Team Bios



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Executive Leadership


Brandon Denton
Principal Partner 

Denton-Floyd Real Estate Group - Brandon DentonBrandon is originally from Oldham County, Kentucky and has been a resident of the Louisville area for 16 years. He holds a BA from the University of Louisville and began his career in finance as a mortgage banker, before starting his own mortgage brokerage. Brandon has been involved in real estate investing for 15 years. He has built his success on the ability to identify undervalued properties and rehabilitating these properties into performing assets. In 2008, the increasing inventory of distressed properties in the real estate market led Brandon to co-found DF Investment Group. His diligence and high level of experience made DF Investment Group one of the fastest growing companies in Louisville.

In 2012, DF Investment Group became Denton Floyd Real Estate Group, to better encompass the growing entities within the company. Denton Floyd Real Estate Group combines services in Property Management & Rental Properties, Development & Construction, Real Estate Investments, and Real Estate Sales & Brokerage. The company continues to grow, and allows Brandon to do what he enjoys most: giving back to the community by salvaging distressed properties, while improving the value of an area, the community, and the quality of life for its residents.


Thomas Floyd
Principal Partner 


Tommy was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.  He attended college at Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned a BA in Finance and Risk Management. Soon after graduation, he returned to Louisville where he worked in sales as a Hospital Account Executive for Johnson and Johnson, one of the largest and most respected companies in the world. He began his career in real estate with the purchase of a single family residence and has since evolved in the direction of what has always been his goal, to build a leading real estate firm in the city of Louisville by acquiring solid real estate holdings in various areas of the city. Tommy has 10 years of real estate investing experience in both single/multi-family and commercial properties. Tommy was the co-founder of DF Investment Group. In 2012, DF Investment Group became Denton Floyd Real Estate Group, to better encompass the growing entities within the company. Denton Floyd Real Estate Group combines services in Property Management & Rental Properties, Development & Construction, Real Estate Investments, and Real Estate Sales & Brokerage.

Tommy has a strong desire to partner with the city in an effort to revitalize distressed properties in abject areas with the hope of providing a better quality of life for his fellow citizens. His leadership skills and ambitious nature has contributed to the growth of the company from a modest start-up to what it has become today. More importantly, these skills will lead Denton Floyd Real Estate Group from what it is today, to what it is quickly becoming; a successful, well-known, and well-respected organization, dedicated to building better communities.

Tommy is a Louisville Apartment Association board member and is also chairman of the board for the Louisville Apartment Association Political Action Committee (PAC).  He resides in Louisville with his wife and children.


Mitchell Collins
President & Chief Operating Officer 


Mitchell serves as President & Chief Operating Officer of Denton Floyd Real Estate Group and has over 20 years experience in real estate transactions.  He has extensive experience in the capital markets, including unsecured and secured debt, CMBS debt, convertible debt, and preferred and common equity.  Mitchell also has experience in private equity investments, including joint ventures, separate accounts and full discretionary funds.  He has significant expertise in the IPO market, as well as going private transactions of public companies.

Mitchell has extensive knowledge in the Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements for both 1933 and 1934 Act filings.  He has also held significant leadership and partnership roles over investor relations, acquisitions, divestitures, strategy, human resources, operations, treasury and accounting.  Mitchell has participated in projects throughout the U.S., including New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as international experience in Canada, England, France, Germany, Belgium and Singapore.  He has worked on acquisition, divestiture, feasibility, compliance and valuation projects of more than $10 billion combined, including single assets, portfolio assets and enterprise-wide assets.

Mitchell received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ole Miss and his Master in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, graduating with honors from both schools.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Mitchell has also created The Collins Accountancy Scholarships at Ole Miss for minority students in need of financial assistance.


Jesse Mindel
Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Jesse serves as Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Denton Floyd Real Estate Group.  He possesses 20 years of experience in helping small and emerging businesses grow.  He has extensive experience in in scaling and creating robust accounting systems that serve the needs of growing businesses.  He has significant expertise in all aspects of business valuations and the M&A process.  He also has a wealth of both domestic and international accounting experience, including tax preparation and compliance in over a dozen countries covering four continents.

Jesse graduated with honors from the College of Business at the University of Louisville.  He spends free time with his wife Kelly and three children.  He is an avid tennis player and swimmer.  Together with his wife, they are active contributors and have participated in international humanitarian and mission trips that focus on improving the living conditions of youth across the world.


