Matt Bratton | Vice President of Construction

Mr. Bratton oversees Oden Hughes Construction operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
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Mr. Bratton oversees Oden Hughes Construction operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. He joined Oden Hughes in 2017 after nearly 20 years in the construction industry, most recently as a Project Manager with JLB Partners. Mr. Bratton has experience in all forms of ground up construction from wood frame to high-rises. A United States Army combat veteran, he earned a B.B.A. in Marketing and a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and is also OSHA 30-Hour certified.

Danny Jimenez | Vice President of Construction

Mr. Jimenez oversees Oden Hughes Construction projects in the San Antonio market.
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Mr. Jimenez oversees Oden Hughes Construction projects in the San Antonio market. He joined Oden Hughes in 2013 after 28 years in the construction industry. Mr. Jimenez has extensive experience in all aspects of multi and single-family construction and has been involved in the construction of over 6,000 units during his career. He previously served as Project Manager for Forestar and Trammell Crow Residential.

Thomas Terwilliger | Vice President of Construction

Mr. Terwilliger oversees Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin and Houston markets.
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Mr. Terwilliger oversees Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin and Houston markets. He joined Oden Hughes Construction in 2013 after 12 years in the construction industry. Mr. Terwilliger previously served as Project Manager for Bonner Carrington Construction in Houston and as lead superintendent for Trammell Crow Residential in Austin and Dallas. Mr. Terwilliger earned a B.S. in Business from Florida State University.

Marla Moss | Property Operations Manager

Mrs. Moss manages all aspects of property operations and technical support for Oden Hughes Management.
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Mrs. Moss manages all aspects of property operations and technical support for Oden Hughes Management with expertise and focus in Revenue Management, software integrations, and training.  She joined Oden Hughes in 2017 with 26 years of property management experience. Although, most recently she has been focused in the revenue management arena using YieldStar, she also lends multiple years of valuable experience as a Regional Manager working with both owner-managed as well as fee-managed clients and is passionate about maintaining and further developing these relationships.

Joshua Murphy | Regional Manager

Mr. Murphy oversees all onsite property managers and develops marketing plans and strategies for communities in the Austin area.
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Mr. Murphy oversees all onsite property managers and develops marketing plans and strategies for communities in the Austin area. He joined Oden Hughes Management in 2014 after first leasing and then managing assets in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas for Riverstone Residential Group for seven years. Mr. Murphy has experience with all aspects of conventional properties which include lease-ups, acquisitions, renovations/repositions and dispositions and due diligence.  He is active with the Austin Apartment Association and has CAM designations with the National Apartment Association (NAA).  Josh attended UT San Antonio and is a graduate of the AAA Leadership Lyceum program.

Tammy Rodriguez | Regional Manager

Ms. Rodriguez oversees the Oden Hughes Management portfolio in the Houston and San Antonio areas.
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Ms. Rodriguez oversees the Oden Hughes Management portfolio in the Houston and San Antonio areas. She joined Oden Hughes Management in 2016 with more than 18 years of multi-family experience including development, leasing, operations, due diligence, acquisitions, dispositions and renovations. Ms. Rodriguez previously worked for Greystar, Riverstone Residential Group and Alliance Communities and has managed portfolios up to 2,600 units.  She is accredited as a Certified Leasing Professional by the National Apartment Association and has been honored with awards for Resident Satisfaction Team of the Year (2005), Regional Team of the Year (2006), Exemplary Performance by a Manager (2010), Regional Manager of the Year (2012), and the Rain Maker Profitability Award (2013 and 2014).  

Lauren Kulas | Controller — Management

Ms. Kulas is responsible for Oden Hughes Management's day-to-day accounting and financial reporting functions.
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Ms. Kulas is responsible for Oden Hughes Management's day-to-day accounting and financial reporting functions. Prior to joining Oden Hughes Management in 2014, she served as a Program Controls Coordinator at Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems, a public aerospace and defense company. Ms. Kulas graduated from Southwestern University with a B.A. in Psychology and from Texas State University with an M.B.A

Ben Browder | Development Associate

Mr. Browder contributes to development projects in the Austin and Dallas/Forth Worth markets.
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Mr. Browder contributes to development projects in the Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth markets. Originally from Waco, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance and Real Estate and joined Oden Hughes in 2014. Mr. Browder is a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin and the Legacy Council for the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Michael Gavia | Development Associate

Mr. Gavia contributes to Oden Hughes development projects in the Houston and San Antonio markets.
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Mr. Gavia contributes to Oden Hughes development projects in the Houston and San Antonio markets. Prior to joining the company in 2017, Mr. Gavia worked at Ascendant Capital underwriting new real estate investment opportunities and assisting with portfolio management and capital raising efforts.  He also worked in asset management for Equity Inc. and Virtus Real Estate Capital.  Mr. Gavia received a BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of ULI and a licensed Real Estate Agent in Texas.

