The Poe Companies Team
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Poe has been in the construction and development business virtually his entire life. After attending Purdue University and studying engineering and accounting, he returned to work in his family’s construction business in 1977. In the mid-1980s he began developing single-family subdivisions and building houses. That led to developing multi-family projects and major subdivisions. In the late 1990s, Steve began focusing almost exclusively on income-producing properties through Poe Investments, which later developed into Poe Companies. Over the years, he has developed numerous shopping centers, apartment complexes, office buildings and hotels, including the 620-room convention hotel, Louisville Marriott Downtown. He has developed and managed over 2,000 apartments in the Louisville area.
Steve has always taken a long term view of the development business, the foundation for which is based on creating long term value. He has steadily built strategic relationships with firms like White Lodging, REI Real Estate Services, Marriott, and most of the major brokerage firms. Steve believes that long term relationships lead to long term profits. Poe Companies has formed a strong management team, which includes seasoned veterans in the fields of financial management and construction management, which is taking them to the next level.
Currently, Steve is leading the development of RiverPark Place, a high-profile urban project, located on Louisville’s east waterfront along the Ohio River, inside Waterfront Park – one of the top 10 urban parks in the country. This project includes retail and office space, along with nearly 2,500 residential units, 300,000 square feet of class A office space, 100,000 square feet of retail space, 7-8 restaurants, and a 150-slip marina, Louisville’s largest. RiverPark Place is being developed jointly with REI Real Estate Services and Louisville’s Waterfront Development Corporation. The project is multi-phased and will be developed over the course of several years. The marina and completed apartment complex have already won local awards.
Steve has also expanded and diversified Poe Companies in recent years to include multiple commercial and multi-family developments in the southeastern and southwestern United States, as well as a resort planned for the Central American country of Belize.
Among his peers, Steve is known for utilizing an entrepreneurial approach to development, conquering complex projects and creating strategic partnerships. Rather than specializing in one type of development, Steve looks for under-performing assets, where value can be created and risk minimized.
Steve remains active in both the industry and community. He is currently on the Board of Trustees at Louisville Collegiate School and serving as Bingham Fellow with a focus on West End economic growth. In the past, Steve has served as a Board Member of the Louisville Free Public Libraries, Board Member and former President of the Louisville Apartment Association, Chairman of the Home of the Innocents Capital Campaign and trustee to the University of Louisville. In addition, he has received several awards, including the Kentucky 10th Annual Governor’s Economic Leadership Silver Award in 2005 and the Silver Anchor Award from Friends of the Waterfront in 2007.
Chief Operating Officer
After attending Sullivan University, Tiffany Nolot began her real estate career in 1993 when she joined Poe. She began in the accounting department overseeing the books for several residential real estate ventures. She then began working one-on-one with clients/real estate agents and closing attorneys on sales of residential homes. Duties included following a sale from the time the contract was signed by a buyer; to overseeing the process of the home being built; to the closing and then the one year warranty period. These duties also included overseeing the operations of a real estate company with the Broker on behalf of Poe. As a result of these duties she has overseen and sat on the boards of over 10 residential home owners associations and condo regimes. Duties including, but not limited to, keeping financial records, annul maintenance and turnover to the residents once completed.
As the company evolved Tiffany took on more responsibilities and roles including the management of retail commercial space and the main office responsibilities of property management of various apartment complexes owed by Poe. This role included communicating with the on site managers of the various projects regarding day to day operations and review of annual budgets. All final decisions of annual budgets and larger repairs would be taken to ownership for approval.
Tiffany is also very active in the industry and community; in the past she’s served on the Southern Indiana Home Builders Board of Directors, Board of Directors and past President of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and company representative of the Louisville Apartment Association.
Chief Financial Officer
Jodi joined the Poe Companies team in 2011 as CFO and has become a valuable asset to the team. Upon graduating Magma Cum Laude, from the University of Kentucky in 1996, Jodi began her C.P.A. career with Arthur Anderson, LLP in Louisville, KY. While working in the public accounting arena, Jodi gained valuable experience in both the auditing and tax sectors. Her exposure to a wide range of industries and companies led to her passion in working for entrepreneurs in small to mid-sized businesses. She strengthened her business and accounting acumen by working for several years as the controller for Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC, a large and prestigious regional law firm. Then, in an effort to focus on raising her young family while still igniting her entrepreneurial spirit, Jodi moved on to the role of Director of Finance and Administration for The DeLor Group, Inc. and subsequently, Red Giant Interactive, LLC, two Louisville-based creative agencies. Jodi’s tax and partnership experience has already proven very helpful in strategic planning and deal structure at Poe Companies.
Valentin Staller joined Poe Companies in 2014. He interfaces with investors as their primary point of contact with Poe Companies and prepares investor correspondence, marketing materials and pro formas. Additionally, he generally assists in all aspects of Poe Companies’ busy development slate. He holds his Kentucky real estate salesperson license. A native of Long Island, New York, Valentin graduated from Harvard in 2012 with a degree in English. Valentin was a former All-American fencer and runner-up at the 2012 NCAA championships. He enjoys working with OneWest, a non-profit organization working to stimulate economic development in West Louisville.
Executive Property Manager
Sherry Silva is the newest member of the Poe team. Sherry joined us in December of 2015. While Sherry is new to the current team, she has worked in the past with Steve Poe as a Regional Property Manager. Sherry offers 30 years’ experience in property management across the country and holds several designations that are affiliated with the housing and commercial industry.
Along with her vast year of experience the following designations are a tremendous accomplishment and testimony to her dedication to the industry. She holds from the Institute of Real Estate (IREM): Certified Property Manager (CPM), Accredited Resident Manager (ARM) and from the National Apartment Association (NAA): Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS), Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and National Apartment Leasing Professional NALP).
Sherry takes pride in her leadership and customer service. She has won both Property Supervisor of the Year and Property Manager of the Year. We are excited that along with her vast amount of experience and education, she brings great enthusiasm to the team.
If you need a special project completed Jonas is the person to take it on. After being with Poe for 16 years, Jonas is never surprised at his current task to complete. After working on several local residential projects including Hurstbourne Springs, Polo Fields, and Glen Oaks, he has the ability to work with decorators and homeowners with ease. He understands what measures need to be taken whether it is a starter home or a several million dollar commercial project.