Property Management & Rentals

Brett Grigsby
Director of Operations

Brett grew up in Shelby County, and has lived for the past 5 years in Louisville, KY.  Brett serves as the Director of Operations for Denton Floyd Real Estate Group.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University’s Farmer Business School, he moved back to Kentucky to pursue a career in finance.  Brett has spent his time in Louisville working in the multi-family and student housing industry.  He has an extensive experience in lease-up, property construction, property rehab, project management, and operational management.  He also has extensive experience with customer service and retention, as well as budgets and marketing.

Brett lives in Louisville with his wife and two daughters. Being a former swimmer, he and his family love the water.  He and his wife love to boat, and during the summer you can either find them on the river or at their oldest daughter’s swim meets.


Sha’Juanda Mclemore
Property Manager, Louisville KY

ShaJuandaSha’Juanda McLemore, a property manager at Denton Floyd Real Estate Group, earned her AA in Accounting & Business Management from Everest University & University of Phoenix in Tempe, Arizona. Sha’Juanda has over 13 years experience managing residential rental property. Strong administrative skills, a deep knowledge of contracts and property accounting, as well as excellent communication skills have aided in her successful career. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to organizing and dispatching work order requests to property maintenance technicians/contractors, following up on those requests with tenants, and entering the accounts receivable. She thrives in areas of leasing, building tenant relations, and communities. Her passion and commitment to her newly found business family at Denton Floyd Real Estate Group is undeniable.


Carolyne Davis
Property Manager, Louisville KY

CDavisCarolyne grew up here in Louisville, going to Atherton HS and a couple of years at U of L Speed School. Spent a few years in Florida before moving back to Louisville. Her mother managed an apartment building and dad managed hotels, so she grew up in the hospitality industry. Carolyne spent about 15 years as an employee benefit specialist in the insurance industry before burning out. Opened a small cafe on Frankfort Ave on a shoestring and a prayer. Lasted a few years before running out of money. Eventually Carolyne ended up in property management where she has spent the last 9 years at downtown properties. She has been on the board of directors for Louisville Downtown Management District for the past three years, volunteered regularly at The Bunbury Theatre, is a Kentucky Colonel and tries to spend as much time as she can with her daughter, Megan and her two girls, Kalia and Kynyatta. Her passions are baking, cooking, reading, gardening, anything outdoors like camping, hiking and the water!


Sarah Palumbo
Property Manager, Louisville KY

photoSarah joined Denton Floyd Real Estate Group as a Site Manager in January 2013. She began her career in the Real Estate industry in Shreveport, LA as a Property Manager. As part of a promotion to Area Manager, she was transferred to Macon, GA, where she successfully managed two large scale properties.

With over 6 years of property and rental management experience, she relocated to Louisville with her husband and two young children in order to be near family, or as she says, “so [her] mom can babysit!” With over 10 years of general management experience, Sarah is an asset to the Denton Floyd team, and manages over 350 units at Patriot Crossing Apartments in Southern Louisville.


Sylvia Garten
Property Manager, Lexington KY

Sylvia GartenSylvia has 25 years of experience in the multi-family industry with 18 of those years serving as a property manager.  Sylvia started her career in 1989 in Houston, TX as a leasing agent.  In 1990, Sylvia received a promotion to assistant property manager/bookkeeper at a property with 609 units.  In 1995, Sylvia received another promotion to property manager for a property with 636 units. In 2009 Sylvia relocated to Lexington, KY with her husband.  One of Sylvia’s key strengths is having an excellent rapport with all of her tenants and staff members.


Jody Cline
Property Manager, Lexington KY

JodyJody has been in the apartment industry for 15 years, and started her property management career in Chesterfield, Michigan.  She enjoys meeting new people, and focuses on providing excellent customer service to all tenants and future tenants.

Jody recently moved to Lexington, Kentucky to be closer to her sister and enjoy the shorter winters.  She has two wonderful grown children and a beautiful granddaughter.


Maggie Kramer
Property Manager, Jeffersonville IN

MaggieMaggie’s career in property management began in 1988 in southern Indiana. She is very familiar with the housing market and enjoys assisting future tenants with finding the perfect apartment. Maggie is dedicated to customer service and strives to be Jeffersonville’s best in apartment living.

In her downtime, Maggie volunteers at the local animal shelter to assist with animal rescue. Maggie is an avid animal lover and spends much of her time with her own rescue dog.