Mark J. Wimmer
Mark J. Wimmer is President of Wimmer Brothers Realty, Inc. and subsidiaries, a multi-faceted real estate development, brokerage, construction, and property management firm. In addition, Mr. Wimmer is President of Caring Communities, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wimmer Brothers specializing in the research and planning, development, construction, marketing, and operation of retirement housing and health care programs.
Mr. Wimmer serves as an ex-official on the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Builders Association and was elected its President in 1988 and Builder of the Year in 1990. Mr. Wimmer is a past member of the Development Board of West Allis Memorial Hospital and past chair of the Construction Committee of St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, Hales Corners. Mr. Wimmer served on the Board of Directors of Marquette University High School from 2005 to 2011 and chaired its Building and Grounds Committee.
Mr. Wimmer's fundraising and organizational role in youth recreation was recognized in 1998 with Milwaukee County dedicating parkland as "Wimmer Wetlands," an educational bike path celebrating the importance of environmentally sensitive land planning.
John J. Wimmer
Executive Vice President
John J. Wimmer, along with Mark Wimmer, owns Wimmer Brothers Realty, Inc., which manages over 4,000 multifamily housing units and 76,000 square feet of office/retail space in the Milwaukee metropolitan area.
In addition, Mr. Wimmer is a partner in partnerships owning over 3,250 multifamily units, 53,000 square feet of office/retail space, and a 104-room Marriott Residence Inn Hotel.
His focus within the company is property management, legal, accounting, finance, and acquisitions. Mr. Wimmer received a Bachelor's of Science Degree from the Marquette University School of Business Administration, specializing in finance, and a Law Degree from Chicago-Kent.
Mr. Wimmer is a past Treasurer of the Milwaukee Bar Association and a past Director of the Milwaukee Board of Realtors, and currently serves on the Marquette University High School Building and Ground Committee and Board of Directors of the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Controller of Wimmer Brothers Realty
Connie Landsgaard is the Controller of Wimmer Brothers Realty and oversees all accounting, financial reporting and cash management functions supporting all Wimmer operations. Prior to joining Wimmer Brothers, Ms. Landsgaard worked as an Accounting Manager for a $5.0 billion dollar senior living organization where she was responsible for corporate accounting.
Ms. Landsgaard’s background in accounting has been developed from extensive experience in Financial Analysis, System Development, System Applications, and Mergers and Acquisitions at several leading international organizations headquartered in Milwaukee.
Ms. Landsgaard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration/Accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.
Vice President of Construction
Perry Galloway is responsible for all new construction and major capital improvement projects for the Wimmer Communities' portfolio. Overseeing an average of over $20,000,000 in annual construction, Mr. Galloway is also an integral member of new project development and design.
Mr. Galloway's construction career commenced as a carpenter and advanced to Construction Management of single family and multi-family residences throughout the South and Midwest. In 1998, Mr. Galloway relocated to the Milwaukee area and was named Vice President of Construction for a publically traded senior care provider. He has overseen construction projects in North Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin.
Mr. Galloway joined Wimmer Communities in 2002 and is expert in budgeting, cost control, contract management, energy efficient design, quality control, and project team development.
Debra Cummings, CPA
Vice President of Operations
Debra Cummings manages and oversees daily operations for Wimmer Communities in the areas of Human Resources, Information Management and Construction Accounting. In addition, she forecasts the global company financials and various other analyses. Prior to joining Wimmer, Mrs. Cummings was Controller for a privately held medical real estate developer. Deb was instrumental in blending two accounting departments into one cohesive team in preparation for deployment of a $1M software conversion.
Mrs. Cummings’ career background includes Health Care Consulting, Commercial Real Estate and Global Investment Firms. Deb brings not only accounting experience but years of hands-on operational experience to Wimmer. Mrs. Cummings graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons along with traveling, scrapbooking and reading.
Vice President of Property Management
As Vice President of Property Management, Theresa Bouton is responsible for the operations of Wimmer Communities’ property management operations and a portfolio consisting of conventional, senior and affordable apartment communities, as wells as commercial properties totaling 3,800 units. She joined Wimmer Communities in 2008 and has worked in several positions including managing a lease-up, District Manager and Regional Manager.
Mrs. Bouton’s career in the multi-family industry started in Atlanta, Georgia in 1992. Throughout her expansive career in the industry, she has worked through many different housing cycles thus gaining valuable experience and insight into the apartment market. Her experience prior to Wimmer Communities covers a broad range of positions and responsibilities, including on-site management, multi-site management, training and marketing. Prior to joining Wimmer Communities, she served as Director of Property Management for an apartment development and management firm located in Georgia, where she was responsible for the company’s property management operations for 9 years.
Chief Information Officer
Mrs. Michelle Lazebnik is responsible for the implementation and refinement of company-wide software. Prior to joining Wimmer Communities, Mrs. Lazebnik worked as a Senior Asset Manager at a San Jose based property management company where she oversaw a portfolio that managed multi-family apartments in Northern California, Phoenix and Seattle.
Mrs. Lazebnik’s background in real estate has been developed from Acquisition, Mortgage Financing, Management and Affordable Housing perspectives in California, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Texas, Ohio, Vermont, and New York.
Mrs. Lazebnik earned a Bachelor Degree in Finance at Boston University and has her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She is a past member of the AOMA-WI Board of Directors.
Director of Development
Nick Wimmer represents the sixth generation of Wimmer family history within the real estate and construction industry. Mr. Wimmer engages at project conception through built completion and is involved at various capacities in construction management and planning. His responsibilities range from obtaining project entitlements and coordinating design team professionals to overseeing project budgets and contracting as related to all of Wimmer Communities’ expansion and new development ventures.
Mr. Wimmer has grown his career in real estate development through the family business, learning the building process early on from working as a construction laborer, carpenter, and Assistant Site Superintendent before advancing to Project Manager after completing a Bachelor’s Degree from Marquette University. Mr. Wimmer aspires to create a built environment suitable to evolving resident needs with an emphasis on the development’s connectedness to the community.
Director of Facility Management
Larry Brand is responsible for overseeing maintenance operations and procurement of contractors to complete various capital improvement projects for the Wimmer Communities portfolio of properties.
Prior to joining Wimmer, Mr. Brand fulfilled a number of roles including Engineering Manager for a Chemical Company with over $2 Billion in annual sales. Mr. Brand was also a Facilities Manager for a teaching and Level 1 trauma hospital system with performance in the top 10% nationally.
Larry Brand earned a Bachelor Degree in Architectural Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Currently Larry is a member of the National Society of Engineers and serves as a Committee Chair and Treasurer for a local Cub Scout pack.
Director of Brand Management
Mrs. Catherine Bauer manages and implements portfolio-wide Brand Management and Marketing functions for Wimmer Communities. Prior to Wimmer, she worked as an independent Instructional Designer and Project Manager transforming traditional face-to-face courses to the online venue.
Mrs. Bauer earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Indiana University – Bloomington where she was a member of the women’s fraternity Kappa Alpha Theta. She completed on-line training for designing, developing, and teaching web-based courses through Marquette University.
Catherine Bauer volunteered as an English teacher in Lithuania and also served as Expatriate Recruiter for LCC, Lithuania Christian College. Mrs. Bauer enjoys cooking, reading, traveling with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren.