Michael J. Darby

Principal, Founder

Tested, Proven, and Trusted

Our senior executive team’s deep experience, reputation for challenging the conventions of traditional real estate, and record of success are why our investment partners turn to Monument Realty for creative approaches in development, management, leasing, and sales.

Douglas D. Olson

Executive Vice President

F. Russell Hines


Roger B. Carlson

Executive Vice President, Retail

Joshua A. Olsen

Executive Vice President

Behind a Great Company,a Great Team

Anthony Luce (AJ)

Acquisitions Associate

AJ Luce sources, underwrites, and closes development/value-add real estate deals for Monument Realty. Since starting at Monument Realty, he has been heavily involved with the T Street and Chinatown developments, and is pursuing several other promising opportunities. AJ has more than a decade of industry experience and earned his Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University. He is also an active member of the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Hometown: Great Falls, VA
Favorite building in the world: Capitol Building, DC
Hidden talent: Can juggle.
Favorite word: Yes

Amy Phillips

Vice President of Development

Amy Phillips joined Monument Realty in 2004 and is a vice president with the company.  As part of our development team Amy manages office and multi-family projects from the entitlement process through disposition, including design oversight, financing,  permitting, lease-up and investor and community relations.

In addition to her work at Monument Realty, Amy has served on the Executive Committee of the Capitol Riverfront BID for ten years. Prior to joining Monument she spent five years with the Donohoe Companies.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and  a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree from the University of Virginia.

Hidden talent: Flower arranging
Favorite book: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Favorite sound: The ocean
Best known in the office for: Playing devil’s advocate

Angela Mayle (Angie)


Angie Mayle has been with Monument Realty since 1999 and is the head of our accounting department, overseeing all accounting functions from the daily operations to the monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and filings. One of the company’s longest serving employees, Angie has been involved in the accounting for every project in our portfolio. Additionally, she handles human resources and related items such as payroll and insurance.

Angie has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Maryland.

Hometown: Charlotte Hall, MD
Favorite movie: Princess Bride
Favorite word: Awesome
Drink of choice: Dr. Pepper

Bethany Allen

Vice President of Leasing

Bethany Allen is the vice president of leasing for Monument Realty. Since joining the Monument team in 2005, she has been responsible for the leasing of Monument Realty’s commercial office portfolio and creating new commercial business opportunities throughout metropolitan Washington, DC.

An 18-year veteran in the industry, Bethany has been very active as a leader in the Washington, DC Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Ballston BID and Ballston Gives, of which she’s a founding board member. Along with her many leadership roles in the industry, she’s also received numerous awards, including the GWCAR Top Developer Agents Award multiple times and CoStar's Power Broker Award in 2006.

Bethany has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science from East Stroudsburg University.

Hometown: Randolph, NJ
Hidden talent: Practiced Transcendental Meditation since she was 15 years old
Favorite place visited: The Arctic
Wouldn’t leave home without: Her headphones

Candyce Garrison

Tenant Services Coordinator

Candyce Garrison is tenant services coordinator for Monument Realty’s property management team, acting as tenant liaison and providing financial reporting for a variety of commercial and retail properties.

Hometown: Lexington, KY
Favorite building in the world: Eiffel Tower
Favorite movie: The Wizard of Oz
Drink of choice: Whiskey

Chelsea Gifford

Office Manager

As the office manager, Chelsea is responsible for ensuring the office remains organized and that Monument Realty’s teams have everything they need to do their jobs efficiently and effectively. Along with administrative duties, she also works to assist with licensing and special projects.

Chelsea has an extensive background in retail and brings her customer service-oriented experience to every task that comes across her desk at Monument Realty. She has an Associate's Degree in Art History from Anne Arundel Community College and a degree in Liberal Arts from Jamestown Community College.

Hometown: Jamestown, NY
Fun Fact: Named one of Annapolis’ "40 Under 40" and established an annual event called “Rock for the Roses,” which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Favorite place visited: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Favorite word: Fetching

Colleen Kittell

Vice President of Marketing

Colleen Kittell serves as the vice president of marketing for Monument Realty. She is responsible for the corporate and property marketing for Monument Realty’s portfolio throughout the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC markets.

Prior to joining Monument Realty, Colleen worked for both corporate in-house and marketing agency environments across the country. Her real estate industry experience includes Bozzuto, BRE Properties, Inc., and Related Companies. For Monument Realty, Colleen brings notable expertise in creating holistic, results-driven strategic marketing programs that encompass brand development, customer segmentation, media planning and analysis, and digital and social media campaigns.

Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Arts from Georgetown University.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite place to visit in DC: Botanical gardens
Favorite sound: Coffee brewing
Favorite word: Outstanding

Danny Brooker

Director of Retail Acquisitions

Danny Brooker leads the efforts to build Monument Retail’s Urban Retail Acquisition Plan portfolio, purchasing retail assets throughout different sub-markets of Washington, DC. He also represents private clients in the acquisition and disposition of single tenant net lease property throughout the country.

Danny has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from George Washington University.

Hometown: Windsor, England
Favorite place to visit in DC: Georgetown Waterfront
Favorite sound: Golf ball going into the hole
Best known in the office for: Wearing bright socks

David Forster

Vice President of Property Management

David Forster is responsible for overseeing all property management functions for retail, residential, and commercial properties at Monument Realty.

In addition to his role at Monument Realty, David is Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)—Chapter 7 Treasurer and President-Elect, as well as the Board President of IREM—Chapter 8 and a Commissioner for the DC Estate Commission. He has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Old Dominion University.

Hometown: Washington, DC
Favorite place visited: Venice, Italy
Favorite movie: Saving Private Ryan
Drink of choice: Tanqueray and tonic

Devin Keenan

Property Manager

Devin Keenan is the property manager for several of Monument Realty’s office and residential assets in Washington, DC and Maryland. Managing a portfolio comprised of over 780,000 SF, he ensures all ownership goals are achieved with regard to financial performance, capital improvement, leasing, and tenant satisfaction.

In addition to his role at Monument Realty, Devin is on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)—Chapter 8 as the director of communications.

Devin holds a Real Property Administrator (RPA®) Designation from the Building and Office Management Institute (BOMI), as well as a Salesperson License from the DC Real Estate Commission. Additionally, he is a LEED Green Associate and Certified Property Management (CPM) Candidate. Devin received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Miami University.

Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Favorite building in the world: Falling Water (Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in Pennsylvania)
Hidden talent: Greatest Super Mario player of all time
Wouldn’t leave home without: His Wayfarers

Edmund Hott (Sam)

Engineering Manager

Sam Hott has been in the industry since 1981 and joined Monument Realty in 2005. As engineering manager, he oversees all building engineers as well as third-party engineering contracts. Sam is also involved in tenant build-outs and works closely with construction managers on new projects to review plans for any work or alterations made to the buildings.

Sam is a designated Washington, DC 3rd-Class Stationary Steam Engineer.

Hometown: Romney, WV
Most inspired by: His dad
Wouldn’t leave home without: Telling his wife he loves her
What my neon sign would say: Always in!

Juan Anaya

Building Engineer

Juan Anaya is a lead building engineer at Monument Realty, responsible for the operation and maintenance of our 100 M Street commercial property.

Hometown: Laurel, MD
Favorite place visited: Cathedral of Santa Ana, El Salvador
Favorite sound: The ocean at night
Wouldn’t leave home without: Coffee

Kameel Omar

Financial Analyst

Kameel Omar works with Monument Realty’s acquisitions team to identify potential opportunities and deals, as well as prepare the relevant financial analysis for them. He has played a role in several Monument Realty projects such as Riverside Square, Liberty View, and 225 North Calvert Street.

Kameel has a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with a concentration in management, from Bucknell University.

Hometown: McLean, VA
Favorite place to visit in DC: Nationals Park
Favorite movie: The Big Lebowski
Wouldn’t leave home without: His wallet

Kenneth Meile

Vice President of Construction

Ken Meile brings over 25 years of experience in the construction industry to his role at Monument Realty. A member of Monument since 2006, he’s responsible for managing the day-to-day activities required for the design, permitting, construction, and sale/lease of high quality real estate construction projects. Some examples among the many projects Ken has managed are Columbia Center, 2055 L Street, Executive Plaza, 225 North Calvert Street, Avidian at 1210 Van Street, and One M.

Hometown: Wheaton, MD
Favorite building in the world: Empire State Building
Favorite sound: An outboard motor starting
Best known in the office for: Initiating great conversations

Kirk Salpini

Senior Vice President of Development

Kirk Salpini has been with Monument Realty since 1998 and has played an instrumental role in our success. As senior vice president, Kirk directs all aspects of the development process, including feasibility, entitlement, design, construction, financing, investor relations, marketing, leasing, management, and disposition on commercial, mixed-use, and multi-family residential projects in the Washington, DC region.

Prior to Monument Realty, Kirk worked at Akridge Companies, Savage Fogarty Real Estate, and Western Development Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from James Madison University and an MBA from George Mason University.

