Meet The Chattanooga Team
Tyson Schuetze » Founder of Auben Realty
After working nearly every job in every career field: paralegal, music journalist, US Census Bureau representative, Red Bull marketing member, and record label manager, Tyson eventually discovered he was unemployable.
Luckily, he eventually found his passion for transforming distressed houses into homes.
Along with Natalie Walls, Tyson founded Auben in its first location, Augusta, GA--on the wrong end of real estate bubble. Augusta has been good to him and it is where he met his future wife, Erin. They now have two daughters, and two rescue dogs. Surrounded by an amazing team of talented people, he is inspired daily to keep dreaming big, and improve neighborhoods one house at a time!
When he is not working, he constantly tries (and fails) to catch his wife, Erin, in his new endeavor, running. He is originally from Louisville, KY and has also called Denver, New York and Charleston, SC home.
Phillip Vera » CEO
Phillip Vera is passionate about real estate investing. He loves searching for “the deal,” and the details of rehabbing a property to make it a home. What he loves most is “playing a part in revitalizing neighborhoods and making a positive impact on a city.”
Since joining the team in August of 2017, Phillip has demonstrated himself as a strong leader capable of affecting positive change. In addition to earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, Phillip holds an MBA from Augusta University. His previous work experience is in commercial real estate and management operations at The Augusta National Golf Club.
Phillip has been eager to assist the Auben team in pushing forward to achieving new goals in real estate. "In the next few years, Auben Realty is looking to become the best and largest property management firm with regards to customer satisfaction and properties managed in the CSRA and Chattanooga,” says Phillip. "Our long-term goal is to continue the transition from a property management firm to a full-service investment brokerage, and expanding this model into becoming a regional leader in the southeast.”
When he isn’t working tirelessly to improve the company and community, he is a devoted husband to Laurie and doting father to their daughter, Annie.
Alex Becker » Director of Operations
Alex graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Finance. He started his career in multi-family property management in his hometown of Louisville, KY. He relocated to Charleston, SC to join a start-up company, where he went on to oversee the property management and renovation of over 1000 single-family homes.
Alex is excited to take his experience and apply scalable operations to Auben Realty’s established investment brokerage. Alex enjoys playing golf, cheering for his UK Wildcats, and exploring new countries with his equally-adventurous wife.
Ashley Patrick » Resident Experience Manager
Ashley has five years experience in the multi-family housing industry managing Class A communities in the Chattanooga area. She is eager to apply Auben's unique resident experience model to the position.
Roger Staten » Project Manager
Roger was born in Kalamazoo MI and raised in Columbus OH. He holds an associate degree in business management, and has worked many years in construction and renovation for both commercial and residential projects. He'll tell you that his strong work ethic began early on, as he's the oldest of 10 siblings raised on a farm.
"My goal is to help make Auben Realty the industry standard," says Roger. "I want to grow with Auben, and contribute to the future success we have in Chattanooga."
This avid sports fan finds inspiration in the following: "The key is not the will to win...everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important." -Bobby Knight