President and Partner
Jill Madsen was raised in Akron, Iowa. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wayne State College and is a licensed broker. Jill is an active member of the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association as well as a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) through The National Apartment Association.
As President of Bender Midwest Properties Jill oversees a team made up of qualified property managers, accountants and maintenance staff that assist her in providing quality commercial space and multi-family housing while maximizing the owner’s assets.
Jill joined Bender Midwest Properties in 2004 and has over 23 years of property management experience. She has the expertise and accomplishment of overseeing residential units and commercial properties including retail, office and industrial buildings throughout her career.
Controller and HR Coordinator
As Controller for Bender Midwest Properties and Bender Commercial Real Estate, Charity supervises the development of the accounting team and manages the workflow for financial reporting for a portfolio of residential and commercial properties. She is also responsible for the oversight of accounting policies and procedures, internal controls and data management.
Charity possesses over 13 years of professional work experience in accounting and administration. She is a well-organized professional with experience in GAAP, financial analysis and reporting, budget preparation, acquisitions, taxation, and cash management.
Prior to joining Bender, Charity was with a large private software company, where she was responsible for overseeing multiple departments and functions including accounting, human resources, IT, administration, and facilities.
Lisa Johnson was raised in Hawarden, Iowa. She resided in Fort Worth, Texas for 15 years before moving back to the Midwest. Lisa has 5 years of Hospitality Industry experience and more than 16 years of Customer Service and Sales experience.
Lisa joined the Bender Midwest Properties team in August 2007. Lisa oversees the property managers for the apartment complexes in the Sioux Falls area and coordinates the bidding process for outside vendor services. Lisa has received the CAM designation-Certified Apartment Manager-through the National Apartment Association.
Commercial Leasing Agent
Keith brings over 20 years of commercial and residential property management experience to Bender Midwest Properties. Keith manages vendor activity and attends to the daily operations of the properties to assure that property owners and building tenants are satisfied and concerns are handled in a timely and efficient manner. His focus is currently the management of commercial office buildings and retail centers.
Keith attended Southeast Community College and the University of South Dakota, and holds a degree in Investment Management.
Keith joined Bender Midwest Properties in 2013.
Mason Van Essen
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Mason Van Essen possesses a strong ability to absorb information and a desire to continually improve all aspects of our marketing foot print. Mason is a great addition to the Bender Midwest team, bringing the much needed digital marketing component to our fingertips.
Mason graduated Cum Laude from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts Business in Administration and Biology.
Mason Van Essen joined Bender Midwest Properties in 2018.
Administrative Assistant/Accounts Payable
Janine Rippentrop is from Brandon, South Dakota. Janine’s attention to detail and personality make her a great fit to manage our front desk and greet our customers. Janine enjoys watching SDSU college men’s and women’s basketball and spending time with her grandchildren.
Janine joined Bender Midwest Properties in November 2011.
Michelle Tarrell brings a strong accounting background to Bender Midwest Properties. Previously holding positions in accounting and accounts receivables. Additionally she brings a love of numbers and learning to the company.
Michelle joined Bender Midwest Properties in 2018. She is responsible for a wide portfolio that includes both residential and commercial properties.
Rachael VanDuyn’s great attention to detail and proactive attitude make her a great accounting assistant.
Rachael joined Bender Midwest Properties in 2018. Rachael assists the accounting team with day to day duties.
As a former mail courier traversing 326 miles across South Dakota every day, Emilee knows how to deliver.
Heralding from just across the board, Emilee learned what it meant to work hard on her family’s farm near Larchwood, Iowa. She brings that hard work and her experience in purchasing and contracting to Bender Midwest Properties’ accounting team.
Outside the office you can find Emilee spending time with her husband and son on their acreage, searching for her next furniture restoration project at a local flea market, or perfecting her swing at one of the golf courses in the area.
Leasing Agent, Regency Apartments
Mary Wiens has been at Regency Place Apartments for over 15 years, right after the property was built. She joined Bender Midwest Properties in June 2005. Mary’s pride in her property shows in the special care she takes in every inch of her property.
