J. Chris Ramsey - Master Builder & Architectural Designer

chris@opulentbuilders.com

Chris Ramsey has over thirty (30) years of hands-on residential and commercial real estate design, management, and construction experience. His vast professional knowledge and exceptional reputation make Chris and his firm one of the most sought after Design/Builder companies in the region. Chris’ innate ability to make his client’s ideas and words come to life through his unique designs are why families and companies like Walt Disney World choose Chris and his team. Chris’s attention to detail, integrity, and tireless commitment to placing other people’s needs before his own are why his residential projects easily transition to welcoming homes. Chris’ passion and unmatched commitment to excellence and safety are why you will want to call one of Chris’ luxurious designs, home.
Education:
Architectural Engineering-Oklahoma State University (1971-1973)
College of Architecture-University of Oklahoma (1973-1976)

Brian Kelly - Partner

brian@opulentbuilders.com

Over ten (10) years of Multi-Market and International commercial real estate and development experience, inclusive of asset and portfolio management. Brian’s extensive educational background, coupled with his real-world experience, has allowed him to develop innovative and executable strategies for his clients that maximizes their capital capabilities. Additionally, Brian’s creativeness has allowed him to pioneer various techniques to address how to effectively layer Multi-State/Multi-Market Research, Site Selection (Existing vs. Greenfield), Economic Incentives, and other internal and external influences into cost effective real estate solutions for his clients. Brian’s attention to detail, unique due diligence procedures, and uncanny ability to visualize his client’s goals has allowed Brian’s clients to continually research and develop new cost effective strategies, while facilitating growth and increasing revenues.
Education:
Bachelor of Science-Industrial Distribution (Business Minor) – Texas A&M University (2005)
Master of Real Estate (MRE), Magna Cum Laude (2007)- Texas A&M University
Master of Science, Land & Property Development (MSLD), Magna Cum Laude (2007)– Texas A&M University

James (Jay) Rigelsky - Partner

jay@opulentbuilders.com

Over fifteen (15) years of Multi-Market and International commercial real estate experience, inclusive of asset management, development, and portfolio management. Jay possesses extensive experience pertaining to corporate real estate finance and management. Additionally, he specializes in implementing portfolio management strategies focused on maximizing cost reduction opportunities through strategic negotiations, leveraging market indicators, and incorporating available economic development and labor incentives into respective projects. Jay’s comprehensive understanding of core real estate challenges, his practical process implementation experience, and insightful evaluation of internal and external economic influences, enables his clients to execute proactive and informed real estate strategies.
Military Service- Captain, United States Army, 1st Cavalry Division, Combat Operations, Decorated Veteran 1995-2000
Education:
Bachelor of Science-Agriculture Development- Texas A&M University (1995)
Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Cum Laude (2005)- Norwich University
Master Negotiator Certificate (2003)- Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Stephen McNew - Partner

steve@opulentbuilders.com

Over forty (40) years of growth oriented experience in commercial and personal operating and financial management. Steve’s attention to detail, integrity, and demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems have resulted in an unblemished financial advisory record. Steve’s principled ability to advise and protect his clients, has enablable them to strengthen their assets, and grow revenues, free from inquiry or scrutiny.
Military Service: 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army Airborne Infantry, 1967-1970; Decorated combat veteran (Vietnam) holding combat and noncombat leadership positions
Education:
Bachelor of Science-Accounting (1967)
Professional :
Certified Public Accountant in several states
Member American Institute of CPAs
International Council of Shopping Centers
Indiana CPA Society