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Favorite place to visit in DC: Kennedy Center
Favorite movie: Risky Business
Drink of choice: Beer

Leigh Ann Kay

Marketing Coordinator

A member of Monument Realty’s marketing team, Leigh Ann Kay focuses on marketing initiatives for Oz Restaurant & Bar, an extension of Monument’s hospitality portfolio. She works closely with our vice president of marketing and the management at Oz to drive traffic and sales at the restaurant through on-site activations and digital outreach. Leigh Ann also helps coordinate menu development, streamlining operations, social media/digital curation, media placement, and event planning.

A graduate of American University, Leigh Ann has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Strategic Communications, with a minor in Marketing.

Hometown: West Chester, PA
Favorite place visited: London
Fun Fact: Went to a Quaker boarding school
What my neon sign would say: Don’t settle

Mark Pratt

Chief Operating Engineer

Mark Pratt has been in the industry since 1979, joining Monument Realty in 2005 after broad experience with many companies in construction and engineering in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington, DC. Mark's responsibilities as the chief operating engineer include engineering and building operations, building owner punch-out inspections, as well as commissioning, starting up, and managing on-site construction. With his team, he also coordinates base building renovations, improvements, repairs, and special projects.

Hometown: Prince William County, VA
Favorite place to visit in DC: The Air and Space Museum
Wouldn’t leave home without: A flashlight
Best known in the office for: Being a problem solver

Natalie Hasny

Director of Sales, Associate Broker

Natalie Hasny has served as director of sales for Monument Realty since 2004, managing and executing the sales of more than 1,100 residential transactions totaling over $500 million. As a licensed associate broker in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as a licensed salesperson in Florida, Natalie is well versed in the operations of the real estate market. Her years in the service industry have provided her a great understanding of the intricacies of making deals and the mechanics of building relationships.

Natalie's extensive network of contacts in the real estate industry and related services enable her to bring the highest level of comprehensive real estate services to clients. Properties she has successfully sold at Monument Realty include The Watergate, The Odyssey, Chase at Bethesda, and Potomac Place.

Natalie has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Maryland.

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Favorite place to visit in DC: The Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art
Favorite word: Prosperity
Drink of choice: Champagne

Ronald Gibbons, Jr. (Ronnie)

Development Manager

Ronnie Gibbons is a development manager at Monument Realty responsible for design, entitlements, and construction. He supports the acquisitions team during due diligence by assessing the site’s highest and best use, navigating constraints, and on-boarding consultants.

Ronnie has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Real Estate Development from Georgetown University.

Hometown: Frederick, MD
Favorite building in the world: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
Fun Fact: Managed a 1,200-unit condo property at 14 years old
What my neon sign would say: Coffee, please

Shubhangi Pethe

Accounting Associate

Shubhangi Pethe joined Monument Realty in 2011. As an accounting associate, Shubhangi is responsible for handling monthly accounting functions and payments. Additionally, she answers queries from our team and vendors about billing and payments, and also maintains account related records.

Shubhangi has a Bachelor of Commerce from Garware College of Commerce at Pune University in India.

Hometown: Pune, India
Fun Fact: Loves to ride her motor scooter
Favorite word: Namaste
Favorite sound: Birds chirping

Teresa Rodgers

Property Administrator

Teresa Rodgers is a property administrator at Monument Realty. In her role, she allocates and processes vendor invoices for payment, invoices tenants and vendors for overtime services, facilitates service contract bids with vendors, prepares RFPs and service contracts for vendor services, and monitors maintenance by tenants.

Teresa has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Banking and Finance, from Bowie State University.

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Hidden talent: Plays the clarinet
Favorite place visited: Bali, Indonesia
What my neon sign would say: Aspire to inspire before you expire

Yovi Sever

Development Manager

Yovi Sever serves as Monument Realty’s in-house residential specialist, consulting and providing support to the project management team. As development manager, Yovi assists with analysis of market conditions, recent and future market trends, and interior design trends. He manages interior design finish specifications, unit layout and design, project unit pricing for both for-rent and condo sales. Yovi has played an instrumental role in many Monument Realty residential projects and currently serves as project manager for the full-entitlement conversion of the former Montgomery Village Golf Club into a large single-family residential development.

Yovi has an Associate Arts degree in Business Administration from Miami Dade Community College and attended Florida International University, with a focus on Business Administration.

Hometown: Rockville, MD
Hidden talent: Can play the drums to most pop songs after one or two listens
Favorite movie: Blazing Saddles
Drink of choice: Turkish coffee