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Wendy C. Drucker, CPM

Managing Director

Wendy C. Drucker, CPM | Managing Director

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
- Henry Ford

A former athlete turned exercise fanatic, on any given morning you will find Wendy at the gym or walking along a nature trail with her beloved Boston Terrier, "Roni."  Wendy is a lover of all things outdoors, and relishes time with family cruising down the James River.

With a degree in experimental psychology from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, Wendy pursued her passion of working with autistic children for many years prior to starting her career in 1981 with Drucker + Falk. Based first in the Raleigh office, she has worked in almost every multifamily capacity in the firm. In 1994, Wendy moved to the company’s headquarters in Newport News, Virginia, where she currently serves as Managing Director. In addition to new business development, her passion is multifamily development and working with developers on new construction and lease up projects, older and historic apartment community renovations, and repositioning and renovating mature, value add assets. She remains a leader in adopting emerging technology as a means to working within an ever changing multifamily and commercial real estate landscape. Wendy currently serves on multiple community boards, is immediate past President of the Newport News Economic Development Council, President of Hampton Roads Academy Board of Directors, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Virginia and North Carolina. She also holds licenses in South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, and is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) as designated by the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Contact Wendy by or call (757) 245-1541

t: (757) 245-1541

David C. Falk, Jr.

Managing Director

David C. Falk, Jr. | Managing Director

The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything.
- Sean Garety

Inquisitive about the world, David has visited dozens of countries experiencing life among its most diverse people and cultures. An early adopter of all things technical, David is a staunch advocate of using technology to smartly create operating efficiencies and expense savings, while being ever mindful we are in the "people" business. A self-proclaimed emerging technology and gadget guy, David drives a Tesla, or it drives him, something he started long before "car charging station" was part of the modern-day vernacular.

A graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in finance, David Falk, Jr. began his full-time career with Drucker + Falk in Newport News, Virginia, learning the business by working in myriad departments within the firm. He later moved to Raleigh where he worked in the Development Division, designing, planning, financing, and stabilizing apartment communities. Currently serving as Managing Director, David’s main focus is due diligence, finance, equity partnerships, development, syndication, and brokering multifamily investments.

Contact David by or call (919) 846-7300

t: (919) 846-7300

Kellie J. Falk, CPM, HCCP, MBA

Managing Director

Kellie J. Falk, CPM, HCCP, MBA | Managing Director

Kellie began her career at Drucker + Falk in 1988, but left shortly thereafter to satisfy her entrepreneurial spirit. After running a successful corporate housing company, she returned in 1996 to focus her energy on the family business, including overseeing the management of new apartment construction projects and spearheading the company's early introduction to technology, making it easier for the company to adapt to advances for property management.

New construction, repositioning older properties and business development are still her focus today along with overseeing the management of Drucker + Falk with her partners to insure its success for another generation.

Kellie is also deeply committed to the apartment industry, where she currently serves as the President of the North Carolina Apartment Association and is a frequent lecturer at industry events throughout the country.  She was recognized as Top 40 for Real Estate and Construction by the Triangle Business Journal, awarded the Top Apartment Executive by the Triangle Apartment Association and the Triangle Leader Impact for Commercial Real Estate award. Kellie is a Housing Credit Certification Professional (HCCP®) through the National Association of Home Builders, a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) with the Institute of Real Estate Management as well as a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM®) and Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS®) with the National Apartment Association.  She has a Real Estate Brokers License in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

In addition to her work for the apartment industry, she is actively involved in her community, where she was recently appointed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to the Board of Trustees for Wake Technical Community College, is a member of the Advisors Board for Paragon Bank and previously served on the Executive Board of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. However, her most valuable contribution to her community is her work for a variety of nonprofits including the Frankie Lemmon School, Meredith College, Beginnings and Band Together. 

Kellie received her BA from Meredith College with a major in Business Economics and minor in Religion. She earned her MBA with a concentration in Real Estate Finance and Urban Development from American University. 

Contact Kellie by or call (919) 846-7300

t: (919) 846-7300

J. Guy Buck, CPA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

J. Guy Buck, CPA, MBA | Chief Financial Officer

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

- Abraham Lincoln

Not the stereotypical CPA, Guy is an classically trained musician who performs with his wife and\or one or more of his talented three sons at church and other local functions.  When he's not helping underwrite an acquisition or refinance an asset, Guy is also known to be a fierce competitor on the tennis court.

 

Joining Drucker + Falk in 2004 as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer, Guy previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Cassidy & Pinkard, the largest locally owned commercial real estate services company in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  In addition to his responsibilities as a board member with oversight of accounting, human resources and other areas, Guy specializes in securing asset financing on behalf of clients, as well as overseeing underwriting and investment transactions.  A graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, Guy obtained his Masters of Business Administration through the University of Colorado Springs. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA®) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public accountants.

Contact Guy by or call (757) 245-1541

t: (757) 245-1541

James E. Ledbetter, MBA

President and Chief Operating Officer

James E. Ledbetter, MBA | President and Chief Operating Officer

Always remember......Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.
- Shrug Jordan, Former Head Coach, Auburn Football

Cheering "War Eagle" amid all things orange and blue is where you'll find Jim during football season.  An Auburn alum and supporter of anything "but Bama, "Jim is a workout enthusiast, bike rider, avid fisherman and skier, whose business discussions are often fronted by a throwback sports analogy.

A respected industry veteran, Jim joined Drucker + Falk in 2009, bringing with him 23 years of commercial real estate leadership experience. As a senior-level investment and asset management executive with some of the industry’s most prominent firms, Jim has extensive experience in commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, finance, development, brokerage, and property management.  He has been instrumental in the transformation of Drucker + Falk from a family business to now being among the Top 50 most prestigious property management firms in the country.

A graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management, Jim obtained a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Georgia State University. He is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council, National Apartment Association, Urban Land Institute, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Contact Jim by or call (919) 846-7300

t: (919) 846-7300