Singleton has been a trusted name in commercial real estate development in Central Indiana for 35+ years.
We are a family-owned business
and are proud of the properties
and relationships we build.
With nearly 2,000,000 square feet of retail real estate in our portfolio, we are the experts on the
Indianapolis market – it is where we have lived and worked for generations. As a family business still led by our Founder, Jim Singleton, we truly believe that investing in exceptional people is as important as investing in exceptional real estate.
Founder + CEO
Jim launched his career in the real estate market 50 years ago with his first role at the F.C. Tucker Company in 1968. Under the mentorship of Bud Tucker, Jim learned the ropes and developed a love for the business and for Indianapolis. At the same time, he was busy earning his B.S. in Finance from IU’s Kelly School of Business. By the mid-70’s Jim was ready to branch out on his own. Shortly thereafter he met his wife Judy, and in 1984 they founded Singleton Companies.
Growing the business from its first shopping center 30 years ago to now owning nearly 2,000,000 square feet of retail space around the metropolitan Indianapolis area, Jim couldn’t be happier to see the business thriving and to be sharing leadership responsibilities with his son, Doug. Read More.
Co-Founder + Strategist
Judy began her real estate career in 1972 in El Paso, Texas with a company that later became LaSalle Partners in Chicago. By 1978, she had moved back to Indianapolis and joined Duke Realty. She was Director of Leasing for their high-end fashion centers when she met Jim. They married in 1980, and in ‘84 they co-founded Singleton Companies where she directed retail leasing.
Though Judy’s career track later led her into women’s advocacy work in politics and business, including investment in women-led films and women’s start-ups, Judy is still an active strategist and sounding board for the Singleton team and is their liaison for investment opportunities outside of real estate. Read more.
Louise developed a love of accounting and finance while taking an Income Tax class in high school. After graduating from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio she began her career as an Accounts Payable Clerk. Utilizing monitoring, education, and employee training, she has become an expert in all facets of accounting. She has worked in a variety of industries and brought her expertise to Singleton Companies in 2018. Her favorite area of accounting is the General Ledger. She attributes this love to a former professor who said, “You must have an account for everything AND ensure everything is in the correct Account”. Good words to live by.
Tamara is a lifelong resident and raised her son here in indianapolis. She has been in the real estate industry since 1985. A graduate of the University of Indianapolis, she got her start with Oxford Management Company, a national multi-family developer. In 1996, she transitioned to commercial real estate, and then in 2003 obtained her real estate license. Tamara joined the Singleton Companies team in 2005, bringing her expertise from across the industry.
Ron offers a wealth of financial executive experience. After an invaluable term at Arthur Andersen, he progressed to manage diverse financial activities at three national market-leading companies. Ron brought his experience to Singleton Companies in 2001, and has been instrumental in establishing solid infrastructure and quality financing practices for the business. During his years with Singleton, Ron has overseen construction activity and property management for approximately 2 million square feet of retail space.
Ron is a CPA, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University.
As President, Doug leads Singleton Companies in the execution of management and growth strategies as well as the day-to-day operations. He manages the business with the focus of developing long-term relationships.
Before joining his family on the Singleton team, Doug’s career path provided him invaluable experience. He developed a broader global perspective with a degree in International Politics from Georgetown University and then through working with the State Department as a Presidential Appointee. Transitioning from a global relationship-building focus to one closer to home, Doug moved to Chicago and earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in Real Estate and Finance. He then spent nearly a decade working for respected national development firms. Read More.
Kristyn is the newest addition to Singleton Companies, joining as Staff Accountant in October 2021. She also specializes in lease administration, having spent several years honing her expertise with locally-headquartered REIT. She graduated with a degree in music, her first love, from Valparaiso University, then followed up with a graduate certificate from Indiana University’s prestigious Kelley School of Business.
While Kristyn loves to travel, she is proud to have grown up in Indiana where she still lives with her stubborn, lovable Alaskan Malamute, Angus.
Property Manager + Tenant Liaison
Jake is one of the most senior members of Singleton Companies and has a wealth of knowledge that his teammates and our tenants have come to count on. As Property Manager and Tenant Liaison, he wears many hats. From lease administration and tenant relations to general operations, Jake is an invaluable member of the Singleton Team.