Our Diversity Projection Is To
Our core values are deeply rooted in our founder Bill Morgan’s experiences as a Holocaust survivor who lost his entire family to hatred and persecution. He instilled in the family and in the company the importance of treating everyone with respect and love no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or political viewpoints.
The Morgan Family is committed to a long-term plan to bring more diversity throughout all ranks and departments within the Morgan Group. Diversity brings unique perspectives to the table, creating more innovation and stronger decision-making, all of which will help insure the company’s future growth and success.
Jarrett joined Morgan Group in 2018 as Development Project Manager for the Central region of Texas. He manages the design and development of MORGAN’s new construction projects and ensures achievement of the project’s objectives and expectations.
Jarrett has over 14 years of experience in project leadership, strategic planning, client development and design concept development. Prior to joining Morgan, as a Project Architect for HOK, Jarrett was instrumental in the design of over 7 million square feet of new and renovated corporate, commercial, hospitality and healthcare construction in Houston and throughout the world.
Through Jarrett’s contagious leadership and creativity, he is able to challenge his peers, as well as clients to think beyond what a typical end-user facility can become and how we can make responsible and sustainable decisions to support our global environment.
Jarrett has earned both a Master’s of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Prairie View A&M University where he remains an integral part of the collegiate architecture community.
Karen Thomas serves as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Management for the company. Karen has been in the multi-family real estate business for over 25 years, where she spent eighteen years as Vice President of Human Resources for The Hanover Company, and two years at Allen Harrison Company as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining MORGAN, Karen was Managing Partner at DFL & Associates, a recruiting firm, where she specialized in placing top talent for large real estate companies throughout the US.
Karen’s passion is in helping people and identifying individual strengths to assist both the company and the employees to achieve success. A great company culture with strong core values are very important to Karen, and she has found that at MORGAN. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Professionals.
Joe Melton joined MORGAN in 2013 and serves as the VP of Marketing and Management Support Services. He is responsible for all areas of marketing for existing assets and all new development for the company. Prior to joining MORGAN, Joe was the National Project Coordinator for Camden Property Trust in Houston, Texas where he worked for 14 ½ years. Joe is experienced in conventional, repositions, websites, reputation management, employee training, and new construction lease ups. Joe has 22 years of multi-family experience, and has been involved in the development and opening of over 25 lease ups nationally. He has worked in almost every market in the country, and is currently building MORGAN internal marketing platform.
As Development Project Manager for the Southeast Region of Florida, Jenny oversees selection of the Consultant Teams to develop MORGAN's projects. She manages the design process from Site Plan approval to Construction permit. She supervises the preparation and coordination of good quality documents to expedite the permit process, facilitate construction, and keep the projects within budget while meeting MORGAN's objectives and clients expectations.
Jenny has over 15 years of experience in the Design, Development and Project Management of Multi-Million dollar Hi-End condominium, and hospitality markets in South Florida. Prior to joining MORGAN she worked at Fortune International Group on multiple High Rise; previous to that she work directly for the City of Miami Beach Planning Department and Architecture firms in Florida. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Florida and Masters of Architecture from the Florida International University.
Shelley Watson serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations and is responsible for Property Management, Accounting and Human Resources for the company. She joined Morgan in January 2014 as the Senior Vice President of National Property Management. She was the recipient of the Bill Morgan Award in 2017, chairs the Leadership Committee, and is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining The Morgan Group, Shelley was a Managing Director with Greystar in Austin, Texas where she worked for 6 years and was responsible for 12,000 units. Experienced in conventional, value add renovations, senior housing, repositions, and new construction lease ups with direct supervision of over 40 lease ups in Texas.
Shelley has over 25 years of multi-family experience, including supervision of 3rd party assets with Riverstone and Alliance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Louisiana – Monroe. Shelley also serves as Vice President at Large for the Houston Apartment Association and has also served as an HAA Board Member since 2017. She is also a Delegate for the Texas Apartment Association and is a member of CREW Houston
Paulina Marvan is responsible for all aspects of MORGAN's Accounting and Administration duties. Prior to joining MORGAN in June of 2015, Paulina worked for IDI-Gazeley (formerly Verde Realty) for 11 years, she was VP/Controller overseeing the reporting, property, development and corporate accounting groups in the US and Mexico.
Paulina has 20+ years of accounting experience in several real estate industries, including internal audit experience at Security Capital Group.
Paulina has a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting, both from the University of Central Florida. She has been a licensed CPA in the state of TX since 2000.
This was Morgan's first foray into real estate investment. Morgan spent a lot of time studying local developers and in 1959, he founded Globe Construction and Management Company and began his first project, building 3 houses in Northeast Houston. He rented the homes on a weekly basis, would collect rent on the weekends and go back to construction during the week.
In 1987, Bill's two oldest sons Mike and Ronnie incorporated Morgan, Inc. (MGI). The two became 50/50 partners with Mike finding sites and handling the development and construction and Ronnie handling property management, personnel, legal and worked with Mike on deal financing. From 1987 to 2010, they grew MGI to become a multi-billion dollar, national real estate company that developed over 15,000 institutional-quality units across 9 states with a total value of $2.5B.
In 2011, Mike Morgan takes control of Morgan, Inc. as the CEO. Today, Morgan has a portfolio value of $1B and has a $350M development pipeline. The work ethic and conservative principles instilled in the company by Bill Morgan remain an integral part of Morgan's DNA and culture.
As the new CEO, Philip Morgan represents the 3rd generation of Morgans to lead the company.
Philip Morgan rolled out the Morgan Family DE&I Mission Statement in January of 2021.
Morgan, Inc. partnered with Consultant from the National Diversity Council.
Added more Council Members to the Committee to gain broader representation to carry out the DE&I mission.
Continually posting all job openings internally.
Added additional floating holidays so employees can take a day off and celebrate what is important to them as an individual.
Rolled out DE&I Education for all team members.