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andover management staff

John Knapp - Principal

Mr. Knapp graduated from Williams College in 1973 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.  After college, he moved to Houston and worked for First General Real Estate Development Co. and First Mortgage of Texas for five years.  During this time, he gained  valuable experience in real estate development, which led him to form his own development firm, Andover Group, in 1978.  The company developed 300 homes, 1500 residential lots, 200,000 square feet of offices/warehouses, 100,000 square feet of office/retail, and 2200
multifamily units.  In October of 2005, Mr. Knapp was named CEO of ICO Inc., a public NASDAQ listed firm with 19 manufacturing plants in 10 different countries. In 2010, he orchestrated the sale of the company for over three times its October 2005 value.  Additionally, Mr. Knapp has achieved a CFA designation and is active in the investment management business with interests in Chilton Capital Management as well as serving as a consultant to various hedge funds. 

Allen Schubert - Principal

Mr. Schubert graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1978 with a degree in Business Management. After graduation, he moved to Houston where he worked in the real estate business for more than 25 years. His involvement included residential, retail, and apartment development. In all, he developed several planned communities, 200,000 square feet of retail space, and 1,000 apartments.  Mr. Schubert relocated to Louisville, KY in 2006 where he has continued his real estate development efforts. In 2012, Mr. Schubert successfully converted an old middle school in Bowling Green into a 300 bed student housing project for WKU, achieving 99% occupancy in its first year. He also recently renovated an historic academy built in 1820 into several condos and a townhome. Mr. Schubert has served as the Chairman of the Boys and Girls Club of Houston and board member of the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville.

Brett wilson - cfo

Brett J. Wilson, CFO - Brett has nearly 20 years of experience in residential and commercial construction with some of the nation's most successful builders including Centex, Drees, and Hayden Homes.  Brett is a CPA and has an MBA in Finance.  He has worked in the management and financial end of the business as a Director of Finance, Controller, and Operations Manager and also has extensive hands-on experience in Construction, Estimating, Purchasing, Land Acquisition and Design.  Brett is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

Brenda Waller - Accountant

Brenda is a graduate of Bellarmine University with a degree in Accounting.  She has work in the thoroughbred industry which included doing accounting work for the owners of Derby great, Seattle Slew.  Brenda is responsible for the accounting of Andover Management Group as well as Andover Construction.  She has been a member of the Junior League of Lexington as well as involvement with the Children's Miracle Network at the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.  Brenda is married to her husband Bob and has 2 children, daughter Henderson and son Robert.

Michael Orsinelli - Property Manager

Michael came to Andover Management Group in June of 2011 after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Marketing. Michael started as part of the Management Trainee Program at Beaumont Farms before moving to Bowling Green, KY to work at Columns, the companies first student housing community in January 2012 as Business Manager. He is currently Property Manager of Columns.

Brad Rose - Property Manager

Originally from Cincinnati, Brad came to the bluegrass state to attend the University of Kentucky where he received a B.S. in Accounting and B.B.A. in Finance. Before starting with Andover Management Group in January of 2012 Brad worked in the research and accounting department of a Registered Investment Advisor as well as interning at a middle market investment bank specializing in sell side finance.

Clay Sizemore - Property Manager

Clay came to Andover Management in January 2012 where he was a participant in the Management Trainee program.  In June 2012 he became the Community Manager at Crescent at Shadeland, 3 Fifty 8 and Lafayette Academy Communities.  Clay is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University in Business Administration.

Emma Traut - management trainee

Emma is a native of the Lexington area and came to Andover in June 2013 as a Management Trainee. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2013 with a BS in Communications along with a Business Minor. Before joining Andover, Emma was actively involved with UK Athletics through sports video and event management. Emma is excited to remain living in the Lexington area.

sarah blythe - management trainee

Sarah is originally from Ohio and came to Andover as an intern in March 2013. She is a student at the University of Kentucky with majors in Economics, Corporate Communications and a minor in Psychology. Sarah is graduating in May 2014 and plans to remain in the Lexington area.

Dan Kunau - Project manager

Dan graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2012 with a degree in Economics and History.  After graduation, he interned as an administrative assistant to Allen Schubert and has since moved into a permanent position as Project/Special Operations Manager.  Over the past six months, he has been involved in the acquisition of 5 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties across Kentucky and is currently responsible for managing that portfolio.  Dan looks forward to researching more investment opportunities for the company especially in the LIHTC niche.