With experience in all elements of real estate—from brokerage to renovations to property management and beyond—we can see the bigger picture behind our work. We thrive on creating value within each of our properties, curating even the smallest details to give both residents and partners an inspiring and fulfilling experience.
Each Land Quest team member brings a unique perspective based on their
diverse professional backgrounds.
As the visionary behind Land Quest, Ryan is passionate about all aspects of real estate. He loves transforming rundown properties into the nicest buildings in the neighborhood, working with investors to build portfolios, and turning vacant land into space that invigorates a community. He has been part of the Kenosha/Racine community for decades, giving his time and resources to support local organizations including Habitat for Humanity, HALO, Kenosha Dream Playground, Great Lakes Community Conservation Corp, the Racine YMCA, Uplift 900, and First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship.
An innovator with an eye for detail, Brandon serves owners and investors as Land Quest’s Director of Operations. He’s at his best when he’s running numbers, analyzing data and developing action plans to solve pressing issues. Brandon’s favorite part of the job is that the Land Quest team is encouraged to try new things, and that the team is aligned on a shared vision. Beyond his expertise in real estate and portfolio management, Brandon is also a skilled music producer.
In her role as the company’s Property Management Director, Nicole oversees a team of managers who make each Land Quest property a happy, healthy and fulfilling place to live. She has formed long-lasting bonds with her “work family” and is famous in the Land Quest office for her love of tacos.
As a property manager, Cayla collaborates with Land Quest’s leadership, maintenance staff and residents to create a sense of community in every building. She sees each day as an opportunity to explore something new and to further refine her knowledge of the real estate industry. To the dismay of much of the Land Quest team, Cayla is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.
Land Quest is about opportunity—and as assistant property manager, Jake’s favorite part of his role is helping prospective residents seize the opportunity to move into a new home. A sushi lover and proud owner of an Italian Greyhound, Jake prides himself on being very neat. (Except when he’s not.)
As Land Quest’s resident data expert, Ben uses new technology to help the company forge the future of the real estate industry. His goal is to leverage automation, analytics and other digital tools to create solutions that best serve residents. And thanks to his background in marketing, Ben is also one of the most creative members of the Land Quest team. Outside of work, you can find Ben playing chess and spending time with his wife and kids.
Dee describes Land Quest as his “home away from home,” and his dedication to his team’s success is evident in everything he does. He’s beloved by residents, too—he’s become known as the person who will keep investigating problems until they’re solved. Outside of work, Dee loves to cook for his friends and family.
As Land Quest’s expert in renovations, Don helps owners maximize the value of their properties and turns undesirable properties into places that residents love. When he’s not on a jobsite, Don is at the golf course or traveling with his family.
Dean’s daily task is to transform neglected buildings and homes into fresh, exciting living spaces. As Land Quest’s construction coordinator, Dean tackles construction challenges on a diverse set of projects throughout Kenosha and Racine. Previously, Dean ran multi-million dollar construction jobs in commercial real estate. He brings an outgoing personality and a sense of organization to each project and client interaction. Outside of work, Dean enjoys golf, hiking and spending time at the lake.
Eric is a dedicated manager who makes it his mission to find the perfect home for each resident that he meets. In his free time, he’s a night owl, seafood lover and music fanatic who’s nearly always listening to or singing a song. In fact, Eric once performed on the BET show “106 & Park,” and in his words, absolutely “blew out” his performance.
Energized by Land Quest’s atmosphere and the fact that “no two days are the same,” Vanessa brings a positive attitude and helps the company run seamlessly. In her free time she focuses on being a mother, cooking and dreaming about an eventual move to New York.
Lain is a construction expert who draws on experience as a custom home builder, concrete foreman and leader of crews of up to 60 workers. Since 2003, he has renovated hundreds of Land Quest properties, making tired buildings look fresh and welcoming. When the work week ends, Lain enjoys motorcycling, camping and visiting America’s national parks.
Markele thrives when faced with a challenge—which is why he’s been the ideal person to help Land Quest transform damaged properties into beautiful places for residents to call home. His favorite part of work is collaborating with his teammates to solve big problems. After work, Markele likes to recharge by singing karaoke, eating chicken wings and watching old episodes of “Golden Girls.”
As part of Land Quest’s maintenance team, Mike helps keep our properties running smoothly. He appreciates Land Quest’s tight-knit family atmosphere, the positive attitude of the company and the team’s commitment to learning and constant improvement. Outside the office, Mike is a sports fan, a frequent traveler and an art lover.