The Investment Property Advisors team has worked in many aspects of real estate. With over 50 years experience in the industry, we take pride in being able to succeed in any economic market. We believe the team is imperative to the success of IPA. An excellent team produces exceptional work. Our team brings expertise in each necessary area for all of our projects.
owner / developer
Larry Gough is the managing member of Investment Property Advisors. He has years of experience developing, constructing, and managing more than 3,500 multi-family units and over 500,000 square feet of commercial real estate. His expertise and leadership guide IPA strategically into building the right product at the right time for the right market. Larry carefully pilots the IPA team through the development process and oversees each asset to position it for success. Larry is a proud Purdue University alumnus with a degree in civil engineering and currently resides in Louisville, KY, with his family.
owner / developer
IPA’s projects start with Chase’s in-depth knowledge and study of local land development ordinances. He has appraisal and architectural experience and is an expert in the International Building Code. Chase uses this knowledge in producing IPA’s development plans and preliminary building schematics. He has a unique blend of expertise in entitlements, design, and financial modeling. Chase studies, analyzes, and reforms iteration after iteration until he maximizes each site and investment opportunity. Chase is an Indiana University alumnus with a degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business. He resides in Valparaiso, IN, with his family.
john g. leurck, Esq
A crucial part of the IPA Team, John functions as IPA’s general counsel. John previously worked as in-house legal counsel for a Fortune 500 quick-service restaurant entity. He has also operated a private legal practice for various Indiana law firms focusing on general corporate law, securities, and finance matters. Regarding commercial real estate, he has contributed significantly to multi-family developments, residential developments, and urban, high-density projects. His experience in many facets of real estate law is an essential piece of IPA’s development process. Additionally, Mr. Leurck owns interests in another separate residential real estate venture located in Indiana.
Tegan joined IPA in 2009 and excels in bringing chaos to order. Before joining IPA, she served as Development Coordinator for WPM Construction. Tegan oversees the internal accounting and reporting efforts for IPA’s projects and maintains communications with vendors, lenders, and partners. Tegan earned a degree in accounting from Davenport College and currently resides in Centreville, Michigan with her family.
Chuck Sorrick, a consultant to IPA, has over 36 years of architecture experience under his belt ensuring IPA’s construction designs meet a high degree of quality that stands the test of time. Chuck manages the design team and is an integral part of the design, development, and construction phases of IPA’s commercial and residential developments. Chuck is fluent in applicable code requirements and performs overall design quality control. Chuck also performs construction administration services for IPA. This includes subcontract bid scope overview, construction inspections for billing approval, and quality/code compliance and shop drawing/submittal review.
operations & development
David oversees operations for the IPA portfolio. He is deeply involved with managing IPA’s brand image and ensuring the developed product will match market demand. He also manages each asset to ensure financial performance and contributes to design, development, management, and asset sales. David earned a degree in finance from Valparaiso University and currently resides in Indianapolis, IN, with his family.
Throughout her career, Diana managed commercial real estate transactions and related activities for investment firms and lending institutions. Her transactional experience spans from traditional lending to complex financing, including portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, construction lending, CMBS, mezzanine finance, bonds, and new market tax credits. Diana assists IPA with development related due-diligence, market analysis, construction management, loan closings, acquisitions, and debt/equity placements. Diana and her family live in her hometown just south of Louisville.
Neville represents IPA’s interests through the construction process of new assets. Having grown up in and around the field, Neville carries practical and technical experience with construction that ensures compliance to building code and design during new construction. He oversees construction schedules, budgets, construction punch-lists, and Warranty/Maintenance items. Through his boots-on-the-ground diligence, IPA ensures each asset conforms to sound building principles and will stand the test of time. Neville’s responsibility includes over 1 million square feet of IPA’s developments. Neville resides in Louisville, KY, with his family.
Wendy has a wealth of experience in the industry working as a partner in her father’s construction firm for ten years before joining IPA. She works as an administrative assistant for the company from the Centreville, MI office. Wendy earned a degree in construction technology from Indiana State University. She resides in Three Rivers, MI with her husband and three children.
melissa love, CAM
Melissa joined the IPA team with more than ten years of property management experience in student housing, Section 42, and conventional properties. Melissa primarily oversees property management operations focusing on resident retention, customer service, training, marketing, and financial success. The State of Indiana has recognized Melissa with many awards, and she has served on expert panels to contribute to multifamily education. She is active in her community by volunteering with her church. Melissa graduated from Indiana University and resides in Fishers, IN with her family.
m. matt gavelek, PE
Matt ensures that consultants and contractors implement IPA’s high-quality standards throughout the design and construction stages of new assets. Matt assists with design team coordination, overall project management, permitting, RFI responses, shop drawing reviews, punch list items, and construction observation. He joined IPA with over ten years of civil engineering consulting experience in various US states and the Middle East. He has designed components of some of Indiana’s largest transportation projects and presented at notable technical conferences. Matt is a graduate of Purdue University and has several INDOT construction inspection certifications.
Galen has a diverse background in entrepreneurship where he started small businesses and turned them over to competent managers, some of which he currently maintains a role. He contributes to IPA through pre-development research, planning, and coordination of new projects, particularly those involving tax credits and community development. He facilitates partner relationships and is creating new internal processes to improve the development teams’ capacity. Galen and his family reside in Louisville, KY.