Heather Wakefield | Controller — Construction

Mrs. Wakefield is responsible for the financial management and reporting for Oden Hughes Construction.
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Mrs. Wakefield is responsible for the financial management and reporting for Oden Hughes Construction. She joined Oden Hughes in 2018 with 10 years of experience in the Construction and Real Estate industry and previously served as Director of Finance and Operations for Lake Travis Builders, a luxury custom design-build homebuilder. A Certified Public Accountant, Mrs. Wakefield earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland and serves on the board of directors for the National Charity League, Lake Travis Chapter as well as on the Building and Long Term Strategy Committee at the Lakeway Church.

Michael Harwell | Quality Control Manager

Mr. Harwell oversees quality control for all Oden Hughes Construction projects.
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Mr. Harwell oversees quality control for all Oden Hughes Construction projects. He joined Oden Hughes in 2017 with more than 17 years of experience in the construction industry, including previous quality control positions with LJP Construction Services, Clark Construction and Zachry Construction. The Castroville, Texas native holds multiple quality control certifications, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management Certification, as well as the 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety and Health Certification.

Clay Edwards | Project Manager

Mr. Edwards manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in Austin and Houston.
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Mr. Edwards manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in Austin and Houston. He has been in the Texas construction industry for 13 years and was previously employed by Trammell Crow Residential. The Houston native earned a B.S. from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

David Hilton | Project Manager

Mr. Hilton manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin market.
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Mr. Hilton manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin market. The Corpus Christi native joined OHC in 2012 and has been in the construction industry in Austin since 2004. Mr. Hilton graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Construction Science and previously worked at Trammell Crow Residential.

Andy Munsch | Project Manager

Mr. Munsch manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
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Mr. Munsch manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. He has 14 years of experience in the construction industry and previously served as a project and pre-construction manager at EMJ Corporation. A Minnesota native, Mr. Munsch earned a B.S. in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University.

Kimberly Rowe-Stark | Project Manager

Ms. Rowe-Stark manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin market.
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Ms. Rowe-Stark manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin market. She has 12 years of experience in the construction industry, including previous project management positions with Alliance Residential in Austin and Los Angeles. Originally from Jacksonville, Illinois, Ms. Rowe-Stark attended Southeastern Louisiana University.

Bruce Van Pelt | Project Manager

Mr. Van Pelt manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the San Antonio area.
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Mr. Van Pelt manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the San Antonio area. He joined Oden Hughes in 2018 with more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of multifamily and single family construction in Texas. Prior to joining Oden Hughes he was a Senior Project Manager with Yates Construction Co. He also was previously a Construction Manager with JPI, a Senior Project Manager with Affordable Housing and a Project Manager for NRP.  Mr. Van Pelt is OSHA 30-hour Safety and Health certified.

George Wilcox | Project Manager

Mr. Wilcox manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin area.
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Mr. Wilcox manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin area. He has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry and joined Oden Hughes Construction in 2012 from Trammell Crow Residential where he was a Superintendent. A native of Minnesota, Mr. Wilcox earned a B.S. in Management from Southwest Texas State University.

Sebastian Williams | Project Manager

Mr. Williams manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
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Mr. Williams manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. He has 10 years of experience in multifamily construction and previously served as a project manager for JLB Partners in Dallas. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Mr. Williams earned a Masters of Business Administration from Ohio State University.

Heath Willms | Project Manager

Mr. Willms manages Oden Hughes Construction projects primarily in the Austin market.
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Mr. Willms manages Oden Hughes Construction projects primarily in the Austin market. He joined Oden Hughes Construction in 2014 after 16 years in the construction industry and has extensive experience in all aspects of multifamily and residential construction. He previously served as project manager at Greystar Development and Construction. Mr. Willms earned a B.A. in Economics and Business and a B.A. in Philosophy from Westmont College.

Jeff Young | Project Manager

Mr. Young manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin and Houston markets.
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Mr. Young manages Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin and Houston markets. Previously with TX- Morrow and Trammell Crow Residential, the Houston native is a graduate of Texas Tech University.

Austin Babek | Project Coordinator

Mr. Babek assists in the management of Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin area.
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Mr. Babek assists in the management of Oden Hughes Construction projects in the Austin area. He joined Oden Hughes in 2018 from Skyline Commercial, where he was a Project Manager. Mr. Babek has 11 years of experience in the construction industry including job cost estimation, contract negotiations, permitting and quality control. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information and Operations Management: Supply Chain.

Tim Griggs | Project Coordinator

Mr. Griggs is responsible for the implementation and administration of Procore at Oden Hughes Construction.
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Mr. Griggs is responsible for the implementation and administration of Procore at Oden Hughes Construction. He also assists with estimating, scheduling, and project management. Originally from Benton, Arkansas, Mr. Griggs has 8 years of experience in construction and previously served as an Assistant Superintendent with Greystar and as an Estimator with Satterfield & Pontikes.

Cliff Hall | Project Coordinator

Mr. Hall helps create budgets, bids and production schedules for Oden Hughes Construction.
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Mr. Hall helps create budgets, bids and production schedules for Oden Hughes Construction. He previously worked for Trammell Crow Residential and has 15 years of experience in the construction industry. Mr. Hall graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Education and Biology and served as a pilot in the United States Air Force for five years.

Sileny Suarez | Project Coordinator

Ms. Suarez assists in the management of Oden Hughes Construction projects in the San Antonio area.
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Ms. Suarez assists in the management of Oden Hughes Construction projects in the San Antonio area. She joined Oden Hughes in 2018 with five years of experience in the construction industry and was previously an Assistant Project Manager at Martines Palmeiro Construction and a Project Engineer at The Hanover Company. Ms. Suarez is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned a B.S. in Construction Science and Management and a B.S. in Architecture.

Susan Hollander | Construction Contract Administrator

Ms. Hollander is responsible for subcontract management, compliance and administration, and monthly reporting.
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Ms. Hollander is responsible for subcontract management, compliance and administration, monthly reporting and bank draw processing. The Houston native joined Oden Hughes in 2013 and has more than 25 years of construction industry experience including previous positions at Forestar, Trammell Crow Residential and Brown Taylor Contractors.

Leasha Lawson | Construction Contract Administrator

Ms. Lawson is responsible for construction contract administration, monthly draw processing, and HUD certified payroll management/submission for projects in the San Antonio market.
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Ms. Lawson is responsible for construction contract administration, monthly draw processing, and HUD certified payroll management/submission for projects in the San Antonio market. A Houston native, she joined Oden Hughes in 2017 with more than 18 years of commercial and multi-family construction experience. Prior to joining Oden Hughes, she was a Construction Coordinator for Unilev Management Corp. and Construction Supervisors, Inc. Ms. Lawson attended the University of North Dakota and volunteers weekly as a youth mentor at a local community center in San Antonio.

Tricia Powell | Construction Contract Administrator

Ms. Powell handles contract administration for Oden Hughes Construction projects in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth.
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Ms. Powell is responsible for construction contract administration, monthly reports and bank draw processing for Oden Hughes Construction projects in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth. Ms. Powell joined Oden Hughes in 2017 after eight years working with the development teams at Forestar and Flagship Group. Prior to that she was with 3M for more than 7 years supporting the Electrical Markets Division.  

Darlene Taffner | Construction Contract Administrator

Ms. Taffner is responsible for construction contract administration and compliance.
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Ms. Taffner is responsible for construction contract administration, compliance, and processing bank draws for projects in the Austin, Houston and Dallas markets. She has more than 20 years of experience in the single-family and multi-family construction industry. Prior to joining Oden Hughes in 2011, Ms. Taffner held the position of Construction Manager for Trammell Crow Residential in Dallas.

Amy Oppenheimer | Director of Human Resources

Ms. Oppenheimer oversees Human Resources for Oden Hughes.
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Ms. Oppenheimer oversees Human Resources for Oden Hughes. She joined the company in 2015 and has 17 years of Human Resources experience. A native of San Antonio, she received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Texas and a M.S. in Human Resources and Business from Amberton University. She earned Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute and is recognized as a Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management.

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