Leasing Agent, Kensington Apartments
Susan McGreevy is the proud onsite manager of Kensington Estates. Sue joined Bender Midwest Properties in June 2005. Sue has been in the property management business for over 9 years. She has lived in Sioux Falls the majority of her life. Sue enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with her grandchildren
Leasing Agent, Willow Creek Townhomes, Willow Creek Apartments, Saddle Creek Townhomes
I am a “seasoned” professional born right here in Sioux Falls. My background as a manager, educator/trainer, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (I did say seasoned) have prepared me to appreciate our wonderful tenants. I’ve been with Bender Midwest Properties over 3 years and property management over 5 years. I manage Saddle CreekTownhomes, Willow Creek Townhomes and Willow Creek Apartments. I really enjoy being outside checking out the property, so if you see a woman walking around the place with a pick up stick and usually a big plastic receptacle, you can ask yourself…is that the manager or just another “bag lady”? I’d love to show you your next lovely home.
Leasing Agent, The Villas at Canyon Creek
Angie has been a Leasing Agent for Bender Midwest Properties since 2009. Before coming to BMP, she was active in the property industry in Sioux Falls for over a decade. Angie has and still maintains various positions for the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association. Angie has received the CAM designation-Certified Apartment Manager-through the National Apartment Association.She lives in Sioux Falls and enjoys her time with family and the sports activities they are involved in. Angie is our company’s conversationalist and welcomes everyone to come visit!
Leasing Agent, The Villas at Canyon Creek
KaCey started her property management career in 2007 and is the newest member of the Bender Midwest Properties team. With strengths in Management, Customer Service and Communication, KaCey is a skilled and energetic professional. Before becoming a Leasing Agent, KaCey was a member of the PGA of America and enjoyed her career on the Golf Course. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her Husband, her 4 beautiful children, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, traveling and enjoying all the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer.
Leasing Agent, Boulder Pointe Townhomes, Boulder Creek Townhomes
Lori Marsh joined Bender Midwest Properties in July 2012. Lori brings with her many life experiences from owning her own floral business in Sioux Falls for over 13 years. Lori is a native of Sioux Falls. She is the manager of Boulder Creek and Boulder Pointe Townhomes. Lori loves her job as Leasing Agent and her special touch with animals is an added bonus for our four legged residents.
Leasing Agent, Southern Hills Apartments, Hillview Townhomes, Hillview Apartments, MacArthur Square Apartments, MacArthur Estates Apartments
Heather Geres joined Bender Midwest Properties in December 2012. Heather came to us with over 8 years of prior property management experience. She manages MacArthur Estates, Macarthur Square Apartments, Southern Hills Apartments, and Hillview Apartments and Townhomes. Heather enjoys watching her boys play Hockey.
Leasing Agent, Bancroft Place, Norton Estates, Village Square
Leah understands the value of the Sioux Falls community as well as anyone.
After growing up here, she moved to Minneapolis to pursue B2B sales at a Fortune 500 company. The missing piece, however, was the sense of home. Now that she’s back in familiar territory, the only thing Leah is selling is the right apartment or townhome for you.
Leah also serves as our in-house yogi, adamant dog lover (her terrier mix is named Yogi—she really does like yoga), and self-dubbed beach enthusiast. If there’s sand, there’s a good chance you’ll find her there.
Dorell joined Bender Midwest Properties in October 2004. He has been in property management for over 12 years. Dorell has received the CAMT designation-Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician-through the National Apartment Association.
Ron joined Bender Midwest Properties in October 2006. Prior to joining BMP he was in Hospitality Maintenance and had his own carpentry company. Ron has received the CAMT designation-Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician-through the National Apartment Association.
Larry Montileaux previously provided maintenance for us from 2004-2006 until the property he worked at was sold. We are happy to have him back on our team again in 2013. Larry has a wealth of maintenance knowledge.
Ramsey Bartscher joined our team in 2016 bringing a strong background in construction. Ramsey’s friendly manner and outgoing personality make him easy to talk to and a joy to work with.
Clark Brumeister joined Bender Midwest Properties in 2013. Clarks specialty is multi-family maintenance, with a special interest in horticulture, which makes him a great addition to our maintenance team.
Technician Josh Kuhns is our newest addition joining the maintenance team in 2018. Josh has worked in the property maintenance industry for over 8 years and brings with him a strong work ethic and positive attitude.