Our Leadership Team
Walter E. Justus - President and Owner
Mr. Walter E. "Walt" Justus, fourth generation president of the Justus Companies, has guided the daily operations and management of the company since 1987. Walt is a principal in all of the company-owned partnerships, and personally supervises the direction of each of the company's departments, including Property/Asset Management, Development, and Construction. He has overseen the financing, development and construction of numerous multi-family apartments, homes, and commercial projects in Indiana. Walt Justus personally oversees Justus Rental Properties, Justus Homes, among other entities and partnerships with Justus.
John J. Wright, CPA - Chief Financial Officer
John Wright holds a BSBA degree in accounting from Xavier University, and has over 30 years experience in management, accounting, tax, treasury, and risk management. His experience includes six years as Controller in commercial retail, office and residential real estate in the Cincinnati area and six years as Controller in the manufacturing industry. Mr. Wright also served six years as Vice President of Operations for an Indianapolis-based medical and dental supplier, and has fourteen years of experience as Finance Manager overseeing accounting operations, including tax and treasury finance matters, within the software industry.
Angela Miller - Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations Angela Miller leads and directs the operations of Justus Rental Properties through strategic planning and execution to enhance profitability, productivity, and efficiency.
Mrs. Miller previously served as Executive Director of Crestwood Village West, the largest Justus Companies Property, with over 800 senior living and assisted living apartment homes. Angela has an extensive background in operations, marketing, strategic planning, human resources, quality services, and event planning in both for–profit business and not-for-profit organizations. Mrs. Miller began her career as a licensed Health Facility Administer in California and Indiana. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Evansville, and obtained her masters degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Suzanne Thomson – Vice President
Mrs. Thomson's portfolio is comprised of conventional, tax credit and senior apartment communities, as well as new home construction and property development.
Award-winning strategies, increased occupancy, and profit-driven results are the cornerstones of her success. Suzanne has been in the apartment industry for over 15 years and specializes in senior housing. She is a National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) faculty member, an NAAEI certified trainer, winner of multiple Indiana Apartment Association Prodigy Awards, and the Donald J. Williams Volunteer of the Year award.